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

Friday, June 20, 2014

Beautiful Cabins on Lake Keystone

I recently went fishing west of Tulsa and stayed at Bear's Glen Cabins on Lake Keystone.  What a jewel of a property!  Owned by the Schmidts for a number of years now, Sandra and her husband have been developing the property into a great getaway for Tulsans and Oklahomans alike.

They have built, furnished and decorated all the cabins to feel as if it were your own cabin by the lake.  They come furnished with full kitchens, linens, Cable TV, mini-blinds and air conditioning.  You will notice many special touches including faux-finished floors and wall treatments.

Each cabin also has a covered patio area with seating, and picnic tables with grills and firepits.  There's multiple hiking trails through the woods that lead down to the lake.  There's a covered dock in a secluded cove that's great for fishing, swimming and parking your boat.

For a great getaway -whether it be for a romantic weekend in the woods by the lake, or for a full water-filled fun weekend, check out Bear's Glen Cabins on Lake Keystone just west of Tulsa.

For your next adventure, give Sandra a call at 918-855-5029 or 918-855-2484 or book your reservation online.

Big Crappie Biting at Lake Eufaula

Big slab crappie are biting at Lake Eufaula this season!  

Dusty Keener of D and K Guide Service are reporting large numbers of large crappie this year.  The fish pictured here were caught in what Dusty likes to call a pre stack area. 

The big girls spawn first the water temp was 52 degrees the fish were caught on minnows and jigs in 8 to 12 feet of water. These fish are set up to spawn when the temps warm up and that will start a whole cycle of fish catching opportunity with pre-spawn ,spawn, and post-spawn the whole cycle will run in two the month of June. 

You can find these pre stack areas just out from spawning grounds in a protected area from high winds and a flat area. 

Call and book a trip with D & K Guide Service today at 918-470-7133 or 918-470-6422.  They will put some trophy crappie in your hands!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Free Fishing Days, June 1st & 2nd

Oklahoma anglers can fish for free during Free Fishing Days June 1-2.  During these days, a state fishing license will not be required for anglers.

Oklahoma was the first state in the nation to offer free fishing days about 30 years ago and has since been followed by dozens of other states that have established similar days.

For a listing of lakes and rivers along with fishing guides and cabins, check out Oklahoma Fishing Guides.


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Fall Crappie Fishing Tips & Tricks

While everybody is falling asleep in the deer stand, it's a great time to take advantage of cool weather and an excellent time to catch a huge crappie like the ones pictured here, caught just the other day on beautiful Lake Eufaula.

Every fall, crappie begin to gorge on shad to fatten up for the winter  As a angler, take advantage of this seasonal pattern - the fish are biting!

Another factor that  always insurers a good bite is the significant decrease in lake traffic after the summer season.  Less boating pressure on the fish and on you. 

And as the water temps begin to cool, slow your presentation down, matching the shad activity level.    

Using these three simple tips, you will catch plenty of crappie this fall.  Now go have fun and enjoy yourself this fall and feel free to join us out on the water!

As always we guarantee "No Fish, No Pay".

Dusty & Dennis Keener
www.dandkguideservice.com
918-470-7133, 918-470-6422
dandkguide@gmail.com



Friday, April 06, 2012

New Lake Texoma Largemouth Bass Record


On March 3, Royce Harlan of Kingston hauled in a 12.4-lb. largemouth bass from the waters of Lake Texoma, nabbing that lake record spot and setting the stage for a great fishing season.


Harlan caught the 24-inch bass in the Washita arm using a soft plastic bait. The fish is a new record bass for Texoma in the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's lake record fish program.


"It's always a thrill to catch a big fish," Harlan said. "Everybody always hopes for that one big bite. I got it, and I'm thankful for it."


Harlan released the fish.





New Largemouth Bass Record


A new Oklahoma state record largemouth bass was caught Friday, March 23, at Cedar Lake in southeast Oklahoma. The fish weighed 14 lbs. 12.3 oz. and was caught by Poteau angler Benny Williams, Jr. while on a camping trip at the 78-acre LeFlore Co. lake. 


Williams caught the bass at 11 a.m. on a ¼ oz. Striker King jig. This fish measured 26 inches in length and 22 3/8 inches in girth.


Williams' fish breaks a state record held since 1999 when William Cross caught a 14-lb. 11.52-oz. bass from Broken Bow Lake.



"Catching the state record largemouth bass in Oklahoma is a big deal and catching a fish this large is a big deal," said Barry Bolton, chief of fisheries for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. "It speaks to the quality of fishing we have in Oklahoma and also to the anglers who get out there and fish for them. We congratulate him on his great catch."


According to Gene Gilliland, assistant chief of fisheries for the Wildlife Department, Cedar Lake has been known to produce big largemouth bass for anglers in recent years - not only because of its southeastern location, but also because it has a history of receiving Florida strain largemouth bass through the state's stocking program.


"They grow pretty fast down in that part of the state," Gilliland said. "Cedar Lake has produced several double-digit fish in the last five years."





New Smallmouth Bass Record


Ryan Wasser of Pocasset was fishing March 31 at Lake Lawtonka in preparation for an upcoming local tournament when he hooked a fish that he knew was special.


"The fish came to the top where I could see it, and I knew that I had a potential record type smallmouth on," he said.


And a record smallmouth it was. At 8 lbs. 7 oz., the fish outweighs the previous record smallmouth by four ounces.


Wasser caught the bass on a ¼ oz. shakyhead lure from Flatlands Custom Tackle rigged with a finesse worm and 10-lb. test line. He was using a Shimano reel on an Abu Garcia rod. The fish measured 23 1/8 inches in length and 18 inches in girth.


Read the full story here.



Friday, March 09, 2012

Oklahoma Fishing Regulation Changes for 2012

Before heading out to the lake this season, make sure to brush up on the latest changes to the fishing regulations for the Oklahoma lakes listed below:

  • The 13-16-inch slot length limit on large and smallmouth bass at Lake Elmer Thomas was deleted to help increase opportunity for anglers to harvest what is currently a surplus of fish.
  • All the ponds on the Black Kettle National grasslands were added to the list of lakes with a 14-inch length limit on black bass.
  • All Sooner Lake anglers must immediately release all striped bass under 20 inches in length to help manage the fishery for trophy striper fishing opportunities.
  • The daily limit on striped bass at five daily statewide except at Lake Texoma where limits would remain at 10 daily with no more than two measuring greater than 20 inches.
  • Kaw Lake anglers can keep up to 20 striped bass hybrids and/or white bass combined, with no more than five over 20 inches in length.