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Northeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report for Week of Sept 28

September 29, 2011 8:54 pm
posted by Terry

Looking at the fishing report below the fishing is slow in several places.  Trout fishing is good on the surface below the Lower Illinois.

Copan: September 26. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel and flathead catfish slow on cut shad and worms below the dam. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around structure and Copan Point. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Hulah: September 26. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel catfish slow on cut shad and worms below the dam. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around structure in Skull Creek. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Hudson: September 27. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, buzz baits and crawdad colored jigs. White bass fair to good on small lures in the upper end of the lake. Blue catfish fair to good on cut shad. Crappie good on small jigs and minnows. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Lower Illinois: September 26. Elevation normal, water 46 and murky. Largemouth bass slow on topwater lures in coves. White bass slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 2 ft. all along the river. Striped bass slow on live shad at 1-2 ft. at the mouth of the river. Channel catfish good on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Trout good fly-fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom at the dam. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Tenkiller: September 26. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 75 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, topwater lures and soft plastic baits. White bass fair on spinnerbaits, spoons and jigs when schooling. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. in docks. Catfish fair on juglines baited with shad. Sunfish good on worm-tipped jigs in docks. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

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Northeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report Week of Sept 21

September 26, 2011 8:43 pm
posted by Terry

Copan: September 18. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel and flathead catfish good on cut shad and worms below the dam. Crappie slow no minnows and jigs around structure at Copan Point. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: September 20. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 70 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 13-15 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Catfish fair on juglines baited with cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: September 18. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on Biffle Bugs and crankbaits at 5-15 ft. White bass excellent trolling silver spoons and white crankbaits along shallow rock piles and humps in the middle of the lake. Catfish excellent drifting cut shad and white bass sides on the flats between the Hwy 51 Bridge and the dam. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Greenleaf: September 19. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, bill baits and jig-and-worm along shorelines, brush structure, creek channels and rocky points. Catfish good on fresh cut bait 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: September 19. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and buzz baits early and late. Blue catfish good on cut shad. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Fishing looks good at several locations around the northeastern section.  Fish are biting be sure to go out and catch some fish. You will need that baitcasting or spinning reel to go catch a fish.

Hulah: September 18. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on cut shad and worms below the dam. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around structure in Skull Creek. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Keystone: September 19. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 73. Largemouth bass fair. White bass fair. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: September 19. Elevation normal, water 49 and murky. Largemouth bass slow on topwater lures in coves. White bass slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 ft. all along the river. Striped bass slow on live shad at 1-2 ft. in mouth of the river. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Trout good fly-fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom at the dam. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Oologah: September 18. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water mid 70s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 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 10-15 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Spavinaw: September 20. Elevation slightly below normal, water 70 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.

Webbers Falls: September 19. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jig-and-worm along riprap and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait along mudflats and on bottom. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 12 ft. around bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee 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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Northeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report First Week of August

August 15, 2011 7:01 pm
posted by Terry

TroutLook

Looking at the report we see that the trout and are biting.  Several other fishing spots are biting just be sure to bring your fishing reel.

Carl Blackwell: August 8. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water stained. Crappie fair on jigs. Striped bass hybrids fair trolling crankbaits. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Copan: August 8. Elevation below normal. Boaters should use caution while driving in areas that are shallow due to low water. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut shad and worms on bottom in the mornings and evenings on rod and reel. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: August 9. Elevation 3 3/4 ft. below normal, water 85 and dingy. Bluegill fair on crickets and worms around grass beds. Largemouth bass fair on topwater baits early morning. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: August 7. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 93 and stained. Use caution while boating due to low water levels. White bass good trolling the windy points early and late, pick areas close to deep water drop offs trolling small crankbaits. Largemouth bass good on Biffle Bugs and crankbaits at 15-25 ft. Catfish good on juglines baited sunfish fishing the main lake and river. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand: August 8. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. Bass good on crankbaits around points. White bass fair on topwater lures and shad in shallows. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with fresh cut bait above Sailboat Bridge. Crappie fair on minnow shad jigs around docks. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: August 9. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and bill baits along shorelines, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hulah: August 8. Elevation below normal, water stained. Boaters should use caution in areas that are shallow due to low water. Catfish slow on cut shad and worms on bottom with rod and reels. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: August 8. Catfish fair on fresh shad in the lake and good on stinkbait and worms in the river.. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on spinnerbaits, spoons and crankbaits around points and near the dam early and late. Bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits around shallow structure. Report by David Rempe Game Warden in Grant and Kay County.

Konawa: August 7. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 94 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and crankbaits on schooling bass in coves early and late. Channel catfish good on shad at 5-10 ft. in south coves. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Illinois: August 8. Elevation normal, water 49 and muddy. Largemouth bass slow on buzz baits along the surface in coves. Striped bass fair on live shad at 1-2 ft. in the mouth of the river. Channel catfish good on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Trout excellent fly-fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom at the dam. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Oologah: August 7.. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 85 and murky on the south end and muddy on the north end. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs 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 20 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Spavinaw: August 9. Elevation slightly below normal, water 85 and dingy. Bluegill fair on crickets and worms in the back of coves. Largemouth fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Webbers Falls: August 9. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along riprap, brush structure and creek channels. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. 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 Wildlife Department of Conservation

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The Double Surgeon Knot

August 1, 2011 10:00 am
posted by Terry

Double Surgeon Knot

This is an ordinary one, but a good decision if the lines are irregular. Place the leader and tippet next to each other overlapping six inches, ends facing opposite. Take the front leader and the end of the tippet and tie an overhand knot with the leader end and tippet itself. The whole tippet length goes through the overhand loop entirely and, while small, is not tightened. Pass through again using the new loop through the existing one again. Pull on the leader and tippet, and your knot is complete. This is a tippet to leader knot.

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The Blood Knot

July 28, 2011 10:47 am
posted by Terry

Blood Knot

A more precise knot, the ‘blood knot’ isn’t for the faint of heart. It requires skill to complete, and begins by taking the two lines and having them cross for about four inches with the shorter line ends of both facing opposite. One line’s shorter end is wrapped around the next line about six times, with the difference of the first line short end going through the original lines’ wrapping. The difference in the second line is then repeated (about six times wrapping), with that difference passing back through the overall wrapping loop. When not tightened, it may remain loose, however, may be tightened at any time to ensure completion of the knot. It is a versatile knot for the tippet or leader.

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The Nail Knot

July 27, 2011 2:47 pm
posted by Terry

Nail Knot For Fly Line

A common fly fishing knot, the ‘nail knot’ is a rudimentary must-have for the professional fisherman. It involves the attachment of a small object, such as a tube twice the diameter of the line, to the fly line itself, and then attaching the line to the backing. Place the object at the end of the fly line with about two inches of excess, making about a two inch loop at the weighted end of your leader. Pinch the loop to the object. Next, get the small end of the leader loop and wrap about five times around the object and actual line. Each ‘wrap’ should be at least one-half inch from the end of the fly line. Move the thumb forward to keep it from unwinding, and move the end of the leader through the tube from right to left. Remove the tube, and tighten the knot by tugging both ends of the leader. The idea is to make it more consistent with the fly line. Complete the knot by pulling the line through, trim the leader excess, and you’ve finished the nail knot. It is a leader to fly line knot.

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Southeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report July 3 – July 9

July 11, 2011 8:02 pm
posted by Terry

Channel Cat

According to these reports, sounds like this part of the state has some good fishing.  Be sure to bring your baitcasting reel or spinning reel with you.  It will be very hard to bring home the catch if you don’t have the gear.

Arbuckle: July 3. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 83-84 and clear. Bass very slow being caught on chug bugs early dawn light and slow worm rig coming off a sharp drop-off. White bass being caught on small white or chrome lures while chasing shad and ghost minnows in the dam area of lake. Crappie early morning on marked brush piles. Bluegill and sunfish excellent on earthworms in the shaded areas in evening hours. Channel catfish being caught on the baited holes. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: July 3. Water clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Slug-Go lures and topwater baits early and late. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 18-20 ft. along humps and structure. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: July 4. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear in the lake and murky in the Deep Fork Arm. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits around deep points. White bass fair on minnows at 8-20 ft. under bridges at night. Blue catfish fair on various baits at 4-10 ft. around rocky areas and shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-20 ft. under bridges and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: July 3. Elevation normal, water 84. Catfish fair on trotlines baited with sunfish. Blue catfish good on shad below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Konawa: July 3. Elevation normal, water 91 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures and crankbaits at 5-15 ft. in coves early and late. Channel catfish good on shad at 10 ft. around points. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

McGee Creek: July 4. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits and swim baits at 2-6 ft. and topwater lures early and late along the shorelines. Crappie fair 8-20 ft. around cedar brush just off of main creek channels. Catfish fair on live bait at 8-20 ft. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: July 3. Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass fair to good on topwater baits in the mornings. Crappie good on minnows in deep water. Catfish good on chicken liver or night crawlers on rod and reel and trotlines. Report Submitted by Mark Hannah, Game Warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: July 5. Elevation normal, water 85 and murky. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with fresh shad and sunfish. Report submitted by Leland Sockey, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: July 3. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 85 and murky. White bass good on topwater lures early and late. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait. Flathead catfish good on live bait. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: July 3. Elevation 4 1/3 ft. below normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on surface lures, crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 5-15 ft. in the creek channels. Striped and white bass good on live bait, slabs and surface lures at 10-20 ft. in the river channels. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, stinkbait and worms at 10-20 ft. from Johnson Creek to the south. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around underwater brush. Sunfish good on worms, shrimp and small tube jigs at 5-15 ft. around riprap and the fishing docks. Paddlefish fair below the dam while generating. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: July 3. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures early and late. White bass fair trolling deep diving crankbaits. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-20 ft. around structure. Channel and blue catfish good on juglines baited with cut shad, liver and night crawlers. Flathead catfish fair on live sunfish. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

Reported by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife

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How to Use A Spinning Reel To Catch A Trout

June 21, 2011 11:27 am
posted by Terry

Trout

When choosing a rod/reel combo, the appropriate weight range is between 2 and 7 lbs. Beginners might be advised to stick to a closed face reel (a reel that has a button that allows for easy release of the line). The Pflueger Fishing Company makes several high quality reels and reel/rod combos for all skill levels, and something like the Pflueger President Spinning combo can offer the beginner a versatility and ease that are vital when starting out.

OK, Now comes the tricky part: a good cast.

Always cast slightly upstream and allow your bait to drift downstream. The current will make your bait appear lifelike and lure the trout.

Bring the rod tip behind you slowly, and press and hold the button on the fly reel. Quickly bring the rod tip around to directly in front of you and release the button in the middle of the cast. Be careful not to whip the rod to hard or your bait will get thrown off the hook.

Do not overcast. Think of rod as the hand on a clock, and keep your rod at 11 o’clock.

If you’ve done things correctly, your line should fly freely and land about 25-35 feet in front of you. Congratulations! Chances are, it’ll take a few casts before the fishes to start nibbling, but you’re well on your way!

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Catch of the Day

May 23, 2011 9:10 am
posted by Terry

Pflueger Summit Fly Reel

If someone wants to be “the man”, then they have to end their fishing trips with the catch of the day. The only way that anyone is going to be able to do that is by having superior equipment. When someone speaks of superior equipment, they are of course talking about the pflueger trio.

The first advantage a fisherman is going to experience with superior equipment is more accurate casting. This allows fishing near the brush or under a tree. It’s impossible to catch the biggest fish of the trip if the lure never gets put in front of them.

The next advantage a fisherman is  going to experience with the pflueger trio is professional control. This offers two distinct advantages. The first advantage this gives the fishermen is greater lure control, which is going to better entice the larger fish into striking. The second advantage gives the fisherman more response from the setup. The fisherman is going to feel the strike easier and this setup will give more feedback. No longer will a fisherman try to set the hook when he gets snagged on a little bit of moss.

The pflueger trio is truly the difference in bringing home money at the end of the tournament, or simply going home unhappy wondering why other anglers are able to land the trophy fish.

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