Thursday, August 25, 2016

Oklahoma weekly fishing report for 8/25/2016

CENTRAL

Arcadia: August 23. Elevation normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and shallow diving crankbaits at 4-8 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 11-14 ft. around marked brush piles and rocky points along the north end of the lake. Channel and blue catfish fair on crawfish and nightcrawlers near the channel. White bass fair on grubs near the boat ramps and around points. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: August 21. Elevation below normal, water 80 and stained. Channel catfish slow on punch bait and stinkbait around points and along riprap. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits around points. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: August 23. Elevation dropping, water 80. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits, small lures, slabs and gay blades at 2-10 ft. in the main lake, along riprap and around points. Crappie and walleye slow on grubs, live bait, jigs and sassy shad at 15-20 ft. in the main lake and around points. Flathead, blue and channel catfish good on grasshoppers, worms, shrimp and punch bait at 2-12 ft. around points, along rocks and riprap. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, topwater lures, jigs and stinkbait at 5-20 ft. along riprap, around points and in the main lake. Bluegill excellent on worms, minnows, crickets and grubs at 1-5 ft. in coves, along riprap and shorelines. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: August 22. Elevation below normal, water murky to muddy. Blue and channel catfish slow on shrimp and worms along creek channels and the discharge. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on shrimp, worms and jigs along creek channels, the discharge and along shorelines. Carp fair on dough bait and worms in the discharge and along shorelines. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: August 21. Elevation normal, water 80 and stained. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits around points. Saugeye slow on crankbaits around points and rocks. Channel and blue catfish slow on stinkbait and punch bait around points and in the river channel. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: August 22. Elevation normal, water 87 and murky. Channel catfish slow on worms and stinkbait around docks and along shorelines. Report submitted Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: August 21. Elevation normal, water low 80s and clear. Striped bass hybrids and largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and topwater lures in the main lake and along shorelines. Channel and blue catfish good on chicken liver, sunfish and worms around docks and in coves. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Chandler: August 22. Elevation normal, water 88 and murky. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 3-5 ft. along shorelines and the dam. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: August 21. Elevation normal, water 70s and clearing. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, shad and worms at 4-8 ft. below the dam, along riprap and in coves. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: August 21. Elevation normal, water 80s and stained. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, topwater lures and jigs in the main lake and around points. White bass fair on topwater lures and spoons in the main lake. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along riprap and flats. Bluegill fair on crickets around docks and weed beds. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: August 19. Elevation normal, water 85 and clear. Crappie fair on jigs, tube jigs and rogues at 10-15 ft. around brush structure and docks. White bass good on in-line spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 6-12 ft. around points and in the main lake. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on live shad at 15-25 ft. along the river channel. Largemouth bass fair on crawfish and plastic baits at 10 ft. around brush structure and riprap. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Ft. Gibson.

Grand: August 22. Elevation normal, water 88 and slightly stained. Crappie fair on minnows at 10 ft. around brush structure and docks. White bass good on GoGo minnows at 15-20 ft. in the main lake and around islands. Blue and channel catfish good on shad at 20-35 ft. below the dam and in the main lake. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: August 23. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, topwater lures, jigs and spoons around moss beds, brush structure, shorelines and creek channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-18 ft. around fishing docks and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: August 22. Elevation normal, water 80. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, topwater lures and crankbaits at 3-7 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and along shorelines. White bass fair on crankbaits, slabs, small lures and sassy shad at 7-14 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: August 21. Elevation normal, water 70s and clearing. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on chicken liver, shad and worms at 4-8 ft. below the dam, in the coves and along riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: August 22. Elevation dropping, water 85 and muddy. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait and worms at 2-6 ft. below the dam and along the flats. White bass, striped bass and striped bass hybrids slow on sassy shad and topwater lures below the dam. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: August 22. Elevation above normal, water 83. Blue catfish good on cut bait along channels. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: August 21. Elevation normal, water 60s and clear. Trout good on PowerBait and nymphs along the tailwater and Watts. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: August 21. Elevation normal, water 82 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. White bass and walleye fair trolling crankbaits at 6-12 ft. around points. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: August 22. Elevation below normal, water low 80s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure and along creek channels. 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 22. 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: August 21. Elevation normal, water 80s and stained. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits in the main lake and around points. White bass good on topwater lures in the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Channel catfish slow on cut bait in the main lake and along flats. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: August 22. Elevation 2/3 ft. below normal, water mid-80s and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on plastic baits and crankbaits around brush structure and surfacing around windy points. White bass fair on hair jigs, in-line spinnerbaits, spoons and crankbaits from the surface to 15 ft. in coves and in the main lake early and late. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on worms and cut bait at 10-18 ft. anchored off points and flats and on punch bait and stinkbait at 17-23 ft. Sunfish and bluegill good on worms and jigs at 10-20 ft. around docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson.

Webbers Falls: August 23. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits along riprap and shorelines. Crappie fair on at 12-18 ft. around bridges and brush structure. Catfish good on stinkbait, live bait and cut bait on bottom. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: August 20. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on slabs and crankbaits at 8-15 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

SOUTHEAST

Blue River: August 23. Elevation normal, water 79 and clear. Channel catfish excellent on stinkbait and chicken liver at 2-6 ft. around brush structure and channels. Stocked approximately 1,800 pounds of channel catfish on August 4. Spotted, largemouth and smallmouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 2-5 ft. along shorelines, brush structure and rocks. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: August 21. Elevation rising, water 84. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, plastic baits and flukes at 2-16 ft. around standing timber, points and brush structure. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, worms and punch bait at 10-12 ft. along channels and the river mouth. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: August 21. Elevation below normal, water good. Striped bass good on flukes, live shad and hair jigs below the dam and along the spillway. Blue and flathead catfish good on jigs, live shad and cut bait along riprap, the spillway and around points. Largemouth bass good in the main lake and along channels. Report submitted by Cody Jones, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: August 21. Elevation normal, water 83. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. along the river channel and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 5-15 ft. below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: August 22. Elevation normal, water 94. Largemouth bass and striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits and jerk baits at 10-12 ft. along creek channels, weed beds and in the main lake. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver and punch bait in the main lake, along creek channels and in the discharge. Sunfish fair on PowerBait, worms and jigs at 3-5 ft. around docks and along shallows. Report submitted by Dale Stites, game warden stationed in Pontotoc County.

Lower Mountain Fork: August 21. Elevation normal, water 72 and clear. Trout fair on caddis flies, small lures and worms along the spillway and creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork:August 17. Stocked approximately 3,100 rainbow trout on August 11. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Regional Office.

McGee Creek: August 21. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows at 16-24 ft. around brush structure. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on topwater lures and plastic baits at 4-12 ft. along weed beds and shorelines. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: August 22. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits, crankbaits and jigs at 4-20 ft. around points, weed beds and rocks. White bass fair on topwater lures, small lures, sassy shad and crankbaits at 4-20 ft. along creek channels, in the main lake and around points. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, shrimp, worms and punch bait at 8-18 ft. along channels, creek channels and standing timber. Sunfish and bluegill fair on jigs, worms, small lures and minnows at 4-10 ft. around brush, weed beds and docks. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: August 21. Elevation 21. Elevation below normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and worms around points and rocks. Crappie good on jigs at 15 ft. along channels and brush structure. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and worms along shorelines and creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: August 21. Elevation normal, water stained. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad at 10 ft. below the dam and along the river channel. Flathead catfish fair on juglines baited with shad in the main lake. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 12 ft. up Big Sans Bois Creek around brush structure and standing timber. Largemouth bass slow on square billed crankbaits, watermelon colored creature baits and spinnerbaits at 6 ft. along flats and weed beds. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: August 21. Elevation below normal, water 88. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad and sunfish at 5-14 ft. along flats, in the main lake and along shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and tube jigs at 8-12 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and rocks. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, topwater lures, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and plastic baits at 3-14 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: August 22. Elevation normal, water 85 and murky. Striped and white bass slow on live shad at 25-30 ft. below the dam and along the river channel. Blue and channel catfish fair on live shad, cut bait and stinkbait at 20-40 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and in the main lake. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 5-10 ft. along shorelines, brush structure and weed beds. Report submitted by Bob Wingo, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: August 21. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits and topwater lures at 4-12 ft. around brush structure early and late. Crappie slow on jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure early and late. Blue catfish fair on cut bait at 12-20 ft. along channels. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: August 21. Elevation normal, water 81 and murky. Blue and channel catfish slow on shad and cut bait around points and in the main lake. White bass slow on minnows and small lures along shorelines. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Ft. Cobb: August 22. Elevation normal, water 85. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and dough bait along flats and in coves. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: August 21. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait and shad around points and riprap. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: August 23. Elevation normal, water 75. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait at 5-8 ft. along flats. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: August 22. Elevation normal, water 85. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait, stinkbait and shad along shorelines and in the main lake. Crappie slow on jigs around brush structure. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.