Thursday, December 31, 2009

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Here is Steve with his 8 lb walleye caught on his Hookhider IM8 spinning rod last summer on Bull Shoals Lake.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Hybrid are hitting




I took a chance at getting pretty wet today but it payed off. Fishing actually shut off early in the morning but manage a decent catch. I started by boating three decent bass for Tom Steed and then tried for some Hybrid. I have caught several hybrid lately in the 5lb - 8lb range and what a great fish for it. These are coming from 20 - 30 ' down and nothing could be better for a terrific fight.


Mike D

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Holiday Hybrids w/ Lead Babies Slabs on Lake Tom Steed

Oklahoma fishing report, Lake Tom Steed, Hybrids on Lead Babies Slabs.

Well I told myself I was going to stay off Lake Tom Steed during the busy Holiday weekend, but I just couldn't do it.

I tried a little trolling this morning but the fish were small and the bite was a little slow so I found the big ones on my fish finder and started the slabbing.

Caught these nice hybrids on Lead Babies Slabs in 30 feet of water and what a blast I had bringing them to the surface.

I really need to get a net that doesn't snag the hooks because I spent most of my time just trying to free my slabs from the net after the catch.

One thing that you need to make sure you do is follow the lure down with your line just slightly tensioned so you don't miss the taps on the fall but when you feel it set the hook hard and Fish ON!!!!

Mike Diehl, futurepromike@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lead Babies Slab's wear them out on Tom Steed

Sand bass fishing with Lead Babies Slabs at Lake Tom Steed Oklahoma
Wow, what a day I had Tuesday on Lake Tom Steed fishing for sand bass. All I can say is "Fish On and on and on.!!!!!!" I had started out looking for large mouth but they were not to be found so I decided to try the sand bass and what a blast I had. I simply could not keep up with the fish using the Lead Babies Slabs.

I was using both the 2oz Long minnows and the Rattlin Mary fishing the Long Minnows in deep water where the glow in the dark model simply slayed them in the stained conditions and the Rattlin Mary excelled in the shallows where there wasn't much room for the bait to fall. The Rattlin Mary works great both deep and shallow but when your fishing in only two to three feet the rattles on this lure brings them running. At times they were hitting this lure so hard it was actually flying out of the water on the up stroke and I couldn't stop laughing.

Fifty fish later I simply couldn't fish any more I was just flat out tired. The sand bass were great and ready to fight, and fight they did!

If your looking for a great fight and a great slab to do it with pick up some Lead Babies Slabs from the folks at Alluring Lures and Tackle in Cordell or contact Doug at Oklahomafishingguides.com you wont be disappointed. The three I was using are pictured above. Good fishing, all sand bass were caught and released.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Cloudy day Saugeye on Tom Steed

Lake Tom Steed Oklahoma fishing report - the saugeye are biting!
I started the day out bass fishing at Lake Tom Steed but the bite was slow. Through out the week I had seen an angler or two pull a Saugeye from the lake so I decided to do some trolling. About an hour and half later I had several hybrids and three nice Saugeye with the largest at 24".

I decided to share the fun and give my fishing partner Keith (The Surf Rod) Aldridge a call. Keith met me at the ramp and we were off for more. After only 2 hours Keith had manged to pull several more hybrid and three more Saugeye as I guided him around the lake and would have had five total for him self if two of them had not spit the hook right at the boat.


What a great day to fish with the clouds and cooler weather.

Saugeye on a cloudy day

Friday was cloudy and cool considering the heat we have had had lately so I set out to do some fishing. The bass bite was slow and I had seen a few people through out the week catch a Saugeye or two so I decided to do some trolling. As soon as I had begun trolling I started slamming hybrids and several times I had two rods going at once.


After letting my 6th hybrid go the Saugeye began to strike, and just an hour later I had caught three Saugeye with the nicest one at 24". I decided I would share the experience with my new fishing partner Keith (The surf rod) Aldridge and gave him a call. No longer than 15 minutes into guiding Keith around the lake he set the hook on the first of Three that he caught in the short time frame he was in the boat not to mention the two other fish that spit the hook right at the boat. http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i61/madman_07/saugeye2009013.jpg?t=1249145837








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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Lake Texoma Fishing Report

Lake Texoma Fishing Report

















On Sunday, a couple of buddies and I went fishing on Lake Texoma on the Oklahoma side.

The wind was blowing in pretty hard during the lunch hour as the "cold" front was coming through. It made fishing a bit difficult and handling the boat was rough at times.


Most of our normal tactics were not working during the heat of the day, so I decided to take us over to a shoal off a point where I've always caught all kinds of fish.

The wind had moved around and was coming out of the east, so we would motor near the shore on one deep side and let the wind push us across the shoal the other side which was also deep.


The fish finder was marking all kinds of fish in both the deep water and across the shoal, but nothing was working until we switched over to slabs. Then the action started!

My buddy Rob caught this nice striper on a slab he bought at Alberta Creek Marina. I caught a HUGE drum, 20 - 25 lbs on a Lead Babies Slab. Rob has the catch on his iPhone as a video, so once he sends it, I link it up to this post.


One more note: remember to put on major sunscreen this 4th of July. We used SPF 30 and it might as well have been SPF 0. We were crispy critters on Monday! Guess it's time to bump up to SPF 45...

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This week's lures and tackle winner is Gerry W. from Lawton, Oklahoma. Gerry will receive an assortment of lures & tackle from
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Monday, June 15, 2009

Lake Texoma Fishing 6/15


Fishing on Texoma is very good right now. The flood has slowed some action down that should be going on by this time, such as good morning topwater and slabbing. Bait fishing has been real good all over the lake but the shad can and have been hard to come by on many days.

I have been fishing on anchor in water anywhere from 37 feet to 70 feet deep. I have been in the middle to the East part of the lake towards the dam. I have been catching anywhere from 4 cranks off the bottom to fishing them in the deeper water at between 50 & 60 feet deep. I have drifted water on windy days with some wind cover from 14 to 28 feet deep catching larger fish. Have heard reports of fish hitting topwater in the evenings but I am out with customers in the morning times. Smaller fish are on top right now.

As I said, Fishing is real good right now but I am really wanting some lure fishing to start up very soon, as it is past time. Don't know how often I can post over here but I will try if Doug keeps a reminder on me.

Sterling Smith
Texoma "T" Striper Guide Service

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Lake Records Program Expanded to 28 Lakes

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's Lake Record Fish Program continues to grow, with several new lake records — and lakes — added throughout this spring.

Last year, there were 13 lakes and this year it has been expanded to 28! The current lakes are:

The Lake Record Fish program recognizes anglers who catch a fish that qualifies as a record setter for the lake in which it was caught. Though the program was established as a way to serve anglers and recognize significant fish, it also serves as an indicator of trophy fish production in the state's lakes.

Since last year, the program has doubled in size and there are now twenty-eight lakes currently enrolled in the program. An easy-to-use search feature is available through the Wildlife Department's Web site to view all kinds of interesting record fish information, ranging from the size of record fish caught to what kind of bait or rod and reel was used to catch them. To access the search feature, log on to wildlifedepartment.com.

Anglers who catch a potential record from a participating lake should contact designated business locations around the lake that are enrolled as lake record keepers, or vendors. The lake record keeper may then enter the fish into an automated database via the Internet. Once it has been determined that an angler has landed a record fish, the media is notified and the public will be able to view information about the catch on the Wildlife Department's Web site at wildlifedepartment.com.

All past and current state record fish are registered in the Lake Record Fish Program as records for their respective lakes.

Species eligible for spots in the lake records book include:

  • blue catfish
  • channel
  • flathead catfish
  • largemouth bass
  • smallmouth bass
  • spotted bass
  • crappie
  • paddlefish
  • striped bass
  • striped bass hybrids
  • sunfish (combined)
  • walleye/saugeye
  • white bass

Minimum weights are set for each species included to avoid a rush of potential yet easily broken records early in the program's inception.

For more information about the new Lake Record Fish Program or for contact information for lake record keepers, log on to wildlifedepartment.com.

Invasive Algae in Lower Mountain Fork River

The recent discovery of an invasive alga in a southeast Oklahoma river serves to remind anglers of their role in helping prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species.

Biologists with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the University of Oklahoma recently confirmed the presence of Didymosphenia geminata, also known by anglers as “Didymo” or “rock snot,” in the Lower Mountain Fork River below Broken Bow Lake. The invasive species is native to North America and thrives in low-nutrient, cold, flowing streams rich in oxygen, such as the Lower Mountain Fork River, the Lower Illinois River and the Blue River.

Didymo starts out as small tufted colonies, but can grow into dense, thick mats that cover large portions of a streambed.

“When it forms extensive mats or produces large blooms, rock snot can outcompete native algae relied on by aquatic insects,” said Curtis Tackett, aquatic nuisance biologist for the Wildlife Department. “That may not sound like a problem, except that those insects provide an important source of food for trout in the Lower Mountain Fork River.”

Tackett said that in some cases, the reduction of available food sources for trout because of competition from invasive species like Didymo can result in smaller fish. Additionally, Didymo can clog water pipes and other flow structures as well as become quite a nuisance to anglers because of how easily it can be snagged by a fish hook.

“Anglers can help prevent further spread of Didymo and other aquatic nuisance species, and it just takes a little bit of effort,” Tackett said. “But that effort can go a long way.”

According to Tackett, the following measures can be taken to prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species:

  • Before leaving a river or stream, remove all clumps of algae and look for hidden fragments.
  • Soak and scrub all gear for at least one minute in a two percent bleach solution, or five percent salt solution, or simply use hot water and dishwashing soap.
  • If cleaning is not practical, then wait at least 48 hours before contact with another water body after equipment has dried.
  • Consider keeping two sets of wading boots, and alternate their use between cleaning and drying. * Avoid using felt-soled waders.
  • Avoid wading through colonies of the algae. Breaking up the material could cause future colonies and blooms to occur further downstream.

For more information about the Lower Mountain Fork River trout fishery, log on to the Wildlife Department's Web site at wildlifedepartment.com.

Ducan Fishing & Tackle Show

The City of Duncan is having a fishing and tackle show Jun 5 - 6, 2009. There will be antique lures and reels on display along with fishing and tackle vendors.

The hours are Friday 9am-6pm & Saturday 8am-3pm at the
Stephens County Fair & Expo Center.

For more information, contact: Jerry Jolley 580-606-2489

Lake Keystone Catfish Festival

Lake Keystone Catfish Festival will be at Feyodi Park in Cleveland. The fishing contest entry fee is $25, and registration must be received by June 1. The top three places will be awarded for biggest three-fish stringer; 1st place -- $1,000; 2nd place -- $500; and third place -- $250.

In the event of a tie, prize money will be split equally for that prize. No more than three fish may be entered per registrant, and weigh-in takes place promptly at 5 p.m. Fish (Channel, Blue and Flathead Catfish only) must be alive and pass inspection.

All Oklahoma Wildlife Department rules and regulations must be followed. If there is flooding at Feyodi Park, the event will be held at Cleveland High School in front of the Event Center/Soccer Field. For more information, call (918) 358-2131

Oklahoma Fishing Guides to be Licensed

Fishing guides who operate on Oklahoma waters will be required to purchase a fishing guide license from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation beginning July 31.

At its June meeting, the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission approved emergency rules to go into effect July 31 in accordance to Senate Bill 277, which recently was signed by the Governor.

“The new fishing guide license was requested by the fishing guide industry in Oklahoma and will help ensure our state's fishing guides have a strong set of safety and first-aid skills as well as properly functioning equipment and insurance,” said Greg Duffy, director of the Wildlife Department.

The annual license will cost $132 for both residents and nonresidents, but Wildlife Department officials are only going to charge $66 for the remainder of 2009 since the requirement will only be in effect for half of the year. The license is required of all persons, resident or nonresident, who charge or accept consideration to take someone fishing. The only exemption is for landowners or lessees who provide such services on their own property and those who assist a licensed guide in the same boat.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2010, fishing guides applying for a license must provide the Wildlife Department with documentation stating they have completed boat training through the National Association of Safe Boating Administrators, which is available readily online or at locations throughout Oklahoma. They also must provide the Wildlife Department with proof of commercial general liability insurance covering services as a fishing guide with policy limits of at least $500,000 per occurrence.

Additionally, fishing guides must maintain current boat inspection by any governmental agency or entity authorized to perform such inspections, and they must be certified by the American Red Cross in CPR and basic first aid.

“Other states, including Texas, have guide license requirements, and I am confident this will benefit our anglers and guides,” said Barry Bolton, chief of fisheries for the Wildlife Department. “We hope to maintain a list of licensed guides to help anglers identify guides and get ‘hooked up,' so to speak.”

Friday, June 05, 2009

Free Fishing Weekend!

This weekend is Oklahoma's annual Free Fishing Weekend! That's right, you don't need a license to go fishing - so grab your poles and some kids and get out there!

Please Note: Certain city permits may still apply to specific fishing areas during Free Fishing Days. If you are going to Lake Texoma, be aware of and abide by all Texas fishing license and permit requirements when fishing the Texas portion of Lake Texoma this weekend. The Texas Free Fishing Day is Saturday, so you will be able to fish both Texas and Oklahoma portions of the lake for free that day only.

Read the full story here!

June Free Lures Winner

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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 an IM6 Hookhider Fishing Rod.

This week's lures and tackle winner is James G. from South Hutchinson, Kansas. James will receive an assortment of lures & tackle from Lead Babies Slabs, River Bottom Lures, SnapTail Lures, and our newest sponsor, Hawg Wild Custom Bass Baits, home of Larry the Lizard.

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Editor's Note: Congratulations James. Good luck with all your fishing adventures this year!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Holiday fishing report (Tom Steed)















Since I don't usually venture out on the lake during busy holidays I thought I would sneak out on Friday for just a short cruise and a few minutes of trolling. Today was my Granddaughters first time on the boat and my Daughter went with us as well. We enjoyed a nice cruise together and then spent 40 minutes trolling through some of my honey holes. All I can say is wow. Within three minutes we had our first hybrid and the kids liked that. For the next 35 minutes we enjoyed the lake and pulled three nice crappie and two more hybrids and then headed in before the boat traffic picked up. Nice crappie can still be caught (See picture) as well as hybrid and catfish are biting. Enjoy the weekend and please be safe. Mike

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lake Texoma Fishing Report

Lake Texoma Fishing Report - the fishing is excellent! Fishing guide Brian Prichard sends us this report from Lake Texoma:

Lake Texoma water temperature is 63° and the elevation is 9’ above normal and the water is stained. The fishing is about as good as it can get right now. Once you find the fish, they are biting like crazy. When I’m on the fish we are catching a limit in about 30 minutes as fast as I can take fish off the hook and re-bait. I’m fishing with bait on anchor in 30-40’ of water. Most have been coming off of the ledges near the river channel. It is best to avoid the muddiest water and fish the stained or clear parts of the lake. A lot of the fish that I have been catching have been smaller and I’ve been moving a lot to find the larger fish but I have managed to find some 20” fish on every trip ranging up to 12lbs. Fish are eating practically everything you throw at them right now. Lures are working as well. We are catching them on topwaters, sassys, and slabs. Some people are using minnows instead of shad and having success. (Click on pictures to view larger images.)

Since we are catching our limits so fast we get to play for the rest of the time out on the water. Depending on what my customers want, I’ll either lure fish, trophy fish, or try to catch some catfish to add to the box. We were lure fishing after a quick limit on Tuesday throwing topwaters when we caught this 7lb black bass. It was the biggest black bass I’ve caught on Texoma in 10 years. He blew up on a big pencil popper near the bank.

My weekends are filling up a month in advance. There are a few slots left on the weekends in May but not many. The weekdays are relatively open so if you can get off during the week, not is the time to come fishing, the fish are going crazy!

Editor's Note: Thanks for the report and pictures Brian. Those are some nice size stripers and the largemouth bass is NICE! If you would like to go fishing with Brian, call him at 903-815-1609 or 903-462-2881 or visit his website at www.stripersinc.com.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Lake Tenkiller Fishing Report

Lake Tenkiller Oklahoma fishing report bass
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to go fishing on Lake Tenkiller with fishing guide Rocky Thomas, Jr. It was my birthday on Saturday, so a couple of my cousins from Kansas City drove down so we could have a fun weekend. Although it was windy on Saturday, and VERY windy on Sunday, Rocky got us on fish all day long!

On Saturday morning, my cousin Colby caught a nice bass on a
Bitin' Titan Spinnerbait from the dock of Burnt Cabin Marina and Resort where were staying. When Rocky took us over to his first favorite cove, I immediately caught a 4.5lb largemouth bass on my very first cast and the day only got better from there! (Click on pictures to view large images.)

By lunch I caught 2 more largemouth bass between 4lb and 5lb and on my last cast before lunch, I hooked up with a 5lb smallmouth bass. It was awesome! And once again, I nailed all these fish on my favorite setup; a
Hookhider road with a wacky rigged Maniac 4" Cinnamon Crawfish Salt Stick. Needless to say, after lunch, everybody else rigged up with the same wacky rig and we all continued to nail fish all day long. I even caught a 5lb black drum on the rig!

On Sunday, the wind was brutal, and the wacky rig was less effective. The wind created too much slack in the line to feel the subtle hits, so we all switched over to
War Eagle Spinnerbaits and the trusty Bitin' Titan Spinnerbaits. We caught just about every kind of fish the lake has; largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, kentucky bass, white bass, and bluegill. Just an absolutely awesome birthday fishing trip.

Saturday night, Colby's dad Pete, whipped up an awesome birthday fish fry; fresh kentucky bass, BBQ beans, cole slaw, pan-fried potatoes and chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
Thank you Pete and Colby for driving down from KC to fish with me on my birthday! And a huge thank you to Lake Tenkiler fishing guide Rocky Thomas for getting us on fish all day long, 2 days in a row, even with the major wind on Sunday. As I've always said, the weather only bothers the fisherman, but the fish are still hungry.

If you would like to go fishing with Rocky on
Lake Tenkiller or other lakes he fishes in the area, such as Grand Lake, Lake Greenleaf, Lake Hudson, Lake Robert S. Kerr, Lake Spavinaw, Lake Eucha, Lake Oologah, or the Illinois River, he can be reached at 918-837-0490 or visit his website at www.ThomasGuideService.com.

May Free Lures Winner

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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 an IM6 Hookhider Fishing Rod.

This week's lures and tackle winner is Danny R. from Jenks, Oklahoma. Danny will receive an assortment of lures & tackle from Lead Babies Slabs, River Bottom Lures, SnapTail Lures, and our newest sponsor, Hawg Wild Custom Bass Baits, home of Larry the Lizard.

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Editor's Note: Congratulations Danny. Good luck with all your fishing adventures this year!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Lake Texoma Fishing Report

Lake Texoma fishing report stripersFishing Guide Brian Prichard sends us this report from Lake Texoma:

Spring fishing has indeed arrived! Lake Texoma water temperature has now climbed into the 60° range and the fishing is just about as good as it gets! I’m just starting to see the 1st stages of the shad spawn which means the first topwater bite of the season has begun and will last for the next 3-4 weeks or so. I’m catching my limit in about an hour right now and catching and releasing until we run out of bait. We brought back 110 fish yesterday with a 2 boat trip and we probably threw back another 50 fish. A 10 year old boy caught 24 fish by himself yesterday.

I’m catching most of my fish on anchor over a ledge in the 30’ range using live bait. The topwater bite is just starting to turn on. Using topwaters along rocky banks in front of the egrets is starting to work and will become red hot, catching a fish on almost every cast, in the next couple of weeks.

This is the end of my grand opening special ($100/person) which last until 4/30, after which, prices will be 125$/person. Book before 4/30 and you will be able to go fishing anytime through out the year for that rate. Since we are catching a limit so fast right now, you will have a few different options to fill the rest of your time. When we near the limit, I can start throwing back fish until we kill enough fish to reach the limit or we run out of bait, we can lure fish, I can go try to find a big fish, or we can try to catch some catfish. You may book your trip online or you can call me at (903)815-1609. Hope to see you soon!

Your Lake Texoma Fishing Guide, Brian Prichard,
Stripers Inc. (Click on pictures to view larger images.)

Editor's Note: Thanks for the report and pictures Brian. Looks like you've had some great trips! How big is the striper in the top picture?

Lake Tom Steed Fishing Report

Lake Tom Steed Oklahoma fishing report crappieFuture pro Mike Diehl sends us this report from Lake Tom Steed:

Well I finally managed to heal up enough to get out on the water again and it sure felt good. The fishing is picking up again at Lake Tom Steed and should improve quickly with good, steady warm weather. Catfish are biting on worms, bass are slow but will improve quickly, saugeye are post spawn and slow, but the big word today is crappie.

Crappie fishermen are hitting the creek and main lake hard and good numbers are being caught. I got tired of the slow bass bite so I decided to show the crappie fishermen what keepers looked like with two nice ones caught one after the other over 1.5lbs.

Editor's Note: Thanks for the pictures and report Mike! I'll bet they were mighty tasty too. Glad to hear you are finally healed up and back on the water. We've missed hearing from you!!

April Free Lures Winner

Twice 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 an IM6 Hookhider Fishing Rod.

This week's lures and tackle winner is Richard S. from Edmond, Oklahoma. Richard will receive an assortment of lures & tackle from Lead Babies Slabs, River Bottom Lures, SnapTail Lures, and our newest sponsor, Hawg Wild Custom Bass Baits, home of Larry the Lizard.

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Editor's Note: Congratulations Richard. Good luck with all your fishing adventures this year!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Lake Texoma Fishing Report

Lake Texoma striper fishing guide Brian Pricard, Lake Texoma Fishing Report
Texoma fishing guide Brian Prichard on Lake Texoma sends us this report:

Due to the cold weather that has been off and on the past couple of weeks, Lake Texoma’s water temperature remains at 58°. The fishing has picked up a bit but it remains hit and miss due to the sporadic weather patterns. We are still catching some big fish here and there but most remain up river spawning at this point. We are catching a lot of smaller fish but if you pick through these small ones then you can keep a limit of good fish. I expect the fishing to explode any time now when the fish get back from spawning as they seem to have been gone for several weeks now. All of this recent rain should help to speed up their return.

Fish have been holding close to the humps and ledges at around 25-35’. Using bait on anchor over structure of this depth seems to be working best. One day the fish will feed better in the morning and the next day the bite will be better in the evening. I’ve tried throwing lures a little with limited success, most all of my fish have been coming off of bait.

I currently have a evening trip for Sat. the 18th and a morning trip on the Sun. the 19th left for this weekend. My weekend trips are filling up fast in May so if you want a weekend you need to book now. There are only 2 weeks left with my grand opening special of $100/person which ends April 30th. Remember you do not have to go fishing before that time, as long as you get your trip booked before then you can reserve that price and go fishing whenever you want within this year. Good Luck and hope to see you soon. Book your trip online at
www.stripersinc.com or call 903-815-1609.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

New Lake Thunderbird Bass Record

New lake Thunderbird Oklahoma bass fishing record A day that started cold and miserable last Sunday for Oklahoma city police officer Kenny Davis ended fabulously.

Davis landed a 10.8-pound largemouth bass from Lake Thunderbird near Norman that might even change the future of bass fishing at the reservoir.

Read the full story here. Photo & story courtesy of NewsOK.com.

Editor's Note: As I have always said, the weather only bothers the fishermen and the fish are still hungry.

April Free Lures Winner


Twice 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 an IM6 Hookhider Fishing Rod.

This week's lures and tackle winner is Chuck W. from Salina, Oklahoma. Chuck will receive an assortment of lures & tackle from Lead Babies Slabs, River Bottom Lures, SnapTail Lures, and our newest sponsor, Hawg Wild Custom Bass Baits, home of Larry the Lizard.

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Editor's Note: Congratulations Chuck. Good luck with all your fishing adventures this year!

Broken Bow Fishing Report

Lake Broken Bow Oklahoma fishing report, bass fishing at Beaver's Bend Oklahoma with guide Bryce Archey.
Fishing guide Bryce Archey at Lake Broken Bow in Beaver's Bend State Park sends in this fishing report:

Fishing in April is beginning to get really going. We are catching numbers of largemouth and spotted bass with the smallmouth just starting to get active.

These 3 species are starting their annual spawning process, so fishing this month will continue to get even better. If anyone is interested in booking a trip they can contact me for availability this month.


(Click on images to view larger images.)

Editor's Note: Looks like your clients had a great time! Thanks for sending in the pictures and report. If you would like to go fishing with Bryce, call him at 580-494-6447 or 870-582-4561 or visit his website at www.brokenbowlakeguide.com.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Lake Texoma Fishing Report

Lake Texoma striper fishing guide Brian Pritchard of Stripers, Inc.
Texoma fishing guide Brian Prichard on Lake Texoma sends us this report:

March has been hit and miss, which is normal for March fishing because the striper make their run to go spawn. However, as the water warms up, the fishing is getting better. Lake Texoma water temperature is currently 58° and the striper fishing is good and soon to get better. We have caught our limit the past two trips with some big fish of up to 8lbs mixed in.


It was very windy today but fortunately we were able to get out of the wind and catch a limit of nice fish. The fish have moved shallow and are running from 10-40' deep. Drifting shallow flats 10-25' deep with shad or throwing lures is working well. Today we did our best on live bait anchored in 35' in the back of a cove. It is not yet the fast and furious action of May but it is a steady bite of good fish.


Now is the time to book your trip for the spring. When the fish get back from spawning in a week or two, the fishing is going to get awesome. Spring fishing is incredible fast pace action with never a dull moment and catching 100+ fish is normal for that time. The shad will start spawning on the rocky banks sometime in May and the first topwater bite of the year will kick off.


Take advantage of our grand opening special of $100/person which runs through April 30th. Trips may be scheduled for anytime throughout the year as long as your reservation is made on or before April 30th. Spring trips should be filling up fast so make your reservation as soon as possible to get your desired date. Book your trip online at http://www.stripersinc.com/ or call 903-815-1609.


Your fishing guide,
Brian Prichard, www.stripersinc.com

Click on pictures to view larger images.

Editor's Note: Thanks for the report and pictures Brian. Looks like you guys had a great trip! How big is the striper in the top picture?

Readi-Lure Tackle Box Winner


Once a quarter (4 times a year), www.OklahomaFishingGuides.com awards a free Original Readi-Lure tackle box to a lucky fishing report subscriber.

AND at the end of the year, one lucky subscriber will win an IM6 Hookhider Fishing Rod.

This quarter's tackle box winner is Keith B. from Claremore, Oklahoma.


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Editor's Note: Congratulations Keith. Good luck with all your fishing adventures this year!

March Free Lures Winner


Twice 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 an IM6 Hookhider Fishing Rod.

This week's lures and tackle winner is Brent V. from Lexington, Oklahoma. Brent will receive an assortment of lures & tackle from
Lead Babies Slabs, River Bottom Lures, SnapTail Lures, and our newest sponsor, Hawg Wild Custom Bass Baits, home of Larry the Lizard.

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Editor's Note: Congratulations Brent. Good luck with all your fishing adventures this year!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Broken Bow Fishing Report

Lake Broken Bow crappie fishing reportFishing guide Bryce Archey at Lake Broken Bow in Beaver's Bend State Park sends in this fishing report:

Fishing is AWESOME!!!! White bass, crappie, largemouth and spotted bass are all biting really well right now. We are catching all species in good numbers. An average day is between 40 to 60 fish.
I have only a few days left in this month, so if anyone is interested please call for availability.

Editor's Note:
Looks like a fun trip Bryce! Those look like mighty tasty crappie!! Thanks for sending in the pictures and report. If you would like to go fishing with Bryce, call him at 580-494-6447 or 870-582-4561 or visit his website at
www.brokenbowlakeguide.com.

Friday, March 06, 2009

March Free Lures Winner

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Twice 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 an IM6 Hookhider Fishing Rod.

This week's lures and tackle winner is Larry T. from Nicoma Park, Oklahoma. Larry will receive an assortment of lures & tackle from
Lead Babies Slabs, River Bottom Lures, SnapTail Lures, and our newest sponsor, Hawg Wild Custom Bass Baits, home of Larry the Lizard.

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Editor's Note: Congratulations Larry. Good luck with all your fishing adventures this year!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Win a Truck or Boat at the Watonga Trout Derby

Plan to attend the Watonga Trout Derby, March 6-8 at Roman Nose State Park.

The event is co-sponsored this year by the Friends of Roman Nose State Park and the Watonga Chamber of Commerce.

Pre-registration is available this year. Contact the Watonga Chamber of Commerce office at (580) 623-5452 for details. On-site registration will begin at 7 a.m. each morning and continue through 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

All fish must be weighed in by 3 p.m. Sunday, which will mark the end of the derby.

The three-day event gives fishermen an opportunity to catch tagged trout for prizes. One hundred tagged trout are put in the lake in conjunction with the normal trout stocking done by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. A drawing from the tags of all registered trout will determine the $300.00 grand prize cash winner. A $100.00 Sr. division and a $50.00 Jr. division prize will be given for the heaviest stringer or trout and will be awarded at the close of the derby. All tagged trout are worth cash or gifts.

An exciting new feature of this year’s Trout Derby is the addition of a guaranteed boat give-away. One registration will be drawn to win a Bass Brat sponsored by Buster Boats of Stillwater, OK., equipped with an aerated live well/ice chest, depth finder and troll motor.

Also, this year’s prizes will once again include an opportunity to win a pickup with a value of at least $20,000.00. You must be 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license & be a registered participant of the 2009 Trout Derby.

The winning numbered tagged trout for the pickup will be randomly selected prior to the start of the derby by the sponsor of the truck. The lucky winner of this truck will be a derby registrant having caught the matching tagged trout during the event. There will only be one tagged trout eligible to determine the winner of the pickup.

February Free Lures Winner


Twice 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 an IM6 Hookhider Fishing Rod.
This week's lures and tackle winner is Mark F. from Texas City, Texas. Mark will receive an assortment of lures & tackle from Lead Babies Slabs, River Bottom Lures, SnapTail Lures, and our newest sponsor, Hawg Wild Custom Bass Baits, home of Larry the Lizard.
Want a chance to win free fishing lures & fishing tackle OR a new tackle box OR a customized IM6 Hookhider fishing rod? Sign Up Here!

Editor's Note: Congratulations Mark. Good luck with all your fishing adventures this year!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Tom Steed Fishing Report


Fishing guide Mike Diehl sends us this report from Lake Tom Steed:

Well it was a balmy 37 degrees and the water wasn't much warmer, but I did manage to catch two bass just before dark. The first weighted 3.5lb and was caught fishing a medium size crank bait in fifteen feet of water and the smaller one was caught on a buzz bait right at dark near the bank.

Crappie fishermen were out as well pulling in a few small ones here and there. Fishing should begin to pick up as the weather warms and after we get rid of this constant rise and fall in temperature.

Editor's Note: Thanks for picture and report Mike. The fish will bite year round - the weather only bothers the fisherman. If you would like to go fishing with Mike, contact him at
580-639-2065 or email him at futurepromike@gmail.com.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Blue River Trout Derby This Weekend

If you haven't made plans yet, it's not too late to attend the 2009 Blue River President's Day Trout Derby in Tishomingo on Saturday and Sunday, February 14th & 15th.

$1000 in tagged trout ($100, $50 and $20 tags) will be stocked along with several trout in the 3-6 pound range. Over $1000 in trophies and door prizes will be given away. Each participant will receive a Blue River Derby Cap.

Additional Prizes include:
* Male Heavy Stringer 2-day total wins $100
* Female Heavy Stringer 2-day total wins $100
* Fly Fishing Heavy Stringer 2-day total wins $100
* Youth 15 and under Heavy Stringer 2-day total wins $100
* Heaviest Trout Caught wins $100

Entry Fees = Adult $25.00, Youth 15 & Under $20.00. Printable Entry Form.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: (580) 371-9288 - (580) 371-2175

Note: Due to rising cost of quality trout for the derby as well as the Blue River Association's donations to save the aquifer, we would welcome any donations to defray these costs. If you would like to make a donation, please include with your registration and you will be listed as a Derby Sponsor on the Sponsorship Board.


Rules:
*Must Be Present to Win Any of the Prizes During the Drawing (Except the Pre-Entry Prize)

*Contest Open To All Ages- Fee Good For Both Days
*Tickets Must Be Purchased Before You Start Fishing


Sponsored by the Johnston County Chamber of Commerce, City of Tishomingo, Oklahoma & the Blue River Association. State Fishing Laws Apply.

Editor's Note: I'm definitely in! See you there!! If you need a place to stay, check out Alberta Creek Resort & Marina, south of the Blue River on Lake Texoma.

14,000 Extra Rainbow Trout

Each year, the Lower Mountain Fork River (LMFR) is stocked bi-weekly with rainbow trout, but the southeast Oklahoma fishery will receive six “bonus” stockings this spring that will provide more than 14,000 additional
fish.


The first two supplemental trout stockings took place Feb. 5 and Feb. 12, and the remaining four are scheduled for Feb 26, March 12 & 26 and April 9. Each stocking includes over 2,400 fish that are nearly a foot in length.

“These trout are going to be placed in remote areas of the stream that aren't usually stocked,” said Jay Barfield, streams management technician for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. “And at 11 inches they will be a bit larger than usual and ready to put up a fun challenge. Angling should be great in these areas during the coming weeks.”

The additional rainbow trout are being provided to the Wildlife Department by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help offset the impacts caused by Broken Bow Dam on the LMFR. The trout will be obtained from the Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery in Arkansas and then released into the LMFR trout fishery between the State Park Dam and the US Route 70 bridge.

The LMFR is one of eight Oklahoma trout fisheries and one of two year-round trout fishing hotspots in the state. Other trout hotspots include; Altus Lugert/Quartz Mountain, Lake Watonga, Lake Carl Etling, Blue River, Illinois River, Robbers Cave, Dolese Youth Park Pond (OKC), Lake Pawhuska, and Clayton Lake State Park.

To view the regular, bi-weekly trout stocking schedule and specific regulations for all the state's trout waters, including the LMFR, log on to www.wildlifedepartment.com. The Web site also includes tips on how to catch trout as well as a wealth of information about the state's streams management program, which works to provide healthy streams and better stream fishing in Oklahoma.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lake Broken Bow Fishing Report

Fishing guide Bryce Archey at Lake Broken Bow in Beaver's Bend State Park Oklahoma sends in this fishing report Fishing guide Bryce Archey at Lake Broken Bow in Beaver's Bend State Park sends in this fishing report:

Fishing right now is outstanding with largemouth, spotted bass and walleye all beginning to bite and the white bass will begin later this month also.

We are catching mainly largemouth and spotted bass each day with the numbers ranging between 20 and 30 on each outing.

In the pictures, the walleye weighed 4.2 lbs, the largemouth weighed 5.6lbs and my client holding a 3lb spotted bass and 4lb largemouth. (Click on pictures for larger image.)

My schedule is filling up so I would encourage anyone wanting to come in and fish with me please call as soon as possible for open dates that I have remaining.

Editor's Note: Looks like a GREAT trip Bryce! Thanks for sending in the pictures and report. If you would like to go fishing with Bryce, call him at 580-494-6447 or 870-582-4561 or visit his website at www.brokenbowlakeguide.com.

Friday, February 06, 2009

February Free Lures Winner


Twice 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 lures and tackle winner is Cliff R. from Perry, Oklahoma. Cliff will receive an assortment of lures & tackle from Lead Babies Slabs, River Bottom Lures, SnapTail Lures, and our newest sponsor, Hawg Wild Custom Bass Baits, home of Larry the Lizard..


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Editor's Note: Congratulations Cliff. Good luck with all your fishing adventures this year!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Lake Sooner Fishing Report

Lake Sooner Oklahoma Fishing Report by David Clark of Fish On Guide Service Fishing guide David Clark of Fish On! Guide Service sends us this fishing report dated 1/25/09 from Lake Sooner:

FISH ON!!!!! It was a good day of fishing and catching. We started out and it was pretty cold(25degress) but when we got to catching some fish, eveything warmed up. The wind was blowing about 10mph out of the east, so I wasn't sure how that was going to effect the fishing. After about the first ten minutes that question was answered.

We missed several at first, and then we changed to a small treble hook and then we started geting them in the boat. After about the fourth Hybrid, we caught a 26lb blue. Then it was nothing but Hybrids, a crappie and Striper. When we quit we had 40 fish it the box. We caught most on downlines on live shad, but we did catch a few on cut bait. The water temp. was 44degrees and we were in 35ft of water most of the day. FISH ON!!!

Editor's Note: Thanks for the report and picture Dave. See - the weather only bothers the fisherman. Dress warmly and you can catch fish year round!! If you would like to go fishing with Dave, call him at 918-724-6786 or visit his website at www.FishOnOK.com.