Friday, December 28, 2007

Sooner Lake Bass Report

Sooner Lake Oklahoma largemouth bassFishing guide David Clark sends us this report and picture from Sooner Lake:

Here is a picture of a big bass caught recently at Lake Sooner. It weighed 7.8lbs. We caught 2 more that morning, one weighed 5.6lbs and the small one weighed 4.3lbs. In addition, we caught about 40 Hybrids and Stripers with the biggest striper being 10.lbs.
It was a GOOD morning!!

Editor's Note: Thanks for the picture and report David. To say it was a good morning is a bit of an understatement, wouldn't you say?

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Sooner Lake in Bassmaster Magazine

OklahomaFishingGuides.com is referenced in the January 2008 Bassmaster magazine.
I received my January '08 issue of Bassmaster Magazine yesterday and noticed there was an article about Sooner Lake. Like OklahomaFishingGuides.com, Bassmaster magazine dedicates a page to a lake and writes about the fishing opportunities and other interesting things to do in the area. Much to my surprise, the magazine references our website, specifically the Lake Sooner page!

I would like to thank Bassmaster magazine and Senior Writer Robert Montgomery for mentioning us. Our mission has always been to feature the lakes and rivers of Oklahoma, including fishing and all the other fun things to do while in the area. To be referenced by the granddaddy of all bass magazines is truly an honor. Visit them online at: www.Bassmaster.com

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Catfish Tips & Secret Bait

Avid fisherman Jason P. sends us these catfish tips and a secret catfish bait recipe:

For those who like to catfish, after cleaning any fish, take the remaining carcasses and throw them back into the lake or pond in an area that you like to fish often. Without fail, they will attract cats into the area and it is ecologically safe and beneficial for the lake and fish. It's a natural food source and helps you on your future fishing days to catch some catfish.

On the subject of catfish, I have a secret bait that NEVER fails to bring 'ol whiskers to the dinner table...ready; Take peanut butter, strawberry soda and fresh shrimp and mix it together, bait your treble bait holder hook, and watch what happens.

Well, good luck to you all. Hope to see you out there catching fish and passing on tips and techniques to the next generation. A day on the lake is a day away from crime. Keep kids involved.

Editor's Note: Thanks for the tips and secret recipe Jason. Now that you've given us your recipe, it's not a secret anymore! Maybe you should start bottling some and make some money in the fishing business!! And Jason is right - TAKE A KID FISHING - OFTEN.

Texoma Winter Stripers

Lake Texoma Striper fishing reportAvid fisherman Jason P. sends us this report from Lake Texoma:

Here is a picture from a striper day out on Lake Texoma in late November. It was a great trip. We were trolling the flats and had four poles out with umbrella rigs. Every time we would roll over a hump or depth change, we had fish on all four poles. No joke at one time, we had 9 fish on at once!

We threw back more than 50, but I wanted to keep the ones pictured so 23 could have a fish fry for some family and friends. So I cleaned all these and we fed 20+ people and still had leftovers. All the fish were healthy and the meat was clean and tasty.

I know a lot of people cut out the red stripe when filleting stripers, but not me. I leave it in and soak them in ice water and vinegar for 24 hours, then rinse clean with cold fresh water and freeze for minimum 48 hours. Then thaw and cook. You'll never even taste any bitterness. Just a tip passed on to me from a buddy.

Editor's Note: Thanks for the picture and report Jason. What a great trip and thanks for the prep tips!

Winter Bass at Tom Steed

Lake Tom Steed Oklahoma Bass Fishing Report by Mike DiehlFuture Pro Mike Diehl sends us this report from Lake Tom Steed:

After a long two months without my boat I finally got to pick it up last week and put all my gear back together. I decided today was the day to put it on the water and check all the systems for proper operation.


Since I was having some serous fishing withdraws I couldn't help but throw a lure for an hour or two and wouldn't you know it I got lucky. Water temps were 39 degrees and the fishing was slow but I did manage to catch this nice 4lb 1 oz bass on a Bomber suspending fat free shad.
Boy do I feel better now!!!

Editor's Note:
Thanks for the report Mike.
I'll bet you do feel MUCH better now! And as I've always said, you can catch fish year round. The weather only bothers the fisherman. Get out there and catch some more!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Red River Fishing Report

Texoma airboat guides on the Red River, Stan and JC of Lake Texoma Guide Service.Last week, I went fishing with Stan and JC of Lake Texoma Guide Service on their new Red River Texoma Airboat. Although I have fished from the banks of the Red River many times behind the Lake Texoma dam, I've never been on the water down there. It was a beautiful, sunny fall day in the mid-60s with just a trace of wind.

Stan and JC had about 150 live shad for us to fish with and a little bit of chum to get the bite started. And once those river stripers started biting, it got crazy! No sooner than the bait hit the water, the stripers would hit the bait. We were reeling in fish on every single cast.

Those Red River stripers were so ferocious, we were able re-use the shad, even if it was dead, stunned, or partial - and we would continue to catch fish. In some instances, we were able to catch up to 4 fish on a single shad. Within a few hours and a couple of hundred stripers later, we ran out of shad. Good thing, because we were all completely worn out catching all those fish!!

It was certainly a new experience for me and I've been fishing Lake Texoma since 1984. I asked Stan (a 35+ years professional fishing guide) why he liked fishing on the Red River so much:

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So if you are looking for some incredibly fast paced striper fishing action, I highly recommend that you call Stan and JC at 1-888-567-FISH or visit their website at www.LakeTexomaGuideService.com.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

December Tackle Box Winner

Win a free tackle box with Oklahoma Fishing Guides
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On the first Friday of March, June, September and December, four lucky fishing report subscribers will receive an original Readi-Lure Tackle Box! This quarter's winner is Jenny D. from Ponca City, Oklahoma.

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Editor's Note: Congratulations Jenny and good luck with all your fishing adventures this year!

December Free Lures & Tackle Winner

Win free fishing lures and free fishing tackle with Oklahoma Fishing GuidesTwice a month, www.OklahomaFishingGuides.com awards free lures, tackle and bait to lucky fishing report subscribers. In addition, once a quarter a lucky subscriber will also win an Original Readi-Lure tackle box from Tackle Tech.

This week's winner is Ted D. from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ted
will receive an assortment of lures & tackle from Alluring Lures & Tackle, Lead Babies Slabs, and The Fish Grip (all made in Oklahoma).

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Editor's Note: Congratulations Ted and good luck with all your fishing adventures this year!

Lake Sahoma Bass Report

Lake Sahoma bass report
Avid fisherman Jason Price sends us this report from Lake Sahoma, just southwest of Tulsa:

I caught this bass in early November on an ultralight rod and reel with a 1/0 crappie hook.

I was fishing for crappie at the enclosed dock and landed this guy - nice surprise to nail your line when looking at 1/2 lb crappie all day long!

We weighed him up at the station there right above the dock and he weighed 4lbs. 7 ozs., well on his way to getting to be a big 'ol fat guy.

The locals say there are bass in Lake Sahoma commonly twice the size he was, so I am looking forward to some decent weather once all this ice and extreme cold goes away to get back there with some of the bass gear and hit some other spots on the lake.

Also there is another small lake directly next to Lake Sahoma, and in November, the Wildlife Department released some odd thousands of trout and catfish into, so if anyone is looking to trout fish, its a great place and perfect time of year to catch them...good luck to all.

Editor's Note: Thanks for the report Jason! Lots of times the smaller lakes are better trophy bass fisheries due to low fishing pressure and your experience proves it. Also, the Wildlife Department link above goes to the trout stocking schedule around Oklahoma.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Mike D's Holiday Message

free advertising on Mike's boat, just provide the wrap.It's been an interesting year with both fishing and the weather. Not a season goes by that I don't learn something new and I hope to be back out on the water soon posting my pictures and fishing reports.

For all the folks here that enjoy the sport of fishing as much as I do - I'd like to ask that you remember those less fortunate and maybe pick up an inexpensive fishing kit for a boy or girl and make this year just as memorable for them as well.

Mike D

"ADVERTISE FOR FREE ON MY BOAT"
- You provide the wrap - I provide the space. That's it - there is no catch. Email me today at:
futurepromike@gmail.com.


Friday, November 30, 2007

November Free Lures & Tackle Winner

Win free fishing lures and fishing tackle from Oklahoma Fishing Guides
Twice a month, www.OklahomaFishingGuides.com awards free lures, tackle and bait to lucky fishing report subscribers. In addition, once a quarter a lucky subscriber will also win an Original Readi-Lure tackle box from Tackle Tech.

This week's winner is Matt R. from Edmond, Oklahoma. Matt
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Editor's Note: Congratulations Matt and good luck with all your fishing adventures this year!

Early Winter Fishing Heating Up

Early winter fishing is great right now according to biologists with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, and Oklahomans focused only on current hunting seasons are in danger of missing it.

Fall and early winter is an absolutely gorgeous time to go fishing,” said Gary Peterson, fisheries biologist for the Wildlife Department. “Once the bass tournaments are over and deer season begins, there are fewer people on the lakes and rivers. It is quieter without boats roaring by, and many fish species are more willing to bite. In northeast Oklahoma , the osprey fly in and go fishing with you, and sometimes eagles try to steal the osprey’s catch.”

Peterson noted that while some fish species prove more elusive in cooler temperatures, others are active and abundant. “Crappie actually are more active as the weather gets colder, and we’ve found some nice blue cats and channel catfish out there,” Peterson said.

Crappie, blue catfish and channel catfish aren’t the only catch awaiting winter anglers. “Right now is prime time for trout,” said James Vincent, senior fisheries biologist with the Department. “For streams and rivers in southern Oklahoma , this is our Monday Night Football game, and we’re getting ready to kick off.”

Vincent points out several advantages to fishing this time of year. “During the summer, trout areas often have diverse usage like swimming and boating, and trout are not as willing to bite,” Vincent said. “However, those other users are gone now. Our cooler weather has brought cooler water, making it ‘go’ time for trout fishing, especially in the Lower Illinois and the Lower Mountain Fork rivers.”

Trout are not the only fish to catch, however. “A few weeks of prime fall fishing for the native smallmouth bass still remain,” Vincent said.

Statistics from 2006 reveal that over 611,000 anglers fished in Oklahoma last year, but the vast majority of those anglers fished in spring and summer. Even though there are great hunting opportunities right now, fisheries biologists hope Oklahomans won’t forget about angling. With such great fishing abundant in the state, and so few anglers taking advantage of it, it may be time to grab a fishing pole and head for water in the coming weeks. “The fish are there,” Peterson said. “They are there, and they are available.”


Story courtesy of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Monday, November 12, 2007

Great Bass Shop

While traveling to SE Oklahoma from Dallas, I found what is probably the best stocked, pure fishing store in the Midwest/Southwest - Brannan's Bass Shop. I had the opportunity to meet Kathy Brannan and she clearly knows everything about all things bass fishing. She informed me that most of her customers travel to Lake Fork in Texas and she makes sure that the shop has everything the fisherman needs to land a lunker while there.

I canvassed the store both coming and going from my trip to Lake Broken Bow and Mountain Fork River, and found it to be VERY WELL STOCKED ACROSS THE BOARD, including hard-to-find specialty bass items.

Brannan's Bass Shop is located just north of Paris, TX, just south of Hugo, OK in Powderly, TX on Hwy 271 (next to Lake Pat Mayse). I highly recommend that you stop in if you are anywhere close - it is well worth the stop!!

Avid fishermen thank you Kathy and your staff for such a comprehensive store!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Lake Pine Creek

Lake Pine Creek Oklahoma
One thing is for sure - Southeast Oklahoma has it going on for natural scenic beauty. On my way to Lake Broken Bow and the Mountain Fork River last week, I stopped by Lake Pine Creek, home of some huge honkin' bass.

Flying along Hwy 3 in the rolling hills, periodically patches of water and clearings open up for some very scenic views. Just past Lost Rapids Park, this one nearly blew me out of the car.

I had to turn around and get a picture of these stunningly gorgeous Bald Cypress trees changing colors next to the mirror quality water...enjoy!

If you go to Lake Pine Creek, call fishing guide Robert Finical,
580-236-2153 or 580-420-3088 and stay at Pine Creek Retreat, 580-494-RENT or 580-212-5113.

Read what Jen Carroll, WBT Pro, has to say about Lake Pine Creek here.

Lake Ozzie Cobb

Lake Ozzie Cobb Oklahoma
On my way to Lake Broken Bow and the Mountain Fork River last week, I discovered that nearby (only about 3 miles) is Lake Ozzie Cobb, an Oklahoma Wildlife Department lake.

Considered to be a good bass lake, OZ also has crappie, bluegill and catfish across 116 surface acres and 4 miles of shoreline.

The road coming off the main road appears to have been recently re-graveled, but once you get to the lake, you really need to have a truck to navigate. There is a boat ramp, but otherwise, conditions are primitive.

If you are one of those real troupers - who like to rough it away from everybody - then Lake Ozzie Cobb is your kind of place. While I was there exploring and taking pictures, huge fish were jumping everywhere! If I didn't have an appointment, I would of stayed and fished.

For more information, go to: Oklahoma Wildlife Department of Conservation

November Free Lures & Tackle Winner

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Twice a month, OklahomaFishingGuides.com awards free lures, tackle and bait to lucky fishing report subscribers. In addition, once a quarter a lucky subscriber also wins an Original Readi-Lure tackle box from Tackle Tech.

This week's winner is Barry M. from Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Barry
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Editor's Note: Congratulations Barry and good luck with all your fishing adventures this year!

Lake Hugo Crappie Report

Lake Hugo crappie fishing
On my way to Lake Broken Bow and the Mountain Fork River last week, I stopped by Frazier Point on Lake Hugo to see how the action was.

I met a couple of fellas from Hope, Arkansas who had been fishing for 2 days on Hugo. They reported that they caught 63 crappie on live minnows.

Frazier Point has a nice boat ramp and is located on the northeat side of the lake off Hwy 93 just after the bridge (to the left) when heading north.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Broken Bow Bass Report

Bass fishing at Lake Broken Bow with fishing guide Bryce Archey
Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to fish Lake Broken Bow, site of the state record largemouth bass, with fishing guide Bryce Archey for a half day.

If you haven't fished Lake Broken Bow, I HIGHLY recommend that you get there as fast as you can! Located in the Ouachita National Forest and at the foot of the Kiamichi Mountains (and the Talimena Scenic Drive), you will not find a more picturesque place to go fishing in Oklahoma.


Bryce grew up in the area and has fished the lake his entire life. He won many tournaments there over the years before offering his services to the public. He knows how to get you on fish - quickly. We caught several dozen largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and kentucky (spotted) bass throughout the morning. I hooked a sizable smallmouth bass in Bryce's favorite cove, but right when it got to the boat, the line broke - dang it! Later, that rascal jumped about 20 yards from the boat and shook loose my plastic worm!!


All in all, it was a fantastic trip - gorgeous scenery, fall foliage colors, and fish everywhere we went. I would like to tell you more, but I promised Bryce not to give away all his secrets.


If you would like to experience Lake Broken Bow with consummate professional Bryce Archey, call him at
580-494-6447 or 870-582-4561 or visit his website at: www.brokenbowlakeguide.com. Check out Bryce in action in the video below:


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P.S. Bryce and his wife are expecting their first son in January!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Lake American Horse Roads Closed

Nancy L. sends us this report from Lake American Horse:

Lake American Horse is temporarily closed. Several of the roads leading to the lake were washed away recently. There is absolutely no access to the lake right now. Unfortunately, I didn’t find this out until I drove all the way out there from OKC. It might save someone else the trip!

Editor's Note: Thanks for the update Nancy. Were you able to hike to the lake and fish or did you go to another lake nearby?

Monday, October 22, 2007

October Free Lures & Tackle Winner

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Twice a month, OklahomaFishingGuides.com awards free lures, tackle and bait to lucky fishing report subscribers. In addition, once a quarter a lucky subscriber also wins an Original Readi-Lure tackle box from Tackle Tech.

This week's winner is Brian D. from Mesquite, Texas. Brian
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Editor's Note: Congratulations Brian and good luck with all your fishing adventures this year!

Lake Hudson Fishing Report

Avid Angler Terry Evans sends us this report from Lake Hudson:

Spent a couple of days at Hudson and caught more bass than I ever have in a small period of time at the norh end of the lake, in the creeks. Water was fairly murky. I caught 10 largemouth on red worms with glitter. Most were in the 2-3 pound range. Most were 4-8 ft down, suspended on ledges.

At night, I landed 3 good ones on black lizards and lost one that would have topped out from 7-9 lbs, but it rapped itself around a tree branch and snapped the line (one of those 'the big one that got away' stories).

That was one of the biggest fish I've seen at Hudson. I got to see it before I lost it. It made me sick to my stomach when I lost it. My wife thought I was going to throw my rod in the lake! There's now a lunker swimming around with a hook and a lizard hanging out its mouth.

Editor's Note: Thanks for the report Terry. What a great fishing trip! Somebody go catch Terry's lunker and send in a picture and measurements...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Lake Texoma Fishing Report

Lake Texoma Fishing Report.
Aspiring Pro Mike Diehl and I had the opportunity to fish Lake Texoma last Friday, and believe it or not, it was Mike's first time on the lake! We had just a few hours and needed to maximize his introduction to the lake. Since I've fished Texoma for the last 22 years, I had the opportunity to be the "fishing guide" and showed him a few good spots.

The bass were biting well off the points just southeast of the Alberta Creek railroad bridge. I caught multiple small largemouth bass, while Mike managed to catch a large smallmouth bass. The stripers were also very active on topwater bite between the Alberta Creek railroad bridge and the Roosevelt bridge. The catfish appeared to be hitting multiple jugs near coves.

Mike's Note: Lake Texoma is huge and it really surprised me as to how big it was in person. If you don't get that way often, hiring a fishing guide would be a great investment for an action packed day of fishing at all the right spots.

Editor's Note: Thanks again Mike for taking me out on your boat and allowing me to be a "fishing guide" for the day! I look forward to our next trip together!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

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Broken Bow Fall Bass

Fall bass fishing at Lake Broken Bow, Beaver's Bend, Oklahoma with Guide Bryce Archey.
Guide Bryce Archey sends us this report from Lake Broken Bow:

Fishing is really beginning to pick up as you can see by the photo the quality of fish are getting better.

Number wise we are catching between 15 to 20 fish a morning on my trips.
As the weather begins to cool off the fishing should heat up even more.

Editor's Note:
Thanks for the report and picture Bryce! If you would like to go fishing at Lake Broken Bow with Bryce Archey, visit his web site at:
www.brokenbowlakeguide.com or call him at: 580-494-6447 or 870-582-4561.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

OKWD Benefit Raffle for Fishing Trip

Win a striper fishing trip to Lake Ouchita
Guide David Clark of Fish On! is sponsoring a raffle for a fishing trip to benefit the OKWD Hybrid/Striper programs. The details are as follows:

FISH ON!!!! RAFFLE

All Money to benefit the Oklahoma Wildlife Department


I am raffling off a weekend Striper fishing trip to Lake Ouachita (20 miles W of Hot Springs Ark).

It is $20 per ticket and I will only sell 50. 100% of the money will be donated to the Oklahoma Wildlife Department. They will quadruple all funds donated.

The $1000.00 donated will become $4000.00.
The money will be used towards the Oklahoma Hybrid/Striper programs. The drawing will be at the OSBA Nov. meeting. (do not have to be present to win)

This is for a day and a half of fishing, and up to four anglers. We would meet at daylight Sat. morning (1 usually camp) go in for a shore lunch (hopefully fish fry) go back out, fish till dark and fish Sunday morning till about 11am and then pack up and come home.

It is for a fall/winter trip either the fall/winter of 2007/2008 or 2008/2009. (I consider
fall/winter being Nov. thru Jan.)

The biggest fish that we have caught there has been in Nov. Dec, and Jan. This is for the fishing part of the trip only. If you don't want to camp, there are a couple of fairly nice motels on the water front for about $65 a night.


To purchase your ticket, call me at 918-724-6786 or email me at David@FishOnOK.com.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Tom Steed Hybrids Biting

Lake Tom Steed Hybrids are biting.
Aspiring pro Mike Diehl sends us this report from Lake Tom Steed:

Well Doug, it's like you always say, "the weather only bothers the person fishing and not the fish". The clouds were pretty dark this morning but I'm glad I decided to go fishing.

I caught these two huge Hybrids today throwing a small crank along the banks while bass fishing. These two Hybrids are a personal best for me and the fight was just fantastic. The hit and the hook-set was unbelievable, it felt like my rod and reel were about to be ripped out of my hands.

If I may, I would like to thank Russell and Dawnita Allard at the Windmill Winery in Roosevelt, OK for the use of their farm equipment. Without their help, I would still be moving dirt and rock around the house instead of enjoying the great sport of fishing.

Editor's Note: Way to go Mike! How's the wine?

September Free Lures & Tackle Winner

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Twice a month, OklahomaFishingGuides.com awards free lures, tackle and bait to lucky fishing report subscribers. In addition, once a quarter a lucky subscriber also wins an Original Readi-Lure tackle box from Tackle Tech.

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September Tackle Box Winner

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On the first Friday of March, June, September and December, four lucky fishing report subscribers will receive an original Readi-Lure Tackle Box! This quarter's winner is G. Winters from Newkirk, Oklahoma.

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Editor's Note: Congratulations G. Winters and good luck with all your fishing adventures this year!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Lake Altus-Lugert Fishing Report

Lake Altus-Lugert fishing report - the bass are biting!
Aspiring pro Mike Diehl sends us this fishing report from Lake Altus-Lugert:

Being the glutton for punishment that I am, I decided to try a new lake today and headed out to Lake Altus-Lugert on one of the busiest days of the year. I got a late start and only fished for about an hour after cruising the lake and looking for structure.

I managed to catch a few bass along the rock banks and ledges casting a medium size crank bait (purple & white) both toward the bank and parallel to the bank. The shallow sand banks produced nothing, so you should go deep with cranks or even jigs. The catfish bit as well as hybrids. Stripers seem to be slow, but they can be found in deeper parts of the lake.

Editor's Note: Thanks for the report Mike. Looks like you found a beautiful spot on the lake. Lake Altus-Lugert currently holds the state record for hybrid striped bass.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

New Record Set at Lake Konawa

New Oklahoma record fish - smallmouth buffalo from Lake Konawa.
The Smallmouth Buffalo Record for Oklahoma has just been shattered by a bass angler at Lake Konawa.

The last two state record smallmouth buffalo had been reeled out of the waters of Lake Canton near Watonga, but the lake’s streak was broken August 15th when Marvin Williams of Noble shattered that record with his 44 lb., 2 ounce catch out of Lake Konawa.

Williams caught the giant smallmouth buffalo on a Tiny Fluke while using eight-pound test. The previous record smallmouth buffalo weighed 38 pounds, 3.8 ounces and was caught by Rodney Meyer of Balko on just 12-pound test.

What makes Williams’ catch so unique is that he was actually fishing for white bass, and though he knew about smallmouth buffalo, he had never caught one previous to his state record catch.

“I had seen them before, but I’d never caught one,” Williams said.

The record fish was brought into Tink & Sals Bait & Tackle and later certified on scales at the Oklahoma Fisheries Research Lab operated by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

“Normally, state records are broken by mere ounces,” said Barry Bolton, fisheries chief for the Wildlife Department. “This one blew the previous record out of the water!”

For a complete list of record fish and the procedures regarding state record fish, consult the "Oklahoma Fishing Guide" or log on to www.wildlifedepartment.com. If you think you may have hooked a record fish, it is important that you weigh the fish on an Oklahoma State Department of Agriculture certified scale and the weight is verified by a Wildlife Department employee.

Story compliments of the
Oklahoma Wildlife Department.

Tom Steed Night Fishing

Lake Tom Steed Oklahoma Fishing Report
Aspiring pro Mike Diehl sends us this night fishing report from Lake Tom Steed:

If you have ever experienced the excitement of a bass exploding on a top water lure it's time to take it to the next level. I headed out to Tom Steed Lake last night about 11:00PM to see if I could sneak up on some bass.

The bite was very slow and frankly I'm not sure if it will ever be the same again since the floods but the strikes were as exciting as it can get. There is nothing better in my book than a top water bite and to do it in the dark is even better. The water is calm and there is zero boat traffic, your senses are tuned in to every noise and the wham!!!!!! The explosion is just fantastic. One other great advantage is the heat is minimal and with a little bit of equipment and common since it can be a blast.

I hope to be out there again at 0300am tomorrow and fingers crossed I will have a better fish to display. The monsters come out at night!

Editor's Note: Thanks for the report Mike. BTW - my wife says you need to smile more in your pictures!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Monster Lake Sooner Striper!

Lake Sooner Oklahoma striper fishing report
Guide David Clark of Fish On! Guide Service sends us this amazing fishing report from Lake Sooner:

FISH ON!!! Well it started off kinda slow, but ended with a very big bang. After weathering a few thunderstorms and a couple of dry spells, we caught the biggest Striper I have ever seen caught out of Lake Sooner.


We caught it and had three more on at the same time. Two of the other three came off. The third one is still hooked and swimming around with a Ugly Stick attached to his behind. The fourth one was this 25lber. He sure did seem on the skinny side. It measured 42 inches long and had a 24 inch girth. I think for the length it should of been around 35lbs. It had a very big head.


We tried to release it but it would not swim off. We first thought he was hung up, but from good experience I know there is nothing there to hang up on (82.68 blue). Then he started taking some drag and the fight was on. It was on a down line so that made it even more fun.

It was the biggest fish my client had ever caught and we were all very proud of him. By the end of the day we had caught 35 Hybrids and a few more small Stripers. The water temperature was 86 degrees and we were in 35ft of water most of the day. Fish ON!!!!


Editor's Note:
What a monster! How much fun!! If you want to go fishing with David, visit his website at: www.FishOnOK.com.

Lake Lawtonka Bass

Lake Lawtonka bass fishing report
Avid fisherman Chris R. send us this Lake Lawtonka fishing report:

These two monsters came out of Lake Lawtonka in the shallows. I was using the Tournament Series® Stik-O™ Soft Plastic Jerkbait - 6'' (candy corn) from Bass Pro and they work well!


The largemouth bass are feeding, but I have not had a smallmouth bass keeper yet this year. I will be back at Lawtonka on Sunday after church to see if anything is biting.


Editor's Note:
Way to go Chris! How much did those Hawgs weight? We look forward to hearing about your Sunday fishing trip.

Friday, August 17, 2007

August Free Lures, Tackle & Bait Winner

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Twice a month, OklahomaFishingGuides.com awards free lures, tackle and bait to lucky fishing report subscribers. In addition, once a quarter a lucky subscriber also wins an Original Readi-Lure tackle box from Tackle Tech.

This week's winner is Rodney E. from Arlington, Texas. Rodney
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Editor's Note: Congratulations Rodney and good luck with all your fishing adventures this year!