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Another bait that Jacob Wheeler used to win the Forest Wood Cup was Trigger X Flippin Tube. This bait is used for catching bass in heavy cover. It can be purchased in a variety of colors and is made of a phthalate free soft plastic composition. This bait is salt infused which gives it the benefit of having better taste, scent and weight. As the angler retrieves this bait, this bait releases pheromones that attract the bass. Retrieving bass on a Pflueger President Casting reel and rod with this bait is sure to make any angler happy with his catch.
Chatterbait has been around for a long time but was not considered a favorite bait of the angler because it broke so easily. With recent improvements, this bait has become a favorite with many bass anglers. Just recently, Jacob Wheeler won the Forest Wood Cup using Chatterbait. Chatterbait comes in a variety of colors and sizes. This bait has the action of three baits in one. Think of it as a crankbait, jig, and spinner bait all in one. It swims like wounded prey and can be used in deep or shallow water to catch bass. The metal blade on this bait creates a flash and a vibrating noise as it is retrieved. Try using this bait on a Pflueger Patriarch rod and reel combo set.
Be sure to use this bait with medium action rod such as a pflueger president spinning reel and with a monofilament line. This bait can be used around grass lines and shallow cover. It spits and gurgles with any movement and is a great bait to use during spawn season. This prop bait also has counter-rotating blades that spin in opposite directions and flash feather teaser tail which should attract any bass with an appetite.
The fourth Okuma spinning reel is the Okuma Eclipz 90 which is similar to the Okuma Eclipz 65 in many ways. Firstly, it is a heavy duty reel meant for sea water. It has 4 stainless steel ball bearings that cannot rust. This makes it extremely safe to use the reel in salty water. There is a multi-disc system that has static drag oil, an endless anti-reverse bearing, perfect line lay, extra-large line roller, pinion gear made of stainless steel and an electroplated spool. The line capacity can be 360 meters of 12kg, 530 meters of 8 kg and 450 meters of 10 kg fishing line. Lastly, the gear ratio is 4:5:1
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.
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
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.