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Date 16-Nov-16
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Conditions : Grenada Lake: ????? Water level 198.63 ft, falling 0.3 ft/day, about 1.6 ft above rule curve Tuesday. Fall drawdown is supposed to start August 1 with a target to reach winter pool (193 ft) by December 1. For water level information, call (662) 226-5911

e lake is near rule curve and on fall drawdown; fish are relating to creeks and river channels following deeper water to the main lake. Fall weather is finally here. As the water cools and falls, fish are moving shallower.

The folks at Collins' Bait Shop (662)226-3581 reported crappie fishing has been a little slow as fronts have been coming through. Best reports this week have been from folks jigging stake beds, brush tops, timber, etc. fishing 3 - 5 ft deep in 4 - 8 ft of water near deeper water (channel edges, sloughs, etc.) in either river arm. Some folks are slow-trolling jigs and/or big minnows 6 - 9 ft deep for fish suspended off points or over humps, ledges, and channels in the main lake and creek mouths. Watch for schools of bait fish on your electronics or follow the boats. If using minnows, catfish and White Bass will bite if the crappie do not. There are a lot of reports of short crappie. Use bigger baits and fish deeper to discourage smaller fish. Replace treble hooks with singles and/or pinch down the barbs to make releasing short fish faster and less damaging; it does no good to release dead fish. If you find a tributary with some rainfall runoff, fish worms or stink baits there for catfish; otherwise, fish trotlines or noodles (jugs) or drift natural baits on the bottom with rod-and-reel in shallow, muddy water. For Largemouth Bass, look for clearer water and fish near deep water (creek and river banks) around any cover (stumps, brush tops, stake beds, etc.) with soft plastics or spinnerbaits. Most clearer water is close to the dam. Fish for White Bass with jigs or small crankbaits over hard clay or sandy, main lake points; where the two rivers meet is a perennial hotspot for White bass. There are no size or number limits on White Bass.

The spillway had one gate open 8.0 ft, two gates open 2.0 ft each (1920 cfs) Tuesday. Best luck down here has been for Blue Catfish (white humpbacks) fishing shad or nightcrawlers just above bottom using a slipcork. If you want Flathead Catfish, fish live bait like big minnows or goldfish. White Bass are also being taken fishing jigs or small crankbaits with some chartreuse color in the faster water. Crappie should be showing up soon in the old river run, but few reports yet.

Reported by: MDWFP

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About: - Crappie spawning in Grenada normally starts the last week of March and lasts through the end of April, but it may vary a week or more depending on weather, moon phase, etc. Crappie spawned nearly a month later than normal the last couple of springs because a cold winter made main lake temperatures where crappie overwinter very cold. Main lake temperatures are warmer this winter and a more normal spawning time is expected unless we get an unusually cool spring. Not all crappie spawn at the same time; larger females usually spawn first and get the best spots. Black Crappie usually spawn earlier than White Crappie (males of both species get dark during the spawn; do not use color to tell the species apart).

MDWFP has completed fall, 2015, electrofishing. Fish populations showed improved spawning success with the last few years of higher water levels. There were very good numbers of crappie from the last 3 years (2013 white crappie averaged about 12 inches), as well as larger fish. Smaller largemouth bass were also abundant. White bass were less numerous than in recent years. Shad numbers were high and predator fish were plump.

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.

Grenda Lake Level



231' - Near Flood Stage

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