Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Oklahoma Weekly Fishing Report

CENTRAL

Arcadia: June 10. All parks and access points are closed due to extreme water levels. Report submitted by David Rempe, game warden stationed in Oklahoma
Jonah caught this nice little catfish while
 fishing with his mom and dad this past weekend.
County.

Overholser: June 10. Elevation normal, water muddy. Catfish fair to good on cut bait and stinkbait on the north side of the lake. Striped bass hybrids good on worms and minnows all around the lake. Report submitted by David Rempe, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: June 9. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water muddy. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 4-6 ft. around structure. Catfish fair to good on stinkbait and cut bait at 4-10 ft. Saugeye good on medium diving crankbaits, jigs and sassy shad off points early and late. Report by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

NORTHEAST

Birch: June 3. Elevation above normal, water low 70s and murky. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and worms. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-18 ft. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County

Copan: June 3. Elevation 5 ft. above normal, water murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. Blue and channel catfish being caught on cut bait and chicken liver along flooded shorelines but fishing success will become slower as the lake levels decrease in these flooded areas. Channel catfish being caught on worms and cut bait below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: June 11. Elevation slightly above normal, water 76 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and crankbaits. Catfish fair on trotlines and limb lines baited with live sunfish. Bluegill good on crickets and worms around grass beds. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: June 7. Elevation 16 ft. above normal, water 69 and murky. White bass fair trolling small crankbaits along the flats. Catfish excellent on cut bait and whole shad drifting and on juglines. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie slow on minnows around brushy areas. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand:June 9. Elevation 1 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 5 ft. Catfish excellent on fresh cut bait. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: June 11. Bass good on topwater lures and plastic worms in grassy areas away from banks, around laydown logs and structure off banks. Report submitted by Mike's Outdoors.

Hudson: June 10. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal. White bass fair to good below the dam. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad in the upper end and main channel. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah:June 10. Elevation 9 ft. above normal, water murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. Blue catfish good on cut bait and worms along flooded shorelines. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: June 10. Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water 80. Blue catfish fair on juglines and rod-and-reel baited with fresh cut shad at 12 ft. Striped bass fir on fresh cut shad below the dam. Paddlefish slow below the dam. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Kay and Grant counties.

Lower Illinois: June 10. Elevation above normal with water releases occurring regularly, water upper 50s and slightly murky. Fishing excellent all along the river from the dam to the mouth. White bass and small striped bass good on white jigs and curly tail grubs at the mouth and the dam. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits. Trout good on Power Bait, Rapalas and rooster tails. There have been several stockings of larger trout over the last month and quality fish are biting well. Fly fishing good on nymphs below a strike indicator in current and dry flies in the morning, especially in the Watts area. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Lower Illinois: June 11. Elevation normal, water 49 and clear. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits along the surface in coves. White bass good on spinnerbaits and jigs at 2-3 ft. all along the river. Striped bass good on shad and plugs at 1-3 ft. all along the river. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Trout excellent on flies on the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom from the dam to Gore Landing. Report submitted by Josh Johnston, biologist stationed in the east central region.

Oologah: June 9. Elevation 9 1/2 ft. above normal and falling slowly, water near 70 and muddy. Use extreme caution due to submerged objects and floating debris. Blue and channel catfish fair on liver and worms around flooded fields and fair on shad below the dam. White bass fair on jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Sooner:June 11. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on topwater lures, sassy shad and rattletraps in the discharge. Catfish good on cut bait and live bait along Hwy 15. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along the bank at Hwy 15 and Hwy 177. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: June 11. Elevation 1/4 ft. above normal, water 76 and dingy. Largemouth bass on buzz baits, jigs and other topwater baits. Catfish good on night crawlers and cut bait at 8-15 ft. and good on limb lines and juglines baited with live sunfish. Bluegill good around the dam and docks. Walleye fair on crankbaits and jigs. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: June 10. Elevation 4 ft. above normal and steady, water 75 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on topwater lures early and on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and soft plastic baits later in the day. Crappie fair at 15-20 ft. around docks and brush piles. Catfish good on flip-flops baited with cut bait at 40-50 ft. Sunfish good on night crawlers at 5-10 ft. around docks and gravel shorelines. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.

Webbers Falls: June 11. Elevation above normal. White bass good below the Ft. Gibson dam and in current and eddy waters. Catfish good to excellent in current and eddy waters. Paddlefish excellent below the Ft. Gibson dam. Report submitted by Mike's Outdoors.

NORTHWEST

Canton: June 8. Elevation 13 ft. below normal, water clear. Channel catfish good on cricket and stinkbait along the dam. Walleye good drifting night crawlers at 4-8 ft. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: June 10. Elevation normal 1 ft. above normal. White bass fair trolling or along the dam. Crappie fair on jigs along jetties. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: June 8. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 71 and stained to muddy in upper creek arms. Channel catfish being caught on dough bait and dead minnows in muddy upper arms where there is a current flowing. Crappie being caught on chartreuse jigs at 8-12 ft. around brush piles and good on minnows and jigs around docks at dawn. White bass being caught on long Johns and small shad crankbaits shallow around windy blown points. Bass being caught on Pop-R's early morning and good on crankbaits, shaky head jigs, flukes and swim baits. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: June 10. Elevation normal, water 74 and murky. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, stinkbait and night crawlers near current and behind structure in larger pools. Flathead catfish good on live sunfish and night crawlers in large pools. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: June 9. Elevation rising, water upper 70s. Bass good on clown colored Zara spooks and popper up creeks and at mouths of creeks early, good on white crankbaits and Carolina-rigged Baby Brush Hogs in green pumpkin at 10-20 ft. later in the day and on crankbaits and sea rigs around points and rock walls. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and sunfish. Crappie good on small grubs in white, chartreuse and orange at 15-25 ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: June 9. Elevation 6 1/2 ft. above normal, water 71 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits along the flooded willows and flooded brush. White bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits in current around bridges. Blue catfish good on worms and shad along flooded shallow flats from the banks and rocky areas, around bridges and standing timber. Crappie fair around bridges and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: June 9. Elevation 5 ft. above normal. Crappie fair on minnows along the river channel. Crappie good on jigs along riprap below the dam. Blue catfish good on cut bait and whole shad below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: June 9. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 77 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and plastic worms at 4-10 ft. along cattails and weed beds. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and stinkbait at 5-10 ft. around points and creek channels. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: June 9.Crayfish and minnow patterns (size 10-12) and Light Cahills (size 16) have been working well in Zone I. Zones II and III have experienced high water from generation periodically during the day. But when the water isn't too high to fish in Zone II, try streamers and midges. In Zone III we also caught fish on the Light Cahills. Otherwise, there isn't a particular hatch that is strong at this point. Report submitted by Three Rivers Fly Shop.

Lower Mountain Fork: June 7. Stocked 1,577 lbs., approximately 2,290 rainbow trout on May 30. Report submitted by April Drake, southeast region fisheries secretary.


McGee Creek: June 9. Elevation 10 ft. above normal, water 74 and clear. Largemouth bass good on soft plastic lures and rattling crankbaits at 2-10 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 and on juglines baited with cut bait along riprap. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: June 10. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 75 and clear in the south end and muddy in the north end. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on various baits. Channel catfish good on worms, stinkbait and chicken liver. Crappie fair to good at 10-15 ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: June 9. Elevation above normal, water clear. Bass good on rattletraps and shad raps. Crappie good on white jigs and white Micro King spinnerbaits. Catfish fair on punch bait. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


Robert S. Kerr: June 11. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush, grass and riprap around the river and good in cutoffs in the river and good on plastic baits in grass around windy points. Spotted and white bass excellent up Canadian River; look for concentrations of gulls; white bass are congregated in deeper pools. Crappie fair close to creek channels on submerged brush. Channel and blue catfish excellent on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait at 12-20 ft. close to creek and river channels. Flathead catfish good on trotlines baited with live bait up rivers and in coves. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: June 7. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 78. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, swim baits and topwater lures at 2-6 ft. White bass fair on minnows and jigs at 9-16 ft. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and dead minnows. Flathead catfish fair to good on live bait at 6-12 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 9-14 ft. Walleye fair trolling at 12-14 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County

Texoma: June 9. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 61 and clear to the south and murky to the north. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on surface lures, plastic combination baits and spinnerbaits at 5-20 ft. in creek channels. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, surface lures and sassy shad at 10-30 ft. in river channels and ledges. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, stinkbait and worms at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Catfish Bay and Caney Creek to the islands. Crappie fair to good don minnows on minnows and jigs at 5-20 ft. around underwater brush and around fish attractors. Sunfish good on worms, shrimp and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister:June 9. Elevation 18 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and pumpkinseed grubs. Crappie good on minnows and fair on chartreuse/orange jigs at 4-10 ft. around brush cover. Catfish 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

Ft. Cobb: June 11. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 77 and murky. Striped bass hybrids good on cut bait and live bait at 4-8 ft. Channel and blue catfish good on 4-8 ft. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Tom Steed: June 10. Elevation 11 ft. below normal, water 68 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows at 10-12 ft. Catfish good on stinkbait. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika:June 10. Elevation 12 ft. below normal, water murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs near submerged timber and Corum Bridge. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad and punch bait near structure. Striped bass hybrids good on shad and silver spoons. Walleye slow along the dam. Report submitted by Ted Hasty, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.





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