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This giant catfish looks like it is eating her collar at Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Two happy clients with nice size spoonbill and some good size catfish caught March 2017 with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Jim caught a nice size catfish at Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Look at the size of that catfish caught March 2017 with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Happy fisherman with nice size spoonbill caught with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Happy fisherman with giant spoonbill caught with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
BIG spoonbill caught with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Lady fisherman catches nice size spoonbill caught with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Look at the size of that spoonbill caught with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Ladies love to fish too!  Look at the size of that spoonbill caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Fishing fun for all ages!  Look at the size of that spoonbill caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Looks like a fish fry coming up!  Fish caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Spoonbill caught by Troy & Colton Stinnet in January 2015 with Jim's Guide Service on Grand Lake on Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Spoonbill caught by Travis Stinnett in January 2015 with Jim's Guide Service on Grand Lake on Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Look at the size of that spoonbill caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Spoonbill caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
3 happy cients with Jims Guide Service
Spoonbill caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Spoonbill caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Spoonbill caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Spoonbill caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Spoonbill caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
That's a fun fishing trip!! Spoonbill caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Catfish and Spoonbill caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Spoonbill caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Spoonbill caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Spoonbill caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Spoonbill caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Nice size catfish caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Jim catches giant catfish with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Giant catfish caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
David Frick catches 50 lb. catfish
Catfish caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Spoonbill caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Family fishing trip.  Spoonbill caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Spoonbill caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Spoonbill caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
That's a NICE size catfish caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Spoonbill caught while fishing with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
Jim Wagner catches spoonbill on Grand Lake
Jim Wagner with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.
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Jim Wagner catches some crappie with Jim's Guide Service at Grand Lake o' Cherokees, Grove, OK.

Welcome to Jim’s Guide Service

Grand Lake 0′ the Cherokees is located in the northeast corner of Oklahoma. It is 45 minutes southwest of Joplin, Missouri and 90 minutes east of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Grand lake has 1,300 miles of shoreline full of resorts and marinas; you can stay on the water or in town. We fish Grand Lake year around. Winter brings us inside to our famous Crappie houses fishing for White and Black slab Crappie with a 10″ minimum length. Grand Lake is the “Number one” bass fishing lake in Oklahoma, making it home for many tournaments, such as B.A.S.S, Pro Am and RedMan.

Early spring brings on Spoonbill season. As the rains begin, the spoonbill return to the river to spawn and the fun begins! Those of you that have seen the American Outdoorsman Show, featuring Jim and spoonbill fishing, got a preview of this. Spoonbill weigh 15 to 100 pounds and can be 5 to 6 feet in length.

We catch White Bass, also called Sand Bass, running the rivers in early spring. We fish breaks and break lines by spooning in the summer. Fall fishing for white bass includes fantastic top water action.

Grand Lake has a fish called a Mississippi White, which we think is one of the best eating fish we have.

Thank you for calling, hope to fish with you soon.

Jim Wagner


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Jim’s Guide Service

Owner:  Jim Wagner

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Featured on The American Outdoorsman

Featured on the Outdoor Channel

  • Over 34 years experience fishing Grand Lake near Grove, Oklahoma
  • Drift or jug for Catfish
  • Flathead, channels, blues and Mississippi White catfish
  • White bass or Sand Bass
  • Spoonbill or paddlefish
  • Crappie
March 2017

March 2017

Check out these great photos from guide trips on Grand Lake of the Cherokees near Grove, OK with Jim’s Guide Service. These fishing guide tours where during March of 2017. Lots of fish and some pretty big spoonbill.Continue Reading

Crappie Fishing Guide Trip

Crappie Fishing Guide Trip

On January 27, 2015, Jim’s Guide Service took Hank Sauder and Steve Lippitt out on Lake Oologah! It was a beautiful day and the Crappie were biting. Each man caught his limit of fish for the day!Continue Reading

Jim Wagner

Jim Wagner

Jim’s been guiding on Grand Lake full time for 26 years. He fishes Spoonbill 7 months of the year. The Spoonbill is also known as a Paddlefish because of it spoon shaped snout. Jim has 100% success rate on spoonbill. Jim also fishes for White Bass in the rivers during the spring and in the…Continue Reading