April 16th, 2015 – Fort Gibson for Spoonbill Paddlefish and White Bass aka Sand Bass

I had Tommy and his buddy from New Mexico this morning to do a Spoonbill Paddlefish trip and then we’d fish for White Bass aka Sand Bass later in the day on Fort Gibson Lake near Chouteau Bend in Oklahoma.  Another couple wanted to go fish for spoonbill and Tommy didn’t mind so we all loaded up and hit the river snagging.  It didn’t take long and we had four spoonbill paddlefish in the boat ranging from 30-55 pounds.  The couple that hopped in wanted to keep their fish and call it a day about an hour into the trip.  We cleaned theirs and caught shad to fish for white bass.

The white bass cooperated and we managed 35 in a couple of hours, not a fabulous bite but we had fun.  I dropped them off a little after noon and after a quick lunch my afternoon trip with Fred and his family showed up.  Fred has fished with me several times and loves hitting spoonbill paddlefish.  He brought his mother and son along on this adventure.  They slowed the generation and the fish were really scattered, but we scratched out 8 spoonbill ranging from 32-58 pounds.

Spoonbill Paddlefish at Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma
Spoonbill Paddlefish at Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma
Spoonbill Paddlefish at Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma
Spoonbill Paddlefish at Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma
Spoonbill Paddlefish at Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma
Spoonbill Paddlefish at Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma
Spoonbill Paddlefish at Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma
Spoonbill Paddlefish at Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma
White Bass aka Sand Bass at Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma
White Bass aka Sand Bass at Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma
Bass at Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma
Bass at Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma
Spoonbill Paddlefish at Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma
Spoonbill Paddlefish at Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma
Spoonbill Paddlefish at Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma
Spoonbill Paddlefish at Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma
Spoonbill Paddlefish at Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma
Spoonbill Paddlefish at Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma

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