Posts Tagged ‘lure’
Hefner: March 21. Elevation below normal, water 50-55 and clear to murky near the intake. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and jigs at 3-8 ft. along rocky banks. Smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits and jigs at 3-8 ft. along rocky banks. White bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 6-12 ft. along rocky banks. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait at 2-30 ft. along the dam. Crappie good on jigs at 6-15 ft. along the dam. Walleye good on crankbaits and grubs in shallow water along rocks at the dam. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.
Overholser: March 20. Elevation below normal, water 54 and murky. White bass slow on minnows, ghost minnows and jigs all over the lake. Channel catfish slow to fair on worms, punchbait and chicken liver along the west side by the docks, along Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge on the north side of Route 66 and below the dam at Gar Hole. Crappie slow on minnows, ghost minnows and jigs all over the lake. Report submitted by Joey Rushing, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
Thunderbird: March 20. Elevation 2 3/4 ft. below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6 ft. along structure. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
Wes Watkins: March 21. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 63 and clear. Largemouth bass good on various lures at 6-8 ft. Crappie good on minnows in the west end along the timber. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.
Reported by Oklahoma Wildlife Department of Conservation
Kaw: March 20. Elevation below normal, water 51. Crappie fair to good on jigs and minnows at 5-15 ft. around structure. Catfish fair to good on shad in the main lake. White bass slow to fair on jigs and spinnerbaits in the river and creeks. Report by submitted by David Rempe, game warden stationed in Grant and Kay counties.
Lower Illinois: March 22. Elevation normal, water 44 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits. White bass slow on jigs at 1-3 ft. all along the river. Channel catfish good on cut bait. Crappie slow on jigs at 1-3 ft. Trout excellent fly-fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-3 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom above Gore Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.
Oologah: March 20. Elevation 1 ft. above normal and rising, water 50-55 and clear on the south end and muddy on the north end. Crappie fair on jigs in the Big Creek area, on minnows and jigs at 15 ft. around brush piles and on jigs below the dam. White bass fair on jigs in the Big Creek area, on jigs in creeks around the lake and on jigs below the dam. Blue catfish fair on juglines baited with shad at 15-20 ft. near the channel. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
Skiatook: March 21. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water mid 50s and clear. White bass fair on rooster tails along rocky shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.
Sooner: March 21. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on sassy shad in the discharge. Catfish fair on cut bait and live bait in the channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along brush piles. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
Spavinaw: March 22. 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.
Tenkiller: March 21. Elevation 2 3/4 ft. below normal and rising, water 58 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and soft plastics in coves. Crappie slow on soft plastic jigs around brush in docks. White bass fair on spoons, spinnerbaits and jigs in the upper end. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.
Reported by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Birch: March 21. Elevation normal, water upper 50s and clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 12-15 ft. around structure. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.
Carl Blackwell: March 21. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 52 and muddy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Saugeye fair trolling crankbaits. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.
Copan: March 20. Elevation above normal, water murky. Crappie good on minnows at 4-6 ft. near the Highway 10 bridge and in Cotton Creek. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines baited with cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
Eucha: March 22. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 57 and dingy. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass good on jerk baits and spinnerbaits. Catfish fair on trotlines and juglines baited with live perch. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
Ft Gibson: March 21. Elevation normal, water 52 and clear. White bass fair starting up the main river and creeks. Largemouth bass being caught on crankbaits and countdown minnows at 15-30 ft. Crappie good under docks and in shallow water late in the evenings. Catfish slow in the main part of the lake. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.
Hulah: March 20. Elevation above normal, water clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 4-8 ft. in Skull Creek and Turkey Creek. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
Reported by Oklahoma Wildlife of Department Conservation
When properly using a jig to fish you are more likely to catch bigger bass fish, especially when fishing in an area with rocky bottoms, thick weed, sunken tree tops or any kind of heavy cover. Jig lures are to be used in slow, constant movements. Also known as a contact lure. Normally when catching a bass fish it is within 15 feet of the moving lure. Not only is having a nice jig going to help catch the biggest bass but also using the right reel. Spinning reels are great to use for bass fishing because they have a nicely balanced body from the end of the spool to the rear of the actual reel. They are also lightweight, which is perfect for all day fishing.
If you have never gone fishing at night, then plan this trip around a full moon. Also take a friend with you and bring two flashlights. Things look different in the dark and hopefully you won’t get lost finding your favorite fishing hole.
Night fishing works best when water temperatures get above sixty five degrees. Bass tend to hand around shallow shorelines, boat docks, and rock banks. Bring your favorite baitcasting reel with a heavy line. For bait, try using black spinner bait and black jitter bugs. Happy Fishing!
There are many methods of fishing including the old drop and wait, trolling from a boat, casting and retrieving and fishing with a jerkbait. Several things must be taken into consideration when using jerkbaits with the most important being that the water should be fairly clear. When fishing for bass with a jerkbait, the bait must simulate the fish’s food preference and the action of the bait will trigger a bite reflex.
There are two types of jerkbait, hard and soft and the main difference between the two are the hooks. Hard jerkbaits have treble hooks and tend to lose fish in very heavy cover. The soft jerkbaits use a single worm hook, they are pliable and therefore tend not to hang up in weeds. A baitcaster reel is preferred and the rod action used, whether long or short, should be kept constant so the fish can time their strike.
It may not sound all that great but “soft sticks” are about as good a lure as you can get, especially in the hands of a skilled fisherman. Soft sticks are just another term for bait such as centipedes, flukes and Senkos. You have two types of soft sticks, jerk baits and fry worms. Jerk baits are called that simply because they mimic the name. The go from a dead stick to jerking in the water. Fry worms look like a french fry. The great things about all types of these baits are the fact they come in different colors (we have to keep the women happy). Baitcaster reels love these types of lures because they can work together very well with minimal friction towards each other. In other words, one compliments the other.
Buzzbait is the best topwater lure around because of all its advantages. This lure can be used with a baitcaster, spincaster, or spinning reel. Buzzbait can be used in windy or calm conditions and comes in a variety of colors and sizes.
Buzzbait is a lure that can even be used by the beginning fisherman. This lure is easy to use and can be used around docks, open water and bank fishing. Once the lure has been cast out, reel it in, as sson as it hits the water. This lure makes a noise on the surface of the water which in turn attracts bass, muski, crappie and even blue gill.
Topwater baits are probably the number one bait used for catching many different types of fresh or saltwater fish. This bait is most effective when water temperatures are above 55 degrees. Topwater baits can be used in the open water or along shallow shorelines.
Topwater baits also come in many different colors and varieties. Choose a bait color that would match the color of bait creatures found at the bottom of your fishing hole, then cast the bait out with your favorite baitcasting reel. Upcoming blogs will discuss different types of topwater baits.
Stickbait is another topwater bait that anglers are using to catch walleye. This bait works best in open water, tree lines and even around boat docks. However, it takes some patience and time to learn to use this bait.
When using a stickbait, an angler needs to learn the technique of twitching the rod. With practice, this lure will dance and attract the walleye. As always use a dependable baitcasting reel with this bait to avoid backlashes.