Skipjacks now?

Discussion in 'OKLAHOMA RIVERS TALK' started by 5511, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. 5511

    5511 New Member

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    I was on a business trip to Florida last week and bought some sabiki rigs. Can you catch skips below Webbers this time of year?
     
  2. catman george

    catman george New Member

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    Nope too cold wait until Spring and the weather warms up and they will be there all summer. Catch them then and freeze them for winter.
     

  3. okiefishkiller

    okiefishkiller New Member

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    do they freeze better than shad?
     
  4. catman george

    catman george New Member

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    OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH YYYYYYYYYEEEEAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!
    I have been corrected. The skippies can still be caught below L&D 16 at Webbers Falls during the winter probably during the heat of the day. I thought that they left the lock during the winter but I apparently not.
     
  5. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    They do for me. I vacuum seal them. I'm out of them now I messed around and didn't get enough. I am going to try to get some below Ft Gibson when they turn the water off. A lot of times you can get them on minnows.
     
  6. Brian D

    Brian D New Member

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    From what I understand you can drive to the nuke plant in Russelville,Ar and catch them during the winter.And they do freeze and keep real well.Thats what I do.
     
  7. ccat

    ccat Well-Known Member

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    As of today, the info we are getting over here, is the skips aren't at Russellville yet, but it could be any day.
    Check the Arkansas posts. There is has been a running post about the status of the skipjacks there. I am sure it will be announced when they show up.
     
  8. Silvercreek

    Silvercreek New Member

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    If anyone has any photo's of skipjacks, would they be so kind and post one. Don't know if I have ever seen one. Thanks.
     
  9. TnRivershark

    TnRivershark New Member

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    A nick name for them here is Tennessee Tarpon, they look like a tarpon of coarse alot smaller and while you are reeling them in they jump just like one also.
     
  10. catman george

    catman george New Member

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    To catch skippies I tie on a sabiki rig with a 1/4 oz sinker. Cast as far as I can and then crank like heck to keep the rig almost on top of the water and they slam it.