Oklahoma Fishing Guides

Lake Hudson Smallmouth Bass Record

Lake Hudson has a new Lake Record Smallmouth Bass! 

Earlier this year, Cory Conley from Catoosa
caught this beautiful 6 pound smallmouth bass on an Alabama rig near Salina
Creek on Lake Hudson.

If you would like a guided trip on Hudson, check out Rocky Thomas Jr. of Thomas Guide Service. 

He fishes for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, sand bass, and crappie on Lake Hudson.

Call him at: 918-837-0490

Website: www.thomasguideservice.com

New Smallmouth Bass Record

Ryan Wasser of Pocasset was fishing March 31 at Lake Lawtonka in preparation for an upcoming local tournament when he hooked a fish that he knew was special.

“The fish came to the top where I could see it, and I knew that I had a potential record type smallmouth on,” he said.

And a record smallmouth it was. At 8 lbs. 7 oz., the fish outweighs the previous record smallmouth by four ounces.

Wasser caught the bass on a ¼ oz. shakyhead lure from Flatlands Custom Tackle rigged with a finesse worm and 10-lb. test line. He was using a Shimano reel on an Abu Garcia rod. The fish measured 23 1/8 inches in length and 18 inches in girth.

Read the full story here.

Broken Bow Bass Report

Bass fishing at Lake Broken Bow with fishing guide Bryce Archey
Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to fishLake Broken Bow, site of the state record largemouth bass, withfishing guide Bryce Archey for a half day.

If you haven’t fished Lake Broken Bow, I HIGHLY recommend that you get there as fast as you can! Located in theOuachita National Forest and at the foot of theKiamichi Mountains (and the Talimena Scenic Drive), you will not find a more picturesque place to go fishing in Oklahoma.

Bryce grew up in the area and has fished the lake his entire life. He won many tournaments there over the years before offering his services to the public. He knows how to get you on fish – quickly. We caught several dozen largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and kentucky (spotted) bass throughout the morning. I hooked a sizable smallmouth bass in Bryce’s favorite cove, but right when it got to the boat, the line broke – dang it! Later, that rascal jumped about 20 yards from the boat and shook loose my plastic worm!!

All in all, it was a fantastic trip – gorgeous scenery, fall foliage colors, and fish everywhere we went. I would like to tell you more, but I promised Bryce not to give away all his secrets.

If you would like to experience Lake Broken Bow with consummate professional Bryce Archey, call him at 580-494-6447 or 870-582-4561 or visit his website at: www.brokenbowlakeguide.com. Check out Bryce in action in the video below:

P.S. Bryce and his wife are expecting their first son in January!!

Lake Texoma Fishing Report

Lake Texoma Fishing Report.

Aspiring Pro Mike Diehl and I had the opportunity to fish Lake Texoma last Friday, and believe it or not, it was Mike’s first time on the lake! We had just a few hours and needed to maximize his introduction to the lake. Since I’ve fished Texoma for the last 22 years, I had the opportunity to be the “fishing guide” and showed him a few good spots.

The bass were biting well off the points just southeast of the Alberta Creek railroad bridge. I caught multiple small largemouth bass, while Mike managed to catch a large smallmouth bass. The stripers were also very active on topwater bite between the Alberta Creek railroad bridge and the Roosevelt bridge. The catfish appeared to be hitting multiple jugs near coves.

Mike’s Note: Lake Texoma is huge and it really surprised me as to how big it was in person. If you don’t get that way often, hiring a fishing guide would be a great investment for an action packed day of fishing at all the right spots.

Editor’s Note: Thanks again Mike for taking me out on your boat and allowing me to be a “fishing guide” for the day! I look forward to our next trip together!!

Lake Texoma Smallmouth on the Bite!

Lake Texoma fishing report from GW Chisholm of Trails Guide Service says the smallmouth bass bite is on!
Fishing guide GW Chisholm of Trails Guide Service sends us this smallmouth bass report from Lake Texoma:

Yesterday was a good smallmouth bass day! These are a few of the over twenty smallies that we caught along with several black bass.

Most of them looked as if they are post spawn so this bite won’t last but a couple of weeks longer.

Now is the time for a trophy, if that is what you are after!

Huge Smallie caught at Eufaula

Huge Lake Eufaula smallmouth bass caught by Jason Elam is just shy of a new Oklahoma state record.
A Broken Arrow college student caught an eight-pound, one-and-a-half-ounce smallmouth bass Wednesday at Lake Eufaula that fell only an ounce and half short of matching the current state record.

James Elam, 20 and a sophomore at OSU, was fishing near the Porum Landing around 2 p.m. March 21 when he reeled in the lunker on a homemade plastic lure. That was after he had already reeled in a six-pound smallmouth at 7:45 a.m. that morning.

Elam said he caught the huge bass by fishing deep over ledges. If the big bass had eaten one more meal that day before being hooked, it would likely have gone down in the record books. The fish fell just shy of the state record smallmouth, an eight-pound, three-ounce fish caught out of Eufaula March 4, 2006 by Steve McLarty, also from Broken Arrow.

“I’m pretty happy about catching the fish,” Elam said, and he wasn’t too worried about it not becoming the new record. “Either way, it’s the biggest smallmouth I have ever caught.”

With two of the largest smallmouth bass in state history pulled from its waters, Eufaula is proving itself as a well-established trophy fishery. The east-central Oklahoma lake saw its first stocking of smallmouths in 1992 by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Home to a self-sustaining population of reservoir strain smallmouths that originated in Tennessee, the lake is also a great destination for white bass and black bass anglers.

Other popular state smallmouth fisheries include Texoma, Skiatook, Lawtonka and Broken Bow lakes. Many of the state’s rivers and streams hold large populations of smallmouth as well, though not the reservoir strain that reaches record sizes.

As for Elam, he will keep on fishing for smallmouths, and he might just land the next record. “I’ve got a lifetime to catch another one,” Elam said.

Photo Credit: Steve Burge, Southeast Region Information Specialist for the Wildlife Department. Story compliments of the Wildlife Department.