Grand Lake St. Marys Fishing Report

  • Spring is slow getting here, water depth is above normal, and fish are generally cooperating. Crappies need to be located, but when found, good fishermen are catching big fish. The lake is settling into a typical early spring fishing scenario where rapid weather fronts can turn fishing off or on in a matter of hours. . . read more

  • The lake was free of ice by February 20 and only a couple of protected channels on the north side were exceptions to the rule.  Like 2017, unexpected warm spells put the spring fishing season about three weeks ahead of schedule. February was a wetter than usual month and warm temperatures brought out both the . . read more

  • Grand Lake Bait & Tackle reports cooler temperatures are expected to have a positive effect on the crappie fishing. The fall bite is just starting after a long period of warm temperatures. Crappies are being taken by experienced bank fishermen, but they have to be hunted. Docks and dock posts are popular structure. Don’t ignore . . read more

  • Grand Lake Bait & Tackle reports crappies are starting to transition as the water temperatures drop. According to reports, experienced fishermen are catching a lot of fish along the rocky shorelines picking up mostly crappies and an occasional keeper bluegill. The morning and even bites are producing more fish, but good fishermen who hunt fish . . read more

  • Grand Lake Bait & Tackle reports crappies are starting into their summer pattern. Although harder to catch, keeper fish are still showing up. Fishermen are having success along the rocky shorelines picking up both bluegills and crappies. Bluegills are mixed sizes, but some keeper fish are being taken. The morning and evening bites are producing . . read more

  • Crappies are spawning or have spawned, water depth is normal or above, and crappies being caught are in shallow. Some fish are starting to show up along the rocks. Crappies need to be located, but when found, good fishermen are catching big fish. The lake is still dealing with rapid weather changes that can turn . . read more

  • Spring fishing is here, water depth is normal or above, and fish are cooperating. Crappies need to be located, but when found, good fishermen are catching big fish. The lake is settling into a typical early spring fishing scenario where rapid weather fronts can turn fishing off or on in a matter of hours. Since . . read more