Wednesday, May 20, 2015

OK Fishing Report

Addison Jo Franklin recently visited Arcadia Lake where she caught 11 channel catfish. 
CENTRAL

Arcadia: May 18. Elevation 7 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits at 2-6 ft. in flooded grass and timber. Crappie slow. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad and punch bait in the river channel at Memorial Road. White bass slow. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

Draper: May 17. Elevation above normal, water 65 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows and tube jigs along shorelines. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, stinkbait, punch bait and worms along riprap. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: May 18. Elevation above normal, water 70-72 and muddy. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and punch bait at 5-15 ft. in the inlet and riprap. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on grubs, sassy shad and lipless baits at 5-10 ft. in the inlet and around points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. along riprap and docks. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and topwater lures from the surface to 10 ft. in the shallows. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: May 18. Elevation normal, water murky to muddy. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on crawfish, shrimp and jigs along riprap, points and the river channel. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, punch bait and shrimp in the main lake, along shorelines and points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Carp fair on dough bait and worms below the dam and in the discharge. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: May 17. Elevation above normal, water 65 and muddy. High water levels have most boat ramps closed or unusable; check with the park office for current boat ramp closures. Stay alert for floating debris. Largemouth bass slow on jerk baits and topwater lures around standing timber. Crappie slow on minnows and tube jigs along shorelines. Saugeye slow on crankbaits and plastic baits around points and rocks. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, worms, stinkbait and sunfish around the river mouth, shallows and riprap. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: May 18. Elevation above normal, water muddy. Channel and blue catfish good on worms, chicken liver and punch bait around points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along shorelines. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: May 17. Elevation below normal, water 74 and muddy. Crappie good on minnows, PowerBait and jigs around docks and shorelines. Channel catfish fair on dough bait, stinkbait and cut bait along shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits, small lures and spinnerbaits along shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: May 18. Elevation above normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-10 ft. around docks and coves. Striped bass hybrids slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 6-8 ft. along coves and shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jigs at 5-8 ft. around brush structure, points and shorelines. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: May 18. Elevation rising, water muddy. Crappie excellent on minnows along docks, rocks and the floating dock. Saugeye fair on crankbaits below the dam. Striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits and rattletraps below the dam. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: May 17. Elevation above normal, water 74 and muddy. Channel catfish fair on minnows and worms along riprap and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around docks, riprap and boat ramp. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits along riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Copan: May 16. Elevation rising, water 60s and murky. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad and worms below the dam and along riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: May 17. Elevation rising, water 68. Largemouth bass good on jigs and plastic baits around points, shallows and coves. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Sunfish good on crickets and jigs along shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: May 18. Elevation rising, water 65 and murky. Blue and channel catfish excellent on cut bait, shad and worms on bottom along channels, discharge and the main lake. Paddlefish good below the low water dam. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic baits along shallows and coves. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and shorelines. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand: May 18. Elevation normal, water 68 and stained. Crappie good on minnows, sassy shad and tube jigs at 2-10 ft. around docks and shallows. Blue catfish good on shad at 2-20 ft. in the main lake and flats. White bass good on crankbaits and grubs in Elk River. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: May 18. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on bill baits, crankbaits in chartreuse/white and salt crawls along shorelines, brush structure and creek channels. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and liver on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-9 ft. around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: May 17. Elevation above normal, water 66. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and worms at 9-14 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and riprap. White bass good on small lures and minnows at 5-10 ft. below the dam and in the river channel. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, plastic baits and jerk baits at 4-12 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and points. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: May 16. Elevation rising, water 60s and murky. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and worms at 6-10 ft. below the dam and along riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: May 18. Elevation 6 ft. above normal, water 65 and clear in the lower end and muddy in the upper end. Catfish good on any natural bait in the upper end and around flooded willows. Paddlefish good below the dam. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: May 18. Elevation above normal, water 63. Blue catfish good on cut bait along channels. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits along shorelines. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: May 16. Elevation above normal, water 50 and clear. Abnormally high water releases are making fishing difficult. Success can be found in eddies and seams out of the main flow fishing on bottom with heavy weights. Fly fishing is extremely difficult due to the high water. Trout slow on PowerBait and worms below the dam and lower Watts area in eddies. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: May 18. Elevation rising, water 65 and muddy. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, shrimp and stinkbait at 3-6 ft. in flooded fields. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic lures at 3-6 ft. around brush structure. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines and limb lines live shad and cut bait at 6-12 ft. along flats. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: May 18. Elevation below normal, water mid 70s and murky. Channel and blue catfish fair on worms and chicken liver at 2-7 ft. along creek channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. around brush structure. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on shad at 10-20 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: May 18. Elevation normal, water murky. Striped bass hybrids, striped bass and white bass fair on live shad and sassy shad in the discharge and the main lake. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait along channels. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: May 17. Elevation rising, water 70. Largemouth bass good on jigs and worms along coves, shallows and points. Sunfish good on crickets and jigs along shallows and shorelines. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along flats and shallows. Walleye fair on jigs and crankbaits along flats. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: May 18. Elevation 6 ft. above normal, water 65 and clear. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on cut bait, shrimp and shad at 3-30 ft. along flats, shorelines and coves. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and plastic baits at 2-15 ft. around brush structure, gravel points, shallows and flooded shorelines. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.

Webbers Falls: May 18. Elevation 4 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and bill baits along riprap, brush structure and creek channels. Catfish good on fresh cut bait, liver and sunfish on bottom. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around bridges and brush structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Ft. Supply:  May 18. Elevation above normal, water clear. Walleye fair on Alabama rigs and trolling rigs in the main lake. White bass fair on minnows and spoons along riprap and the discharge. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Blue River: May 19. Elevation rising, water 65 and murky. Channel catfish good on worms, stinkbait and shrimp at 2-4 ft. along shorelines, rocks and shallows. High flow has most catfish in shallow areas. All other fishing is slow due to high water conditions. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: May 17. All boat ramps are closed; no access to the water. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: May 17. Elevation 13 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass slow. White bass fair around culverts with current and below the dam. Blue catfish good on various baits along shallow flooded flats. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: May 17. Elevation 23 ft. above normal and rising, water 66. Very limited access to the lake. Catfish good on juglines baited with shrimp, minnows, cut bait and live bait. Blue catfish fair to good on cut bait below the dam. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: May 18. Elevation normal, water 74 and clear. Largemouth bass good on jerk baits, topwater lures and plastic baits at 2-6 ft. along shallows, weed beds and coves. White bass fair on crankbaits, spoons, jigs and sassy shad at 4-8 ft. along creek channels, riprap and points. Channel catfish good on dough bait, worms, stinkbait and cut bait at 4-10 ft. around points, creek channels and the discharge. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: May 17. Elevation above normal, water 63 and turbid. Trout good on PowerBait and salmon eggs along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: May 17. Elevation 18 ft. above normal, water 68 and clear. Channel catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait and sunfish at 6-20 ft. around standing timber and the river mouth. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: May 19. Elevation below normal, water 68 and muddy. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, tube jigs and spinnerbaits at 5-15 ft. around points, standing timber and rocks. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, punch bait, worms and shad at 5-12 ft. along channels, rocks and riprap. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: May 17. Elevation above normal, water muddy. All boat ramps and recreation areas are closed due to high water. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: May 18. Elevation normal, water muddy. Channel catfish excellent on punch bait and Danny King punch bait at 2-6 ft. along creek channels and mouths of creeks. Crappie slow on minnows along shallows and weed beds. Flathead catfish good on trotlines and juglines baited with shrimp and shad at 5-12 ft. along the river channel and riprap. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 2-5 ft. along weed beds and shorelines. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County. 

SardisMay 14. Lake is at flood stage, all ramps are closed and the lake is inaccessible. Some fish are being caught below the dam. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Latimer and Pushmataha counties.

Texoma: May 17. Elevation above normal, water 70 and clear in the south and muddy in the north. Most boat ramps are closed. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on jigs, plastic baits and crankbaits at 10-20 ft. along creek channels, standing timber and coves. Striped and white bass fair on live shad and sassy shad at 10-30 ft. in the main lake and river channel. Channel and blue catfish good on worms, stinkbait, minnows and live bait at 10-20 ft. along creek channels, river channel and coves. Crappie and sunfish fair on minnows, tube jigs and small lures at 5-15 ft. along riprap, shorelines and docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: May 17. Elevation rising, water 65. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits at 2-5 ft. along shallows. Channel catfish slow on cut bait at 4-8 ft. along channels. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: May 17. Elevation rising, water muddy. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, riprap and docks. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver, punch bait and cut bait along creek channels and the inlet. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: May 18. Elevation 16 1/2 ft. below normal with gates closed, water mid-60s and clear. Striped bass hybrids good on live bait. Walleye fair to good on worms. Catfish good on stinkbait in the river. White bass fair. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: May 18. Elevation rising, water 70. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on live bait along coves, points and the main lake. Channel and blue catfish fair on crawfish, shrimp and live bait in coves and the main lake. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed in Cotton County.

Lawtonka: May 17. Elevation rising with two floodgates open, water clear. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait, punch bait and chicken liver around the discharge, creek channels and points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: May 18. Elevation rising, water 60 and muddy. White bass fair on minnows and jigs around points. Channel and blue catfish good on stinkbait and cut bait on bottom in Otter and Glen creeks. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. around rocks. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: May 19. Elevation below normal, water 66. Blue and channel catfish good on stinkbait and cut bait along riprap and in the main lake. Crappie fair on jigs around brush structure. Striped bass slow on flukes and minnows around points. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.