Oologah Blue Catfish
Today, we tried everything we could to get the kids on a good blue catfish bite on Oologah Lake in Oklahoma. We tried shallow, mid-depth, deep river ledges and everything in between. The fish were extremely scattered and biting very light. It was a one fish each stop type of day with little to no wind to concentrate the fish. We had a great time and big fish for the day was 15 pounds.
The biggest surprise for the day was wen I was cleaning fish. I felt something hard like a mussel shell in the belly of a blue catfish. I thought the kids would find it fascinating, so I had them come up to watch as I cut the stomach open. Much to my surprise as I made the cut a head popped out of a turtle shell. It made every muscle in my body jump and the kids got a really good laugh. The turtle was not alive, but the pressure made the head shoot out of the shell. I thought I was going to lose a finger, lol.
Good times with this group, I just wish the bite would have been better today.