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

free fishing lures, tackle and bait
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
will receive an assortment of lures, bait and tackle valued at over $100.00, from:
Want a chance to win free fishing lures, tackle & bait AND a new tackle box? Sign Up Here!

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

Lake Elmer Thomas Bass

lake elmer thomas largemouth bass
Avid fisherman and aspiring pro Mike G. sends us this report from Lake Elmer Thomas:

Spent the day today at Lake Elmer Thomas with my brother in-law Peter R. from California. It was our last chance to fish before his return, so we tried fishing a new lake that neither of us had fished before.

The bite at Lake Elmer Thomas was slow but was there. I caught two bass on the top but they were also chasing jigs in deep water. The hydrilla is a beast and makes the fishing tricky but the fish can be found at the edge of the grass on jigs, and worms.

Editor's Note: Thanks for the report and picture Mike! Hope Pete had a great time. Wish my brother-in-law liked to fish...

Lake Vanderwork Bass

The Fish Grip at work at Lake VanderworkAvid fisherman and aspiring pro Mike G. sends us this report from Lake Vanderwork:

My father and brother in-law came down from California this week and we have been hitting all the local lakes. Fishing has really been slow with the hot water and air temperatures but we managed to catch eight bass today at Lake Vanderwork.

The bite was slow but we did pretty good by looking for bait fish along the banks and casting small cranks toward the schools.

With the fish being a little small to lip and double treble hooks on the baits, it was a great opportunity to put my Fish Grip to work for me. The Fish Grip was perfect for holding the small bass still while removing the hooks and I even managed to go all day without getting stuck by a fin.

P.S. The little one is my beautiful little granddaughter Haylee's first fish caught will at the local swimming beach.

Editor's Note: Thanks for the report Mike and congratulations to Haylee! A budding Women's Bassmaster Pro!!

Fort Sill Bass Report

Lake Fort Sill largemouth bass
Avid Fisherman Chris R. from Lake Fort Sill sends us this report & picture:

It's been a busy life in the Army for the last few weeks. I decided to take a few hours after work and go fishing. I'm glad I did. The bass were caught on Fort Sill. Hope you like the pics! Fishing is now starting to pick up.

Editor's Note: Thanks for the report and pictures Chris! What did you catch them on? (Fort Sill is open to active-duty, retired, and warrant officers, and most Department of the Defense civilians. Public access is limited to certain activities. Please contact the Public Affairs Office at 580-442-4500 for further information.)

Friday, August 03, 2007

August Free Lures, Tackle & Bait Winner

free fishing lures, tackle and bait
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 Chris R. from Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Chris
will receive an assortment of lures, bait and tackle valued at over $100.00, from:
Want a chance to win free fishing lures, tackle & bait AND a new tackle box? Sign Up Here!

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

Lake Broken Bow Report

Guide Bryce Archey at Lake Broken Bow reports that the lake is back down close to normal pool elevation and that his is booking trips from August 10th through the fall.

He is expecting and has a lot of bookings, so for anyone interested in booking a fall trip, they need to get in contact with him as soon as possible.

October through early December are the best months not only for largemouth and smallmouth fishing but also for the scenery.

Contact Bryce at 580-494-6447, 870-582-4561 or visit his site at: www.brokenbowlakeguide.com