Grand Lake Fishing Report – March 8, 2017

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Spring fishing is about to break wide open with the warm weather we are having!

And to tell you all about is Lance Lutke from Lance’s Guide Service. Call Lance at (918) 607-7357 and book a trip to get in on some of the great Grand Lake fishing action.

Here’s Lance:

WHITE BASS

Fish are stretched out from the main lake all the way up our rivers right now in preparation to spawn.

White bass at Grand Lake March 17

Our water temps are in the low to high 50’s, almost right for them to begin spawning.

We use a jig head and GoGo Minnows or Crappie Kickers from FLE FLY Fishing Tackle when targeting white bass during the spawn.

You’ll need to have a mixture of colors and sizes to figure out what they are wanting. Some days they’ll be on the creek and river banks, other days they’ll be roaming in the middle.

One pattern on a tough day we used when boat traffic got high and the fish were finicky was fishing the mud edge.

Boat wakes were creating a mud line just out from the bank and the white bass were hanging right at the edge of the mud line. Vary your retrieve and let the fish tell you what they want. We usually throw two lures tied on a dropper loop.

BLUE CATFISH

Fish are spread out at all depths right now just like our bait is.

Blue Catfish Grand Lake March 2017

We have began catching them on shallow points and flats when the wind is high.

We have been catching fish 1.5 feet deep and 40 feet deep in the same day.

Deep channel edges around broken up bait is also another pattern that has been working well.

Anchor fishing using fresh shad has been working best. We use a float rig with a 3 ounce weight and 8/0 Double Action hook from Team Catfish Tackle.

CRAPPIE

They are migrating and feeding heavily on shad schools in preparation for the spawn, which is just around the corner.

But the pattern has been changing day to day, one day we will catch fish up on the bank in 2 to 4 feet of water, and the next day catch them schooled up suspended over 30 to 40 feet of water.

Casting out FLE FLY Fishing Tackle GoGo Minnows in the middle of coves or ledges around bait has worked well, as well as vertical jigging the same fish with the Crappie Kickers.

We are using our Lowrance electronics to target shad schools with crappie hanging out behind them feeding.

You can also target docks and brush to catch a few using Crappie Kickers or hair jigs.

Don’t be afraid to step up the size of your baits this time of year. This weekend, a 3″ Buster Brown Crappie Kicker was by far the best bait for crappie and white bass.

SPOONBILL / PADDLEFISH

They aare making their yearly migration towards and into the rivers to spawn.

If we get flow that will really increase their migration with our warm water temps. We’ve caught them this week best in 15-35ft of water.

If you’re interested in booking a trip, message us, or call/text 918-607-7357 or visit www.LancesGuideService.com.

Spoonbill Grand Lake March 2017

Grand Lake Fishing Report – Feb 24, 2017

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

This Grand Lake fishing report is courtesy of Lance Lutke with Lance’s Guide Service – here’s Lance:

It sure has been a mild winter and the fish are beginning their Spring patterns.  I saw water temps all the way up to the 60’s on the north end and high 50’s main lake.

Blue catfish are getting spread out and taking some time to locate.

We are finding fish at all different water depths depending on the bait locations.  We’ve literally caught fish in depths of 2-90ft the past two weeks.

Find the bait and use your electronics to find the feeding fish.

Blue catfish Grand Lake Ok Feb 2017

We’re using 8/0 Double Action hooks from Team Catfish using a 50 pound mono leader, swivel, sinker slide and bumper with a 3 oz sinker on our 65 pound braid. We’re also using a 3″ slotted bobber to get baits off the bottom.

Some days, they want small baits, other days big baits.  We put an assortment out until the fish tell us what they want.

Crappie have been good in docks and a few pieces of brush.

We haven’t seen them make a big move yet towards pre-spawning areas, but they should be doing that any day now with our warm temps.

We’ve been using both Crappie Kickers and Lead Free Jigs from Fle-Fly. The colors and sizes the fish have wanted seem to be changing on the hour. We’ve been running two jigs on dropper loops and finding out the depths and colors they want.

If the bite slows down, change colors and/or depths. Remember, crappie love the shade.

White Bass are staging in the creeks and rivers.  It’s time to get the GoGo Minnows out there on 1/8 ounce jig heads.  Find them on your electronics and vary retrieves until they tell you want they want.  I’ll run two in different colors/sizes most of the time.

Spoonbill / Paddlefish are making a migration towards the rivers.  Some are already up and they’re scattered all the way down past Shangri-La.  If we get a good rain look for them to make a major push up to the rivers.

If interested in booking a fishing trip, call/text 918-607-7357 or visit us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/LancesGuideService/, or our http://lancesguideservice.com/.

Oklahoma spoonbill Feb 2017

 

Grand Lake Fishing Report – Feb 3, 2017

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

What a mild winter so far on the beautiful shores of Grand Lake.

Lake level is back to normal winter elevation @ 742.07 and water temperatures have increased to around 45-47 degrees due to warm temperatures.

Spoonbill fish has been good overall with large fish being caught from mid-lake to up the rivers.

We have noticed a great spawn the past two years as we are seeing large numbers of juvenile spoonbill this year.

If your looking for a great hook for snagging, grab a box of Spoonbill King Hooks as we use this great made sharp hook daily.

Catfishing has been fair to good. Days after a cold front has soften the bite.

Grand Lake catfish February 2017

We have been using small cut shad with the Team Catfish Super J Hook for this soft bite.

We are targeting fish from 12-38 ft of water as the shad is moving around on the north end of the lake.

This is a great time of year to load up the freezer for that spring fish fry.

Crappie is really good in docks around the lake. Great reports coming in lake wide as the crappie have been around 25 ft of water.

The nice warm days they have moved up to 8-12ft of water.

2 1/2 Go Go minnows are some of our favorites as water up lake is a bit stained.

Don’t forget to grab some 1 Step Marinated for some great tasting fish and meats!

Check out Grand Lake Sports Center for all these great products we use daily!

Good luck fishing and Catch The Excitement!

Reel Time Adventures

 

Grand Lake Fishing Report 11/14/16

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

It’s been a while since we’ve added a fishing report here on the Grand Lake Living website…mostly because the good fishing guides haven’t been sending any our way.

Luckily our friend Lance Lutke from Lance’s Guide Service has come through with a new fishing report just for you.

Take it away Lance:

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.

The white bass were really good this weekend (Nov 12 and 13) on slabs and flies at 12-22 ft 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.

Fall fishing at Grand Lake OK

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 but 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 .6 mph in 18-24 ft of water.

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!!!

Visit us on Facebook or our website at http://lancesguideservice.com and https://www.facebook.com/LancesGuideService

Or you can call or text to 918-607-7357.

Enjoy the fishing!

Grand Lake Fishing Report – August 4th 2016

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Rusty Pritchard returns with a new Grand Lake fishing report. Take it away, Rusty…

Hey folks!

The Bowfishing has been as good this year as I have ever seen it in the past! We have been seeing a lot of fish consistently every night.

Wind seems to be our biggest factor some nights. Wind makes it tough to see so that determines what banks we can and cannot shoot.

This past week we’ve seen several big grass carp and we’ve been lucky enough to get a couple good ones!

We do furnish all equipment on our guide trips and they are generally action packed!

White bass continues to be good. White and chartreuse Go Go Minnows seem to be the top bait for surfacing fish in the evenings.

Governors Island, Sweet Water, and Bird Island and Bad Island seem to be the hot spots in the evening. The bite has been later… 7:30 pm to dark.

Haven’t heard much reports on cats yet. The bite should pick up later this month out in the deep water.

If your looking for a guided trip you can give me a call at 918-964-0174 or checkout my website at www.rustypritchardoutdoors.com.

Bow Fishing Grand Lake OK

Grand Lake Fishing Report – July 15, 2016

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Well, it’s been a while since anyone has sent in a fishing report – but we’ve got one.

Here’s a mid-summer report from Grand Lake guide Rusty Pritchard. Take it away, Rusty…

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!

White bass fishing has really picked up as they have transitioned into their summer patterns.

White bass fishing at Grand Lake

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 1/4 ounce 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!!!

Grand Lake Fishing Report – Feb 24, 2016

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Rusty Pritchard is back with another Grand Lake fishing report for you. Here’s Rusty!

Hey folks!

We are neck deep into spoonbill season – we’ve boated somewhere around 450 so far since December 1st with the biggest two so far have been both at 72 pounds! Whoppers!!

We are still trolling deep water with 3 pounds on the main river channel drop offs.

With the crazy warm weather the water temps are abnormally high. This is pushing a few spoonies up river and I think we might have an early spawn this year.

I’ve heard some really good reports of white bass and crappie being caught up spring river right now!

I also heard you might have to fight your way up there with all the boats on these warm weekends!!

Catfish should start their spring shallow pattern very soon. Look for the blues up in flats 2′ deep especially if there is wind blowing into a bank or point. Should really be heating up in the next few weeks!

If your looking for a guided trip give me a call at 918-964-0174 or checkout my website at www.rustypritchardoutdoors.com.

Rusty Pritchard Spoonbill Guide Grand Lake

Chasing White Bass On The Spring River

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

February at Grand Lake is a great time to go after the white bass on the Spring River flowing into Grand Lake.

Here is Lance from Lance’s Guide Service talking about their day on the water on February 21, 2016. Here’s Lance:

We got an early start this morning trying to beat the crowd and get an early bite.

We beat the crowd, but the fishing was fairly slow the first couple of hours.  We were catching, just not very quickly.

A little before noon we finally got on a steady pattern and consistently put fish in the boat.

Slow rolling GoGo Minnows from Fle-Fly on the mud line created from all the boat traffic wakes was the ticket.

White bass fishing Spring River OK

The waves crashing against the mud bank creates a mud line about 10-12 feet away from the bank.  The white bass use this for ambushing their prey.

We would work the bank throwing both pearl and chartreuse 2.5″ GoGo Minnows on 1/8 ounce head on a double rig using 8 pound test line.

We would cast it near the bank and begin slow rolling, slow enough the lures were ticking the bottom.

Sometimes they would just nail it…other times, they would hit it several times before your rod would load up.

If they are just lightly hitting it, just keep working it until you feel a steady pull and set the hook.

We didn’t spend much time fishing for crappie, but the ones we did catch were pretty good fish.

We would cast over a brush pile and slow roll it over the top.  Same lures and rig as for white bass, just over brush piles that our graph showed crappie hanging in.

Vist the website at www.lancesguideservice.com or call (918) 607-7357 to set up your guide trip today.


A Winter Day Catching Blue Cats on Grand Lake

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Do you want to catch some blue catfish at Grand Lake during the winter months?

Well, our buddy Lance Lutke sure knows how to do that.

Lance has his own guide service (see below), and guides on several lakes in Northeastern Oklahoma, including Grand.

And here is his first hand account of a day on Grand going after some famous Grand Lake blue cats…here’s Lance:

Today, was the first day all year that we fished a true winter pattern on Grand Lake for blue catfish.

Grand has finally cleared up north of Sailboat Bridge causing the shad to drop to the lower third of the water column into the river channels.

We focused our attention on fishing the shad “carpet” looking at our sonar.  At the edges of the shad “carpet” in the river channels we would find blue catfish feeding.

Using our Navionics lake maps and sonar on our Lowrance HDS 12, we would see little yellow blunt arches that we interpret as blue catfish hanging on the edges of the channels gorging on shad.

Blue catfish use the edges of channels to trap their food.

I like to think about it as if we were playing tag in a racquetball court.  The tagger would use the wall as a way to corner the opponent and tag them.

Catfish, well fish in general, use ledges and drop offs much the same way to capture their food.

Our fish were caught in 28-45ft of water using fresh cut bait.

The bite was on fire for the first couple of hours of the trip and got much lighter when the wind shifted from the northeast to the southeast.

We still caught fish, but had trouble seeing the bite. We’d go to reel in and we’d have several fish on. They just weren’t hammering the baits like they were earlier in the morning.

We tried to find a shallow bite later in the day, but the fish just weren’t up there.  They were deep on the channel where the bait was hanging out.

For more more information visit our website, http://lancesguideservice.com/ and our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/LancesGuideService/.

Blue Catfish at Grand Lake OK

A Day Chasing Paddlefish on Grand Lake in January

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

We had a wonderful morning on Grand Lake in Oklahoma snagging spoonbill paddlefish with first time guests, Greg and Ben, from Wichita, Kansas!!!

It was cool this morning, so we put the top up and started the heater this as we set out on our adventure.  After a quick instructional on how to battle these prehistoric freshwater beasts, we took a short boat ride to our first area.

***Note this story has been shared with GrandLakeLiving.com and first appeared at http://lancesguideservice.com/.***

We used our Lowrance HDS 12 fish finder to scan a channel where spoonbill paddlefish spend much of their winter.  We marked a few, but they were too scattered.

We decided to get out the Team Catfish Extra Heavy rods and begin our long troll in the channel along its edges in search of spoonbill.

It didn’t take long to drag a few lines over a couple and “roll” them, but no hook ups.  We passed several other anglers trying their luck and skill at trolling the channel also.  However, we didn’t see anyone else catching and our Lowrance was telling us the fish were just too scattered for a truly successful day. Lances Spoonbill Guide Service Oklahoma

Now what?!?!?!  We left the area and headed to another typical area where spoonbill paddlefish spend their winters and marked a few, but they still were not grouped up.

If they aren’t grouped up fairly tight at a certain depth, it proves to be very difficult to snag them.  Much like a “needle in the haystack” situation.  Well, if they aren’t deep in the channel, look shallow…er.

Shallower meaning less than the 40-60 ft channel we were looking in.  We headed up out of the channel onto a 20-35 ft deep flat and the Lowrance started showing spoonbill paddlefish stacked in groups of 5-8 suspended just off the bottom.  It was game on!!!

We circled back to get the lines into the water and troll through the fish we had just seen.  As soon as we went over the fish…bam…the line was peeling out and we had a fish on!!!  Ben battled this prehistoric female beast to exhaustion, himself included.  It was his first spoonbill paddlefish as well as the biggest fish he’s ever caught.

 

After some quick pictures and high fives, it was time to get the lines back out and let Greg try for his first spoonbill paddlefish.  It didn’t take long and Greg was battling a big male!  We took some pictures and relived the moment.  Moments like these with happy customers are what makes guiding the perfect job! Lances Paddlefish Guide Service Grand Lake OK

 

They wanted to keep their first fish, so our spoonbill paddlefish trip was over.  Time to go blue catfishing !

A quick run to catch gizzard shad and we were off to where we marked some good groups of blue catfish earlier in the day.  Unfortunately, after scanning for what seemed like an hour, we never did find a good group of active fish.  We settled on a small school and caught a couple of blue catfish for their evening meal.

It was a great day on the water with first time guests, Greg and Ben.  We look forward to future adventures.  Thanks guys!

If you would like to experience catching a fish of a lifetime, call/text 918-607-7357.  Also check out our Facebook page at Lance’s Guide Service.

Grand Lake Fishing Report: January 13, 2016

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve added a new fishing report to this site…sorry about that.

I went a bit without getting any, and then with all the high water there just wasn’t much to report.

But that is changing and as we get into the middle of January, it’s time to start talking again about the #1 recreational activity on Grand Lake – Fishing!

With that…here is the latest report from local guide Rusty Pritchard. Take it away, Rusty –

WAIT – Here is an update for Friday, January 15th –

Wanted to drop a quick report. The only fishing we are doing right now is for spoonbill. We are doing GREAT right now!!

The spoonbill have still been staging up around the mouth of Elk River! We’ve been boating some huge males right now!! Some the males we are boating are pushing 55 pounds!!

We are trolling right now with heavy weight in the river channel. We are using 10/0 Spoonbill King hooks on 80 pound Power Pro line.

If your looking for a guided trip you can call me at 918-964-0174 to setup a trip to catch a monster!!

OK – now back to the regular report already provided by Rusty…

Hey folks!

Well the flood waters are receding quickly – We actually fired guide trips back up last Saturday and fishing is fantastic!

We have been boating some great spoonbill!!

All the flow that has been pumping through the lake has pulled up a lot of spoonbill up to the north end of the lake and it’s been awesome!

We are trolling for them right now and we have the heater burning.

From Patricia Island all the way to Greys Ranch the spoonbill fishing is great!! I’m trolling 3 pounds of weight and let the boat do 95% of the work!!

I’ve been seeing a lot of cats piling into the channel now that it’s getting colder. We haven’t tried them yet but I see them on the locator while we are trolling for spoonbill.

We were on the whitebass in the Spring River before the flood. The flood pretty much did this bite in for a little longer.

We were dragging 2 1/2″ go go minnows on the bottom on 1/4 ounce heads.

If your looking for a guided trip the spoonbill action is great!! Give me a call at 918-964-0174 or go to my website www.rustypritcharoutdoors.com.

Also find me on Facebook under Rusty Pritchard and look at our pics daily!

Spoonbill at Grand Lake Oklahoma

 


Grand Lake Fishing Report: November 4, 2015

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Here is the latest fishing report – for November 4th 2015 – from Grand Lake fishing guide Rusty Pritchard.

Take it away, Rusty!

Hey folks!

We’ve had some really great white bass trips this past week – the key is getting on the windy points and banks!

We’ve been using 2″ Go Go Minnows on 1/8th ounce heads.

We’ve boated some of the biggest white bass I’ve ever caught this year – gotta love the fall bite!

We’ve also caught some really nice Bluecat this past week.

We’ve been finding them in 12-37′ feet of water.

I’ve been using cut shad on a Carolina rig on anchor. Drift fishing has also been good on some windy days!

I’ve heard reports of spoonbill being caught up around Grey’s Ranch, but we are going to wait to start up on spoonbill the week of thanksgiving!

The deer rut is really starting to heat up! Starting to see the big bucks up and on their feet during the daylight hours! With the cooler weather returning next week it ought to be on fire!!

If your looking for a guide fishing trip give me a call at 918-964-0174 and also checkout my website at www.rustypritchardoutdoors.com.

And if your on Facebook come give me a friend request under Rusty Pritchard and you can keep up with action daily!

Blue Cat fishing at Grand Lake OK in November

Grand Lake OK November blue catfish

 

Grand Lake Fishing Report: Oct 23, 2015

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Here is Rusty Pritchard with the latest Grand Lake fishing report.

Take it away, Rusty…

Hey folks!

Well the white bass and hybrids continue to be great on them windy days.

We have been hitting windy points and have been getting into some really nice fish!

We’ve had our best luck on chartreuse Go Go Minnows on 1/8th ounce heads. But the key to the bite is WIND!! No wind no fish!!

The cat bite has been good. We got into some really nice fish the other day anchored out in 12′ of water.

We had 4 go between 16-23 pounds. We were using cut bait.

I’ve been marking a lot of cats out in that 30-40′ range also. Look for the shad and the cats aren’t far behind!

Crappie are still going good but scattered out more than they have been.

We have caught them in brush 10′ deep and we’ve also caught them up in 2′ of water on the banks!

With the weather turning cooler should make the bite even better!

If your looking for a guided trip give me a call at 918-964-0174 and also checkout my website at www.rustypritchardoutdoors.com.

And if your on Facebook give me a friend request under Rusty Pritchard an follow the action daily!!

Drifting For Blue Cats on Grand Lake – October 2015

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Here is a fishing report all about drifting for blue cats on Grand Lake on October 18, 2015 from Lance’s Guide Service.

Take it away, Lance…

The crisp fall air had the blue catfish excited to eat breakfast this morning!

The girls stuck it to the boys today – the girls caught the most, biggest, and smallest fish for the sweep of the friendly competition for the day.  This group was a blast to have on the boat.

All fish were caught drifting .5-.7 mph. We used fresh cut gizzard shad and they preferred the tails today for some reason.

Catching Blue Cats on Grand Lake OK

I don’t normally use the tails but gave it a try today and that was the ticket!

The girls figured out how to do a long sweeping hook increasing their hookup ratio today using 8/0 Double Action Hooks from Team Catfish.

When on anchor we usually reel down on the fish, but when drifting a long sweeping hook set has worked better.

Water temp was 70 degrees today. As the water cools down, the blue catfish bite picks up!

Be sure and find the bait that is broken up with blue cat arches below feeding on them. If there is too much bait on the screen and they aren’t broken up keep looking.

I’ve got several weekend openings the next couple of months if anyone wants to get in on some good fishing or learn how.

www.lancesguideservice.com – (918) 607-7357

 


Grand Lake Fishing Report: October 18, 2015

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Rusty Pritchard is back with another Grand Lake fishing report for Sunday, October 18, 2015.

Here’s Rusty…

Hi Folks!

Well the white bass and hybrid fishing is great right now – we have been catching some great size white bass and even some nice hybrids this past week.

We have been trolling windy points with 2″ Go Go Minnows on 1/4 ounce heads. We’ve been trolling up in 2′-3′ of water running around 3 mph.

The hybrids have been out in deeper water but we’ve been catching them on the same rigs!

25 Pound Flathead at Grand Lake OK

Catfish have been hit and miss. If we have wind the fishing is pretty good.

I had a 10 year old kid catch a really nice flathead drifting last Thursday on cut shad. We’ve been drifting out in 25′ of water to do the best.

Crappie are still on the bite in 10′ of water. We’ve even been catching a few really shallow on the windy points.

Heard a great report of some people really catching a bunch off the Bernice bridge!

Spoonbill fishing is right around the corner!

If your looking for a weekend date you might want to get with me soon as these dates fill up quick!

If your looking for a guided trip give me a call at 918-964-0174 and also check out my website at www.rustypritchardoutdoors.com.

Also if your on Facebook give me a friend request under Rusty Pritchard and keep up with the action daily!!

 


Grand Lake Fishing Report: Oct 12, 2015

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Rusty Pritchard is back with another Grand Lake fishing report.

It sounds like the fishing is just like it usually is in the fall…great some days and more challenging others.

Take it away, Rusty!

Hey folks!

We’ve had some great trips last week and we’ve had some tougher trips also.

All these fronts rolling in have made for some great trips and some slower ones.

Cats have been biting really well for the jug fishermen the last week or so. I’ve seen a lot of fish being brought in and some good ones!

Personally I don’t jug fish but have friends that do.

Remember that they passed a law a couple years ago that you are only allowed one cat over 30″ now.

On rod and reel we have been drifting out in 20′-40′ of water. I try to hold my speed down to under .7 mph.

I use a huge drift sock to maintain my speed to stay under that mark.

Saturday I took a group out that wanted to go carp fishing so we hit some shallow points and I threw catfish rods out also at these places.

We did really well on anchor fishing 15′ of water on cut bait. Some of them were really nice fish!

White bass continue to be good trolling 2″ Go Go Minnows around the windy points.

It seems cloudy days they will bite all day!

We’ve caught some huge white bass around the Honey Creek area the last few days, and we had some good luck in the Elk River arm today!

Crappie are still good in the mornings in brush and docks in 10′ of water.

We’ve really caught some good ones this last week – I love crappie fishing and I’m really glad Grand Lake crappie are making a come back!

I’ve been throwing Go Go minnows and Bobby Garland jigs.

Starting to see the spoonbill really stacking up everywhere in the main river channel! Won’t be long and we will be getting after them!

If your looking for a guided trip give me a call at 918-964-0174 and checkout my website at www.rustypritchardoutdoors.com and also look me up on Facebook under Rusty Pritchard and send me a friend request!

We post all of our guide trips on there and you can see the action day by day!

I only have a couple days open this week if your wanting in this week and a few days next week.


Rusty Pritchard Grand Lake catfish guide

 

Rusty Pritchard Crappie guide Grand Lake OK

 

Grand Lake Fishing Report: Oct 11, 2015

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Back again is Tony Coatney with a Grand Lake fishing report for October 11, 2015.

Take it away, Tony…

Hello Grand Lakers!

Well what a week here on Grand Lake!

I did read an article that bashed all the fishing boats on Grand Lake and it said the fisherman don’t bring any money to the lake.

I’d like to know where that info is from myself – a few years back someone did a study on how much fishing brings to the local businesses.

I do remember that the hotels in the Grand Lake area get like 85 percent of there business from fishing which I know if you take that away from the hotels they are out of business.

And on gas and food the average fisherman spends an average of $500 to $600 a weekend – that’s gas, hotel and food.

Also talk to anyone on Littlefield’s Corner and they will tell you that’s what keeps them in business.

The Woodshed during tournament season it’s their number one store. Just get up on a weekend and go and try to get in the parking lot at the Woodshed between 4.30 am and 6 am. They run more than most stores run all day.

And Judy Harris at The RoadHog – they always have fishermen in eating on Friday and Saturday nights.

And yes I will say if the business doesn’t open before 8 am you will miss the business because these fishermen are already on the water fishing.

Some businesses don’t get much from it but others would not be in business with out it.

I have been here for 20 years guiding on the lake and I don’t make my living off of tournament fisherman but without them there wouldn’t be many businesses here – just putting out the real facts. Not everyone makes money off them but a lot can’t make it without them.

A lot of my customers are not big fishermen but we still have to have them here, I did watch The Bassmasters this weekend let me tell you we couldn’t afford that much press that Grand Lake is getting.

So next time you see some fishermen tell them Thanks for coming to Grand Lake!

Large mouth has been very tough but it’s always that way until the water cools.

White bass have been unreal as long as you have wind – it doesn’t matter which way its coming from just get those firecrackers from Littlefield’s Sports – I make my living on them.

Crappie starting to catch some in deep brush piles.

Catfish I heard drift fishing has been really good.

Spoonbill should be grouping up

Also booking trips to Falcon Lake this winter – the water is up and they are catching 75 to 100 fish a day so it should be really good this year.

Until next time, Good Luck fishing from Tony Coatney! 918-964-0049

Picture Below: Evette Berandi-Cox and Father Mike Berandi from Stroudsburg PA and Scott Cox

Scott Cox Grand Lake white bass

Grand Lake Fishing Report: October 6, 2015

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Here is Rusty Pritchard with his latest Grand Lake fishing report…

Hey folks!

Well the cooler weather we have had has been great for the fishing!

I ran several trips the last couple weeks and as the weather got cooler the fishing got hotter!! The fish are finally starting to slip into the fall bite!

White bass have been on the windy points here the last few days. I’ve been throwing Fle Fly Go Go minnows and doing really well!

Trolling has also been a very effective way of picking up some good fish also on the points!

Catfish are day by day right now. We need some more cooler weather and they will be on fire.

I’ve been drifting 5/0 Team Catfish Double Action hooks on Carolina rigs in 25-35 feet of water on cut bait.

Also with a lot of wind get up and anchor out on them windy points – I fish 2-5 feet of water!

Crappie are still biting well!

I did a video with Jeff Williams last week on crappie. The north wind had just switched and the bite was not as good as it has been but it has picked back up since then and it’s a good time to get out there and give it a try.

I’m starting to see quite a few spoonbill starting to stack up in the river channel – it won’t be long before we are back at it again chasing them bills!

We boated a little over 1500 spoonbill last season and looking to break that this season!

Some of my clients currently hold rod and reel records number 1,2,4, and 5 on Grand Lake right now! Biggest went 110 pounds!

If your looking for a guided trip this fall give me a call at (918) 964-0174 and checkout my website at www.rustypritchardoutdoors.com.

I also have gift certificates for those hard to by for outdoors men and women!

Catfishing at Grand Lake OK in the fall

 

Grand Lake Fishing Report: October 4, 2015

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Tony Coatney is back with his weekly Grand Lake fishing report. Here’s Tony…

Hello Grand Lakers!

Well what a week…I guided all week and then fished the championship tournament of The Skeeter XFL.

The fishing was very tough but congratulations to Curt Warren and John Pilcher for winning first place and the Skeeter money was won by Rick Woods and Robbie Gwen taking top place of a Skeeter owner winning an extra $5,000.00.

And it was nice seeing all the hotels, gas stations and businesses around Grove all busy.

Large mouth was very tough – we caught ours shallow flipping the back sides of boat docks.

White bass are unreal with all this wind you can catch them like crazy – try the Firecracker Go Go by Littlefield’s Sports – they will take care of you, and try the windy banks.

Crappie are starting to show up also, deep brush piles.

Catfish see a lot of the cat fish guides drifting out deep.

The spoonbill don’t seem to be jumping much.

Also still booking trips to Falcon Lake this winter – the water is up and they are caching a lot of fish.

Until next time, Good Luck Fishing from Tony Coatney!

918-964-0049 or Grand Fishing with Tony Coatney

Grand Lake Fishing Report: Sept 28, 2015

Monday, September 28th, 2015
September 28 Grand Lake fishing report from Tony Coatney…
Hello Grand Lakers!
The water still needs to cool down a bit.. .they had the BFL Super Tournament last weekend and it didn’t take very much to make the cut or win it.
Not cutting the guys at all they are great fishermen, its just tough this time of year. Probably the hardest time of year to fish Grand Lake because the fish don’t know what to do – they think its time for the fall bite but it keeps warming back up and fish don’t know what to do – stay deep or go shallow so it always makes it tough fishing.

Large mouth – like I said they don’t know what to do stay deep or go shallow.

White bass are the same way – this weekend they were back on spoons, deep on humps.

Crappie they don’t have a clue what to do either – should be in deep brush piles.

Catfish – try jugs.

Also had some guys from Minnesota last week because of the Bass Masters Classic.

Until next time, Good Luck Fishing from Tony Coatney.

Grand Lake Fishing Report: September 21, 2015

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Tony Coatney is back with a new Grand Lake Ok fishing report.

Take it away, Tony:

Hello Grand Lakers!

It sure was nice this week seeing all the hotels full and all the boats in town.

Yes, its that time of year all the championships are here including the Nichols 2 day championship this last weekend and all the hotels and the gas stations and restaurants all had a great week.

Also Blackbeards Marine in Tulsa is now open – the old bear marine is now Blackbeards Marine – Skeeter, G3 and more to come.

I had some people from Indiana and California and Minnesota and guess what they are all here because the BassMasters Classic is coming here this spring, so once again making money off the Classic already.

See people its not all just that week of the classic…we are already making money from it, everyone around Grand Lake is already making money from it.

Large mouth well all I heard is how tough it is, well congrats to Justin McClelland for winning the Nichols – they didn’t have any problems great job.

White bass have been unreal – catching them on the fall bite on the banks with the firecracker minnow from Littlefields Sports.

Crappie been hering some good stories from boats, docks and brush piles.

Haven’t heard anything on catfish.

Also booking trips for Falcon this winter better hurry.

Until next time, Good Luck Fishing from Tony Coatney.

Grand Lake Fishing Report: Sept 17, 2015

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Rusty Pritchard is back with a new Grand Lake Ok fishing report.

Check it out:

Hey folks!

I believe we are in between the summer and fall bite right now.

We went out Monday and hammered the white bass on windy points in the mid lake area! We were throwing 2″ Go Go Minnows up in 2′ of water…look for diving birds out there!

Seems like cloudy days are the best days right now – In the evenings they are still surfacing really well in a lot of places.

Catfish are starting to bite really well most days!

20-40′ of water seems to be the magic depth mid lake. I’m drifting cut shad on a 5/0 Double Action hook on a Carolina Rig.

Try to not drift much over .05 if possible. I use a large drift sock to slow me down.

Look for them on your locator and if they are on the bottom and there are shad around I’ll about guarantee you’ll catch em’!!!

I caught a bunch of crappie yesterday!

I had to wade through a bunch of small ones to get a keeper but it sure was fun!

I probably boated 60-70 crappie pitching into one dock! They were down around 10′ deep.

I would position my boat just outside the slip and pitch my lure back into the slip and let it swing back towards the boat.

Bowfishing is still great! They are holding the lake level close to that 743′ mark and it’s keeping the fish up shallow and easy pickings – Water is clearing up really well!!

Spoonbill fishing time is right around the corner!!

I’ll start cranking trips up around end of November and run through about May!

You have a better chance at true monster in the winter months!!

All of my jumbo sized fish have came during the time from December to February.

If your wanting to book a guide trip give me a call at (918) 964-0174 or checkout my website www.rustypritchardoutdoors.com.

We do have gift certificates for those hard to buy for birthdays and it’s never too early to think about Christmas!!

September white bass fishing at Grand Lake

 

Grand Lake Fishing Report: Sept 14, 2015

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

It’s time for another Tony Coatney Grand Lake fishing report.

Check it out…

Hello Grand Lakers!

Another good week – the fishing is getting ready to get really good!

With these cold fronts it is really tough on the fishing – they don’t know if it is still summer or fall.

But we all know football has started and the cool weather should be here, plus all the championship fishing tournaments are here so get ready for a busy fall of fishing on Grand – until November there will be fisherman everywhere.

But that’s a good thing for all the business around the lake – doesn’t get any better.

Large Mouth are starting their fall bite where they go shallow. Try the rock piles, top water bite should be there also, but the deep bite will probably win over the shallow bite.

White Bass as of now they are still deep on spoons but with cooler weather they should be moving to the banks soon.

Crappie – been catching while white bass fishing on spoons with spoons.

Catfish – jugs working best.

And my winter fishing trips to Falcon Lake are starting to fill up.

Until next time, Good Luck fishing from Tony Coatney.

Kids catching white bass at Grand Lake OK

Grand Lake Fishing Report: Sept 9, 2015

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Welcome back Rusty Pritchard with another Grand Lake fishing report….

Hey folks!

Well we’ve had a great second half of summer for bow fishing – my clients have definitely slung a lot of arrows!

Bow fishing will continue to be good through most of this month. We are starting to see more and more bigger gar coming up to feed at night the last couple weeks.

I got the pleasure of taking out Allen Treadwell, professional hunter from Bass Pro Shop last week! Great guy for sure and they got some great film of some good kills!!

Whitebass continues to be really good in the evenings behind Governors Island and Sweet Water. They are topping really good!

We’ve been cranking a 2″ Go Go Minnow as fast as we can just below the surface through the topping schools.

White bass fishing at Grand Lake in August

Bendable Minnows are still working mid day on humps and points.

It won’t be long and the Fall bite will fire up – windy points will be great all day!

Catfish are being caught great on jugs right now!

We are in between the fall bite and the summer pattern right now.

Fish are being caught up fairly shallow and out in the deeper water. I graphed out around Governors island two nights ago and there is still a really defined thermocline down around 40′.

Best bet right now would be drag cut bait in 12-25′ of water. Fishing should really pick up in the up coming few weeks!

I hear great reports of crappie being caught in brush from 5-10′ of water. Go Go Minnows would be a great bait to go after them with!

We are taking early booking for spoonbill right now!

If you are going to need a weekend for this season you might book early to get the dates you want. We run trips 7 days a week but weekends always go first!

If your interested in a guide trip you can call me at 918-964-0174 and also check my website at www.rustypritchardoutdoors.com.

gar fishing at Grand Lake ok

 

Grand Lake Fishing Report: Aug 31, 2015

Monday, August 31st, 2015

It’s almost September and the fishing at Grand Lake is still great!

And back with another Grand Lake fishing report is local guide Tony Coatney.

Take it away Tony…

Hello Grand Lakers!

Well what a week – great weather and the water temps have dropped but the fishing is still hot!

Took out Rick Wood and his daughter Olivia Wood and had a good day fishing with them both.

Make sure to go by the Wood Shed on Monkey Island and check out the picture above the fountain drinks.

Rick had that put up and it’s a picture of me fishing – love it and go check it out!

Also, all of the championships are getting ready to start next month so get ready. There will be lots of fisherman on the lake so all the stores and hotels will be extra busy soon!

Large mouth – better try a buzzbait, big worm and Carolina rig not my favorite but its working.

Sand bass – moved to the banks but then they moved back to the deeper humps again. Try the silver rainbow minnow at Littlefields Sports.

Crappie – caught some this last week in deep brush piles.

Catfish – haven’t heard much but get ready going to show some big ones soon.

Spoonbill are still jumping.

Also booked some more trips to Falcon last week and I’m starting to fill up. They are catching a lot of fish and some good ones water is up this going to be good winter!

Until next time…Good Luck Fishing from Tony Coatney!

Sand Bass at Grand Lake OK

Grand Lake Fishing Report: Aug 24, 2015

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Tony Coatney is back with a new Grand Lake fishing report for you.

Take it away, Tony…

Hello Grand Lakers!

Well the kids are back to school and usually when that happens my business is typically no business for a week or two but not this year.

At least 3 or 4 trips this week is unreal – I have never booked anything like that the weak school starts.

But have had some good trips this week, so that’s awesome!

This year has been a different year – it’s been very good even with of all the floods and rain.

But thank you everyone for your business, it’s been a great year and it’s still going strong, plus I still have some openings so give me a call and lets go fishing.

Large mouth – well the weather has cooled off and the shad are moving to the back of the coves, so try docks, and some flats where they are chasing shad.

White bass – well its cooled down and the water temperature dropped 10 deg so the whites moved also. Try the windy banks, with the fire cracker minnow. Go to Littlefield’s Sports, they know what it is, and get that Lews reel and rod.

Crappie- I did catch some while white bass fishing shallow on the fire cracker.

Catfish – jugs working best.

The spoonbill are not jumping as much as they were, but still be careful.

Also still have some openings for Falcon Lake, Texas this winter, so give me a call.

Until next time, Good Luck Fishing from Tony Coatney!

918-964-0049 www.grandfishingwithtonycoatney.com

White bass fishing at Grand Lake in August

Grand Lake Fishing Report: Aug 19, 2015

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Rusty Pritchard is back with another Grand Lake fishing report for you.

Ity sounds like the bow fishing has been great…and the other fish are biting too!

Here’s Rusty…

Hey folks!

Well the Bow fishing continues to be great!

With the water level at 743′ and holding steady it has helped out a lot for more consistent bow fishing trips.

I’ve been running bow fishing trips about every night and here in the last few days we have really shot some huge buffalo!!

Seems like most fish are in the very backs of the pockets and on the main lake banks. It’s been some of the best shooting we’ve had all summer right now!

White bass have been good in Elk River and around Sailboat Bridge the last few weeks.

Some evenings they come up and surface and other evenings you have to slab for them on the bottom.

Use your electronics to find the schools on the flats. The 2″ bendable minnow has been our choice early evening and switching the 2″ Go Go Minnow once they start to surface.

Sweet water and Governors Island should be holding fish as well.

They are still in the summer pattern and should be for another month or so before switching over to the fall bite!

Haven’t heard much on the catfish yet.

We’ve been too busy with the bow fishing and white bass.

If I was to go out I’d focus on 15′-25′ of water and drift shad on a Carolina Rig right now. 5/0 team catfish hooks would be my hook of choice.

If your looking for a guided trip give me a call at 918-964-0174 or visit the website at http://www.rustypritchardoutdoors.com and also look me up on Facebook and give me a friend request to keep up on all the action daily!

Bow fishing for Buffalo at Grand Lake OK

 

 

Grand Lake Fishing Report: August 17, 2015

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Here is the latest fishing report for Grand Lake from local guide Tony Coatney. Take it away, Tony…

Hello Grand Lakers!

Well the summer is getting near the end – school has started – but we still have Labor Day.

Tonight I noticed that the sun is going down earlier and we are losing day light every day, but its coming time for some more great fishing around Grand Lake.

The temps should start cooling and the white bass should start moving to the windy banks, the large mouth should start on there fall bite and crappie should in the brush piles.

But it doesn’t stop for me, I just move with them.

Then in the winter I move to warmer temps myself and go to Falcon Lake in Texas and chase the trophy large mouth. It will be a great winter because the water is up there also.

Large mouth still catching them on main lake points – big worm, hard head with a bug, big worm.

White bass are still schooling on top water – throwing a spoon yes the silver rainbow minnow at Littlefield’s Sports.

Crappie should be in brush piles.

Catfish – I can’t keep them off me while catching whites.

And the spoonbill are still jumping!

I booked a couple more trips this week for Falcon Lake – they are going fast better hurry going to be a great winter in Texas.

Until next time…Good Luck Fishing with Tony Coatney.

918-964-0049 www.grandfishingwithtonycoatney.com

Grand Lake large mouth bass

Grand Lake Fishing Report: August 10, 2015

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Here is the latest Grand Lake OK fishing report from local guide Tony Coatney for August 10, 2015.

Take it away, Tony:

Hello Grand Lakers!

Well what a week we had!

A lot going on…had the Bobber Drop and the 75th Birthday Part going on at Grand Lake this last week.

Believe me I’ve seen it all around here.

This weekend on the lake, seeing people on jet skis with people on the back with nets – let me tell you this lake can bring all the crazy people out!

I saw people driving boats where they should never be…cutting anyone and everyone off because all they cared about is finding a bobber!

It’s crazy to see how people act when the Bobber Drop is going on.

People when you have your kids on your jet ski or in your boat flying across people fishing – that is not teaching them anything but bad manners.

People teach your kids to respect other people fishing and go around them, towards the middle of the lake.

You are doing nothing but teaching them wrong.

I was at Governors Island cut thru and let me tell you people that is nothing but rude cutting thru in front of fisherman!

The people I had out from Minnesota and they were here because of the Bass Masters Classic and all we are showing these people from other states is how rude we are here at Grand Lake.

Also, that’s the second group of people I have had because of the Classic coming back to Grand Lake.

People quite showing them how rude we can be!

OK, enough of that. Now to the fishing…

Large mouth – have been really good jig, big worm on points.

White bass – still going crazy on silver rainbow minnow.

Crappie – boat docks and deep brush piles.

Catfish – jugs and drifting.

Spoonbill are still jumping everywhere.

Also had Thomas Story and his daughter Ellie Story and she caught her first fish ever, love it!

Also don’t forget to book that trip this winter to Falcon Lake its full of water and getting good again.

Until next time, Good Luck Fishing from Tony Coatney!

918-964-0049 www.grandfishingwithtonycoatney.com

August fishing at Grand Lake

Grand Lake Fishing Report: August 5, 2015

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Here is a new Grand Lake Oklahoma fishing report, this one courtesy of Rusty Pritchard.

Remember, Rusty is the guy to call for guided Grand Lake bow fishing trips in the summertime and spoonbill trips in the wintertime.

Here’s Rusty with his latest Grand Lake fishing report…

Hi Folks!

Bow fishing has been on fire!

The water levels have dropped and the fish are all over the banks right now. My clients are slinging a ton of arrows and hitting a bunch of great fish!

The big mouth buffalo have been staying out on the main lake banks here lately and the small mouth buffalo are still hanging back in the backs of the coves.

The gar are mostly out on the main lake points and we have been seeing some big ones!!

White bass have been really good all summer. Some days are better than others but all and all a great summer for them!

We are still dropping 1 ounce bendable minnow on them. The bite seems to be better in the evenings around Sailboat Bridge and Bird and Bad Islands.

We’ve been just looking for the bigger schools of them on the graph and dropping the slabs on them.

Catfishing is starting to pickup. I hear a lot of people drifting cut Shad out in 15-25 feet of water and doing good.

If your looking for a guided trip give me a call at 918-964-0174 and also checkout my website at www.rustypritchardoutdoors.com.

If your on Facebook give me a friend request under Rusty Pritchard and you can see the results of our trips daily!

Bow fishing for Buffalo at Grand Lake OK

 

Grand Lake OK bow fishing

 

Grand Lake Fishing Report: August 3, 2015

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Here is the latest Grand Lake, Oklahoma fishing report as we move into August.

Here is local fishing guide Tony Coatney…take it away, Tony:

Hello Grand Lakers!

Well, guess what? It’s still hot and the fishing is still hot also!

This is a crazy year – usually once school starts my business for about 2 weeks goes to zero. But not this year.

I have trips booked almost until Labor Day, no complaints here – I love it…ride it as long as it lasts!

I have been getting a lot of guide trips because of the 2016 Bass Masters Classic coming up next March, so that means I am already making money off it and so are a bunch of other folks like hotels, restaurants, gas stations, etc. So don’t think its just during the classic – people are already making money off the classic and it should be a good one.

On to the fishing…

Large mouth – deeper water 8 to 15 ft try a big worm look for the big gizzard shad also try swim bait.

White bass have been really good. Mornings have been slow but evenings have been unreal. Schooling everywhere. Use a silver rainbow minnow from Littlefields Sports.

Crappie hearing boat docks have been best.

Catfish catching a lot on spoons try jugs.

And yep, the spoonbill are still jumping everywhere.

Don’t forget I am also booking my Falcon Lake Texas winter trips. The lake is almost full – it should be great the winter.

Until next time…Good Luck Fishing from Tony Coatney! 918-964-0049

Evening white bass action on Grand Lake

Pictured above: Lori Lillard Kelly with a sample of the evening white bass action on Grand Lake

Grand Lake Fishing Report: July 27, 2015

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Here is the latest Grand Lake fishing report, courtesy of local guide Tony Coatney:

Hello Grand Lakers!

Well its been hot and going to stay hot and what that means to me is the fishing is going to get hotter!

Everyone always says it’s to hot to catch fish, but that is not true. The hotter it gets the better the fishing because it bunches them up and when you find them its crazy.

Like last week…it was hot and it has bunched them up.

And it is also that time of the year that a lot of the big fishing tournaments are over until fall.

Large mouth – with the water falling and the hot weather the large mouth should be getting in the deep brush piles, try a big worm or swim baits.

White bass – the mornings are tough but the evenings have been unreal! They are schooling on top…try the spoon silver rainbow minnow, and the firecracker.

Crappie should be around bridges and deep brush piles.

Catfish should be about done spawning try jugs. Also hearing they are being caught a bunch on minnows right now.

Spoonbill are jumping everywhere.

Don’t forget you can book trips for this winter on Falcon Lake, Texas and the lake is almost normal should be a great winter.

Until next time, Good Luck Fishing from Tony Coatney. 918-964-0049

Grand Lake Fishing Report: July 20, 2015

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Here is your latest Grand Lake fishing report, courtesy of Tony Coatney…

Hello Grand Lakers!

Well its been hot and I am loving it – the hotter the better.

It makes the fishing a lot easier once it gets hot and stays hot…the fish bunch up and don’t change much.

They had the Big Bass challenge last weekend – what a great deal, the hotels where full and all the gas station where selling gas ,drinks and food.

Also one of my sponsors, Don Haynes and wife his from Wendy’s, went fishing with me Friday evening and we sacked the white bass upQ

And then went Saturday to AquaPalooza and had a great time. If you haven’t ever been to one you should – it’s a great time on the water.

Large mouth sounds like they caught them good in the big bass bash…lots of good fish.

White bass are going crazy in the evening. The daytime has been tough but the evenings are unreal right now.

Crappie should be in the deep brush piles but haven’t found them yet.

Catfish catching a lot spooning for whites, also try jugs.

And the spoonbill are still jumping everywhere.

Until next time…Good Luck Fishing from Tony Coatney!

Also still booking trips to Falcon Lake this winter. The lake is filling up should be good this winter.

918-964-0049 grandfishingwithtonycoatney.com

White bass in July at Grand Lake

Grand Lake Fishing Report: July 17, 2015

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Summer heat is here, and so is Rusty Pritchard with the latest Grand Lake fishing report.

Take it away, Rusty:

Hey folks!

The white bass action has been great!

The evening bite has been the best with the white bass doing a lot of surfacing all over mid lake and around Sailboat Bridge area!

We have really been down sizing our baits to match the size of shad they are busting out in the open. We’ve been throwing 1/4 rattletraps and 2″ Go Go Minnows.

White bass fishing summer 2015 in Oklahoma

Bow fishing trips are picking up now that the water levels are starting to level out some. Water clarity is getting better also.

We’ve been shooting a lot of fish in grass flats and rocky points – we’ve shot some big buffalo and few big gar the last few trips!

It’s going to get better and better all summer now!

Blue cats are starting to wind down from spawn now and are moving back out to main lake.

Drifting will start picking up with cut bait.

This time of year I use 5/0 team catfish double action hooks on Carolina rigs. I’d focus out on 15-25 foot of water right now.

Shad are everywhere so getting bait shouldn’t be a problem!

If your looking for a guided trip here on Grand Lake give me a call at 918-964-0174 and also check me out on facebook under Rusty Pritchard and give me a friend request and watch the action everyday! www.rustypritchardoutdoors.com

Bow fishing for gar in Oklahoma

 

 

Grand Lake Fishing Report: July 13, 2015

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Here is your Grand Lake, Oklahoma fishing report for July 13, 2015, courtesy of local guide Tony Coatney:

Hello Grand Lakers!

Well another good week on good ol’ Grand Lake is in the books.

The rains have stopped and the boat races are over – what a deal the races were for the whole area.

And, yes, don’t forget its summer time and here comes the heat and hot weather, and yes I love it.

People every year say its hot out bet the fishing is slow but that is not true. The hotter it gets the better it gets!

Grand Lake bass fishing in July

In the summer when it gets hot the fish do the same thing every day – once you figure them out it’s on! Love summer time.

Large Mouth should be bunching up on points since the water its falling. Try jig big worm, and a swim bait.

White bass have been schooling out in deep water try top water or a rattle trap and a spoon.

Crappie should be getting in the deep brush piles

Catfish should be almost done spawning and feeding back up.

Spoonbill are jumping everywhere so be careful!

Remember, if you need a guide trip on Grand, give me a call.

Also booking my winter trips already for Falcon Lake. The water level there is very high and it should be a great winter.

Until next time…Good Luck Fishing from Tony Coatney!

918-964-0049 Grand Fishing with Tony Coatney

Grand Lake Fishing Report: July 6, 2015

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Here is the latest Grand Lake fishing report, courtesy of local guide Tony Coatney:

Hello Grand Lakers!

Well the 4th of July is finally over and I glad for that, but I am happy for all the local businesses they really needed a great holiday weekend.

I really don’t ever remember a 4th like this one where there were people from everywhere.

I’m hearing a lot of people from Lake of the Ozarks came our way because of flooding and also from other lakes all over Oklahoma.

We were in better shape then most but holiday weekends aren’t my favorite because of the boat traffic. Grand Lake bass fishing in July

It really messes up the fishing but I deal with it because it helps all the local business, and yes, I was busy all weekend but the fishing was slow.

It was a full moon and the fish where doing better in the middle o day, but as a guide service I can’t take people out in the middle of the day during a holiday weekend because it is to dangerous – you can’t hardly fish from the boat traffic.

But the next few days should get really good, they are moving out in the main lake and starting to school.

Large mouth have been good on points but if they are not pulling water they scatter out more and are not bunched up on points. Try the willows if they are not on the points, big worm or jig and a crankbait.

White bass – mornings have been really slow and the middle of the day has been really good.

Crappie been catching some in deep brush piles.

Catfish – use jugs but I have some friends doing really good noddling .

And the spoonbill are still jumping everywhere.

Also the picture I added is long time friend Lori Lillard Kelly. I don’t tell her this but she can fish pretty good.

I still have some openings to Falcon Lake – its getting near normal so the fishing should be really good this winter.

Until next time…Good Luck Fishing from Tony Coatney.

918-964-0049 or Grand Fishing with Tony Coatney

Grand Lake Fishing Report: June 30, 2015

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Here is the latest fishing report for Oklahoma’s Grand Lake…courtesy of local guide Rusty Pritchard.

Take it away Rusty…

Hey folks!

Fishing has been great the last few days! The water is dropping fast now and it’s getting down to that normal elevation. Keep up to date on the elevation and flood releases here.

We have been running a ton of white bass trips and doing fantastic!

catfish and white bass at Grand Lake

We have been throwing out 1 and 1.5 ounce Bendable Minnows and putting a 3″ Crappie Kicker above it and catching two at a time!

We have been keying on the north end of the lake and fishing flats and points with wind and shad present on them.

We have even been catching a ton of channels on the slabs.

Catfish are being caught on cut bait and Sudden Impact fiber bait.

They have been on the flats feeding with the current being pulled through the lake from the dam releasing.

Catfishing will be getting better and better as the cats start to finish their spawn.

Bow fishing is starting to get better and better now that the water is getting down to normal.

We have been killing them on grass flats around the lake here lately and we have a ton of trips lined up and should be a great rest of the summer for bow fishing!

If your looking for a guided trip give me a call at 918-964-0174 and checkout my website at www.rustypritchardoutdoors.com.

Also if your on Facebook look me up under Rusty Pritchard and keep up on the action daily!

father son white bass fishing at Grand Lake OK

Grand Lake Fishing Report: June 22, 2015

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

The latest fishing report from Tony Coatney…take it away Tony:

Hello Grand Lakers –

Well we did get more rain and a lot more water, hoping they get the water back down to normal by the 4th.

I know they are doing all they can with the water because down lake is a lot worse off then us.

But a lot of local businesses are really hurting from all the high water keeping people away. A lot of businesses rely on the summer months to make it all year.

A lot of people always make the comments that they will make it up…but you never do – once you loose out, there are not enough days in the summer to make it up.

I have been in business for 20 years here on the lake and you never make it up you just loose out and that’s why I go south for the winter time to make it, so please help out your local Grand Lake businesses as much as you can.

Now for the fishing: Bass fishing at Grand Lake June 2015

Large mouth has been really good. The picture I have added is with Jeff Campbell when we had our best five fish at 22 lbs and had 36 fish for the day.

That’s a good day anywhere and we only fished until noon.

We caught them on jigs on the Elk River. T.C. Grand special – it does work on Grand Lake, on points where the big gizzard shad have been.

White bass have been really good in Elk River area using silver rainbow minnow from Littlefield’s tackle.

Crappie been catching some around the bridges on jigs – Bobby Garland.

Catfish – jugs are the best

And, the spoonbill are jumping everywhere so be careful.

I’ve also been doing some filming with getalimitoutdoors.com on Facebook and YouTube.

been a lot of fun so check it out.

Until next time…Good Luck Fishing from Tony Coatney!

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Grand Lake Fishing Report: June 15, 2015

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Here is Tony Coatney with his latest Grand Lake fishing report:

Hello Grand Lakers!

Well its almost Fathers Day and if you are having a hard time finding that perfect gift – here you go.

Get him a gift certificate to go fishing with me and he can use it anytime, so just give me a call 918-964-0049.

Also its getting to be that time of the year the 4th of July. I’m already getting calls about that weekend to go fishing so you better hurry.

Alright, let’s talk about the fishing.

Large mouth – I have had the best week of fishing for large mouth that I have had this year.

Had a guide trip with a young man named Clyde Glenn from Texas and our 5 fish was 22 lbs. We had caught 46 fish that day!

Keep an eye out for those big gizzard shad jumping – that means the bass are feeding.

Try a swim bait and crankbait, but my best tool was a hard head with a biffle Bug, and a jig.

White bass is also unreal. I had trips this last week and limited out every trip. Try the silver rainbow minnow from Littlefields tackle, nothing like it.

Crappie – been catching them in deep water near the bridges.

Catfish – been catching a lot while using my spoon for white bass.

Spoonbill are jumping everywhere so be careful.

Until next time… GOOD LUCK FISHING TONY COATNEY

918-964-0049 also Grand Fishing with Tony Coatney

Bass fishing at Grand Lake June 2015

Grand Lake Fishing Report: June 13, 2015

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Here is a Grand Lake fishing report for June 13th, courtesy of Grand Lake fishing guide Rusty Pritchard – take it away Rusty:

Well Grand Lake is still really high but the fishing has been hot!

We have been slaughtering the white bass and hybrids in the north end of the lake!

We’ve been boating 30-100 fish a trip and they have been nice size fish!

We have been dropping Fle Fly Bendable Minnows to the bottom and hold on!

I also heard good reports coming from the Horse Creek area.

Most of the catfish are spawning right now. You can still catch a few on cut bait and worms up in the shallows.

Crappie are hitting really good in brush piles out in 10′ of water!

They are in the post spawn pattern still and are fairly easy to pick off with 2″ Go Go Minnows!!

We ran our first night time Bow fishing trip last week and the clients did really well despite the high water! They slung a bunch of arrows and connected with a few!!

If your looking for a guided trip give me a call at 918-964-0174 and also if your on Facebook give me a like under Rusty Pritchard and you can see our catches daily!

I have a couple slots open next week so give me a call and get into the action!!

White bass fishing at Grand Lake in June

 

Grand Lake Fishing Report: June 8, 2015

Monday, June 8th, 2015

It’s a new week and that means a new Grand Lake fishing report…this one courtesy of Tony Coatney.

Take it away Tony…

Hello Grand Lakers

Well the rain finally slowed down and the water is falling – but it’s very slow. I hope we get back to normal by the 4th of July.

A lot of people seem to think that when the water is high, the fishing is slow. But that’s not true at all.

Usually no matter what the weather and water level we will find the fish – not always but usually.

Been doing this long enough to know what the fish are doing in any weather, yes that’s our job.

This weekend I took out Timmy Matthews and son Parker and Tiffany Teehee.

They took some time off from the rodeo and I toke them fishing. Parker Matthews is the son of Timmy Matthews and was on the cover of the Chronicle a couple of weeks ago riding the sheep, he is a true cowboy and my buddy!

Now…on to the fishing!

Large mouth are doing best on Carolina Rig, Jig,  and Biffle Bug on the hard head. You will find them on points on rock piles.

White bass has been unreal. Horse Creek area using slab spoons and silver rainbow minnow.

Crappie been catching some around the bridges and under docks.

Catfish been catching a lot while white bass fishing.

Spoonbill are jumping everywhere.

And don’t forget for that hard to buy Father get him a gift certificate that he can use anytime.

Until next time….Good Luck Fishing from Tony Coatney. 918-964-0049 and Grand Fishing with Tony Coatney

White bass at Grand Lake in June

Grand Lake Fishing Reports: June 2015

Monday, June 1st, 2015

I’m always trying to find the best way to publish the Grand Lake fishing reports that makes it easy on you, the reader.

Now I’m going to try this and see what kind of feedback I get.

This way…all of the most recent fishing reports will be in one place so you don’t have to click links and find other pages to try to find what you are looking for.

So…check it out, and here are the latest Grand Lake fishing reports for June 2015…

June 1 Fishing Report from Rusty Pritchard –

Blue cats at Grand Lake 2015Well the lake is extremely high right now!!

The lake level has finally started to drop and hopefully in a couple weeks the lake will level back out and we will be back to normal fishing!

We did really good on catfish when the water was coming up and the current was coming down the river.

The blue cat were hitting really good on cut bait and we were catching really good numbers of fish.

This is time of year the blue cat are usually going to spawn.

My bow fishing trips were going to start this week but the water is dropping and the fish are going to be pulling out for now.

We shot some really nice gar right before all the rain started!

I put a really neat new light system on my boat and I’m really looking forward to getting clients out to try these out!

Bow fishing at Grand Lake 2015

The water got so high the carp were past the tree line and we couldn’t get to them!

As the water starts to level out the fishing should get really good again!!

This time of year is usually my favorite time to go crappie fishing!

Those big sows that have just spawned out are going to post spawn pattern and would be in brush piles out in 10 foot of water and easy to catch!

We typically throw gogo minnows and let them swing over the tops of the brush piles. Those crappie will hit anything that comes near those brush piles!!

If the water will clear up some it should be good again!

White bass are still being caught on Elk River!

We were out a couple days ago and caught them on Wolf Point and I’ve seen people catching them around the bridge.

I also saw some people catching white bass around Honey Creek Bridge area.

Fle fly bendable minnows have been our lure of choice.

Spoonbill came to a close for me about 2 weeks ago with a record catch…we boated over 1500 spoonbill in about a 6 month stretch!! That shattered my previous record of 1000 two years ago!

Biggest boated for us this season was 86 pounds!! What a season!!

If your looking for a guided trip give me a call at 918-964-0174 and also look me up under Rusty Pritchard on Facebook and give me a friend request to see the action!!

Also checkout my website at www.rustypritchardoutdoors.com.


 

June 1 Fishing Report from Tony Coatney –

Crappie fishing Grand Lake OK June 2015Hello Grand Lakers – Well…what a week!

With all this high water, I’m going to say something a lot of people will not like but…if the lake wasn’t at the lower level we would have had a lot more trouble!

There are some good reasons they keep the lake down – now I don’t think taking the lake down before Labor Day is good, they should wait – but we have seen this year why they do certain things with this water.

Now is the best time to go look at water front property – that way you know where the water level goes.

A lot of people flooded and that’s because they put homes where they shouldn’t be…there is reason they have rules around this lake.

Now the water is falling and I hope they can get it back down soon so the fishing tournaments can get back here on Grand Lake, a lot of business depends on it.

I did a filming with getalimitoutdoors.com on high water bass fishing – check it out it worked really good.

Large mouth – shallow water has been best throwing frogs and flipping a jig.

White bass – still finding some on humps silver rainbow minnow.

Crappie – been hard to find should be moving to deep brush piles.

Catfish – have been unreal in the flooded grass.

The spoonbill are jumping everywhere.

For that hard to buy for father for Fathers Day – give me a shout and get him a gift certificate he can use anytime.

For that gift certificate or if you want a guide trip contact me at 918-964-0049 or Grand Fishing with Tony Coatney

Until next time…Good Luck Fishing from Tony Coatney!

 

Grand Lake Fishing Report: May 27, 2015

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

There is some big water out there right now.

But according to local guide Tony Coatney…don’t let that stop you from chasing the fish.

Because you can still catch ’em out there.

Just got to be a little more strategic and be careful if you are out on the water.

Anyway, here is the latest fishing report, courtesy of Tony:

Hello Grand Lakers!

Well, the first holiday weekend of 2015 is over. It was here and gone just like that. It was a good weekend but not a great one…rain off and on all weekend.

But a lot of people where here on the lake even though a lot of people stayed home.

A lot of the other lakes were all flooded and a lot of tournaments have been canceled on other lakes and moved to Grand, but now our lake is getting flooded so we will see what happens with the upcoming tournaments.

Everyone needs to stay safe and be careful if you are out on the water – there is a lot of debris and trees floating in the water.

So, on to watch you really care about…the fishing!

  • Large mouth doing good – try the willow trees, flipping a beaver or biffle bug works best for me
  • White bass are doing really good in Elk and Horse Creek, spoons silver rainbow minnow and rattle traps
  • Crappie starting to bite again in brush piles
  • Catfish has been really good…shallow water in the grass
  • Spoonbill jumping every where.

And, Father’s Day is just around the corner. Buy Dad a gift certificate for a guided trip with me!

Until next time….Good Luck Fishing from Tony Coatney!

Big Bass in May at Grand Lake

Grand Lake Fishing Report: May 18, 2015

Monday, May 18th, 2015

It’s the Monday morning of the week leading up to Memorial Day and it’s a beautiful morning at Grand Lake.

It just makes you want to be out on the lake…and I see and hear fishing boats out there right now.

So it must be time for this week’s fishing report, once again courtesy of local guide Tony Coatney. Take it away Tony…

Hello Grand Lakers!

Well its the kick off to the busy time…Memorial Day weekend!

Yes, it’s here already and it’s when the lake time begins for many.

Every hotel and every store will be packed and I can tell you that the Grand Lake businesses look forward to Memorial Day weekend all winter long.

All the boaters will be out hot and heavy and all the marinas and restaurants will be packed.

During the three the major holidays there are no fishing tournaments because of the boat traffic.

Also, my guide trips I only do early mornings from 6-9 because the lake gets so busy, but that’s a good thing. Like I said its one of the major holidays and it’s great for the area.

The fishing tournaments have been crazy because all the other lakes in Oklahoma have come up so much and been flooded so they have tried to move a bunch of them to Grand.

Last weekend there were over 500 boats on the water fishing and all the businesses love it!

OK – lets talk about the fishing.

Large mouth has gotten better. They are starting to move out of the coves and trying to start there post spawn pattern. Try top water early, then try a jig or hard head with a Biffle Bug, that should work.

White bass have been really good. Mouth of the rivers – like Elk, Horse Creek, Honey Creek – have been working for me using spoons. Silver Rainbow minnow has worked for me the last 20 years!

Crappie they have really slowed down from their spawn action and should be moving to deeper water. Try the bridges and brush piles under docks using the Bobby Garland Troller.

Catfish was really good when the water was rising but slowed down when it started dropping.

Spoonbill are jumping everywhere so be careful out there – I almost hit one yesterday.

Until next time….Good Luck Fishing from Tony Coatney!

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White bass grand lake OK May 2015

May 10, 2015 Grand Lake Fishing Report – Losing A Legend

Monday, May 11th, 2015

May 10, 2015 Grand Lake Fishing Report courtesy of Tony Coatney –

Hello Grand Lakers –

Well this is a report that I didn’t want to write.

We lost a great man this last week – he was my fishing partner; business partner; and my Mexico fishing partner.

We spent a lot of time together over the years, we had good times and bad times, but I could always count on him to be there for me.

He always had great ideas and sometimes even some bad ones but it was always good for fishing and fishing tournaments at Grand Lake.

He was the man that brought a lot of business to Grand Lake and even introduced guide fishing to Grand Lake.

It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that Ivan Martin passed away May 9, 2015.

He was a great father, husband, and a great fisherman.

Everyone new Ivan and he will always be missed around Grand Lake.

RIP, Ivan I and everyone else will miss you.

Alright, I got through that…now here is this weeks fishing report:

Large mouth has gotten tough since the spawn is over. They should be moving to the points. Try top water, wobble head with a biffle bug and shaky head on main lake points.

White bass – been catching them really good on spoons silver rainbow minnow, mouth of the rivers like Horse Creek, Elk River and Honey Creek.

Crappie – some people are still catching some but the spawn is pretty much over. They should be moving to the deep brush piles.

Catfish are starting to bite since the water is rising.

Spoonbill are jumping every where.

Until next time….Good Luck Fishing from Tony Coatney!

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Grand Lake OK White Bass May 2015

Grand Lake Fishing Report: May 4, 2015

Monday, May 4th, 2015
Here is the latest fishing report for Grand Lake from local guide Tony Coatney:

Hello Grand Lakers!

Well the fishing has been red hot but it is changing now that the spawns are almost over.

That means it is post spawn time and some of my favorite fishing is post spawn. They don’t change as much during post spawn – during the spawn they are there one day and gone the next.

Talking about large mouth, they are pretty much about done, some post spawn fish showing up. Try shaky head and hard head.

Crappie are pretty much done also, they should be moving to the deeper water around brush piles.

White bass they are doing there second spawn- not all the whites run up the river to spawn – this is the lake whites spawning now.

They moved to the mouth of the creeks like Elk River, Horse Creek, Honey Creek – try 12 feet humps with the silver rainbow minnow, best way to catch them.

Catfish should be getting ready to head to the holes to spawn.

The spoonbill should be about done.

Also the Grand Challenge was last weekend. I think 565 boats – what a turn out!

Every hotel was full, gas stations sold gas, drinks, and food like crazy. Let me tell you, these fishing tournaments bring a lot of money to the area.

Until next time, Good Luck Fishing from Tony Coatney.

Grand Lake Fishing Report: April 27, 2015

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Tony Coatney is back with his weekly Grand Lake fishing report. Take it away, Tony…

Hello Grand Lakers!

Well the fishing has been really good and the lake has been really busy with big tournaments every weekend.

This weekend it’s the Falcon Grand Challenge and the Skeeter XFL, so get ready!

Large mouth – a lot have already spawned so you should start finding some post spawn fish now. Try the wobble head with a Biffle Bug, and Crankbait.

Crappie- still catching some but slowing down. Your best bet now is under docks.

White bass – been catching them on the silver rainbow minnow.

Catfish – haven’t heard much, but they were in the shallows.

Spoonbill – still snagging them in the rivers.

Until next time…Good Luck Fishing from Tony Coatney!

Grand Lake Fishing Report: April 22, 2015

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Rusty Pritchard is back with his latest Grand Lake Fishing Report.

Rusty stays busy slaying the spoonbill this time of year, and if you are looking to get into them…there is still a little time…but you better get busy and get in touch with him (his details are below) soon if you want his help.

Anyway, here is a Grand Lake Fishing Report from Rusty:

Hey folks!!

What a spoonbill season it has been!

We’ve put just over 1,300 spoonbill in the boat since Thanksgiving!!

We still have about 3-4 weeks left of good fishing so who knows how high this number goes before it’s over.

I’ve been doing most of my fishing on Gibson Lake the last two months but you can still get into them up in the rivers at Grand as well.

I got the pleasure of taking out Melissa Bachman – the host of Winchester’s Deadly Passion on the Sportsman Channel. You can find Melissa online at her website. She’s a true Outdoors Woman!

We boated 40 bills on Saturday on Gibson and on Sunday we traveled back to Grand Lake.

We ran all the way up to I-44 Bridge on neosho side and the fish were stacked up right at the bridge.

Catfishing is excellent up in the shallow water right now. The Greys Ranch area would be a great place to look for bluecat.

I would find wind blowing into a bank and throw cut shad on 5/0 Double Action Team Catfish hooks right up into the shallow water!

This is my favorite time to catch cats!! Can’t beat the shallow water bite!!

Haven’t heard too much on the white bass right now. The Neosho was super dirty Sunday and I’m sure it would be a tough bite up there right now. It won’t be long until they will start showing up in the Elk River arm.

Big black male crappie have been reported being caught on the banks right at dark. I would get some Crappie Kicker jigs and find some brush located close to shore and load up!

If your looking for a guided trip give me a call at 918-964-0174 and also checkout my website at www.rustypritchardoutdoors.com. If you Facebook look me up under Rusty Pritchard and follow my trips everyday!

Melissa Bachman paddlefish in Oklahoma

Grand Lake Fishing Report: April 20, 2015

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
Tony Coatney is back with his usual Monday Grand Lake fishing report. Take it away Tony…

Hello Grand Lakers!

Well the fishing has been great for everything.

First lets talk about the tournament that was here last week, the Rayovac FLW. What a great tournament for the Grand Lake area!

They filled all the hotels and the the gas stations were full every morning, and a big congratulation to Bradley Hallman for winning first place. He is a true okie – great job, Bradley, on a great win.

Large mouth have been on the beds and as clear as the water has been its been unreal.

But the bad thing is we may pay for it in the long run. It’s never good to be pulling all those big females off their beds, hope it doesn’t hurt the lake.

Crappie have moved to the bank in the dirty water.

White bass is up the rivers but they are starting to show up in the main lake. We caught 75 last Saturday and 45 on Sunday. Using spoons silver rainbow minnow.

Catfish should be getting good.

Spoonbill has been unreal in the river.

Until next time…Good Luck fishing from Tony Coatney!

Grand Lake Fishing Report: April 17, 2015

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Here is the latest Grand Lake fishing report, courtesy of Tony Coatney…

Hello Grand Lakers!

Well the fishing is unreal – the crappie for the last couple mouths have been crazy! I haven’t had a trip that I haven’t limited out on crappie.

Of course I may have just given myself the kiss of death and I won’t catch another crappie this year. Oh well, its been unreal but you better hurry its going to slow down soon.

Large mouth is also crazy good…they are on the beds.

The Nichols tournament last weekend was unreal – if you didn’t have 20 fish you where in trouble!

Come out this weekend to Wolf Creek Park for the FLW Rayovac and watch these guys catch fish. Also come out and support them as they are supporting our local Grand Lake businesses.

White bass have been messed up with all the muddy water they should be done spawning, and should start the second wave of spawning in the mouth of the rivers.

Haven’t heard much on catfish and spoonbill should start slowing down soon.

Until next time…Good Luck Fishing from Tony Coatney!