Thursday, May 7, 2015

Oklahoma Fishing Report

Beau Ferrier caught this American eel recently at Webbers Falls.
CENTRAL

Arcadia: May 5. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 2-5 ft. along riprap and the north end of the dam. Bass good on Texas-rigged baits along points and coves. Channel and blue catfish good on punch bait and cut shad near rocky points and along 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: May 3. Elevation above normal, water 60 and stained. Crappie good on minnows and tube jigs around docks and shorelines. White bass fair on sassy shad at the inlet. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait along riprap. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits and worms along shallows and standing timber. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: May 5. Elevation rising, water 62-64 and murky. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on grubs, sassy shad and minnows at 3-6 ft. along inlets and points; best when water is coming in from the channel at the inlet. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 6-12 ft. along riprap. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, punch bait and dough bait at 3-10 ft. along the inlet, riprap and dam; very good when water is coming in from the canal at the inlet. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and chatter baits along riprap. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: May 4. Elevation below normal, water murky to muddy. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on shrimp, crawfish, cut bait, chicken liver and plastic jigs along riprap, shorelines and docks. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and shrimp on bottom and ballooning in the main lake, along shorelines, around points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and riprap. Carp good on dough bait and worms in the discharge. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: May 3. Elevation below normal, water 60 and murky. Crappie good on minnows and tube jigs around docks and shorelines. White bass fair on lipless baits and sassy shad in the main lake. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait along riprap. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits, rogues and spinnerbaits along coves and standing timber. Saugeye fair on jigs, sassy shad and crankbaits around points and rocks. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: May 4. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits and worms around brush structure. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and worms along shorelines. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: May 3. Elevation below normal, water 69 and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks, riprap and shallows. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along shorelines. White bass slow on minnows around docks. Channel catfish slow on dough bait along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: May 4. Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. around brush structure and shorelines. Striped bass hybrids slow on jigs, topwater lures and spinnerbaits at 3-6 ft. around brush structure, shorelines and points. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jigs at 2-4 ft. along coves and brush structure. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: May 6. Elevation below normal, water 70. Striped bass hybrids good on green jigs along creek banks. Crappie fair on jigs. Saugeye good all over the lake. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: May 3. Elevation below normal, water 69 and murky. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and dough bait around docks and shorelines. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along riprap and shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits and spinnerbaits along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: May 2. Elevation normal, water low 60s and clearing. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver and worms at 3-6 ft. along riprap and creek channels. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: May 4. Elevation normal, water 68. Largemouth bass good on jigs, worms and spinnerbaits around points and coves. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and live bait along flats. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: May 1. Elevation above normal, water 62 and clear. White bass good on flukes and jigs along creek channel and river channel; white 3/16 oz. Marabou jigs bouncing off the bottom along banks of the river. Crappie good on minnows, tube jigs and jigs at 1-5 ft. around brush structure and shallows. Blue catfish good on cut bait, shad and worms along flats and creek channels. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand: May 3. Elevation normal, water 68 and murky. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and sassy shad around docks and shallows. White bass good on grubs and crankbaits in the river mouth. Blue catfish good on shad at 12-15 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: May 4. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and chartreuse/white spinnerbaits. Catfish good on cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and fishing dock. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: May 3. Elevation above normal, water 65. Paddlefish good at 9-14 ft. below the dam and in the river channel. Largemouth bass good on buzz bait, jerk bait, crankbaits and plastic baits at 4-9 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and points. White bass good on crankbaits and small lures at 4-8 ft. below the dam, the river channel and creek channels. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: May 2. Elevation normal, water 60s and clearing. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver and worms at 3-8 ft. along creek channels and riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: May 5. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal, water 67 and stained in the upper end and clear in the lower end. Largemouth bass slow. Blue catfish good on fresh cut bait in the upper arms. Crappie good to excellent at 2-8 ft. all over the lake. Paddlefish fair below the dam. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: May 5. Elevation above normal, water 62. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits along shorelines. Channel catfish good on worms around docks. Crappie fair on minnows along shorelines. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: May 4. Elevation normal, water 45-50 and clear. Trout good on chartreuse PowerBait and worms below the dam, river channel, eddies when releases are occurring, Watts area and deep holes. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

McMurtry: May 5. Elevation below normal, water 65 and semi clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 8-15 ft. around rocks and brush structure. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 4-6 ft. around coves, rocks and shorelines. Saugeye fair on minnows, jigs and crankbaits at 12-15 ft. along channels and creek channels. Report submitted by Jared Avilez.

Oologah: May 3. Elevation above normal, water 63 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. around brush structure and rocks. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-6 ft. around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad and live bait at 6-12 ft. along flats. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: May 4. Elevation below normal, water 68 and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on in-line spinnerbaits and lipless baits at 5-10 ft. along windy shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: May 4. Elevation normal, water murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait along channels and points. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: May 4. Elevation normal, water 70. Largemouth bass good on worms and jigs around points, coves and shorelines. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks and brush structure. Channel catfish good on cut bait and live bait along flats and the river channel. Bluegill fair on crickets and jigs along shorelines. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: May 4. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal, water 58-60 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits and bill baits at 3-15 ft. in coves, the main lake and around points. White bass good on crankbaits, jigs and in-line spinnerbaits at 3-15 ft. in the main lake, river channel and shorelines. Flathead, channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and shad at 20-40 ft. in the main lake and on flip-flops in the deep flats. Crappie fair on minnows around docks, on crankbaits at 10-20 ft. in the upper end and on minnows, hair jigs and tube jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.

Webbers Falls: May 4. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on bill baits and chartreuse spinnerbaits along riprap, brush structure and creek channels. Catfish good on sunfish and fresh cut bait on bottom and drifting. Crappie good at 3-6 ft. around bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: May 3. Elevation below normal, water 11 1/2 ft. below normal, water 66 and clear. White bass excellent on crankbaits, minnows and jigs at 2-8 ft. along riprap. Channel catfish good on live bait and stinkbait at 2-12 ft. along riprap. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: May 4. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around coves and points. White bass good on minnows, jigs and Kastmasters below the dam, the main lake and brush structure. Walleye fair on minnows, midges and Kastmasters along riprap and points. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: May 3. Elevation below normal, water 68-71 and clear in the main lake and 73 and stained in the upper arms. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on jigs, jerk baits, tube jigs and soft plastic worms in June bug at 5-12 ft. around brush structure, weed beds, rocks and mouth of coves. Crappie good on jigs, tube jigs, minnows and small lures at 12 ft. around docks, brush structure, weed beds and mark brush piles. White bass fair on topwater lures, rogues, lipless baits and flukes at 4-12 ft. along coves, flats, the river channel and open water. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: May 5. Elevation normal, water 70 and clear. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, stinkbait and worms at 2-6 ft. along channels, brush structure and rocks. Smallmouth, spotted and largemouth bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits, jigs and crankbaits at 2-4 ft. around brush structure, rocks and below waterfalls. Sunfish and bluegill good on small lures, in-line spinnerbaits and jigs at 1-3 ft. along shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: May 3. Elevation above normal, water 68. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-6 ft. along weed beds, shorelines and shallows. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and tube jigs at 3-6 ft. along weed beds and shorelines. Flathead, channel and blue catfish good on chicken liver, worms, live bait and sunfish at 10-12 ft. along channels, tailwaters and river mouth. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: May 3. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 65 and clear to murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic baits in shallow rocky areas and shallow brushy areas. White bass good on small jigs below the dam when water is running. Blue catfish good on shad and other catfish baits along shallow flats and rocky areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 1-8 ft. along banks and rocky drop-offs. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: May 3. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 62. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic baits around flooded timber. Channel catfish fair on trotlines baited with cut bait. Blue catfish good on cut bait and cut shad below the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in the river channel adjacent to flooded timber and fair on minnows and jigs at 11-15 ft. below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: May 3. Elevation normal, water 76 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 4-6 ft. along shallows, brush structure and coves. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, chicken liver, dough bait and stinkbait at 6-8 ft. around points, riprap and discharge. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on cut bait, jigs, sassy shad and shrimp at 4-8 ft. in the discharge, points and riprap. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: May 3. Elevation above normal, water 59 and clear. Trout good on nymphs along rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: May 3. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 66 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass good on plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 2-6 ft. along shallows, weed beds standing timber. Channel catfish fair on cut bait at 10-30 ft. along riprap and the river mouth. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: May 5. Elevation below normal, water 66 and stained. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, tube jigs and plastic baits at 4-10 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and rocks. Crappie fair on jigs, tube jigs, minnows and small lures at 7-14 ft. around brush structure, rocks and points. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, worms, shrimp and shad at 7-15 ft. along channels, riprap and rocks. Sunfish fair on jigs, worms, tube jigs and small lures at 3-10 ft. around docks, weed beds and coves. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: May 3. Elevation above normal, water 67 and murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, jerk baits and flukes along channels, shorelines and riprap. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along shorelines, rocks, flats and half bridge. Channel catfish good on worms in the river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: May 3. Elevation normal, water stained. Crappie excellent on minnows at 1-4 ft. along weed beds and shorelines. Blue and flathead catfish fair on live shad around points and flats. Striped bass and white bass excellent on jigs in creek channels and Big Sans Bois Creek. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jigs along weed beds. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: May 3. Elevation normal, water 65. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and weed beds. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on in-line spinnerbaits and spinnerbaits at 2-7 ft. around brush structure and weed beds. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait at 10-12 ft. along channels. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Latimer and Pushmataha counties.

Texoma: May 3. Elevation normal, water 62 and murky in the north and clear in the south. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on jigs, plastic baits and crankbaits at 10-20 ft. around creek channels, brush structure and riprap. Striped and white bass good on live shad, slabs and sassy shad at 10-25 ft. in the river channel and the main lake. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, stinkbait and worms at 10-20 ft. along riprap, creek channels, river channel and active cleaning stations. Crappie and sunfish good on minnows, tube jigs and small lures at 5-15 ft. along shorelines, creek channels and docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: May 3. Elevation 4 1/2 ft. above normal and dropping, water 65. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on jerk baits, spinnerbaits and tube jigs at 2-5 ft. along weed beds and points. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, chicken liver and dough bait at 4-8 ft. below the dam and shallows. Crappie, bluegill and sunfish good on live bait, tube jigs and minnows at 2-5 ft. below the dam, standing timber and brush structure. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: May 3. Elevation below normal, water murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad and punch bait around points and the main lake. Crappie, white bass and Saugeye fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and riprap. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: May 4. Elevation 19 1/2 ft. below normal with gates closed, water low 50s and clear. Striped bass hybrids slow on slabs in deep water. Walleye slow on live bait. Crappie slow on small jigs. Catfish slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: May 4. Elevation below normal, water 64. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shrimp in the main lake. Crappie good on minnows and small lures around brush structure and docks. Striped bass hybrids fair on live bait in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed in Cotton County.

Lawtonka: May 3. Elevation normal, water clear. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait along creek channels and discharge. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: May 5. Elevation rising, water 60. Channel and blue catfish good on stinkbait and cut shad on bottom and along flats. Crappie good on minnows at 2-4 ft. near rocks. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: May 5. Elevation below normal, water 66. Crappie fair on jigs around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad and stinkbait in the main lake and along shorelines. Striped bass hybrids fair on minnows and shad along shorelines. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.