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Enid Lake Sponsored by
Date 03-Dec-15
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Conditions : Enid Lake: ??? Winter fishing report. Weekly updates will resume in February.

Winter fishing usually means limited ramp access. Expect rapid water level rises and drawdowns as rain events happen and the Corps tries to achieve and maintain winter pool (230 ft) from December 1 until mid-January, then it should rise to 235 ft by March 1. High winter releases should mean good fishing in the spillway. For water level information,call (662) 563-4571

Best luck for crappie is either trolling or drifting along the dam and in Wallace and Bean Creeks with jigs and/or minnows or jigging in cover. White bass can be taken on jigs or small crankbaits fished off sandy main lake points. Largemouth bass usually will be in the clearest available water on any cover, on main lake points, or tributaries where soft plastics or a jig-n-pig are best baits. Catfishing is normally best using cut bait on trotlines over mudflats or on worms or stink baits in tributaries after rainfall.

Best luck in the spillway is when some water is being released. For crappie, fish jigs and/or minnows near the rocks. Catfishing is best in eddies on cut bait. For white bass, fish small crankbaits, jigs, or tailspinners in faster current. Fish for largemouths on the rocks with crankbaits or a jig-n-pig.

MDWFP finished fall, 2015, electrofishing. Good numbers of bream, largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish were concentrated on remaining planted cover (brush tops, stake beds) in shallow water. Higher water levels the last couple of years have resulted in abundant hand-sized bream. Bass ranged from 3 inches to over 7 pounds with a lot of 2 to 5 pound fish. Most crappie were from the last three years; white crappie from 2013 averaged about 12 inches long (some larger, some smaller). White bass were not as abundant as in past years. Shad forage was adequate to support predators like bass and crappie.

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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: - (2015) Starting July 22, 2015, the daily creel limit for crappie is 15 per person. Crappie must be over 12 inches. Anglers may use no more than 4 poles per person and no more than 2 hooks or lures per pole. There is a 40 crappie per boat limit for boats with 3 or more anglers. The 12 inch length limit does not apply to the reservoir spillway, but the spillway has a 15 crappie creel limit.

Starting July 22, 2015, limits on black bass (largemouth and spotted) go to statewide limits: no size limit, 10 fish per person daily.

Enid Lake Level



- Near Flood Stage
268' - Minor Flooding

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