Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Holmes County State Park Lake - 9/9/2019 10:33:17 AM


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.



Look for bass foraging in shallow water. Try using soft plastic swimbatis and worms. These lures can get in and around shallow vegetation. When fishing along dam try using spinnerbaits. 



Try fishing for bream along the dam and around the wooden piers. Use small redworms or crickets to catch these fish. English lake has a healthy population of redear sunfish. 



Crappie can be targeted in deep areas of the lake. Target these fish using jigs, minnows or small deep diving crankbaits.



Try catfish in deep areas of the lake or out from the dam. The best type of baits to use is commercial stinkbaits or chicken liver. 



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.


Holmes County State Lake depth map

  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




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