Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lake Watonga Trout Derby First Weekend in March

The Lake Watonga Trout Derby is a three-day event that gives fishermen an opportunity to catch tagged trout for prizes including a top prize of $500.  

One hundred tagged trout are put in the lake in conjunction with the normal trout stocking done by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. 

For more details and to register, click here.

  • First Weekend in March.  March 2-4, 2018
  • Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
  • Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
  • (Trout MUST be checked in by 3:00 p.m. Sun. @ Headquarters near General Store)
  • Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

105.2 lb Paddlefish Caught at Grand Lake

Wow! Todd Hoffman recently caught this 105.2 pound paddlefish on Grand Lake.  

If you would like to catch one too, check out Thomas Guide Service.   

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Lake Hefner Record

A new lake record was set at Lake Hefner for Striped Bass when Clidell Woody caught this 16.1 pounder on March 18th.  The old record was 14.8 pounds set by Glen Burling in 2010.

Clidell caught it on the west side of Hefner near the spillway.  He was fishing for catfish using cut shad.

Hybrids arrive in Lake Hefner via the North Canadian River from Canton Lake.  

Striped bass hybrids are a hatchery-raised cross between stripers and white bass and are favorites with fishermen because they are fierce fighters. 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

New Lake Record Blue Catfish at Lake Fort Gibson

Earl D. Harless caught the new lake record blue catfish at Fort Gibson Lake on July 16. 

It weighed in at 73.6 pounds and was 49.5 inches long. For more information go to:

New Lake Record Crappie at Lake Okmulgee

Jeremiah Mefford caught the new lake record crappie at Okmulgee Lake on August 3. 

It weighed 2.9 pounds and was 17.5 inches long. For more information go to:

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Check out the new Rippertail Lures! is proud to announce our newest sponsor, Rippertail Luresa family owned and operated business that was founded in 2007 by professional fishing guide Larry Vaughan.  

Unable to find a lure that combined durability with a high level of action, Larry decided to create a lure with a solid body and a corrugated, tapered tail.  He started out by pouring these lures in his garage for personal use only, but  after much success and numerous requests, Larry decided to make his lure available at Truman Lake Reservoir bait shops in Missouri in 2010.

As the success and reputation of Rippertail Lures has grown, new and subtle improvements have been added that continue the lure's effectiveness.  Rippertail's current selection is not only sleek and effective but tangle free too.

Crappie fishermen rave about Rippertail Lures.  Kevin Weber, avid fisherman and staff writer for Missouri Great Outdoors, has this to say about Rippertail Lures:

"My first impression was the vibrancy of the colors and the unique tail...[they have] a soft feel that gave me the impression the fish would hold on to them instead of quickly spitting them out. ...I started off with a three tone grey color and had fish immediately.  We worked [them] around structure and vertical jigging with success...I was pleased to see that they stayed on the hook well even after sever fish were caught. "  Read the entire review here:

Proudly manufactured in the USA, Rippertail Lures are constructed with the finest soft-plastics using the latest injection molding technology in the industry to provide the high quality fishing lures available in the US.  Check out the entire line at  Online ordering is now available.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Lake Broken Bow Crappie Fishing Report

The water temperature is 45 to 47 degrees depending on where you're at on the lake. The water clarity is clear on the South end, but mid lake is cloudy to stained . The upper end of the lake is muddy.

Crappie fishing is currently slow. They are still in deep water 30 to 55 feet deep. They are positioning out on main lake points, main lake channels and bluff walls.  They are staging to move up to spawning flats as soon as we get a warm spell which will start the spawn. 

This year I'm adding a Family Pontoon Guide trip to my fishing guide services. There's a 4 person minimum and we can take up to 8 people.  It will be more  comfortable and I won't have to hire another boat.  We can all stay together for a family-oriented fishing trip! 

I have been working all winter setting out brush piles and my technique is different from others.  I have learned some tricks of my own over the years for making sure my brush holds lots of crappie. Come fishing with me and I will share my technique with you.

Bass fishing has really been very good this year.  I recently had a 12.39 lbs bass boated during a tournament along with four other fish that weighed 3 lbs each with a total of five fish weighing 24.34 lbs - good enough to finish in 1st Place in a Tri-Lakes Bass  Tournament. 

Good bass between 3 lbs to 4.5 lbs have been biting all winter long so come join me and you may catch the trophy of your dreams. 

Sand Bass season is near.  In the next few day the weather will start to warm.  When the water temperature reaches 50 to 52 degrees, the Sand Bass run will be on and will last for about 3 weeks.  Lake Broken Bow has one of the best Sand Bass runs in the entire state.  Male sand bass come in around a pound and females around 2 to 3 lbs.  I will clean up to 20 sand bass for you.  You need to bring an ice chest if you want to keep all the sand bass you catch.  This is a great time of the year to introduce kids to fishing. Just bring lots of warm clothes. It is a long ride to where these fish are.

Walleye is the best fresh water eating fish and beats crappie in opinion of most people.  May through July are the best walleye fishing months on Broken Bow and we catch up to 50 walleye a day.

Come fishing me! 

KD Guide Service, 580-579-8118

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

25 Inch Rainbow Trout Caught At Mountain Fork River

Steve Branson recently caught this 25 inch rainbow trout on his fly-rod on the Lower Mountain Fork River located in Beaver's Bend State Park.

Check out the latest fishing action at Mountain Fork River, Lake Broken Bow and other lakes throughout Southeast Oklahoma here.

Image courtesy of the Oklahoma Wildlife Department