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Fishing Report

Enid Lake - 2/20/2018 4:16:37 PM

Water level was 248.00, rising 0.5 ft/day, 13.3 ft above rule curve Tuesday.  Water level is supposed to rise from winter pool (230 ft) from mid-January to 235 ft by March 1. Expect rapid water level rises and drawdowns as rain events happen and the Corps tries to achieve and maintain rule curve. For water level information, call (662)563-4571 or check at http://www.mvk-wc.usace.army.mil/docs/bullet.txt for a table or http://www.mvk-wc.usace.army.mil/plots/enidplot.png for a graph or http://www.mvk-wc.usace.army.mil/resrep.htm for both. Be sure to check the date on the table as it is not always updated daily.

There was a report of some good crappie catches before the water started jumping, but not since. No reports on anything, but best bet would be for catfish on worms or stink baits in incoming water or White Bass starting to move up tributaries as the weather warms this week. There are no size or number limits on White Bass. Contact Longbranch Bait and Tackle (662)710-8112 for up-to-date information.

The spillway had one gate open 0.25 ft (80 cfs) Tuesday. Other than maybe a few catfish, no reports down here either. The old spillway fishing pier has been replaced with a new one in the same spot.

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 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. The 12 inch length limit does not apply to the reservoir spillway, but the spillway has a 15 crappie creel limit.

Limits on Black Bass (Largemouth and Spotted) are statewide limits: no size limit, 10 fish per person daily.

Contact the COE office (662) 563-4571 for accessible ramps at current water levels.

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