Fishing ReportHolmes County State Park Lake - 4/23/2019 10:46:36 AM
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.
Bass can be found in shallow water. Try using soft plastic swimbaits fished near structure. Crankbaits and spinnerbaits are also good in shallow open water.
Bream can be targeted at depths of around 3 - 6 feet deep. Use small worms and crickets to catch these fish. Holmes County has a healthy population of redear.
Some crappie have started to move shallow. A few crappie can still be targeted around deep structure and along the creek channels. Use jigs and minnows to catch these fish.
Try catfish in deeper water along creek channels. Use liver or cut bait to catch 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.
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