Fishing ReportEnid Lake - 10/15/2019 1:55:24 PM
|Crappie||Most crappie reports have been from folks trolling (either spider rigging jigs and/or minnows or pulling crankbaits) in creek mouths and the main lake 6 - 16 ft deep (mostly 7 - 12 ft) for suspended fish. Usually fish are shallower early and move deeper as the sun rises. Although some good fish are being caught, a lot of short fish are being released. Replace treble hooks with single hooks and/or pinch down the barbs to make releasing short fish faster and less damaging; it does no good to release dead fish. Trollers are also catching some catfish and White Bass.|
|Catfish||Fish for catfish with various natural baits in the river and creeks in any rainfall runoff where the water is just pulling into the banks. Otherwise, fish your gear of choice (rod-and-reel, noodles, etc.) over main lake flats.|
|Bass||Largemouth Bass will be 5 - 12 ft deep in the river and creek channels where the water is just pulling into the banks, off secondary points in coves, or off main lake points. Fish topwaters, spinnerbaits, swimbaits, or crankbaits, but keep a Carolina or Texas-rigged soft plastic handy to cast for missed strikes. Fish shallower early and late in the day and deeper midday. There have been some good bass reports lately.|
|White Bass||White Bass are in the main lake feeding on small shad. Fish jigs or small crankbaits over sandy points early and late in the day. There are no Striped or Hybrid Striped Bass in Enid, just White Bass which have no size or number limits.|
|Bream||Fish for bream with worms or crickets 3 - 6 ft deep under a bobber around any cover on creek and river channel edges, the edges of flooded vegetation, sunken brush tops, or rocks and rip-rap.|
|Species||Type||Length To Release|
|Crappie||Combined black, white, and their hybrids||12 inches and under|
Limits (per person, per day)
The daily creel limit for crappie is 15 per person. Crappie must be over 12 inches. Anglers may use no more than 4 poles per person and no more than 2 hooks or lures per pole. There is a 40 crappie per boat limit for boats with 3 or more anglers.
Statewide creel limits apply to all other species.
The spillway had two gates open 3.0 ft each (2005 cfs) Tuesday AM. Fishing is usually better when some water is being released. Best luck lately has been for catfish fishing near the bottom on various natural baits. For crappie, fish jigs and/or minnows near the rocks and/or out of the current. For White Bass, fish jigs or small crankbaits in the current. Fish for Largemouth or Spotted Bass on the rocks with crankbaits or soft plastics. Fish for bream off the rocks with crickets or worms under a bobber.
All fish captured and kept with dip or landing nets, cast nets, boat mounted scoops, wire baskets, minnow seines, and minnow traps in the spillway areas bordered by rip rap must be immediately placed on ice or in a dry container. Game fish caught with these gears must be released. This regulation was enacted to reduce the potential of spreading harmful Asian carps to the reservoir or other waters.
The 12 inch crappie length limit does not apply to the reservoir spillway, but the spillway has a 15 crappie creel limit.
Contact the COE office (662) 563-4571 for accessible ramps at current water levels.
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.