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Pflueger Patriach Baitcasting Reel

August 29, 2011 10:28 am
posted by Terry

Pflueger Patriach

The Patriach baitcasting reel offers smooth reeling and is known for its speed. It is known for not only its smooth reeling, but it is quiet too! Giving the most for your money, the Patriach is of superb quality. It is both durable and reliable. With 10 stainless steel bearings, there is no jamming. It has excellent line technology and a titanium line guide. Its Ultimate brake system has given customers many years of satisfying use.

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Pflueger Patriarch Baitcasting Reel

August 26, 2011 11:35 am
posted by Terry

Pflueger Patriach

The Pflueger Patriarch is fast and smooth. The Pflueger Patriarch baitcasting reel has 10 stainless steel bearings with an Ultimate Brake system which means that it has plenty of distance. It also has a one way roller bearing which elimates back play. It has a drag system that performs better than most other baitcaster reels in its price range. Slipping is eliminated because of the magnetic brake system. The Manteca on the Pfluger Patriarch is easy because the side plates can be removed fast and easy. It has a line out clicker for trolling and bait fishing.
There are a lot of baitcasting reels available. There are some baitcasting reels that may work great for the fisherman that is not willing to spend extra money on a reel. These are the top five picked by most people.

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Central Oklahoma Fishing Report for Week of Aug 14

August 19, 2011 7:44 pm
posted by Terry

Walleye

Looking here we see the crappie is good late in the evening and at night.  Several fishing places are biting just a different at each place.  Be sure to bring your baitcasting reel and go fishing.

Arcadia: August 14. Elevation below normal. Channel catfish fair to good on slip corks with minnows and punchbait at 5-8 ft. and on stinkbait and punchbait in deeper channel water at night. Crappie good at night off docks and fair on minnows in the evenings. Report submitted by Chance Whiteley, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Hefner: August 15.. Elevation below normal, water 85-93 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass slow on crankbaits and jigs at 6-20 ft. along deep structure and rocky banks. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on shad colored crankbaits, grubs and sassy shad at 2-10 ft. all around the lake when chasing shad. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and prepared bait at 6-15 ft. along rocky shorelines and the dam. Flathead catfish slow on live bait at 15-30 ft. around the dam.. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 15-30 ft. around the dam. Walleye fair on crankbaits and grubs at 14-20 ft. around east points and the dam early. Sunfish and bluegill good on worms and small jigs along rocky banks. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: August 14. Elevation 9 ft. below normal, water murky. Channel catfish fair to good on cut shad, chicken liver, shrimp and hotdogs early and late and fair to good at gar hole. Report submitted by Joey Rushing, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

Wes Watkins: August 15. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 88 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits at 12-15 ft. in late evening. White bass fair to good trolling the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows around deep structure early morning. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

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Northeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report Aug 17th

August 18, 2011 8:13 pm
posted by Terry

Channel Cat

Looking at the report we see fish are hitting at the top of water.  Be sure to have your spinning reel or baitcasting reel and your crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and plastic baits.

Copan: August 15. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel and flathead catfish good on cut shad and worms below the dam. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around structure at Copan Point. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: August 16. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 80 and dingy. Bluegill fair on crickets and worms around grass beds. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-14 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on topwater baits early morning. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: August 14. Elevation 2 ft. below normal and steady, water 86 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 5-15 ft. White bass good trolling small spinnerbaits and small white crankbaits from the deep-drop offs in the main lake. Catfish good on juglines baited with whole live shad and sunfish. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Grand: August 15. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good at 10-15 ft. around points. White bass good on topwater lures. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with fresh cut bait above Sailboat Bridge. Crappie good on minnows and jigs below the docks with brush. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: August 15. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jig and worm along creek channels, brush structure and shorelines. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait on bottom near the spillway. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: August 16. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits, plastic baits and crankbaits. White bass fair to good trolling small lures in the upper end when schooling late. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: August 15. Elevation near normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on cut shad and worms below the dam. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs in Skull Creek. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Keystone: August 15. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 86. Largemouth bass fair. White bass fair. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: August 15. Elevation normal, water 50 and murky. Largemouth bass slow on topwater lures in coves. White bass slow on jigs at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Striped bass good on live shad at 1-2 ft. along the dam and mouth of river. Channel catfish good on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Trout good fly-fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Oologah: August 14. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water lower 80s and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around brush piles. White bass fair trolling shad colored crankbaits at 10-15 ft. off main lake points. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines baited with shad at 20 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Spavinaw: August 16. Elevation slightly above normal, water 82 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: August 15. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. below normal, water 90 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on soft plastics baits in shallow cover. Sunfish good on worm tipped jigs at 10-20 ft. in docks. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: August 15. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along riprap, creek channels, brush structure and boat ramps. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait drifting and over the mud flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Reported by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife  Conservation

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The Orvis Knot

August 3, 2011 10:08 am
posted by Terry

Orvis Knot

The second knot to use with a baitcasting reel is the orvis knot.

The orvis knot is for tying ring clips and snood clips, this knot allows for easy control of the length of the rig. To tie this knot first pass the end of the tippet through the eye of the hook, then round it back through the hoop you made. Next you will tag the end and wrap it around the second loop twice, followed by lubricating and tightening the knot. To finish it off trim the end tag. This knot allows for control of length and offers a strong knot, it is also used for tying flies.

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The Improved Clinch Knot

August 2, 2011 10:00 am
posted by Terry

Improved Clinch Knot

This is the first of several different knots to be used with a baitcasting reel.

This is one of the easier knots to tie, and is one of the main reasons it’s so popular for connecting monofilament to terminal tackle. This knot is best on lines of 20 pounds and under. To tie the proper knot, you will pass the line through the eye of the hook, swivel and lure. Then bring it back through and make five turns arond the standing line. Holding the coils, thread the end of the loop above the eye and through the larger loop. While pulling the coils, make sure they are in a spiral, and don’t overlap each other and slide it against the eye of the knot, lastly you will clip the tag end. – Although requiring a few steps, after a few trys, this is one of the simplest knots to make.

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The Albright Knot

July 29, 2011 10:53 am
posted by Terry

Albright Knot for Baitcasting Reel

This is a strong and viable knot. It is used to attach the fly line to the fly reel backing. Take a couple inches of line and make a loop. Run about ten inches of excess through the loop. Hold the loop and wrap the excess around both lines with the other hand, wrapping around ten times. Push the excess through the opposite side where it began so both lines’ excesses are adjacent. Pull the remainder through the loop, and tighten if necessary. The line knot is common, and is used before winding the baitcasting reel. It is a fly line to backing knot.

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Northeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report Week Of July 18

July 25, 2011 7:41 pm
posted by Terry

Largemouth Bass

Reports show that the fishing is good in several locations.  Be sure to take your baitcasting reel or spinning reel and go catch the catch of the day.

Carl Blackwell: July 18. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal, water low 80s and stained. Striped bass hybrids fair trolling crankbaits. Catfish fair on all baits. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Copan: July 18. Elevation below normal. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut shad and worms on bottom early and late on rod and reel. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: July 19. Elevation 1 3/4 ft. below normal, water 87 and dingy. Bluegill good on crickets and worms in the back of coves. Largemouth bass fair on topwater baits early morning. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: July 16. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water stained. Boaters need to be aware of underwater obstacles due to low water conditions. Catfish good on juglines baited with whole shad and sunfish. White bass good on Heddon Torpedo’s with a jig trailers and ripping them across the surface along the windy points and below the main dam during generation. Catfish good on cut bait and shrimp while generating below the dam. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits and buzz baits around structure and docks early and late. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand: July 17. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on juglines baited with cut or whole shad at 15 ft. Report submitted by Jim Littlefield.

Grand: July 17. Elevation normal, water clear. Bass good on frogs in shallow water early and late. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with fresh cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in deep water. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: July 18. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and tube worms in pumpkin color along shorelines, creek channels and riprap. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: July 18. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass fair to good on topwater lures and spinnerbaits early and late. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: July 18. Elevation below normal, water stained. Catfish slow on cut shad and worms on bottom with rod and reel. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Keystone: July 18.. Water 87. White bass good on plastic baits and rattletraps around points. Catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: July 18. Elevation normal, water 49 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures all along the river. White bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Striped bass fair on live shad at 1-2 ft. below Gore Landing. Channel catfish good on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Walleye fair on pink jigs at 1-4 ft. below Gore Landing. Trout good fly-fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom from the dam to Watts. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Oologah: July 17. Elevation near normal, water near 80 and murky on the south end and muddy on the north end. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around brush piles. White bass fair trolling shad colored crankbaits off main lake points at 10-15 ft. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines baited with shad at 15-20 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Sooner: July 19. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad and slabs. Catfish fair on cut bait and live bait in the channels. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: July 19.. Elevation slightly below normal, water 89 and dingy. Bluegill fair on crickets and worms. Largemouth fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: July 18. Elevation normal, water low 80s and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures. Catfish fair on flip-flops or juglines baited with cut bait or fresh shad and on doughbait at 18-21 ft. Sunfish good on night crawlers in or near the docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: July 18. Water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and tube worms in pumpkin color along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on stinkbait and cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Reported by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

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Knot To Use With Baitcasting Reel Part II

July 22, 2011 8:28 am
posted by Terry

Arbor Knot

The arbor knot is the next knot we will be reviewing. The arbor knot can be used on any type of reel. The arbor knot is perfect for anchoring the back of the reel to the spool center. To tie this knot, tie an overhead knot on the backing and tighten. Insert the knot between the reel foot and the arbor. Tie a second knot and tag it around the starting point of the backing. Wind the backing into your reel. You are now ready to feed the knot onto your spool. Relax and cast out to your favorite spot.

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Baitcasting Reel Review

July 20, 2011 8:21 am
posted by Terry

Pflueger

Fisherman are always on the lookout for the best reel to use. The baitcasting reel is a top pick with professional anglers. The baitcasting reel allows the anglers to have greater accuracy when casting. They also allow more accuracy with lure placement. When using the reel you can place your lure close to a shoreline and even butted up against a log. When using the reel you need to make sue you are holding the reel properly. This can be difficult for a new angler. To cast properly, hold the spool with your thumb and turn the rod so the reel is facing upward. Your reel will stay in this position throughout the cast. You will get acquainted with the right amount of thumb pressure the more you practice. The way you make a fishing knot can also have a great impact on your fishing success.

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