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

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mt. Fork River Trout Fishing Cabins Special

The Mountain Fork River in Beaver's Bend State Park below the dam of Lake Broken Bow offers year round trout fishing, and the winter months are considered the finest when it comes to hooking a nice rainbow or a big brown.

And if you are planning your fly fishing trip, the folks at Broken Bow Cabin Lodging are offering a Winter Trout Fishing Special called the "January &  February 2011 Double or Nothing".

You can stay stay 4 nights and pay the rate for 3 nights during both months.  Come fishing in January and February and receive this special both months!

They advise that you make your reservation now for the best selection from their inventory of beautiful cabins.  Visit their site at Broken Bow Cabin Lodging.  

Excludes Northwind Lodge, Holiday Weekends, January 14 & 15, February 18 & 19.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lake Eufaula Snug Harbor Cabins

Snug Harbor Cabins on Lake Eufaula offers some of the nicest log cabin lake lodging in all of Oklahoma.  The cabins are right on the water and you can enjoy all the comforts of home with a sunset view.
I found the cabins so nice, I wanted to stay for a month!!  There's also a convenience store (with a pool table), boat ramp, dock, and fire pits.  

Snug Harbor Cabins offers lodging discounts both on and off season.  Print this post and take it with you for a 10% cabin discount during the off-season or a 5% cabin discount during the regular season.

I'll see you there this March for the crappie run!!


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Lake Eufaula Crappie Fishing Video with Dusty Keener

Check out Lake Eufaula fishing guide Dusty Keener and friends hauling in big slabs!  If you would like to go fishing with D and K Guide Service, call 918-470-7133 or 918-470-6422.  Check out their website at 

Oklahoma Fishing Guide Named Angler Of The Year

Congratulations to Southeast Oklahoma Fishing Guide Bodee Haltom for winning the 2010 Angler of the Year Award as presented by the Tri-Lakes Bass Club.  

Lake Broken Bow Oklahoma Fishing Guide Bodee Haltom wins Angler of the Year Award from Tri Lakes Bass Club
It seems that Bodee loves fishing so much that when he’s not working at fishing, he's out fishing for fun!  This was Bodee's first year of membership in the club and he went straight to the top!!  He really knows his fish and lakes.  

If you would like to go fishing with Bodee on Lake Broken Bow, Lake Pine Creek, Lake Hugo, or Lake McGee Creek, call him at 580-306-3921 or 580-584-3921, or to visit his website, click here.  

All of these lakes are an easy & beautiful drive from Dallas, OKC, Tulsa, Shreveport, Fort Worth, and Fort Smith.