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Hybrids on Skiatook!!
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Shawn Watkins

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:13 am    Post subject:  Hybrids on Skiatook!!  

Its been a while since i posted, figured I better get on it. Been getting back in to the guiding business after a short set back.

June has been awesome. I have had 8 trips this month and have boated over 450 hybrids. its been fantastic.

Pictures speak louder than words.... will post more pics when i get them


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:52 pm    Post subject:  

hey shawn, might want to put your URL in your profile so folks will know how to get in contact with ya. also might put your phone number in there too
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Ol'Slick

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:27 pm    Post subject:  

Shawn, I know you folks use live bait over there, but won't those fish whack a crankbait....maybe a fluke?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:28 am    Post subject:  

slick,

most of the fish are 28-40 ft deep on the bottom. right now the only fish you will catch on crankbait would be suspended fish or fish in shallow water. a fluke style bait and crank bait work alot better in the fall or early spring when the majority of the fish are shallow, or at least in the top 15 ft of the water column. as it slowly warms up on a day to day basis you will see the fish slowly get deeper and deeper. until they are very hard to locate. if you can find 28 ft of water with a hard contour change to 50-60 ft right now your in business!! My trolling motor has only been in skiatook water for a total of 15 minutes this year...... if you catch my drift.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:06 am    Post subject:  

I understand, thanks, I see that a live bait tank would be necessary.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:21 am    Post subject:  

ya know what! I'd bet that you could keep 40 or more shad alive in a little bucket or ice chest with one of those keepalive aerators that'd be small enough to fit just fine in your plastic boat. you can keep more per gallon with a really good aerator as I've put over 150 in my 30 gallon tank and it's not actually 30 gallon ... it's closer to 20 to 23 ... sommers in there cause the 30 gallon barrel holds about 1/3 again more water than my 30 gallon keepalive tank. I think that feller's rippin folks off sayin those are 30 gallon tanks when they're actually just 20 gallon. I've transferred the water out of my barrel to the tank and it wouldn't hold but about 2/3rd of the water from the barrel so that's a lot of shad per that amount of water and they did just fine ... plenty of oxygen in there to hold um all day.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:45 pm    Post subject:  

As long as there is not to much current. a reverese current system is the best way to go, in my opinion Very Happy

i think Roger Gray(Grayline bait tanks) has the best filtration and aeriation system on the market per use of one pump. I think I can make a system a little better using the same basic plan. by making all the aeriated water pass threw the filter medium and free falling back to the bait tank.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:58 pm    Post subject:  

We rigged a bucket with an air pump to keep perch alive for limbline bait, and it worked fairly well, the only time we tried shad was one time up on the Verdigris and we put too many in it. I need to experiment with it. I can catch shad right here and see how it will work.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:55 pm    Post subject:  

Great pic Shawn. I'm going on my first striper trip next week and hope to get into some like these. I'm in central South Carolina so there are striper in all the big lakes and rivers. My brother catches his limit every time in the river on crankbait but uses shad in the lakes. I guess you are right about stripers only hitting crankbaits shallow.
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