Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Oklahoma Fishing Report

CENTRAL
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's southwest region
fisheries crew has been conducting largemouth bass
 electrofishing surveys at Lake Lawtonka recently.
For more information go to wildlifedepartment.com.

Arcadia: April 20. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 2-5 ft. along riprap. Bass fair to good on swim baits and Alabama rigs at 3-5 ft. along points and coves. Channel and blue catfish fair on punch bait and cut shad near rocky points and near the draw down on the dam. White bass good on rattletraps near boat ramps and along the dam. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: April 19. Elevation above normal, water 62 and stained. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along riprap. White bass fair on jigs and sassy shad at the inlet. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits, topwater lures and spinnerbaits along shorelines, weed beds and coves. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait in the main lake. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Thunderbird: April 19. Elevation below normal, water 62 and stained. Crappie good on minnows, tube jigs and jigs along brush structure, riprap and coves. White bass fair on jigs, crankbaits and sassy shad in the main lake. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait along the river channel and riprap. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, spinnerbaits, jerk baits and plastic baits around brush structure, weed beds and coves. Saugeye fair on crankbaits, plastic baits and jigs around points and weed beds. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: April 20. Elevation below normal. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits around brush structure. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure. White bass good on Alabama rigs and sassy shad along riprap and the dam. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: April 19. Elevation below normal, water 64 and muddy. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along docks, rocks and riprap. Channel catfish fair on worms along riprap. Largemouth bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits, sassy shad and plastic baits around standing timber and shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: April 19. Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 2-6 ft. around brush structure and at the dam. Striped bass hybrids fair on jigs, spinnerbaits, lipless baits and sassy shad at 3-6 ft. along coves, shorelines and points. Largemouth bass slow on jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 3-6 ft. around points. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Chandler: April 19. Elevation below normal, water 64 and muddy. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along riprap. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver and worms around docks. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, tube jigs and plastic baits along coves and shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: April 17. Elevation slightly above normal, water upper 50s and clearing. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. near structure and fair being caught around Copan Point. Channel catfish being caught on juglines baited with cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: April 18. Elevation normal, water 64. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and jigs around points and coves. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure and points. White bass fair on spoons and crankbaits along creek channels. Bluegill fair on crickets and jigs in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: April 17. Elevation dropping, water 58 and stained. Crappie slow on minnows, tube jigs and jigs at 3-10 ft. around brush structure, shorelines and shallows. White bass slow on sassy shad and jigs along the river channel and creek channels. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and live shad below the dam and along channels. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and coves. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand: April 19. Elevation rising, water murky. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs at 12 ft. around docks and coves. Paddlefish good in the river channel. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs in the main lake. Blue catfish fair on shad in the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: April 20. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 54 and murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, bill baits and salt crawls along shorelines, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: April 20. Elevation above normal, water 63. Paddlefish good at 8-15 ft. in the river channel and below the dam. Largemouth bass slow on buzz baits, plastic baits and jerk baits at 4-8 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and points. White bass good on minnows and small lures at 4-8 ft. below the dam and creek channels. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: April 17. Elevation slightly above normal, water upper 50s and clearing. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. near structure and fair around Skull Creek area. Channel and flathead catfish being caught on cut shad and worms. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: April 20. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 65 and clear. White bass, striped bass and striped bass hybrids fair. Blue catfish good. Crappie fair. Paddlefish fair below the dam. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: April 21. Elevation above normal, water 61. Crappie good on minnows along shorelines. Blue catfish excellent on cut bait along channels. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along shorelines. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: April 19. Elevation above normal, water 60 and murky. Trout slow on PowerBait and worms below the dam and any eddy out of the main current. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: April 19. Elevation above normal, water 62 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-8 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. White bass fair on jigs and crankbaits at 4-8 ft. in the Verdigris River above the lake. Largemouth bass slow on jerk bait and spinnerbaits at 4-8 ft. along rocks. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Perry CCC:  April 20. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout good on PowerBait along shorelines. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Skiatook: April 20. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 3-6 ft. along coves. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on in-line spinnerbaits and lipless baits at 3-6 ft. along windy shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. along riprap. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County

Sooner: April 20. Elevation normal, water murky. Saugeye slow on crankbaits in the main lake and the inlet. Striped bass hybrids, striped bass and white bass slow on live shad and sassy shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: April 18. Elevation normal, water 65. Largemouth bass fair on jigs and worms along coves and points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along riprap and brush structure. White bass fair on spoons and crankbaits along creek channels. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait in the main lake. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: April 20. Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water 55-57 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-15 ft. around docks, points and coves. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush structure, the main lake and points and on crankbaits trolling from Petit Bay to Carters Landing at midday. White bass good trolling crankbaits at mid-day, on in-line spinnerbaits and hair jigs at 3-15 ft. in the main lake, the river channel and points in mornings. Flathead catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 20-40 ft. in the main lake and along flats. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.

Webbers Falls: April 20. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and bill baits along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-12 ft. around bridges and brush structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORHTWEST

Canton: April 19. Elevation below normal, water 63 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-8 ft. around brush structure. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait at 8-12 ft. along channels. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on jigs and crankbaits at 4-10 ft. along riprap. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: April 20. Elevation below normal, water murky. White bass good on jigs and spinnerbaits along riprap and the discharge. Walleye fair on minnows and jigs along the sandbar and riprap. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: April 18. Elevation below normal, water 68-71 and clear to stained. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on flukes, tube jigs, worms and Alabama rigs at 4-15 ft. along coves, points, riprap and the main lake. Crappie slow on crankbaits, tube jigs, live bait, small lures and wiggle-tail grubs at 5-20 ft. along coves, brush structure and docks. White bass fair on crankbaits, sassy shad, small lures and lipless baits at 14 ft. along coves, the main lake, weed beds and docks. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: April 21. Elevation normal, water 62 and murky. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, minnows and chicken liver at 1-5 ft. along channels, brush structure and rocks. Trout fair on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbaits, spoons, PowerBait and woolly buggers at 1-4 ft. along shallows, channels and below waterfalls and riffles. Spotted, largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits and grubs at 1-6 ft. around brush structure, rocks and shallows. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: April 19. Elevation above normal, water 63. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 4-8 ft. along flats, shorelines and weed beds. Crappie good on tube jigs, minnows and jigs at 2-6 ft. along weed beds, shorelines and riprap. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: April 19. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal, water 63. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brushy and rocky areas. White bass good on small jigs and spinnerbaits below the dam and up feeder creeks when water is running. Blue catfish good on a variety of catfish baits along shallow flats and areas with new water coming in. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 1-7 ft. around brushy banks and riprap areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: April 19. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. above normal, water 54. Catfish fair on trotlines baited with cut bait and shrimp in the main river channel. Blue catfish fair to good below corks below the dam. Crappie fair on minnows around flooded brush and timber and fair to good at 10-15 ft. below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Lower Mountain Fork: April 19. Elevation above normal, water 54. Trout excellent on PowerBait and nymphs along the spillway and Cold Hole. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: April 19. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 65 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 5-10 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and rocks. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, worms, stinkbait and cut bait at 6-12 ft. along creek channels and river mouth. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: April 19. Elevation below normal, water 67 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on flukes, tube jigs and jerk baits at 4-10 ft. along shallows, weed beds and standing timber. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and tube jigs at 4-12 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and shallows. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, punch bait, shrimp and worms at 8-15 ft. along channels, creek channels and coves. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: April 19. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and jigs along flats, creek channels and points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Channel catfish excellent on chicken liver and hotdogs along channels and creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: April 19. Elevation normal, water 65 and stained. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 2-5 ft. along shallows, weed beds, Big Sans Bois Creek and Hawthorn Pits at night. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 2-5 ft. around standing timber and weed beds. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad along creek channels. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits below Eufaula dam when releasing water. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: April 18. Elevation above normal, water 67. Largemouth bass good on in-line spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 2-5 ft. along weed beds. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait at 15-20 ft. along channels. Crappie fair on jigs, tube jigs and minnows at 5-10 ft. around brush structure and weed beds. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Latimer and Pushmataha counties.

Texoma: April 19. Elevation below normal, water 55 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 5-20 ft. around brush structure and creek channels. Striped and white bass good on live shad and sassy shad at 10-30 ft. along the river channel and the main lake. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, stinkbait and worms at 10-20 ft. in the main lake, around points and riprap. Crappie and sunfish good on tube jigs, small lures and minnows at 5-15 ft. around docks, creek channels and shorelines. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: April 19. Elevation rising, water 64. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on spinnerbaits and tube jigs at 2-5 ft. along weed beds and points. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, dough bait and chicken liver at 4-8 ft. below the dam and channels. Crappie, bluegill and sunfish good on live bait, tube jigs and minnows at 2-5 ft. around brush structure, below the dam and standing timber. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: April 19. Elevation below normal, water murky. Saugeye, crappie and white bass fair on sassy shad, minnows and jigs around brush structure, points and docks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: April 20. Elevation 29 ft. below normal with gates closed, water mid to high 50s and clear. Striped bass hybrids fair to good on live bait in deep water. Walleye fair on live bait. Crappie fair on Bobby Garland jigs. Catfish fair on stinkbait. Bass fair on artificial bait. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: April 20. Elevation below normal, water 62. Crappie fair on small lures and jigs around brush structure, docks and the main lake. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, stinkbait and shrimp in the main lake and around points. Striped bass hybrids slow on live bait in the main lake. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed in Cotton County.

Lawtonka: April 19. Elevation normal, water clear. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait along creek channels and the discharge. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Waurika: April 19. Elevation below normal, water 65. Striped bass hybrids slow on sassy shad along shorelines. Blue catfish fair on stinkbait and shad in the main lake and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.