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

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 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!