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Tips For Choosing A Fishing Line — Part III

August 10, 2011 9:45 am
posted by Terry

Fishing Line

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.

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Tips For Choosing A Fishing Line — Part II

August 9, 2011 10:39 am
posted by Terry

Fishing Line

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.

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Tips For Choosing A Fishing Line — Part I

August 8, 2011 1:35 pm
posted by Terry

Fishing Line

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.

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The Trilene Knot

August 4, 2011 10:12 am
posted by Terry

Trilene Knot

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.

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The Albright Knot

July 29, 2011 10:53 am
posted by Terry

Albright Knot for Baitcasting Reel

This is a strong and viable knot. It is used to attach the fly line to the fly reel backing. Take a couple inches of line and make a loop. Run about ten inches of excess through the loop. Hold the loop and wrap the excess around both lines with the other hand, wrapping around ten times. Push the excess through the opposite side where it began so both lines’ excesses are adjacent. Pull the remainder through the loop, and tighten if necessary. The line knot is common, and is used before winding the baitcasting reel. It is a fly line to backing knot.

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Northeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report Week Of July 18

July 25, 2011 7:41 pm
posted by Terry

Largemouth Bass

Reports show that the fishing is good in several locations.  Be sure to take your baitcasting reel or spinning reel and go catch the catch of the day.

Carl Blackwell: July 18. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal, water low 80s and stained. Striped bass hybrids fair trolling crankbaits. Catfish fair on all baits. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Copan: July 18. Elevation below normal. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut shad and worms on bottom early and late on rod and reel. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: July 19. Elevation 1 3/4 ft. below normal, water 87 and dingy. Bluegill good on crickets and worms in the back of coves. Largemouth bass fair on topwater baits early morning. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: July 16. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water stained. Boaters need to be aware of underwater obstacles due to low water conditions. Catfish good on juglines baited with whole shad and sunfish. White bass good on Heddon Torpedo’s with a jig trailers and ripping them across the surface along the windy points and below the main dam during generation. Catfish good on cut bait and shrimp while generating below the dam. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits and buzz baits around structure and docks early and late. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand: July 17. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on juglines baited with cut or whole shad at 15 ft. Report submitted by Jim Littlefield.

Grand: July 17. Elevation normal, water clear. Bass good on frogs in shallow water early and late. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with fresh cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in deep water. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: July 18. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and tube worms in pumpkin color along shorelines, creek channels and riprap. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: July 18. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass fair to good on topwater lures and spinnerbaits early and late. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: July 18. Elevation below normal, water stained. Catfish slow on cut shad and worms on bottom with rod and reel. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Keystone: July 18.. Water 87. White bass good on plastic baits and rattletraps around points. Catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: July 18. Elevation normal, water 49 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures all along the river. White bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Striped bass fair on live shad at 1-2 ft. below Gore Landing. Channel catfish good on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Walleye fair on pink jigs at 1-4 ft. below Gore Landing. Trout good fly-fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom from the dam to Watts. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Oologah: July 17. Elevation near normal, water near 80 and murky on the south end and muddy on the north end. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 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 15-20 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Sooner: July 19. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad and slabs. Catfish fair on cut bait and live bait in the channels. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: July 19.. Elevation slightly below normal, water 89 and dingy. Bluegill fair on crickets and worms. Largemouth fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: July 18. Elevation normal, water low 80s and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures. Catfish fair on flip-flops or juglines baited with cut bait or fresh shad and on doughbait at 18-21 ft. Sunfish good on night crawlers in or near the docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: July 18. Water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and tube worms in pumpkin color along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on stinkbait and cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Reported by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

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Knot To Use With Baitcasting Reel Part II

July 22, 2011 8:28 am
posted by Terry

Arbor Knot

The arbor knot is the next knot we will be reviewing. The arbor knot can be used on any type of reel. The arbor knot is perfect for anchoring the back of the reel to the spool center. To tie this knot, tie an overhead knot on the backing and tighten. Insert the knot between the reel foot and the arbor. Tie a second knot and tag it around the starting point of the backing. Wind the backing into your reel. You are now ready to feed the knot onto your spool. Relax and cast out to your favorite spot.

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Knots To Use With Baitcasting Reels Part I

July 21, 2011 8:22 am
posted by Terry

Rapala Knot

The rapala knot is a great knot to use. With this knot, the lure is tied to the line so that it can move about freely. This allows your bait to move around more naturally. This knot is fairly easy to to learn. The first step is to tie an overhead knot. This can be done by feeding the line through the eye of your lure. Next you will feed the working end through the eye of your lure. Then make three wraps around your line. You can now bring the knot back through the overhead knot again (do not pull to tight). Make sure to leave some slack in the loop. The final step is to feed your tag through the slack loop and pull tight. You are now ready to cast with the baticasting reel and hopefully catch some fish.

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Tips for Night Fishing for Bass

July 13, 2011 8:11 pm
posted by Terry

Largemouth Bass

Night-fishing is the best way to catch bass when water temperatures start climbing.  High water temperatures cause bass to swim to deeper waters or take to heavy cover.  So grab your favorite baitcasting reels, bait or lures, flashlight, and head to the nearest clear water lake.

In a lake clear water lake, the bass tend to feed more heavily at night.  Anglers have been using spinner baits that create intense vibrations to catch bass.  Besides spinner baits, some anglers have been catching bass using plastic worms, jigs, and crankbaits in water depths of 15 to 25 feet.

Go have fun catching some bass at night.

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Central Oklahoma Fishing Report July 4 – July 9

July 12, 2011 8:16 pm
posted by Terry

White Bass

Fish here are even biting.  Go fishing and be sure to bring your baitcasting reel.

Hefner: July 5. Elevation below normal, water 78-92 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on jigs and deep crankbaits at 6-20 ft. along the weeds and rocks. Smallmouth bass fair on jigs and deep crankbaits at 6-20 ft. along rocky banks. White bass good on lipless crankbaits and sassy shad at 4-12 ft. along riprap and trolling. Striped bass hybrids fair trolling deep running crankbaits at 15-25 ft. Channel catfish good on cut bait and prepared bait at 10-20 ft. along rocky shorelines. Blue catfish good on cut bait, punchbait and worms at 10-30 ft. along rocky banks. Flathead catfish fair on live bait at 10-20 ft. along the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-30 ft. along the dam. Walleye fair trolling deep crankbaits at 4-12 ft. along windy points and humps. Sunfish and bluegill good on worms and small jigs all around the lake. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: July 5. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water murky. Striped bass hybrids slow to fair. Channel catfish slow to fair on stinkbait, cut bait and crawdads early and late. Report submitted by Ron Comer, game warden stationed in Canadian County.

Thunderbird: July 3. Elevation 2 1/3 ft. below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and small jigs at 6-10 ft. on structure. Channel catfish fair to good on earthworms or stinkbait at the twin bridges area. White bass good on jigs, sassy shad and medium-diving crankbaits along humps and points; also look for surfacing behavior in early morning and late evening. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: July 4. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. below normal, water 89 and clear. White bass fair trolling the main part of the lake. Crappie fair on minnows along the timber line. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

Reported by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife.

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