Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Oklahoma Fishing Report for May 18, 2016

CENTRAL

Arcadia: May 16. Elevation normal, water 70 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on swimbaits and soft plastic baits at 3-5 ft. along coves and submerged points. Crappie fair on jigs at 5-8 ft. near the northeast end of the lake. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad, punch bait and crawfish around rocky points. White bass slow. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: May 15. Elevation above normal, water 67 and stained. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks and shorelines. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait and shad at the inlet. White bass fair on minnows and jigs at the inlet. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: May 17. Elevation normal, water 69. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures at 1-5 ft. along flats, shallows and shorelines. Walleye, crappie and white bass good on crankbaits, rogues, minnows, worms and gay blades at 2-15 ft. along flats, riprap and points. Channel catfish fair on dough bait, minnows, shrimp, shad and Danny King punch bait at 2-6 ft. along coves, sandbars and rocks. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: May 16. Elevation normal, water murky to muddy. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on crawfish, cut bait, chicken liver and jigs along shorelines, points and in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish slow on live bait, cut bait and chicken liver in the main lake and along shorelines. Carp fair on dough bait and worms in the discharge and along shallows. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: May 15. Elevation above normal, water 67 and stained. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows and jigs around docks and shorelines. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait and stinkbait along the river channel. Saugeye fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around points and rocks. The saugeye minimum length on Lake Thunderbird is 18-inches, any saugeye under 18-inches must be returned to the water. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County

Wes Watkins: May 16. Elevation above normal, water 66. Crappie and white bass slow on minnows and jigs around standing timber and along shorelines. Channel and blue catfish fair on punch bait and worms along creek channels. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: May 15. Elevation above normal, water 71 and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks, rocks and shorelines. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits and jigs around points and riprap. Channel catfish slow on worms and cut bait around docks and shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits, sassy shad and tube jigs along riprap, shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: May 16. Elevation above normal, water 60. Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam. Striped and white bass good on flukes below the dam. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: May 17. Elevation normal, water 69 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows and tube jigs along shorelines. White bass slow on minnows along shorelines. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: May 15. Elevation above normal, water 72 and murky. Crappie good on minnows around docks and the dam. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and small lures along weed beds and shorelines. Channel catfish slow on cut bait, worms and plastic baits along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: May 15. Elevation normal, water 60s and clear. Crappie and bluegill slow on minnows, tube jigs and hair jigs at 2-4 ft. around brush structure, coves and shallows. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Dripping Springs: May 17. Elevation normal, water 68 and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks and in the main lake. White bass fair on spoons in the main lake. Report submitted by Jaime Cheatwood, City of Okmulgee.

Eucha: May 15. Elevation normal, water 60s and clear. Largemouth bass good on jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits along coves and shallows. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 1-10 ft. around brush structure, docks and below Highway 59 Bridge. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad and stinkbait along flats and shallows. Bluegill fair on crickets along coves, weed beds and shallows. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Grand: May 17. Elevation normal, water 70 and stained. Crappie good on Crappie Kickers and GoGo minnows around docks. White bass good on Firecracker GoGo minnows in the north end of the lake. Blue and channel catfish good on shad in mid to upper lake. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: May 17. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and bill baits along shorelines, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: May 16. Elevation normal, water 64. Crappie good on hair jigs, tube jigs and minnows at 4-8 ft. below the dam, along channels and shorelines. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait, cut shad and live shad at 7-13 ft. below the dam, along shorelines and the river channel. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, spinnerbaits, small lures and crankbaits at 5-9 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and points. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: May 15. Elevation normal, water 60s and clearing. Crappie and white bass good on minnows and jigs at 2-5 ft. around brush structure, coves and shallows. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: May 17. Elevation normal, water 68. Paddlefish fair below the dam. Flathead catfish excellent on live bait, sunfish and live shad below the dam. Blue and channel catfish good on crawfish, worms, stinkbait and shad at 1-6 ft. along flats and shallows. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 1-4 ft. along coves, rocks, below the dam and the lower end of the lake. Striped bass and striped bass hybrids slow on live shad, hair jigs and topwater lures below the dam. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: May 16. Elevation above normal, water 60. Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam. Striped and white bass good on flukes below the dam. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: May 15. Elevation above normal, water 55-60 and dirty. Trout slow on PowerBait below the dam. Above average lake levels are leading to very high water releases, which are making fishing difficult with very few catches. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Okmulgee: May 17. Elevation normal, water 68 and clear. Crappie good on minnows around docks and shorelines. White bass fair on minnows around docks. Report submitted by Jaime Cheatwood, City of Okmulgee.

Oologah: May 15. Elevation above normal, water 68 and murky. Blue and channel catfish good on shad and cut bait on bottom below the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-8 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits at 2-6 ft. along rocks. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: May 16. Elevation above normal, water low 70s and clear. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live shad at 10-20 ft. in the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: May 16. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass hybrids and striped bass slow on live shad and sassy shad in the discharge, the main lake and points. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait around points and channels. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs along Hwy 177 and Hwy 15. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: May 15. Elevation normal, water 60s and stained. Largemouth bass good on jigs, tube jigs and plastic baits around points and shallows. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad and chicken liver along flats and riprap. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 1-5 ft. around brush structure, docks and above the dam. Bluegill fair on crickets and worms around docks and weed beds. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: May 16. Elevation normal and dropping, water 70 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 5-15 ft. in the main lake, along shorelines and coves. White bass fair trolling crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits and hair jigs from the surface to 15 ft. along coves and the main lake. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on flip-flops baited with cut bait along the flats and on shrimp and worms along the bluffs. Crappie good on minnows, tube jigs, hair jigs and crankbaits around docks, in the main lake and around brush structure. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson.

Webbers Falls: May 17. Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-12 ft. around bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: May 14. Elevation normal, water 70 and clear. White and spotted bass fair on crankbaits at 3-10 ft. in the main lake and tailwater. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: May 17. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows and jigs around points and riprap. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

Foss: May 16. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 68. Catfish good on shrimp and cut had. White bass fair on live bait. Walleye fair on worms. Striped bass hybrids fair drifting live bait. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: May 14. Elevation above normal, water 69 and stained. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, jigs, crankbaits and flukes at 4-8 ft. along coves, the main lake, shallows and secondary points. White bass and channel catfish good on crankbaits, small lures, lipless baits, jerk baits and roadrunner baits at 6-24 ft. along channels, creek channels and points. Crappie, sunfish and bluegill good on minnows, jigs, hair jigs, spoons and small white crankbaits at 23 ft. around brush structure, the river channel, creek channels and bluffs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: May 15. Elevation normal, water 68. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and flukes at 5-15 ft. around brush structure, points and weed beds. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, worms, sunfish and cut bait at 10-15 ft. along channels, the river channel and river mouth. Crappie fair on minnows, tube jigs and jigs in pumpkin seed with a chartreuse tail at 10-20 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and below the dam. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: May 15. Elevation normal, water clearing. White bass good on grubs, jigs and swim baits below the dam, along the sandbar and points. Striped bass fair on Alabama rigs, hair jigs and live shad along the tailwater. Crappie good on minnows and jigs below the dam, along docks and riprap. Blue catfish good on jigs and live shad below the dam, around points and rocks. Flathead catfish fair on live shad, slabs and sunfish along tailwater, rocks and the river channel. Report submitted by Cody Jones, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: May 15. Elevation above normal, water 68. Blue catfish fair on shad below the dam. Flathead catfish fair on sassy shad on bottom below the dam. Crappie fair on minnows at 5-15 ft. below the dam and along creek channels. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: May 15. Elevation normal, water 72 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and jigs at 2-5 ft. along the discharge, shallows and weed beds. Channel catfish good on cut bait, punch bait, worms and stinkbait at 2-8 ft. around points and riprap. White bass good on crankbaits, sassy shad, slabs and jigs at 4-8 ft. around points, the discharge and channels. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: May 15. Elevation above normal, water 60. Trout fair on midges, small lures and worms in the discharge and creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: May 15. Elevation 3/4 ft. above normal, water 68 and murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on minnows, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 4-12 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and rocks. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-12 ft. around brush structure. Channel and flathead catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with sunfish at 10-20 ft. along channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: May 17. Elevation above normal, water 67 and clear. Largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass good on flukes, plastic baits and crankbaits at 4-15 ft. around points, rocks and weed beds. White bass fair on jigs, sassy shad, minnows and crankbaits at 4-15 ft. along coves, points and in the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and tube jigs at 3-12 ft. along riprap, brush structure and docks. Channel catfish fair on worms, minnows, shad and punch bait at 4-15 ft. along flats, rocks and coves. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: May 15. Elevation above normal, water 69 and murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic baits along creek channels and points. Crappie fair on jigs around brush structure and creek channels. Channel catfish good on cut bait, stinkbait and chicken liver along channels and flats. Flathead catfish good on sunfish along the river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: May 15. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Largemouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at the inlet, along coves and brush structure. Blue, channel and flathead catfish excellent on cut bait, live bait and stinkbait at the inlet, along flats and the river channel. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: May 15. Elevation normal, water 71. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-6 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and shorelines. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, spinnerbaits, plastic baits and in-line spinnerbaits at 4-12 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and points. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 9-14 ft. along channels and in the main lake. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: May 15. Elevation above normal, water 68 and muddy. Striped and white bass slow on shad at 20 ft. in the main lake and river channel. Blue and channel catfish good on shad at 20-40 ft. along channels and the river channel. Crappie fair on minnows, tube jigs and small lures at 5-10 ft. around brush structure, docks and creek channels. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and small lures at 2-10 ft. around brush structure, shorelines and riprap. Report submitted by Bob Wingo, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: May 15. Elevation normal, water 70 and murky. Largemouth bass good on chartreuse spinnerbaits at 4-10 ft. around brush structure. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs in rose/pearl Timmy Tom's and W.S.D. weedless jig heads at 6-12 ft. around brush structure. Flathead catfish good on live bait and sunfish at 5-14 ft. along channels. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: May 17. Elevation above normal, water 68. Channel and blue catfish slow on chicken liver, stinkbait and punch bait along creek channels and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around docks, standing timber and rocks. White bass fair on small lures below the dam. Report submitted by Michael Zimmerman, game warden stationed in Grady County.

Ft. Cobb: May 16. Elevation normal, water 70. Saugeye fair on worms and jigs in the main lake and along rocks. Channel and blue catfish fair on dough bait and shrimp along coves and in the main lake. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: May 17. Elevation above normal, water 67. Smallmouth, largemouth and saugeye bass slow on bill baits along riprap. Blue and channel catfish fair on crawfish, stinkbait and cut bait on bottom along coves, rocks and creek channels. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs along coves and rocks. Report submitted by Michael Zimmerman, game warden stationed in Grady County.

Tom Steed: May 17. Elevation above normal, water 60. White bass, striped bass hybrids and saugeye good on minnows, jigs and sassy shad at 3-6 ft. around points and rocks. Channel and blue catfish fair on stinkbait and cut bait at 3-6 ft. along rocks. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 2-6 ft. along shorelines and rocks. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: May 15. Elevation normal, water 60s. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, stinkbait and chicken liver in the main lake, along shorelines and points. Crappie slow on jigs around brush structure. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.