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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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Shimano Reels The Baitcaster or Spinning Reel

April 6, 2011 11:52 am
posted by Terry

The Shimano fishing reel company offers several spinning reel models including Baitrunner, Sonora, Spheros, and Stradic models. No matter what a fisherman’s style is he will be able to find a Shimano baitcaster reel or spinning reel to fit all his needs. If his passion is baitcasting, he will find one of the Shimano’s Reels in the Calcutta model line fitting most of his needs, including a right hand or left hand option for bait casting.

The Stradic model spinning reels are very light weight lending themselves to the enhancement of small creek or a lake fishing experience. If the fisherman desires a low profile baitcasting reel for saltwater fishing, he should try the Curado Shimano Reel. Light weight but so smooth for casting in the sea. No matter what his choice, there is nothing but good fishing days ahead for him.

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Crappie Fishing

March 30, 2011 9:39 am
posted by Terry

The crappie are spawning and waiting for their favorite bait.  So grab your Shimano and make a pit stop at your local bait shop.

Your local bait shop offers a variety of lures or live baits for crappie fishing.  Many anglers use Maribou Jigs, Curly-tail Grubs, or Spinners.  However, crappies also like worms, crawfish, and minnows.  So if the crappies aren’t biting, keep trying different bait until you find one that works for you.

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UV Lures

March 29, 2011 10:36 am
posted by Terry

UV Lures are lures that reflect ultraviolet light.  These lures seem to attract bass, crappie, walleyes, and muskies.  Anglers have had success catching bass that were bedded down in the moss.

According to research, these lures have several advantages.  The colors of these lures are very close to the actual natural color of a real bait fish.  Besides the color, fish are able to see these lures further away.  So grab your Shimano and try out a UV Lure.

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Crappie Fishing With Color Lures

March 28, 2011 9:32 am
posted by Terry

Having the right fishing reel and rod is important when fishing for crappie, but what about the color.  Does color make a difference?  Many anglers think color does matter.

Choosing the right color of a fishing lure depends on two factors.  The first factor most anglers consider is water clarity.  If the water if clear, try using light colors that blend in with the water natural forage.  Some of the top picks are silver, gold, gray, green, and chartreuse-yellow.  However, if the water is dark and muddy, choose brighter color lures.  These colors include:  fluorescent orange and pink, purple and chartreuse-green.

Besides water clarity, anglers also think a sunny or cloudy day can also effect the color of lure.  On a sunny day, try bright colors, white, yellow, and hot pinks.  If the day is cloudy, try using browns, greens, and black color lures.

Finding the right color of lure can be overwhelming and expensive.  Just buy a few at a time to build up your collection and eventually you’ll know what works best for you.

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Crappie Fishing In Oklahoma

March 23, 2011 11:17 am
posted by Terry

Crappie spawning season is here.  In Oklahoma, this season usually begins in mid February and March and last through April.  So grab your fishing reel and check out the water temperature at Lake Eufaula and Skiatook Reservoir.

If the water temperatures are around 52-60 degrees, then the beginner or experienced angler should be able to catch their limit of black or white crappie.  However, if the temperature is not quite right, try fishing around the lakes rock pile, stumps, fallen trees or shallow coves.  Crappie tend to stay in these areas during the prespawn season.

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Crappie Fishing Reels

March 22, 2011 11:12 am
posted by Terry

Whether you are a beginner or experienced angler, you need a good reel for crappie fishing.  The spincast reel is a great choice for the beginning angler.  The Zebco company has a line of spincast reels that are budget friendly and easy to use.

Although spincast reels are the easiest to use, most experienced anglers prefer spinning or baitcasting reels.  The Daiwa company offers quality reels that will please any angler’s heart.  Learning to use these reels however, takes a little extra practice.  Fishing for crappie can be enjoyable experience if the angler has choosen the right reel.  Happy Crappie Fishing!

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Prespawn Fishing 101

March 17, 2011 11:23 am
posted by Terry

Tis, the season for prespawn fishing, prespawn fishing starts when water temperatures are around fifty to sixty degrees.  So grab your Shimano or Daiwa and head to your favorite largemouth bass fishing hole.

Largemouth bass tend to be near rock piles, ledges and fallen trees that are close to shallow water.  Fish with bait that is dark colored and looks natural.  Worms, crawdads and dark color jigs are the winner.  Last but not least make sure to use at least a ten pound line so you don’t lose your prize.

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Buzzbait Advantages

March 11, 2011 9:05 am
posted by Terry

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.

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