Thursday, July 30, 2015

Oklahoma Fishing Report 7/30/2015

Earl D. Harless caught the new lake record blue catfish at Fort Gibson Lake on July 16. It weighed in at 73.6 pounds and was 49.5 inches long.

CENTRAL

Draper: July 26. Elevation above normal, water 83 and murky. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver, stinkbait and crawfish around points and rocks. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and spinnerbaits around points, weed beds and standing timber. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around docks and brush structure. White bass good on topwater lures and small lures in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: July 27. Elevation above normal, water 82-86 and clear. Channel and blue catfish fair on punch bait and cut bait at 20-30 ft. along riprap and dam. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on lipless baits, grubs, sassy shad and gay blades at 2-6 ft. around points and the main lake. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and jigs at 3-10 ft. along shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around docks. Sunfish good on worms at 3-6 ft. around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: July 28. Elevation above normal, water murky to muddy. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait, chicken liver and punch bait in the main lake, around points and shorelines. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on cut bait, live bait and jigs along creek channels, riprap and points. Bluegill slow on worms along shorelines. Carp fair on dough bait in the discharge. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: July 26. Elevation above normal, water 83 and murky. White bass good on small lures and topwater lures in the main lake and around points. Saugeye fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around rocks and points. Channel and blue catfish good on chicken liver along riprap and rocks. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs and spinnerbaits around points and standing timber. Crappie good on minnows around docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: July 28. White bass fair on sassy shad and spoons surfacing at first light in the main lake. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: July 26. Elevation normal, water 92 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Channel catfish slow on cut bait and hotdogs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: July 27. Elevation 6 1/2 ft. above normal and dropping, water 90s and clear. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait and worms at 6-8 ft. along shorelines. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: July 27. Elevation normal, water 93 and murky. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait at 1 ft. off the bottom along the bridge on the main road.  Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: July 26. Elevation normal, water 92 and murky. Channel catfish slow on worms and stinkbait along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: July 26. Elevation dropping, water 70s and clearing. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on worms, shad and chicken liver at 7-9 ft. below the dam, along riprap and tailwater. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: July 26. Elevation normal, water 91. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around points. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along flats and shallows. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: July 28. Elevation above normal, water 92 and stained. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 6-12 ft. along points and the main lake. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 10-25 ft. in the main lake and river channel. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and buzz baits at 5-15 ft. along shallows and creek channels. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand: July 26. Elevation normal, water 82 and slightly murky. White bass good on rattletraps and 2 inch Go Go minnows in the main lake and Sailboat Bridge. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad and drifting cut bait at 15-30 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: July 27. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush structure and docks. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad and shrimp along shallows. Bluegill good on worms and grubs along weed beds and docks. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: July 27. Elevation normal, water 80. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 5-14 ft. below the dam, along tailwater and river channel. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, plastic baits, jerk baits and topwater lures 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: July 26. Elevation dropping, water 70s and clearing. Channel and blue catfish fair on worms, shad and stinkbait at 7-9 ft. below the dam, tailwaters and riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Keystone: July 27. Elevation above normal, water 79 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits around structure. White bass good on jigs, silver spoons and shad around points and humps. Striped bass good on shad, jigs and silver spoons along humps in the north end of the lake in the Whispering Hills area. Channel catfish good on cut bait. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in white, chartreuse and blue at 15-20 ft. around structure. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: July 26. Elevation normal, water 68 and murky. Trout slow on PowerBait below the dam. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

McMurtry: July 27. Elevation normal, water upper 70s to low 80s and semi clear. Flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad and hotdogs around docks, brush structure and docks. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs on bottom around docks, brush structure and creek channels. Report submitted by Jared Avilez.

Oologah: July 26. Elevation 6 ft. above normal and falling, water 82 and murky. White bass fair trolling crankbaits at 5-10 ft. along flats. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait and shad at 15-25 ft. along flats. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits at 6-10 ft. along rocks. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: July 27. Elevation above normal, water upper 80s and clear. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure. Channel and blue catfish fair on worms, stinkbait and chicken liver at 15-25 ft. along coves. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County

Sooner: July 28. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass, striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: July 26. Elevation normal, water 93. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits along coves and points. Channel catfish good on cut bait and shad along flats and shallows. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Walleye fair on crankbaits and jigs along flats and shallows. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: July 27. Elevation 9 ft. above normal and steady, water clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on topwater lures near stickups and on plastic baits and spinnerbaits from the surface to 15 ft. around brush structure, the main lake and points. Channel, flathead and blue catfish fair on punch bait, cut bait and worms at 15-25 ft. along flats, points and creek channels. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.

Webbers Falls: July 27. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth fair on bill baits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits along brush structure and riprap. Blue and flathead catfish fair on shad and sunfish below the dam, along the river channel and riprap. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: July 26. Elevation below normal, water clear. Channel catfish good on cut bait, worms and shrimp at 12-18 ft. in the main lake. White bass fair on slabs and crankbaits at 7-12 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: July 25. Elevation 5 ft. above normal and dropping, water 75 and stained. All boat ramps are open. Use extreme caution on the water. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on topwater lures, spinnerbaits and worms from the surface to 6 ft. along weed beds and flats. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 12-18 ft. around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: July 27. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and punch bait at 4-8 ft. along shorelines, channels, rocks and deeper pools. Smallmouth, spotted and largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and grubs at 1-6 ft. around brush structure, rocks and sandbars. Flathead catfish fair on sunfish and worms at 3-8 ft. around brush structure, rocks and longer, deeper pools. Sunfish and bluegill excellent on tube jigs, small lures and crickets at 1-3 ft. along flats, shorelines and sandbars. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Eufaula: July 26. Elevation dropping, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits at 2-8 ft. around docks and points. Blue catfish slow on live shad and stinkbait at 3-15 ft. below the dam and around rocks. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows and jigs at 6-20 ft. around bridges. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Konawa: July 26. Elevation normal, water 87 and clear. Largemouth bass good on jerk bait, plastic baits and crankbaits at 8-14 ft. around points, weed beds and creek channels. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, worms, stinkbait and cut bait at 6-12 ft. in the inlet, creek channels and discharge. White bass fair on crankbaits, slabs and jigs at 12-16 ft. in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: July 26. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout good on PowerBait and caddis flies below the dam and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Murray: July 27. Elevation normal, water 78 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on topwater lures, plastic baits and crankbaits from the surface to 20 ft. around points, weed beds and rocks. Sunfish and bluegill good on minnows, jigs, worms and small lures at 3-8 ft. along shallows, weed beds and docks. Channel catfish fair on crawfish, punch bait, worms and cut bait at 8-20 ft. along rocks, creek channels and riprap. White bass fair on jigs, topwater lures, crankbaits and sassy shad from the surface to 15 ft. around points, the main lake and creek channels. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Robert S. Kerr: July 26. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 2-4 ft. along weed beds and creek channels. Flathead and blue catfish good noodling and on juglines baited with shad at 6-8 ft. in the main lake and creek channels. Channel catfish excellent on punch bait and worms along flats, sandbar and Canadian River with the current. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Texoma: July 26. Elevation 19 ft. above normal, water 82 and clear in the north and murky in the south. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on plastic baits, topwater lures and crankbaits from the surface to 20 ft. around brush structure, creek channels and points. Striped and white bass good on live shad, sassy shad and topwater lures from the surface to 20 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and main lake. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, worms and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. below the dam, along riprap and points. Crappie and sunfish slow on minnows and tube jigs and small lures at 5-15 ft. along riprap, creek channels and docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

SOUTHWEST

Foss: July 22. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal, water upper 70s and clear. Catfish fair on stinkbait in the north end of the lake. Striped bass hybrids slow on lures and live bait in deep water. Crappie slow. Walleye slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: July 27. Elevation above normal, water 87. Saugeye fair on worms and jigs along shorelines and rocks. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on live shad in the main lake. Channel, flathead and blue catfish slow on cut bait and chicken liver in the main lake and coves. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed Cotton County.

Tom Steed: July 28. Elevation normal, water 75. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and shad at 15 ft. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: July 27. Elevation normal, water 77. Striped bass hybrids slow on sassy shad around points. Blue and channel catfish fair on hotdogs, stinkbait and cut bait in the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows around brush structure. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.