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Topwater Fishing for Largemouth Bass

April 19, 2011 11:47 am
posted by Terry

Fishing for largemouth bass on topwater can be exciting but tricky for the experienced angler.  When fishing on topwater, check out the surroundings and vegetation near the lake.  Largemouth bass are attracted to what is naturally occurring in their surroundings.  So grab your Abu Garcia fishing reel and choose a lure that looks natural.

One lure that looks natural and is being used by many bass anglers is the new frog-style plastic lure.  This lure looks like a frog creature and its legs make a whipping sound as it is reeled through the water.  This lure also comes in different colors so the angler can match the lure to the surroundings and vegetation of the lake.

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Spawning Smallmouth Bass

April 18, 2011 9:42 am
posted by Terry

The smallmouth bass are beginning to spawn.  The perfect water temperature for spawning smallmouth bass is 55 degrees.  So grab your baitcasting or spinning reel and check out the temperatures at your favorite lake.

Besides having the perfect temperatures, you’ll also want the right lure and bait. Try using a curly tail that vibrates through the water or use jerkbaits in clear water lakes.  A minnow also seems to work well in clear water lakes.  Last but not least, try fishing near fallen trees, rock banks, shallow rock piles, piers and docks.  Smallmouth bass seem to congregate around these areas.

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Central Oklahoma Fishing Report

April 16, 2011 11:38 am
posted by Terry

Arcadia: April 11. Elevation below normal, water 62. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass good on light colored 2-inch grubs. Channel catfish good on cut shad. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 2 ft. along rocks. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Hefner: April 12. Elevation below normal, water 58-65 and clear. Largemouth bass good on jigs and crankbaits at 2-6 ft. around shallow structure. Smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits and jigs at 2-8 ft. around shallow structure. White bass good on sassy shad and crankbaits at 2-10 ft. along rocky banks. Channel catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. along the dam. Flathead catfish good on cut bait at 15-20 ft. along the dam. Crappie good on jigs at 4-12 ft. along the dam moving to shallow water. Walleye good on crankbaits, jerk baits, sassy shad and grubs at 2-6 ft. along the rocks at the dam late. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: April 10. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal, water 66-68 and murky. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair to good on minnows and jigs along the west side rocks and around the docks. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and worms. Crappie slow to fair. Report submitted by Joey Rushing, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: April 10. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 6 ft. on structure. Saugeye good on jigs, medium-diving crankbaits and earthworms at 6-8 ft. off points. White bass good on jigs, small spinnerbaits and minnows in the river. Largemouth bass fair on plastic worms and spinnerbaits in coves with structure. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: April 11. Elevation 4 1/2 ft. below normal, water 68 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-6 ft. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

Reported by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

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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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Nine Reasons Why You Catch a Bass – Part 3

April 13, 2011 10:37 am
posted by Terry

On the seventh day of April my Abu Garcia fishing reel caught a bass because it was guarding its territory.

On the eighth day of April my Lew’s fishing reel caught a bass because it was trying to kill my musky jitterbug lure.

On the ninth day of April my Daiwa fishing reel caught a bass because the bass had never seen a lure.

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Nine Reasons Why You Catch a Bass – Part 2

April 12, 2011 11:32 am
posted by Terry

On the fourth day of April my Pflueger fishing reel caught a bass because it didn’t want the lure near its nest.

On the fifth day of April my Okuma fishing reel caught a bass because it was curious about the bait.

On the sixth day of April my Zebco fishing reel caught a bass because it was in a school and competing for food.

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Nine Reasons Why You Catch a Bass – Part 1

April 11, 2011 9:56 am
posted by Terry

On the first day of April my Abu Garcia fishing reel caught a bass because it was hungry.

On the second day of April my Lew’s fishing reel caught a bass because it wanted to pounce on the bait.

On the third day of April my Daiwa fishing reel caught a bass because it was angry and aggravated by all the constant casting.

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Northeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report Part 2

April 8, 2011 10:32 am
posted by Terry

Keystone: April 4. Water 56. Catfish good on cut bait at 17 ft. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10 ft. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: April 4. Elevation below normal, water 43 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits at 1-3 ft. in coves and weed beds all along the river. White bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 ft. in coves and all along the river. Channel catfish good on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie fair on jigs at 1-3 ft. in coves and 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: April 3. Elevation normal, water upper 50s and clear on the south end and muddy on the north end. Crappie fair on jigs in the Big Creek area, fair on jigs around the lake and on the upper Verdigris River, fair on minnows around brush piles, fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around standing timber and fair on jigs below the dam. Striped fair on jigs in the Big Creek area, fair on jigs around the lake and on the upper Verdigris River and fair on jigs below the dam. 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 4. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water upper 50s 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 5. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad and slabs in the lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: April 6. 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.

Reported from Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation 4/6/11

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Northeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report Part 1

April 7, 2011 8:27 am
posted by Terry

Birch: April 3. Elevation normal, water upper 50s and clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. around structure. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: April 4. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 58 and muddy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8 ft. Saugeye fair trolling crankbaits. Catfish fair on cut bait. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Copan: April 5. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie good on minnows at 8-12 ft. in the lake and at 4-6 ft. in the creeks feeding into the lake. Channel catfish fair on worms on bottom. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: April 6. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 57 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 limb lines and trotlines baited with cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Hudson: April 4. Elevation normal, water 50. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and jerk baits. White bass fair to good on small lures and minnows. Crappie good at 3-6 ft. around brush piles. Paddlefish fair to good in the upper end. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: April 5. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie good on minnows at 6-10 ft. near structure. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Reported from Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

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