November 29, 2016 – Lances Guideservice – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
November 21, 2016 – Lances Guideservice – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
November 21, 2016 – Matt Watson – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
November 18, 2016 – Jeff Williams – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
November 14, 2016 – Lances Guideservice
What an unusually warm Fall we are having here at Grand Lake! Well, the water temps are finally getting into the lower 60's and fishing is picking back up finally.
The white bass were really good this weekend on slabs and flies at 12-22ft deep fishing on and around rock piles. We were using chartreuse and white slabs and a variety of fly colors. Saturday, the fish wanted it jigged fast vertically and also a cast out and retrieve bumping the bottom. Sunday, the fish wanted the deadstick method. Drop the slab/fly combo to the bottom and hold it still. If you fill a slight bump or tick, set the hook! I believe the difference in bites can be attributed to the difference in water color. Sunday morning our water temp was down to 60.3 and we had a bubbly scum on the top of the water along with much more stained water. It looks like we may be experiencing the final,(fingers crossed), turnover for the year.
I've been mad at the blue catfish for over a month and it is starting to get a little better this week. We finally found a nice group of catfish with only about an hour left to fish and put some good ones in the boat. We were drifting cut bait at .6mph in 18-24ft of water. We finally had the opportunity to really test some decent fish on the new spinning reel from Team Catfish. Two Thumbs Up!!! The fish look really healthy and I'm encouraged to see the good sized school. They have been extremely spread out and suspended way to long. The cooler the water gets, the better it will get.
Our group from Arkansas wanted to hit some spoonbill while they were experiencing Grand Lake and the snagging was really good. We troll jerked a good portion of the time and they had a ball. We mark them on the Lowrance, drop a one pound weight down, put the boat in gear and jerk as we move along at idle speed. Sure is fun to watch guys hit one for their first time.
Overall, the fishing is picking up and things should be much better in the next couple of weeks!!!
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November 14, 2016 – Lances Guideservice – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
November 13, 2016 – OKlahoma Department of WIldlife Conservation
Grand Lake fishing has heated up this past week with the cooler morning temperatures. Grand Lake water elevation is 741.96 with water temperatures dropping 4 to 5 degrees this past week. Water temperatures have been steady around 70 degrees but with colder nights we have seen water temperatures around 65 degrees. Water has been slow to clear up as it has been lightly stained down lake with stained to muddy up lake. The water should start to clear as rivers that feed Grand Lake are slow to clear. Spoonbill fishing has started off with a bang this fall as we have boated over 70 fish this fall with the biggest hitting the scales at 70 pounds. Target mid-lake to sailboat in water depths of 30-50 ft. They are moving around a lot daily but this should slow as the water temperatures drop. Catfishing has been a bit slow as the bait is plentiful and scattered from warm water temperatures and wind changes. Past few days we have noticed the catfish moving into 25 ft. of water as the shad slowly start to fill the river channels up the Neosho River. Fishing should improve daily. We have just started to see large schools of shad busting by feeding catfish. White bass are biting in full force as you can catch them on windy shallow points. Lots of reports coming in with large numbers of fish with great sizes. The 2 1/2" lemon pie go-go minnow is a great attack to use, they can't let it just swim by. Target mid-lake to the upper rivers and creeks. Crappie fishing has been good to fair around docks and brush piles. Good reports from Horse Creek to Honey Creek in 10-20 ft. of water. Get ready for another great winter of crappie fishing on Grand Lake with good numbers of fish and all sizes being caught. Remember the 10" length limit on all crappie. Report submitted by Tommy Vaughn.
November 12, 2016 – Rusty Pritchard
Well we've had some really good early spoonbill trips this fall!! Typically the spoons don't get good until December but with all the warmer weather we are having it's been unusual fishing!
The sooonbill have been hanging out mostly from sailboat bridge to the mouth of elk river. Seems like later in the day the fish have been bunching up pretty tight just south of greys ranch.
When we troll for spoonbill we run 80# power pro line. We also use the Catfish Warrior rods in 8' xtra heavy. We put on 3 pounds of lead and run a 10/0-12/0 treble hook. I try to hold my speed at 4.2 to 4.5 mph and watch my graph for big schools of fish!!
I've heard great crappie stories and I've heard bad ones as well! With the water clearing back up I'd say the bite is going to get better and better. I like to throw 2 1/2" go go minnows on 1/4 ounce heads this time of year.
If your looking for a guided trip you can call me at 918-964-0174 and also checkout my website at www.rustypritchardoutdoors.com
Also we have some really nice gift certificates for that hard to buy for fisherman or woman!
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November 11, 2016 – Jeff Williams – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
November 8, 2016 – Matt Watson – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
November 7, 2016 – Lances Guideservice – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
November 4, 2016 – Jeff Williams – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
November 2, 2016 – Rusty Pritchard
Been awhile since I've posted! We had a super busy summer with bowfishing! I normally try to take off the water this time of year to deer hunt but as everyone knows it a very unseasonable fall!! Too HOT!!! Deer movement hasn't been the greatest but we have managed to put 5 deer in the freezer so far so it hasn't been a total loss!
I took my 4 year old son to Texas on his first ever deer hunt! We picked him up a Missions crossbow from Honeycreek Outdoors and worked with him in their indoor range and got him shooting bullseyes every time!! We went on down to Texas and he managed to shoot a buck, a doe, and a turkey all by himself at 4 years old!! I even got to Live Time on Facebook one of his kills!! He used the Fixpandable Broadhead on all these animals and the they made each shot fast and humane kills! Channel 6 news out of Tulsa heard about his kills and he made it on the news with a big story about him!!
Back to fishing, I ran 3 trips last week and they were up and down. With the warmer than normal fall we are having the fish are affected also.
Crappie fishing has been really good some days and some days tough! We put some hogs in the boat last week!! Most came out of brush in that 10'-20' fow. I always use the chartreuse 2 1/2" Go Go Minnow on 1/4 ounce heads this time of year.
Spoonbill have already started stacking up! We caught several last week and some were GOOD ones!! Seems like the east side of Sailboat Bridge is the most populated side right now. We are dragging 3 pounds of weight on 80# Power Pro braided line and running around 4.2-4.5 mph. Look along the drop off the main river channel and also some days they will sneak up in the 15-25 FOW flats!!
We will be on the water the next few days and looking forward to becoming back regular on here to give everyone up to date reports!
If your looking for a guided trip you can call/text me 918-964-0174 and also checkout my website at www.rustypritchardoutdoors.com
SEE YOU ON THE WATER!!
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November 1, 2016 – Rusty Pritchard – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
November 1, 2016 – Matt Watson – Daily Fishing Reports from Grand Lake Radio 99.3
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