Grenada Lake - 4/14/2015
Water level 212.68 ft, stable; 3.6 ft above rule curve Tuesday. For water level information, call (662)226-5911 or check at http://22.214.171.124/offices/ed/edh/docs/bullet.txt for a table or http://126.96.36.199/offices/ed/edh/plots/grenplot.png for a graph. The lake should rise from 198 ft March 1 to summer pool (215 ft) May 1.
The lake is stable, murky, and clearing; more rain predicted this week may raise it some more. Collins’ Bait Shop (662)226-3581 and MDWFP angler creel surveys this past week indicated a lot (not all) of females have spawned. Best luck has been slow trolling black/chartreuse or orange/chartreuse jigs and or minnows (minnows are doing better) 5 to 7 ft deep in the mouths of spawning coves. Some fish can still be taken fishing up the rivers, the backs of creeks, or flats with cover (dead coffeeweed has been good) 2 – 3 ft deep (boating or wading) for spawning fish. Catfish have been biting shad or cut bait on trotlines. White bass have started moving up the river and creeks; fish jigs, tailspinner lures, or small crankbaits. There is no size or number limit on white bass. No reports on anything else. Largemouth bass should be moving shallow where spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, or other search lures fished over flooded cover on flats or backs of coves should draw strikes.
The spillway had one gate open 6.0 ft (1700 cfs) Tuesday. Best luck down here has been for crappie on the rocks and in the old river run or white bass in the faster water with jigs taking either species. Blue catfish (white humpbacks) have been hitting nightcrawlers fished under a slip cork, but success has been spotty; there one day, not the next.
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.