Saturday, June 20, 2015

Oklahoma Fishing Report

Grady Kirkes of Tuskahoma caught the new lake record crappie at Sardis Lake on May 24. It weighed in at 2.6 pounds and was 16.5 inches long.
CENTRAL

Arcadia: June 16. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and square bill baits at 6-8 ft. around rocky points and standing timber. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around marked brush piles. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut shad, punch bait and chicken liver around rocky points and along the dam. White bass good trolling rattletraps along the dam and on slabs at 12-15 ft. along submerged humps. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

Draper: June 15. Elevation above normal, water 76 and stained. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait along riprap and docks. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, topwater lures and spinnerbaits around standing timber and points. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: June 15. Elevation above normal, water 72-76 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, plastic baits and buzz baits along shorelines. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on grubs and minnows along shorelines. Channel and blue catfish good on punch bait, stinkbait and cut bait along shorelines and the inlet. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks. Walleye fair on grubs and sassy shad along shorelines. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: June 17. Elevation normal, water clear to murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, chicken liver and live bait in the main lake, along shorelines and points. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on cut bait, shrimp, crawfish and jigs along riprap and shorelines. Bluegill and sunfish fair on worms along shorelines. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: June 15. Elevation above normal, water 76 and stained. Many boat ramps, fishing docks and areas are still closed due to high water levels. Please contact the park office for current openings. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, topwater lures and spinnerbaits around coves, standing timber and points. Saugeye and white bass slow on crankbaits and plastic baits around points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait along riprap and river channel. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: June 15. Elevation above normal, water murky. Channel and blue catfish good on worms, stinkbait and shrimp around brush structure and mouth of creeks. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around brush structure. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: June 14. Elevation normal, water murky. Channel catfish good on punch bait, worms and minnows along shorelines and weed beds. Crappie slow on minnows around docks. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits and sassy shad around standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: June 15. Elevation above normal, water 70s and clear. Both Corps of Engineers boat ramps on the north and south side of the lake are still closed at this time due to high water. Largemouth bass, striped bass hybrids and crappie slow on jigs and worms at 2-6 ft. below the dam. Channel and blue catfish slow on worms at 8-10 ft. along riprap. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: June 16. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows at 4 ft. around the crappie dock. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: June 14. Elevation above normal, water murky. Channel catfish good on cut bait, minnows and worms along shorelines and the dam. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits along weed beds. Crappie slow on minnows around docks and the boat ramp. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: June 14. Elevation 16 ft. above normal and rising, water 60s and murky. Boaters should use caution while on the lake. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on worms, shad and chicken liver at 6-8 ft. below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: June 13. Elevation normal, water 84. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and jigs along coves and shallows. Channel catfish fair on shad and cut bait along flats and shallows. Bluegill good on crickets and worms along coves, shallows and weed beds. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Grand: June 15. Elevation above normal, water 78 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows, tube jigs and Go Go minnows at 10 ft. around brush structure. White bass good on Fle Fly bendable minnows. Blue and channel catfish good on shad and worms at 15-20 ft. along shallows and rocks. Largemouth bass fair on jigs around brush structure. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: June 15. Elevation above normal, water 71 and stained. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush structure, rocks and weed beds. Channel catfish good on cut bait and worms along shallows. Bluegill good on worms around docks and weed beds. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: June 14. Elevation 12 ft. above normal and steady, water 72. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, shad and worms at 5-14 ft. below the dam, along riprap and the river channel. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and jerk bait at 4-15 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and points. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: June 14. Elevation 24 ft. above normal and rising, water 60s and murky. Boaters should use caution while on the lake. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, worms and shad at 6-10 ft. below the dam and flooded areas. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: June 15. Elevation 21 ft. above normal, water 78 and murky. Boat ramp below the dam is closed. Catfish and striped bass good below the dam in tailwaters. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: June 16. Elevation rising, water 72 and muddy. Only one boat ramp is open and it is at Keystone State Park. White and striped bass good on small lures around points. Channel catfish fair on worms along shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits along shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: June 14. Elevation above normal, water 61 and clear. All fishing is slow due to flooding from large releases from Tenkiller dam. Trout slow on PowerBait and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

McMurtry: June 15. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 68-70 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-10 ft. around docks, rocks and points. Channel catfish good on minnows, worms and shad on bottom around docks, rocks and brush structure. Report submitted by Jared Avilez.

Oologah: June 14. Elevation 18 ft. above normal, water 68 and murky. Most parks and boat ramps are still closed. Blue, flathead and channel catfish fair on live bait at 3-6 ft. along flooded trees. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: June 15. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water low 80s and clear. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver and worms at 5-10 ft. along creek channels. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live shad at 10-20 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County

Sooner: June 15. Elevation normal, water murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish slow on cut bait in the main lake. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: June 13. Elevation normal, water 84. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and jigs around coves and points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Channel catfish good on cut bait and shad along shallows and flats. Walleye fair on crankbaits along flats. Bluegill good on crickets and worms along shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: June 15. Elevation 22 ft. above normal and falling, water stained. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, topwater lures and crankbaits at 1-15 ft. along creek channels, shorelines and points. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on flip-flops, minnows, chicken liver and worms at 20-40 ft. along flats, river channel, shallows and flooded shorelines. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.

Webbers Falls: June 15. Elevation above normal, water 75 and muddy. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along creek channels and brush structure. Blue, flathead and channel catfish good on shad along the river channel and rocks. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: June 13. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 73 and clear. Channel catfish good on crickets and stinkbait at 2-10 ft. along riprap and the main lake. White bass, striped bass hybrids and walleye good on crankbaits and slabs at 5-12 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: June 15. Elevation above normal, water murky. White bass fair on minnows and trolling rigs in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: June 13. Elevation 11 ft. above normal and dropping, water 72 and muddy. All ramps are still closed. Bluegill fair on crickets, worms and midges from the surface to 4 ft. in coves and creek channels. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: June 15. Elevation above normal, water 73 and murky. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, worms and stinkbait at 2-7 ft. along channels, brush structure and points. Approximately 4,400 channel catfish were stocked on June 10-11. Flathead catfish fair on worms, sunfish and live bait at 2-5 ft. along rocks, channels and sandbars; best at night. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: June 16. Lake is still at flood stage. The Carson Creek north boat ramp is open. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, flukes and Alabama rigs. Catfish good on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait and worms. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: June 14. Elevation 7 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic baits around flooded brush. White bass fair around bridges and culverts with current. Blue catfish fair on a variety of catfish baits around rocky areas. Crappie fair around bridges and culverts with current. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: June 14. Elevation above normal, water 68 and muddy. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits. Blue catfish good on cut bait, worms and shad at 5-15 ft. below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: June 16. Elevation normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits, topwater lures and plastic baits at 4-6 ft. along shallows, riprap and weed beds. Channel catfish good on worms, stinkbait, dough bait and punch bait at 6-8 ft. along riprap, points and discharge. White bass fair on cut bait, jigs, slabs and sassy shad at 8-12 ft. along channels, discharge and creek channels. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: June 14. Elevation above normal, water clear. Trout good on PowerBait along creek channels and rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: June 14. Elevation 17 ft. above normal, water 75 and murky. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits at 6-20 ft. around standing timber, weed beds and rocks. Channel and flathead catfish slow on juglines and trotlines baited with sunfish at 10-25 ft. along riprap. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Murray: June 16. Elevation above normal, water 70 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on buzz baits, tube jigs and plastic baits at 3-12 ft. along rocks, weed beds and points. Channel catfish good on crawfish, worms, punch bait and shrimp at 4-10 ft. around rocks, channels and riprap. White bass fair on crankbaits, sassy shad, minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. in the main lake, around points and creek channels. Crappie slow on jigs, tube jigs, small lures and minnows at 4-12 ft. around brush structure, rocks and standing timber. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: June 14. Elevation above normal, water murky. Recreation areas are still closed due to high water. Channel catfish good on cut bait and worms along coves and shorelines. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: June 14. Elevation normal, water murky. Flathead and blue catfish excellent on juglines baited with shad at 1-5 ft. and noodling along shorelines. Channel catfish good on punch bait and worms along creek channels. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits at 2-4 ft. along weed beds and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows at 5-8 ft. along creek channels and standing timber. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: June 15. Elevation above normal, water 72. One boat ramp is open. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits along shallows. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and shad at 10-14 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-12 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Latimer and Pushmataha counties

Texoma: June 13. Elevation above normal, water 68 and muddy in the north and murky in the south. Largemouth and smallmouth bass slow on plastic baits and crankbaits around brush structure and standing timber. Striped and white bass good on cut bait, sassy shad and live shad at 10-20 ft. below the dam and river channel. Channel and blue catfish good on live shad, stinkbait and worms below the dam and Washita River. Crappie and sunfish fair on tube jigs, minnows and small lures at 5-10 ft. around brush structure, riprap and docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: June 14. Elevation 21 ft. above normal and dropping, water 71 and murky. Blue catfish slow on chicken liver along channels and the spillway. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: June 14. Elevation above normal, water murky. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, worms and chicken liver below the dam. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Ft. Cobb: June 15. Elevation above normal, water 73. Blue and channel catfish good on shad and shrimp along creek channels and coves. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on live shad in the main lake. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed Cotton County.

Lawtonka: June 14. Elevation above normal, water clear. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait along creek channels and points. Saugeye fair on minnows and small lures in the main lake and channels. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: June 16. Elevation above normal, water 68. Blue and channel catfish fair on stinkbait along flats. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: June 15. Elevation normal, water 70. Blue and channel catfish good on stinkbait, minnows and cut bait along riprap. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Striped bass hybrids slow on live shad and sassy shad along shorelines. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.