Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Oklahoma Weekly Fishing Report


CENTRAL

Arcadia:May 6. Elevation normal. Crappie fair on jigs off the floating fishing docks. Striped bass hybrids fair drifting shad and blood baits. Catfish slow to fair on shad and stinkbait off of main points. Bass good on spinnerbaits along flooded vegetation. Report submitted by David Rempe, game warden stationed in Oklahoma
 
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Arcadia: May 6. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on worms at 4-6 ft. along north shores and boat ramps. White bass fair to good. Blue catfish fair to good shad at 6-10 ft. in evenings. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 2-6 ft. along shores and docks. Report submitted by Sheila Hutton, gate attendant.

Hefner: May 7. Elevation normal, water 59-62 and murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and jigs at 2-6 ft. in south creeks. Smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits at 3-6 ft. along rocky banks. White bass good on gay blades and crankbaits at 3-6 ft. along docks and shallow shorelines. Striped bass hybrids fair on pearl grubs at 3-6 ft. along docks and shallow shorelines. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and minnows. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 4-10 ft. Walleye fair on grubs and crankbaits at 2-8 ft. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: May 5. Elevation normal, water murky. Striped bass hybrids fair on jigs, shrimp and chicken liver off the dam on warms days. Catfish slow to fair on worms and stinkbait. Report submitted by David Rempe, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: May 5. Elevation 4 1/3 ft. below normal, water clear. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 2-4 ft. around structure. Bass fair to good on tandem spinnerbaits and plastic worms at 2-6 ft. near structure in coves. Catfish fair to good on stinkbait and cut bait at 4-8 ft. near drop-offs. Report by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

 Wes Watkins: May 6. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water stained. Main boat ramp on the north side is open. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-6 ft. near structure. Channel catfish fair on worms. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: May 5. Elevation below normal, water 60 and muddy. Bass fair on spinnerbaits. Catfish fair on dough bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Carl Blackwell: May 6. Elevation below normal, water 62 and clear. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs around structure and rocks. Striped bass hybrids good along the dam and around rocky shorelines. Report submitted by Wade Farrar, game warden stationed in Logan County.

Chandler: May 5. Elevation above normal, water 60 and muddy. Bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic baits. Channel catfish fair on dough bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: May 6. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-8 ft. White bass slow on minnows and jigs near the mouth of creeks and inlets. Blue and channel catfish being caught on cut bait and chicken liver. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: May 8. Elevation slightly above normal, water 59 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-6 ft. in grass beds near the bank. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits. Catfish fair on trotlines and limb lines baited with live sunfish. Bluegill good on crickets. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: May 5. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 58 and clear. White bass good in the creeks and main river. Paddlefish excellent in the Chouteau Bend area. Largemouth bass good on jig-and-pig combinations at 3-10 ft. Catfish excellent on cut bait and whole shad in the main channel of the lake drifting or on juglines. Crappie at 1-5 ft. trying to spawn early and late. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand: May 5. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 59. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits shallow. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. around structure. White bass fair on small crankbaits and jigs. Catfish good on fresh cut bait. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: April 30. Bass excellent on soft jerk baits, chatter baits and spinnerbaits in shallows along grassy areas. Crappie good on Bobby Garland and Strike King jigs. Report submitted by Mike's Outdoors.

Hudson: May 6. Elevation normal, water 55. Largemouth bass good on jigs, plastic baits and crankbaits. White bass good on small lures in the upper end of the lake, creeks and below dams. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad. Paddlefish good in the upper end of the lake below the dams. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: May 6. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-6 ft. White bass slow on minnows and jigs in white and yellow near the mouth of creeks and inlets. Blue catfish good on cut bait and worms. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: May 7. Elevation 2 ft. above normal. White bass good along the Arkansas River and upper Beaver Creek. Channel and blue catfish slow on juglines and rod-and-reel with cut bait around Coon Creek. Blue catfish good on cut bait north of Kaw City. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 18-24 ft. in the main lake. Paddlefish slow below the dam. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Kay and Grant counties.

Keystone: May 7. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 60. Crappie good on minnows. Catfish fair on cut bait. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

 
Oologah: May 5. Elevation 1 ft. above normal and falling slowly, water upper 50s and lower 60s and muddy on the north end and murky on the south end. Channel and blue catfish good on shad and liver around the mouth of the river on the north end of the lake. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

 
Skiatook: May 6. Elevation 12 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits in back of coves. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-20 ft. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner:May 7. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on sassy shad, stump jumpers and live shad in the discharge. Catfish good on cut bait and live bait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along the banks off Hwy 15. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: May 8. Elevation slightly above normal, water 58 and dingy. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 2-4 ft. around weed beds. Largemouth bass fair on plastic crawfish. Carp good bow fishing along the banks where spawning. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: May 7. Elevation normal and steady, water 62-64 and clearing. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits, soft plastic baits and shallow running crankbaits at 3-10 ft. Crappie fair to good on jigs at 5-10 ft. in coves and docks. Sunfish good on worm-tipped jigs in or near docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.

Webbers Falls: April 30. Bass good on Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver baits, lipless crankbaits and spinnerbaits around stumps and wood cover in creeks. White bass good on shad imitation baits in creeks. Catfish good on cut shad. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in creeks. Report submitted by Mike's Outdoors.

NORTHWEST

Canton: May 4. Elevation 13 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows and jigs along the dam. Channel catfish fair on shad and stinkbait near the Big Bend Campground. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: May 6. Elevation below normal, water clear. White bass fair on spinnerbaits and jigs along the dam. Crappie fair jigging along the jetties early and late. Walleye fair all over the lake and trolling the sandbars. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

 
SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: May 4. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 63-70 in afternoons and in upper creek arms. Crappie good on chartreuse/white small 1/16 oz. jigs at 6-7 ft. and around the dock early and late. White bass being caught on small crankbaits and small wiggle-tailed grubs along most rocky banks; they are spawning. Bass being caught on jigs, tubes, crankbaits and most worm rigs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: May 7. Elevation normal, water 62 and clear. Smallmouth and spotted bass good on soft plastic baits and small crankbaits around structure and falls. Channel catfish good on stinkbait and chicken liver in large pools. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: May 6. Elevation slightly above normal, water mid-60s. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on soft plastic baits and crankbaits in shallower water around points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 8-10 ft. around structure. Walleye should start being caught on crawdad type crankbaits in deeper water later in the month near the full moon. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County. Attention, beginning 7 a.m. Monday, May 6th through 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9th, releases through Broken Bow dam will be suspended for maintenance. ODWC requested releases of 85cfs will continue through the spillway.

Eufaula: May 5. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water clear in the east and murky in the west. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and spinnerbaits along flooded brush and rocky areas. White bass good on small spinnerbaits and jigs below the dam when running water. Blue catfish fair on a variety of baits at 2-8 ft. along shallow flats and rocky areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 1-8 ft. along rocky banks and standing brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: May 5. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits around button brush. Crappie fair on minnows in the river channel. White bass, striped bass, blue catfish and crappie fair on jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: May 6. Elevation normal, water 67 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on plastic worms at 2-5 ft. along weed beds and cattails. Channel catfish good on stinkbait and chicken liver at 5-10 ft. around points. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: May 5. Fishing has been great. In addition to midges and blue-winged olive mayflies, March Browns and tan caddis flies are beginning to take trout throughout the river. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: May 1. Stocked 1,577 lbs., approximately 2,025 rainbow trout on April 16. Report submitted by April Drake, southeast region fisheries secretary.

McGee Creek: May 5. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 57 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on soft plastic lures and spinnerbaits at 5-15 ft. Crappie fair on minnows over cedar trees next to creek channels. Channel catfish fair to good on liver and stinkbait in upper creek channels where fresh water is coming in. White bass fair to good on white curly tail jigs in the upper end of the lake. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: May 6. Elevation 6-7 ft. below normal, water 65. The marina boat ramp is the only ramp open. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass fair at the northeast end near Martin's Landing. Crappie fair to good at 3-4 ft. around brush piles and rock structure. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: May 5. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie excellent on jigs at 6-8 ft. Bass good on pumpkinseed grubs and craw jigs near flooded timber and points. Catfish fair to good on night crawlers off the half bridge. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: May 6. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 58 and murky. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and jigs shallow in the Sallisaw and Vian Creek areas on the north side of the lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around weed beds and brush. Blue catfish good on fresh shad along river channel flats and drop-offs. White bass and striped bass fair on pearl and white soft plastic grubs and jigs in the Lower Illinois River where the mouth of the Illinois meets the Arkansas River. Walleye slow to fair on jigs on bottom at the mouth of the Lower Illinois River. Gar, buffalo and carp excellent bow fishing along shorelines and slack water areas. Report submitted by Jerry Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Sardis: May 3. Elevation normal, water 70. Largemouth bass fair to good on swim baits, topwater lures and spinnerbaits in shallows. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on cut bait and dead minnows. Flathead catfish good on live bait at 8-12 ft. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 2-14 ft. Walleye good trolling crawdad colored crankbaits at 8-14 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

 Texoma: May 5. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 56 and clear in the south and murky in the north. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic worms and crankbaits at 5-15 ft. in the creeks. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait and sassy shad at 10-30 ft. from Burns Run to Caney Creek. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, stinkbait and worms at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Catfish Bay. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. in underwater brush and around the fish attractors. Sunfish fair to good on small tube jigs, shrimp and worms at 5-10 ft. around riprap and fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

 Wister:May 5. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie fair to good on minnows and fair on white/pink grubs at 2-4 ft. around brush cover. Catfish fair to good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and dead minnows at 8-12 ft. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Altus-Lugert: May 8. Fishery is still affected by the Golden Algae blooms from this past winter. Fisheries personnel are continuing to monitor the situation.

Ellsworth: May 5. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water muddy. Catfish fair to good on cut bait off rocky points. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs shallow around structure. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County

Foss: May 7. Elevation 12 ft. below normal with gates closed, water high 50s and clear. Striped bass hybrids good on live bait from the bank near the south end of the dam. Walleye fair to good on live bait. Catfish good on live or frozen shad near the tree line on the north side of the lake. Bass fair on live bait near the marina. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: May 6. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 59 and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 2-6 ft. Striped bass hybrids good on cut bait and crankbaits at 4-8 ft. Largemouth bass good on soft plastic baits, crankbaits and live bait at 2-6 ft. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait and cut bait at 2-8 ft. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: May 5. Elevation normal, water murky. Catfish fair to good on cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

 
Tom Steed: May 6. Elevation 10 ft. below normal, water 60 and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 3-8 ft. near rocks, brush and stumps. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on minnows and crankbaits at 8 ft. Blue and channel catfish good on shad and stinkbait at 5-10 ft. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

 Waurika: May 6. Elevation 12 ft. below normal, water murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs near structure and off the rocks along Corum Bridge. Striped bass hybrids good on crawfish and jigs along the dam. Blue and channel catfish good on shad and crawfish. Report submitted by Ted Hasty, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.