“Life and fishing are filled with hurdles. The key is to jump over and continue to move forward”

The fishing on the Grand Lake watershed is hot right now. Black bass, crappie and white bass are all being caught in quantity and quality. Lake levels remain relatively constant at 744-745, and water color is good up the Elk River and in most places below Drowning Creek. Temperature is also warming into the mid to upper 60’s.

Our best black bass catches came on Senkos in watermelon colors fished wacky or Texas rigged weightless on a 4/0 heavy hook. Shallow areas with wood seemed to work best. We’re not getting giants but quality fish in good numbers. I believe this pattern will hold for another week, with the weather remaining cooler. Here’s Stuart Hayden with a dandy. I also heard GRDA is allowing the bass tournaments to continue this weekend which is great news for Grove. I expect the winning weights to be in excess of 20 lbs. The crappie fishing is also excellent especially around docks in shallower water. We also are getting fish on the banks but the bite is sporadic. Minnows and Bobby Garland jigs will work, but I keep a crappie rod rigged with a white or chartreuse 1/16 oz road runner just in case I get an urge. White bass are beginning to get active on the windy areas in the main lake. You can never go wrong tossing Gay Blades. If you need some Honey Creek Outdoors or the Grand Lake Sport Center can fix you up.

Be safe on the water, and remember to wear your life jacket and kill switch.

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.