May 14, 2021

January 14 Outdoors Digest Calendar Fishing Hunting reports tip

By Lynn Burkhead
 |  For the Herald Democrat


By Jan. 15 – Oklahoma archery deer season.

By Jan. 31 – Texas East Zone mild and darkish goose season.

By Jan. 31 – Oklahoma pheasant season.

By Jan. 31 –Second cut up of the Texas North Zone duck season.

By Jan. 31 – Second cut up of Oklahoma Zone 2 duck season.

By Jan. 31 – Texas woodcock season.

By Feb. 7 – Second cut up of Oklahoma white-fronted goose season.

By Feb. 14 – Second cut up of Oklahoma mild and darkish goose season.

By Feb. 14 – Texas West Zone mild and darkish goose season.

By Feb. 15 – Oklahoma quail season.

By Feb. 28 – Texas quail season.

Jan. 16 – ATA New Product Premiere TV present on Outside Channel and Sportsman Channel.

Jan. 18-23 – SHOT Present New Product Premiere TV reveals on Outside Channel and Sportsman Channel.


Eventually weekend’s Howard Caylor Grownup Trout Derby at Denison’s Waterloo Lake Park Pond, ongoing COVID-19 pandemic circumstances lower the angling area to about half of what’s usually seen based on Denison Parks and Rec recreation supervisor Andrew Means. “We had round 40 members,” mentioned Means. “Usually, we’d see 75 or extra. So, the continuing virus issues positively made an impression.”…Talking of the coronavirus, officers with the Bassmaster Elite Collection introduced a couple of days in the past that as a result of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve rescheduled the 51st Bassmaster Basic at Lake Ray Roberts from a spring occasion to an early summer season derby. The event, identified broadly because the “Tremendous Bowl of Bass Fishing,” had been beforehand scheduled for March 19-21, 2021. Now, the event strikes to June 11-13, 2021 at Ray Bob… Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commissioners heard a standing report about renovations going down on the Durant State Fish Hatchery throughout their common month-to-month assembly Jan. 11, 2021, in Oklahoma Metropolis. In accordance with ODWC, assistant hatchery supervisor Shane Lewis introduced a report and pictures on the primary and second levels of the venture together with outlining what stays to be performed within the renovation work…Additionally on the latest commissioners assembly in OKC, ODWC Wildlife Chief Invoice Dinkines reported that this yr’s whole deer harvest will set a brand new report. He additionally famous that the division’s “Take a Doe” marketing campaign to ask hunters to reap extra antlerless deer this yr was very profitable. In accordance with ODWC, with the archery season persevering with till Jan. 15, antlerless deer harvest is about 42 p.c of whole harvest to this point, up from about 35 p.c from final yr. This determine reverses a downward pattern over the previous a number of years based on ODWC…TPWD says a complete of two,668 folks hiked and biked 8,173 miles throughout New 12 months’s Day “First Day Hike” at state parks throughout Texas. Regardless of the particular challenges offered by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, there have been a complete of 60 such occasions throughout the state. “I’m thrilled that Texans bundled up and joined others in mountaineering Texas State Parks on the primary day of the yr,” mentioned Rodney Franklin, Director of Texas State Parks, in a information launch. “It’s a testomony to the spirit of our guests and their love of the outside to see so many for First Day Hikes.  It was nice to welcome of us younger and outdated and see them having fun with the day.  First Day Hikes is considered one of my favourite occasions and I want to thank everybody that participated.  Right here’s to a greater 2021 and I look ahead to internet hosting much more of you for First Day Hikes in 2022!”…

Looking Studies

The Oklahoma 2020-21 archery deer season ends at present on Jan. 15. Some social media reviews have proven a couple of good Sooner State bucks being arrowed over the previous week together with one other bruiser whitetail taken by Jeff Danker, well-known Sportsman Channel persona and Buckventures tv present host…Texas hunters who took an enormous whitetail, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, or first massive recreation animal harvest in the course of the 2020-21 season are reminded that the postmark deadline to enter this yr’s Texas Huge Sport Awards Program is March 1. For info, go to …A lot of gadwalls and a few mallards have made up the restrict and close to restrict shoots of North Texas Outfitters shoppers being guided this week by Dakota Stowers and his NTO guides on duck searching spots out close to Waurika, Okla. With a few weeks left within the season, the searching stays pretty good in that a part of the Texomaland area…NTO guides are additionally bagging some massive Canada geese every now and then because the late season continues.…One Geese Limitless migration reporter in Collin County confirmed a good variety of birds regionally during the last week. The poster indicated that his group had taken four-man bag limits twice up to now a number of days with bag limits consisting of mallards, gadwalls, and green-winged teal…A DU Migration poster close to Ardmore reported a two-man restrict earlier this week made up of gadwalls and shovelers…Woodcock season, which is greatest for upland chook hunters behind pointing canines within the forested uplands of East Texas, continues by means of the top of the month…

Fishing Studies

At Lake Texoma, water is stained; water temp is 49 levels; and the lake is 1.13 excessive. TPWD reviews that striped bass are good on slow-moving shad-like swimbaits in addition to stay bait. White bass are truthful on slabs and spoons. Largemouth bass are gradual for these fishing tender plastic swimbaits, deep diving crankbaits, bladed jigs and spinnerbaits, and flutter spoons in 12-25’ of water. Crappie are truthful on minnows and jigs fished close to boathouses, timber, creek ledges, and brush piles in 15-25’ of water. Catfish are truthful on contemporary lower bait and punch baits…Staying at Texoma, ODWC reviews that winter fishing has been superb over the previous week. Striped bass are good on Alabama-rigs, Flukes, stay shad and shad fished in the primary lake, round factors and over the river channels. ODWC additionally says that stay shad has constantly put probably the most fish in angler’s boats in latest days together with the vast majority of the stripers being caught within the western portion of the lake…At Lake Ray Roberts, website of the 2021 Bassmaster Basic, water is flippantly stained; water temp is 51 levels; and the lake is 0.40 low. TPWD reviews that largemouth bass are gradual on crankbaits, jerkbaits, and jigs fished close to drop-offs, timber, factors, and deep creeks. White bass are gradual in 15-35’ of water on slabs fished close to principal lake factors, flats, and drop-offs. Crappie are gradual on minnows and small jigs fished in brush piles and canopy between 18-28’ of water…At Lake Fork, water is stained; water temp is 53 levels; and the lake is 0.81 low. TPWD reviews that largemouth bass are gradual on finesse worms, crankbaits, and soccer jigs fished close to creeks with timber, roadbeds, brush piles, creeks, and rocky shorelines. Crappie are truthful on minnows and jigs fished in 14-28’ of water in brush piles and standing timber close to creek ledges or drop-offs… On the Blue River close to Tishomingo, the river elevation is regular, water temp is 41 and the water is barely stained. ODWC reviews that rainbow trout are good on Mepp’s model in-line spinnerbaits, orange and chartreuse/mouse tail Energy Bait, and small Little Cleo model gold spoons for typical anglers. For fly fishermen, midges, nymphs, caddis dry flies, and egg patterns are working nicely. Search for trout in seams, channel braids, and close to rocks…As chilly water and low tides mix to gradual wintertime fishing alongside the Texas Gulf Coast, TPWD reviews that flounder are nonetheless good for coastal anglers utilizing stay shrimp in West Galveston Bay whereas redfish are good on shrimp fished alongside the north jetty rocks at Port Aransas…        

Tip of the Week

Wish to see the most recent and best gear within the bowhunting world for 2021? Then make plans to tune into the ATA New Product Premiere TV present airing on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 5 p.m. CT on Outside Channel and Sportsman Channel. To see what’s new for different hunters in 2021, tune in for six straight nights of SHOT Present New Product Premiere TV reveals on Outside Channel and Sportsman Channel. The SHOT Present programming will run all of subsequent week from Jan. 18-23 at 5 p.m. CT. You may also see on-line content material masking all the new ATA Present and SHOT Present merchandise at,,,, and amongst others.

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