Today, I had repeat customer Rex and a slew of family and friends on the boat catching hard fighting hybrid striper. As always, the kids and lone lady on the boat caught the most and biggest!!! Fishing was good….really good today. It sure was fun watching the kids get excited and having a blast on Skiatook Lake in Oklahoma located near Tulsa!!!
Dom and I went out to shoot a little video on Birch Lake in Oklahoma catching Hybrid Striper and White Bass. Only managed to fish an hour or so dodging storms. We had a fun time fishing with Ol’ Ugly Slabs! The fish really wanted the slab casted out and hopped back. They would slam the slab on the way down. Dom had a rough day missing fish…and making the mistake of tightening the drag during a battle with a big fish. Hmm…I wonder what species it was. We’ll never know….
Another nice cool May day catching hard fighting hybrid striper on Skiatook Lake in Oklahoma! It seems that when kids or females are on the boat they catch the most and biggest. Today Bethany proved that true again! They kept their limits for a cabin vacation dinner tonight.
I must confess. I got lucky today regarding bait. I caught a good amount of bait the night before and left too many shad in my tank. Half of them were dying on my way home from catching. I quickly got those put on ice and did a quick water change to revive the survivors. The entire way to the lake I was nervous about having enough good quality bait. Now to the lucky part, the hybrid striper wanted cut bait today and not live shad. It was game on using cut bait. I’ve never had a trip that I was nervous about bait and I don’t plan on that feeling again!
All fish were caught using downlines and freelines. We had several channel cat bite the freelines also.
This morning was a cool spring day with lots of rain on Skiatook Lake in Oklahoma….but the fish are already wet. We put the top up and had a blast with hard fighting Skiatook hybrid striper and stayed dry. Today, they wanted small baits and on downlines. Not a single hybrid was caught on a freeline. Most of the fish were caught in the 24-32ft range. Both live and cut bait worked. They kept some for dinner.
Today, Lance’s Guide Service and Pritchard’s Guide Service teamed up at Grand Lake in Oklahoma to take a 2 boat group out for a bachelor party catching blue catfish. The bite was light and the fish were hugging the bottom along the current on the edges of the river channel. Later in the day, when the sun finally broke through the clouds we caught a couple shallow, but most of the fish were between 12-24ft deep. Fresh cut shad was the bait of choice. These guys were a blast to fish with and now they plan on having a fish fry as a pre-wedding party!
Catching blue catfish at Grand was good today! Tom and Doug from Arkansas and Zach from Alaska joined me for a family fishing trip filling the cooler.
We caught blues in 8-20ft of water fishing the current edges of the river channel using fresh large gizzard shad. Dead Red Blood Spray from Team Catfish made the fish bite better for Tom today.
White Bass fishing at Grand Lake in Oklahoma with Iris and Larry Beckett. The cooler was filled with post-spawn white bass and they are anticipating fish tacos in the near future. As always, it was a pleasure.
It was a two boat trip, Lance’s Guide Service and Hawkers Guide Service on beautiful Skiatook Lake in Oklahoma fishing for Hybrid Stripers aka Wipers. The Bachelor Party for Rooster and all his friends/relatives was a good time. Lots of stories and jokes were told as they fought hard hybrid striper from Skiatook Lake. All fish were caught using downlines and freelines in 18-26ft of water. Good luck Rooster!