Thursday, April 30, 2015

Oklahoma Weekly Fishing Report

CENTRAL
Game wardens Doug Gottschalk (Noble County) and Marshall Reigh
(Grant County) recently certified a new lake record largemouth bass for Sooner Lake.
 It weighed in at 12 pounds 2 ounces. Congratulations to Casey Gandy!

Arcadia: April 29. Elevation above normal, water 64 and murky. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 2-5 ft. along riprap and the north end of the dam. Bass fair to good on swim baits and square bill baits 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 and Canadian counties.

Draper: April 27. Elevation above normal, water 63 and stained. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and tube jigs around brush structure and riprap. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait in the main lake and around brush structure. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits and plastic baits in coves and shallows. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: April 28. Elevation rising, water 62-64 and murky to muddy. White bass good on minnows, gay blades and grubs at 2-6 ft. at the inlet; water is coming fast. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and punch bait at 6-10 ft. at the inlet. Walleye fair on grubs and sassy shad at 6-10 ft. along the riprap. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-10 ft. along riprap. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: April 27. Elevation below normal, water murky to muddy. Striped bass hybrids, white bass and blue catfish fair on chicken liver, shrimp, crawfish and cut bait along riprap, shorelines and the main lake. Carp and buffalo fair on dough bait in the basin. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: April 27. Elevation below normal, water 63 and murky. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and tube jigs around docks, brush structure and coves. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait in the main lake and river channel. Largemouth bass slow on jerk baits and plastic baits in coves and shallows. Saugeye fair on jigs, sassy shad and plastic baits around points and rocks. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: April 27. Elevation below normal. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits around brush structure. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: April 26. Elevation below normal, water 68 and murky. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and PowerBait around docks and riprap. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic baits at 3-5 ft. along shorelines. Channel catfish fair on punch bait and worms along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: April 27. Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 2-5 ft. around brush structure. Striped bass hybrids slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 3-6 ft. around points. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 3-6 ft. around brush structure and points. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: April 27. Elevation below normal, water 70 and murky. Crappie fair on in-line spinnerbaits around brush structure. Striped bass hybrids good on white in-line spinnerbaits along the sandbar. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: April 26. Elevation below normal, water 67 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks, riprap and the boat ramp. Largemouth bass fair on jigs, spinnerbaits and small lures along riprap and shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: April 26. Elevation above normal, water 50s and murky. Crappie and white bass fair on hair jigs and minnows at 4-8 ft. around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: April 26. Elevation normal, water 67. Largemouth bass good on worms and jigs around coves and points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along shorelines and docks. Bluegill slow on crickets and jigs along shorelines. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: April 26. Elevation above normal, water 59 and clear. White bass good on white jigs at 2-8 ft. in the river channel and along shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows, tube jigs and jigs at 2-10 ft. around brush structure, docks and shallows. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and shad in the main lake and river channel. Paddlefish excellent from Chouteau Bend and north to low water. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand: April 26. Elevation normal, water 68-73 and murky. Largemouth bass good on jigs at 8-10 ft. around rocks. Crappie good on sassy shad at 4 ft. along shallows. White bass fair on grubs in Elk River. Blue catfish fair on shad at 2-15 ft. in the main lake. Paddlefish slow below the dam and the river channel. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: April 27. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 57 and murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and purple jig-and-worms along shorelines, creek channels and brush structure. White bass fair on spinnerbaits in the upper end. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in green, yellow and red around fishing dock and brush structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: April 26. Elevation above normal, water 64. Paddlefish good at 8-15 ft. below the dam and the river channel. White bass good on sassy shad and small lures at 5-12 ft. below the dam, the river channel and creek channels. Largemouth bass good on jerk baits, spinnerbaits, plastic baits and jerk baits at 5-16 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and shorelines. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: April 26. Elevation above normal, water 50s and murky. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, shad and worms at 6-10 ft. in the creek channels, main lake and riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: April 27. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water clear in the lower end and stained in the upper end. Blue catfish fair all over the lake. Crappie fair on minnows and black/green jigs at 3-8 ft. Paddlefish slow below the dam. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: April 28. Elevation above normal, water 62. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along shorelines and riprap. White bass good on in-line spinnerbaits around points and riprap. Blue catfish good on cut bait along channels. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: April 26. Elevation normal, water 45-50 and clear. Trout good on in-line spinnerbaits and worms below the dam, in the river channel and Watts area. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: April 26. Elevation above normal, water 63 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-6 ft. around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines baited with shad and live bait at 8-15 ft. along flats. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: April 27. Elevation below normal, water clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on in-line spinnerbaits and lipless baits at 3-6 ft. along windy shorelines. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 3-6 ft. along coves. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: April 28. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass excellent on crawfish at 7-10 ft. along shorelines. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait along channels and around points. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: April 26. Elevation normal, water 69. Largemouth bass good on worms and jigs along shorelines and coves. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along shorelines and docks. Channel catfish fair on cut bait along flats. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: April 27. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 56-58 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 3-15 ft. around brush structure, docks and coves. Crappie fair on crankbaits, tube jigs, minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. in the main lake, around docks and brush structure and fair to good trolling deep running crankbaits or fishing brush piles. White bass good on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jigs and hair jigs at 3-10 ft. in the main lake, river channel and points, trolling deep running crankbaits in the upper end and on jigs in the far upper end. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.

Webbers Falls: April 27. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 57 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-7 ft. around brush structure and bridges. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: April 26. Elevation below normal, water 67 and clear. White bass, walleye and crappie good on crankbaits, jigs and minnows at 2-8 ft. along riprap. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: April 28. Elevation normal, water murky. Walleye fair on minnows and jigs around points and riprap. Crappie and white bass excellent on minnows and jigs in coves and around points. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: April 25. Elevation below normal, water 62-65 and stained in the upper arms. Crappie good on jigs, small lures, minnows and wiggle-tailed grubs at 6-15 ft. around brush structure, docks and coves. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, lipless baits, tube jigs, jigs, jerk baits and flukes from the surface to 15 ft. in coves, weed beds and points. White bass fair on flukes, topwater lures, sassy shad and live bait in coves and rocks. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: April 27. Elevation above normal, water 67 and murky. Channel catfish excellent on chicken liver, stinkbait and cut bait along channels, shorelines and rocks. Due to high water all other species are slow. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: April 26. Elevation above normal, water 67. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 4-8 ft. along flats, weed beds and shorelines. Crappie good on grubs, tube jigs and minnows at 3-5 ft. along weed beds, standing timber and shorelines. Flathead, blue and channel catfish good on crawfish, sunfish, stinkbait and live bait at 10-15 ft. along channels, the river mouth and river channel. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: April 26. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 65 and stained. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brushy bank areas and rocky areas. White bass good on jigs below the dam and on small spinnerbaits and jigs along feeder creeks when adequate water is flowing. Blue catfish fair on shad and a variety of baits along shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 1-8 ft. along banks and rocky areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: April 26. Elevation 2 ft. above normal and rising, water 61. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic baits and grubs along flooded button brush. Catfish good on trotlines baited with stinkbait and cut bait in the main river lake along channels. Blue catfish fair to good on suspended stinkbait and cut shad below the dam. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs along flooded brush and fair on jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: April 28. Elevation above normal, water 73 and murky. Channel and blue catfish good on chicken liver, shrimp and cut bait at 4-8 ft. along riprap, points and the discharge. Crappie fair on live bait, tube jigs, minnows and small lures at 2-6 ft. around brush structure, riprap and shallows. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, sassy shad, plastic baits and crankbaits at 4-6 ft. around points, weed beds and shallows. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits, tube jigs, spoons and sassy shad at 4-6 ft. in the discharge, river mouth and riprap. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: April 26. Elevation above normal, water 61 and clear. Trout good on PowerBait along creek channels and rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: April 23. Stocked 2,100 lbs., approximately 2,400 rainbow trout on April 23. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Regional Office.

McGee Creek: April 26. Elevation 1 1/4 ft. above normal, water clear. Largemouth and spotted bass good on plastic baits at 1-6 ft. along shorelines. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: April 26. Elevation below normal, water 66 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on plastic baits, jerk baits and flukes at 4-10 ft. around points, weed beds and sandbar. White bass slow on jigs, sassy shad, crankbaits and minnows at 8-15 ft. in the main lake and creek channels. Crappie slow on jigs, tube jigs, minnows and small lures at 4-10 ft. around brush structure, points and standing timber. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, shrimp, worms and punch bait at 8-15 ft. along creek channels, points and coves. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: April 26. Elevation above normal, water 63 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on jigs, spinnerbaits and jerk baits around coves and rocks. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure and rocks. Channel catfish good on chicken liver along channels and the river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: April 26. Elevation normal, water 65 and stained. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs and spinnerbaits around brush structure and creek channels. Crappie excellent on minnows at 1-8 ft. around weed beds and Sans Bois Creek at night. Blue and channel catfish fair on live shad and cut bait along riprap and rocks. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: April 26. Elevation below normal, water 68. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, worms and spinnerbaits at 4-7 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and shorelines. Crappie and sunfish good on grubs, tube jigs and small lures around brush structure and weed beds. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad at 12-16 ft. along channels. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Latimer and Pushmataha counties.

Texoma: April 26. Elevation below normal, water 59 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 10-20 ft. around brush structure and creek channels. Striped and white bass good on slabs, live shad and sassy shad at 10-30 ft. in the river channel, the main lake and creek channels. Channel and blue catfish good on stinkbait, worms and live bait at 10-20 ft. in the main lake and creek channels. Crappie and sunfish good on minnows, tube jigs and small lures at 5-10 ft. around creek channels, docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: April 26. Elevation 7 1/2 ft. above normal and dropping, water 67. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on tube jigs and spinnerbaits at 2-5 ft. around points and weed beds. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, dough bait and cut bait at 4-8 ft. below the dam and channels. Crappie, bluegill and sunfish good on minnows, live bait and tube jigs at 2-5 ft. below the dam, around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: April 26. Elevation below normal, water murky. Crappie, saugeye and white bass fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and rocks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: April 27. Elevation 18 1/2 ft. below normal with gates closed, water mid 60s and clear. Striped bass hybrids good on live bait. Walleye fair. Crappie fair on small jigs. Catfish good on juglines. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: April 27. Elevation below normal, water 64. Crappie good on minnows, spinnerbaits and jigs around brush structure, the main lake and docks. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on live bait, shrimp and stinkbait in the main lake. Striped bass hybrids fair on sassy shad and spinnerbaits in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed in Cotton County.

Lawtonka: April 26. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows and jigs in the discharge, riprap and docks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: April 27. Elevation rising, water 52. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, shad and worms on bottom along creek channels and flats. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. around points and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and roadrunners at 3-8 ft. around rocks and coves. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: April 26. Elevation below normal, water 69. Blue catfish fair on shad and stinkbait in the main lake and along shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Striped bass hybrids slow on sassy shad, crawfish and minnows in the main lake and along shorelines. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.