20 Feb 2015

Quality Signs

Quality Signs- Fishing Season

Quality Signs– With fishing season in session already, it’s good to know of different spots to fish at when living in the Tulsa area.

Most people from the mid-west either hunt, fish or partake in both activities. Fishing is a leisure activity that anyone can participate in. Men and women of all ages love this fun and leisure sport.

For locating spots to fish, Tulsa provides the city with rivers, ponds and parks for fishing. Recreation for the people of Tulsa is crucial because that is mostly what takes up their weekends and free-time.

The main river in Tulsa is the Arkansas River. This river runs over twenty-six miles with asphalt trails, trees and banks that line it. The two types of fish that make up the Arkansas River are striped bass and catfish. Catfish are a very popular fish to catch during the spring and summer time.

The next river is a tributary to the Arkansas River, the Verdigris River. The Verdigris River starts in the southeastern part of Kansas and ends in northeastern Oklahoma in Claremore. Along with being a tributary, it is also a part of the Mississippi River watershed along with the Arkansas River. The fish that are most valued in this river are trophy catfish and sand bass. There are also many fish that swim in the lower end of the Verdigris River such as Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Perch, Bluegill, Common Carp and Freshwater Drum, along with over a dozen more.

Moving to a smaller canal of water is Lake Clear Creek. This body of water consists of 4,000 acres of outdoor recreation. An abundant supply of Bass, Catfish, Crappie and Walleye are found in this lake. These four fish are commonly known to catch for cooking and eating. Walleye fish are native from Canada. There are various species of the Walleye due to the spreading and dumping of these fish into different watersheds.

Similar to Lake Clear Creek, Lake Duncan is a lake that is a part of it. It also supplies the same fish with Crappie, Catfish, Largemouth Bass and Walleye. Crappie fish are highly regarded game fish and are considered to be among the best-tasting freshwater fish. Lake Duncan also provides year-round fishing houses that are available for seasonal fishing.

Another body of water to consider is Lake Spavinaw. This is located where the Spavinaw Dam impounds the crystal-clear Spavinaw Creek. It streams a 400 square mile area of the Ozarks. Similar fish swim within this water, along with some different fish. There are the Crappie fish, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, White Bass and Sunfish. The Sunfish have many different kinds within their specie. Sunfish are known to reproduce at a high rate with a situation referring to as “stunting”. This produces poor fishing conditions and an imbalance in population. This doesn’t occur here though due to predators and other fish type surrounding the Sunfish.

There are many places to fish within the Tulsa area. Different parks and recreation stand with banks to fish from. Try a couple new fishing spots this spring and summer filled with various fish species.

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