SPOONBILL CATFISH SNAGGING/and Sandbass fishing
I have started a new service for anglers who want to catch some really nice size fish. We mainly do the snagging at Chouteau Bend. Chouteau Bend is about 30 miles East of Tulsa on the Grand river, or the very upper end of Lake Fort Gibson. We also do alot of Sandbass fishing there. Both of these fish are the most active there in the months of March, April, and May. The Paddle fish(or Spoonbill catfish) range in weigths from 20 to 70lbs. Although the state record is over 100lbs. Sandbass will weigh up to 3 to 4lbs,
The majority of our fishing for Spoonbill at Chouteau Bend is done while trolling aound 2.5 to 3mph with the lines out behind the boat and jerking. We do not do any casting. For Sandbass we mainly use live shad cast into eddies and along shore line and brush piles or sometimes troll with lures.
It is some great fishing and a great time.