Archive for August, 2011
The Trion 66L Baitcasting Reel offers a dependable, smooth performance. It has a 6 pin adjustable brake system that you can’t beat. The 1 piece aluminum frame weighs 11.9 oz. and it has a line cap of 17 lbs. It is great for catching even heavy fish when fishing in fresh water and medium fish in salt water. The Pflueger Trion 66L has a machined aluminum spool, a left hand retrieve, and aluminum side plates. Even the most experienced fisherman will be content using this baitcasting reel. It’s one of a kind design is both durable and of high quality.
The Endeavor baitcasting reel is one of the best, low cost reels on the market today. It has 3 stainless steel, anti rust bearings, a 1 way clutch for instant anti reversing action, and an aluminum spool that has been machined and anodized. The durable anti backlash control ensures increased overall sensitivity and greater ease while casting. The Pflueger Endeavor Combo performs with precision and a smooth, quiet casting experience.
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.
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.
Shimano Calais is known for its reliable casting. The Shimano Calais baitcasting reel has anti- rust bearings and no slip gripping on the forged drag star. It has a lightweight frame made from aircraft grade aluminum. It has a 4×8 digital control system. It has a microchip that lets you match your fishing and casting techniques. It has an aluminum frame and side plate that keeps all the moving parts in alignment. The Super Free bearing offers minimum effort which provides maximum distance. It has a Low Mass drill waffle spool for more manageable cast. It also has a VBS braking system that eliminates backlashes. It has Dartanium drag washers for unlimited drag settings for smooth drag.
The Abu Garcia Ambassador 6500 C3 has a round design and is durable yet lightweight. The Abu Garcia Ambassador has a 2 stainless steel bearings and steel roller bearings. The bearings help with catching bigger fish because of the anti- reverse. The Abu Garcia Ambassador is chemically nickel coated which provides corrosion resistance coverage. The Abu Garcia Ambassador has a 6 pin centrifugal brake system that reduces backlashes. It has a carbon matrix drag system that has max pressure of 24 pounds of consistent drag pressure.
The Daiwa Zillion is one of the best and fastest baitcasting reels around. The Zillion is a Magforce-Z and has a gear ratio of 7:1:1. The advantages of the Daiwa Zillion are the anti-backlash control, long precise cast. The casting is smooth and takes little effort. It has a long cranking handle and micro- click adjustable cast control knob. It has 11 corrosion resistant bearings. It has a flat spool and a drag setup design. It has a round design and chemical nickel plating that give the reel resistance to corrosion. The Daiwa Zillion also has stainless steel roller bearings that give instant anti reverse retrievals.
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.
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