Oklahoma Fishing Guides

Shore Lunch Offered by Thomas Guide Service

 Shore Lunch Offered by Thomas Guide Service

New for 2023! 

Shore Lunch Trips available on the Lower Illinois River, Lake Tenkiller, and Broken Bow Lake with Thomas Guide Service


Guided fishing trips leave at 6am and fish until noon followed by a freshly prepared Shore Lunch while on the river or lake!
Lunch will consist of your freshly caught fish, fried potatoes along with other delicious sides. Sit back and relax while your fresh and tasty meal is prepared.
This is the ultimate fishing trip experience!!

Lake Tenkiller Smallies

Bass fishing at Lake Tenkiller Oklahoma with fishing guide Rocky Thomas Jr.

For readers of this blog, you know that I always treat myself to a fishing trip for my birthday. And like last year, I went back to Lake Tenkiller for a great smallies trip with fishing guide Rocky Thomas Jr. My fishing buddy Harry joined in and the three of us had a great time out on the lake.

I was armed with my favorite soft bait, the 4″ Maniac Salt Stick, and like last year it delivered once again. There’s nothing like wacky-rigging it and bouncing it along the layered rocky shoals of Tenkiller to get that ferocious strike from a smallmouth bass!

We were also product testing the new 6″ Maniac Minnow which proved to be an awesome bait. The chartreuse model produced the most strikes and fish. The various models of white also did well, but the bass clearly went after the chartreuse more often.

Even though the weather was iffy the whole time, a great day was had by all!!

If you would like to experience smallmouth fishing at it’s finest, I highly recommend a fishing trip with Thomas Guide Service. Rocky will get you on fish!

Lake Tenkiller Fishing Report

Lake Tenkiller Oklahoma fishing report bass
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to go fishing on Lake Tenkiller with fishing guide Rocky Thomas, Jr. It was my birthday on Saturday, so a couple of my cousins from Kansas City drove down so we could have a fun weekend. Although it was windy on Saturday, and VERY windy on Sunday, Rocky got us on fish all day long!

On Saturday morning, my cousin Colby caught a nice bass on a Bitin’ Titan Spinnerbait from the dock of Burnt Cabin Marina and Resort where were staying. When Rocky took us over to his first favorite cove, I immediately caught a 4.5lb largemouth bass on my very first cast and the day only got better from there! (Click on pictures to view large images.)

By lunch I caught 2 more largemouth bass between 4lb and 5lb and on my last cast before lunch, I hooked up with a 5lb smallmouth bass. It was awesome! And once again, I nailed all these fish on my favorite setup; a
Hookhider road with a wacky rigged Maniac 4″ Cinnamon Crawfish Salt Stick. Needless to say, after lunch, everybody else rigged up with the same wacky rig and we all continued to nail fish all day long. I even caught a 5lb black drum on the rig!

On Sunday, the wind was brutal, and the wacky rig was less effective. The wind created too much slack in the line to feel the subtle hits, so we all switched over to War Eagle Spinnerbaits and the trusty Bitin’ Titan Spinnerbaits. We caught just about every kind of fish the lake has; largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, kentucky bass, white bass, and bluegill. Just an absolutely awesome birthday fishing trip.

Saturday night, Colby’s dad Pete, whipped up an awesome birthday fish fry; fresh kentucky bass, BBQ beans, cole slaw, pan-fried potatoes and chocolate chip cookies for dessert. Thank you Pete and Colby for driving down from KC to fish with me on my birthday! And a huge thank you to Lake Tenkiler fishing guide Rocky Thomas for getting us on fish all day long, 2 days in a row, even with the major wind on Sunday. As I’ve always said, the weather only bothers the fisherman, but the fish are still hungry.

If you would like to go fishing with Rocky on Lake Tenkiller or other lakes he fishes in the area, such as Grand Lake, Lake Greenleaf, Lake Hudson, Lake Robert S. Kerr, Lake Spavinaw, Lake Eucha, Lake Oologah, or the Illinois River, he can be reached at 918-837-0490 or visit his website at www.ThomasGuideService.com.