Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Elvis Presley Lake - 7/16/2018 12:49:38 PM

The summer time fishing traffic continues to be low. For bass, anglers are targeting the laydowns in the pockets early and late in day with various topwater lures. During the day, anglers are targeting deeper points, humps, and offshore drop-offs with Texas/Carolina-rigged soft plastics, shakeyheads, and crankbaits. For bream, anglers have been fishing from the bank and the piers are reporting some decent catches by tight lining crickets and worms in 5 – 8 ft of water. Boat anglers have been targeting those same deeper laydowns in the pockets as the bass anglers. For crappie, anglers are having a little luck targeting the deeper treetops and brush piles in upwards of 18 ft. of water. Try both jigs and minnows to see which the fish prefer that day. For catfish, anglers are targeting deep laydowns and drop-offs close to traditional bream beds. Most anglers are tight lining nightcrawlers, cut bait, and stink bait to catch their fish.


A 5.5 pound bass caught by Corey Mauney.


Call lake manager Ken Stanford at (662) 840-5172 for more info.

A depth map of Elvis Presley Lake can be found at the following link: PDF

Fishing regulations


Lengths to Release:
Catfish:  no length limit

Creel Limit (per person, per day):
Catfish: 10

Statewide creel limits apply to all other fish species.

Additional Information:
Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Fishing Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.

Fishing is not allowed from courtesy piers adjacent to boat ramps. Night fishing is allowed from the bank or boats which are in compliance with state and coast guard regulations.


Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Fisheries Biologists use various sampling methods to assess the fish populations in the State’s waters.   Sampling results for selected water bodies are summarized in Reel Facts Sheets.


MDWFP personnel sank donated Christmas trees in Elvis Presley Lake this past winter.  The brush piles are a good way to upcycle leftover Christmas trees and create fishing hot spots. Here are the coordinates for those brush piles.

N 34°17.962' W 088°39.746'

N 34°17.951' W 088°39.667'

N 34°17.951' W 088°39.538'

N 34°18.072' W 088°39.335'

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