Due to the high increase of gas we have had to raise our prices as of this year.  We apologize but know you will understand.

Spoonbill Trips

(ALL spoonbill trips require a $100 deposit to reserve your date)

  • $350 1 or 2 person trip ( 4 hours)

  • $125 per person thereafter 

White Sand Bass, Black Bass, Catfish (drifting), or Crappie (when available) Trips

  • $300 for 1 or 2 person trip,        $100   per person thereafter   

  •  Half Day ( appx 4 hours)

  • Children 10 and under 1/2 price

Catfish at the Pensacola Dam

  • $350 1 or 2 person trip, apprx. 4 hours

  • $100 per person thereafter

  All trips leave out of Honey Creek State Park unless specified by the guide. If you request pick-up at another location an extra fee will be charged, depending on the location,  and if we are able to do so, except spoonbill trips.

Due to the economy we now require a $100 deposit per trip to be paid at least 1 week in advance of your fishing trip to book your specific date

We can accommodate large groups and corporate trips with extra boats and experienced associate guides

Ray & Sharon Austin





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A trip with Dempsey's Fishing Guide service is an experience you shouldn't miss!!!

No one will work harder for you and we're going to have fun!!!!



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It's only 9" in length


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Licensed Fishing Guide


The Grand Lake Fishing Guide Guiding Year 'round on

Beautiful Grand Lake O' the Cherokees, Grove, Oklahoma for

  ***Spoonbill Catfish Paddlefish***White Sand Bass***Catfish***Black Bass*** 


We are a Family oriented business and Fishing is for EVERYONE!!!!

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Ray and Sharon share their knowledge and experience with both the novice and advanced fisherman as the Grand Lake fishing guide for paddlefish, spoonbill, catfish, white sand bass or black bass. 

2006 Pro Gator Bay Boat - 24' 10"

with a 2006 225 HP Suzuki Motor

all for your comfort, safety, speed and room for the disabled.

Ray and Sharon Austin, owners

      Whether you are young, old, male, female, live near or far you will have fun on your fishing trip catching fish with Ray and Sharon as they tell you of their fishing stories, sings songs, tells you jokes, and ,of course, catches fish. A relaxing, enjoyable and productive trip made up of memories to tell your grandchildren about in the years to come. Come join Ray and Sharon on a fishing trip for paddlefish, spoonbill, catfish, white sand bass,  or black bass.  We fish any time of the year.        

New Paddlefish/ Spoonbill Regulations which take effect Jan. 1, 2010   

  • Paddlefish anglers will be requires to immediately release all paddlefish caught on Fridays and Mondays , statewide

  • When an angler keeps a Paddlefish, they will require to immediately record the date & time of harvest of all paddlefish on their paddlefish permit

  • All snagging will be closed on the Grand River from Hwy 412 bridge upstream to the Markham Ferry (Lake Hudson) dam from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. year-round

  • The Spring River will be designated a paddlefish sanctuary & will be closed to paddlefish angling by all methods from Hwy 60 bridge upstream to the Kansas state line

  • For further details go to http://www.wildlifedepartment.com

2013, Just getting started!!!

Your big catch here........

2012 Spoonbill


2011 Spoonbill





Nebraska guys came late in the season (April 20, 2010) but what a catch, photos below

May 1 extremely late for spoonbill but we still caught them!!!

Spring, Summer and Fall are White Sand Bass Times!!!



Your Guide Furnishes:

You Need to Bring:

2006 Pro Gator

Valid OK Fishing License

2006 225HP Suzuki

Warm Clothing/Rain Gear

Oil & Gas

(Just in case)

Bait & All Tackle

Anything you want to eat

Drinks (Non-alcoholic)

Camera for those special photos

Plenty of Laughs

A Desire to have a Good Time

A Great Fishing Trip

You and Your Friends


Best times of the year to go spoonbill fishing is November through April.

Book your spoonbill fishing trip TODAY  for a guaranteed date.

1st photo Dustin took 5th in state 2009, last photo start of the 2010-11 season Oct. 31, 2010 Barger's 80 pound female

Oh!!! What a catch!!!

Fishing Licenses Fees

Resident Fee Valid
Fishing (annual) $25.00 1/1-12/31
Fishing $15.00 2 days
Youth (16 & 17) $5.00 1/1-12/31
Legacy Permit $5.00 1/1-12/31
Non-Resident Fee Valid
Fishing (annual) $55.00 1/1-12/31
Fishing $35.00 6 days
Youth (14 and under) Free 1/1-12/31
Legacy Permit $5.00 1/1-12/31

A special spoonbill permit is also needed starting Jan.1, 2008 no charge at this time

get your license online at www.wildlifedepartment.com, don't forget the HIP & Paddlefish permit



Daily & Size Limits

Species Daily Limit Minimum Size Limit
Largemouth, Smallmouth &/or Spotted Bass 6 (combined) None
Channel &/or Blue Catfish 15 (combined) None
Flathead Catfish 10 20" minimum
White &/or Black Crappie 15 (combined) 10" minimum
Striped Bass Hybrids &/or White Bass 20 (combined) only 5 may be 20" or longer
Paddlefish (Spoonbill) 1 None

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