Fishing ReportHolmes County State Park Lake - 6/18/2018 1:26:54 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.
Bass have moved into mid-deep water around structure or vegetation. Try using spinner baits, swim baits, and soft plastics in and around those areas. Anglers have also been having some success along the dam early in the morning or later in the afternoon. English Lake contains a good population of big fish due to quality forage availability.
Try casting near the brush tops out from the west end of the levee. The best way of catching these fish may be by using worms and crickets around the outside of the brush tops and around other shallow areas.
There may be a few crappie in the shallow areas with vegetation, but most have moved to deeper pockets. Using minnows or jigs at various depths and around submerged structure should yield the most success.
Try catching catfish on the bottom in deeper water along the creek channels. Liver or other types of blood baits can be a very effective way to attract these fish. Hand-grabbing season also started on May 1 and ends July 15.
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