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Oklahoma weekly fishing report
By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Jun 3, 2018
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Central 

Arcadia: May 25. Elevation above normal, water 79 and stained. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits along the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Channel catfish excellent on punch bait around points, riprap and rocks. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County. 

Draper: May 25. Elevation below normal, water 81 and stained. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and shad around points, riprap and rocks. White bass fair on crankbaits and sassy shad along the dam, inlet and points. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits and spinnerbaits around points and weed beds. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County. 

Hefner: May 30. Elevation below normal, water 77-82 and clear. White bass good on lipless baits and grubs from the dam and along shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs off the dam. Channel catfish fair on punch bait around riprap. Walleye fair to good on minnows and jigs in the main lake. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.  

Thunderbird: May 25. Elevation above normal, water 80 and stained. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, crankbaits and spinnerbaits around points, shorelines and weed beds. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad around points and riprap. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County. 

Wes Watkins: May 25. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and plastic baits around points. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver, punch bait, shrimp and worms along riprap, shorelines and mouth of creeks with running water. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County. 

Northeast

Bell Cow: May 27. Elevation normal, water 80 and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait, minnows and stinkbait around docks, riprap and shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, worms and swim baits along shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: May 25. Elevation below normal, water 70s and clear. Striped bass hybrids and largemouth bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, sassy shad, spoons and shad along the dam and main lake. Crappie slow on minnows, jigs and worms around brush structure, in coves, docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: May 28. Elevation below normal, water 75. Saugeye fair on crankbaits, minnows, plastic baits, PowerBait, sassy shad, spinnerbaits, spoons, tube jigs and worms along in the main lake. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, goldfish, minnows and worms along creek channels, points, riprap, sandbar, shallows, shorelines and standing timber. Crappie and white bass fair on jigs, minnows, tube jigs and worms along channels, shallows, shorelines and crappie dock. Fishing success has been relatively slow, but quality size fish have been being caught. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: May 27. Elevation normal, water 80 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around docks. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait and shrimp along the dam and shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: May 28. Elevation normal, water clear. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, shad, stinkbait and worms along channels, riprap and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Bluegill fair on worms along shorelines. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: May 25. Elevation above normal, water low70s and stained. Crappie and white bass fair on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, in coves, discharge, docks and main lake. The crappie bite is still holding strong but they have moved out into deeper water. Deep water, 10+ ft, in coves have held the most fish. The cove just Northeast of the dam was on fire this week.  White bass are still biting hard on plastics in the discharge water with an occasional large Channel catfish biting. Largemouth bass fair on flukes, jerk baits, jigs, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in coves, around docks, points, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Largemouth bass are staying in the shallows and have been more active on the top water bite but finesse jigs and spinnerbaits are still doing a great job. Bluegill and redear sunfish good on crickets, hair jigs, midges and worms around brush structure, in coves, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. The sunfish bite is on fire with many big bluegill and redear being caught around brush and weeds. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: May 28. Elevation above normal, water 84 and clear. Crappie excellent on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush structure, docks and rocks. White bass and largemouth bass good on in-line spinnerbaits, minnows and spinnerbaits along flats, main lake and points. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and buzz baits. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good drifting live shad and sunfish in the main lake and river channel.

Greenleaf: May 25. Elevation normal, water 72 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, in coves, creek channels, shallows, shorelines and standing timber. Crappie good on grubs, hair jigs, black jigs, minnows and tube jigs at 7-10 ft. around brush structure, channels, in coves, creek channels, shorelines and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on live shad and shad along channels, in coves, creek channels, flats, river channel and shallows. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: May 26. Elevation normal, water normal, water upper 60s and stained. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on plastic baits and topwater lures below the dam and in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad below the dam and river mouth. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: May 28. Elevation normal, water clear. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, shad, sunfish and worms along channels, riprap, river channel and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and shorelines. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: May 29. Elevation normal, water 72 and stained. Largemouth, spotted and white bass good on Alabama rigs, bill baits, jerk baits, plastic baits, small lures, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, in coves, docks, points, riprap and rocks. White bass are beginning to school into summer like patterns and can be found off of sandy points and structure from the Sarge Creek and Pioneer Beach areas to Ponca Cove. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure, riprap and standing timber. Crappie have moved into a post spawn mode and are gathering back in large numbers over brush structures in 10-20 ft. of water. Vertical jigging and countdown casting into these schools of fish is very effective. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, shad, shrimp and worms along flats, river channel and rocks.  Blue catfish and channel catfishing remains good on both the flats and the rocky areas of Coon Creek.Report submitted by Tracy Daniel, District 8 Chief.

Keystone: May 25. Elevation above normal, water 74. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks and shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around rocks and shorelines. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: May 25. Elevation normal, water 55-60 and murky. Trout good on in-line spinnerbaits, nymphs, PowerBait and worms below the dam, river channel, Watts area in deep holes and below riffles. White bass good on grubs and jigs below the dam. Releases are back to normal with 1 or 2 units running for several hours every day. Dus to recent stockings, above average rainbow trout are being caught from the dam to Gore Landing. Trout fishing has been best when little or no releases are occuring. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: May 24. Elevation above normal, water 70 and murky. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad below the dam. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad at 5-10 ft. along rocky banks. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-12 ft. along rocky banks. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: May 25. Elevation normal, water 80s and clear. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on live shad at 15-25 ft. in the main lake and points. White bass are being caught in the state park right up against the dam along with some crappie. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure, docks and standing timber. Crappie are scattered out but people are still catching some in deeper water in coves. Largemouth bass are being caught in numbers in weed beds and along the shoreline. Finesse jigs and frogs in and around weeds have produced some big fish. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: May 29. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic baits in the main lake. Striped bass hybrids and striped bass good on live shad, minnows and slabs in the main lake. Saugeye good on crankbaits along riprap. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

 Spavinaw: May 25. Elevation above normal, water low 70s and clear. Largemouth bass fair on flukes, jigs, lipless baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in coves, docks, points, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Crappie fair on minnows, hair jigs and tube jigs around brush structure, in coves, docks and main lake. White bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, hair jigs, in-line spinnerbaits and plastic baits along creek channels, discharge and main lake. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: May 25. Elevation above normal, water murky to clear.  The lake is still a little murky in the upper regions but fishing is good. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass excellent on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits, rogues, Baby Brush Hogs, Shakey Head Worms and spinnerbaits around brush structure, main lake, points, shorelines and standing timber. Largemouth bass are providing the best action this week and are biting anything in the tackle box. Blue catfish good on crawfish, cut bait, goldfish, live bait and shad along riprap, rocks and shorelines. Flatheads are spawning so noodlers should find fish nesting in holes. Blues and channels are cruising the banks and will bite just about any live or cut bait. Report submitted by Brady May, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Webbers Falls: May 25. Elevation normal, water 72 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, in coves, creek channels, docks, points, riprap, shallows, shorelines and standing timber. Crappie good on grubs, hair jigs, black jigs, minnows and tube jigs at 7-10 ft. around brush structure, channels, in coves, creek channels, docks and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good drifting shad and live shad along channels, creek channels and shorelines. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.  

Northwest 

Ft. Supply: May 28. Elevation normal, water murky. Channel catfish slow on cut bait and worms in the main lake. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

Southeast

Broken Bow: May 25. Elevation below normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, flukes, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, flats, points, shorelines and standing timber. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, live bait, punch bait and worms along channels, in coves, creek channels and points. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: May 25. Elevation normal, water murky. Striped bass excellent on cut bait, jerk bait and topwater lures below the dam and along the dam. Flathead and blue catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, stinkbait and worms in the main lake and along rocks. Crappie fair on jigs, live bait, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, main lake and standing timber. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: May 25. Elevation normal, water 72 and murky. Blue, channel and blue catfish excellent on cut bait and shad below the dam, along channels, creek channels and river channel. Crappie good on minnows and jigs below the dam, around brush structure, creek channels and shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits, jigs and plastic baits around brush structure, in coves and shorelines. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: May 25. Elevation normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on 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 Alabama rigs, crankbaits and live shad in coves, discharge, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, stinkbait and worms in coves, creek channels, riprap and shorelines. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: May 25. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout good on caddis flies, PowerBait and small lures along channels and rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: May 24. Stocked approximately 1,700 rainbow trout on May 24. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast region office.

McGee Creek: May 25. Elevation normal, water 70. Largemouth and spotted bass good on buzz baits, plastic baits and topwater lures around brush structure, points and rocks. Crappie, spotted and white bass fair on minnows along creek channels, docks and standing timber. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and stinkbait along the river channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: May 25. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and spinnerbaits in coves and around points. Crappie good on minnows around brush structure. Channel catfish good on chicken liver along creek channels and main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: May 26. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, bill baits, flukes, lipless baits, flukes, lipless baits, plastic baits, rogues, spinnerbaits and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, in coves, creek channels, points, riprap, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad and stinkbait along channels, creek channels, flats, main lake, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Texoma: May 25. Elevation normal, water 78 and stained. Striped and white bass excellent on live shad and topwater lures along channels, main lake and river channel. Striper fishing is great right now, live bait fishing is best early morning but the bite is on throughout the day. Searching for fish on electronics is the key when dropping live shad for striper. Early mornings and late evenings topwater fishing has been picking up ( Look for fish feeding on the surface, shad will be leaping out of the water). Blue catfish good on live bait and shad below the dam, along channels, discharge, main lake, river channel and tailwater. Cut shad and live shad are great for summer blue cats in the main lake and as well below the dam. Crappie fair on grubs, hair jigs, live bait, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, rocks and standing timber. Crappie fishing is best under docks in about 15-20 ft. of water beneath docks and under lights after sunset. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: May 25. Elevation normal, water cloudy. Largemouth bass good on bill baits and plastic baits around brush structure and points. Blue catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and shad along channels and main lake. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

Southwest

Ellsworth: May 25. Elevation normal, water 73 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and shorelines. 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. 

Lawtonka: May 25. Elevation normal, water 73 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and shorelines. Saugeye fair trolling bill baits and crankbaits in the main lake, around points and shorelines. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County. 

Tom Steed: May 29. Elevation normal, water 70. Striped bass hybrids, white bass and saugeye good trolling crankbaits in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County. 

Waurika: May 25. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks, riprap, shorelines and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait and worms in the main lake, around points and shorelines. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits, flukes, lipless baits and sassy shad in the main lake, around points and shorelines. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.