Holmes County State Park Lake
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:17 PM
English Lake (45 acres) is located four miles south of Durant
and east of Interstate 55 exit 150. The fishery features
numerous small Largemouth Bass and good size Bluegill, Redear
Sunfish and Channel Catfish. Due to the presence of gizzard
shad, trophy Largemouth Bass are present as well. A smaller
lake (16 acres) is also located above English Lake. This
fishery is also stocked with Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Redear
Sunfish, and Channel Catfish.
Crank baits or spinner baits fished along ledges and
points from the bank that contain structure should be
productive. The warmer days we have had are starting to move
fish into shallow water areas such as coves or points that
contain structure. Soft plastics or jig and pig combos are
producing some good catches in these areas. Some success was
reported recently around the new structures and the boat ramp as
well, minnows seem to be the current bait of interest. Recent
reports are the bass fishing has slowed with recent heavy
Bream should be targeted at depths of 8 - 10
ft. Tightlining around structure with crickets or worms from
the dam. Bream fishing has been reported to be great over the
Try catfish in deeper water along creek channels. Liver, worms,
or other types of blood baits can be very effective late in the
afternoon around dusk. The east side of lake has been the
best producer over the last week.
Crappie should be targeted around deep structure and creek
channels during this time of year. Fish may be anywhere in
the water column so try multiple depths until fish are located.
Trolling in these areas with jigs or minnows are very
productive ways to harvest crappie this time of year. Fishing
reported as slow over the last week.
Structures like these were placed at Holmes Co. St. Pk. Lake on
A depth map for English Lake can be accessed at the link
Lake Depth Map
Four different groups of artifical structures along with
natural habitat were added on 2/14/17. The coordinantes for
these are listed below.