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Fishing Report

Holmes County State Park Lake - 10/17/2018 9:20:53 AM

SPECIAL NOTICE

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.

 

BASS

Look for bass in shallow water. Try using soft plastic lures and spinnerbaits to catch these fish. A few good bass have been caught with topwater lures around the wooden piers. There should be good a population of bass in English Lake due to plenty of forage. 

 

BREAM           

Bream fishing has been slow. Anglers have been having luck in shallow water between 3 - 6 feet. The bait to use to catch these fish are small worms or crickets. A few bream have even been caught using very small spinnerbaits. 

 

CRAPPIE

Crappie fishing has been slow, but try searching for fish holding around cover. Try targeting these fish using jigs and even small crankbaits. 

 

CATFISH

Try catching catfish on the bottom in deep water. Liver or other types of blood baits can be a 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.

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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