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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, redear sunfish, white bass, hybrid striped bass and paddlefish at Grand Lake of the Cherokees in Oklahoma.

Grand Lake of the Cherokees, OK

To local anglers the term "grand" is as much descriptive of the fishing as it is the name of Grand Lake, AKA Grand Lake of the Cherokees. Giant schools of big crappie, monster catfish and exception bass fishing are the draw to weekend anglers and tournament fishermen alike. And, there is plenty of water to fish in this 46,000-acre lake located in the northeast corner of the state, at Grove, OK.

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Grand Lake, situated in northeastern Oklahoma, is a beloved destination for fishing, boating, and camping. Known as the "Shrimp Capital of the World," Grand Lake is renowned for its exceptional fishing opportunities. The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including white bass, black bass (both largemouth and smallmouth), crappie, catfish, and sunfish. Anglers can cast their lines from the shoreline or take advantage of the lake's vast expanse by venturing out on a boat. Whether you're a seasoned angler seeking trophy-sized bass or a family looking for a fun fishing outing, Grand Lake provides ample opportunities for a successful and enjoyable fishing experience.

Located in northeastern Oklahoma, Grand Lake is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you're fishing for your favorite species, cruising on the lake's expansive waters, or unwinding at a lakeside campsite, Grand Lake offers a diverse range of recreational activities in a stunning natural setting.

Whether you enjoy fishing from the bank or prefer to fish from a boat, there are 460 miles of shoreline to explore. Bluegill, white bass, hybrid stripers, paddlefish and bream are also abundant with excellent catches reported often. Boat rentals are available around the lake at boat rental shops and marinas. Restaurants, stores, bait, tackle, camping and lodging are all available at or nearby the lake. At many of the public use areas there is access for bank fishing and launching of small boats, kayaks and canoes. Nearly two dozen boat launch ramps provide easy access for water ski boats, pleasure boats, pontoons and fishing boats. Brush and laydowns provide cover for bass and crappie in some upper regions of the lake, however boat docks are favorite targets for many anglers anytime the fish are shallow. In winter and the warmest months of summer may drive the bulk of the bait and fish to deeper, cooler water where they suspend or hold on structure such as ledges, islands, humps and creek channels.

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Primary fish species residing in Grand Lake

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Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Green Sunfish Redear Sunfish White Bass Hybrid Striped Bass Paddlefish

Grand Lake of the Cherokees Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating enthusiasts will find Grand Lake to be a paradise for water-based activities. The lake's expansive waters offer ample space for boaters to cruise, water ski, sail, and engage in various water sports. From leisurely cruises along the shoreline to thrilling adventures across the open water, Grand Lake provides a versatile playground for boating enthusiasts of all kinds. Whether you have your own boat or rent one from the marina, the possibilities for fun and exploration on the lake are endless.

Fishing Boat Rentals

H2o Sports Rental
Rentals: Bass boats and pontoons
918 257-5800

Indian Hills Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats and kayaks
918 256-6954

Safe Harbor Harbors View
Rentals: Pontoon boats and kayaks
918 782-0445

Serenity Point Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
918 786-5242

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Bernice Area Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, at Grand Lake State Park, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Cherokee State Park Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, south side, off Highway 28, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

E310 Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, on the southeast side of the lake, off E310 Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with limited, paved parking.

Hammerhead Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, west side, off E 350 Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Honey Creek State Park Ramp
Located mid lake, on the southeast side of the lake, off State Park Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Patricia Island Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Lake Breeze Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Red Arrow Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off S 4540 Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Wolf Creek Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off 16th Street, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Clearwater Bay Marina
1614 County Rd 371
Eucha, Oklahoma 74342
918 435-5101

Indian Hills Marina
415 Park Dr
Bernice, OK 74331
918 256-6954

Marina Del Rey Resort
35043 S 4505 Rd
Afton, OK 74331
918 937-6103

Safe Harbor Harbors View
451107 E. 320 Road
Afton, OK 74331
918 782-0445

Southwinds Marina
28227 S 4535 Rd
Bernice, OK 74331
918 256-8650

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Camping at Grand Lake is a cherished experience for those seeking a serene and scenic getaway. The lake offers numerous campgrounds with various amenities to accommodate both RV and tent camping. Set up camp amidst the towering trees and enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the surroundings. Campers can take advantage of the lake's proximity by swimming, fishing, or simply relaxing on the lakeshore. With picturesque views and a tranquil atmosphere, camping at Grand Lake allows visitors to immerse themselves in nature and enjoy a peaceful escape from the bustle of everyday life.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Grand Lake RV Resort Campground - 918 782-2920

Two Mom's Campground - 316 259-1050

Waters Edge RV Park - 918 782-1444

Spring River Canoe Trails Campground - 918 540-2545

Wildwood Cove Resort Campground - 918 435-4054

Pine Island RV Resort - 918 786-9071

Honey Creek Area at Grand Lake RV Park - 918 786-9447

Walnut Cove Resort Campground - 918 786-2105

Cedar Oaks RV Park - 918 786-4303

Grand Lake OK Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Grand Lake of the Cherokees
Clearwater Bay Marina & RV Park
1614 County Road 371
Eucha, OK 74342
918 435-5101


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Grand Lake of the Cherokees offers excellent crappie, bass and catfish fishing, plus quality bluegill, white bass, hybrid stripers, paddlefish and bream fishing in the northeast corner of Oklahoma.

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