July 22, 2016 – David Hale
We had another great turnout last night, for the blazing hot Thursday evening tournament out of Wolf Creek. We had 15 boats fish and the fish bit real well, 1st place was Brett Utry with 12.68 lbs and he also had big bass at 5.27, 2nd place went to Josh Dozier and Steven Bale with 12.17 lbs (3 fish limits). There were several other limits caught as well.
The bass fishing remains good on the lake right now, with some fish being caught shallow and late on top waters. Big worms, jigs and big crank baits are also working great on main lake points and in brush piles. We have been working with Hal Sisco owner of South Grand Bass guide service, and have been running white bass trips. The white bass fishing is great right now with the late evenings being the best. We have been catching fish trolling Cotton Cordell Gay Blades and rattle traps early, the last hour of day light is when the action really picks up and the fish start schooling on top. We are catching the schoolers casting to them with 2 1/2" GoGo minnows,small poppers and gay blades.
Archery season is getting closer, and I can tell, because the archery department here at Honey Creek Outdoors is getting busier with people getting it on their mind. If you are looking for a new bow, nice preowned bow come check us out. We also offer full pro shop services so we can get your bow performing at it's best.
We do have our Federal Firearms License and are now selling guns.
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July 21, 2016 – Matt Watson – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
July 20, 2016 – Rusty Pritchard
Hey folks!! We've been very busy out on the lake these past few weeks. We've only been off the water 3 days this month!! The Bowfishing continues to be unbelievable!! We are shooting some monster buffalo this year!! We are still keying up on gravel banks and putting some big fish in the boat!! We furnish all the equipment on our trips! No experience needed. We give you a quick lesson and we let the arrow slinging begin!! It's fun for the whole family!!
Whitebass have been going nuts in the late evenings!! We have been dropping Bendable Minnows and throwing Go Go Minnows on them. Some days they are hard to catch casting so we troll for them!! We troll the Go Go Minnows, Little Fishy, and rattle traps. We've been cruising around 3mph and doing really well!!
Haven't heard much on the crappie or the catfish. We've been so busy chasing the whitebass and buffalo!!
If your looking for a guided trip you can give me a call at 918-964-0174 and make sure to checkout our website at www.rustypritchardoutdoors.com
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July 19, 2016 – Matt Watson
Hey everybody summer is in full swing now with the White Bass topping all over the lake right now. You can catch them around Patricia Island, Governors Island, Sweet Water, and Goat Island. When the White Bass are topping you can use a pearl 2 ½ in Go Go Minnow.
The Catfishing is starting to pick up now drifting in 20 to 35ft of water. Bait of choice would be using cut shad.
Crappie fishing is good under lights using live bait and fish the shadows of the light.
July 17, 2016 – Matt Watson – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
July 17, 2016 – Lances Guideservice – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
July 13, 2016 – OK Department of Wildlife Conservation
July 11. Elevation above normal, water 85 and slightly stained. Crappie good on minnows, chartreuse GoGo minnows and firecracker Crappie Kickers at 10 ft. around docks and brush structure. White bass good on spoons, pearl or firecracker GoGo minnows and chartreuse bendable minnows at 10-15 ft. in the main lake and around points. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad at 15-45 ft. in the main lake and around rocks. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
July 12, 2016 – Rusty Pritchard
Hey folks!! Well the bowfishing is on fire!! We've boated some of the biggest buffalo we've ever landed since I've been guiding the past two weeks!! We are running a pretty good pattern right now on them and if the wind cooperates we've been killing 20-60 a night! We have been running trips every night and we haven't had a bad trip yet!! We furnish all equipment for our trips and experience is not needed. It's fun for the whole family!!
Whitebass fishing has really picked up as they have transitioned into their summer patterns. The best times to fish has been in the evenings. They have been surfacing really well around the Honey Creek Bridge, Governors Island, Sweet Water, and Patricia Island areas about an hour before dark. You can throw 2 1/2" Go Go Minnows on 1/4ounce heads and smash them when they are surfacing!! We are also using our locators and finding them out on the humps and points.
Crappie are still on. We ran a trip last night and caught them around lighted boat docks throwing the 2 1/2" chartreuse Go Go. They are still hanging around brush piles in that 10'-15' range during the day. If your looking for a guided trip give me a call/text me at 918-964-0174. My open dates are very limited right now for July. The action is HOT!!!
July 11, 2016 – Matt Watson – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
July 11, 2016 – Tommy Vaughn
This past week we have seen the water temp drop about 6 degrees due to all the rain. We have noticed an 85 degree average all around the lake.
Mid lake water clarity is good on main points to fair in the back of coves. The upper end of the lake water clarity is fair on main points to stained in covers and wind blow points. Overall the water is still in good shape due to all the heavy rains to the north and east of the lake.
Whitebass fishing is in full swing for all. Find the wind blow points with 10 to 15 ft of water. Grab a white 1/8oz big eye jig head with a 2 1/2 inch firecracker go-go minnow as your top bait. Then slide down your line and tie on our favorite 1 oz chartreuse/silver bendable minnow and let the fun begin. This will work good as the fish are schooled on the bottom waiting as you wait for the topping action to begin. As the top water action begins we will run two big eye his heads with 2 1/2 go-go minnows across the surfacing whites and hang on as the action is fast and furious and fun for all!
Both the evening and morning bites have been good. We came out of Honey Creek State Park early Friday morning as the wind picking up and the water started boiling for the morning feeding. The action was hot as they stayed up 45 min in an 1 acre patch. We adventured out Saturday morning with a large group from Tulsa and loaded a couple of boats full of big whites.
July 11, 2016 – Lances Guideservice – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
July 8, 2016 – Jeff Williams – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
July 6, 2016 – OK Department of Wildlife Conservation
July 5. Elevation above normal, water 90 and slightly stained. Crappie good on minnows, chartreuse GoGo minnows and firecracker Crappie Kickers at 10 ft. around docks and brush structure. White bass good on pearl or firecracker GoGo minnows and bendable minnows when surfacing in the main lake. Largemouth bass good on jigs, worms and topwater lures around brush structure, points and docks. Blue and channel catfish fair on live shad at 15-45 ft. in the main lake and around rocks. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
July 4, 2016 – Matt Watson – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
July 4, 2016 – Lances Guideservice – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
July 1, 2016 – Jeff Williams – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
July 1, 2016 – David Hale
Hey everyone, it is going to be a busy weekend here on Grand this week end with all the holiday festivities going on, and the fish are biting. You should be able to get on the water early in the morning and enjoy a few hours of fishing before the pleasure boaters come out in full force. We had our Thursday night jackpot last night out of Wolf Creek, and had 26 boats show up.
The fishing was great again last night, we had 26 boats and had a lot of nice fish weighed in. 1st place and big bass 12.87 with 5.48 being big bass, second was 12.51 and 3rd was 12.06. We had several other bags over 11lbs which all are good 3 fish limit sacks.
I had a couple other reports of guys catching several yesterday mid day in the 5 to 6.5lb range, so the bass are biting. Big worms and jigs are seeming to be the best baits right now. We fished all the way to Duck Creek last night and seen white bass schooling in several different areas. It is a ball catching them while they are schooling.
would also like to let everyone know that we now have our FFL license here at Honey Creek Outdoors, so we can take care of your firearm needs also. We will sell new and used guns and also do consignments. We will also be offering gunsmithing if you need your firearm repaired or professionally cleaned.
June 29, 2016 – Rusty Pritchard
Hey folks! The Bowfishing has been on fire this summer!! Shaping up to be my best bowfishing season I've ever had! We've killed a lot of big buffalo this summer!! The buffalo are keying on pea gravel banks right now and if you find the right banks there are some huge ones on them! I had young man last night shoot what would have been our biggest buffalo this year but it pulled off before we could put another arrow in it!!
We've been running quite a few whitebass trips also! The evening bite is firing up! Governors island is a great place to catch some in the evenings! We have been throwing 2 1/2" go go minnows on 1/4 ounce heads. We've also been doing good on bendable minnows and gay blades.
The surfacing action is picking up late evening also. We caught around 50-60 fish yesterday evening mid lake. The schools are easily located on a fish finder and we throw a marker out close to the schools. Went and checked some brush piles also yesterday afternoon. The crappie were stacked in piles that were in 10-12' of water and still easy to catch! Again we were swinging 2 1/2" go go minnows on 1/4 ounce heads over top of the piles.
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June 29, 2016 – OK Department of Wildlife Conservation
June 27. Elevation normal, water 85 and slightly stained. White bass fair on spoons and bendable minnows in Elk River and river mouth. Crappie good on GoGo minnows and crappie kickers around docks. Blue and channel catfish good on shad around rocks. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
June 29, 2016 – David Hale
Hey everyone this is David Hale with Honey Creek Outdoors and Guide Service in Grove. If you are thinking about getting out on the water now is the time to do it, I know it is real hot right now but the fish are biting.
The largemouth are biting good right now, I put on a jackpot tournament every Thursday night out of Wolf Creek and it has been taking 11.5 to 13.5 to win the last few weeks on 3 fish. Brent Malone and I fished the derby out of Martins Landing last night and was fortunate enough to win 1st with a little over 14# on 3 fish and had big bass with a 5.5# largemouth.
With the high temperatures the bass are definitely in their summer pattern, deep brush piles and off shore ledges and humps are holding a lot of fish right now. Big worms , big jigs and crank baits is top on the menu right now. Like wise the sand bass are also in the same areas right now and can be caught with several techniques, 1oz FleFly bendable minnows when they are on the bottom and 2.5 FleFly GoGo minnows when they are surfacing, is how I usually get my clients to catch them.
I have been hearing a lot of reports of nice deer already being seen and getting their pictures taken on trail cams. Deer season is just around the corner. My archery shop has already picked up a little with bowhunters getting it on their mind. We can take care of all your archery needs here at Honey Creek Outdoors and will have all of the great products by Bowhunter 1 in stock and ready for the October 1 opener.
If you are looking for a guided fishing trip, the hottest lure or needing you bow tuned up give us a shout. We also offer trolling repair.
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June 25, 2016 – Matt Watson – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
June 23, 2016 – Jeff Williams – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
June 21, 2016 – Rusty Pritchard
Hey folks! The bowfishing has been on fire the past week or so!! Clients are killing a ton of BIG buffalo every night! We've been concentrating on the main lake points with big chunk rock on them! It should to continue to be great shooting throughout the rest of the summer!
I got the pleasure of taking out Kelly Bostian outdoor editor for the Tulsa World last night. We had an amazing shoot and he will be doing an article on it in the very near future in the Tulsa World. Keep your eyes open for it.
Whitebass have been hit and miss here lately. They are starting to go into the summer pattern and I foresee the evening bite to start to fire up really soon. We did well on some recent trips in Elk River but the bite didn't fire up until late morning. We've been throwing Bendable Minnows and BIG DD22 crank baits.
If your looking for a guide trip on Grand Lake give me a call at 918-964-0174 and also checkout my website www.rustypritchardoutdoors.com . We also have some really nice gift certificates for the upcoming fathers day for that hard to buy for dad out there!!
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