Thursday, July 9, 2015

Oklahoma Weekly Fishing Report

Cody Franklin Morris recently caught and released this 10.33 pound largemouth bass at Cedar Lake. 
CENTRAL

Arcadia: July 7. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal, water 83 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on Carolina rigs at 6-10 ft. on submerged humps and road beds. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around marked brush piles and fishing docks. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut shad, punch bait and cut carp around rocky points. White bass fair on slabs at 12-15 ft. along submerged humps and on white grubs while surfacing early in the morning. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

Draper: July 5. Elevation above normal, water 78 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits and Alabama rigs along weed beds and standing timber. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Channel and blue catfish fair on crawfish, stinkbait and cut bait along riprap and points. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: July 7. Elevation normal, water 80-84 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on jigs, spinnerbaits and crawfish along coves and riprap. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on lipless baits and grubs along shorelines. Walleye slow on minnows, worms and crankbaits in the main lake. Channel and blue catfish fair on punch bait, dough bait and cut bait at 12-20 ft. along shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: July 6. Elevation above normal, water murky to muddy. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, live bait and chicken liver in the main lake, along shorelines and in the discharge. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on cut bait, shrimp, crawfish and jigs along the river channel and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs in the discharge. Carp fair on dough bait in the discharge. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: July 5. Elevation above normal, water 78 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and standing timber. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait and crawfish along channels, riprap and points. Saugeye slow on crankbaits, sassy shad and plastic baits around points and rocks. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: July 6. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel and blue catfish good on worms and cut bait along riprap and creek channels. White bass good on Alabama rigs, spoons and sassy shad in the main lake at first light. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: July 6. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits at 5-8 ft. around standing timber. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 8-10 ft. around brush structure and docks. Channel catfish slow on sunfish and chicken liver along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: July 6. Elevation 7 1/2 ft. above normal and dropping, water 80s and clear. Both boat ramps on the north and south side of the lake are now open. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and worms at 4-8 ft. around docks and rocks. Largemouth bass, crappie and channel catfish slow on jigs and worms. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: July 6. Elevation normal, water 90 and cloudy. Crappie fair on blue and white jigs along the bridge on the main road. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver 1 ft. off bottom along the bridge on the main road. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Chandler: July 6. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits and plastic baits along shorelines and weed beds. Channel catfish slow on goldfish, minnows and worms along shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows along docks and the dam. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: July 5. Elevation 8 ft. above normal and dropping, water 70s and clearing. Boaters and anglers should continue to use caution near and on the water. Floating debris still remains a hazard for boaters. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on shad, chicken liver and sunfish at 4-8 ft. along channels, below the dam and tailwaters. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: July 5. Elevation normal, water 87. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures, plastic baits and spinnerbaits along coves, points and weed beds. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along riprap and shallows. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Bluegill good on crickets, worms and jigs along coves, shallows and weed beds. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: July 2. Elevation above normal, water 82 and stained. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 10-15 ft. around points and the main lake. Blue, flathead and channel catfish fair on live bait, shad and cut bait in the main lake, below the dam and in the discharge. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand: July 6. Elevation above normal, water 80 and slightly murky. Crappie fair on Go Go minnows and tube jigs at 10 ft. around brush structure. White bass good on spoons and Fle Fly bendable minnows along flats, points and the north end of the lake. Blue and channel catfish good on live shad, shad and cut bait along points and flats. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: July 7. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits around brush structure and rocks. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait, shad and shrimp along shallows and coves. Crappie slow on minnows and tube jigs around docks and brush structure. Bluegill good on worms along weed beds and shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: July 5. Elevation 7 ft. above normal, water 77. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, shad and worms at 6-14 ft. below the dam, tailwaters and river channel. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits, spinnerbaits, small lures and jerk baits at 5-10 ft. around brush structure, riprap and points. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: July 5. Elevation 14 ft. above normal and dropping, water 70s and clearing. Boaters and anglers should use caution on and near the lake due to floating debris from high water levels. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, shad and sunfish at 4-9 ft. below the dam, along creek channels and tailwaters. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: July 7. Elevation 12 ft. above normal, water 80 and clear. Pioneer and Bear Creek boat ramps are open. White bass and crappie fair to good under bridges. Striped bass and catfish good below the dam. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Keystone: July 7. Elevation above normal, water 75. Striped bass excellent on live shad and jigs along channels. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits along shorelines. Blue catfish fair on cut bait. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: July 5. Elevation above normal, water 68 and murky. High releases from Tenkiller are making fishing very difficult. Trout slow on worms and PowerBait below the dam. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

McMurtry: July 7. Elevation normal, water mid 70s and semi-murky. Saugeye fair on minnows and crankbaits at 6-12 ft. around docks and sandbar. White bass fair on crankbaits at 4-6 ft. along rocks, sandbar and the main lake. Report submitted by Jared Avilez.

Oologah: July 5. Elevation above normal, water 75 and murky. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait at 15-25 ft. drift fishing flats near the river channel. White bass fair trolling crankbaits at 5-15 ft. along flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: July 6. Elevation 2 1/4 ft. below normal, water mid to upper 80s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County

Sooner: July 6. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass hybrids fair on live shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: July 8. Elevation normal, water 89. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures, jigs and spinnerbaits along coves, points and weed beds. Walleye fair on crankbaits along shallows and flats. Channel catfish good on cut bait and shad along shallows and flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along riprap and docks. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Webbers Falls: July 7. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and jigs around brush structure. Blue, flathead and channel catfish good on shad, sunfish and cut bait below the dam, along riprap and river channel. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: July 4. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 82 and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on slabs at 8-13 ft. in the main lake. Channel catfish good on live bait and shad at 14-18 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: July 7. Elevation normal, water murky. Channel catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait and worms along the dam area. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: July 4. Elevation rising, water 77 and stained to muddy. All ramps are closed. Smallmouth bass slow on spinnerbaits and lipless baits from the surface to 4 ft. along rocks, flats and points. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: July 6. Elevation above normal, water 73 and murky. Channel catfish good on worms, stinkbait and chicken liver at 1-6 ft. along channels, shorelines and rocks. Flathead catfish fair on sunfish, worms and live bait at 1-6 ft. along rocks, shorelines and brush structure. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: July 5. Elevation above normal, water 78. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs and plastic baits at 10-15 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and rocks. Channel catfish good on worms, punch bait and chicken liver at 5-10 ft. along channels, the river mouth and river channel. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: July 5. Elevation 8 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic baits along flooded brush. White bass good on small jigs and spinnerbaits under bridges and around culverts with current. Blue catfish fair on a variety of baits along rocky areas and deeper flats. Crappie fair on small jigs and minnows under bridges and culverts with current. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: July 5. Elevation above normal, water 73 and muddy. Blue catfish fair 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: July 6. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth bass good on jerk baits, topwater lures and plastic baits at 4-8 ft. along shallows, weed beds and coves and on soft plastic baits along riprap after dark. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, punch bait, dough bait and worms at 6-10 ft. along riprap, points and creek channels. White bass slow on cut bait, worms, sassy shad and crankbaits at 8-12 ft. in the main lake, creek channels and points. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: July 6. Elevation above normal, water turbid. Trout good on PowerBait and worms below the dam, along the spillway and rocks. Walleye good on sassy shad and crankbaits below the dam. White bass fair on sassy shad below the dam. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: July 5. Elevation 16 1/2 ft. above normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits at 6-20 ft. around points, weed beds and rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Murray: July 6. Elevation normal, water 75 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on flukes, tube jigs and plastic baits at 5-20 ft. along rocks, points and weed beds. Channel catfish good on cut bait, worms, shad and minnows at 3-12 ft. along rocks, riprap and brush structure. Bluegill and sunfish good on jigs, worms, minnows and small lures at 3-8 ft. along shallows, sandbars and weed beds. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around docks, standing timber and brush structure. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: July 6. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits around points and coves. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and dough bait along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: July 6. Elevation above normal, water murky. Flathead and blue catfish good on shad at 2-5 ft. along rocks and shorelines, noodling and on juglines along creek channels. Channel catfish good on worms and stinkbait at 5 ft. along creek channels. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 4-6 ft. around points and weed beds. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-10 ft. around brush structure and the main lake. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: July 5. Elevation above normal, water 86 and murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on swim baits, spinnerbaits, plastic worms and chatter baits at 2-10 ft. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and dead minnows. Flathead catfish fair on live bait at 4-12 ft. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 6-12 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Latimer and Pushmataha counties.

Texoma: July 5. Elevation 22 ft. above normal, water 77 and murky to muddy. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on plastic baits, crankbaits and jigs at 5-15 ft. around brush structure, creek channels and shorelines where the water is clearing. 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 cut bait, live shad and worms at 10-20 ft. below the dam, along creek channels and riprap. Crappie and sunfish fair on minnows and tube jigs at 5-15 ft. around docks, creek channels and brush structure. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: July 5. Elevation 10 1/2 ft. above normal and dropping, water 79 and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits and topwater lures at 2-8 ft. around brush structure and points. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad along channels and shorelines. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: July 5. Elevation above normal, water 82 and murky. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, shad and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Ft. Cobb: July 6. Elevation above normal, water 82. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live shad in the main lake. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and crawfish along creek channels and the main lake. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed Cotton County.

Lawtonka: July 5. Elevation above normal, water 81 and clear. Saugeye fair on small lures, slabs and minnows in the main lake and channels. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, plastic baits and small lures along coves, weed beds and docks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: July 6. Elevation above normal, water 74. Blue and channel catfish good on juglines baited with live shad, cut bait and live bait along flats and in the main lake. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: July 6. Elevation normal, water 73. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, stinkbait and punch bait below the dam, along shorelines and riprap. Striped bass hybrids slow on live shad and sassy shad around points, shorelines and riprap. Crappie slow on minnows around brush structure. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.