Fishing ReportHolmes County State Park Lake - 9/11/2018 12:54:15 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 due to shallow water conditions.
Bass start chasing schools of fish during the morning and evening hours. Try simulating schooling fish by using crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jerkbaits . There should be good a population of bass in English Lake due to plenty of forage.
Bream are still biting good. Anglers have been having luck in shallow water between 3 - 6 feet. The bait to use to catch these fish are small worms or crickets. The picture below is of two anglers who had a great day of fishing. They caught a lot of good size bream and bass.
Crappie fishing has been slow, but try searching for fish in deeper waters. Try targeting these fish using jigs and even small crankbaits.
Try catching catfish on the bottom in deeper water along the creek channels. 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.
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