“Fishermen don’t care what day it is, they’re just looking forward to tomorrow morning” - Penny Steffan

Finally a break in the hot weather with welcome rain. As the lake cools the shad will begin moving into the creeks and game fish will follow. Right now water temps are in the upper 70’s to lower 80’s, and with the recent rain lake color is a bit dirtier north of Echo Bay, but much clearer south. Level is somewhat elevated, 746+/- but FERC will require a reduction in September. It’s a great time to be fishing.

We spent most of the past week black bass fishing with unbelievable results on top water. The pattern was specific to wind blown breakwaters and on many occasions caught 2 fish on one bait. Location didn’t matter; from Shangri La all the way down to Ketchum Cove. White bass continue to school following the large bunches of baitfish. I like throwing smaller spoons and Gay Blades only to cover lots of water. The bridges at HWY 10, Honey Creek, and Bernice are all good places. Crappie are being caught in 20’ on minnows and dark colored jigs on brush piles. Talk to the gang at the Grand Lake Sports Center for up to date information and the right tackle.

Please be careful this Labor Day weekend as there will be a bunch of water traffic. Wear a life jacket.

By the way, the Duck Creek Bridge on HWY 85 is scheduled to be closed for an extended period of time after Labor Day.

Until next time, keep your bait in the water. Clint Baranowski

For more information about Clint Baranowski or Infinity Guide Service, persons interested may call 918-786-3474 or visit infinityguideservice.com.