Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Holmes County State Park Lake - 11/13/2018 11:04:37 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 due to shallow water conditions.



Look for bass in shallow water. Use crankbaits when fishing for bass in open water. If you are targeting fish around the wooden piers try using spinnerbaits. Anglers have been having some success on the north end of the lakes. There should be good a population of bass in English Lake due to plenty of forage. 



Bream fishing has been slow. Look for bream suspended around shallow cover. The bait to use to catch these fish are small worms or crickets.  



Crappie fishing has been slow, but try searching for fish holding around cover. Try targeting fish in 6 to 10 feet of water using jigs or minnows. 



Try catching catfish on the bottom in deep water. Liver or other types of blood baits can be a very effective way to attract 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.

Lake Depth Map

  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




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