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Oklahoma weekly fishing report
By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Jul 17, 2017
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CENTRAL

Arcadia: July 11. Elevation above normal, water 86 and clearing. Blue and channel catfish excellent on cut bait and punch bait at the dam, off points and along riprap. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits on brush structure. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows on brush structure. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: July 9. Elevation below normal, water 78 and stained. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and cut bait in the main lake and around points. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Largemouth bass slow on buzz baits and crankbaits around brush structure and weed beds. Fishing is best mornings and evenings. Report submitted by Tell Judkins, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Overholser: July 11. Elevation normal, water murky to muddy. Blue, channel and flathead catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait, live bait, punch bait, shrimp and worms in the main lake and shorelines. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on chicken liver, crawfish, cut bait, jigs, shrimp and worms below the dam, around docks, main lake and shorelines. Bluegill, green sunfish and redear sunfish being caught on worms and small jigs below the dam, around docks, main lake, shallows and shorelines. Carp being caught on a variety of baits below the dam. With the heat fishing has been better in the mornings and late evenings. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: July 9. Elevation normal, water 77 and clear. Saugeye fair on crankbaits and plastic baits and plastic baits in coves, around points and rocks. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around docks. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and cut bait along channel and the main lake. Report submitted by Tell Judkins, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: July 11. Elevation normal, water clear. White bass fair on crankbaits, sassy shad and spoons in the main lake. Some surfacing in early morning, trolling at other times. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: July 10. Elevation normal, water 87 and murky. Channel catfish slow on shrimp and stinkbait around docks. Crappie slow on jigs around docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: July 9. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 80s and clear. Crappie and bluegill slow on minnows, jigs and worms around brush structure, in coves, the discharge, docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: July 11. Elevation below normal, water 86. Crappie good on jigs and plastic baits around brush structure and docks. Channel catfish fair on Alabama rigs, chicken liver, crickets, grasshoppers, minnows and worms and on chartreuse colored jigs early evening and morning around brush structure, channels, in coves and weed beds. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: July 10. Elevation normal, water 87 and murky. Bluegill good on worms around docks and boat ramps. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: July 9. Elevation below normal, water clear. Flathead, channel and blue catfish good on chicken liver, shad and worms below the dam and along shoreline. Reported by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: July 9. Elevation normal, water high 70s and stained. Largemouth and smallmouth bass slow on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures along creek channels, points, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, shad and sunfish along channels, discharge, main lake, points and rocks. White bass good on minnows, jigs and plastic baits along the discharge, flats, main lake and riprap. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: July 12. Elevation normal, water 83 and stained. Crappie slow on hair jigs, jigs and tube jigs at 10-13 ft. around brush structure, docks and rocks. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on goldfish and live shad at 20-25 ft. along flats, main lake and points with juglines and rod-and-reel. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on plastic baits, brush hogs and topwater lures around docks, the main lake, points and surfacing at times. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.

Greenleaf: July 11. Elevation normal, water 74 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, plastics and spinnerbaits around brush structure, in channels, coves, creek channels, shorelines, spillway, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie fair on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs at 8-11 ft. around brush structure, standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, live shad, sunfish and on bottom with shad in coves, on flats and in the shallows. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: July 10. Elevation normal, water 80s and muddy. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, in coves, around docks and points. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, dough bait and shad below the dam and along flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs below the dam, around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: July 9. Elevation normal, water clearing. Flathead, blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, shad, sunfish and worms below the dam, along riprap and rocks. Reported by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Keystone: July 11. Elevation above normal, water 83. Striped bass good on shad below the dam. Channel catfish good on cut bait and shad below the dam. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Hannah Sloan caught this 5.7 pound largemouth bass on a white spinnerbait fishing Lake Keystone on the evening of July 5. Share your photos with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Lower Illinois: July 9. Elevation normal, water 65 and dirty. Rainbow trout fair on PowerBait below the dam and in creek channels and rocks, and below riffles and head of pools when no water is being released. Striped bass fair on live shad below the dam and biting best when releasing. Reported by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Skiatook: July 9. Elevation above normal, water 80s and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure, docks and standing timber. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live shad and spoons at 20-30 ft. in the main lake. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits and plastic baits in coves, around points and shorelines. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: July 11. Elevation normal, water clear. Saugeye slow on crankbaits on riprap. Striped bass and striped bass hybrids good on live shad on the main lake. Blue catfish fair on cut bait off points. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: July 9. Elevation normal, water high 70s and stained. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in coves, along shorelines and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, shad, sunfish and worms in the discharge, main lake and around points. Crappie and redear sunfish fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and main lake. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: July 9. Elevation above normal, water 78 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in the main lake and around points. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on dough bait, punch bait, stinkbait and worms along flats, main lake and points. Bluegill, green sunfish and redear sunfish fair on brush structure, in coves and docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson.

Webbers Falls: July 11. Elevation normal, water 75 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbait, jerk bait and spinnerbaits around brush structure, in channels, coves, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. White bass and crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs at 8-12 ft. around brush structure and standing timber and on minnows on bottom at bridges. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on live shad, shad and sunfish in channels, river channel, shallows and drift fishing on bottom with fresh shad. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: July 03. Elevation normal, water 80s and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastics and topwater lures on weed beds and 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.

Foss: July 10. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal with gates closed, water 80s. White bass good on live bait and hard baits. Walleye fair on worms. Catfish good on juglines near the north side and in reserve area. Striped bass hybrids good on live bait and trolling hard baits in deep water. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Supply: July 11. Elevation below normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait worms on the main lake and along riprap. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: July 8. Elevation normal, water 85 and stained green. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rig, crankbaits, jigs, minnows and topwater lures around brush structure, main lake and around rocks. Crappie and green sunfish slow on jigs and minnows in brush structures and around docks. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: July 10. Elevation above normal, water 80 and murky. Channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait along rocks, sandbars, shallows and deeper pools just off of current. Flathead catfish fair on live bait and worms around rocks and deeper pools below obstructions in current. Smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits along shallows. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Eufaula: July 9. Elevation normal, water murky. 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 shad in the main lake and river channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks and standing timber. Report submitted by Terry Springwater, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: July 9. Elevation 7 ft. above normal, water 80. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad below the dam. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits around brush structure, rocks and shorelines. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: July 11. Elevation normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits, plastic baits and topwater lures in the main lake, around points, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on crankbaits, live shad and spoons in coves, the main lake and around points. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and dough bait in coves, creek channels and riprap. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: July 9. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout fair on PowerBait, small lures and worms along channels, rocks and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: July 7. Stocked Approximately 3,600 rainbow trout on July 5th. Reported by April Drake, secretary at the southeast region office.

McGee Creek: July 9. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 81 and clear. Crappie excellent on minnows around brush structure and docks. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and topwater lures around brush structure, the main lake, rocks, standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: July 11. Elevation normal, water 76. Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and spotted bass fair on Alabama rig, crankbaits, flukes, plastics and topwater lures around brush structure, the main lake, off points, rocks and weed beds. Channel catfish good on cut bait, minnows, punch bait, shrimp and worms in channels, coves, riprap and rocks. Channel catfish fair on crankbaits, jigs, minnows and sassy shad in creek channels, the main lake and off points. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: July 9. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie excellent on jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Channel catfish good on cut bait in the main lake. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and spinnerbaits around points and standing timber. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: July 9. Elevation normal, water muddy. Largemouth bass excellent on jigs and spinnerbaits around brush structure, river channel, river mouth and standing timber. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along the river channel and standing timber. Blue catfish good on shad and shrimp along riprap and rocks. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: July 6. Elevation above average, water 84. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, plastics, spinnerbaits and topwater around brush structures, points, rocks, shallows, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on crawfish, cut bait, shad and sunfish along flats, main lake, rocks and shorelines. Crappie fair on grubs, hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: July 9. Elevation normal, water stained. Striped and white bass good on flukes, hair jigs, live shad and topwater lures in coves, around points and riprap. Blue catfish fair on cut bait, jigs and live shad below the dam, along channels, in the main lake and around points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and standing timber. Report submitted by Cody Jones, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: July 9. Elevation above average, water 87 and stained. Largemouth bass good on jigs, plastics, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, creek channels and river channel. Channel catfish good on cut bait and grasshoppers in the main lake. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows in brush structures and river channels. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: July 12. Elevation normal, water 79 and murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, punch bait, shad and shrimp in the main lake and around points. Saugeye good on sassy shad, small lures and spoons in the main lake. Report submitted by Michael Taylor, game warden stationed in Cotton County.

Ft. Cobb: July 10. Elevation normal, water 80 and murky. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on crankbaits, cut bait, sassy shad and slabs along channels, creek channels, points and riprap. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, crickets, cut bait, grasshoppers, grubs and shrimp in coves, along the dam, riprap and rocks. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: July 12. Elevation normal, water 76 and clear. Blue and channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait and punch bait around points and riprap. Report submitted by Michael Taylor, game warden stationed in Cotton County.

Tom Steed: July 9. Elevation normal, water 75. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait, live bait and shad in the main lake. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: July 10. Elevation normal, water 80s. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, shad, stinkbait and worms along channels, main lake, points and shorelines. White bass fair on crankbaits in main lake and around points. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden in Stephens County.