Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Holmes County State Park Lake - 6/10/2019 3:41:26 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.


Bass can be found in shallow water. Try fishing with spinnerbaits near structure. Bass should be searching for food around vegetation. Fish these areas with soft plastic lures.



Bream can be targeted at depths of around 3 - 6 feet deep. Use small worms and crickets to catch these fish. Holmes has a good population of redear. 



Crappie can 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.

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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