Thursday, May 26, 2016

Oklahoma Fishing Report for week of 5/26/2016

CENTRAL

Arcadia: May 23. Elevation slightly above normal, water 71 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on jigs and chartreuse spinnerbaits at 4-8 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. around marked brush piles. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad, punch bait and crawfish in the river channel at Memorial Road. White bass slow. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: May 22. Elevation below normal, water 66 and stained. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks and shorelines. White bass fair on jigs and plastic baits at the inlet. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad at the inlet. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: May 24. Elevation above normal, water 69-73 and murky. White bass, striped bass hybrids and walleye good on lipless baits, minnows and gay blades around points, rocks and riprap. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, topwater lures and plastic baits along shorelines. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along riprap and docks. Channel catfish fair on punch bait, live bait and cut bat bait along shorelines. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: May 23. Elevation normal, water murky to muddy. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on crawfish, minnows and worms in the main lake, along shorelines and around points. Blue and channel catfish slow on live bait, cut bait and chicken liver in the main lake, around points and along shorelines. Carp fair on dough bait and worms in the discharge and channels. When water is running in the discharge, fishing is good for all species. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: May 22. Elevation above normal, water 66 and stained. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and jerk baits in coves. Saugeye fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks and shorelines. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait along the river channel. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: May 23. Elevation above normal, water 67. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver and worms along channels and points. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs at 9-12 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: May 22. Elevation above normal, water 72 and murky. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs around docks and shorelines. White bass fair on minnows and jigs around docks. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, sassy shad and plastic baits around rocks, weed beds and standing timber. Channel catfish slow on cut bait, shad and chicken liver along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: May 23. Elevation normal, water 70 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks.  Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: May 23. Elevation normal, water 69 and murky. Saugeye slow on crankbaits in the main lake. Striped bass hybrids slow on shad in the main lake. Crappie fair on chartreuse/white tube jigs in the main lake and along shorelines. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: May 22. Elevation above normal, water 72 and murky. Crappie good on minnows around the dam. Channel catfish good on cut bait, shad and stinkbait around docks, shorelines and the dam. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and small lures along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: May 21. Elevation above normal, water 60s and murky. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on shad, worms and chicken liver below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Dripping Springs: May 24. Elevation normal, water 72 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows around docks. Report submitted by Jaime Cheatwood, City of Okmulgee.

Eucha: May 22. Elevation normal, water 68. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits, crankbaits and jigs around points and creek channels. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around riprap, docks and brush structure. Channel catfish fair on shad and cut bait along riprap and flats. Bluegill good on crickets along weed beds and shallows. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: May 21. Elevation above normal, water 74 and stained. White bass good on sassy shad and in-line spinnerbaits around points and shorelines. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on shad, shrimp and worms on bottom along the river channel and below the dam. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits, topwater lures and Biffle Bugs along coves and rocks. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Ft. Gibson.

Grand: May 23. Elevation above normal, water 70 and stained. Crappie good on GoGo minnows around brush structure. White bass good on GoGo minnows and Shad Rap lures in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish good on shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: May 25. Park closed due to storm damage. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: May 23. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 69. Crappie good on minnows, plastic baits and hair jigs at 6-9 ft. around brush structure, shorelines and creek channels. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, worms, stinkbait and shad at 5-10 ft. below the dam, along shorelines and creek channels. Largemouth bass good on bill baits, topwater lures, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 4-9 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and shorelines. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: May 21. Elevation above normal, water 60s and murky. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on shad and worms at 5-8 ft. below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: May 24. Elevation normal, water 68 and stained. Paddlefish slow below the dam. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on crankbaits, topwater lures, spoons, slabs and swim baits at 4-12 ft. trolling the humps in the main lake and along the tailwater. Crappie slow on minnows, jigs and tube jigs at 4-10 ft. around brush structure, shorelines and rocks. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, worms, shad and crawfish at 2-10 ft. along flats, in the main lake and around rocks. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: May 23. Elevation above normal, water 60. Striped bass excellent on shad below the dam. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits along shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10 ft. along shorelines. Blue catfish good on cut bait along channels. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: May 22. Elevation normal, water 65 and dirty. Trout fair on pink PowerBait around deep holes and the Watts area. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Okmulgee: May 24. Elevation normal, water 64 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on minnows along weed beds. Crappie fair on minnows along shorelines. Report submitted by Jaime Cheatwood, City of Okmulgee.

Oologah: May 22. Elevation 3 ft. above normal and falling slowly, water 70 and murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad on bottom below the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-10 ft. around standing timber and brush structure. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits at 2-4 ft. around brush structure. White bass fair trolling crankbaits at 5-10 ft. around points. Crappie and white bass fair on jigs at 3-6 ft. below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: May 23. Elevation above normal, water low to mid 70s and dirty. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-8 ft. along coves. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live shad at 10-20 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: May 23. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass hybrids and striped bass slow on live shad and slabs in the main lake. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: May 22. Elevation normal, water 68. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jigs around points, creek channels and coves. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and above the dam. Bluegill good on crickets around weed beds and shallows. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, worms and shad along riprap and flats. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: May 24. Elevation normal, water 72 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 3-15 ft. around brush structure, shorelines and docks. Crappie fair on minnows, tube jigs, hair jigs and crankbaits at 5-20 ft. around brush structure, docks and the main lake. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair drifting cut bait at 10-20 ft. and on flip-flops baited with shrimp and stinkbait at 20-40 ft. along flats and points. White bass fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits and hair jigs at 2-15 ft. along coves, in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson.

Webbers Falls: May 24. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on white and yellow spinnerbaits, bill baits and crankbaits along riprap, brush structure and creek channels. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in green and red at 6-12 ft. around bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: May 22. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on crickets and stinkbait at 2-10 ft. along riprap. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits at 6-12 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: May 24. Elevation normal, water 66. Crappie fair on jigs around points and the spillway. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: May 21. Elevation below normal, water 69-72 and clear in the main lake and stained up creeks. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, grubs, worms and flukes at 1-15 ft. along coves, rocks and riprap; try flukes in the stickups in back of coves. Crappie, bluegill and sunfish excellent on jigs, hair jigs, minnows and small lures at 22 ft. around brush structure, docks, weed beds and marked brush piles. White bass fair on spoons, lipless baits, slabs and minnows at 32 ft. around docks, in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: May 23. Elevation rising, water 72 and murky. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, stinkbait and cut bait at 2-6 ft. around rocks, channels and brush structure. Smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits, crankbaits and plastic baits at 3-5 ft. around rocks and brush structure. Bass fishing is slower than normal due to fluctuating water levels and rainfall. Trout fair on PowerBait at 4-6 ft. along channels and deeper pools below waterfalls. Trout fishing will become more difficult as water temperatures rise and trout die off. Sunfish and bluegill good on small lures and crickets at 1-2 ft. along shallows, shorelines and flats. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: May 22. Elevation normal, water 69. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, plastic baits and flukes at 5-15 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and points. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, worms, live bait and cut bait at 10-20 ft. along channels, in the main lake and coves. Walleye good on worms and live bait at 20 ft. around points. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: May 22. Elevation normal, water 70 and murky. Largemouth bass good on lipless baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 2-8 ft. around points, docks and rocks. White bass slow on jigs and in-line spinnerbaits at 4-10 ft. below the dam and along riprap. Blue catfish good on live shad, cut bait and stinkbait at 3-20 ft. below the dam, along the rocks and river channel. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 4-12 ft. around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: May 22. Elevation above normal, water 71. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 5-16 ft. around brush structure and points. Blue catfish good on shad at 3-15 ft. below the dam. Flathead catfish good on live bait at 10-20 ft. below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: May 23. Elevation normal, water 71 and clear. Largemouth bass good on in-line spinnerbaits, plastic baits and sassy shad at 3-6 ft. in coves, weed beds and the discharge. White bass good on live shad, worms, shrimp and minnows at 4-8 ft. in the discharge and around points. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms, cut bait and stinkbait at 6-10 ft. along riprap, creek channels and points. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: May 22. Elevation normal, water 63. Trout good on plastic baits, PowerBait and nymphs along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: May 22. Elevation normal, water 71 and clearing. Largemouth and spotted bass good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and jerk baits at 2-10 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure. Channel and flathead catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with sunfish at 6-20 ft. around rocks and standing timber. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: May 23. Elevation above normal, water 70 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on flukes, plastic baits and crankbaits at 3-15 ft. around points, rocks and weed beds. White bass fair on jigs, sassy shad, crawfish and minnows at 5-15 ft. in the main lake, along creek channels and points. Walleye fair on minnows, jigs, crankbaits and small lures at 4-12 ft. in coves, rocks and points. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, worms, shad and chicken liver at 4-10 ft. along shallows, rocks and coves. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: May 22. Elevation normal, water 69. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure, below the dam and at the half bridge. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits along creek channels and points. Channel catfish good on cut bait and worms along channels, in the main lake and river channel. Flathead catfish excellent on sunfish in coves and standing timber. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: May 22. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at the inlet and around brush structure. Blue, channel and flathead catfish excellent on cut bait, shad and live bait in the main lake, along flats and points. Largemouth and spotted bass good on flukes, plastic baits, Alabama rigs and spinnerbaits along weed beds, shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: May 23. Elevation normal, water 74. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, in-line spinnerbaits and topwater lures at 4-9 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and points. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and tube jigs at 4-6 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, sunfish and shad at 6-10 ft. along channels, shorelines and rocks. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: May 22. Elevation normal, water 70 and muddy. Striped and white bass slow on shad at 5-20 ft. in the river channel, in the main lake and creek channels. Blue and channel catfish excellent on live shad, shad and cut bait below the dam, along the river channel and creek channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 2-10 ft. around brush structure. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on worms, spinnerbaits, small lures and crankbaits at 2-65 ft. around brush structure and shorelines. Paddlefish slow below the dam. Report submitted by Bob Wingo, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: May 22. Elevation normal, water 72 and murky. Largemouth bass good on in-line spinnerbaits in chartreuse/white at 4-10 ft. around brush structure and points. Crappie excellent on minnows, Timmy Toms in pumpkin/chartreuse and white/yellow at 7-13 ft. around brush structure and channels. Flathead catfish good on live bait at 5-14 ft. below the dam and along the river channel. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: May 22. Elevation above normal, water 69. Channel and blue catfish fair on punch bait and stinkbait along creek channels and in the main lake. Crappie fair on grubs, worms, tube jigs and minnows around brush structure, rocks and riprap. Saugeye fair on bill baits and sassy shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Michael Zimmerman, game warden stationed in Grady County.

Ft. Cobb: May 23. Elevation normal, water 70. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and worms along shallows, shorelines and docks. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on crawfish and live shad in the main lake and in coves. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: May 22. Elevation above normal, water 67. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait along coves and channels. Saugeye and smallmouth bass slow on bill baits and lipless baits along flats. Crappie and bluegill fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Michael Zimmerman, game warden stationed in Grady County.

Tom Steed: May 24. Elevation normal, water 60. Blue and channel catfish good on stinkbait, minnows and cut bait at 4-8 ft. along rocks. White bass good on minnows and jigs at 4-8 ft. around points, rocks and shorelines. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: May 23. Elevation normal, water 60s. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait along shorelines and in the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.