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Do any of you guys shoot Grand Lake south of the border?

I am thinking about a trip down there in April and figured you guys might be close enough to have some experience down there.

Any comments, suggestions welcome.

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I have fished grand a couple times. You have to plan accordingly. If there is a good rain in SE Kansas the main lake down there will be muddy for a little while after that, all of our water drains there for the most part. There is some areas of the lake that are clearer than others. Have seen some pretty good fish down there.
 

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It can be a really good lake if the conditions are right.If we have had ANY rain within 3 weeks of going there it will be a big giant mud hole.
 

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Dam Chard why do you always have to be so dam negative all the time, if I didn't know better I would think you were just a big whiner.
 

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What kind of fish are in there? I am hoping to plan a trip to try and take advantage of the spoonie season. Seems to me that a lake that is 40 miles long would have some cleaner water down away from the river inflow, but obviously that isn't necessarily true.
 

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Not always but there is a few places that you can find some cleaner water.
 

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Grand is full of big long nose,short nose,spotteds,buffs,commons,grassies and big heads.I would look for some place around where the elk river dumps into it.Its a clear water river so i would think that would be your best bet.STAY AWAY from the neosho river inlet unless you like 1/2'' visability.Thats the river thats runs right by me and its usually muddy until late july or august,but it does have some really nice long nose and big heads in it.
 

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Just remember only 1 spoonie a day in oklahoma if uyou go when its not season.If your wanting spoonies i would go to the neosho river at miami.The have a nice boat ramp there right on the river,just be preparred for alot of people during snagging season down there. Thats when all the hood rats come out to play.
 

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I am definitely gonna make it to Oklahoma for a couple weekend trips this summer. I wanna shoot some big longnose and maybe get lucky enough to arrow a gator gar. Texoma/Red River sounds like the closest place a KS boy can get a crack at a decent sized GG. Maybe we can get a convoy together and camp out down there some weekend. Where is it you go just south of the border for the big longnose, Justin?
 

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80 miles straight south.:tu: Oologah Lake is FULL of monster Longnose.
 

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Keep in mind Matt....anything over 20lbs is usually bigger around than Justin so they just seem big to him. :laugh:
 

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I use my toes to measure with so i can guarantee you the gar are long.:laugh:
 

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Just remember only 1 spoonie a day in oklahoma if uyou go when its not season.If your wanting spoonies i would go to the neosho river at miami.The have a nice boat ramp there right on the river,just be preparred for alot of people during snagging season down there. Thats when all the hood rats come out to play.

Thanks for the info Justin, that is what I was looking for.

Just to clarify in case someone is wanting to know - the regs say Bowfishing for paddlefish is prohibited from May 16th thru March 14th of the following year and bowfishing, spearing and giging is not allowed on Mondays or Fridays. So, what I am reading is that from March 15th thru May 15th you can shoot spoonies and you can only take one a day on every day except mondays and fridays.
 

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Just one of oklahoma's crazy regulations. Kind of like its the law to carry an anchor in the boat at all times with you down there. I guess if you break down they don'y want you just out floatin around.:laugh:
 

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Headed to Miama again tuesday nite & WOW.. Water everywhere, but the fishing was good... Had to wade out thru the state park to get to the river, but was able to bring a pile of meat home.. :)





The littlest bill i caught was banded... Tickled me.. :)

 
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