Saturday, February 19, 2022



 Welcome newest guide fishing on Lake Eufaula

Bill is a local resident of Lake Eufaula, OK who has fished the last 35 years for crappie and catfish. 

Throughout this time, he has learned the lake and it's features, structures, and fish habits in all seasons and during most weather conditions. 

He uses a Garmin Livescope and Down Imaging with 12 inch monitors and a state of the art trolling motor. 

Call Will Bills Fishing Adventures for your next fishing trip on Lake Eufaula! 

Pricing starts at $300 for 1-2 people and group trips are available too. 

Call 918-429-8219 or email

Friday, September 04, 2020


Lake Hudson has a new Lake Record Smallmouth Bass! 

Earlier this year, Cory Conley from Catoosa caught this beautiful 6 pound smallmouth bass on an Alabama rig near Salina Creek on Lake Hudson.

If you would like a guided trip on Hudson, check out Rocky Thomas Jr. of Thomas Guide Service. 

He fishes for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, sand bass, and crappie on Lake Hudson.

Call him at: 918-837-0490


Monday, August 31, 2020

Davis Guide Service on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees

Veteran Chance Davis offers half day and full day guided fishing trips on Grand Lake for bass and crappie.

He also offers pre-scouting trips for those getting ready for tournaments on Grand.

Chance is using the all the latest equipment including a 2019 Skeeter ZX225 that ensures a smooth ride on the water, Hummingbird electronics to spot the fish, and dual power poles to hold the boat nice and steady position while you haul in the fish!

On the morning of your fishing trip, meet Chance at the launch site discussed over the phone when booking. Locations vary depending on what section of the lake you will be fishing.\ 

All you need to bring is your fishing license in hand. Chance will handle everything else from there snacks, drinks, and sunscreen.  He will also clean and bag all crappie at the end of the day so you can enjoy a fish fry at home!

You can get in touch with Chance the following ways to book your next Grand Lake fishing adventure:

Phone/text: (918) 990-1040



Instagram: @davisguideservice

Friday, August 28, 2020

New World Record Paddlefish snagged at Lake Keystone

 A new world-record paddlefish has again been pulled from Keystone Lake near Tulsa, less than a month after the previous world record was snagged in the same lake by a client of the same fishing guide.

Angler Cody James Watters of Ochelata is the newest owner of the rod-and-reel world-record title, after snagging a 151-pound, 14.4-ounce giant!

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Lake Texoma Fishing Guide

Lake Texoma Striper Guide Aaron Sharp

Aaron Sharp, owner of Sharp’s Striper Guide Service, lives on Lake Texoma and fishes year-round.  He offers guided trips on Lake Texoma out of Alberta Creek Resort and Marina for striper, smallmouth bass, and catfish and guides on the Red River for striper.

Aaron is fully insured and licensed to fish in Oklahoma and Texas and guides out of a 27-foot Silver Dollar powered by a 250 horsepower Suzuki motor.

Customer satisfaction is the number one goal. Sharp's Guide Service can accommodate any size group large or small. There is room for up to 6-8 people with storage for some personal items and larger group trips can be easily accommodated.

Aaron guarantees a full morning or afternoon of fishing with the biggest boxes of fish possible and no racing to the cleaning dock after you catch your limit!  Additional trip packages and special pricing includes:
  • Reduced rates for children 10 and under
  • Jug-line catfish trips
  • Smallmouth Bass/Striper Combo trips
  • Weekday rate specials
Sharp’s Striper Guide Service guarantees that you will catch fish or your next trip is free!

Phone: 580-380-5357



Thursday, May 03, 2018

Lake Texoma Fishing Report

Lake Texoma Fishing Report - everything big is biting at Lake Texoma right now.  Get out there and have some fun!  Here are a few we caught in our secret spot.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Oklahoma Fishing Report - April 2018

Lake Broken Bow - 4/10/18 - Thomas Guide Service reports the spotted bass bite as a "slugfest" with some largemouth bass mixed in.

Lake Broken Bow - 3/29/18 - Bob's Guide Services reports the crappie bite is very good right now. 
Lake Broken Bow - 3/20/18 - Rudy's Guide Service reports excellent bass fishing right now for largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass.

Lake Eufaula - 4/14/18 - D & K Guide Service reports limits of crappie are being caught in deeper water after the recent cold front and high winds.

Lake Eufaula - 4/13/18 - Larry's Guide Service reports limits of crappie are being caught in deeper water in spite of the high winds and muddy water.

Lake Eufaula - 3/29/18 - Crappie Killer Dave reports limits of crappie are being caught right now.

Illinois River - 4/11/18 - Thomas Guide Service reports the big, female sand bass bite is very strong right now.

Lake Skiatook - 4/12/18 - Larry's Hook, Line & Sinker Guide Service reports the white bass are "pouring in over the side of the boat" and anticipates the hybrid bite to pick up soon.

Lake Texoma - 4/10/18 - Trails Guide Service reports the smallmouth bass are on the beds and the fishing is "awesome".

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lake Watonga Trout Derby First Weekend in March

The Lake Watonga Trout Derby is a three-day event that gives fishermen an opportunity to catch tagged trout for prizes including a top prize of $500.  

One hundred tagged trout are put in the lake in conjunction with the normal trout stocking done by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. 

For more details and to register, click here.

  • First Weekend in March.  March 2-4, 2018
  • Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
  • Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
  • (Trout MUST be checked in by 3:00 p.m. Sun. @ Headquarters near General Store)
  • Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Lake Hefner Record

A new lake record was set at Lake Hefner for Striped Bass when Clidell Woody caught this 16.1 pounder on March 18th.  The old record was 14.8 pounds set by Glen Burling in 2010.

Clidell caught it on the west side of Hefner near the spillway.  He was fishing for catfish using cut shad.

Hybrids arrive in Lake Hefner via the North Canadian River from Canton Lake.  

Striped bass hybrids are a hatchery-raised cross between stripers and white bass and are favorites with fishermen because they are fierce fighters. 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Check out the new Rippertail Lures! is proud to announce our newest sponsor, Rippertail Luresa family owned and operated business that was founded in 2007 by professional fishing guide Larry Vaughan.  

Unable to find a lure that combined durability with a high level of action, Larry decided to create a lure with a solid body and a corrugated, tapered tail.  He started out by pouring these lures in his garage for personal use only, but  after much success and numerous requests, Larry decided to make his lure available at Truman Lake Reservoir bait shops in Missouri in 2010.

As the success and reputation of Rippertail Lures has grown, new and subtle improvements have been added that continue the lure's effectiveness.  Rippertail's current selection is not only sleek and effective but tangle free too.

Crappie fishermen rave about Rippertail Lures.  Kevin Weber, avid fisherman and staff writer for Missouri Great Outdoors, has this to say about Rippertail Lures:

"My first impression was the vibrancy of the colors and the unique tail...[they have] a soft feel that gave me the impression the fish would hold on to them instead of quickly spitting them out. ...I started off with a three tone grey color and had fish immediately.  We worked [them] around structure and vertical jigging with success...I was pleased to see that they stayed on the hook well even after sever fish were caught. "  Read the entire review here:

Proudly manufactured in the USA, Rippertail Lures are constructed with the finest soft-plastics using the latest injection molding technology in the industry to provide the high quality fishing lures available in the US.  Check out the entire line at  Online ordering is now available.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Lake Broken Bow Crappie Fishing Report

The water temperature is 45 to 47 degrees depending on where you're at on the lake. The water clarity is clear on the South end, but mid lake is cloudy to stained . The upper end of the lake is muddy.

Crappie fishing is currently slow. They are still in deep water 30 to 55 feet deep. They are positioning out on main lake points, main lake channels and bluff walls.  They are staging to move up to spawning flats as soon as we get a warm spell which will start the spawn. 

This year I'm adding a Family Pontoon Guide trip to my fishing guide services. There's a 4 person minimum and we can take up to 8 people.  It will be more  comfortable and I won't have to hire another boat.  We can all stay together for a family-oriented fishing trip! 

I have been working all winter setting out brush piles and my technique is different from others.  I have learned some tricks of my own over the years for making sure my brush holds lots of crappie. Come fishing with me and I will share my technique with you.

Bass fishing has really been very good this year.  I recently had a 12.39 lbs bass boated during a tournament along with four other fish that weighed 3 lbs each with a total of five fish weighing 24.34 lbs - good enough to finish in 1st Place in a Tri-Lakes Bass  Tournament. 

Good bass between 3 lbs to 4.5 lbs have been biting all winter long so come join me and you may catch the trophy of your dreams. 

Sand Bass season is near.  In the next few day the weather will start to warm.  When the water temperature reaches 50 to 52 degrees, the Sand Bass run will be on and will last for about 3 weeks.  Lake Broken Bow has one of the best Sand Bass runs in the entire state.  Male sand bass come in around a pound and females around 2 to 3 lbs.  I will clean up to 20 sand bass for you.  You need to bring an ice chest if you want to keep all the sand bass you catch.  This is a great time of the year to introduce kids to fishing. Just bring lots of warm clothes. It is a long ride to where these fish are.

Walleye is the best fresh water eating fish and beats crappie in opinion of most people.  May through July are the best walleye fishing months on Broken Bow and we catch up to 50 walleye a day.

Come fishing me! 

KD Guide Service, 580-579-8118

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

25 Inch Rainbow Trout Caught At Mountain Fork River

Steve Branson recently caught this 25 inch rainbow trout on his fly-rod on the Lower Mountain Fork River located in Beaver's Bend State Park.

Check out the latest fishing action at Mountain Fork River, Lake Broken Bow and other lakes throughout Southeast Oklahoma here.

Image courtesy of the Oklahoma Wildlife Department

Friday, June 20, 2014

Beautiful Cabins on Lake Keystone

I recently went fishing west of Tulsa and stayed at Bear's Glen Cabins on Lake Keystone.  What a jewel of a property!  Owned by the Schmidts for a number of years now, Sandra and her husband have been developing the property into a great getaway for Tulsans and Oklahomans alike.

They have built, furnished and decorated all the cabins to feel as if it were your own cabin by the lake.  They come furnished with full kitchens, linens, Cable TV, mini-blinds and air conditioning.  You will notice many special touches including faux-finished floors and wall treatments.

Each cabin also has a covered patio area with seating, and picnic tables with grills and firepits.  There's multiple hiking trails through the woods that lead down to the lake.  There's a covered dock in a secluded cove that's great for fishing, swimming and parking your boat.

For a great getaway -whether it be for a romantic weekend in the woods by the lake, or for a full water-filled fun weekend, check out Bear's Glen Cabins on Lake Keystone just west of Tulsa.

For your next adventure, give Sandra a call at 918-855-5029 or 918-855-2484 or book your reservation online.

Big Crappie Biting at Lake Eufaula

Big slab crappie are biting at Lake Eufaula this season!  

Dusty Keener of D and K Guide Service are reporting large numbers of large crappie this year.  The fish pictured here were caught in what Dusty likes to call a pre stack area. 

The big girls spawn first the water temp was 52 degrees the fish were caught on minnows and jigs in 8 to 12 feet of water. These fish are set up to spawn when the temps warm up and that will start a whole cycle of fish catching opportunity with pre-spawn ,spawn, and post-spawn the whole cycle will run in two the month of June. 

You can find these pre stack areas just out from spawning grounds in a protected area from high winds and a flat area. 

Call and book a trip with D & K Guide Service today at 918-470-7133 or 918-470-6422.  They will put some trophy crappie in your hands!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Free Fishing Days, June 1st & 2nd

Oklahoma anglers can fish for free during Free Fishing Days June 1-2.  During these days, a state fishing license will not be required for anglers.

Oklahoma was the first state in the nation to offer free fishing days about 30 years ago and has since been followed by dozens of other states that have established similar days.

For a listing of lakes and rivers along with fishing guides and cabins, check out Oklahoma Fishing Guides.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Fall Crappie Fishing Tips & Tricks

While everybody is falling asleep in the deer stand, it's a great time to take advantage of cool weather and an excellent time to catch a huge crappie like the ones pictured here, caught just the other day on beautiful Lake Eufaula.

Every fall, crappie begin to gorge on shad to fatten up for the winter  As a angler, take advantage of this seasonal pattern - the fish are biting!

Another factor that  always insurers a good bite is the significant decrease in lake traffic after the summer season.  Less boating pressure on the fish and on you. 

And as the water temps begin to cool, slow your presentation down, matching the shad activity level.    

Using these three simple tips, you will catch plenty of crappie this fall.  Now go have fun and enjoy yourself this fall and feel free to join us out on the water!

As always we guarantee "No Fish, No Pay".

Dusty & Dennis Keener
918-470-7133, 918-470-6422

Friday, April 06, 2012

New Lake Texoma Largemouth Bass Record

On March 3, Royce Harlan of Kingston hauled in a 12.4-lb. largemouth bass from the waters of Lake Texoma, nabbing that lake record spot and setting the stage for a great fishing season.

Harlan caught the 24-inch bass in the Washita arm using a soft plastic bait. The fish is a new record bass for Texoma in the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's lake record fish program.

"It's always a thrill to catch a big fish," Harlan said. "Everybody always hopes for that one big bite. I got it, and I'm thankful for it."

Harlan released the fish.

New Largemouth Bass Record

A new Oklahoma state record largemouth bass was caught Friday, March 23, at Cedar Lake in southeast Oklahoma. The fish weighed 14 lbs. 12.3 oz. and was caught by Poteau angler Benny Williams, Jr. while on a camping trip at the 78-acre LeFlore Co. lake. 

Williams caught the bass at 11 a.m. on a ¼ oz. Striker King jig. This fish measured 26 inches in length and 22 3/8 inches in girth.

Williams' fish breaks a state record held since 1999 when William Cross caught a 14-lb. 11.52-oz. bass from Broken Bow Lake.

"Catching the state record largemouth bass in Oklahoma is a big deal and catching a fish this large is a big deal," said Barry Bolton, chief of fisheries for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. "It speaks to the quality of fishing we have in Oklahoma and also to the anglers who get out there and fish for them. We congratulate him on his great catch."

According to Gene Gilliland, assistant chief of fisheries for the Wildlife Department, Cedar Lake has been known to produce big largemouth bass for anglers in recent years - not only because of its southeastern location, but also because it has a history of receiving Florida strain largemouth bass through the state's stocking program.

"They grow pretty fast down in that part of the state," Gilliland said. "Cedar Lake has produced several double-digit fish in the last five years."

New Smallmouth Bass Record

Ryan Wasser of Pocasset was fishing March 31 at Lake Lawtonka in preparation for an upcoming local tournament when he hooked a fish that he knew was special.

"The fish came to the top where I could see it, and I knew that I had a potential record type smallmouth on," he said.

And a record smallmouth it was. At 8 lbs. 7 oz., the fish outweighs the previous record smallmouth by four ounces.

Wasser caught the bass on a ¼ oz. shakyhead lure from Flatlands Custom Tackle rigged with a finesse worm and 10-lb. test line. He was using a Shimano reel on an Abu Garcia rod. The fish measured 23 1/8 inches in length and 18 inches in girth.

Read the full story here.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Oklahoma Fishing Regulation Changes for 2012

Before heading out to the lake this season, make sure to brush up on the latest changes to the fishing regulations for the Oklahoma lakes listed below:

  • The 13-16-inch slot length limit on large and smallmouth bass at Lake Elmer Thomas was deleted to help increase opportunity for anglers to harvest what is currently a surplus of fish.
  • All the ponds on the Black Kettle National grasslands were added to the list of lakes with a 14-inch length limit on black bass.
  • All Sooner Lake anglers must immediately release all striped bass under 20 inches in length to help manage the fishery for trophy striper fishing opportunities.
  • The daily limit on striped bass at five daily statewide except at Lake Texoma where limits would remain at 10 daily with no more than two measuring greater than 20 inches.
  • Kaw Lake anglers can keep up to 20 striped bass hybrids and/or white bass combined, with no more than five over 20 inches in length. 

Friday, March 02, 2012

NatureWorks Art Show and Sale March 3-4

Wildlife enthusiasts may find just the right painting, sculpture, carving or other piece at the 2012 NatureWorks Art Show and Sale March 3-4 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center.

NatureWorks is the Tulsa-based conservation group that hosts the art show, bringing together wildlife and nature artists from across the United States and abroad for the event. Art at the show will be for sale, which will help generate matching grants to assist with a variety of state wildlife conservation projects. 

NatureWorks has also partnered with the Wildlife Department on a number of different conservation projects, such as the Department's paddlefish management program, duck stamp print program and centennial duck stamp print. 

Additionally, NatureWorks has supported habitat work at the Harold Stuart Waterfowl Refuge Unit within the Deep Fork Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and the Grassy Slough WMA. 

NatureWorks also has been an important supporter of the Wildlife Department's Hunters Against Hunger program - in which hunters can donate their legally harvested deer to feed hungry Oklahomans. 

In addition, they have funded important projects to help schools and libraries in the state receive paid subscriptions to the Department's Outdoor Oklahoma magazine.

Get all the show details here.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Watonga Trout Derby March 2-4

The Watonga Trout Derby will be held Friday March 2nd, Saturday, March 3rd & Sunday March 4th, 2012 at Roman Nose State Park and is being co-sponsored by Friends of Roman Nose State Park and the Watonga Chamber of Commerce.  Pre-registration is available this year as well as online registration.  

The three-day event gives fishermen an opportunity to catch tagged trout for prizes.  One hundred tagged trout are put in Lake Watonga 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 of trout and will be awarded at the close of the derby.  All tagged trout are worth cash or gifts.

This year, one registration will be drawn to win a Deluxe Patio Package valued at over $1,200.  This gift package is sponsored by Lowes.

Read the full story here.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cooler temps bring better fishing.

Hello from Southwest Oklahoma and Lake Tom Steed. It has been a long time since I have been fishing and post a story. The cooler weather sure is nice and I simply couldn't just sit home anymore.

The water temps were in the low 70s and the bass are moving closer to the top instead of down deep like they do in the summer. I managed to catch eight bass 14" or better with the largest at 5lb. It was a cloudy day and top water baits worked best casting them over the same areas several times as well as what I call back casting (covering an area and then coming back to it before moving on) 

One of the bass I caught had fishing line hanging from it's rear, a first for me. The best thing to do for him was to trim the line short and let him go. The largest bass was caught buzzing a top water bait over one of several brush piles now extending from the water.

For my next adventure I plan on getting a GoPro HD video camera and filming video of the bass in action at water level as well as all the other great sights you see while out on the water.

I would like to dedicate this great day out to my fellow fishermen and friend Mike Jackson as well as my son Michael. You will forever be missed.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Maniac Custom Lures Free Shipping Special

As many of you know, I am a HUGE fan of Maniac Custom Lures.  They make a superior product, right here in the USA, and the lures work great!  In addition, Maniac Custom Lures sponsors our twice monthly free fishing lures giveaway.

I have posted many big fish photos here on Hawg Blawg of the lunkers I have caught using Maniac Custom Lures from Texas to Canada.

My favorite is the 4" Salt Stick fished wacky-rig when fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass.  I've also had a lot of success with the new 6" Maniac Minnow.

During the summer months, Maniac is offer Free Shipping on all internet orders over $15.00.  For free shipping on your orders this summer, enter the code SuMmeR2011.

Lake Eufaula Fishing Guide

Please welcome our newest fishing guide, Barry Morrow of MRO Crappie Academy, fishing on Lake Eufaula!

Barry fishes for trophy crappie, bass & catfish and offers a Kids Academy Certification Program.  

Barry is also a Lindey Tackle Pro Staff member who produces a weekly internet radio fishing report.  

Book your next fishing trip with Barry by calling him at 660-723-2667, 918-452-3511, or email him at

Friday, June 10, 2011

Lake Broken Bow Fishing

Broken Bow Lake fishing guide Bryce Archey sends us this report from Lake Broken Bow at Beaver's Bend State Park:

The fishing at Lake Broken Bow has been very good the spring, in spite of the crazy weather.  This year's pattern is requiring different techniques than in the last several years, and clients are catching on quickly to what I like to call "Old School Broken Bow Fishing".  Techniques that my Dad and I used years ago growing up on the lake are working very well for this year's tough bite.

Here are some recent pictures from trips.  Clients have caught just about every fish species in the lake.  Pictured here are some nice smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, hybrid bass, and walleye.  The spotted bass, sand bass, and crappie bites have all been strong too.

Editor's Notes:
  • Click on the picture to view a larger version.  
  • Check out 2 new fishing videos featuring Bryce on the OKFG YouTube channel; and
  • Go fishing with Bryce Archey at beautiful Lake Broken Bow in southeast Oklahoma.  Call him at 580-494-6447 or 870-582-4561.  Visit his website here.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Lake Altus-Lugert Fishing Report

Fishing guide Jim Bevers on Lake Altus-Lugert next to Quartz Mountain State Park sends in this fishing report:

Windy, windy, windy - that has been the story, if you get on a school of fish it`s very difficult to catch more than a couple before the wind makes it almost impossible to position your boat to really put them in the boat, though I.had two customers today that ended up with fourteen keeper sand bass.

Contact Lake Altus-Lugert fishing guide Jim Bevers at 580-301-3879 or email him at

Lake Altus-Lugert Fishing Report

Fishing guide Jim Bevers on Lake Altus-Lugert next to Quartz Mountain State Park sends in this fishing report:

Fishing this morning, one of my clients caught this nice hybrid bass and forty sand bass, three walleye, and five crappie.  Things are picking up when the wind allows you to get on the water!

Contact Lake Altus-Lugert fishing guide Jim Bevers at 580-301-3879 or email him at

Monday, May 30, 2011

SW Oklahoma Fishing Report

Future Pro Mike Diehl sent this Oklahoma fishing report from Lake Tom Steed:

The fronts, both warm and cold as well as the high winds have made fishing very selective at best.  

I did manage to get out on the 28th of April and land one nice bass and a sharp looking 23" Saugeye.  

The water temps are still a bit coll but give it another week of warm weather and look out! bedded bass, hungry Hybrid and saucy Saugeye.

It's hard to believe the water was this hard just a month and a half ago.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hot Crappie Fishing at Lake Eufaula

Lake Eufaula Oklahoma fishing guide Dennis Keener sent us this crappie fishing report:

The french word for crappie (SACALICE) or (White perch) are known all across North America for their delicious table fair. And Oklahoma has one of the top rated crappie lakes in the nation here at Lake Eufaula

Listen, if you don't take advantage of this great opportunity to catch a nice mess of crappie , then you are just missing out on some of Lake Eufaula's best fishing action of the year.  

We notice when the water temperature reaches 65 degrees, the crappie start moving to the shore to spawn.  We rig a 10 ft. pole with 6 ft of line. tie a 1/8 ounce black and pink jig on the end - and that's all you need!  Some call this style of fishing doodlesocking, where you just wade along the bank and dip your bait close to a stump, log, rock or  any thing that might cast some shade or hold fish.  

Some prefer a slip cork which can also be a very effective method of pulling in some nice crappie during the spawn.  Set your stopper at about one foot, pitch it down the bank and give it a short pull.  Let it sit and repeat. Keep in mind that while crappie is on their nests, they won't feed.  The bite you feel is a result of a fish defending it's nest.  

If you start catching bass on the bank, you know the crappie spawn is almost over. Not all crappie spawn at the same time.  This process can last several weeks depending on the weather and water temperature.

Now is a great time to introduce a friend  to fishing.  Spawning crappie make for some very exciting fishing action. 

Keep your hooks sharp and respect mother nature!

Go fishing with father and son team Dennis and Dusty Keener on beautiful Lake Eufaula.  Book your trip by calling 918-470-7133 or 918-470-642 or by visiting their website at  2

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Lake Pawhuska Trout Derby 2/19/11

The 13th Annual Prairie Trout Club Trout Derby is at Lake Pawhuska on February 19th from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

Cash and prizes for heaviest fish and heaviest stringer, youth and senior divisions.  Pre-registration is $25, $35 day of event. 

For more information contact Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce at (918) 287-1208.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Win a Boat at the Watonga Trout Derby March 4-6

The Watonga Trout Derby will be held Friday March 4th, Saturday, March 5th & Sunday March 6th, 2011 at Roman Nose State Park and is being co-sponsored this year by the Friends of Roman Nose State Park and the Watonga Chamber of Commerce.  

Pre-registration will be available this year in person at the Watonga Chamber of Commerce or online at  Contact the Watonga Chamber of Commerce office at 580-623-5452 for details.  Registration at the event will begin at 7:00 a.m. each morning and continue through 5 p.m. Friday and 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 daily for the heaviest trout in each category.  Also, a $100.00 Sr. division and a $50.00 Jr. division prize will be given for the heaviest stringer of trout and will be awarded at the close of the derby.  All tagged trout are worth cash or gifts.

An exciting feature of this year’s Trout Derby is the guaranteed boat give-away.  One registration will be drawn to win a Bass Brat Boat  equipped with an aerated live well/ice chest, depth finder and troll motor.  You must be at least 18 years of age & a registered participant of the 2011 Trout Derby to be eligible to win the boat.

$100.00 in prize money each day for the largest trout caught in the Sr. Div.
$50.00 in prize money each day for the largest trout caught in the Jr. Div.

The heaviest single or stringer of trout do not have to be tagged, but only trout are eligible.

Fishing licenses are available at ALCO Discount Store, Hwy 8, Watonga or The Bait Shop, 217 E Russworm Dr., Watonga.  All fishing must comply with Oklahoma State fishing laws.

The trout come from Crystal Lake Fisheries, Ava, Missouri.  The successful participation of the public, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife trout stocking program at Lake Watonga, the Watonga Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of Roman Nose State Park, gives the sportsman added incentive for trout fishing.

Roman Nose State Park is located 7 miles north of Watonga on Hwy 8A.  Registration headquarters is located at the General Store on the lake.  Cost of entering is $20.00 for Sr. Div. and $10.00 for Jr. Div. for three days.  For more information call the Watonga Chamber of Commerce at 580-623-5452, fax 580-623-5428, visit or email