Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Ferguson - 7/5/2018 10:53:19 AM


River Stage

As of 7/5 the MS River Stage at Greenville is at 35 ft. and is about to begin a slow fall.

For current river stages and forecasts click on the following link:

Mississippi River Stages



Target bass in water less than 10 feet deep near structure along the shoreline.  Top water lures like buzz baits are often good this time of year.  Other good bait choices include deep diving crankbaits and soft plastics. Try fishing around the rip rap banks and piers on the north eastern shoreline.



This is a great time of year to bream fish at Lake Ferguson.  Look for fish in water less than 6 feet deep, especially around logs brush tops, or other structure near the shoreline.  Most anglers use crickets, but red worms are also a good bait choice. 



Crappie should be suspended out in deeper areas of the lake.  Most crappie anglers at Ferguson this time of year troll with jigs or minnows.



For catfish, try tightlining or fishing trotlines along the shoreline near the grain elevators.  Blues, channels, and flatheads are all present in Lake Beulah.  Best baits for blues and channels should be nightcrawlers or chicken liver.  For flathead use live bait like goldfish.  Running out and fishing in the Mississippi River can also be a very effective way to catch some big catfish.



Lake Ferguson is located in the city of Greenville, MS, inside the MS river levee. A public boat ramp is located next to the casinos. From Hwy 1 take Alexander St. west until you go over the levee and see the casinos. From Hwy 82 take Main St. west, which will also run you into the levee, casinos, and boat ramp.


Depth Map

Use the following link to see a larger and printable version of the map: Ferguson depth map



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.


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