APRIL 09 2008

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FISHING REPORT FOR APRIL 9, 2008
 
CENTRAL
 
Draper: Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows off fishing docks. Bass fair on tandem spinners in shallow areas near structure. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
 
Thunderbird: Elevation 1 ft. above normal and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs over structure at 6-8 ft. Largemouth bass good on tandem spinners and plastic worms in shallow areas of coves and near structure. White bass good in Little River on in-line spinners, jigs and sassy shad. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
 
Wes Watkins: Elevation 1-2 ft. below normal, water 43 and murky. Catfish fair to good on minnows, worms, fresh cut baits, chicken livers and cut baits in deeper waters along main channel and down by dam area. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits in shallow waters. Report submitted by M.M. Fowler, St. Gregory’s.
 
NORTHEAST
 
Carl Blackwell: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 56 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on jigs. Hybrid striped bass fair trolling with crankbaits. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 9-10 ft. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.
 
Copan: Elevation 2 ft. above normal. Crappie good on minnow and jigs near submerged structure at 10-15 ft. Blue catfish fair on cut shad. Early reports of white bass being caught on jigs. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
 
Eucha: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal and rising, water 58 and dingy. Largemouth bass action has been excellent in shallow water using spinner baits. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish fair on juglines using cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.
 
Ft. Gibson: Elevation 9 ft. above normal, water 55 and murky. White bass good in creeks. Catfish good on worms on the mud flats and rocky points. Paddlefish snagging good above Spring Creek to the low water. Report submitted by Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.
 
Grand: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 51-58 and murky above Horse Creek and stained from Horse Creek to the dam. Bass good on spinnerbaits, topwater lures and jigs. Crappie slow. Catfish fair in the rivers on shad. White bass are biting well in both rivers. Paddlefish snagging fair in Riverview Park in Miami. There are more being caught from Bee Creek to Twin Bridges. Trolling in boats is the method being used. Report submitted by Littlefield’s Sporting Goods & Greg Lambs Guide Service.
 
Greenleaf: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along shoreline and creek channels. Catfish good on cut baits and stinkbaits on bottom. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at fishing dock and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
Hulah: Elevation 3 1/2 ft. above normal. Crappie good on minnows and jigs near submerged structure at 10-15 ft. Blue catfish good on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: Elevation 4 ft. above normal, water 57 and murky. Blue and channel catfish good in Coon and Bear Creek flats, on juglines with shad and green sunfish. Crappie fair in Beaver and Otter creeks on jigs and minnows at 4-12 ft. White bass fair to good on sassy shad, roadrunners, and in-line spinnerbaits in Little Beaver Creek, with mostly small males being taken at this time. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and 3/8 oz. chartreuse and black spinners in Little Beaver and rocky lake coves. Paddlefish snagging fair below the 1,000 ft. mark of Kaw Dam when generation occurs. Report submitted by Tracy Daniel, game warden stationed in Kay County.
 
Oologah: Elevation 6 ft. above normal and dropping, water 50-60 and muddy. White bass fair on jigs in Big Creek area and the Verdigris River above the lake. Blue catfish fair on shad on juglines in upper areas of the lake at 6-12 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
 
Skiatook: Elevation 4 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits along windy points on the lower half of the lake. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair in open water. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Sooner: White bass and hybrid striped bass good on ghost minnows and rattletraps. Crappie fair off Hwy. 15 on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
 
Spavinaw: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal and rising, water 59 and murky. Largemouth bass have been active on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish fair on juglines using cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.
 
Tenkiller: Elevation 9 ft. above normal, water 57-58 and murky. White bass fair on spoons and spinners in the creeks. Report by Monte Brooks Cookson Village Resort.
 
Webbers Falls: Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on stinkbaits and cut baits on bottom at mud flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
NORTHWEST
 
Canton
: Elevation normal. Hybrid striped bass, channel catfish and walleye good along north shore on crawdad tails and night crawlers. Walleye good along dam on jigs and crankbaits in the evening. White bass good along dam and upper end of lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
 
Ft. Supply: Elevation slightly above normal, water clear. White bass good along the dam and below the dam. Crappie good on minnows along the jetties and at the gate tower. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Harper County.
 
SOUTHEAST
 
Arbuckle
: Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water 59-61 and stained to muddy. Crappie good on docks and brush piles. White bass being caught up creeks and in back of coves. Bass fair using jigs, crankbaits and Carolina rigged lizards. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
 
Blue River: Elevation normal, water 62 and clear. Bass fair on minnows and flies. Catfish fair on liver and worms. Trout slow to fair on power bait, super dupers, roostertails and mealworms. Report submitted by Charles Baker, technician at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
 
Hugo: Elevation 10 ft. above normal, water 52. White bass fair in upper creek channels. Blue catfish and crappie good below the dam. Crappie good on minnows around brush. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan Counties.
 
Konawa: Elevation normal, water 72 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms along pints and in weed beds at 5-8 ft. White bass good on minnows and jigs in the discharge canal at 15 ft. Channel catfish good on shad in the discharge canal at 15 ft. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
 
McGee Creek: Elevation 6 ft. above normal, water 55 and murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on soft plastic lures at 6-14 ft. and fair on deep shad-colored crankbaits along rocky points. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-18 ft. over cedar brush. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
 
Murray: Elevation normal, water 53 and clear. Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and plastic jerk baits. White bass good on minnows and jigs, Channel catfish slow. Crappie good on minnows and jigs, Walleye good on minnows and jigs early in the morning and evening. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
 
Pine Creek: Elevation extremely high and murky. Bass good in submerged road beds on crankbaits. Crappie fair in flooded timber. Catfish being caught on night crawlers around turkey creek. Contact the US Army Corps of Engineers, Pine Creek Office at (580) 933-4239 for info on ramp closures. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Robert S. Kerr: Elevation normal, water 58 and murky. Largemouth bass fair using spinnerbaits and plastic baits fishing the weed, rock and woody shoreline cover. Crappie good at 6-8 ft. using minnows fishing in the deeper water off the spawning beds. White bass good using shad imitation lures fishing up the major creeks. Blue catfish good at 5-15 ft. using fresh cut bait fishing the windy shorelines around the lake. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
 
Sardis Lake: Elevation 3-4 ft. above normal and murky. Largemouth bass good on plastics around submerged brush. White bass fair in creek channels and deep holes on grubs. Blue catfish good in flooded fields on worms and on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Crappie being caught around brush, tower and bridge on minnows. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
 
Texoma: Elevation 4 ft. above normal, water 56 and murky north and clear south. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits at south end of lake. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, slabs and sassy shad-from Platter Flats south. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on minnows and cut baits from Platter Flats north to the Washita River. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at Widow Moore, Kansas and upper Rock creeks. All other fishing is slow. Report submitted by Danny Club, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
 
Wister: Elevation 27 ft. above normal. Going over the spillway and murky. Largemouth bass good on soft plastic baits. Crappie good on minnows and jigs below dam. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad below the dam. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
 
SOUTHWEST
 
Ellsworth: Elevation above normal with one floodgate open. Walleye and saugeye fair behind dam on figs and grubs. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County
 
Foss: Elevation 14 in. below normal, water 50s and clear. Fishing should improve since gates have been closed. Sand Bass good in the river. Hybrid striped bass fair on live bait near the dam. Walleye fair on live bait along dam. Crappie good around fish house. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
 
Tom Steed: Elevation above normal, water murky. White bass and saugeye fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Tom Steed, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.
 

 

 

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