Thursday, June 25, 2015

Oklahoma Fishing Report

American Horse Lake is closed to boating until September 1, 2015.
CENTRAL

Arcadia: June 23. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal, water 81 and murky. Largemouth bass good on salt craws and creature baits at 5-8 ft. on rocky points and standing timber. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. on marked brush piles and the fishing dock. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad, punch bait and chicken liver around rocky points and along the dam. White bass good on slabs at 12-15 ft. along submerged humps and trolling rooster tails along the dam. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

Draper: June 21. Elevation above normal, water 74 and murky. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait along the river channel and riprap. Largemouth bass good on jerk bait and plastic baits around points and rocks. Crappie fair on minnows around docks. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: June 22. Elevation above normal, water 74-78 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush structure and riprap. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on grubs, lipless baits and minnows around points, riprap and docks. Walleye fair on lipless baits, worms and PowerBait around points and riprap and good drifting live bait harnesses across points. Channel catfish fair on punch bait and dough bait along riprap. Crappie slow on minnows along riprap. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: June 23. Elevation normal, water murky to muddy. Striped bass hybrids fair on cut bait, shrimp, jigs and crawdad tails in the main lake. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad and live bait in the river in the discharge and the main lake. Carp fair on dough bait in the discharge. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: June 21. Elevation above normal, water 74 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along coves and points. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, stinkbait and punch bait along channels and riprap. Saugeye fair on plastic baits and sassy shad around points and rocks. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: June 22. Elevation above normal, water murky. White bass slow on Alabama rigs and sassy shad on the surface in coves and the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows along standing timber. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: June 22. Elevation normal, water murky. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait along shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits along shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: June 23. Elevation 11 1/2 ft. above normal, water 80s 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, crappie and channel catfish slow on jigs and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: June 22. Elevation normal, water muddy. Sunfish excellent on worms and corn along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Chandler: June 22. Elevation above normal, water murky. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and sunfish along shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and buzz baits along coves and weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: June 22. Elevation rising, water upper 60s and murky. Anglers and boaters need to continue to use caution on and near the water due to extremely high lake levels. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on worms and shad at 7-10 ft. below the dam, along riprap and flooded areas. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: June 21. Elevation rising, water 84. Largemouth bass fair on jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits along coves and shallows. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks and brush structure. Channel catfish good on cut bait and shad along flats and shallows. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: June 22. Elevation above normal, water 82 and clear. White bass fair trolling in-line spinnerbaits and small crankbaits around points. Fishing is slower because of scattered schools and high water volumes. Blue catfish fair on live shad and cut bait along creek channels and coves. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand: June 23. Elevation above normal, water 80 and murky. Crappie fair on sassy shad and Go Go minnows at 10 ft. around brush structure. White bass good on spoons, Fle Fly bendable minnows and shad in the main lake, Elk River and Honey Creek. Blue and channel catfish good on live shad and shad at 10-20 ft. in the main lake, shallows and rocks. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: June 23. Elevation above normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and crankbaits around points and rocks. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and shad on bottom along channels and shallows. Bluegill good on grubs and worms around docks and weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: June 21. Elevation 15 ft. above normal and steady, water 74. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, shad and worms at 5-13 ft. below the dam, along shorelines and the river channel. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits, spinnerbaits and jerk baits at 4-10 ft. around brush structure, shorelines and riprap. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: June 22. Elevation 22 ft. above normal and rising, water upper 60s and murky. Boaters and anglers need to continue to use caution when on and near the lake due to high lake levels. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on worms and shad at 7-10 ft. below the dam, along riprap and flooded areas. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: June 22. Elevation above normal, water 75 and stained. Striped bass, white bass and striped bass hybrids good on sassy shad, topwater lures and live shad below the dam; activity is best at times of release. Flathead, channel and blue catfish good on live bait, worms, cut bait and stinkbait below the dam. Paddlefish excellent below the dam. Walleye fair on crankbaits and sassy shad below the dam. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: June 22. Elevation 21 ft. above normal, water 71 and muddy. Most boat ramps are still closed. Blue catfish slow on cut bait along the river channel. White bass slow on spinnerbaits along riprap. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits along shorelines. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: June 21. Elevation above normal, water dingy. Trout good on PowerBait and worms below the dam, in channels and deep holes when there is no current. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

McMurtry: June 23. Elevation normal, water mid 70s and semi-murky. White bass good on crankbaits at 4-6 ft. around points and the main lake. Crappie good on minnows, worms and jigs at 6-10 ft. around docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Jared Avilez.

Oologah: June 21. Elevation 17 ft. above normal, water 68 and murky. Flathead and blue catfish fair on limb lines baited with live bait at 4-8 ft. along flooded trees. White bass fair trolling crankbaits at 5-10 ft. along flats. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: June 21. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water upper 80s and clear. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live shad at 15-25 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County

Sooner: June 22. Elevation normal, water murky. Striped bass hybrids, white bass and striped bass good on live shad in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait along channels and points. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: June 21. Elevation normal, water 88. Largemouth bass fair on jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits along coves and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks and brush structure. Walleye fair on crankbaits along flats. Bluegill good on crickets and worms along weed beds and shallows. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Webbers Falls: June 23. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush structure, weed beds and rocks. Blue and flathead catfish good on shad, sunfish and shrimp along riprap, the river channel and tailwaters. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: June 20. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 78 and clear. White bass, striped bass hybrids and walleye fair on crankbaits at 5-12 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: June 22. Elevation normal, water murky. White bass good on worms and jigs below the dam. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait along riprap. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: June 21. Elevation 15 ft. above normal and dropping, water 70 and very stained. Carp excellent on dough bait, hotdogs and worms from the surface to 2 ft. in the inlet, creek channels and shallows. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: June 22. Elevation above normal, water 76 and clear. Channel catfish excellent on stinkbait, worms and chicken liver at 2-6 ft. around brush structure, rocks and sandbars. Flathead catfish good on live bait, sunfish and worms at 1-5 ft. along rocks, channels and shallows. Smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and tube jigs at 1-7 ft. around brush structure, rocks and weed beds. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: June 21. Elevation above normal, water 73. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs and spoons at 20 ft. around standing timber and the river channel. Channel catfish good on worms at 5-10 ft. along channels, the river mouth and rocks. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: June 21. Elevation 12 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits along flooded brush. White bass fair on jigs under bridges and culverts with current. Blue catfish good on a variety of catfish bait along rocky areas. Crappie fair on jigs around bridges and culverts with current. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: June 21. Elevation above normal, water 70. Blue catfish good on cut bait, shad and worms at 5-15 ft. in the tailwaters. Crappie fair on jigs at 10-15 ft. in the tailwaters. Flathead catfish fair on shad at 15-25 ft. in the tailwaters. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Lower Mountain Fork: June 21. Elevation above normal, water clear. Trout good on PowerBait along rocks. Walleye good on in-line spinnerbaits and small lures along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Lower Mountain Fork: June 24. Stocked 2,250 lbs., approximately 1,035 rainbow trout. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Regional Office.

McGee Creek: June 21. Elevation 18 1/2 ft. above normal and rising, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits at 2-10 ft. around standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Murray: June 23. Elevation above normal, water 72 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 4-12 ft. around points, weed beds and rocks. Channel catfish good on cut bait, punch bait, minnows and worms at 3-10 ft. along rocks, standing timber and coves. White bass fair on topwater lures, sassy shad, jigs and crankbaits from the surface to 20 ft. in the main lake, points and creek channels. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows, sassy shad and small lures at 7-18 ft. around brush structure, tailwaters and points. Sunfish and bluegill good on minnows, jigs and worms at 3-8 ft. along the sandbar and shallows. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: June 21. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on sassy shad, crankbaits and Baby Brush Hawgs along coves and points. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs along shallows. Channel catfish good on chicken liver around standing timber and creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: June 21. Elevation normal, water murky. Flathead catfish excellent noodling in creek channels and rocks. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and live shad drift fishing and juglines along creek channels and flats. Crappie fair on minnows at 8-10 ft. around standing timber and creek channels. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, crawfish colored jigs, chartreuse square bill crankbaits and PowerBait at 4-8 ft. along weed beds, the main lake and points; use crankbaits to locate fish then slow down and fish the area with jigs and soft plastic baits. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: June 21. Elevation above normal, water 77. The Potato Hill south boat ramp is open. Largemouth bass fair to good on submerged trees, flats, creek channels and points. Catfish good on juglines at 12-14 ft. Crappie fair at 8-10 ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Latimer and Pushmataha counties

Texoma: June 21. Elevation 27 ft. above normal, water 68 and muddy. The main highways are closed and there is very little access to fishing areas. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits, crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 10-20 ft. along shorelines, riprap and points. Striped bass and white bass good on cut bait, live shad and sassy shad at 10-30 ft. below the dam and river channel. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, worms, stinkbait and live bait at 10-20 ft. below the dam, Washita River and upper Red River. Crappie and sunfish slow on minnows and tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: June 21. Elevation 18 1/2 ft. above normal with gates closed, water 73 and murky. Blue catfish fair on chicken liver below the dam and in channels. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: June 21. Elevation above normal, water murky. One flood gate is still open. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, worms and shad below the dam. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: June 23. Elevation 6 1/2 ft. below normal with gates closed, water mid-70s. Striped bass hybrids fair on live bait surfacing in the evenings. Catfish good on stinkbait and live bait. Walleye slow. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: June 22. Elevation above normal, water 75. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad in the channels and the main lake. Saugeye good on crankbaits and jigs around points and shorelines. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on sassy shad around points. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed Cotton County.

Lawtonka: June 21. Elevation above normal, water clear. Saugeye fair on live bait and small lures in the main lake and points. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait in the main lake and points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: June 22. Elevation above normal, water 70. Blue catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait and shad at 8-15 ft. along flats. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: June 22. Elevation above normal, water 70. Blue, flathead and channel catfish good on stinkbait, cut bait and shad along riprap and spillway. Striped bass hybrids slow on minnows and sassy shad along riprap and shorelines. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.