Archive for August, 2011
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
The fused fishing line is more or less the Cadillac of fishing lines. This particular line has supper strength that the fisher cannot break, and is difficult to cut. The fused line is made from gel-spun polyurethane and when put under heat and pressure; strands with superior strength are formed. When the fisher does not handle a fused line safely it can cut into their hands. This line has no memory, no stretch, and is resistant to abrasion. It will also require a specialize knot when joining lines together. The fused line is highly visible to the fish.
Fluorocarbon fishing lines are manufactured by using a carbon base and other materials and are used in fly fishing. This type of line is stiff and it will keep the shape of the spool. Many have complained that this type of line is brittle and breaks easily, especially in cold weather. The big advantage of using this line is that the line is invisible in the water. There are many different brands of these lines along with many different prices. It is hard to say what is best for the individual fisher. They just have to try one and test it out. The fluorocarbon fishing lines can be used with a baitcasting reel, how ever it is difficult to use.
A Braided fishing line also known as a superline is much more common and has been used for decades. This type of line when knotted holds the knot. Its positive uses are that it is a powerful fishing line that does not stretch and will hold its own in power and strength. As good as this fishing line is the one drawback is that it is opaque in the water and the fish can visualize the line. Some anglers will knot a monofilament line to the end of a braded line, called the leader, in order to help make the line less visable to the fish. The braided fishing line can be used with baitcasing reels.
Fishing line is important and there are four different types of line. The first one is called a monofilament. This type of fishing line is made from plastic and is made with one line of plastic. This type of fishing line can be spun with several lines to make it stronger. These varying strengths are known as tests. Basically monofilament line is lower in cost. It can be purchased in different colors or in florescent colors. Monofilament line can become easily knotted and is not very forgiving in its shape as over time is will adhere to the reel shape. The monofilament line should not be used if deep sea fishing. It is ideal for use with a spinning reel or baitcasting reel.
Fishing is one sport that men and women enjoy participating in. There is casual fishing and then the more serious anglers. While some do not care what kind of rod, reel, fishing line, bait, or tackle they use, others may take a more serious approach to this sport and want to use only the best fishing gear that money can buy in order to enhance their fishing experience. Will the type of fishing line that he or she decides on determine how successful that their fishing trip will be? Some anglers feel that the type of line used makes all the difference, while others are not quite sure.
Stay tuned as we look at the different types of fishing line.
The fourth knot to use with a baitcasting reel is the uni knot.
The uni knot is a basic knot and can be varied by the fisherman to meet pretty much any need, in fresh or salt water fishing. To tie the knot begin by running the line through the eye of the hook, at least 6” and fold it to make 2 parallel lines. Bring the end back towards the hook; next, make 6 turns with the tag around the double line and through the circle you formed. Pull the tag to tighten the line, then pull the standing line to slide up to the knot created against the eye. Pull until it is at the desired tightness, trim the tag end to ensure the knot doesn’t slip or come undone.
The third knot to use with a baitcasting reel is the trilene knot.
The trilene knot is used for any purpose: snaps, hooks, connecting artificial lures, etc. The ease of tying the knot and design, offer a strong and dependable connection, and still retain 85-90% of original line strength. First, run one end of line through the eye of the hook, and back through the eye a second time, follow this by looping around the standing part 5 or 6 times. Next, thread the tag end between the eye and coils, and pull up tight for strength and trim the tag end. This knot is easy to tie, durable, and used for all casts.
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.
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.