Fishing ReportHolmes County State Park Lake - 5/17/2018 3:24:16 PM
MDWFP has lowered the water level in English Lake to a level of 5 feet below normal pool until repairs to the spillway are completed.
The boat ramp will remain open, but boaters should use extreme caution when launching and loading their boats due to shallow water conditions.
Post-spawn bass have moved into deeper water around structure. Try using spinner baits, swim baits, and soft plastics in these areas. English Lake contains a good population of big fish due to quality forage availability. The new record Largemouth Bass was recently caught by David Minyard weighing 10.4 pounds (below). Congratulations David!
Try casting near the brush tops out from the west end of the levee. Fishing with worms and crickets around the outside of these brush tops and around other shallow areas should produce some success.
Crappie can be caught in shallow water around structure and grassy areas. Fishing in these areas with jigs or minnows are very productive ways to harvest crappie this time of year.
Try catching catfish on the bottom in deeper water along the creek channels. Liver or other types of blood baits can be very effective way to attract these fish.
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.
A depth map for English Lake can be accessed at the link below.
Four different groups of artificial structures along with natural habitat were added on 2/14/17. The coordinates for these are listed below.
Artificial Structures Hardwood Structures
33.26060 89.92582 33.02605 89.92605
33.02819 89.92832 33.02834 89.92811
33.02828 89.92457 33.02850 89.92450
33.02915 89.92441 33.02932 89.92430