“Everything good, everything magical, happens between the months of June and August” - Jenny Han
It’s great to be back after a whirlwind spring. Let’s get right to the point and talk fishing. The water level will continue to drop this month until it reaches 742 after Labor Day, which will change fishing patterns. Water color remains good with temperatures dropping into the lower 80s. The shad, both gizzard and threadfin, are schooling in the backs of certain coves especially mid lake.
White bass fishing continues to be excellent up the Elk River, around Governors Island, and down by the dam on spoons and top water baits early in the morning and late in the evening. Crappie can be caught in and around brush piles in 12-16 feet on both minnows and jigs. I think the cooler water has improved this bite. Black bass are hit and miss depending on weather conditions. Remember there are 2 things that influence the fishing on Grand Lake; wind and current. On sunny days go to deep areas adjacent to shallow flats with big worms and big spoons. I’m talking 12” worms and 6” spoons. On cloudy days the fish are shallower on a variety of presentations but I have not had consistent top water action. Catfishing is very good drifting or on jug lines.
Take advantage of the wonderful fishery we have at our disposal. There is a wealth of resources to assist in your angling success. Our local guides and bait shops are a great place to start.
Until next time, keep your bait in the water. Clint Baranowski
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