Kevin Ledoux caught his first bass on Lake Konawa. He fished in his first bass tournament on Lake Konawa.
As a Bassmaster Elite Series pro, Ledoux has fished the best bass lakes in the country. He says his hometown lake is deserving of its top-30 ranking in the country by Bassmaster Magazine.
“Thirty-five pounds is a huge five-fish stringer,” Ledoux said of the 35-pound sack caught in a bass tournament last Sunday on Lake Konawa. “I don't care where you are in the country.
“It's done a bunch at Falcon (Lake in Texas), but anywhere you catch a 35-pound sack, that's impressive. You've probably had a day of a lifetime, especially in central Oklahoma.”
Bassmaster Magazine ranks three Oklahoma lakes in its top 100 bass fishing lakes in the country: Grand at No. 17, Konawa at No. 29 and Arbuckle at No. 56.
Ledoux, 34, said he knew Konawa had the potential to produce such a big sack because twice last year anglers caught almost 30 pounds in tournaments.
“One guy caught 28 pounds fishing by himself,” Ledoux said.
Winter is a great time to catch big bass at Konawa since the lake is usually warmer than other lakes because of the OG&E power plant.
“It's a different animal,” Ledoux said of Konawa. “It's a power plant lake, full of grass. It's kind of in a category of its own. Winter time is really when you catch the big ones.”