April 5th, 2006

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FISHING REPORT APRIL 5, 2006

CENTRAL

Draper: Elevation normal and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around structure. Largemouth bass good on spinners and medium diving crankbaits in coves with structure. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Thunderbird: Elevation 5 ft. below normal and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. around structure. Largemouth bass good in coves around structure with spinners and shallow diving crankbaits. White bass are being caught on minnows, jigs and medium diving crankbaits off points. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

NORTHEAST

Copan: Elevation below normal and clear. Crappie good anywhere off the rocks at shallow depth on minnows in Cotton Creek and off Copan Point. Report submitted by Jason Cain, Copan Handi Mart.

Eucha: Elevation 11 ft. below normal, water 52 and murky. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush and structure on lower end of the lake. Largemouth fair on spinnerbaits off rocky points. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

Grand: Elevation below normal and clear. White bass good in river channels. Channel catfish good on cut shat at 15 ft. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 10 ft. around baited areas. Paddlefish fair in river channels. Report submitted by Jim Littlefield, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: Elevation below normal and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Catfish good on shad on bottom. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Keystone: Elevation 3 ft. below normal. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 4-8 ft. in creeks and coves. Smallmouth bass fair on jig and chuck at 6-10 ft. in rocky coves. Spotted bass being caught on spinnerbaits and jig and chuck at 6-10ft. in main lake coves. White bass good on minnows and small sassy shad at 4-8 ft. in creek and river channel. Striped bass good on jerk baits and buck tails at 2-6 ft. below dam. Channel catfish good on worms and shrimp at 4-8 ft. in shallow coves and in creek channels. Blue catfish good on large minnows and cut shad at 8-15 ft. in river channels and the flats. Flathead catfish fair on shad and sunfish at 8-15 ft. in deep coves. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs at 1-6 ft. in shallow coves. Walleye and saugeye fair on minnows and jigs at 4-8 ft. in river below the dam. Paddlefish good on big treble hooks at 8-15 ft. in upper river channel. Report submitted by Larry Sellers, Woody's Bait and Tackle.

Lower Illinois River: Trout good. Striped bass being caught in the lower end of the Illinois River. Striped bass good at the mouth of the river. White bass good from mouth of the Illinois River all the way to Lock & Dam 16, both trolling and bank fishing. Crappie good at the dam when the water is off and are also good near the lock channel on the Gore side in the evenings. Crappie in Dirty Creek have been fair. Report submitted by Ryan Callison, Gore.

Spavinaw: Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 56 and murky. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around dam area. Largemouth fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

Tenkiller: Elevation 10 ft. below normal, water 55 and clear. Spotted bass and smallmouth bass fair off main lake points with deep running crankbaits or jigs at 8-15 ft. Crappie fair trolling mid-lake to upper end on deep running lures and around brush. White bass good in upper end trolling or on jigs, spinners or spoons on gravel banks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: Elevation 1 ft. below normal and murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits along riprap. Catfish good on cut bait on bottom. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: Elevation normal. Walleye good along dam after sundown on jigs and crankbaits. Crappie good near brush piles and in upper end of lake on minnows and jigs. Channel catfish fair on live bait and stink bait in upper end of lake. White bass good in river above the lake on jigs and small crankbaits. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: Elevation below normal and water 50. White bass fair on jigs and spinners. Crappie fair on jigs and spinners. Walleye fair on jigs and spinners. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Harper County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 56 and clear. White bass are up creeks and hitting rattletraps and roadrunners good. Crappie are being caught off docks and brush piles hitting minnows and jigs good. Bass good on jig and pig, spinnerbaits and pumpkin worms. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: Elevation normal, water 67 and muddy to murky. Largemouth bass fair on minnows and flies. Catfish fair on liver and worms. Trout slow on super dupers, rooster tails and power baits. Report submitted by Charles Baker, technician at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: Elevation 10-12 ft. below normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits in the mouths of creeks. White bass good on white and yellow grubs and rooster tails along Panther Creek. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around structure and in the upper-end of Holley Creek. Walleye good on rouges late evening and early morning in the upper end of Holley Creek. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal and clear. Largemouth bass good on jerk baits and plastic baits at 2-8 ft. around rocks. White bass slow. Blue catfish good on shad at 3-10 ft. on the flats. Crappie good on minnows at 2-10 ft. along riprap and around brush piles. Report submitted Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 57 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits. Crappie good on minnows. White bass good on jigs, grubs and small spinners. Report submitted by Wendell Smalling, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

McGee Creek: Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 57 and clear. Largemouth bass good on soft plastic lures at 6-14 ft. White bass fair on sassy shad and spinners in open water. Channel catfish fair on juglines with live bait. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Lower Mountain Fork River: Trout very good. Zone 2 and zone 1 good on a mayfly imitation, caddis fly, brown emergers, nymphs, cripples, various caddis flies and nymphs. Report submitted by Sid and Peggy, Beavers Bend Fly Shop.

Pine Creek: Elevation above normal and clear. Bass fair around rocky points on plastic worms and spinnerbaits. Crappie good around the old bridge on minnows. Catfish fair on night crawlers. White bass fair at river shoals on white grubs and roadrunners. Report Submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: Elevation normal, water 64 and murky. Largemouth bass fair at 3-6 ft. using plastic baits, spinner baits fishing the weed, wood and rock structure. Crappie good at 2-3 ft. using minnows fishing the weed and woody spawning areas. White bass good at 6-10 ft. using shad imitation lures fishing below Webbers Falls and Kerr dams and fishing up in the major creeks around the lake. Blue catfish fair at 5-10 ft. using fresh cut bait fishing off the windy points around the lake. Flathead catfish fair at 20-30 ft. using live bait using trotlines and juglines. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Texoma: Elevation normal, water clear to the south and murky to the north. Largemouth bass fair to good on plastic baits at 10-15 ft. in the creek channels. White bass and striped bass fair to good on sassy shad and slabs at 15-20 ft. in West Burns Run. Catfish fair to good on catfish fair to good on cut shad at 15-20 ft. in Platter Flats. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. in Widow Moore Creek. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

SOUTHWEST

Altus-Lugert: Elevation 14 ft. below normal and murky. North shore boat ramp is high and dry. Crappie have been biting on minnows. Striped bass hybrids are hitting right off swim beach. Report compiled by Quartz Mountain Grocery.

Ellsworth: Elevation 10 ft. below normal, water 52 and murky. Crappie good at Ralph's Resort at 6-10 ft. on minnows and around boat houses and fishing dock. Catfish fair on cut shad off rocky points and on juglines. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 52 and murky. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows along the rocks. White bass good on jigs near old highway. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

 

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