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.