Water level 208.9 ft,
falling 0.2 ft/day; 4.9 ft above rule curve Tuesday. For water level information, call
(662)226-5911 or check at http://184.108.40.206/offices/ed/edh/docs/bullet.txt for a
table or http://ftp.mvk.usace.army.mil/offices/ed/edh/graphs1.htm for a
graph. Fall drawdown started August 1
with a target of 193 ft by December 1.
With the lake on a slow fall, expect most fishing
to pick up a little. Fishing has improved, water level stabilizing and starting
to clear and fall. Collins’ Bait Shop (662)226-3581 reports best luck for
crappie has been spider rigging minnows 8 – 16 ft deep, but no reports of many
big fish yet. Crappies are still scattered try fishing mouth of creeks and
river. For catfish, fish in the rivers and creeks with worms, shad or stink
baits. Look for white bass schooling on
shad in the main lake; fish over sandy, main lake points with small
shad-colored crankbaits or jigs. When
the lake resumes falling, it will pull 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 6 - 10 ft deep on offshore structure or 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
The spillway had one gate open 11.0 ft (2900
cfs) Tuesday. 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.
Every once in awhile, there are some crappie caught, but no consistent
pattern. Grenada is producing the best
of the four area spillways right now.
Contact the COE office (662)226-6090 for
accessible ramps at current water levels.
The daily creel limit for crappie on Grenada
Lake is 20 per person. Crappie must be over 12 inches. Anglers fishing Grenada
Lake may use no more than 3 poles per person and no more than 2 hooks or lures
per pole. There is a 50 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 20 crappie creel limit.