Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Ferguson - 8/2/2022 3:32:05 PM
Species Detail
Bass Bass fishing has been really good lately. Try fishing in areas 5 to 10 feet deep. Rocky points, near the stump field on the north end and around the piers are all good locations. Crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics are all good choices this time of year.
Crappie Crappie fishing has been a little slow on the lake. Try fishing in the deep areas of the lake using jigs or minnows. Look for any deep structure you can find such as sunken barges.
Bream Bream fishing has been much better with the warmer temperatures. Fishing near the rip rap on the eastern shore as well as deep in the trees is a good spot. Fish in 4 to 6 feet of water using red worms or crickets.
Catfish Fish the deep areas of the lake and near the grain elevators using liver, cut bait, or worms.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information

Water Level


Mississippi River Stages

Additional Information

Lake 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.

Please be aware that silver carp are very abundant in Lake Ferguson and may jump out of the water and collide with boater, skiers, and anglers.


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