XFL – Extreme Fishing League

Oklahoma's #1 Team Tournament Trail

XFL – Extreme Fishing League - Oklahoma's #1 Team Tournament Trail

Grand Lake

Grove, OK.  The XFL-Extreme Fishing League sponsored by Skeeter Boats held its 3rd event of the season on Grand Lake on Sunday, May 22.  After enduring terrible weather for the first two events of the season, Mother Nature finally showed some mercy and provided the anglers with sunny to partly cloudy skies, light to moderate winds and warm temperatures.  Making things more interesting was due to recent rains the lake had risen to almost 3′ above normal pool and flooding acres of willows, weeds and bushes.  Water clarity ranged from downright muddy in the upper reaches to slightly stained in the lower end of the lake.  The water and weather conditions gave the anglers lots of choices on a plan of attack.  Early reports indicated lots of fish being caught out of the shallows and a few reports showing fish starting to get on their summer patterns.  During the week the GRDA was releasing quite a bit of water through the dam and creating good current flows.  This typically sets up for a good main-lake point and ledge bite during the post-spawn.  However, the GRDA cut the flows to zero on Friday afternoon and maintained the zero flow rates through Sunday.
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Lake Texoma

April 17th, Durant, OK – The XFL-Extreme Fishing League presented by Skeeter Boats hosted its second event of the season on Lake Texoma.  For the second straight tournament the anglers had to deal with difficult weather conditions.  The first event was plagued with high winds.  This event had several fun elements to deal with: wind, torrential rains, flash floods and lightning.  The only thing that was missing was tornadoes.  Thankfully the twisters never materialized.

Pre-tournament reports indicated the bite being tough for some and good for others.  Early reports showed fish to be in various stages of the spawn and lots to bass being caught on weighted and un-weighted senkos, spinnerbaits and jigs.  For several years Texoma suffered through a record drought and was over 10′ below normal.  This allowed a lot of weeds and bushes to grow between the low water level and the normal pool bank line.  The lake had since returned to normal levels thereby flooding all the vegetation creating lots of cover for the bass.  Another variable was the shad spawn.  Many anglers reported seeing shad right on the banks spawning with bass periodically feeding on them.
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Lake Eufaula March 20, 2016

Eufaula, OK – The XFL-Extreme Fishing League presented by Skeeter Boats kicked off the 2016 tournament season on sprawling, wind-swept Lake Eufaula on Sunday March 20, 2016.  Prior to this event the Oklahoma weather had been unseasonably warm with highs in the upper 70s and lows in the 50s.  This weather pattern had been going on for weeks causing water temperatures to rise, the dogwoods and redbuds to bloom, the geese to start nesting and the bass to move to the shallows to begin their spawning ritual. Continue reading

XFL Championship Grand Lake

October 3 &4, 2015, Grove, OK.- The XFL-Extreme Fishing League presented by Skeeter Boats held it’s 2015 two-day Championship on Grand Lake.  147 teams participated in this event and were greeted with beautiful weather.  Morning temps were in the high 40s with daytime highs a very pleasant 70 degrees, cool north winds and clear skies.  Despite the great fishing weather the “catching” wasn’t all that great.  The bass seemed to be in a major transition pattern from summer to fall that had them scattered. This made fishing pretty tough as evidenced by the lower than average weights.  For the two-days only 48 teams managed to bring in a two-day limit of 10 fish.
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