Thursday, July 28, 2016

Oklahoma Weekly Fishing Report 7/28.2016

CENTRAL

Hefner: July 25. Elevation normal, water 88. Spotted bass fair on jigs, crankbaits and topwater lures at 2-12 ft. around points, in the main lake and in coves. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on Alabama rigs, grubs, slabs and gay blades at 1-20 ft. in coves, along shorelines and riprap. Flathead, blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, minnows, shad and Danny King punch bait at 2-10 ft. in coves, along shallows, riprap and intake. Walleye slow on crankbaits and minnows at 8-20 ft. along riprap, the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: July 26. Elevation below normal, water murky to muddy. Blue, channel and flathead catfish slow on live bait, cut bait and chicken liver in the main lake and the discharge. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on crawfish, cut bait, worms and jigs in the main lake, the discharge and along shorelines. Carp, drum and buffalo fair on dough bait and worms in the discharge and along shorelines. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Wes Watkins: July 25. Elevation normal, water 87 and clear. Crappie slow on minnows around standing timber. White bass slow on sassy shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: July 24. Elevation normal, water 91 and murky. Channel catfish fair on worms and stinkbait along shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows at 10 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: July 25. Elevation normal, water upper 80s and clear. Striped bass hybrids and largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits in coves and the main lake. Channel and blue catfish fair on sunfish and minnows below the dam and in coves. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Chandler: July 24. Elevation normal, water 91 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows around docks and the dam. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: July 24. Elevation normal, water 70s and stained. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on chicken liver, shad and worms at 5-8 ft. below the dam and along riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Dripping Springs: July 26. Elevation normal, water 82 and clear. Channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait at 8 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Jaime Cheatwood, City of Okmulgee.

Eucha: July 24. Elevation normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, plastic baits and jigs at 10-20 ft. in coves, around points and in the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush structure and docks. Sunfish good on crickets and worms around docks and weed beds. Channel catfish slow on cut bait and shad along flats. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: July 21. Elevation above normal, water 89 and stained. White bass good trolling in-lines spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 8-12 ft. around points and in the main lake. Crappie good on minnows and tube jigs at 10-18 ft. around brush structure and rocks. Blue catfish good drifting shad at 25-35 ft. along the river channel and the main lake late evening. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Ft. Gibson.

Grand: July 25. Elevation normal, water 90 and slightly stained. Crappie good on minnows at 10 ft. around brush structure and docks at night under lights. White bass good on GoGo minnows, rattletraps, blades and bendable minnows in the main lake, along flats and islands surfacing in the evening. Blue and channel catfish good drifting cut shad at 20-35 ft. in the main lake. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures, worms and jigs along shallows. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: July 25. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and bill baits in white and green. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair at 8-16 ft. around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: July 25. Elevation normal, water 83. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 5-12 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and points. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 6-14 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and in the main lake. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County

Hulah: July 24. Elevation normal, water 70s and clearing. Blue, channel and flathead catfish slow on cut bait, shad and worms at 5-8 ft. below the dam and along riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: July 26. Elevation dropping, water 90s and muddy. Walleye slow on minnows and sassy shad below the dam. Striped bass, striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on sassy shad and Alabama rigs below the dam. White bass good on jigs, slabs and spoons along riprap and bridges. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait, shad and grasshoppers at 6-20 ft. in the main lake and river channel. Flathead catfish slow noodling. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: July 26. Elevation above normal, water muddy. White bass good on spoons at the river mouth. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: July 24. Elevation normal, water 65 and clear to cloudy. Trout fair on PowerBait and worms below the dam, along the spillway, below riffles and around deep holes. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Okmulgee: July 26. Elevation normal, water 81 and normal. Largemouth bass and crappie slow on minnows and plastic baits in the main lake. Report submitted by Jaime Cheatwood, City of Okmulgee.

Oologah: July 24. Elevation normal, water 84 and murky. White bass and walleye fair trolling crankbaits at 5-15 ft. around main lake points. Blue and channel catfish slow on juglines baited with cut bait and shad at 10-20 ft. along flats near the channel and along flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: July 25. Elevation below normal, water upper 80s and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits at 15-25 ft. around brush structure. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure and creek channels. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on topwater lures in the main lake early morning and late evening. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: July 25. Elevation normal, water clear. Water is being pumped into the lake; fishing is fair on the north end of the dam. Striped bass hybrids and striped bass fair on live shad and slabs in the main lake. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait in the main lake.  Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: July 24. Elevation normal, water 87 and stained. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and plastic baits around points, weed beds and in the main lake. Sunfish good on crickets and worms along weed beds. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and above the dam. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: July 24. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits and tube jigs at 15-20 ft. around brush structure and creek channels. White bass fair on hair jigs, spoons and in-line spinnerbaits from the surface to 20 ft. in the main lake, around points and windy shorelines early. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good drifting cut bait and nightcrawlers at 15-20 ft., on flip-flops baited with cut bait at 20-40 ft. and on stinkbait at 17-21 ft. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson.

Webbers Falls: July 25. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 6 ft. along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on sunfish and fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-18 ft. around bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: July 23. Elevation normal, water clear. White bass good on slabs, crankbaits and shad at 10-20 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Foss: July 25. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. below normal, water 85. Striped bass hybrids surfacing early morning and late evening. White bass fair. Crappie fair on jigs around docks. Walleye fair on live bait. Catfish good on juglines along the north side. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Supply: July 26. Elevation normal, water murky. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms and stinkbait below the dam and along shorelines. 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.

Blue River: July 25. Elevation normal, water clear. Spotted, largemouth and smallmouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and topwater lures at 2-5 ft. around brush structure, rocks and points at dusk and dawn. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, punch bait, chicken liver and minnows at 3-6 ft. along channels, rocks and deeper pools just off of the main current. Sunfish and bluegill excellent on small lures, tube jigs, in-line spinnerbaits and worms at 1-3 ft. along shallows and shorelines. Flathead catfish fair on live bait and worms at 3-6 ft. along the river channel and rocks at night. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: July 25. Elevation below normal, water 84. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs and plastic baits at 20-25 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Crappie fair on minnows, tube jigs and jigs at 25-35 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: July 24. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass excellent on hair jigs, flukes and shad below the dam when generating. Blue and flathead catfish fair on shad, jigs and sunfish below the dam, along riprap, around points and bridges. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks and in the main lake. White bass good on jerk baits, jigs and in-lines spinnerbaits in the main lake and in coves. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around points and in the main lake. Report submitted by Cody Jones, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: July 24. Elevation normal, water 85. Blue catfish fair on shad below the dam. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: July 25. Elevation normal, water 96 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits, spoons and sassy shad at 3-8 ft. in coves, around points and the inlet. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms, shrimp and shad at 6-12 ft. along channels, the inlet and around points. White bass slow on crankbaits, worms, slabs and jigs at 8-16 ft. in the main lake and in coves. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: July 24. Elevation normal, water 78 and clear. Trout fair on small lures and worms below the dam, along the spillway and creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: July 24. Elevation normal, water 89 and clear. Crappie fair to good on minnows at 14-20 ft. around cedar brush. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on topwater lures along shorelines and also in the main lake in open water for schooling bass. 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 26. Elevation normal, water 84. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on flukes, plastic baits and topwater lures from the surface to 18 ft. around rocks, points and weed beds. Spotted bass fair on crankbaits, topwater lures and sassy shad from the surface to 20 ft. along creek channels, around points and in the main lake. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, worms, minnows and punch bait at 4-10 ft. around rocks, riprap and creek channels. Sunfish fair on minnows, jigs, worms and small lures at 3-8 ft. along sandbars, weed beds and docks. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: July 24. Elevation normal, water 87 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits around points. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and worms along channels and in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: July 24. Elevation normal, water murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish excellent on cut bait, live bait and shad in the river channel, along flats and the spillway. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: July 25. Elevation normal, water 88. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures at 4-12 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and points. Blue, flathead and channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad and sunfish at 6-14 ft. along channels, shorelines and in the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows, tube jigs and jigs at 10-14 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and rocks. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: July 25. Elevation normal, water 90 and stained. Striped and white bass slow on live shad at 25-50 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish fair on live shad and cut bait at 20-30 ft. below the dam and along the river channel. Report submitted by Bob Wingo, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: July 25. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits and topwater lures at 4-15 ft. around brush structure early and late. Crappie slow on jigs at 15-25 ft. around brush structure early and late. Blue catfish slow on juglines baited with cut bait at 12-20 ft. along channels. Flathead catfish slow on live bait at 12-25 ft. along channels. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: July 25. Elevation above normal, water 77 and murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad and punch bait in the main lake, around rocks and points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Ft. Cobb: July 24. Elevation normal, water 88. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad along flats and in the main lake. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on sassy shad and minnows in the lake and around points. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: July 25. Elevation above normal, water 78 and clear. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait and shad around points and rocks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: July 26. Elevation normal, water 75 and murky. Channel and blue catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: July 24. Elevation normal, water 85. Blue and channel catfish fair on stinkbait and cut bait in the main lake, along shorelines and the spillway. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.