Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Elvis Presley Lake - 11/13/2018 12:37:01 PM



Fishing pressure is continues to slow down due to the cold weather and rainfall. A few anglers are targeting the deeper pockets, particularly those with some sort of cover. Crankbaits, willow-leafed spinnerbaits, shakeyheads, or weight less soft plastic presentations like a senko or fluke are good options there. If the bite seems slow, Texas/Carolina-rigged soft plastics, shakeyheads, small Alabama-rigs, suspending jerkbaits, and finesse jigs are good options around the deeper points, creek channels, or brush tops.




The bite continues to slow down with dropping water temps. A few anglers are targeting deeper, shoreline cover with red worms and crickets. Tight lining is the best technique during the cooler time of year.




Anglers continue to target the deeper waters along the dam near the drain structure and around deep, off shore structure with any cover. Some of the deeper laydowns are holding crappie, but you may have to hit multiple laydowns to find fish willing to bite. Try both minnows and jigs to see which the fish prefer.




Tight lining liver and/or night crawlers is the preferred method for most anglers who are targeting catfish. Look for the deeper laydowns, off shore brush tops, and the fishing piers to hold a few fish.


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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