Monday, June 25, 2007

Lake Sooner Fishing Report

Herb Asche, P.C. Team Bass Angler of the Year 2006, sends us this report from Lake Sooner:

Hybrids are really good off of points with top water chug bugs and such. The black bass are fair with buzz baits in the early morning. Switch to Carolina rigs and jigs off of points in the afternoon.

Editor's Note: Thanks for the report Herb and good luck on the tournament trail this year. Keep us posted on how you are doing!

Friday, June 22, 2007

June Free Lures, Tackle & Bait Winner


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 Matt from Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Matt
will receive an assortment of lures, bait and tackle valued up to $150.00, from:
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Editor's Note: Congratulations Matt and good luck with all your fishing adventures this year!

Grand Lake Striped Bass Hybrids


The fishing at Grand Lake will be getting even better in the near future now that the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has stocked close to 104,000 striped bass hybrids in the huge eastern Oklahoma reservoir.

"Striped bass hybrids prefer open water habitats, feed in schools and travel long distances following shad, their main staple," said Jim Burroughs, northeast regions fisheries supervisor for the Wildlife Department. "The forage base is large enough to support the striped bass hybrids as well as other popular sport fish in Grand Lake."

The hybrids were provided by the Wildlife Department, and Burroughs said it will not be too long before anglers could see these fish in their livewells.
"These are fingerlings, meaning they will reach catchable size in about two years," Burroughs said.

Grand Lake has been stocked in the past with striped bass hybrids - the hatchery-produced cross between the Oklahoma native white bass and the striped bass. This stocking of hybrids is the fifth in the last 10 years.

"We look forward to continued cooperation with the Grand River Dam Authority to improve fishing opportunities at Grand Lake," Burroughs said.


As a sport fish, hybrids are well-known for their rapid growth and fighting ability and have reached weights of 18-20 pounds in Grand Lake
When fishing lakes, productive baits for catching striped bass hybrids include live shad, topwater plugs, slabs, spoons and jigs.

For more information about striped bass hybrids, or for license and fishing regulations, log on to www.wildlifedepartment.com or consult the current "Oklahoma Fishing Guide."

Free Fishing Days Whopper

Lake Texoma striper fishing.
I had the opportunity to take some friends kids fishing at Lake Texoma during the Free Fishing Days and boy did we have fun! It was Zane's first time striper fishing and TJ's second time.

We were about 300 yards west of TI Point around 12:30pm when the bite kicked in. All 6 rods were going at once! We would reel them in, rebait, recast, and pow, another fish on.

When it was all said and done, there were stripers all over the floor of the boat and TJ had caught an 18 lb'er!

Send us your free fishing day pictures and stories for inclusion on Hawg Blawg.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Boat Ramp Etiquette

boat ramp etiquette
Aspiring Pro Mike Diehl
sends us this poignant reminder:

"There is a time and place for everything."

I don't know how many times as a child I heard this old saying but boy it sure rings true at the boat ramps. I don't think I could even count the number of times I have tried to either put my boat in or take my boat out of the water and had to wait up to 25 minutes for someone to quit messing around on the launch ramp.

We are talking about boat ramp etiquette, the often lost art of getting the rig ready before parking the trailer in the middle of the ramp. The simple courtesy to preparing your boat off to the side in the parking lot instead of the middle of the ramp seems to be a thing of the past. This simple courtesy will not only prevent you from making others mad but will insure you yourself are not rushed and forget important things like the old drain plug.

Another problem that is just as bad is pulling your rig three feet from the water line and stopping right there to pack up and go home. If you need to drain the bilge or empty the wells, just simply pull the boat up and out and head for the parking lot.

No one wants to wait in the sun for there turn at the ramp but especially while someone is spending their time on the ramp either prepping there boat or going through all the steps to head home. Not only does this set the mood for a possible confrontation but it's just plain rude to everyone.

Rest assured at the ramp that we all want the same things, to get the boat wet and the hooks wetter. Lets give each other a break and show each other that the fishermen and boaters are not only the friendliest people on the water but the same goes at the ramp.


Editor's Note: Thanks for the words of wisdom Mike. And how true they are for everybody. Who knew that being considerate of others will get us on and off the water faster too!?!

Friday, June 01, 2007

Lake Eufaula Bass Report

OklahomaFishingGuides.com subscriber and avid fisherman John Wolf sends us this report from Lake Eufaula:

The largemouth and spotted bass are hitting smooth spoons with red hooks in the flooded willows and grass patches. Limit reached in keeper bass in 12 minutes. Best time was 10:00AM to 11:AM for 4 mornings in a row.

Editor's Note: Thanks for the report John! Sounds like you had a great time!! Got any pictures to share with us?

June Readi-Lure Tackle Box Winner

Readi-Lure tackle box.
Readi-Lure Tackle Boxes, made by Tackle Tech, are the most unique, versatile tackle boxes on the market.

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 Cory from Edmond, Oklahoma.

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

June Free Lures, Tackle & Bait Winner


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 McGill from Lawton, Oklahoma. McGill
will receive an assortment of lures, bait and tackle valued up to $150.00, from:
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Editor's Note: Congratulations McGill and good luck with all your fishing adventures this year!