Thursday, July 21, 2016

Oklahoma Weekly Fishing Report 7/21/2016

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

Draper: July 18. Elevation rising, water 83 and stained. Channel and blue catfish fair on worms, shad and cut bait along channels and riprap. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows around docks and brush structure. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around weed beds and brush structure. Report submitted by Tell Judkins, game warden stationed in Cleveland County. 
 
Overholser: July 19. Elevation below normal, water murky to muddy. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow on crawdad tails, cut bait and worms around windy points and along the shoreline. Channel and blue catfish fair on live bait and cut bait in the main lake. Buffalo and drum fair on dough bait and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: July 18. Elevation above normal, water 83 and stained. Blue and channel catfish fair on worms, shad and cut bait along coves and riprap. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and weed beds. 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 18. Elevation above normal, water 86 and clear. Channel and blue catfish good on chicken liver, punch bait and worms in creeks with moving water. Crappie slow on minnows around standing timber. White bass fair on sassy shad and lipless baits in the main lake.  Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.
 
NORTHEAST
 
Bell Cow: July 17. Elevation normal, water 88 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. around docks and brush structure. Channel catfish fair on worms, crawfish and shad along riprap and shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on in-line spinnerbait and plastic baits around weed beds and along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: July 18. Elevation normal, water 80s and clear. Striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits and sunfish around coves and docks. Bluegill sunfish fair on worms around docks and along shorelines. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Chandler: July 17. Elevation normal, water 88 and murky. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows around docks and boat ramps. Sunfish good on worms around boat ramps. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
 
Copan: July 18. Elevation normal, water 70s and clearing. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and worms at 4-6 ft. in creek channels and along riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
 
Ft. Gibson: July 16. Elevation above normal, water 89 and stained. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on live shad at 25-40 ft. in the main lake and river channel. Crappie good on tube jigs and minnows at 10-15 ft. around brush structure and docks. White bass good on in-line spinnerbait and crankbaits at 6-15 ft. around points. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits, crankbaits and tube jigs at 5-15 ft. around coves and along riprap. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Ft. Gibson.
 
Greenleaf: July 18. Elevation normal, water clear. Black bass fair on spinner baits, crankbaits, bill baits, spoons and worms around moss beds, along shorelines, creek channel and around brush structure. Crappie fair at 8-16 ft. around docks and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: July 17. Elevation above normal, water 80. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, topwater lures and spinnerbaits at 5-14 ft. around coves, weed beds and riprap. White bass good on crankbaits, small lures and sassy shad at 7-16 ft. below the dam, in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.
 
Hulah: July 18. Elevation normal, water 70s and clearing. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, worms and cut bait at 4-6 ft. along creek channels, rip rap and around rocks. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: July 19. Elevation dropping, water 92 and muddy. White bass and crappie fair on jigs, topwater lures and slabs along riprap and bridges. Walleye, striped bass and striped bass hybrids slow on jigs and sassy shad below the dam. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: July 18. Elevation above normal, water 81. Striped bass good on live bait in channels. Blue catfish good on cut bait in channels. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.
 
Lower Illinois: July 17. Elevation normal, water 60 with good visibility. Trout good on Powerbait in tailwater, Watts area near deep holes and riffles. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.
 
Skiatook: July 19. Elevation below normal, water upper 80s and clear. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live shad at 10-20 ft. in the main lake. Crappie fair on jigs and minnow at 5-15 ft. along creek channels. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: July 18. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass hybrids and striped bass good on live shad and slabs in the main lake. Flathead catfish fair on cut bait and white perch. Channel catfish fair on cut bait in the main lake. Water is being pumped into the lake, fishing is good on the north end of the dam. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
 
Tenkiller: July 17. Elevation 0.5 ft. above normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on jigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 15-20 ft. around brush structure, in the main lake and around points. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait, shad and worms at 15-40 ft. around flats, points and along creek channels. Fish deep flats with flipflops, shad, cut bait or worms. Fish points with stinkbait at 17-21 ft. Drift with shad, liver or worms. Sunfish good on worms, small lures and jigs at 10-20 ft. along shorelines, around docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson.
 
Webbers Falls: July 18. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky. Black bass fair on spinner baits, crankbaits, bill baits around creek channels, riprap and brush structure. Crappie fair at 10-15 ft. around bridges and brush structure. Catfish good on cut bait and sunfish. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
NORTHWEST
 
Foss: July 18. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 78. Striped bass hybrid slow on jigs and live bait around fishing docks. White bass slow on live bait. Walleye slow. Catfish fair on trot lines with liver or cut shad. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Supply:  July 18. Elevation normal, water murky. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver below the dam. All fishing is slow. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.
 
SOUTHEAST
 
Broken Bow: July 16. Elevation below normal, water 82. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs and plastic baits at 15-20 ft around brush structure, standing timber and points. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, worms and punch bait at 5-15 ft. around brush structure, riprap and along the river channel. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Eufaula: July 17. Elevation normal, water clearing. Striped bass good on flukes, shad and hair jigs below the dam. Flathead catfish good on sunfish and live shad along riprap, around rocks and in shallows. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around docks and bridges. White bass good on Alabama rigs and jigs along riprap and points. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around points and coves. Report submitted by Cody Jones, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.  

Hugo: July 16. Elevation normal, water 85. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad at 5-15 ft. below the dam and along the river channel. Crappie slow on minnows at 10-25 ft. along creek channels, the river channel and around standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
 
Konawa: July 18. Elevation normal, water 94 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits, topwater lures and spoons at 3-8 ft. around coves, weed beds and points. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms, stinkbait and punch bait at 4-10 ft. in channels, around inlet and points. White bass fair on crankbaits, worms, slabs and jigs at 8-16 ft. around coves, inlets and in the main lake. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: July 18. Elevation normal, water 76. Trout good on small lures and Powerbait along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: July 13. Stocked approximately 4,785 rainbow trout on July 7. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Regional Office. 

McGee Creek: July 17. Elevation normal, water 89 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows at 14-20 ft. around brush structure. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on topwater lures along shorelines and in the main lake. Fishing is best early and late along shorelines on topwater lures and early and late on shad colored topwater lures and rattletraps for schooling bass in open water. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
 
Murray: July 18. Elevation normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on topwater lures, plastic baits and crankbaits from the surface to 15 ft. of water around points, weed beds and in the main lake. White bass fair on jigs, minnows, sassy shad and crankbaits from the surface to 12 ft. of water in the main lake, around points and creek channels. Channel catfish fair on crawfish, shrimp, worms and shad at 4-15 ft. around rocks, along riprap and creek channels. Sunfish fair on jigs, worms, minnows and small lures at 3-8 ft. around docks weed beds and the sand bar. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
 
Pine Creek: July 18. Elevation normal, water 86 and clear. Crappie excellent on jigs around brush structure and along the river channel. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits around points. Channel catfish good on worms and stink bait along creek channels and in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Robert S. Kerr: July 17. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, flukes and plastic baits around point, rocks and along riprap. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, live bait and stink bait along channels and flats. Striped and white bass fair on live shad, live bait and bill baits along the river channel. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.   

Sardis: July 16. Elevation normal, water 88. Crappie fair on jigs, hair jigs and minnows at 6-14 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, spinner baits and topwater lures at 4-12 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and rocks. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, sunfish and shad at 6-12 ft. along channels, shorelines and in the main lake. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
 
Texoma: July 17. Elevation normal, water 87-89 and stained. Striped bass slow on live shad at 35 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and in the main lake. White bass fair on topwater lures and live shad at 5-10 ft. along creek channels, the river channel and riprap. Blue and channel catfish excellent on live shad and cut bait at 5-30 ft. below the dam, in the river mouth and along the river channel. Paddlefish excellent below the dam. Report submitted by Bob Wingo, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
 
Wister: July 17. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures and spinnerbaits at 3-14 ft. around brush structure. Crappie fair on jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure. Flathead catfish fair on live bait at 12-25 ft. along channels. Fishing is best early in the morning and late at night. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County. 
 
SOUTHWEST
 
Ft. Cobb: July 19. Elevation normal, water 88. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver, shrimp and cut bait in coves and the main lake. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on live bait and live shad around points and in the main lake. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed in Caddo County.
 
Tom Steed: July 18. Elevation normal, water 75. Striped bass hybrids and saugeye slow trolling crankbaits in the main lake. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.
 
Waurika: July 17. Elevation normal, water 80. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, stinkbait and cut bait below the dam, along shorelines and riprap. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.