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Oklahoma weekly fishing report
By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Jun 27, 2019
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Central 

Arcadia: June 23. Elevation above normal, water 79 and stained. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs and flukes around points. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait, punch bait and worms along rocks. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits and jigs around points. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County. 

Draper: June 25. Elevation above normal, water 79 and stained. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and topwater lures along shallows and shorelines. Channel catfish fair on cut bait along riprap. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County. 

Hefner: June 23. Elevation above normal, water 78 and clear. Channel and blue catfish good on chicken liver, in-line spinnerbaits, punch bait, shrimp and worms along the dam, river channel and shorelines. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, in coves, along shorelines and weed beds. Walleye fair on minnows, tube jigs and worms along the dam and flats. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County. 

Overholser: June 23. Elevation above normal, water 78 and stained. Bluegill good on worms in the main lake and shallows. Striped bass hybrids fair on chicken liver, crankbaits, jigs and sassy shad in the main lake. Channel and blue catfish good on crawfish, live bait and shad in the main lake and tailwater. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County. 

Thunderbird: June 25. Elevation above normal, water 79. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and spinnerbaits in coves, along riprap and rocks. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Zach Paulk, game warden stationed in Cleveland County. 

Wes Watkins: June 23. Elevation above normal, water muddy. Channel and blue catfish fair on grasshoppers, punch bait and worms around points, riprap and shorelines; best late evening. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County. 

Northeast 

Bell Cow: June 24. Elevation above normal, water muddy. Crappie and white bass slow on minnows, jigs and spinnerbaits around docks and riprap. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits, small lures and topwater lures along shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Channel catfish slow on punch bait and worms along shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

 Birch: June 21. Elevation above normal, water clear and in the 80s. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around the discharge and the outlet tower. There are no boat ramps open as of 4:30 pm on June 21. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County. 

Carl Blackwell: June 24. Elevation above normal, water 77 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows, tube jigs and worms along shorelines and crappie dock. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, stinkbait and worms along riprap, standing timber and tailwater. Striped bass hybrids fair on cut bait, grubs and minnows in coves, main lake and spillway. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County. 

Chandler: June 24. Elevation above normal, water muddy. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, minnows and worms along the dam, docks and shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits, small lures and spinnerbaits along shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County. 

Copan: June 22. Elevation 17 ft. above normal, water in the 60s and murky. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, minnows, shad and worms below the dam and around shorelines. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County. 

Eucha: June 22. Elevation above normal, water high 70s and stained. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, crankbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around coves, flats, points, riprap, shorelines and weed beds. Crappie and white bass slow on crankbaits, hair jigs, jigs and minnows around brush structure, coves, discharge, docks, flats and main lake. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, shad and worms around coves, docks, main lake, points and riprap. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County. 

Ft. Gibson: June 25. Elevation above normal, water 78 and muddy. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on shad, sunfish and worms below the dam. Access is limited due to high water. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County. 

Greenleaf: June 23. Elevation above normal, water 80 and stained. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, buzz baits, flukes, in-line spinnerbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits in coves, creek channels, around points, rocks, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, punch bait, shad, shrimp, stinkbait and worms along creek channels, docks, points, rocks and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and tube jigs around brush structure, docks and standing timber. Report submitted by Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Muskogee County. 

Hudson: June 21. Elevation above normal, water lower 70s and muddy. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, shad and stinkbait around flats and main lake. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on crankbaits and topwater lures below the dam and around the main lake. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, jigs and plastics around brush structure and coves. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County. 

Hulah: June 22. Elevation 24 ft. above normal, water in the 60s and murky. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, minnows, shad, sunfish and worms below the dam, around riprap and shorelines. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County. 

Kaw: June 25. Elevation 31 1/2 ft. above normal, water muddy. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on crawfish, cut bait, live bait, live shad, punch bait, stinkbait, sunfish and worms along flats, shallows, shorelines, flooded crop fields and around mulberry trees. Crappie and white bass good on grubs, jigs, live bait, live shad, minnows and spoons below the dam, main lake, riprap and bridges. Striped bass hybrids, striped bass, white bass and walleye good on Alabama rigs, flukes, hair jigs, jerk baits, live shad, sassy shad and topwater lures below the dam. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County. 

Keystone: June 20. Elevation above normal, water muddy. Blue catfish fair on cut bait below the dam. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County. 

Lower Illinois: June 21. Elevation above normal, water 60 and clear. Rainbow trout fair on PowerBait below the dam and around eddies. Releasing above average cfs due to high water. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County. 

Skiatook: June 21. Elevation above normal, water clear and in the 80s. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, live bait, PowerBait, stinkbait, worms and jug fishing has picked up around flats, main lake and flooded vegetation. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at 5-15 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. As of 4:30 pm on June 21 the only boat ramp open is the south ramp in Blackdog Park. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County. 

Sooner: June 23. Elevation normal, water murky. Saugeye good on crankbaits, cut bait and jigs in the main lake and around points. Blue catfish fair on cut bait in the discharge and along riprap. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits along weed beds. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County. 

Spavinaw: June 22. Elevation above normal, water low 80s and stained. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around coves, docks, points, shorelines and weed beds. White bass and crappie good on crankbaits, hair jigs and jigs around discharge, flats and points. Channel and blue catfish slow on chicken liver, shad and worms around coves, discharge, main lake, points and riprap. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County. 

Tenkiller: June 25. Elevation 31 1/4 ft. above normal and rising, water murky to clear.  The reservoir is 87% full and boat launching conditions are not readily available. Use extreme caution if attempting to launch off flooded roadways. Largemouth and spotted bass good on jigs, plastic baits, slabs, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, shallows, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. White bass good on minnows and jigs in the main lake lantern fishing at night. Report submitted by Brady May, game warden stationed in Cherokee County. 

Webbers Falls: June 23. Elevation above normal, water 80 and murky. Boaters should continue to use extreme caution on Webber Falls. Due to the record flooding there is a heavy load of debris in the river and most all channel markers are no longer in the correct place. These hazards will be present for the foreseeable future. Boat ramps are starting to reopen at this time. Contact the Corp. of Engineers for the most current openings. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, crawfish, cut bait, live bait, live shad, punch bait, shad, stinkbait, sunfish and worms below the dam, along creek channels, inlet, shorelines and tailwater. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, buzz baits, flukes and spinnerbaits in coves, creek channels and inlet. Report submitted by Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Muskogee County. 

Northwest 

Canton: June 21. Elevation above normal, water clear. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad around dam and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County. 

Foss: June 24. Elevation 2 3/4 ft. above normal with gates open two feet, water upper 60s. Catfish good on juglines. Striped bass hybrids slow on live bait. White bass slow on live bait. Walleye slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House. 

Ft. Supply: June 24. Elevation dropping, water murky. Channel catfish slow on cut bait and stinkbait in the main lake. All fishing slow at this time. Flood waters are still receding. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County. 

Southeast 

Arbuckle: June 24. Elevation normal, water 75 and slightly stained. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and creature baits at 3-10 ft. in the main lake. Smallmouth bass good on topwater lures early morning and on small bill crankbaits. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks and brush piles. Report submitted by Jack Melton. 

Blue River: June 25. Elevation above normal, water 77 and muddy. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, punch bait and stinkbait along creek channels, river channel, river mouth; target slower moving water just outside the faster currents. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and creek channels; target around structure that provides a current break like brush and/or large boulders and on side channels during high water. Trout slow on in-line spinnerbaits and spoons along the river channel. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, technician at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area. 

Broken Bow: June 23. Elevation normal, water 79. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs and flukes around brush structure, points and standing timber. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County. 

Eufaula: June 21. Elevation dropping, water 77 and murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, hot dogs and shad around channels, main lake and riprap. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on flukes, jerk bait, sassy shad, small lures and spinnerbaits below the dam, around channels, coves, river mouth and sandbar. Report submitted by Jake Bersche, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

 Hugo: June 21. Elevation above normal, water 74 and murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish excellent on chicken liver, cut bait, live bait, shad and sunfish below the dam, around channels, creek channels, main lake, river channel and shorelines. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam and around brush structure, channels, main lake, river channel, shorelines and standing timber. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, flukes, lipless baits, live bait, plastics, small lures and worms around brush structure, channels, flats, main lake, points, river channel, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County. 

Konawa: June 20. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits, plastics and topwater lures around main lake, points, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rig, crankbaits and live shad around coves, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait around coves, inlet, riprap and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County. 

Lower Mountain Fork: June 21. Elevation normal, water clear. Rainbow trout good on caddis flies, PowerBait and worms below the dam, around rocks, shallows and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County. 

McGee Creek: June 21. Elevation normal, water 79 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rig, crankbaits, lipless baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around main lake, points, shallows and shorelines. Channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, crawfish, live bait, shrimp and sunfish around creek channels, main lake and standing timber. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Jim Gillham, game warden stationed in Atoka County. 

Murray: June 25. Elevation above normal, water 78 and clear. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, buzz baits, crankbaits, flukes, jigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, in coves, along dam, docks, flats, points, riprap, rocks and shallows. Report submitted by Jaylen Flynn, game warden stationed in Carter County. 

Pine Creek: June 21. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, flukes and topwater lures around channels, coves, creek channels and points. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure and creek channels. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and stinkbait below the dam and around creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County. 

Robert S. Kerr: June 21. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, lipless baits, plastics, rogues and tube jigs around coves, creek channels, points and riprap. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad, punch bait, shad, stinkbait and sunfish around channels, flats, inlet, main lake, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County. 

Sardis: June 20. Elevation normal, water 83. Largemouth and spotted bass good on buzz baits, crankbaits, plastics, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, points, riprap, rocks, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, shad and sunfish around channels, flats and main lake. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, points and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County. 

Texoma: June 21. Elevation above normal, water 74 and stained. Crappie fair on hair jigs, live bait and tube jigs around brush structure and docks. Crappie are slow beneath docks in early morning or late evening some anglers have reported the bite is good about an hour after dark. Minnows have been most productive for crappie around 10-20 ft. Striped bass good on cut bait, live bait, live shad, sassy shad and topwater lures below the dam and around the dam and main lake.

Striped bass are hitting most any live bait which includes shiners, black salties, perch and shad. Any of these baits can be cut for cut bait or used as a whole. Lots of over 20" striper being caught if anglers are wanting to catch smaller fish to finish a limit anglers should cut bait into smaller pieces and or move to shallow water. There have been surfacing activity in the early morning and late evening mostly small striper feeding on shad fry. Blue catfish good on cut bait, live shad and shad below the dam and around main lake and points. Blue cats can be caught off of points in the main lake on cut bait or below Denison Dam on cut drum and cut perch. The bite below the dam has been best just before nightfall. Lake levels are still above average but the fishing has been good. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County. 

Wister: June 21. Elevation above normal, water clear. Largemouth bass and spotted bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, plastics, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, coves and points. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, shad and stinkbait below the dam and around brush structure, channels and main lake. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam, around brush structure, channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, Game warden stationed in LeFlore County. 

Southwest 

Altus-Lugert: June 24. Elevation normal, water 73 and clear. Walleye, white bass and crappie slow on bill baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, jigs and minnows below the dam, along the dam, docks, main lake and rocks. Smallmouth bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, jerk baits and jigs along rocks. Channel catfish fair on shrimp, stinkbait and worms below the dam and along the river channel. Report submitted by Brandon Lehrman, game warden stationed in Greer County. 

Ellsworth: June 23. Elevation above normal, water 75 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. 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: June 24. Elevation above normal, water 80s and murky. Striped bass hybrids slow on jigs along creek channels and flats. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County. 

Lawtonka: June 23. Elevation above normal, water 76 and clear. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait and shad in the main lake and around points. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on lipless baits, spinnerbaits and worms around brush structure, in coves, docks and rocks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County. 

Tom Steed: June 24. Elevation normal, water 75. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines baited with live bait and shad in the main lake. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County. 

Waurika: June 22. Elevation normal, water low 80s and murky. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and dough bait around docks and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs around docks and rocks. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and spoons around coves, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Matt Farris, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.