Thursday, August 11, 2016

Oklahoma weekly fishing report 8/11/2016

CENTRAL

Arcadia: August 9. Elevation normal, water 88 and clearing. Largemouth bass slow on swim baits and crankbaits at 6-14 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 11-14 ft. on marked brush piles. Channel and blue catfish fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers near the dam. White bass fair on white grubs while surfacing at sunrise and sunset. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: August 7. Elevation below normal, water 85. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures, plastic baits and crankbaits around points, along weed beds and in coves. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait around points and along riprap. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around points, brush structure and in coves. Report submitted by Tell Judkins, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: August 9. Elevation dropping, water 89. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits, spoons, sassy shad and gay blades at 1-15 ft. along flats, shallows and in the main lake. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, shad, worms and punch bait at 2-8 ft. along riprap and the inlet. Flathead catfish good on live bait at the inlet. Walleye slow on crankbaits, rogues and grubs at 8-20 ft. in the main lake, around points and riprap early morning and in the evening at dark. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, plastic baits, jigs and Whopper Plopper at 1-12 ft. around docks, riprap and points. Crappie slow on jigs, minnows and small lures at 8-20 ft. around points and in the main lake. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: August 9. Elevation slightly below normal, water murky to muddy. White bass, striped bass, channel catfish and blue catfish fair on shrimp in the canal and the discharge. Carp, drum and buffalo fair on dough bait, corn and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: August 7. Elevation above normal, water 84. Saugeye slow on crankbaits around points and rocks. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait and shad along riprap and the river channel. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, topwater lures and spinnerbaits in coves, around points and weed beds. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: August 9. Elevation normal, water 88 and clear. Crappie slow on minnows around standing timber. White bass slow trolling shad colored crankbaits in the main lake early morning. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Birch: August 8. Elevation normal, water mid-80s and clear. Striped bass hybrids and largemouth bass good on crankbaits and topwater lures in coves and along shorelines. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver and shad in coves and below the dam. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Eucha: August 8. Elevation normal, water upper 80s and stained. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around points and in the main lake. White bass good on topwater lures and crankbaits in the main lake. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad in the main lake and along flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks, brush structure and under the Highway 59 bridge. Sunfish fair on crickets and worms along weed beds and docks. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Grand: August 8. Elevation normal, water 92 and slightly stained. Crappie fair on minnows at 10-15 ft. around docks and brush structure at night under lights. White bass good on GoGo minnows and bendable minnows at 15-20 ft. in the main lake, around points and islands. Blue and channel catfish good on shad at 20-35 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: August 9. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along creek channels, around brush structure and moss beds. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-18 ft. around fishing docks and brush structure. Catfish fair on fresh cut bait on bottom. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: August 9. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 86. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 5-10 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and docks. White bass crankbaits, small lures, sassy shad and slabs at 4-14 ft. below the dam and in the main lake. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County

Kaw: August 9. Elevation normal, water 89 and muddy. Striped bass, white bass and striped bass hybrids fair on topwater lures, sassy shad and crankbaits below the dam. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, stinkbait, worms and shad at 1-6 ft. below the dam and along flats. Walleye slow on sassy shad and jigs below the dam. Paddlefish slow below the dam. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: August 8. Elevation above normal, water 84. White bass fair on small lures around points. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Oologah: August 7. Elevation normal, water 84 and murky. White bass and walleye fair on crankbaits at 6-15 ft. trolling flats in the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits at 5-10 ft. around rocks. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait, shad and sunfish at 15-25 ft. along flats near the main river channel. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: August 8. Elevation below normal, water low to mid 80s and clear. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on topwater lures and crankbaits in the main lake early morning and late evening. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: August 8. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass hybrids slow on live shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: August 8. Elevation normal, water 80s and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around brush structure, in the main lake and points. White bass good on crankbaits and spoons in the main lake. Channel catfish slow on cut bait and shad in the main lake and along flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and above the dam. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: August 8. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 5-20 ft. around brush structure, points and along shorelines. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on dough bait at 17-24 ft. anchored around points and mouths of coves and drifting worms and minnows at 10-20 ft. along flats. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits, hair jigs and spoons at 15-40 ft. along shorelines and around points early and late. Sunfish and bluegill good on worms and hair jigs at 10-20 ft. around docks and along shorelines. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson.

Webbers Falls: August 9. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and bill baits along shorelines, brush structure and riprap. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-18 ft. around bridges. Catfish fair on fresh cut bait and stinkbait. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: August 7. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits and slabs at 10-18 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Foss: August 8. Elevation 3 3/4 ft. below normal, water 85. Striped bass hybrids good on slabs early morning; beginning to surface. White bass fair on live bait. Walleye slow to fair on worms. Catfish fair to good on trotlines baited with cut bait and Danny King stinkbait. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Supply: August 9. Elevation below normal, water murky. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver below the dam. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Blue River: August 9. Elevation normal, water 82 and clear. Channel catfish excellent on stinkbait, cut bait and punch bait at 3-6 ft. around rocks, brush structure and deeper pools just off of the main current. Approximately 1,800 lbs. of channel catfish were stocked on August 4. Spotted bass good on topwater lures, spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 1-6 ft. around brush structure, rocks and below waterfalls and riffles; topwater action is best at dawn and dusk. Sunfish and bluegill good on crickets, tube jigs and small lures at 1-3 ft. along shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist  at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: August 7. Elevation below normal, water 82. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs and plastic baits at 15-20 ft. around points, standing timber and brush structure. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 20-30 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, worms and punch bait at 10-15 ft. along channels, the river mouth and river channel. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Hugo: August 7. Elevation below normal, water 86. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs at 10-25 ft. around standing timber. Channel and blue catfish fair on shad and worms on bottom along creek channels and the river channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: August 8. Elevation below normal, water 97 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, spoons and sassy shad at 4-10 ft. in coves, the inlet and along weed beds. White bass slow on crankbaits, slabs, shrimp and shad at 8-16 ft. in the main lake and around points. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms, shad and stinkbait along creek channels, in coves and the inlet. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

McGee Creek: August 7. Elevation normal, water 89 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows at 16-24 ft. around brush structure. Largemouth bass slow on topwater lures at the surface along shorelines and in the main lake early and late. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Texoma: August 8. Elevation normal, water 88-91 and stained. Striped and white bass slow on live shad at 20-55 ft. in the river channel and good on live shad below the dam. Blue and channel catfish fair on live shad and cut bait at 5-10 ft. along the river channel and good on limb lines up the river. Crappie on minnows at 5-8 ft. on brush structure. Report submitted by Bob Wingo, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: August 7. Elevation above normal, water 80 and murky. Channel and blue catfish slow on shad and cut bait around points, rocks and in the main lake. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Ft. Cobb: August 8. Elevation normal, water 86. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver and cut bait in coves and along flats. Saugeye slow on crankbaits and worms around rocks and points. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: August 7. Elevation above normal, water 80 and clear. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait and shad in the main lake and along creek channels. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: August 9. Elevation normal, water 75 and murky. All fishing slow. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.