Fishing Reports

Enid Lake - 9/21/2015 5:09:00 PM

Water level 244.60 ft, falling 0.1 ft/day; 0.2 ft above rule curve Monday.   For water level information, call (662) 563-4571 or check at for a table or for a graph.  The lake is supposed to be drawn down from summer pool (250 ft) to winter pool (230 ft) from August 1 – December 1.


Best pattern lately for crappie has been pushing jigs and/or minnows for suspended fish 12 – 16 ft deep out in the mouths of creeks or in the main lake.  Some folks have been catching keeper black crappie fishing sunken brush tops in similar depths, but you will need a good depthfinder.  A lot of short fish are being reported; use bigger baits and fish deeper to discourage smaller fish.  Pinch down the barbs on hooks to make releasing short fish faster and less damaging; it does no good to release dead fish.  Quite a few catfish and white bass have been hitting baits meant for crappie.  Catfish have been biting various natural baits (chicken liver, cut shad, etc.) on lines, jugs (noodles), or rod-and-reel.  White bass are in the main lake feeding on shad; fish jigs, tailspinner lures, or small crankbaits over sandy points.  Action is usually best just before dark.  There is no size or number limit on white bass.  For largemouth bass, fish spinnerbaits or crankbaits shallow near cover on the edges of creeks and river channels as the lake falls.  In the main lake, fish crankbaits or soft plastics deep over the river channel edges or off main lake points.


As the water falls, folks report balls of “fish eggs” or “jellyfish” clinging to sticks, trees, and about everything else.  These are actually colonial animals (like coral) that filter plankton out of the water.  Nibbling by fish results in a rounded colony.  Web search “freshwater bryozoans” for more on these interesting, ancient animals.


The spillway had two gates open 1.0 ft each (650 cfs) Monday.  Best luck down here has been for catfish on natural baits.  Some white bass (“stripes”) can be taken on small, shad-imitating lures (jigs, crankbaits, tailspinners, etc.).

The bad smell in the spillway is hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg gas) that is in solution in deep water where there is no oxygen in the upper lake.  As deep water is drawn through the dam, the gas comes out of solution in the spillway when the water is re-oxygenated with splashing down the tunnel and rocks.


Starting July 22, 2015, 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.

Starting July 22, 2015, limits on black bass (largemouth and spotted) go to 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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