My name is Steve Carroll, I’ve been fishing since I could hold a pole. I’ve been guiding since 1980. I started in the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida then moved to Texas and began live bait fishing for Stripers and Hybrids. I’ve been guiding in Oklahoma since 1999. I enjoy meeting new people who are interested in fishing or learning more about fishing.

 

Hiring a professional guide several times a year costs much less than owning, maintaining, operating, and insuring your own boat. It also assures you and your party a safe and enjoyable experience. All you have to do is meet the boat at the designated time and place. We will furnish all life jackets, rods, reels, tackle and bait. We will find the fish and help you catch them. We welcome kids and adults.

 

Over the course of the past few years I’ve had occasion to use the services of Shoreline Boat and RV Repair. The quality of their workmanship is excellent. They have worked with my insurance company to agree on the scope of work to be done and provide an estimate on materials and labor for the…

 

Each year the OSBA supports a list of projects for ODWC. These projects are mainly in support of Hybrid Striper and Striped Bass fisheries in Oklahoma. These projects are also eligible for Federal matching funds. So when the project is put forward for funding the Feds match the donations at a rate of 3 to…

 

If the measure of the success on a fishing trip is the number of fish caught, the past two days on Skiatook don’t rate very high. Two days of fishing hard and running all over the lake yielded one Hybrid. I’ve contacted my clients for the next few days and asked them to consider rescheduling…

 

The Hybrid bite just never materialized on Wednesday. We ran all over the lake looking for active fish, but we never found them. It turned out that my clients wanted Blues more than Hybrids anyway so that was a good thing. We ended up cleaning 20 Blues and one lonely Hybrid.

 

We had both boats out on Tuesday for a big family outing. We’ve been having trouble getting this scheduled but finally got out on the water. I wish we would have caught more fish but it’s that time of year.

 

I’m always excited to get to meet new clients bringing kids on the boat. we had a blast on Monday morning and caught a good mess of fish. We got on the water early and had our first fish within minutes. The bite was a little slower than it’s been but we had a good…

 

We got a very early start this morning and could not find anything for the first four stops. When we hit number five it was “Game On”. Fish were coming over the rail on live bait and cut bait cast out away from the boat. That lasted for a couple of hours. We made one…