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.
Fishing ReportHolmes County State Park Lake - 11/12/2019 3:49:13 PM
|Largemouth Bass||During this time of year bass are chasing schools of shad. Some of the best baits to use are lures that look like a fleeing baitfish and makes noise. These fish can be targeted with jerkbaits and crankbaits. When fishing around shallow structure spinnerbaits are your best option.|
|Crappie||Crappie can be targeted in deep areas of the lake. Try fishing in deeper water away from the dam. Use junebug or chromed colored jigs to catch these fish.|
|Bream||Try fishing for bream around the wooden piers or shallow vegetation. Use small redworms or crickets to catch these fish. English lake has a healthy population of bluegill and redear sunfish.|
|Catfish||Catfish are in deep water right now The best type of baits to use is commercial stinkbaits or chicken liver.|
Special Fishing Regulations
|Species||Type||Length To Release|
|Catfish||No length limit|
Creel Limits (per person, per day)
|Catfish||10||Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes|
- Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Fishing Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.
- Fishing is not allowed from courtesy piers adjacent to boat ramps. Night fishing is allowed from the bank or boats which are in compliance with state and coast guard regulations.
For information about Holmes County State Park Lake, please call (662) 653-3351.
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.
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