Holmes County State Park Lake
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:22 AM
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 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 should produce some good
numbers 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. There are no current reports at
Bream should be targeted at depths of 8 - 10
ft. Tightlining around structure with crickets or worms from
the dam. Best luck so far has been with crickets. There
are no current reports at this time.
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 most luck reported has been with
worms or livers on the west side of levee. There are no current
reports at this time
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. There are no
current reports at this time.
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.