Thursday, August 6, 2015

Oklahoma Fishing Report week of August 6, 2015

Jeremiah Mefford caught the new lake record crappie at Okmulgee Lake on August 3. It weighed 2.9 pounds and was 17.5 inches long.
CENTRAL

Arcadia: August 3. Elevation normal, water 87 and clearing. Largemouth bass fair on Carolina rigs and Alabama rigs at 6-14 ft. around submerged humps and road beds. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 11-14 ft. around marked brush piles and rocky points near the overlook. Channel and blue catfish good on shad and cut bait around rocky points near the channel. White bass fair on slabs and live shad at 15-18 ft. around submerged humps. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

Draper: August 3. Elevation above normal, water 83 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits and sassy shad around points and standing timber. Crappie slow on minnows around docks. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait along channels and points. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: August 4. Elevation above normal, water 80-84. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and jigs at 3-10 ft. along shorelines. White bass fair on lipless baits and slabs at 3-12 ft. in the main lake. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and live bait along riprap and docks. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs along riprap. Walleye fair on crankbaits, worms and minnows at 10-15 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Thunderbird: August 3. Elevation normal, water 83 and stained. Saugeye and white bass fair on crankbaits and sassy shad around points and rocks. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait around points and riprap. Largemouth bass fair on lipless baits and spinnerbaits along coves and points. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: August 2. Elevation normal, water clear. The south boat ramp is open. White bass slow on sassy shad and spoons surfacing early morning in the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows around brush structure. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: August 2. Elevation normal, water 90 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows around docks and brush structure. Channel catfish fair on worms, stinkbait and punch bait along shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits along weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: August 3. Elevation above normal, water upper 80s and clear. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, worms and chicken liver at 6-8 ft. along docks and shorelines. Striped bass hybrids fair on chicken liver, shad and jigs at 4-8 ft. around docks and coves. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: August 4. Elevation normal, water 93 and murky. Walleye slow along the sandbar. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver along the bridge on the main road. Crappie slow on minnows around brush structure. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: August 2. Elevation normal, water 90 and murky. Channel catfish fair on worms, punch bait and minnows around docks and shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits and spinnerbaits along coves and weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: August 2. Elevation normal, water 70s and clearing. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on worms, shad and sunfish at 4-7 ft. below the dam, along coves and riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Grand: August 2. Elevation normal, water 90 and slightly murky. Crappie good on minnows at 15 ft. below the dam and around docks. White bass good on topwater lures and 2-inch Go Go minnows at the surface along Elk River and islands. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and drifting cut shad at 25 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: August 2. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and rocks. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait. Bluegill good on worms and grasshoppers along shorelines, docks and weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: August 3. Elevation normal, water 80. Blue and channel catfish good on live shad, stinkbait and worms at 5-13 ft. below the dam, tailwater and river channel. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, topwater lures, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-12 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and river channel. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: August 2. Elevation normal, water 70s and clearing. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on shad, sunfish and worms at 4-8 ft. along channels, riprap and below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: August 4. Elevation 8 ft. above normal, water clear. White bass fair. Striped bass hybrids fair trolling the main lake. Blue catfish excellent on cut bait in the Arkansas arm of the river. Crappie fair. All fishing below the dam is slow. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Keystone: August 3. Elevation 5 ft. above normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around points and structure. White and striped bass good on jigs, crankbaits, live shad and silver spoons around humps in the Whispering Hills area and points around the Hwy 412 Bridge. Blue and flathead catfish good on juglines baited with live shad. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in white or chartreuse at 20 ft. around structure. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: August 3. Elevation above normal, water 70-75 and dingy. Trout slow on PowerBait, worms and in-line spinnerbaits. Trout stocking has been suspended at this time due to high water temperatures and low oxygen levels. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

McMurtry: August 3. Elevation normal, water 80 and semi-clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs on bottom around docks, brush structure and sandbar. Report submitted by Jared Avilez.

Oologah: August 2. Elevation 4 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 drift fishing and on juglines baited with cut bait and shad at 15-25 ft. along flats. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits at 5-10 ft. around rocks. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: August 3. Elevation normal, water upper 80s to low 90s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver, worms, stinkbait and cut bait at 15-25 ft. along flats. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: August 3. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass, white bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Webbers Falls: August 2. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits along brush structure, creek channels and coves. Blue and flathead catfish fair on shad and sunfish below the dam, in the river channel and the main lake. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: August 1. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water clear. Channel catfish good on shrimp, shad, worms and waterdogs at 12-18 ft. in the main lake. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on slabs and shad at 8-14 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: August 3. Elevation normal, water murky. Channel catfish slow on cut bait below the dam. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Blue River: August 3. Elevation normal, water 79 and clear. Smallmouth, spotted and largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-6 ft. along channels and brush structure. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, worms and stinkbait at 3-7 ft. around brush structure, rocks and shorelines. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Eufaula: August 2. Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and tube jigs at 2-8 ft. around docks and points. White bass fair on jigs and crankbaits at 8-20 ft. around points and bridges. Blue catfish fair on chicken liver and stinkbait at 5-20 ft. along channels and rocks. Crappie fair on live bait and tube jigs at 10-20 ft. around bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Konawa: August 3. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth fair on crankbaits, jerk baits and plastic baits at 8-14 ft. along creek channels, coves and weed beds. White bass slow on cut bait, slabs, crankbaits and jigs at 10-16 ft. along creek channels, the main lake and around points. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait and stinkbait at 6-12 ft. along creek channels, points and discharge. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: August 2. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout good on nymphs and PowerBait below the dam, along river channel and creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Murray: August 3. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on Alabama rigs, plastic baits and flukes from the surface to 18 ft. in the main lake, around points and weed beds. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, worms, stinkbait and punch bait at 5-20 ft. along creek channels, rocks and the main lake. Sunfish and bluegill fair on jigs, worms, small lures and crickets at 4-10 ft. around docks, weed beds and shallows. White bass fair on jigs, topwater lures, crankbaits and sassy shad from the surface to 20 ft. in the main lake, creek channels and riprap. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: August 2. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on lipless baits, crankbaits and worms around points, standing timber and the main lake. Crappie good on minnows around brush structure. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms and stinkbait along channels. Sunfish excellent on worms around brush structure and shorelines. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: August 2. Elevation above normal, water murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish excellent on punch bait, minnows, shad and Danny King punch bait at 8-10 ft. in the river channel and main lake. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 5 ft. along weed beds and creek channels. Walleye fair on jigs at 10 ft. along the river channel. Striped bass good on live shad and topwater lures at 5 ft. below Eufaula dam and tailwater. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Texoma: August 2. Elevation 15 ft. above normal, water 84 and clearing. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and topwater lures at 5-20 ft. around points, spillway and creek channels. Striped and white bass good on live shad, sassy shad and topwater lures at 10-20 ft. below the dam and in the river channel. Channel and blue catfish good on shad, sunfish, stinkbait and worms at 5-20 ft. below the dam, the upper Red River and upper Washita River. Crappie and sunfish fair on minnows, tube jigs and small lures at 5-15 ft. around docks, riprap and upper end of creeks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: August 2. Elevation above normal, water 85 and murky. Saugeye fair on crankbaits and small lures in the main lake. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: August 4. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal with gates closed, water mid 80s and clear. Catfish good on live bait and stinkbait in the north end of the lake. Striped bass hybrids fair on live bait and lures on the north side of the lake in deep water. Crappie slow on small jigs. Walleye slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: August 4. Elevation above normal, water 86. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on worms and chicken liver in the main lake. Saugeye fair on jigs and worms around points and shorelines. Striped bass hybrids slow on live shad and sassy shad in the main lake. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed Cotton County.

Lawtonka: August 2. Elevation above normal, water 84 and clear. Saugeye fair on crankbaits and small lures in the main lake. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: August 3. Elevation normal, water 75. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait, stinkbait and shad along flats, points and the main lake. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: August 2. Elevation normal, water 78. Striped bass hybrids slow on sassy shad around points. Blue and channel catfish fair on punch bait, stinkbait and shad in the main lake, along shorelines and riprap. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.