Oklahoma Fishing Guides

New Oklahoma Record Fish

new Oklahoma record fish, a bighead carp, caught on Grand Lake

A new Oklahoma state record fish was caught at Grand Lake recently. The Oklahoma Wildlife Department has been asking skilled anglers to help capture invasive bighead carp from Grand Lake, and many Oklahoma anglers have answered the call. 

Bryan Baker with Spoonbill Wreckers caught a massive 118 pound 3 ounce bighead carp to set the new Oklahoma state record. 

Bighead carp consume large quantities of zooplankton, aquatic insect larvae and adults. Because of their feeding habits, bighead carp are a direct competitor with our native species like paddlefish, and bigmouth buffalo; as well as all larval and juvenile fishes and native mussels. 

The Oklahoma Wildlife Department asks that if you catch this invasive species DO NOT RETURN IT TO THE WATER. Please report any caught bighead carp to the Porter Office at 918-683-1031 or 918-200-4815.

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

All you need
to bring is your fishing license in hand. Chance will handle everything else
from there s
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

918) 990-1040

Email: davisguideservice@yahoo.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davisguideservice

Instagram: @davisguideservice

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

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

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


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

White bass spawning runs are on!

According to the state Fishing Report, white bass, also known as “sand bass,” are beginning their annual spawning runs in parts of the state, and fishing for the popular springtime sport fish is heating up.

“Anglers need to get in on the sand bass fishing now,” said Paul Balkenbush, southeast region fisheries supervisor for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. “The spawning runs are starting, and that means there will be feeding frenzies upstream in lake tributaries. Sand bass anglers can fill up a stringer in a hurry this time of year, if they get out there and don’t miss the annual run.”

According to Balkenbush, white bass fishing is popular in Oklahoma because of the action offered by their aggressive feeding behavior during late March and early April, when the fish migrate in large numbers into upper-lake tributaries. Their large appetites and dense concentration in creeks and rivers can lead to non-stop action. But he also said the simplicity of white bass makes it an ideal way to spend a spring day.

“The beauty of a white bass run is you don’t have to have all the fancy equipment,” Balkenbush said. “You just need some simple gear and you’ll have all the fun you want.”

Right now, according to the Department’s weekly Fishing Report, white bass are staging and starting their annual run up the Mountain Fork River at Broken Bow Lake and are being caught on an assortment of grubs. Reports also say the “sandies” are being caught in southeast Oklahoma up creeks at Murray, Arbuckle, Hugo, Eufaula, Konawa, Sardis, Robert S. Kerr, McGee Creek and Pine Creek.

Southeast Oklahoma is not the only place producing great sand bass fishing, however. Fishing is reportedly excellent now in tributaries at the upper end of Ft. Gibson using crankbaits and spinnerbaits, and also good at Grand Lake, Hudson, Sooner and Keystone.

In the southwest, reports are good at Waurika Lake on live bait and along the dam at Canton Lake in the northwest part of the state.

According to anglers, top choices for catching white bass during the spring river run include jigs, spinners and minnows.

“This time of year, you can use a variety of tackle to catch white bass,” Balkenbush said. “The important thing is to be there on the water during their annual run. The spring rains will help kick start spawning activity in some places where it hasn’t already started.”

The white bass is among Oklahoma’s most widely distributed game fish. Excellent populations can be found in all regions of the state, including Broken Bow (southeast), Ft. Cobb (southwest), Canton (northwest), Oologah (northeast) and Hefner (central).

Story from the Wildlife Department.

Lake Sooner Fishing Report

Lake Sooner Oklahoma Fishing Guide David Clark
Lake Sooner Guide David Clark sends in this fishing report:

Great day on Sooner. It started out very fast slowed down and ended better than it started. The wind was blowing about 30mph so we had to anchor. We caught about 30 decent Hybrids and some sand bass before 9:30. Then the wind really started blowing.

Our anchor gave way and we almost ended up in the rocks. We started looking for some more fish but couldn’t find any. So we tried to anchor again, and again the anchor wouldn’t hold. We decided to get out of the wind some and maybe fish for some catfish.

So we started out with cut bait and caught a 6lb hybrid. I stared chumming like crazing and before the afternoon was over we had 20 to 25 very nice hybrids, with about 10 of them being 6 lbs and the rest between 4 an 6 lbs. overall we caught 55 fish. The water temp. was 48 deg. and we were in 20 to 25 ft of water.

FISH ON!!!!!!

Editor’s Note: Thanks for the report David. It’s true – the weather only bothers the fisherman. The fish still have to eat!