Fishing At Enid Lake
AKA: Enid Reservoir
What to fish for...
Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, green sunfish, redear sunfish and white bass at Enid Lake in Mississippi.
Along with top-notch fishing, excellent camping facilities draw campers to Enid Lake, a 28,000-acre reservoir in the north-central part of the state, at Enid. Anglers can fish for bass, crappie, catfish, sunfish and white bass in this fishery outlined with over fifty miles of shoreline.
The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.
Enid Lake, located in the northern part of Mississippi, is a renowned fishing destination for both local anglers and visitors alike. Spanning over 28,000 acres, this expansive lake offers ample opportunities for a variety of fishing experiences. Enid Lake is particularly famous for its excellent crappie fishing. Anglers flock to the lake in search of black crappie and white crappie, which are abundant in its waters. With the right techniques and bait, anglers can enjoy great success in catching these prized game fish.
In addition to crappie, Enid Lake is also home to largemouth bass, another popular species among anglers. The lake provides a diverse habitat for bass, including submerged structures, brush piles, and weed beds, offering plenty of opportunities for bass fishing enthusiasts to test their skills. Bluegill, channel catfish, and various sunfish species are also present in the lake, providing additional options for anglers seeking different fishing experiences.
Crappie (home of the world record white crappie) are top dogs here, bass run a close second, and all other species tie for third, with fishing great for all species. Fishing from the bank is an option at the campgrounds, parks and boat access areas. Boating access locations include Chickasaw Boat Ramp mid lake on the north side, McCrudy Point Boat Ramp in the northwest corner, Persimmon Hill Recreation Area in the southwest corner, and Water Valley Landing in the southeast section of the lake.
Primary fish species residing in Enid Lake
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Enid Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Enid Lake is a favorite destination for boating enthusiasts as well. The lake allows for various boating activities, including pleasure cruising, water skiing, and fishing from a boat. Anglers can explore different areas of the lake and access prime fishing spots from their boats. Whether you prefer a peaceful day of fishing or an exciting adventure on the water, Enid Lake offers the perfect setting for boating enthusiasts.
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Bynum Creek Recreation Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Cliff Finch Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.
Chickasaw Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Chickasaw Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.
George P Cossar State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off County Road 248, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.
Long Branch Recreation Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off County Road 26, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Persimmon Hill Recreation Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off County Road 34, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.
Plum Point Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Plum Point Campground Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.
Wallace Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Enid Dam Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Water Valley Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Watervalley Boat Landing Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.
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For those who wish to immerse themselves in the beauty of the outdoors, camping facilities are available around Enid Lake. Several campgrounds offer options for tent camping, RV camping, and even cabins for those seeking a more comfortable stay. Camping near the lake allows anglers to have easy access to their fishing spots and enjoy the serenity of nature throughout their stay.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Persimmon Hill Campground - 662 563-4571
Wallace Creek Campground - 662 563-4571
Water Valley Landing Campground - 662 563-4571
Chickasaw Hill Campground - 662 563-4571
Ford's Well Campground - 662 563-4571
Enid Lake MS Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Enid Lake Field Office
Oakland, MS 38948
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