Oklahoma Fishing Guides

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

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.

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

Preparing for a Crappie Fishing Trip

Lake Eufaula fishing guide Oklahoma crappie Oklahoma Fishing Guide Dusty Keener sends us this report from Lake Eufaula:

Without a doubt, there is nothing like the taste of cold water crappie. In my opinion, it is the best of all table fish. With many ways to prepare crappie, my favorite is fried with yellow cornbread batter.
Today would be a good time to prepare for this season’s crappie fishing trips. It doesn’t matter if you fish from the bank, boat docks or out of a boat. Preparation is the key to a successful fishing trip.

For me this time is spent cleaning & oiling reels and spooling on some new mono line. You can get by with heavier pound test if the water you plan to fish is stained or else use a lighter pound test line if fishing clear water.
Other prep chores included reorganizing the tackle box, and making notes of what we need to pick up in the way of tackle supplies. I also spend some time tying fresh knots, some with jigheads and others with gold hooks for minnows. I like a 1/8 ounce jighead with a plastic filler similar to a road runner or tube jig; dark colors for dingy water and yellow, white or lite colors for clear water.
If you have a boat you should charge batteries, check and stock life jackets, extra anchors with good rope front and back, trailer tires properly inflated, a flashlight, a fire extinguisher and a small bag of tools will come in handy (trust me).

Some of my fondest memories while growing up was spending the weekend fishing the spring crappie bite at Lake Eufaula. Now that I’m guiding fishing trips from our home north of McAlester is a dream come true!

When I was young, we started out crappie fishing from the bank at night or day and whenever we had a chance, we would load up the fishin’ stuff and head for the lake. With slip corks and 2 gold hook crappie rigs baited with minnows, we would spend hours fishing from the bank.

One trick I learned during all these year are that while fishing from a boat dock or out of a boat, and fishing straight down with a open bale spin cast type reel and you start catching crappie, place a rubber band around your spool, before you reel in the fish, to mark the exact depth of your catch. Crappe are repetitious, and if your lucky enough to catch a few, just stay with it. There’s a lot more crappie that repeat that same pattern of the fish you caught and will be back for more.

And finally, to maximize your fun, take someone you enjoy spending time with fishing. After a hard week at work this will help you forget or help solve a lot of problems and a weekend at the lake can be the best stress reducing medicine available!

Editor’s Note: Thanks for sharing those tips with us Dusty! If you would like to go fishing with Dusty on Lake Eufaula or Lake Atoka, visit his website at www.DandKguideservice.com or call him at 918-470-7133 or 918-470-6422.

Lake Tom Steed Fishing Report

Lake Tom Steed Oklahoma fishing report crappieFuture pro Mike Diehl sends us this report from Lake Tom Steed:

Well I finally managed to heal up enough to get out on the water again and it sure felt good. The fishing is picking up again at Lake Tom Steed and should improve quickly with good, steady warm weather. Catfish are biting on worms, bass are slow but will improve quickly, saugeye are post spawn and slow, but the big word today is crappie.

Crappie fishermen are hitting the creek and main lake hard and good numbers are being caught. I got tired of the slow bass bite so I decided to show the crappie fishermen what keepers looked like with two nice ones caught one after the other over 1.5lbs.

Editor’s Note: Thanks for the pictures and report Mike! I’ll bet they were mighty tasty too. Glad to hear you are finally healed up and back on the water. We’ve missed hearing from you!!

Broken Bow Fishing Report

Lake Broken Bow crappie fishing reportFishing guide Bryce Archey at Lake Broken Bow in Beaver’s Bend State Park sends in this fishing report:

Fishing is AWESOME!!!! White bass, crappie, largemouth and spotted bass are all biting really well right now. We are catching all species in good numbers. An average day is between 40 to 60 fish. I have only a few days left in this month, so if anyone is interested please call for availability.

Editor’s Note:
Looks like a fun trip Bryce! Those look like mighty tasty crappie!! Thanks for sending in the pictures and report. If you would like to go fishing with Bryce, call him at 580-494-6447 or 870-582-4561 or visit his website at