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Fishing Tip – Best Time To Catch Bass

April 27, 2011 9:12 am
posted by Terry

For fishermen trying to catch bass, knowing the best time of year before getting out your baitcasting reel is crucial to increasing your odds of success. The time of year for bass fishing varies depending on where you are located geologically, but in general it is the spring and summer months. Bass are most active during these warmer months, but some skilled fishermen catch them the rest of the year.

Even though bass are known to be most active at warmer times of the year, no one knows for certain the way fish are going to behave. That is just another reason to make sure that your fishing reel, rod, and other equipment are in top shape. This is why there is no one lure in fishing that is proven to out-perform the rest, and no matter what time of year you fish, they are either biting or they aren’t.

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Tips for Ram-Feeding Bass

April 26, 2011 10:04 am
posted by Terry

Ram-feeding is when the bass moves forward quickly and overtakes its prey.  For the bass that are exhibiting this type of behavior, the angler has many choices of live baits that can be used in this situation.  However, the angler also needs to consider the type of Cayenne baitcasting fishing reel being used, the lake’s foliage, and the water temperature.

Live baits that can be used in this situation are worms, leaches, frogs and minnows.  Try to match the bait with the lakes foliage.  If the bait does not seem to be luring the bass, then try a different kind.  Last but not least, if the water temperature is below 55 degrees, try using a minnow for this type of feeding behavior.

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Northeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report Part 2

April 15, 2011 10:33 am
posted by Terry

Kaw: April 10. Elevation below normal. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 1-3 ft. up the creeks feeding the lake. White bass good on jigs and jigs with spinnerbaits in the Arkansas River. Catfish fair on shad in the main lake and below the dam. Paddlefish slow below the dam. Report submitted by David Rempe, game warden stationed in Grant and Kay counties.

Keystone: April 11. Water 58. Blue catfish good on cut bait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10 ft. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: April 11. Elevation normal, water 43 and murky. White bass slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 ft. all along the river. Channel catfish good on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 ft. all along the river. Trout good 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: April 10. Elevation normal, water upper 50s to lower 60s and clear on the south end and murky on the north end. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 2-6 ft. along rocky shorelines. White bass fair on jigs in the Big Creek area and on the upper Verdigris River. Blue catfish fair on juglines baited with shad at 10-15 ft. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and rogue type crankbaits at 4-8 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: April 12. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water low 60s and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits along rocky shorelines. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on rattletraps and rooster tails along windy shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. over brush piles. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: April 11. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: April 12. Elevation slightly below normal, water 57 and dingy. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam area. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: April 10. Elevation 2 1/3 ft. below normal and steady, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and swim baits just inside of coves mid to upper end of lake. Crappie fair trolling in the upper end and fair on jigs in areas with stickups. White bass good trolling in the upper end and good on inline spinnerbaits and jigs. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: April 11. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass excellent on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and bill baits along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait at 30 ft. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in purple and black along brush structure and bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Report by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

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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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Spotlight On: Ambassadeur Abu Garcia

April 11, 2011 3:44 pm
posted by A-Reel-Good-Time

The Abu Garcia Company was founded in Sweden in 1921, originally as a Swiss watch factory. Fortunately for us, the owner’s son was an avid angler. He started researching and developing fishing reel line, releasing the product to the pubic in 1941. In 1952 the company released the famous Ambassadeur Abu Garcia.

Nearly seventy years later, the company still manufactures the famous Ambassadeur and other high quality Abu Garcia fishing reels. What is remarkable is how little change the reels have undergone. The few modifications include improved drag washers, additional bearings, and no-slip spools. When you get it right the first time there isn’t much need for change!

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Crappie Fishing

March 30, 2011 9:39 am
posted by Terry

The crappie are spawning and waiting for their favorite bait.  So grab your Shimano and make a pit stop at your local bait shop.

Your local bait shop offers a variety of lures or live baits for crappie fishing.  Many anglers use Maribou Jigs, Curly-tail Grubs, or Spinners.  However, crappies also like worms, crawfish, and minnows.  So if the crappies aren’t biting, keep trying different bait until you find one that works for you.

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Northeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report Part 2

March 25, 2011 8:17 am
posted by Terry


Northeastern   Reported 3/23/11

Kaw: March 20. Elevation below normal, water 51. Crappie fair to good on jigs and minnows at 5-15 ft. around structure. Catfish fair to good on shad in the main lake. White bass slow to fair on jigs and spinnerbaits in the river and creeks. Report by submitted by David Rempe, game warden stationed in Grant and Kay counties.

Lower Illinois: March 22. Elevation normal, water 44 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits. White bass slow on jigs at 1-3 ft. all along the river. Channel catfish good on cut bait. Crappie slow on jigs at 1-3 ft. Trout excellent fly-fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-3 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom above Gore Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Oologah: March 20. Elevation 1 ft. above normal and rising, 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 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 21. 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 21. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on sassy shad in the discharge. Catfish fair on cut bait and live bait in the channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along brush piles. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: March 22. Elevation slightly below normal, water 55 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 21. Elevation 2 3/4 ft. below normal and rising, water 58 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and soft plastics in coves. Crappie slow on soft plastic jigs around brush in docks. White bass fair on spoons, spinnerbaits and jigs in the upper end. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Reported by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

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Northeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report Part 1

March 24, 2011 9:09 am
posted by Terry

NORTHEAST   3/23/11

Birch: March 21. Elevation normal, water upper 50s and clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 12-15 ft. around structure. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: March 21. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 52 and muddy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Saugeye fair trolling crankbaits. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Copan: March 20. Elevation above normal, water murky. Crappie good on minnows at 4-6 ft. near the Highway 10 bridge and in Cotton Creek. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines baited with cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: March 22. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 57 and dingy. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass good on jerk baits and spinnerbaits. Catfish fair on trotlines and juglines baited with live perch. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft Gibson: March 21. Elevation normal, water 52 and clear. White bass fair starting up the main river and creeks. Largemouth bass being caught on crankbaits and countdown minnows at 15-30 ft. Crappie good under docks and in shallow water late in the evenings. Catfish slow in the main part of the lake. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in  Wagoner.

Hulah: March 20. Elevation above normal, water clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 4-8 ft. in Skull Creek and Turkey Creek. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Reported by Oklahoma Wildlife of Department Conservation

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Crappie Fishing In Oklahoma

March 23, 2011 11:17 am
posted by Terry

Crappie spawning season is here.  In Oklahoma, this season usually begins in mid February and March and last through April.  So grab your fishing reel and check out the water temperature at Lake Eufaula and Skiatook Reservoir.

If the water temperatures are around 52-60 degrees, then the beginner or experienced angler should be able to catch their limit of black or white crappie.  However, if the temperature is not quite right, try fishing around the lakes rock pile, stumps, fallen trees or shallow coves.  Crappie tend to stay in these areas during the prespawn season.

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Crappie Fishing Reels

March 22, 2011 11:12 am
posted by Terry

Whether you are a beginner or experienced angler, you need a good reel for crappie fishing.  The spincast reel is a great choice for the beginning angler.  The Zebco company has a line of spincast reels that are budget friendly and easy to use.

Although spincast reels are the easiest to use, most experienced anglers prefer spinning or baitcasting reels.  The Daiwa company offers quality reels that will please any angler’s heart.  Learning to use these reels however, takes a little extra practice.  Fishing for crappie can be enjoyable experience if the angler has choosen the right reel.  Happy Crappie Fishing!

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