Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Oklahoma Fishing Report

Three-year-old Raife Schwark caught his first fish on June 26 at Boomer Lake in Stillwater. 
CENTRAL

Arcadia: June 29. Elevation normal, water 83 and murky. Largemouth bass good on swim baits and Alabama rigs at 6-10 ft. around rocky points and standing timber. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around marked brush piles and fishing docks. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad, punch bait and crawdads around rocky points and along the north end of the dam. White bass fair on slabs at 12-15 ft. along submerged humps and on white grubs while surfacing in the mornings. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

Draper: June 28. Elevation above normal, water 78 and murky. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around points, weed beds and rocks. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and punch bait along standing timber, rocks and coves. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and points. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: June 29. Elevation above normal, water 80-84 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 3-10 ft. along shallows and shorelines. Channel and blue catfish good on punch bait, cut bait and worms along shorelines. Walleye slow on live bait around points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along docks and riprap. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: June 30. Elevation normal, water murky to muddy. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on minnows and jigs along creek channels and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on live bait, chicken liver, cut bait and worms at the discharge, along shorelines and the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at the discharge. Carp fair on dough bait at the discharge. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: June 28. Elevation above normal, water 78 and murky. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits along standing timber and weed beds. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and punch bait along riprap, rocks and points. White bass and Saugeye fair on plastic baits, sassy shad, jigs and crankbaits in the main lake and around points. Crappie slow on tube jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: June 29. Elevation above normal, water murky. White bass fair on sassy shad and spoons surfacing at first light in coves and the main lake. Channel and blue catfish fair on worms and chicken liver along creek channels. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: June 29. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic baits around standing timber. Crappie slow on minnows around docks. Channel catfish fair on worms, punch bait and hotdogs along shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: June 29. Elevation 9 1/2 ft. above normal, water 80s and clear. The north boat ramp is now open and the south boat ramp is still closed. Channel and blue catfish slow on worms and cut bait at 4-8 ft. along shorelines and docks. Largemouth bass, striped bass hybrids and crappie slow on jigs and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: June 30. Elevation normal, water 88 and murky. Saugeye fair on minnows and hair jigs in the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at the crappie dock. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Chandler: June 29. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits along weed beds. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and worms around docks and boat ramp. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: June 28. Elevation 9 ft. above normal and dropping, water 60s and clearing. Anglers and boaters should use caution in and around the lake due to high lake levels. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on worms and shad at 7-9 ft. below the dam and the main lake. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: June 28. Elevation normal, water 85. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, topwater lures and jigs along coves and shallows. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along flats and riprap. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Bluegill good on crickets and worms along shorelines, shallows and weed beds. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Grand: June 29. Elevation above normal, water 80 and slightly murky. Crappie fair on tube jigs, minnows and Go Go minnows at 10 ft. around docks and brush structure. White bass good on spinnerbaits and Go Go minnows in the main lake, Elk River and Honey Creek in evenings. Blue and channel catfish good on limb lines baited with live shad at 15-20 ft. along shallows and rocks. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: June 29. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and points. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and shad along rocks and shallows. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: June 28. Elevation 11 ft. above normal and steady, water 77. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, shad and live shad at 6-15 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and riprap. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, spinnerbaits, jerk baits and plastic baits at 4-16 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and points. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: June 28. Elevation 20 ft. above normal and dropping, water 60s and clearing. Anglers and boaters should use caution while on and near the water due to high water levels. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on worms, shad and live bait at 6-9 ft. along riprap, weed beds and flooded vegetation. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: June 30. Elevation 17 ft. above normal, water 84 and murky. White bass good under bridges. Channel and blue catfish good along flooded willows. Crappie fair under bridges. Paddlefish good to excellent below the dam. Striped bass good on topwater lures and shad below the dam. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Keystone: June 30. Elevation above normal, water 74. Blue catfish good on cut bait along channels. White bass good on spinnerbaits around points. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: June 28. Elevation above normal, water 65 and dingy. More water is being released due to the high water levels in Lake Tenkiller making fishing difficult. Trout slow on worms and punch bait below the dam and eddies. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

McMurtry: June 30. Elevation normal, water mid 70s and semi-clear. Channel catfish good on live shad, worm and chicken liver at 6-12 ft. along docks and sandbar. White bass good on crankbaits at 4-6 ft. along sandbar. Report submitted by Jared Avilez.

Oologah: June 28. Elevation 12 ft. above normal and dropping, water 70 and murky. Some boat ramps and campgrounds have reopened. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines baited with shad at 5-15 ft. along flats. White bass fair trolling crankbaits at 5-10 ft. along flats. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: June 29. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water mid 80s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live shad at 20-30 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County

Sooner: June 29. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait along channels and points. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits along shorelines. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: June 28. Elevation normal, water 86. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jigs along coves, shallows and weed beds. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along flats, shallows and riprap. Bluegill good on crickets and worms along shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Walleye fair on crankbaits along riprap and flats. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: June 29. Elevation 20 ft. above normal and falling, water stained. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and plastic baits at 3-10 ft. along shorelines and brush structure. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, worms and punch bait at 20 ft. in the main lake and flats. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.

Webbers Falls: June 29. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and rogues around brush structure and channels. Blue and flathead catfish good on shad and sunfish along channels, rocks and tailwaters. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: June 27. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 78 and clear. Channel catfish fair on minnows and crickets at 2-12 ft. along riprap. White bass, striped bass hybrids and walleye fair on crankbaits and slabs at 7-13 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: June 29. Elevation normal, water murky. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms and stinkbait in the main lake. White bass fair on worms and jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: June 27. Elevation 12 ft. above normal and dropping, water 78 and stained to muddy. All ramps are closed to fishing, boating or any other vessels. Bluegill excellent on caddis flies, nymphs and midges along coves, riprap and weed beds. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: June 29. Channel catfish excellent on stinkbait, worms and cut bait at 1-6 ft. along channels, shorelines and rocks. Flathead catfish good on sunfish, worms and minnows at 1-8 ft. along channels, rocks and deeper pools around current and banks. Spotted, smallmouth and largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jerk baits at 2-5 ft. along weed beds, brush structure and just off current behind structures. Sunfish and bluegill good on crickets, grasshoppers, grubs and small lures at 1-3 ft. along shallows, sandbars and shorelines.Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: June 28. Elevation above normal, water 76. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, slabs and plastic baits at 10-15 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and rocks. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, worms, sunfish and punch bait at 4-6 ft. along channels, the river mouth and river channel. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: June 28. Elevation 11 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic baits along flooded brush. White bass fair on spinnerbaits and spoons along bridges and culverts with current. Blue catfish fair on a variety of baits along rocky areas and deeper flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around standing timber and culverts with current. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: June 28. Elevation above normal, water 72 and muddy. Blue catfish excellent on cut bait and shad at 5-15 ft. below the dam. Crappie fair on jigs at 15-25 ft. below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: June 28. Elevation normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, plastic baits and topwater lures along coves, weed beds and shallows and good on plastic baits along riprap of the dam at night. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, shrimp, worms and punch bait at 6-10 ft. along creek channels, discharge and points. White bass fair on cut bait, slabs, tube jigs and crankbaits at 8-10 ft. along coves, the discharge and main lake. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: June 28. 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 25. Stocked 2,014 lbs., approximately 1,331 rainbow trout. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Regional Office.

McGee Creek: June 28. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits around points. Channel catfish good on juglines, trotlines and rod-and-reel baited with chicken liver. Crappie fair on minnows along flooded timber. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Murray: June 29. Elevation above normal, water 74 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, plastic baits and tube jigs at 5-15 ft. around points, weed beds and standing timber. Channel catfish good on crawfish, stinkbait, worms and punch bait at 4-12 ft. along riprap, rocks and shallows. Sunfish good on jigs, worms, minnows and small lures at 3-6 ft. along sandbars, shallows and weed beds. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: June 28. 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 28. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on natural colored spinnerbaits, worms and dark colored jigs at 6-8 ft. around brush structure and coves. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 8 ft. around standing timber and the main lake. Flathead catfish excellent noodling at 2-6 ft. along rocks. Blue catfish good on juglines baited with live shad and drifting creek channels and rocks. Channel catfish fair on worms and punch bait at 2-5 ft. along creek channels. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: June 29. Elevation above normal, water 78. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. along brush structure and standing timber. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on buzz baits, worms, topwater lures and spinnerbaits at 2-8 ft. along brush structure, weed beds and points. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad at 6-10 ft. along channels and shorelines. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Latimer and Pushmataha counties

Texoma: June 28. Elevation 25 ft. above normal, water 77 and muddy. Very little access to fishing areas. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on jigs, crankbaits and plastic baits at 5-20 ft. along brush structure, shorelines and where the water is starting to clear in the creek channels. Striped and white bass good on live shad, cut bait and sassy shad at 10-20 ft. below the dam and river channel. Channel and blue catfish good on worms, stinkbait and live bait at 10-20 ft. below the dam, the upper Red River and Washita River. Crappie and sunfish slow on minnows, tube jigs and small lures around brush structure, docks and upper end of creeks that are clearing up. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: June 28. Elevation dropping, water 75 and murky. Blue catfish good on chicken liver at 8-12 ft. below the dam. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits at 2-6 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: June 29. Elevation above normal with one floodgate still open, water 81. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Ft. Cobb: June 30. Elevation above normal, water 78. Striped bass hybrids good on live shad in the main lake. blue and channel catfish good on crawfish and cut bait around points. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed Cotton County.

Lawtonka: June 29. Elevation above normal, water 82 and clear. Saugeye fair on minnows, small lures and spinnerbaits in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: June 30. Elevation above normal, water 70. Blue and channel catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait and stinkbait on bottom along flats. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: June 29. Elevation normal, water 72. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, stinkbait and punch bait below the dam, along shorelines and riprap. Crappie slow on minnows around brush structure. Striped bass hybrids slow on live shad and sassy shad in the main lake, around points and riprap. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.