Outside Scaevola – Democratic Herald ( News Oklahoma )

By Lynn Burkhead, For Herald Democrat


Through Nov. 27 – North Texas Zone Ducks first split of the season.

Through Nov. 27 — The Oklahoma Zone 2 Ducks split for the first time of the season.

By Dec. 4 – Oklahoma gun deer season.

By Dec. 13 — Oklahoma forest season.

By Jan 1 – North Texas in the general season of the white-tailed deer halibut.

By 15 Jan – the skirt of the archers in the season of the deer.

By Feb. 15 – Oklahoma Quail season.

By February 26 Texas quail season.

December 1-29 — Oklahoma dove season second split.

December 1 – 31 Jan. — Oklahoma pheasant season.


Happy Thanksgiving Day From the Herald Democrat Staff. Here’s hoping and praying that you, your family, loved ones, and friends enjoy a great Turkey Day celebration this week… The Red River Fly Fishermen will have their next gathering, a pre-Christmas gathering, at Eisenhower State Park’s Rec Hall on Dec. 6 from 6 to 8 pm For more information about the long run local fly fishing organization, please visit the website at www.rrff.org … As mentioned last week, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s 2022-23 put-and-take trout season at the Blue River is now underway, giving families a great way to spend some time outdoors over the Thanksgiving holiday, scheduled to close next week on Nov. 1. begins, threatening cold and cold water in weeks; Another good time for rainbow trout fishing is to look for a stream near Tishomingo… Rainbow trout fishing season in Grayson County is not far off now with boots on schedule for a few months. At Denison’s Waterloo Lake Park, there will be hatches in December, two in January, and one in early March… Request a full report on the local 2022-23 trout season…

Hunting Reports

The back closure across Texomaland is done as this is written. Several bucks have gone down in recent weeks and a huge buck was roaming the outskirts of Whitesboro the other day according to social media… The Oklahoma deer gun season continues through Dec 4th… The first division of the 2022-23 duck season will conclude this weekend on Sunday, November 27th… Pheasant hunting reports are good from up north, including a great hunt in Kansas recently for a group of Texomaland hunters. More Texas and Oklahoma pheasant hunting prospects coming soon…

Fishing Reports

At Lake Texoma the water is stained; water temp is 65 degrees; and the lake 1.90 feet below normal. John Blasingame of Adventure Texoma Outdoors tells TPWD “Spoiled bass good with Alabama boards and rigs, and the bite has started to bite. Limits (are) coming from both lakes.”…Meanwhile, Jacob Orr of Lake Texoma Guarantee Guide Service tells TPWD that “Spoiled bass “They are good in the shade and under sinks or along the flats in 35-40 feet of water. Water temps will rise this week and the fish will move back shorter in 10-15 feet of water around the islands and on the Washita flats. The afternoon bite has been better than the early morning.” Crappie are excellent in 18-20 feet of water on pink or white rods and whitefish. Still seeing a lot of undersize fish with keepers mixed in. Catfish are good on wide jigs in 50-60 feet of water for keeper fish and on flats in 25-35 feet of water for big blues. They will continue to move the shallows to the edge of the river as it cools. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are good on live shad in the bluff wall; seeing a lot of small fish. Mayo fish things are coming in big Carolina rigs in 8-12 feet of water (fished) over the rocks.”…

Tip of the Week

With the first splits of the 2022-23 duck season wrapped up in just a few days, the species will mix in widespread lures to include not only hammerheads, but also green-winged mallards, pintails, wigeon, gadwalls, and redheads, which are often found in border bags scattered throughout Texomaland in November.


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