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Oklahoma weekly fishing report
By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Jul 6, 2017
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CENTRAL
 
Draper: July 2. Elevation normal, water 78 and stained. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and cut bait in the main lake and around points. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits and crankbaits around brush structure and weed beds. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around docks and rocks. Report submitted by Tell Judkins, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
 
Hefner: July 3. Elevation above normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and jigs along riprap and shorelines. White bass, striped bass hybrids and walleye good trolling crankbaits at 8-12 ft. in the main lake. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait and punch bait slip corking at 6-12 ft. along riprap and shorelines. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.
 
Overholser: July 3. Elevation normal, water murky to muddy. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair chicken liver, cut bait, live bait, shrimp and worms below the dam, in the main lake and along shorelines. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on chicken liver, crawfish, cut bait, jigs and shrimp below the dam, main lake, around points, dam and shorelines. Bluegill fair on jigs and worms. Fishing has been slow and will probably still be slow after the rains. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
 
Thunderbird: July 2. Elevation normal, water 79 and cloudy. Saugeye fair on crankbaits and plastic baits in coves and around points. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits and crankbaits around brush structure and weed beds. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around docks and rocks. Report submitted by Tell Judkins, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
 
Wes Watkins: July 3. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel catfish, blue catfish and drum fair on worms around points and riprap. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.
 
NORTHEAST
 
Birch: July 2. Elevation normal, water 83 and clear. Crappie and bluegill slow on minnows, jigs, shrimp and worms around brush structure, coves, docks and shorelines. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on chicken liver, minnows, shad and worms below the dam, in coves, around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Carl Blackwell: July 5. Elevation rising, water 82 and muddy. Channel catfish fair on minnows, plastic baits, shad, stinkbait and worms around brush structure, channels and the main lake. Saugeye slow on flukes, jigs and shad in the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows, jigs and PowerBait around docks, shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.
 
Copan: July 2. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water clearing. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, live shad and worms along riprap and shorelines. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
 
Eucha: July 2. Elevation normal, water mid-70s and stained. Largemouth and smallmouth bass slow on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, rocks and weed beds. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows, jigs and plastic baits around brush structure, the dam, discharge and main lake. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on live bait, shad, sunfish and worms along channels, the discharge, main lake, points and riprap. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
 
Ft. Gibson: July 1. Elevation normal, water 78 and stained. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on juglines baited with crawfish, goldfish, live shad and shad at 9-12 ft. along flats, the main lake and river channel. White bass good on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits and jigs in chartreuse along flats, the main lake and around points surfacing late evening. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, plastic baits and tube jigs in black and chartreuse at 9-12 ft. below the dam, around brush structure and in the main lake. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.
 
Grand: July 3. Elevation normal, water 77 and slightly stained. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and plastic baits around brush structure and docks. White bass fair on jigs, plastic baits, sassy shad and spoons along creek channels, the main lake and around islands. Blue and channel catfish good on shad and shrimp at 6-12 ft. below the dam and in the main lake. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
 
Greenleaf: July 4. Elevation normal, water 74 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, in coves, shallows and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs and tube jigs at 10-14 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on live shad, shad and sunfish along channels and flats. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
Hudson: July 3. Elevation rising, water 70s and muddy. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, in coves and points. Blue and channel catfish fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, in coves and docks. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
 
Hulah: July 2. Elevation normal, water clearing. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, live shad and worms below the dam, along riprap and shorelines. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
 
Lower Illinois: July 2. Elevation normal, water 65 and muddy. Trout fair on in-line spinnerbaits and PowerBait below the dam, along the river channel, below runs, rocks and Watts WMU. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.
 
Kaw: July 3. Elevation normal, water 85 and clear. White bass, striped bass and striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits, jigs, live shad, spoons and topwater lures below the dam, in the main lake and around rocks. Crappie fair on jigs, live bait, minnows and sassy shad around brush structure, the main lake and riprap. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, live bait, live shad and shad below the dam, in the main lake and rocks. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.
 
Keystone: July 4. Elevation above normal, water 82. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits along riprap and shorelines. White bass good on small lures around points. Blue catfish good on cut bait along channels and the main lake. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.
 
Oologah: July 2. Elevation 2 ft. above normal and falling slowly, water 75 and murky. Blue catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and shad below the dam. White bass fair on crankbaits at 6-12 ft. trolling main lake points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
 
Robert S. Kerr: July 2. Elevation normal, water muddy. Flathead catfish fair on shad and noodling along rocks and shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on buzz baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, shallows and weed beds. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along creek channels and river mouth. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
 
Skiatook: July 3. Elevation above normal, water 80s and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits in coves and along shorelines. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on shad and spoons at 25-35 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Sooner: July 4. Elevation normal, water clear. Water is also being pumped into the lake at this time. Striped bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad at 60 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
 
Spavinaw: July 2. Elevation above normal, water mid-70s and stained. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in the discharge, main lake, points and weed beds. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows, jigs and plastic baits around brush structure, the discharge, docks and main lake. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on live bait, shad, sunfish and worms along channels, the discharge, main lake, points and riprap. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
 
Webbers Falls: July 4. Elevation above normal, water 74 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, jerk baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie fair on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, in coves creek channels and under bridges. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, live shad and sunfish along channels, creek channels and flats. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
NORTHWEST
 
Canton: July 3. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and topwater lures along weed beds in the north end of the lake. Striped bass hybrids, white bass and walleye slow on crankbaits and slabs in the main lake. Report submitted by Blake Pearson, game warden stationed in Kingfisher County.
 
Ft. Supply: July 3. Elevation normal, water murky. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait and worms along the dam, points and riprap. White bass fair on minnows and jigs along riprap. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.
 
Foss: July 3. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water high 70s. Striped bass hybrids fair on live bait. Walleye fair on live bait. White bass surfacing early morning and late evenings. Catfish fair on juglines. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
 
SOUTHEAST
 
Arbuckle: July 2. Elevation normal, water 83 and clearing. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, jigs and topwater lures around brush structure, the main lake and rocks. Crappie and green sunfish fair on minnows and jigs at 25 ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
 
Blue River: July 5. Elevation above normal, water 70 and murky. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, punch bait and stinkbait along shallows and slack water near bank. All other fishing slow due to high water conditions. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
 
Broken Bow: July 2. Elevation below normal, water 79. Crappie good on minnows, tube jigs and jigs around brush structure, points and standing timber. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, flukes and plastic baits around brush structure, points and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Durant: July 4. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, lipless baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, creek channels, the main lake and standing timber. Channel catfish slow on cut bait, punch bait and stinkbait along channels, the main lake and standing timber. Crappie slow on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, the main lake and standing timber. Report submitted by Mike Ward, Park Ranger.
 
Eufaula: July 2. Elevation above normal, water clear and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks and standing timber. Striped bass, striped bass hybrids and white bass good on hair jigs and live shad below the dam. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait and live shad in the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Terry Springwater, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
 
Hugo: July 2. Elevation normal, water 80. Blue catfish slow on shad below the dam. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on flukes and plastic baits around brush structure, creek channels and river channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.
 
Lower Mountain Fork: July 2. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout fair on PowerBait and salmon eggs along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
McGee Creek: July 2. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits and topwater lures around brush structure, rocks, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
 
Pine Creek: July 2. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs and plastic baits in coves. Crappie excellent on jigs around brush structure, creek channels and half bridge. Channel catfish fair on cut bait in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Sardis: June 30. Elevation normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, grubs, jigs, plastic baits, sassy shad, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, points, riprap, rocks, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad and sunfish along channels, flats, the main lake and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
 
Wister: July 2. Elevation above normal, water 87 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, the main lake, points and river channel. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad in the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and river channel. Report submitted by James William, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
 
SOUTHWEST
 
Ellsworth: July 2. Elevation above normal, water 80 and murky. Saugeye good trolling sassy shad, small lures and spoons in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, punch bait and shad in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
 
Ft. Cobb: July 4. Elevation normal, water 79 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, in coves, riprap, shallows and weed beds. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, crawfish, cut bait, stinkbait and worms in coves, along creek channels, points and riprap. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Caddo County.
 
Lawtonka: July 2. Elevation normal, water clear. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait, punch bait and shad around points and riprap. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
 
Tom Steed: July 3. Elevation normal, water 75. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait and shad in the main lake. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.
 
Waurika: July 2. Elevation normal, water 85. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, shad, stinkbait and worms in the main lake, around points and shorelines. White bass fair on crankbaits in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.