Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Lake Altus Lugert Fishing Report

Lake Altus Lugert Oklahoma Fishing Guides Fishing ReportLast Friday, I had the opportunity to go fishing with my friend (and future pro) Mike Diehl at Lake Altus Lugert and with Lake Altus fishing guide Jim Bevers and his dad (bottom picture - click pictures to enlarge).

It was an absolutely beautiful day, with the sun rising over the Wichita Mountains and nothing but blue skies and light winds. We launched from the Hick's Mountain boat ramp on the southeast end of the lake and met up with Jim, who was already on a honey hole. He recommended bottom-bouncing with slabs, so Mike tied on a chartreuse and black Lead Babies Ghost Minnow Slab and I tied on a light blue and white Hawg Hustler Slab from Klassic Lures.

We immediately started catching fish and lots of them; hybrids, catfish, bass and even a drum. We caught so many, we stopped counting. The fish at Lake Altus Lugert really like those slabs! Later in the morning, we trolled the northern part of the lake and I hooked into a nice walleye; 20.75 inches & 2.5 lbs.

If you haven't been to Lake Altus Lugert, I highly recommend a trip. Not only is there great fishing, but there's the beautiful mountains, Quartz Mountain Resort, Nature Park, Nature Center, Cedar Valley Hiking Trail, rock climbing, golf, beaches, swimming, ATV, sand dunes and more. In November, there's trout fishing in the river below the dam.

To go fishing with Jim Bevers, contact him at 580-301-3879 or email him at jim.bevers@gmail.com.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

SnapTail sponsors NCBF Champ Team

SnapTail sponsors National Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Team The National Collegiate Bass Fishing Champion was held at Lake Lewisville last weekend. After heavy competition all week, the final five teams went after the trophy on Saturday; 4 teams from Texas, including the '07 Champs from Texas A&M, and 1 from Arkansas.

SnapTail Lures of Tulsa, Oklahoma (who sponsors this site) is also a sponsor the University of Arkansas team of Kazuki Kitajima and Bodie Drake who, it was announced, consistently brought in heavy bags all week and their efforts paid off.

Last year's champs weighed in first and held off the next two challengers. Next came University of Arkansas who claimed first place by nearly 2 pounds over Texas A&M with a total of 17.37 lbs. Texas Tech, who claimed big bass of the day, tried to knock out Arkansas, but couldn't do it.

During the trophy presentation, Kazuki wiped away a few tears and who can blame him. It was announced to the crowd that his parents had flown in from Japan to watch him compete. A proud moment for the Kitajima family which drew an loud round of applause from the crowd.

Congratulations to Kazuki, Bodie, University of Arkansas, and SnapTail Lures.

Editor's Note: Thank you SnapTail for promoting the sport of fishing being one of our sponsors too!

Friday, September 19, 2008

More Lake Records Set!

Oklahoma Record Fish
Anglers are still adding to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Lake Record Fish program’s record books this year, most recently with the landing of a 22.3-lb. striped bass at Lake Kaw September 10th and a 43.2-lb. flathead catfish at Lake Eufaula on August 20th.

The striped bass was caught by Luke Cobb of Ponca City, Oklahoma in the tailwaters below the dam. The fish measured 37.25 inches in length and had a 21.75-inch girth.

The Lake Eufaula record flathead was caught by Mickey L. Stallings of Oklahoma City, from the back of a houseboat at the No. 9 Marina. The fish went 42.75 inches in length and had a 26.5-inch girth.

The Lake Record Fish Program started February 1st to recognize the biggest fish from certain reservoirs and the anglers who catch them. Currently there are 13 major lakes are included in the pilot program; Arbuckle, Broken Bow, Canton, Eufaula, Fort Cobb, Grand, Kaw, Keystone, Sardis, Skiatook, Tenkiller, Texoma and Thunderbird.

Species eligible for spots in the lake records book include blue, channel and flathead catfish and largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass in addition to crappie, paddlefish, striped bass, striped bass hybrids, sunfish (combined) walleye/saugeye and white bass.

Minimum weights are set for each species are detailed on the Wildlife Department’s Web site at www.wildlifedepartment.com.

September Free Lures & Tackle Winner

Win free fishing lures, free fishing tackle, free fishing rods, and free tackle boxesTwice a month, www.OklahomaFishingGuides.com awards free lures & tackle 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 AND at the end of the year, one lucky subscriber will win a customized IM8 Hookhider Fishing Rod.

This week's winner is Jeff A., from Southlake, Texas. Jeff will receive an assortment of lures & tackle from Lead Babies Slabs, The Fish Grip, River Bottom Lures and our newest sponsor SnapTail Lures.

Want a chance to win free fishing lures & fishing tackle OR a new tackle box OR a customized IM8 Hookhider fishing rod? Sign Up Here!

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

Monday, September 15, 2008

Lake Altus Fishing Report

Night bass fishing report from Lake Altus-Lugert Oklahoma.
Future Bass Pro Mike Diehl sends us this fishing report from Lake Altus-Lugert:

I decided to try fishing Lake Altus-Lugert again, but this time for some night fishing. The weather was wet, but the worst was behind us, so I headed out at 3:30 PM and scouted out some spots and fished till 12:30 AM.


The bite was slow and off and on at times, but I managed to boat 6 fish with four nice ones. The bass were caught using a black buzz bait and a scum frog. I had several great blow ups and some nice fish that shook the hook.

I'd like to thank Darrel Cook of Cooks go-to tackle storage systems, www.cookstacklesystems.com, for making such a great product. My spinners and buzz baits have never been so handy and well organized, tangle free and easy to get to. Thanks Darrel!

Mike D

Future Bass Pro

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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Skiatook Fishing Report

Lake Skiatook Oklahoma fishing report
Fishing Guide David Clark of Fish On! Guide Service sends us this report from Lake Skiatook:

What a great afternoon we had on Sept. 6th. I needed to go fish Skiatook for a couple of trips coming up, so my Brother-in-law and I went for a few hours.

We started fishing about 3 and when we quit at 6 we had caught around 25 fish, with 15 of them being nice Hybrids.
The biggest was this 9lber.

We had some more in the 4 to5 lb range. It was a nice cool day with cloud cover. We did mange to catch a few on top when the top water action came around the boat, but most were caught on downlines in 25ft to 31ft of water. The water temperature was 77 degrees.

Editor's Note: Thanks for the report and picture David. What a nice fish! Wish I would of been out there with you!! If you would like to go fishing with David, call him at 918-724-6786 or visit his website at www.FishOnOK.com.

Friday, September 05, 2008

September Tacklebox Winner

Win an Original Readi-Lure tackle box - four chances per year at OklahomaFishingGuides.com and SouthwestFishingGuides.comReadi-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, a lucky fishing report subscriber will receive an Original Readi-Lure Tackle Box! This quarter's winner is Zak H. from Edmond, Oklahoma.

Want a chance to win a new tackle box? Sign up here!

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

September Free Lures & Tackle Winner

Win free fishing lures, free fishing tackle, free fishing rods, and free tackle boxesTwice a month, www.OklahomaFishingGuides.com awards free lures & tackle 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 AND at the end of the year, one lucky subscriber will win a customized IM8 Hookhider Fishing Rod.

This week's winner is Michael S., from Afton, Oklahoma. Michael will receive an assortment of lures & tackle from Lead Babies Slabs, The Fish Grip, River Bottom Lures and our newest sponsor SnapTail Lures.

Want a chance to win free fishing lures & fishing tackle OR a new tackle box OR a customized IM8 Hookhider fishing rod? Sign Up Here!

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

Lake Elmer Thomas Fishing Report

Lake Elmer Thomas Oklahoma fishing report, WBT co-angler Denese FreemanWomen’s Bassmaster Tour Co-Angler Denese Freeman sends us this report from Lake Elmer Thomas:

In April of this year, I won the Lake Lewisville event and was awarded a $25,000 Skeeter bass boat complete with Lowrance electronics and a MotorGuide trolling motor. This boat has become an excellent tool for me to continue practicing my angling skills.

Over the Labor Day weekend, my husband and I went camping and fishing at Lake Elmer Thomas which borders the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and Fort Sill just North of Lawton, Oklahoma.

Here is a photo of my 6 lb 6 oz bass I caught Sunday evening at about 10:30 p.m using a weightless Zoom fluke – Arkansas Shiner. I just had to make that “one last cast” and this is the result.

Editor's Note: Thanks for the picture and report Denese and congratulations on your WBT win! Wish I had that boat!!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

National Hunting & Fishing Day Sept. 27

Hunting and Fishing Day across the nation is slated for Sept. 27 and every outdoors person is encouraged to extend a natural invitation to family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to step outside and share the values and the fun of the outdoors.

A wide range of activities will mark Hunting and Fishing Day nationwide sponsored by sportsman’s clubs, conservation groups and civic agencies.

At the urging of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Congress designated National Hunting and Fishing Day on the fourth Saturday of every September as a public reminder that good conservation depends on hunters, anglers and shooters.

In fact, through licenses and excise taxes, these outdoor enthusiasts generate $100,000 every 30 minutes for fish, wildlife and habitat programs.

For more information, visit www.nhfday.org

Monday, September 01, 2008

Lake Altus Fishing Report

Oklahoma Lake Altus-Lugert hybrid striped bass fishing report
Lake Altus-Lugert fishing guide Jim Bevers sends in this fishing report:

We have been catching a hundred fish a day, and I know that sounds unbelievable but I`m being honest. Fishing has been fantastic and will probably be good into the first of December. Come down and we`ll go out and get a cooler full!!


Editor's Note:
Hey Jim - thanks for the report and picture! Count me in - I'll be there the last week of September. If you would like to go fishing with Jim on Lake Altus-Lugert (home of the state record
Hybrid Striped Bass), you can call him at 580-301-3879 or 580-846-5616 or email him at jim.bevers@gmail.com