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The Grand Lake O' the Cherokees lives up to its name when it comes to our guests' favorite pastime: fishing! Marina Del Rey Resort lies minutes away from the Grand Lake shore, making it a convenient place to angle up some unsuspecting fish.
Planning a fishing trip here doesn't need to be complicated, we hope that this fishing guide helps you plan it more effectively. At Marina Del Rey Resort, we want your only worry to be that you're catching TOO many fish.

Grand Lake Boat Rentals

While you can fish on the Grand Lake shoreline, it's more fun to hop in a boat and head to the deep. Many of our guests bring their own boats and dock them with us. We have several boat slips for daily rental on the property. Other guests may not have their own boat, instead choosing to rent during their stay.

Rocks & Docks Adventure Rentals

Marina Del Rey REsort recommends Rocks & docks Adventure Rentals for all your boating needs.

Oklahoma Fishing License

Do I need a fishing license?

Another thing you'll need before you start casting to crappie is your Oklahoma Fishing License. They are exceptionally easy to buy (especially online) and relatively inexpensive for the benefits it gives you.


Non-Resident Prices
1-Day: $15
6-Day: $35
Annual: $55

Oklahoma Resident Prices
Youth Annual(16-17): $5
2-Day: $15
Annual: $25
5-Year: $88

How old do you have to be for an Oklahoma fishing license?

Anyone 15 and under can fish for free in Oklahoma. 16-17-year-olds must buy the youth annual pass, and 18+ must have a standard fishing license.

Seniors (age 65+) can pay for a lifetime fishing license at $15.

Oklahoma Fishing Rules

If you want to double-check fishing regulations in Oklahoma, take a peek at the guidebook for fishing. It will review limits on different types of fish, bait restrictions and license requirements.

Grand Lake Fishing Report

These are the fish you'll be able to haul on your Oklahoma fishing trip!
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Spotted Bass
  • Channel Catfish
  • Black and White Crappie
  • Walleye
  • Bluegill
  • Green Sunfish
  • Paddlefish
  • Spoonbills

Bait & Tackle

Are you thrilled about fishing, but you don't quite have all the equipment you need for a successful trip. Looks like you need to make a run to a nearby tackle store. Here is a shortlist of the closest to Marina Del Rey Resort.

Blue Water Bait and Tackle

Address: 235 W Main St, Disney
Drive Time: 17 minutes
7AM - 6PM (M - Th)
7AM - 8PM (Friday, Saturday)
7AM - 3PM (Sunday)

Ketchum Bait Shop

Address: 32374 OK-82, Vinita
Drive Time: 10 minutes
8AM - 5PM (every day)

Blue Moon Bait and Tackle

Address: 448820 East, OK-85, Ketchum
Drive Time: 5 minutes
Hours: Call 918-782-4009

Benge Creek Outfitters

Address: 291 West W Broadway Ave, Langley
Drive Time: 15 minutes
Hours: 8AM - 6PM (closed Wednesdays)

Fishing Guide Services

While some people enjoy independence on their fishing trips, novice fishermen might want to have an expert with them on the waters. Luckily, there are a couple of fishing guides you can work with for an AWESOME fishing experience.

Chasin' Tails

This fishing guide is one of the best on South Grand Lake. They take people on guided fishing trips for catfish, spoonbill, crappie, bass and more! They can also teach you how to bowfish if you're looking for a new experience.

Grand River Monster Bowfishing

Speaking of bowfishing, this guided tour will guide you along the Neosho River, where you'll be able to take your archery skills to the water!

You probably have a lot of ideas for how to fish on your vacation, we hope we've helped guide you in some way. Grand Lake is beautiful, its diverse marine wildlife makes it a fun place to fish again and again.