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  • Grenada Lake, A Day to Remember Ė 18 Crappie Over 3 Pounds By Bernard Williams

    I remember it distinctly, March 21, 2015, Grenada Lake. The Magnolia Crappie Club held itís Spring Big
    Mama Open; we had 54 teams fish our Club Tournament and the Big Mama Open. Our top-five weights
    were: 18.19, 17.39, 17.19, 16.68, 16.06 pounds.

    We had some big-time professionalsí anglers and special guests, Tim Blakley, Tony Hughes, Jeff Riddles,
    Mike Valentine, Matt Morgan, and Kent Watson. Our special guest was Jack Wells, CEO of BíníM Poles.
    Not to mention the other Professional Tournament Anglers that fish with MCC regularly.

    My point is we had some of the best anglers in the country fishing the best crappie lake in the country.
    The winning weight, caught by Hugh Krutz and Steve Stevenson (18.19#ís) and 2 nd place Tim Blakley and
    Jack Wells (17.39#ís), would be a great two-day weight.

    The tournament weights are not what this article is concerning. Itís about the number of 3+ pound
    crappie we weighed. Our original club record held by Michael and Paula Nowell was 3.49#ís, caught
    March 2, 2013, at Lake Washington.

    Fast forward two years later, Michael and Paula break their old record with a 3.51# slab; moments later,
    Troy Garrett and Steve Marquis tie their record with another 3.51# crappie. Talking about an excited
    crowd, our members were ecstatic.

    Then Lance Evans and his 12-year-old nephew Lane Carpenter come to the scales with two fish that
    weigh 4.94 pounds. No big deal right, wrong. When their big fish hit the scales, we thought something
    was wrong with the scales; they started reading around 4.15 pounds and settled at 3.92 pounds. The
    crowd got so loud you couldnít hear the P.A. system, jumping screaming, hollowing.

    Lane and Lance had a fish of a lifetime and a new club record. To this day, itís still a club record, six years
    later. I know thereís 4+ pound fish in Grenada, Arkabutla, Eagle, and possibly Barnett, based on the
    MDWFP shocking surveys. Iím sure with the new technology it wonít be long before we see a new club
    record. March 21, 2015, Grenada Lake is what I call a ďDay to Remember.Ē BW

    Comments 12 Comments
    1. "G"'s Avatar
      "G" -
      Good article
    1. SuperDave336's Avatar
      SuperDave336 -
      I imagine with the new technology it’s only matter of time before there are many new records.
    1. Crestliner08's Avatar
      Crestliner08 -
      Incredible catches. And it's only going to be a matter of time before records change.
    1. gravelman6's Avatar
      gravelman6 -
      A good turnout for your open. Some heavy weights were caught for sure. Fish on!
    1. Speck Detector's Avatar
      Speck Detector -
      Great Fishery & bucket list for sure!!
    1. Tom 513's Avatar
      Tom 513 -
      Like, Grenanda is on my bucket list
    1. Billbob's Avatar
      Billbob -
      Great fish
    1. Barnacle Bill's Avatar
      Barnacle Bill -
    1. cellis's Avatar
      cellis -
      Really good story! Thanks for sharing it.
    1. Ketchn's Avatar
      Ketchn -
      nice story
    1. chulai1968's Avatar
      chulai1968 -
      It grows and grows when it's going to stop nobody knows.
      good story.
    1. sharphook's Avatar
      sharphook -
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