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

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