Friday, August 14, 2015

Oklahoma weekly fishing report 8/14/2015

Pomoxis nigromaculatus

CENTRAL

Arcadia: August 11. Elevation normal, water 87 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits at 6-14 ft. around standing timber. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 11-14 ft. around marked brush piles and rocky points near the overlook. Channel and blue catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait near the dam. White bass fair on rooster tails and white grubs while surfacing at sunrise and sunset. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

Draper: August 9. Elevation normal, water 83 and stained. Channel and blue catfish fair on grasshoppers and stinkbait around docks and brush structure. Crappie slow on minnows around brush structure. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: August 10. Elevation above normal, water 88-94 and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on lipless baits and crankbaits at 6-12 ft. in the main lake trolling off humps. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, goldfish and minnows at 20-25 ft. in the main lake drifting along humps. Walleye fair on minnows and drifting nightcrawler rigs at 14-18 ft. in the main lake. Crappie slow on jigs along riprap. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits and crankbaits along coves and riprap. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: August 10. Elevation normal, water murky to muddy. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: August 9. Elevation normal, water 83 and stained. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver and stinkbait around brush structure and channels. Saugeye slow on crankbaits and plastic baits around points and rocks. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: August 11. Elevation normal, water clear. South boat ramp is now open. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver and worms along creek channels. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits and sassy shad in the main lake surfacing at first light. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: August 10. Elevation normal, water 90 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows at 12 ft. around brush structure. Channel catfish slow on cut bait along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: August 10. Elevation above normal, water 80s and clear. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait, shad and worms at 4-8 ft. along shorelines and docks. Striped bass hybrids fair on cut bait and jigs at 8-10 ft. around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: Elevation normal, water 95 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows at the crappie dock. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver along the bridge on the main road. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: August 10. Elevation normal, water 90 and murky. Largemouth bass slow on buzz baits, topwater lures and spinnerbaits along shorelines. Channel catfish slow on cut bait and worms along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: August 10. Elevation normal, water 80s and clear. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on worms, shad and sunfish at 5-8 ft. below the dam and along riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: August 9. Elevation normal, water 84. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around points and coves. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 20-25 around brush structure and coves. Channel catfish fair on shad and cut bait along riprap and flats. Bluegill fair on crickets and worms along weed beds and shorelines. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Grand: August 9. Elevation normal, water 90 and slightly murky. Crappie fair on minnows at 15 ft. around docks. White bass good on 1 oz. bendable minnows in the main lake, Sail Boat Bridge and islands; best in evenings. Blue and channel catfish good drifting cut shad at 15-25 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: August 11. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush structure, weed beds and points. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shrimp along coves and shallows. Bluegill good on grasshoppers, grubs and worms around brush structure, weed beds and docks. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: August 10. Elevation normal, water 78. Blue and channel catfish good on live shad, sunfish and cut bait at 6-14 ft. below the dam and river channel. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, topwater lures, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 4-12 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and riprap. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: August 10. Elevation normal, water 80s and clear. Channel and blue catfish slow on worms, shad and sunfish at 6-8 ft. below the dam and along riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: August 10. Elevation 5 ft. above normal, water 85 and clear. White bass fair on crankbaits along sandy beaches. Catfish good in the upper end. All fishing below the dam is slow. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Keystone: August 11. Elevation above normal, water 85. Blue catfish good on cut bait along channels. Striped bass good on stick baits in the main lake. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: August 9. Elevation normal, water mid 70s and murky. Releasing around 2,500 cfs almost constantly. Trout slow on worms below the dam. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: August 9. Elevation 3 3/4 ft. above normal and falling, water 85 and murky. White bass fair trolling crankbaits at 5-10 ft. along flats. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 20-25 ft. on juglines and drifting fishing 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 11. Elevation normal, water 80s to 90s 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: August 10. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass and striped bass hybrids slow on live shad in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: August 9. Elevation normal, water 85. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around points and coves. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along flats and riprap. Walleye fair on crankbaits and jigs along flats and shallows. Bluegill good on jigs and worms along shallows, shorelines and riprap. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: August 11. Elevation 3 ft. above normal and steady, water 89 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits, topwater lures and crankbaits at 3-20 ft. around brush structure, the main lake and points. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on punch bait at 17-25 ft., drifting cut bait at 10-20 ft. and fishing cut bait at 20-40 ft. along channels, points and flats. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.

Webbers Falls: August 11. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush structure, standing timber and creek channels. Blue and flathead catfish fair on shad and sunfish below the dam, in the main lake and river channel. Crappie slow on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure and creek channels. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: August 10. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water clear. Channel catfish good on shad and shrimp at 7-16 ft. in the main lake and riprap. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on shad and slabs at 8-13 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: August 9. Elevation below normal, water murky. Channel catfish slow on stinkbait in the main lake. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: August 9. Elevation above normal, water 88 and stained. Smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass slow on topwater lures early morning from the surface to 12 ft. around points the main lake and channels and on spinnerbaits, jigs and 8-inch worms on shakey head from the surface to 12 ft. around points, the main lake and channels. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs, tube jigs and live bait at 12-35 ft. around coves, the main lake, points and brush. Some brush piles have moved during the high water and current moving through the lake. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: August 10. Elevation normal, water 83 and clear. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, stinkbait and worms at 4-7 ft. along the sandbar, channels and rocks. Stocked 2,600 channel catfish on August 4. Smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, topwater lures, jerk baits and spinnerbaits at 2-6 ft. around brush structure, channels and rocks; topwater fishing best near dawn and dusk. Sunfish and bluegill excellent on jigs, small lures, crickets, grubs and trout worms at 1-3 ft. along shallows, shorelines and sandbars. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Eufaula: August 9. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits at 2-10 ft. around docks and points. White bass fair on jigs and crankbaits at 2-10 ft. around points and tailwater. Blue catfish fair on chicken liver, shad and punch bait at 3-20 ft. below the dam and in the river channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-20 ft. around brush structure, creek channels and bridges. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: August 9. Elevation 22 ft. above normal. Blue catfish good on cut bait, shad and worms at 5-10 ft. below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: August 10. Elevation normal, water 88 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits, sassy shad and plastic baits at 8-12 ft. along creek channels, coves and weed beds. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, stinkbait, worms and punch bait at 12-16 ft. along creek channels, the main lake and around points. White bass slow on crankbaits, jigs, slabs and cut bait at 10-16 ft. in the main lake, around points and creek channels. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Robert S. Kerr: August 9. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 2-4 ft. along weed beds and coves. White bass good on Alabama rigs and in-line spinnerbaits at 6-8 ft. in the main lake and around points. Channel and blue catfish excellent on punch bait and worms at 4-5 ft. along creek channels and shallows. Flathead catfish fair on juglines baited with shad at 6 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Texoma: August 9. Elevation 10 ft. above normal, water 84 and mostly clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and crawfish from the surface to 20 ft. around brush structure, creek channels and riprap. Striped and white bass good on live shad, topwater lures, slabs and sassy shad from the surface to 25 ft. below the dam, the main lake and river channel. Channel and blue catfish good on worms, live bait and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. below the dam, along riprap and creek channels. Crappie and sunfish good on tube jigs, minnows and small lures at 5-20 ft. around docks, creek channels and brush structure. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: August 9. Elevation above normal, water 85 and murky. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait and shad below the dam, around points and rocks. Saugeye fair on crankbaits and small lures in the main lake. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: August 10. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal with gates closed, water low 80s and clear. Catfish good on trotlines and stinkbait bait on the north side of the lake. Striped bass hybrids slow on live bait in deep water. Walleye slow. Crappie slow. White bass slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: August 10. Elevation above normal, water 87. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on cut bait around points and the main lake. Striped bass hybrids slow on live shad in the main lake. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed Cotton County.

Lawtonka: August 9. Elevation above normal, water 84 and clear. Saugeye fair on crankbaits and small lures in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait and punch bait along riprap and points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: August 10. Elevation normal, water 75. Blue and channel catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait, shad and stinkbait at 5-15 ft. along flats and the main lake. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: August 9. Elevation normal, water 79. Blue and channel catfish fair on punch bait, chicken liver and worms in the main lake, along shorelines and points. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on minnows along shorelines. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.