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Oklahoma weekly fishing report
By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Jul 5, 2018
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Central

Arcadia: June 29. Elevation above normal, water 84 and stained. Channel and blue catfish fair on shad, sunfish and worms around points, riprap and rocks. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits and jigs along the dam, around points and boat ramps. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: June 29. Elevation above normal, water 85 and stained. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits and spinnerbaits around points, shorelines and weed beds. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Channel and blue catfish slow on chicken liver and cut bait around docks and inlet. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Thunderbird: June 29. Elevation above normal, water 86 and clearing. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in coves, around points, shorelines and weed beds. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Saugeye good on crankbaits and plastic baits around points and rocks. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: June 28. Elevation normal, water muddy on the west end. White bass fair trolling plastic baits, sassy shad and small lures in the main lake early morning. Channel and blue catfish good on chicken liver, punch bait and worms along riprap, standing timber and creeks with running water. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

Northeast

Bell Cow: June 30. Elevation normal, water 86 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. around docks. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, stinkbait, sunfish and worms around docks, riprap and shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on jigs, swim baits and plastic baits around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: June 30. Elevation below normal, water 80s and clear. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on chicken liver, live bait and sunfish below the dam, along channels, docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: July 1. Elevation rising, water 83 and murky. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, stinkbait and worms along channels, in coves, riprap and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs around crappie dock. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: June 30. Elevation above normal, water 86 and murky. Channel catfish slow on cut bait and stinkbait around brush structure and shorelines. Bluegill fair on worms along the dam, docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Eucha: June 30. Elevation normal, water low 80s and stained. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, in coves and main lake. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, flukes, jigs, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in coves, around points, riprap, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. White bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, hair jigs, plastic baits and tube jigs along channels, in coves, main lake and points. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: June 28. Elevation normal, water 87 and clear. White bass fair trolling crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits and spinnerbaits at 7-8 ft. along flats, main lake and points. Crappie slow on minnows, jigs and tube jigs at 3-10 ft. around brush structure and rocks. Blue, channel and flathead catfish slow on cut bait and live shad below the dam, along channels, main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.

Hudson: June 29. Elevation normal, water 85 and stained. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits in coves, around docks and points. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on crankbaits and topwater lures below the dam, along flats and points. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad below the dam and along flats. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Kaw: July 2. Elevation normal, water low 80s and stained. The “dog days” of summer have come early to Kaw Lake this year, but the overall fishing has been pretty good to those hitting the lake early in the morning and again late in the evening.  Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits in coves, creek channels, points, rocks and shorelines. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on crankbaits, live shad and slabs in the main lake, around points and sandbar. Some nice hybrids have been taken in the Osage Swim beach area, as well as, the Ponca Cove hump area. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, goldfish, grasshoppers, minnows, shad and stinkbait along flats and main lake. Drift fishing for blues and channel catfish has also been very effective and is a great method for a lazy, summer day of catfish action. Noodling for flatheads has remained good in all areas of the lake where you find the limestone rock shelves.  Report submitted by Tracy Daniel, District 8 Chief.

Keystone: June 28. Elevation above normal, water 83. Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam and along channels. White bass good on small lures below the dam and around points. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: June 28. Elevation normal, water 60 and murky. Trout good on midges, nymphs, PowerBait and worms below the dam, river channel and rocks. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: June 28. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. White bass fair trolling crankbaits and slabs along main lake flats; look for schooling fish. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush piles. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Sooner: July 3. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass hybrids and striped bass good on cut bait, live bait and live shad in the main lake. Largemouth bass fair on plastic bait along shorelines. Saugeye fair on crankbaits along riprap. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: June 30. Elevation normal, water low 80s and stained. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, flukes, jigs, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in coves, around points, docks, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, docks and main lake. Blue catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait and shad in coves, main lake and points. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: June 28. Elevation normal, water clear to murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 12-16 ft. along flats, main lake, points, riprap and shorelines and on 10-inch worms at night. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait, goldfish, live bait and shad at 20-25 ft. in the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Brady May, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Northwest

Ft. Supply: July 2. Elevation above normal, water murky. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, punch bait and stinkbait in the main lake and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

Foss: July 2. Elevation normal, water mid-70s. Striped bass hybrids have been surfacing while chasing shad. Catfish slow on trotlines along the north side of the lake. Walleye fair on live bait. White bass fair. Crappie slow around fish house. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Southeast

Arbuckle: July 1. Elevation normal, water 87 and stained green. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on topwater lures, crankbaits and flukes. Crappie fair. White bass good on flats near deep water drop-offs. Sunfish good on worms and crickets. Report submitted by Jack Melton. 

Broken Bow: June 29. Elevation below normal, water 87. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, flukes and plastic baits around brush structure, channels, points and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: June 29. Elevation above normal, water murky. Blue catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, goldfish and live bait below the dam, along the dam, rocks and sandbar. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, main lake, riprap and standing timber. Striped bass excellent on plastic baits, small lures and topwater lures below the dam. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: June 29. Elevation below normal, water 81 and murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live bait and shad below the dam, along channels and river channel. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs below the dam, around brush structure, main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: June 28. Elevation normal, water 88 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, live shad and spoons in coves, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait along creek channels, flats and riprap. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: June 29. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout fair on PowerBait, small lures and worms below the dam, along channels and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: June 29. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, lipless baits and plastic baits in coves, along flats and points. White and striped bass fair on topwater lures along flats and points. Flathead and channel catfish fair on goldfish and sunfish in the river channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: June 29. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits and plastic baits around brush structure, points and standing timber. Crappie fair on jigs around brush structure and channels. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and punch bait along creek channels, main lake and shallows. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: June 29. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, bill baits, flukes, jigs, lipless baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, riprap, river channel, shallows, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad, shad and stinkbait along flats, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: June 28. Elevation below normal, water 83. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, hair jigs, jigs, lipless baits, sassy shad, spinnerbaits, topwater lures and tube jigs around brush structure, points, riprap, rocks, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad and sunfish along channels, flats, main lake, rocks and shorelines. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and tube jigs at 14-17 ft. around brush structure, channels, points and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: June 29. Elevation normal, water 80. Fishing is good on main lake. Striped and white bass good on flukes, live shad, sassy shad and slabs along channels, flats, main lake and points. Striper guides are putting good fish in the boat using live shad. Slabs and top water lures are effective techniques near the islands and various other spots on the lake. Depend on electronics for locating large schools of fish.

Participants of the 2018 Wildlife Youth Camp had a successful day striper fishing last week on Lake Texoma.

Blue catfish good on cut bait and live bait along channels, main lake, points and river channel. Drifting cut bait for blues has been good along with juglining along channels in 30-40 ft. Channel catfish good on cut bait, dough bait and punch bait below the dam, creek channels, main lake, riprap and shallows. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: June 29. Elevation normal, water cloudy. Largemouth bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, jerk bait, lipless baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, in coves, points and shallows. Blue catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, punch bait, shad and stinkbait along channels, flats and main lake. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and tube jigs around brush structure, channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

Southwest

Altus-Lugert: Elevation below normal, water 76 and clear. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and rocks. Walleye slow on bill baits in the main lake and rocks. Channel catfish fair on punch bait around brush structure, flats, main lake, points, sandbar and shorelines. Report submitted by Brandon Lehrman, game warden stationed in Greer County.

Ellsworth: July 1. Elevation normal, water 85 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Blue and channel catfish slow 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 3. Elevation normal, water 83 and clear. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait around brush structure and channels. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: July 1. Elevation below normal, water 86 and 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 82. White bass, striped bass hybrids and saugeye fair trolling crankbaits in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: July 1. Elevation normal, water 83. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, shrimp and stinkbait in the main lake, around points, riprap and shorelines. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits and sassy shad in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.