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Oklahoma weekly fishing report
By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Apr 7, 2019
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Central 

Arcadia: April 2. Elevation normal, water 59 and stained. Channel and blue catfish fair on fair on crawfish, shad and worms in the main lake. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks. Largemouth bass fair on flukes and plastic baits along shorelines. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County. 

Hefner: April 2. Elevation above normal, water 50-54 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along the shoreline. Crappie good off the dam and around the dock areas on crappie jigs and minnows. Walleye and White Bass good along the shoreline on lipless baits, grubs, sassy shad and minnows. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle. 

Stanley Draper: March 29. Elevation 6 ft. high, water low to mid-50s and murky. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around docks. Largemouth bass fair on moving baits (spinnerbaits, crankbaits, lipless baits), jigs, soft plastics and minnows around primary points and secondary points. White bass great on minnows and moving baits (GoGo runners, gay blade, spinnerbaits, in-line spinners, lipless baits, etc.) around channels (moving into creeks). Report submitted by James Scott. 

Thunderbird: March 31. Elevation normal, water 52 and stained. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits around points and weed beds. Blue catfish fair on cut bait along the dam. Report submitted by Zach Paulk, game warden stationed in Cleveland County. 

Wes Watkins: March 29. Elevation normal, water stained. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around coves and points. Fishing in depths between 3-12 feet. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County. 

Northeast 

Bell Cow: April 1. Elevation above normal, water 51 and muddy. Largemouth bass fair on minnows, jigs and plastic baits along shallows and standing timber. Crappie slow on minnows around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County. 

Birch: March 29. Elevation above average, water 50s and murky. Crappie and white bass slop on jigs, minnows and spinnerbaits below the dam and around brush structure, coves, dam, docks and shoreline. Birch Cove and Twin Cove is still closed, the only access to the lake is the boat ramp and dock in Birch Cove. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County. 

Carl Blackwell: March 29. Elevation below average, water murky. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs and worms around shorelines, weed beds and crappie dock. Saugeye and striped hybrid bass slow in creek channels and main lake. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, dough bait, hot dogs, minnows, PowerBait and worms around creek channels, rocks and shorelines. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County. 

Chandler: April 1. Elevation above normal, water 52 and murky. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits along creek channels. Crappie slow on minnows along the dam and docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County. 

Copan: March 29. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around shallows, shorelines and fishing docks. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on chicken liver and cut bait below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County. 

Eucha: March 29. Elevation above average, water mid-50s and clear. Crappie good on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, coves, dam, docks and main lake. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rig, crankbaits, jerk bait and spinnerbaits around coves, main lake, points and riprap. White bass fair on hair jigs and plastics around creek channels and discharge. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County. 

Ft. Gibson: March 29. Elevation below average, water 55 and stained. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on live shad and shad around channels, creek channels, river channel and 20-25 ft. deep using juglines and Carolina rigs. Crappie slow on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs at 12-15 ft. around brush structure, channels, creek channels and docks. White bass fair on hair jigs, live shad, minnows, sassy shad and tube jigs around channels, creek channels, river channel and staging in the creeks to spawn. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner. 

Grand: April 1. Elevation above normal, water 50 and stained. Crappie good on jigs and plastic baits at 4-14 ft. around docks and Neosho River. Blue catfish fair on shad in deep water in the main lake. White bass excellent on jigs and plastic baits along Neosho and Spring rivers at mouths of creeks. Paddlefish snagging is fair to good in the Neosho River. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County. 

Greenleaf: April 3. Elevation normal, water 52 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, in coves, creek channels, shallows, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels, shorelines and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on live shad and shad along channels, creek channels, flats, river channel and shallows. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County. 

Hudson: March 29. Elevation rising, water lower 50s and stained. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rig, jerk bait and jigs around main lake, points and river channel. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Paddlefish fair on snagging below the dam. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County. 

Hulah: March 29. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and shorelines. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and shad below the dam and along river channel. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County. 

Kaw: April 2. Elevation normal, water low 50s and clear. White bass, striped bass hybrids and walleye good on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, minnows, sassy shad and small lures below the dam, along creek channels and shallows. Fishing below the dam for white bass, hybrids, and walleye has been exceptional lately. The same species are being caught in the creeks especially at the Vickery Ranch area. Paddlefish snagging slow below the dam. Paddlefish have slowed way down with most of the migrating fish turning and going up the Salt Fork River before making it to Kaw tailwaters. Crappie being caught on minnows and jigs around brush structure, in coves, creek channels, rocks and standing timber. Crappie bite is turning on in the creeks in 6-10 ft. on standing timber. Best area to try are Big Beaver, Little Beaver and Bear creeks. Crappie in the main lake have slowed as they are in a transition period from winter pattern and spawning.Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County. 

Keystone: March 31. Elevation above average, water muddy. Blue catfish slow on cut bait below the dam. Crappie slow on minnows around docks. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County. 

Lower Illinois River: March 29. Elevation normal, water 45-50 and clear. Rainbow trout fair on in-line spinnerbaits, nymphs and PowerBait below the dam and around channels and rocks. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County. 

McMurtry: April 1. Elevation 1 ft. above average, water 51 and semi-murky. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, tube jigs and 8-12 ft. around brush structure, docks, standing timber and crooked hook, best reports have been on dark colored jigs around the docks on both sides. Slow action with the jigs seems to be the best method. Channel catfish fair on live shad, shad and chicken liver around channels, creek channels, river channel, docks, west side docks and east side tent camping banks. Largemouth bass fair on minnows, plastic worms, Texas and Carolina rigs, rattle traps, spinnerbaits and rooster tails around west side coves, northern creek, island rocks and main body rocky point delivered several nice bass recently. Sand Bass fair on crankbaits, deep divers and spinnerbaits around the dam, riprap, main lake channel near sandbar and west side banks. Report submitted by McMurtry lake staff. 

Oologah: March 31. Elevation above normal, water 50 and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs below the dam. White bass good on crankbaits and jigs along creek channels and creeks running into the lake. Blue catfish fair on shad at 10-15 ft. along flats with juglines and drifting. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County. 

Perry CCC: April 1. Elevation normal, water murky. Trout good on PowerBait and small lures in coves and along shorelines. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County. 

Skiatook: March 30. Elevation below average, water in the 50s and dirty. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits, jigs and sassy shad around creek channels. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at 10-15 ft. around brush structure, standing timber. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County. 

Sooner: April 1. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits along weed beds. Striped bass hybrids fair on live shad in the main lake. Saugeye slow on crankbaits in the discharge. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County. 

Spavinaw: March 29. Elevation above average, water mid-50s and clear. Crappie good on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, dam, discharge and main lake. Largemouth bass slow on Alabama rig, crankbaits, jerk bait and spinnerbaits around coves, main lake, points and riprap.  Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County. 

Tenkiller: March 31. Elevation above normal, water stained in the upper end and clear in the lower end. The lake is stained from about Cookson Bluff on up river. White bass good on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, sassy shad and small lures along creek channels, flats, points, river channel, shorelines and upper end of the lake on flats. White bass are holding due to cooler water temperature along flats and points in the upper end of the lake. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits and plastic baits at 6-10 ft. along riprap, rocks and shorelines. Fish are moving from deeper waters. Largemouth bass are moving into shallower waters with great smallmouth action being reported by local anglers. Everyone remember to activate your new license account at Go Outdoors Oklahoma (free app). Good luck! Report submitted by Brady May, game warden stationed in Cherokee County. 

Webbers Falls: March 29. Elevation above average, water 52 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk bait, plastics and spinnerbaits around channels, coves, creek channels, docks, flats, points, riprap, shallows, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, coves, shorelines and standing timber. Channel catfish, flathead catfish and crappie fair on live shad and shad around channels, creek channels, flats, riprap, sandbar and shallows. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County. 

Northwest 

Canton: March 31. Elevation above normal, water 57 and clear. White bass good on jigs and lipless baits along the river channel and river mouth. Walleye fair on crankbaits and jigs along the dam, riprap and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County. 

Foss: April 2. Elevation normal with gates open, water mid-50s. Crappie fair on jigs around docks. Walleye slow. White bass fair to good up river. Striped bass hybrids slow to fair on live bait. Catfish good on stinkbait. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House. 

Ft. Supply: April 1. Elevation normal, water 56. Crappie good on hair jigs, minnows and jigs below the dam and along the dam. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County. 

Southeast 

Arbuckle: March 31. Elevation normal, water stained to clear and 54. Largemouth bass fishing is good using shakey head, crankbaits and Alabama rigs. Smallmouth bass good on spinnerbaits. Crappie is slow out on lake, good on docks, crappie are on the move. White bass fishing is good on Red eye shad and swimbait in upper creeks on flats. Report submitted by Jack Melton. 

Blue River: April 3. Elevation normal, water 53 and clear. Trout good on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbaits, PowerBait, spoons, squirmy wormy, pheasant tail nymph, woolly buggers and zebra midges along sandbars and behind obstruction in current below rifles in deeper water. Spotted, largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and rocks. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, crawfish and stinkbait along channels and deeper pools. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area. 

Broken Bow: March 29. Elevation above average, water 60. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, points and standing timber. White bass good on grubs, in-line spinnerbaits and roadrunners around channels, creek channels, river channel and river mouth. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure, points and shorelines. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County. 

Eufaula: March 29. Elevation normal, water 57 and murky. Blue and channel catfish good on shad around creek channels and flats. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, small lures and tube jigs around brush structure, riprap, shallows, shorelines and standing timber. White bass excellent on flukes, plastics, sassy shad, small lures, spinnerbaits, spoons and tube jigs around creek channels, river mouth and sandbar. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County. 

Hugo: March 29. Elevation above average, water 52 and murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, dough bait and shad below the dam and around the main lake and river channel. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam and around brush structure, main lake, river channel and standing timber. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jerk bait, live bait, plastics and spinnerbaits around brush structure, creek channels, main lake, points and river channel. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County. 

Konawa: March 28. Elevation normal, water 57 and murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, lipless baits and plastics around points and weed beds. Striped hybrid bass and white bass good on crankbaits and live shad around discharge, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait around coves, riprap and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County. 

Lower Mountain Fork: March 28. Elevation normal. Rainbow trout fair on PowerBait around river channel. Stocked approximately 1,400 rainbow trout on March 27. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Region Office. 

Lower Mountain Fork: March 29. Elevation normal, water clear. Rainbow trout good on tube jigs and worms around creek channels and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County. 

McGee Creek: March 29. Elevation above average, water 58. White and spotted bass good on crankbaits, grubs and jigs around creek channels and river mouth. Crappie and spotted bass fair on minnows around brush structure, creek channels, river channel and standing timber. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, plastics and spinnerbaits around coves, flats, points and rocks. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County. 

Murray: April 5. Elevation above normal, water 61 and mostly clear. Crappie fair on jigs around brush structure, in coves and docks. Largemouth bass good on jigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and shallows. Report submitted by Jaylen Flynn, game warden stationed in Carter County. 

Pine Creek: March 29. Elevation dropping, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and rattle traps around coves. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and coves. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver around the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County. 

Robert S. Kerr: March 29. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on flukes, jigs, lipless baits, rogues, tube jigs and worms around points, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around channels, inlet and shallows. White bass good on grubs, plastics, sassy shad and small lures around creek channels and river channel. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County. 

Sardis: March 28. Elevation above average, water 59. Largemouth and spotted bass good on jerk bait, jigs, lipless baits, plastics and spinnerbaits around brush structure, creek channels, points, rocks, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live shad, shad and sunfish around flats, main lake and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around channels, points, shorelines and tailwater. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County. 

Texoma: March 29. Elevation below average, water 58 and stained. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, live shad and shad below the dam and around channels, creek channels, river channel and river mouth. Catfish are staging in the mouth of the rivers and beginning to go up rivers use whole shad and cut bait for cats. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels and docks. Crappie and be found in 6-15 ft. of water depending on the day, white bass and crappie are starting to come in and out small creeks. Using minnows and jig/bobber combo in creeks are the most productive methods to get fish. Striped bass good on Alabama rig, cut bait, flukes, live shad and shad below the dam and around creek channels, main lake, river channel and river mouth. Lake fishing is picking up with the nice weather, striper in the main lake are biting live shad and cut shad. Bank fishing for striped bass in the mouths of the Washita and red river rivers using small ghost minnows is the most productive method. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County. 

Wister: March 29. Elevation above average, water cloudy. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, plastics, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, shallows and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, punch bait, shad and stinkbait below the dam and around brush structure, channels, main lake, points and standing timber. White and black crappie good on jigs, minnows, small lures and tube jigs below the dam and around brush structure, channels, points, shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County. 

Southwest 

Altus-Lugert: April 1. Elevation below average, water 54 and clear. Walleye and crappie slow on jerk bait, jigs and minnows below the dam and around rocks. Report submitted by Brandon Lehrman, game warden stationed in Greer County. 

Ellsworth: March 30. Elevation normal, water 56. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait around the main lake and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County. 

Ft. Cobb: April 2. Elevation normal, water 50s and clear. White bass good on jigs along channels and creek channels. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County. 

Lawtonka: March 30. Elevation normal, water 56. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait around the main lake. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam and around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County. 

Tom Steed: March 26. Elevation normal, water 48. White bass fair on crankbaits and jigs around creek channels and points. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.