Thursday, April 9, 2015

Oklahoma Fishing Report


CENTRAL

Arcadia: April 7. White bass fair trolling crankbaits along the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along the dam and riprap. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut shad and punch bait along the dam. Largemouth bass good on swim baits and topwater lures at 2-6 ft. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: April 8. Elevation above normal, water 55 and stained. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along riprap and brush structure. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait in the main lake. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and topwater lures at 2-6 ft. along shorelines. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: April 7. Elevation below normal, water 54-58. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in pinks and chartreuse at 10-15 ft. along riprap and the dam. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on grubs, jigs and gay blades at 3-15 ft. along the inlet and riprap. Walleye fair on jerk bait, grubs and lipless baits at 3-6 ft. along riprap. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait, punch bait and dough bait at 3-30 ft. along riprap and the inlet. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: April 6. Elevation below normal, water murky to muddy. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on shrimp, crawfish, chicken liver and plastic jigs on bottom along windy shorelines, the main lake and docks. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver and cut bait along shorelines and the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs along docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: April 8. Elevation below normal, water 55 and stained. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along riprap and brush structure. White bass fair on crankbaits in the main lake. Saugeye slow on plastic baits and crankbaits around points. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait along riprap. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, plastic baits and crankbaits along shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: April 6. Elevation below normal. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits around points. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: April 4. Elevation below normal, water 62 and clear. Largemouth bass good on jigs, spinnerbaits, plastic baits and lizards along rocks and standing timber. Crappie good on minnows at 2-3 ft. along rocks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: April 6. Elevation below normal, water clear. Striped bass hybrids fair on jigs and lipless baits at 2-4 ft. along shorelines. Crappie slow on jigs at 3-6 ft. around brush structure and the dam. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: April 6. Elevation below normal, water 67. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure, shorelines and docks. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits and slabs in the main lake and below the dam. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: April 4. Elevation below normal, water 62 and clear. Crappie good on minnows along riprap. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and lizards along coves. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County. 

Copan: April 5. Elevation normal, water 50s and clearing. White bass and crappie good on jigs along coves and creeks. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Ft. Gibson: April 7. Elevation rising, water 51 and stained. White bass excellent on plastic baits, grubs and spoons along the river channel, Chouteau Bend and north along the edges. Crappie excellent on minnows, tube jigs and jerk baits at 1-5 ft. along shorelines and brush structure. Largemouth bass excellent on spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 2-10 ft. along coves and shallows. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad on bottom along the river channel and creek channels; catching shad up the river along banks. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand: April 6. Elevation above normal, water 58. Paddlefish excellent along the river channel. White bass good on Alabama rigs, small lures and jigs along creek channels and the river channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jigs and rogues along coves and points. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: April 6. Elevation normal, water 54 and murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and bill baits along shorelines, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-12 ft. around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: April 5. Elevation above normal, water 56. Paddlefish good at 10-18 ft. in the river channel and below the dam. White bass good on minnows and small lures at 6-10 ft. along channels, the river channel and coves. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 5-10 ft. around brush structure, points and creek channels. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: April 5. Elevation normal, water 50s and clear. Crappie and white bass good on grubs, tube jigs and jigs at 4-8 ft. around brush structure, coves and creeks. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: April 6. Elevation normal, water 57 and clear. Blue catfish good on cut shad at 15-20 ft.in the upper end. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10 ft. Paddlefish slow. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: April 7. Elevation normal, water 61. Crappie slow on minnows along shorelines. White bass fair on small lures below the dam. Blue catfish fair on cut bait along channels. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: April 5. Elevation normal, water 45-50 and clear. Trout excellent on midges, worms, Power Bait and salmon eggs below the dam, along the river channel, Watts area and along head and backs of deep holes. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

McMurtry: April 6. Elevation normal, water 50s and semi-clear. Saugeye good on sunfish, crankbaits and worms at 10-20 ft. along channels and the main lake. Crappie good on minnows, jigs, worms and tube jigs at 6-12 ft. around docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Jared Avilez.

Oologah: April 5. Elevation above normal, water 60 and clear. White bass good on jigs and crankbaits at 4-8 ft. along the Verdigris River above the lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. around brush structure. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits at 4-8 ft. along rocks. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: April 6. Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around brush structure. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on in-line spinnerbaits and sassy shad at 5-15 ft. along creek channels. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: March 6. Elevation normal, water murky. Striped bass hybrids, striped bass and white bass fair on sassy shad and shad in the discharge, the main lake and shallows. Blue catfish good on cut bait along channels. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Tenkiller: April 6. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 52-53 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-15 ft. along coves, the main lake and points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around docks and brush and trolling deep running crankbaits at 5-15 ft. in the front of coves and gravel shorelines. Flathead, channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 20-40 ft. along the river channel and flats. Sunfish fair on jigs and worms at 5-15 ft. around docks, the main lake and coves. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.

Webbers Falls: April 6. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 54 and murky. Largemouth bass good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, bill baits and purple plastic worms along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-13 ft. around bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORHTWEST

Canton: April 4. Elevation below normal, water clear. Walleye and white bass fair on crankbaits and jigs at 2-8 ft. along riprap. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: April 6. Elevation below normal, water 65. White bass good on minnows and jigs along riprap and around points. Crappie fair on jigs in coves. Report submitted by Mike Baker, game warden stationed in Beaver County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: April 4. Elevation below normal, water 58-61 and clear to stained in the upper arms of the creeks. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jerk baits, jigs and Alabama rigs at 6-15 ft. along brush structure, rocks, the main lake and laydowns. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and small lures at 7-22 ft. along brush structure, the main lake and weed beds. White bass slow on lipless baits, jigs and flukes along coves and riprap. Report submitted by Jack Melton. 

Broken Bow: April 4. Elevation above normal, water 62. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 5-10 ft. around brush structure, points and weed beds. White bass good on in-line spinnerbaits, grubs and sassy shad at 2-5 ft. along channels, rocks and the river channel. Walleye fair on rogues and sassy shad at 5-10 ft. along channels, rocks and the river channel. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: April 4. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 59 and stained to murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits along rocky areas. White bass good on small jigs and small spinnerbaits along feeder creeks with running water. Blue catfish good on shad along shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-8 ft. around brush and rocky areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County. 

Hugo: April 5. Lake fishing has slowed due to north winds and rain. Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam. Crappie fair to good on jigs at 12-15 ft. during water releases. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: April 6. Elevation normal, water 61 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and in-line spinnerbaits at 6-8 ft. around points, the discharge and riprap. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms, stinkbait and cut bait at 8-10 ft. along creek channels, points and discharge. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits, worms, spoons and sassy shad at 4-6 ft. along rocks, shallows and the discharge. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: April 5. Elevation above normal, water 55. Trout good on midges and Power Bait along creek channels and the spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: April 5. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal and dropping, water 54 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, plastic baits and rogues at 6-12 ft. around brush structure, rocks and points. White bass good on jigs and in-line spinnerbaits along shallows and upper ends of major channels. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and worms at 6-10 ft. along flats and standing timber. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: April 7. Elevation below normal, water 59 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and jerk baits at 3-8 ft. along points, rocks and shallows. White bass fair on jigs, small lures, sassy shad and crankbaits at 5-12 ft. along creek channels and points. Crappie fair on jigs, small lures, tube jigs and minnows at 3-10 ft. around brush structure, rocks and standing timber. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: April 5. Elevation above normal, water 59. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs around brush structure and shorelines. Crappie good on jigs along shallows. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver along the river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: April 5. Elevation normal, water 65 and murky. White bass fair on jigs along creek channels. Crappie excellent on minnows and small lures along creek channels and weed beds. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad and stinkbait along flats. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits around standing timber and creek channels. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County. 

Sardis: April 5. Elevation normal, water 64. Largemouth and spotted bass good on plastic baits and tube jigs at 2-5 ft. along weed beds. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait at 10-15 ft. along channels. Crappie fair on live bait and tube jigs at 4-6 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Latimer County.

Texoma: April 5. Elevation below normal, water 48 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 10-20 ft. along channels and brush structure. Striped and white bass good on cut bait, live shad and sassy shad at 10-25 ft. along the river channel and coves. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, worms and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. along creek channels, coves and active cleaning stations. Crappie and sunfish good on minnows, tube jigs and small lures at 5-15 ft. around brush structure, docks and creek channels. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: April 5. Elevation dropping, water 55 and murky. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jerk baits at 2-5 ft. along channels, points and weed beds. Blue and channel catfish good on shad, punch bait and chicken liver at 5-10 ft. below the dam, along channels and flats. Crappie, sunfish and bluegill good on minnows, jigs and small lures at 4-6 ft. around standing timber, brush structure and below the dam. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: April 5. Elevation below normal, water murky. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait and punch bait along points and riprap. Crappie, saugeye and white bass slow on minnows and jigs around docks, brush structure and shorelines. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: April 6. Elevation 19 1/2 ft. below normal with gates closed, water mid to high 50s and clear. Striped bass hybrids fair to good on live bait. Walleye fair on worms. Bass slow to fair on buzz baits. Catfish slow on Danny King stinkbait. Crappie fair on Bobby Garland jigs. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Lawtonka: April 5. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie, white bass and saugeye slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and the discharge. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: April 6. Elevation below normal, water 56. White bass, striped bass and Saugeye good on minnows and jigs at 4-8 ft. around points, rocks and the main lake. Blue catfish good on shad, cut bait, minnows and stinkbait on bottom along flats and around points. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 3-10 ft. around brush structure, shorelines and rocks. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: April 5. Elevation below normal, water 55. Blue and channel catfish fair on stinkbait and shad on bottom in the main lake and along shorelines. Striped bass hybrids slow on crawfish along shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 8 ft. along shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.