April 27, 2016 – Jeff Williams – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3


April 27, 2016 – Jeff Williams

The water around Grand Lake is very clear to lightly murky.

The fishing has been very good for Blue Catfish and Channel Catfish in the mid to upper ends of the lake. The best baits have been shad or carp soaked in dead red blood spray. Flathead Cats are starting to move around now too.

White Bass fishing is extremely good in the Elk River on Bendable and Go Go Minnows. The top colors have been chartreuse, black chartreuse and firecracker. Another good choice is the lemon pie if the water seems to be a little stained.

Crappie reported on the banks in the evenings in warmer coves lake wide. Casting Go Go minnows with any white or chartreuse coloring is good. Limits of bank biters are coming in now. Crappie fishing on docs is really good all over the lake too. Good reports coming from private docs and marinas. Crappie Kickers seem to be outproducing minnows at the current time on docks. Top colors on Crappie Kickers have been pink purple and Buster Brown which is chartreuse pumpkin. Crappie are still wanting the 2 inch size with the 16th ounce big eye jig heads. The best colors of jig heads have been hot pink and chartreuse.

Bass fishing is RED HOT! Pre spawn to spawning fish are really getting aggressive on points and marinas. 4inch KABOOM swimbaits with 1/4 oz heads slow rolled by structure are getting hit hard!

Crappie on the Bernice Bride public fishing pier have been good in the day and catfish good at night.

Look for the fishing to stay good as long as the lake doesn't come up to much and get muddy. Make sure to visit teamcatfish.com and flefly.com to find a list of area dealers that sell our tackle.

April 27, 2016 – OK Department of Wildlife Conservation

Elevation normal, water 68 and slightly stained. Crappie good on jigs and GoGo minnows along shallows, coves and docks. White bass good on bendable minnows along the river mouth. Blue and channel catfish slow on shad at 5-10 ft. along shallows. Paddlefish good in the Neosho River channel. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

April 26, 2016 – Matt Watson – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3


April 24, 2016 – Lance's Guide Serivce

Today, was our first white bass trip on the main lake at Grand this year. When they come back from spawning they feed very heavily on shad and that's what they are doing right now. It will only get better as more fish return from their annual run up our creeks and rivers to spawn.

We caught our fish on two different patterns, but the same water depths, 14-18ft, for each pattern. Our first area, was a ridge they were running up and down feeding. We caught about a dozen good fish there, but the action never really got good. They were moving too fast and it was hard to stay on the fish. That's the problem with fishing ridges, unless it's a giant school. The second pattern was a rock pile hump in the lake. It peaks at about 14 foot deep. The fish move in packs surrounding the shad and working them up the hump. When the wind picked up it was fast and furious action for about an hour. Multiple doubles were caught today fishing in the wind. We use a slab and fly tied above. You can get them from FleFly.com or area tackle stores.

There are three primary methods we use to work the slab. One-drop down to the bottom and jig up, dropping it back down. Most hits will occur on the fall. Two-cast it out and hop it off the bottom. Three-cast out and work it at the desired area of the water column if the fish are suspended or feeding on the top.

Today, was the first day using the 7' medium action High Standard rods from FleFly. I've got to say, they are the best slabbing rod I've used, very light and I can feel all the action of the lure. We use 20 pound braid with a 14 pound fluorocarbon leader tied with a uni-uni knot. The leader is less visible and more abrasion resistant. White bass have sharp gill plates and will cut the braid.

Water temp was 68-70 degrees and chartreuse/white and white/silver were the colors we used. Grand Lake white bass action will just get better!!!
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April 20, 2016 – OK Department of Wildlife Conservation

Elevation normal, water 54 and stained. Crappie excellent on GoGo minnows around docks and shallows. White bass good on bendable minnows along Elk River and the river mouth. Blue and channel catfish good on shad at 5-10 ft. along shallows. Largemouth bass good on watermelon Kaboom lure along shorelines. Paddlefish good in the Neosho River channel. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

April 19, 2016 – Jeff Williams – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3


April 19, 2016 – Matt Watson – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3


April 13, 2016 – Jeff Williams – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3


April 12, 2016 – Matt Watson – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3


April 11, 2016 – OK Department of Wildlife Conservation

Elevation normal, water 51 and stained. Crappie excellent on 1-2 inch GoGo minnows around docks and coves. White bass fair on bendable minnows at the river mouth and Elk River. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and cut shad at 5-10 ft. in the main lake. Paddlefish good in the Neosho River. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

April 8, 2016 – Jeff Williams – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3


April 6, 2016 – Matt Watson

Fishing is going good around the Twin Bridges area for Spoonbill. There has been a lot caught up the Neosho River. This pattern should be good until the first of May.

The Catfish are really starting to bite good now on cut shad. We have been catching them in 5 to 10 foot of water.

April is the month to catch spawning Crappie on the banks and this should be good until May. I have been catching them on 1 and 2 inch Go Go Minnows bait of choice.

The White Bass should start to pick up in the Elk River area any day now. You should be able to start spooning them up on a Bendable Minnow.

April 5, 2016 – Jeff Williams – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3


April 4, 2016 – Matt Watson – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3


April 3, 2016 – OK Department of Wildlife Conservation

Elevation normal, water 53 and clear. Crappie excellent on Crappie Kicker, GoGo minnows around coves, docks and Spring River. White bass excellent on GoGo minnows along Spring River. Blue and channel catfish good on shad in the main lake. Largemouth bass excellent on 4-inch Kaboom lure around points and the marinas. Paddlefish fair along the river channel. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

March 31, 2016 – Jeff Williams – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3


March 30, 2016 – Justin Alberty, GRDA Update – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3


March 29, 2016 – Jeff Williams

Not much has changed since my report earlier in the month.

Most of the water around Grand Lake is still in the clear to lightly murky condition. The fishing has been very good for blue catfish and channel catfish in the mid to upper ends of the lake. The best baits have been shad or carp soaked in dead red blood spray.

White Bass fishing and Crappie fishing are extremely good in Spring River on Go Go Minnows. The top colors have been clear chartreuse and firecracker. Another good choice is the lemon pie if the water seems to be a little stained.

Some Crappie reported on the banks in the evenings in warmer coves. Crappie fishing on docs is really starting to pick up all over the lake. Good reports coming from private docs and marinas. Crappie Kickers seem to be outproducing minnows at the current time. Top colors on Crappie Kickers have been pink purple and Buster Brown which is chartreuse pumpkin. Crappie are still wanting the 2 inch size with the 16th ounce big eye jig heads. The best colors of jig heads have been hot pink and chartreuse.

Bass fishing is RED HOT! Pre spawn to spawning fish are really getting aggressive on points and marinas. 4inch KABOOM swimbaits with 1/4 oz heads slow rolled by structure are getting hit hard!

Crappie on the Bernice Bride public fishing pier have been good in the day and catfish good at night.

Look for the fishing to stay good as long as the lake doesn't come up to much and get muddy. Make sure to visit teamcatfish.com and flefly.com to find a list of area dealers that sell our tackle.

March 31, 2016 – Jeff Williams – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3


March 28, 2016 – OK Department of Wildlife Conservation

Elevation normal, water 52 and stained. Crappie excellent on minnows and 1/16 ounce Crappie Kicker below the dam and around docks. White bass excellent on pearl GoGo minnows along the Spring River. Blue and channel catfish good on shad at 10-30 ft. in the main lake. Paddlefish fair scattered in the Neosho River. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

March 28, 2016 – Matt Watson – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3


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