Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Oklahoma Fishing Report

Angler Josh Brooks has set the new state-record for a river carpsucker in the unrestricted division. His fish weighed 9 pounds, 6.4 ounces and was 25 3/4 inches long and 17 3/4 inches in girth.
CENTRAL

Arcadia: June 2. Elevation 11 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and swim baits around submerged points and at 3-8 ft. in the flooded grass and timber. Crappie fair on jigs at 8-10 ft. in the flooded buck brush. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad, punch bait and crawdads in the river channel at Memorial Road and on rocky points. White bass fair on slabs at 12-15 ft. on submerged humps. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

Draper: May 31. Elevation above normal, water 68 and muddy. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits and topwater lures around points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait and shrimp along riprap and shallows. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: June 1. Elevation above normal, water 72-74 and murky. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on chartreuse and pearl grubs, sassy shad and gay blades at 3-8 ft. around docks and shorelines. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks. Walleye good on grubs and lipless baits at 3-6 ft. along shorelines at dusk and dawn. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks. Channel and blue catfish good on punch bait, shrimp and stinkbait along shorelines. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: June 2. Elevation above normal, water murky to muddy. Blue, flathead and channel catfish fair on live bait, cut bait and chicken liver in the discharge, the main lake and along shorelines. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on cut bait, crawfish, shrimp and jigs around points, riprap and shorelines. Carp fair on dough bait and worms in the discharge and spillway. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: May 31. Elevation above normal, water 68 and muddy. Most areas are closed, all fishing docks are closed. Denver Corner is the only boat ramp currently open. Boaters need to be cautious of floating and submerged debris. Contact the park office for current open areas. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and riprap. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures along flats, shallows and points. Channel and blue catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait along the river channel, flats and riprap. Flathead catfish good on live bait along flats and the river channel. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: June 1. Elevation above normal, water murky. Boat ramps on the north side are now open. Channel and blue catfish good on chicken liver, worms and shrimp along creek channels. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: May 31. Elevation normal, water 72 and muddy. Channel catfish good on cut bait, worms, minnows and stinkbait along shorelines and riprap. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: June 1. Elevation 11 1/2 ft. above normal, water 70s and clear. Both Corps of Engineers boat ramps on the north and south side of the lake are closed at this time due to high water. Crappie, bluegill and largemouth bass slow at 1-3 ft. below the dam. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: June 2. Elevation normal, water 67 and murky. Crappie good on minnows at 12 ft. at the crappie dock. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: May 31. Elevation above normal, water 72 and muddy. Channel catfish good on cut bait, worms and stinkbait around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: May 31. Elevation 14 ft. above normal and rising, water 60s and muddy. Anglers and boaters should use extreme caution while on and near Copan Lake. Lake levels continue to rise with large amounts of debris and logs floating just below the surface. Channel, blue and flathead catfish excellent on worms, shad and live bait at 6-9 ft. below the dam, along riprap and flooded areas. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: May 31. Elevation rising, water 74. Channel catfish good on shad and cut bait along flats and shallows. Largemouth bass fair on jigs and plastic baits along coves and shallows. Bluegill fair on crickets and jigs along shallows. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: May 30. Elevation rising, water 63 and murky. Blue catfish slow on worms in the main lake. All fishing slow due to unusually high water. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand: June 1. Elevation above normal and dropping, water 70 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows, tube jigs and sassy shad along creek channels and Honey Creek. White bass fair on crankbaits, rooster tails and Go Go minnows along creek channels and Honey Creek. Blue and channel catfish good on live shad, worms and shad at 1-10 ft. along flats. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Hudson: June 1. Elevation 15 ft. above normal and dropping with four flood gates open, water 69. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad at 7-14 ft. below the dam, along riprap and the river channel. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: May 31. Elevation 23 ft. above normal and rising, water 60s and muddy. Anglers and boaters should use extreme caution while on and near Hulah Lake. Lake levels continue to rise with large amounts of debris and logs floating just below the surface. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on worms, shad and live bait at 6-10 ft. below the dam, along riprap and flooded areas. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: June 2. Elevation above normal, water 72 and murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on worms, shad and live bait at 2-4 ft. along shallows and below the dam. Crappie and white bass slow on minnows and jigs at 6-10 ft. along riprap. Paddlefish slow below the dam. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: June 1. Elevation above normal, water 61 and muddy. Most boat ramps are closed due to high water. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait along standing timber. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: May 31. Elevation normal, water 65 and clear. Trout excellent on worms and white or chartreuse PowerBait below the dam, the spillway and deep holes. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

McMurtry: June 1. Elevation rising, water 60s and murky. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, worms and minnows on bottom around docks and brush structure. Crappie fair on worms, minnows and jigs at 6-15 ft. around docks, brush structure and below the dam. Report submitted by Jared Avilez.

Skiatook:  June 1. Elevation 6 1/3 ft. below normal, water mid 70s and murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad, worms and chicken liver at 2-6 ft. along weed beds. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: June 1. Elevation above 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 fair on cut bait around points and channels. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: May 31. Elevation rising, water 74. Channel catfish good on shad and cut bait along flats and shallows. Largemouth bass slow on jigs and plastic baits along coves and shallows. Walleye fair on crankbaits and sassy shad along shallows. Bluegill fair on crickets and jigs along shallows. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: June 1. Elevation 28 1/2 ft. above normal and rising, water stained. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits and plastic baits at 3-15 ft. in the main lake, around points and along bluffs. Channel catfish good on cut bait, dough bait and worms at 5-15 ft. along grassy areas in the main lake, creek channels and shorelines. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.

NORTHWEST

Canton: May 30. Elevation 9 ft. below normal, water 70 and clear. White bass fair on crankbaits and slabs at 5-12 ft. in the main lake. Channel catfish fair on crickets and stinkbait at 2-8 ft. along riprap. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County

Ft. Supply: June 1. Elevation above normal, water clear. Channel catfish good on juglines baited with stinkbait, hair jigs and cut bait in the main lake and coves.  Walleye and white bass fair on spoons, slabs and trolling lures in the main lake along submerged sandbars. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: May 30. Elevation 13 1/3 ft. above normal, water 70 and muddy. All ramps are closed. Smallmouth bass excellent on crickets around points. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: June 2. Water 68 and murky. No anglers have been fishing on the river. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: May 31. The lake is in extreme flood stages. All access and ramps are unavailable. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: May 31. Elevation 12 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits along flooded bushes. White bass good on small jigs and spinnerbaits along culverts with current. Blue catfish good on a variety of catfish baits along shallow flooded flats. Crappie fair around culverts with current. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: May 31. Elevation 31 ft. above normal. There is little to no access to the dam. Below the dam water releases are slowly decreasing. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad off riprap on the east side of the spillway. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: June 1. Elevation normal, water 76 and murky. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures, jerk baits and plastic baits at 4-8 ft. around points, the discharge and shallows. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, worms, stinkbait and shrimp at 4-6 ft. along riprap, creek channels and points. White bass fair on crankbaits, sassy shad, jigs and cut bait at 8-10 ft. around points, creek channels and the discharge. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: May 31. Elevation above normal, water turbid. Channel catfish good on cut bait and worms in the river channel and re-regulation dam. The trout stream is closed in Beaver's Bend State Park but anglers are catching catfish below the re-regulation dam in Mt. Fork Park. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: May 31. Elevation 18 2/3 ft. above normal, water 68 and dropping. Flathead and channel catfish fair on sunfish at 15-30 ft. along riprap. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Murray: June 1. Elevation above normal, water 66 and stained. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on tube jigs, plastic baits and flukes at 4-12 ft. around points, weed beds and rocks. Channel catfish good on cut bait, crawfish, punch bait and worms at 5-15 ft. along coves, creek channels and riprap. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and tube jigs at 6-15 ft. around brush structure, docks and points. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: May 31. Elevation above normal, water murky. All recreation areas are closed due to the high waters. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver below the dam. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: May 31. Elevation normal, water muddy. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and Alabama rigs along creek channels and weed beds. Channel catfish excellent on punch bait and worms at 2-6 ft. along creek channels. Flathead catfish good on juglines baited with shad at 5 ft. along the river channel. Bluegill good on jigs and worms at 1-3 ft. along weed beds. Crappie slow on minnows along creek channels. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: May 31. Elevation above normal. All ramps are closed. Catfish good on red worms and cut bait in low areas. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Latimer and Pushmataha counties.

Texoma: May 31. Elevation 27 ft. above normal, water 62 and muddy in the north and murky in the south. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and minnows at 5-20 ft. along creek channels and riprap. Striped and white bass good on live shad, sassy shad and slabs at 10-20 ft. below the dam, the river channel and main lake. Channel and blue catfish good on worms, live bait and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. below the dam, in the main lake and shallows. Crappie and sunfish excellent on tube jigs, minnows and small lures at 5-15 ft. around brush structure, riprap and docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: May 31. Elevation dropping. Due to rainfall and flooding all fishing is slow. Largemouth bass slow below the dam. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ft. Cobb: June 1. Elevation above normal, water 72. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on worms and crawfish along channels and the main lake. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on shad and crawfish in the main lake and coves. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed Cotton County.

Tom Steed: June 1. Elevation above normal, water 63. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, stinkbait and shad on bottom along creek channels and flats. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows, jigs at 2-6 ft. around brush structure and rocks. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: June 1. Elevation normal, water 68. Blue and channel catfish good on stinkbait, punch bait and cut bait along creek channels, shorelines and riprap. Crappie slow on jigs around brush structure. Striped bass hybrids slow on minnows and sassy shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.