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The Daiwa Saltiga SA-Z is another great product, and it has many of the features that consumers love. This reel was designed to be one of the strongest on the market. The case has been thoroughly engineered, and it prevents contaminants from entering the housing. This is a major cause of damage to the reels. This reel features a sleek, elegant and clean design, and it works great on the water.
Shimano’s Sustain is a premium reel ranked between the Stella and the Stradic that has a more affordable price with the same advanced technology of their higher models making them so popular. The Sustain FE features the new Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement, Propulsion Line Management System, and Aero Wrap II Oscillation as well as the fact it is improved with a titanium coated spool lip for excellent castability. It features A-RB non-corrosive ball bearings, a Super Stopper II roller bearing, and an unhurried oscillation for better line lay.
Shimano’s Baitrunner spinning reel also features the latest technology such as the Propulsion Line Management System and the S A-RB Bearings which are more corrosion resistant than standard stainless steel ball bearings. All three models have a secondary drag system that allows for controlled free spool with the bail closed and you can flip the lever or turn the handle for primary drag to take over. Featuring a Super Stopper II that is a one-way roller bearing that eradicates back-play for hook sets, a rubber handle grip that is soft and easy to hold for long periods of time, and the Dyna-Balance to avoid wobble during a catch, this reel has the ability to attain beautiful casts and catches of large freshwater and saltwater fish.
Shimano Stradic FI Spinning Reel won the Best in Category Freshwater Reels in 2007 with a combination of new technologies with their proven components increasing the durability. Featuring a Waterproof Drag System, Shielded A-RB Bearings, and a size up to 8000, the Stradic FI is equipped to catch any fish. Seven models of the Stradic include the Stopperless design in two models lowering the back play. Gear ratios vary on each model and the ball bearings on all of the models are 5s with varying weights, all with a reliable performance in any casting tests. With a repairable drag clicker and maintenance port that goes with it, the Stradic FI will allow you to get your money’s worth by lasting longer.
Shimano’s Stella SW spinning reel is the equivalent luxury reel for saltwater fishing. Six models of this reel vary in line capacity, the weight, gear ration, drag, and ball bearings used. This Stella SW will allow you to cast the farthest up to 500 yards and catch the largest fish. This reel includes the Propulsion, Paladin, and Aero Wrap features that Shimano is known for.
The Shimano Stella FD spinning reels are luxury reels which have balanced bodies and magnesium frames that are lightweight and ideal for freshwater fishing. There are four models of this reel which have a drag range from 7 pounds to 24 pounds. The handle gear screws directly into the drive gear which results in zero play between the handle and gear, with larger sizes having a hollow handle shank making it lighter while keeping the strength and stable properties. Casting is considered one of the best with it’s titanium lip spool and revised line lay system. It’s known for a smooth and solid retrieve and the drag is known to maintain a smooth even pressure at all of its settings with the power to resist overheating.
A light weight magnesium body and rotor for exceptional casting in freshwater. Unbelievable smooth cast with dependable construction with top of the line materials. One way clutch instant anti-reverse bearing for a quick click to catch the big fish. Double anodized machined aluminum spool with holes and titanium anti-twist line roller with a sure click bail gives a signal when fully opened and ready to cast the line.
Hail to the chief with this quality light weight eight ball bearing systems with instant anti-reverse performance. These smooth casting spinning reels deliver top excellence with sure click bail preventing a premature bail trip. Titanium coated spool lip and line roller complete with a machined aluminum handle for a crisp handling delivery. Casting for the serious angler will be effortless enjoying the supreme precision this reel delivers. At a low and affordable price, you receive top quality with excellent workmanship and handicraft for a smooth cast.
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.
This Shimano Curado E reel won Best of Show and Best Fresh Water Reel at the 2008 ICAST New Product Showcase Awards. This high performance reel allows you to cast exceptionally smoothly and effortlessly. Its casting performance is second to none. This reel is perfect for beginners as it is very forgiving of mistakes and very easy to get comfortable with. The hand grips feel comfortable in the hands and allow you to fish for hours on end with out growing tired. Featuring an aluminum frame, recessed reel foot, aluminum magnumlite spool, and high-efficiency gearing, this reel has all the features that a professional fisherman needs.