The front deck carpeting on my boat was showing signs of aging. It was torn, frayed, and the color was fading. The rest of the deck paint was losing it’s non-skid properties. While down in Texas earlier this fall I saw a product I liked and called to get the details of the process, costs,…

 

From November through April is prime time to catch Big Stripers on Ouachita. The lake is 30 miles west of Hot Springs Arkansas. It is known for it’s trophy sized Stripers. My guided trips to Ouachita are usually for two days of fishing. We typically drive down on Friday and set up camp or get…

 

Winter and early springtime is the perfect time for snagging some of the biggest freshwater fish in Oklahoma. I normally fish the Chouteau Bend area of Ft. Gibson for these fish. I furnish all the tackle needed for snagging, but I don’t clean the fish. I prefer that we catch and release but if you…

 

When I get home with the bait I put them in the bigger tanks I have in the garage. My garage is insulated but not heated or air conditioned. The temp very seldom goes below 40 degrees all winter so that is pretty much as cool as the water gets. The two tanks are 150…

 

One of the key ingredients for me to catch lots Hybrids is to have a ready supply of lively Shad. There are lots of variables in that statement. Of course first is catching the bait. In order to reliably be able to have fresh bait you need a spot to catch them. In the Tulsa…

 

I’m one of the only full time licensed Hybrid Striper Guides in Oklahoma. I’m at the lake a lot and my clients catch lots of fish. I can’t guarantee you that we will catch fish on your trip but here is what I will guarantee you: I will have the boat cleaned up and it…

 

While on a charter, a local client started telling me that he had sold his boat. I immediately asked, “Why, as much as you like to fish?” He told me that he and his buddies fish about 10 to 15 times each year, about once a month. They split the cost of the charter which…