Thursday, July 14, 2016

Oklahoma Weekly Fishing Report 7/14/2016

CENTRAL

Arcadia: July 12. Elevation normal, water 86 and clearing. Largemouth bass slow on Carolina rigs and square bill baits at 6-10 ft. along submerged humps. 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 crawdads and punch bait around rocky points. White bass slow on slabs and live shad at 12-15 ft. along submerged humps. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: July 10. Elevation below normal, water 82 and stained. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad along shorelines and riprap. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around docks, standing timber and brush structure. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and buzz baits around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Tell Judkins, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: July 12. Elevation above normal, water 84-88 and murky. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on lipless baits and grubs at 6-20 ft. along shorelines and riprap. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and topwater lures along shorelines. Channel and blue catfish good on punch bait and dough bait along shorelines. Flathead catfish good on live bait at the inlet. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: July 11. Elevation slightly below normal, water murky to muddy. Carp fair on dough bait and worms. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: July 10. Elevation above normal, water 82 and stained. Blue and channel catfish slow on punch bait and live bait around rocks and points. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and standing timber. Saugeye fair on crankbaits and plastic baits along channels and around points. Report submitted by Tell Judkins, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: July 12. Elevation normal, water 86 and clear. Crappie slow on minnows around standing timber. White bass slow trolling sassy shad and spoons in the main lake early morning. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: July 11. Elevation normal, water 86 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and PowerBait at 8-12 ft. around brush structure and docks. Channel catfish fair on worms and cut bait around docks and along shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and plastic baits at 6-10 ft. around standing timber. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: July 11. Elevation normal, water 80s and murky. Largemouth bass and striped bass hybrids slow on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around standing timber and rocks. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Chandler: July 11. Elevation above normal, water 86 and murky. Crappie fair on jigs around docks and boat ramps. Channel catfish fair on crawfish, sunfish and worms along shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits along rocks and weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: July 11. Elevation normal, water mid-70s and murky. Channel catfish good on shad and chicken liver below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: July 10. Elevation normal, water 80s and stained. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush structure, points and in the main lake. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and riprap. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along riprap and flats. Bluegill good on crickets and worms along weed beds, shorelines and docks. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Grand: July 11. Elevation above normal, water 85 and slightly stained. Crappie good on minnows, chartreuse GoGo minnows and firecracker Crappie Kickers at 10 ft. around docks and brush structure. White bass good on spoons, pearl or firecracker GoGo minnows and chartreuse bendable minnows at 10-15 ft. in the main lake and around points. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad at 15-45 ft. in the main lake and around rocks. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: July 12. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along shorelines, creek channels and moss beds. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-14 ft. around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: July 11. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 78 and murky. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, sunfish and shad at 4-12 ft. below the dam, along tailwater and shorelines. White bass fair on crankbaits, small lure and sassy shad at 7-10 ft. in the main lake and tailwaters. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, topwater lures, spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 4-9 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and points. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: July 11. Elevation normal, water mid-70s and murky. Channel catfish fair on minnows and shad below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: July 11. Elevation above normal, water 90 and muddy. Striped bass, striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on sassy shad at 2-8 ft. below the dam. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, worms and stinkbait at 1-10 ft. below the dam, along flats and creek channels. Crappie and white bass good on minnows, jigs and slabs around Washunga and Sarge bridges and riprap. Walleye fair on jigs and sassy shad below the dam. Flathead catfish slow on live bait below the dam and around rocks. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: July 11. Elevation above normal, water 80. Blue catfish good on cut bait along channels. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: July 8. Elevation normal, water 55 and clearing. Trout good on worms and PowerBait below the dam, along tailwaters and below riffles. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Okmulgee: July 12. Elevation normal, water 89 and clear. Largemouth bass and crappie slow on minnows in the main lake. Report submitted by Jamie Cheatwood, City of Okmulgee.

Skiatook: July 11. Elevation below normal, water mid to upper 80s and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits at 10-20 ft. around brush structure. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around standing timber. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: July 11. Elevation normal, water clear. Water is being pumped into the lake at the north end of the dam. Striped bass and striped bass hybrids good on live shad and slabs in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait along channels, shorelines and the north end of the dam. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: July 10. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits around brush structure and along shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks, brush structure and above the dam. Channel catfish good on cut bait, shad and dough bait along flats and riprap. Bluegill good on crickets and worms along shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: July 11. Elevation normal, water 78-80 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits and tube jigs at 15-20 ft. around brush structure and main lake points. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on flip-flops baited with shad and cut bait at 20-40 ft., on punch bait at 17-21 ft.  and drifting shad and nightcrawlers at 15-20 ft. along flats and points. Sunfish and bluegill good on small lures with worms at 10-20 ft. in coves, around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson.

Webbers Falls: July 12. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along creek channels, riprap and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-14 ft. around brush structure and bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: July 9. Elevation normal, water clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits and slabs at 8-15 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Foss: July 11. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. below normal, water 78 and clear. Striped bass hybrids fair drifting live bait. Walleye fair on minnows in deep water. White bass good on hard bait. Catfish good on juglines baited with stinkbait. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Supply: July 12. Elevation normal, water murky. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms and stinkbait along riprap, below the dam and at the river mouth. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: July 9. Elevation dropping, water 81 and stained. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits and minnows at 22 ft. in coves, around rocks and in the main lake early and late. Crappie, bluegill and sunfish good on hair jigs, tube jigs, minnows and jigs at 27 ft. around brush structure, docks and weed beds. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on dough bait, cut bait and minnows at 23 ft. in the main lake and baited holes. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: July 11. Elevation normal, water 83. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, flukes and plastic baits at 10-15 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and the river mouth. Crappie good on grubs, tube jigs and minnows at 20-30 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and points. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: July 10. Elevation normal, water clearing. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around points. Striped bass good on live shad and hair jigs below the dam. Blue catfish good on cut bait, live shad and jigs around points and riprap. Flathead catfish good on live shad and sunfish below the dam and around rocks. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around standing timber, bridges and docks. Report submitted by Cody Jones, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: July 10. Elevation normal, water 84. Blue catfish slow on shad below the dam. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: July 11. Elevation normal, water 91. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, topwater lures and plastic baits at 3-12 ft. around points, weed beds and in coves. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms, stinkbait and punch bait at 4-8 ft. along the inlet, around points and riprap. White bass fair on crankbaits, worms, spoons and slabs at 8-14 ft. in coves, in the main lake and inlet. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: July 10. Elevation normal, water 74 and clear. Trout excellent on small lures along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: July 10. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 87 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on shad colored topwater lures along shorelines and in the main lake early and late. Crappie fair on minnows at 14-20 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: July 11. Elevation normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and topwater lures from the surface to 14 ft. around points, brush structure and weed beds. White bass good on jigs, sassy shad, topwater lures and crankbaits from the surface to 12 ft. around points, in the main lake and creek channels. Channel catfish good on cut bait, worms, shad and minnows at 4-10 ft. around rocks and riprap. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: July 10. Elevation normal, water 86 and clear. Crappie excellent on jigs around brush structure and the river channel. Channel catfish excellent on chicken liver and worms along channels and in coves. Largemouth bass good on jerk baits, tube jigs and plastic baits around points. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: July 10. Elevation normal, water murky. Striped and white bass fair on live shad and bill baits along the river channel. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on cut bait, live bait and stinkbait along flats, the river channel and channels. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits, bill baits and Alabama rigs around points, rocks the river channel. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: July 10. Elevation normal, water 88. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-14 ft. around standing timber, brush structure and points. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, spinnerbaits, topwater lures and plastic baits at 2-13 ft. along weed beds, standing timber and points. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, shad and sunfish at 6-12 ft. along channels, in the main lake and flats. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: July 10. Elevation above normal, water 86-89 and cloudy. Striped and white bass slow on live shad at 25-55 ft. in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish excellent on live shad and cut bait at 4-10 ft. at the mouth of the Washita River. Report submitted by Bob Wingo, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: July 10. Elevation normal, water murky. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures and spinnerbaits at 3-14 ft. around brush structure early and late. Crappie fair on jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure early and late. Flathead catfish fair on live bait at 12-25 ft. along channels. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: July 10. Elevation above normal, water 84 and murky. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad in the main lake and around points. White bass good on minnows and small lures in coves and around points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Ft. Cobb: July 11. Elevation normal, water 87. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait and stinkbait in coves and the main lake. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live bait and sassy shad around points and in the main lake. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: July 10. Elevation above normal, water 75 and clear. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait, punch bait and shad around points and rocks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: July 12. Elevation normal, water 75. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait and punch bait along flats. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: July 11. Elevation normal, water 80. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait and shrimp below the dam, along shorelines and around points. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.