Grenada Lake: ????? Water level 203.50 ft, falling 0.4 ft/day; 4.4 ft above rule curve Monday.
Expect fishing to slow down with a big cold front late this week. Access is limited at some ramps at current water levels. Collins Bait Shop (662)226-3581 reports fishing pressure has been light with hunting seasons starting. Best luck for crappie lately has been slow trolling jigs and/or minnows a couple of feet off the bottom, with 8 9 ft the best depth then; cooler temperatures may bring the fish shallower. The usual suspects (Skuna River area, Carver Point, the mouth of Perry Creek, etc.) have been producing fish. For catfish, fish worms, shad, or stink baits in the rivers and creek channels or on main lake flats. Shad or flavored chicken works better on bigger blue catfish (white river cats) than worms or chicken livers. Look for white bass schooling on shad in the main lake; fish over sandy, main lake points with small shad-colored crankbaits or jigs. As the lake falls it pulls fish, including largemouth bass, out of the backs of creeks into the deeper channels. Fish spinnerbaits, swim baits, or soft plastics on river or creek channel edges 2 6 ft deep early and late in the day or fish crankbaits or soft plastics 4 10 ft deep on any cover (brush tops, stake beds, old timber) off main lake points midday.
As the water falls, folks report balls of fish eggs or jellyfish clinging to sticks, trees, and about everything else. Those blobs are actually colonial animals called bryozoans that filter plankton out of the water. Nibbling by fish causes the colony to minimize its surface area to a round shape. Web search freshwater bryozoans for more on these interesting, ancient animals.
The spillway was releasing 4000 cfs Monday. There have been some reports of crappie being taken on jigs and/or minnows fishing 8 9 ft deep in the old river run. Best luck has been for blue catfish with minnows, nightcrawlers, or shad drifting just above bottom with a heavy weight (and expect to lose it), either with or without a slip-cork.