Riverman was on the Hook and Hunt show on Saturday mornings on the Radio Oklahoma Network.
I fished today with Steve Schiffner out of OK city, Ok. Steve hosts the Hook and Hunt show on Saturday mornings on the Radio Oklahoma Network. It was a great day to be on Current River. The River is still running a little high and fast from all the snow melt and rain, but we caught fish! We threw a little bit of everything at them with the biggest fish hitting a chartreuse and white spinner bait. The highlight of the trip, I think, was we saw a pair of nesting bald eagles with one of them sitting on the nest! Hope to see you on the River!
Tonite was the last nite of gigging season till this fall, so I took my gigging partner, Anthony Buffington and his 79 year old father and Dusty Dowdy. Put in at Big Spring boat ramp and ran down to the lower end of Witte Hole and turned around and started gigging. The wind was blowing a light breeze up the river, not bad at first. We found a few fish, one of which, was a 3# or so hog sucker. We come up out of Witte Hole and came into Long Bay. The last two fish I got were hog suckers. I saw them laying about four inches apart in six feet of water. I gigged the first one and the second one didn't run. I just raised my gig a little, moved over and punched the second one. Two suckers on one gig! The second time I have ever done this and both times were this season. The wind really started blowing hard shortly later, so we had what we needed and headed to the ramp. What a way to end the season! The gigging rail comes off now, boat gets power washed, trolling motor put on and rigged for smallmouth. We have a benefit tournament coming up in two weeks for the Nutrition Center in Ellington, Mo.