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Enid Lake Sponsored by
Date 28-Aug-14
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Conditions : Enid Lake: ??? The lake is back on drawdown this week. MDWFP creel surveys show most crappie anglers are spider rigging jigs and/or minnows 12 - 18 ft deep out from creek mouths in the main lake. With the hot weather, minnows have been the key to getting bites, but are also attracting more short fish. Some big schools of white bass have been reported lately schooling on little shad; fish over sandy, main lake points with small shad-colored crankbaits or jigs. For catfish, fish natural baits with rod-and-reel, noodles (jugs), or trotlines from Chickasaw Hill up to the river. Falling water levels are pulling fish, including largemouth bass, out of the backs of creeks into the deeper channels. Fish spinnerbaits or topwaters on channel edges 4 – 6 ft deep early and late in the day or Carolina rig soft plastics 10 – 15 ft deep on offshore structure or points midday.

The spillway had 2 gates open 1.0 ft each (700 cfs) Monday. Action here has been slow. Best luck has been for eating-size channel catfish on various natural baits. A few folks are targeting flatheads with live bait. Some white bass can be taken in the faster water and a few bream and bass can be taken on the rocks. The bad smell in the spillway is hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg gas) that is in solution in deep water where there is no oxygen in the upper lake. As deep water is drawn through the dam, the gas comes out of solution in the spillway when the water is re-oxygenated with splashing down the tunnel and rocks.

Reported by: MDWFP


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About: - MDWFP electrofishing last fall found good spawns of crappie, bass, and white bass this past spring. There were good white crappie spawns in 2009, 2010, and 2011. The big 2009 year class averaged just under 12 inches in November and is growing normally. The abundance of smaller fish bodes well for crappie fishing through 2015. Bass from 2007 and 2008 were abundant from 14 to 17 inches (1.5 to 2.5 lb), but there were also good numbers of bass to over 7 lbs. Bream were not extremely abundant, but many were one-third to one-half pound.

Contact the COE office (662)563-4571 for accessible ramps at current water levels.

The daily limit for black bass (largemouth and spotted) is 7 fish, any size.

The daily creel limit for crappie on Enid Lake is 20 per person. Crappie must be over 12 inches. Anglers fishing Enid Lake may use no more than 5 poles per person. The 12 inch length limit does not apply to the reservoir spillway, but the spillway has a 20 crappie creel limit.


Misc Info: - The daily creel limit for crappie on Enid Lake is 20 per person. The minimum length limit for crappie is 12 inches. Anglers fishing Enid Lake may use no more than 5 poles per person. The 12 inch length limit does not apply to the reservoir spillway, but the spillway has a 20 crappie creel limit.


Enid Lake Level

Stages

Normal

- Near Flood Stage
268' - Minor Flooding

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