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Northeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report Part 1

April 14, 2011 9:29 am
posted by Terry

Bell Cow: April 10. Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie good on minnows. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: April 11. Elevation normal, water upper 50s and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on shad. Catfish good on cut bait, worms and chicken liver. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: April 10. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 58 and muddy. Saugeye and striped bass hybrids good trolling with crankbaits and plastic baits. Crappie good minnows and jigs. Catfish good on cut bait. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Copan: April 10. Elevation below normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows at 2-4 ft. in Cotton Creek and Osage Plains. Catfish fair on worms and live sunfish in the lake. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: April 12. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 63 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and spinnerbaits. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: April 8. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 58 and clear. Crappie good on minnows and Bobby Garland twin tail jigs at 3-10 ft. around brush and rocky shorelines. White bass excellent on white grubs and silver rooster tails during generation below the dam and in the creeks. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 5-15 ft. Catfish good on juglines baited with cut shad in the main lake and good on live shad using rod and reel. Paddlefish excellent in the upper river at Mission Bend and low water dam. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Grand: April 12. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 58 and clear. White bass excellent in Spring River. Blue catfish fair on fresh cut bait. Crappie good at 5-10 ft. around brush piles. Paddlefish excellent in the Neosho River. Report submitted by Jeff Brown, game warden stationed in Nowata County.

Greenleaf: April 11. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass excellent on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and buzz baits along shorelines, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in green, yellow and red around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: April 11. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 54. Largemouth bass good on small crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass good on small lures and minnows in the upper end of the lake along mouths of creeks and below Pensacola dam. Crappie good on minnows and small jigs in shallow water around brush piles. Paddlefish good in the upper end. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: April 10. Elevation below normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows at 2-4 ft. Catfish fair on minnows and cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Report by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

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Shimano Reels The Baitcaster or Spinning Reel

April 6, 2011 11:52 am
posted by Terry

The Shimano fishing reel company offers several spinning reel models including Baitrunner, Sonora, Spheros, and Stradic models. No matter what a fisherman’s style is he will be able to find a Shimano baitcaster reel or spinning reel to fit all his needs. If his passion is baitcasting, he will find one of the Shimano’s Reels in the Calcutta model line fitting most of his needs, including a right hand or left hand option for bait casting.

The Stradic model spinning reels are very light weight lending themselves to the enhancement of small creek or a lake fishing experience. If the fisherman desires a low profile baitcasting reel for saltwater fishing, he should try the Curado Shimano Reel. Light weight but so smooth for casting in the sea. No matter what his choice, there is nothing but good fishing days ahead for him.

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Northeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report Part 2

April 1, 2011 10:14 am
posted by Terry

Reported 3/30/11

Kaw: March 28. March 28.  Elevation below normal. Catfish fair on fresh and cut shad in the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around structure and off of riprap near the bridges. Report submitted by David Rempe, game warden stationed in Grant and Kay counties.

Lower Illinois: March 28. Elevation normal, water 44 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits at 2 ft. all along the river. White bass fair on jigs at 3 ft. all along the river. Channel catfish good on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie fair on jigs at 3 ft. all along the river. Trout excellent fly-fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom above Gore Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Oologah: March 27. Elevation 1/3 ft. above normal, water 50-55 and clear on the south end and muddy on the north end. Crappie fair on jigs in the Big Creek area, on minnows and jigs at 15 ft. around brush piles, on jigs around the lake and on jigs below the dam. White bass fair on jigs in the Big Creek area, on jigs in creeks around the lake and on jigs below the dam. Blue catfish fair on juglines baited with shad at 15-20 ft. near the channel. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: March 28. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water mid 50s and clear. White bass fair on rooster tails along rocky shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: March 28. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad and slabs. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: March 29. Elevation slightly below normal, water 54 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: March 28. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal and steady, water 58-60 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic baits or crankbaits in coves. Crappie slow trolling deep running lures in the upper end of lake and on plastic jigs in docks. White bass good trolling jigs and deep running lures in the upper part to Horseshoe Bend and on jigs and inline spinnerbaits in the upper end. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: March 29. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jig and worms along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie good at 8 ft. along bridges, brush piles and shorelines. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Reported by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

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