Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Reminder: Renew Fishing Licenses

Oklahoma anglers are reminded to renew their annual fishing licenses. All licenses expire December 31st unless exempt.

Anglers heading to one of Oklahoma’s designated trout streams around the state should remember to purchase a new trout license.

Complete license requirements and exemptions are outlined in the 2007 Oklahoma Fishing Guide.

All annual licenses and even a subscription to Outdoor Oklahoma magazine can be purchased at any license vendor statewide or online at www.wildlifedepartment.com.

OKC Trout Starts Jan. 1st

January 1 will mark the first day of trout season at Dolese Youth Park Pond in Oklahoma City. The sixth annual trout season is made possible through a cooperative partnership between the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the City of Oklahoma City as part of the ‘Close to Home’ fishing program. According to Gene Gilliland, senior fisheries biologist with the Wildlife Department, there will be no shortage of fish for anglers to catch.

Over the course of the season, (Jan. 1-Feb. 28), about 10,000 rainbow trout will be stocked in the pond, located north of NW 50th and a half block west of Meridian Ave. Fish will be stocked every two weeks during the two-month season. Stocking dates are Jan. 4, Jan. 18, Feb. 1 and Feb. 15.

Anglers should have success catching Dolese trout on 4- to 6- pound test line equipped with a slip sinker and small hook. Choice baits include salmon eggs, power baits, corn, worms, spinners, Panther Martins, and small crappie jigs.

View more information and a map to the park at: www.wildlifedepartment.com/storyofweek.htm

Friday, December 08, 2006

Lake Texoma Cold, Stripers Hot!


Lake of the Arbuckles Fishing Guide Frank Hanna recently sent in this report:

Frank and his cousin went to
Lake Texoma on Wednesday and reports the fishing was a little slow. But then he said they caught their limit in 35 minutes - that's right - 20 fish in the box in 35 minutes! So he wants to remind everybody that if someone needs out of the house, although it's cold, it's time to GO!!

Editor's Note: Gee Frank - the fishing was slow? You are kidding right?? Thanks for the report!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Texoma Monster Catfish Biting

Monster catfish are biting at Lake Texoma.  Go fishing with guide GW Chisholm, Trails Guide Service, Alberta Creek Marina, Oklahoma
Fishing Guide GW Chisholm sent in this report and picture of a 57lb catfish recently caught at Lake Texoma:

The sripers and the catfish are really on the bite the last few days and this trend will continue till the water temp gets below 40 degrees.

Till then, we're gonna enjoy the great winter bite that Texoma is famous for...


Editor's Note:
A bit of an understandment, wouldn't you say GW? What a monster!!