April 12th, 2006

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FISHING REPORT FOR APRIL 12, 2006

CENTRAL

Draper: Elevation 2 ft. above normal and clear. Largemouth bass good around structure in coves. Crappie good to fair at 2-6 ft. on minnows around structure. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: Water 58. Channel catfish good on long poles with shad on bottom. Crappie slow. Walleye good on curly tail jigs and rooster tails around the restaurant on the east side of the lake. Report submitted by Bob Martin, OKC Fisheries.

Thunderbird: Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 53 and clear. Crappie good on minnows and green jigs at 2-6 ft. around structure. White bass fair to good on jigs, minnows and medium-diving crankbaits. Largemouth bass fair to good in coves with structure on tandem spinners, medium-diving crankbaits and minnows. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 54-66 and clear. White bass fair to good on crankbaits while trolling shallow water along shoreline. Catfish fair on shrimp, chicken liver, blood baits, minnows and cut bait in deeper water along the main lake channel and around dam tower area and back west in timbered area. Crappie are being caught on minnows and jigs around brush piles and structure. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, lizard, pig and jig on the west end of the lake. Report submitted by M.M. Fowler.

NORTHEAST

Copan: Elevation below normal and clear. Crappie good using medium minnows and light-colored jigs around Copan Point and Cotton Creek at 3-6 ft. 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. Channel catfish fair on cut shad at 15 ft. around brush piles. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 15 ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Jim Littlefield, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: Water clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Catfish fair on bottom on cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around fishing dock and around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits. White bass good on live shad and small crankbaits. Blue catfish good on shad in river channels. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Kaw: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 52 and clear. Blue catfish good in northern end of the lake at 5-10 ft. on jugs and rod and reel with cut shad and worms and fair in the tailwaters on shad and small minnows. Channel catfish are being caught on stink bait and worms. White bass fair below the dam on 1/16th and 1/8th ounce jigs and minnows. Paddlefish snagging has been poor in the tailwaters due to the lack of water below the dam. Report submitted by Marshall Reigh, game warden stationed in Kay and Grant counties.

Keystone: Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water clear to murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 4-8 ft. midway to bank in coves. Smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits and jig and chunk at 5-10ft. in mouth of coves. White bass good on minnows and road runners at 3-8 ft. in creeks and river channels. Striped bass good on bucktails and jerk baits at 3-6 ft. below the dam. Channel catfish good on worms and shrimp at 6-10 ft. in coves and creeks. Blue catfish good on large minnows and cut shad at 8-15 ft. in mouths of rocky coves. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs at 2-6 ft. in shallow coves. Walleye slow on large minnows, grubs and jigs at 4-8 ft. in the river below the dam. Paddlefish fair snagging at 8-15 ft. in upper lake channels. Report submitted by Larry Sellers, Woody's Bait and Tackle.

Oologah: Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 60 and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along rocky banks at 4-8 ft. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad on flats near the creek channels at 10-15 ft. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits at 4-8 ft. White bass fair on jigs in the Verdigris River in the Big Creek area. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 58 and clearing. Striped bass hybrids fair in creeks and off points. Catfish fair on trotlines with sunfish and very large minnows. Smallmouth and largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and some plastics, in creeks and off points above deeper structure. Crappie good on small and medium minnows at 15-25 ft. around Highway 20 bridge and other structure, and in the creeks. Look for steep drop-off in creeks. Report submitted by Greenwood Fishing Center.

Spavinaw: Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 57 and clear. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around the dam area. Largemouth fair on spinner baits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

Tenkiller: Elevation 9 1/2 ft. below normal, water 58. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair in coves on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie fair mid-lake to upper end trolling the channel and on minnows or jigs shallow in the upper end. White bass fair mid-lake trolling and good in the upper end on jigs or spinners. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

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

NORTHWEST

Canton: Elevation slightly above normal. Walleye fair along dam after sundown on jigs and crankbaits. White bass excellent along dam late afternoon and early evening on jigs and crankbaits. Channel catfish good in upper end of lake on cut bait and minnows. Crappie good in upper end of lake on jigs and minnows. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

SOUTHEAST

Blue River: Elevation normal, water 65 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on minnows and flies. Catfish fair on liver and worms. Trout slow. 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 6 ft. below normal and clear. Largemouth bass good on jerk baits at 2-8 ft. around rocks. White bass slow. Blue catfish good on shad at 5-10 ft. on the flats. Crappie good on minnows at 1-8 ft. along the banks. Report submitted Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: Elevation 1 ft. above normal water 60 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures and crankbaits. Crappie good on live minnows and light colored jigs. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and liver. Report submitted by Wendell Smalling, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: Elevation normal, water 64 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms around weed beds at 4-8 ft. Channel catfish good on chicken liver at 15 ft. in discharge channel. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork River: Trout in zone 2 is sporadic. Zone 1 has been relatively good. The Powerhouse has been generating for a few hours each day in the late afternoon. Report submitted by Sid and Peggy, Beavers Bend Fly Shop.

McGee Creek: Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 60 and clear. Largemouth bass good on soft plastic lures at 2-6 ft. around standing timber. White bass fair on sassy shad in open water. Channel catfish fair on juglines with live bait. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: Elevation above normal, water clear. Crappie good around the banks at 3-6 ft. Bass good on soft plastics at 6- ft. Catfish fair on cut bait around brush. Report Submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: Elevation normal, water 67 and stained. Largemouth bass good at 2-6 ft. using plastic baits and spinnerbaits fishing the weed, rock and woody cover along the banks. Crappie good at 2-3 ft. using minnows fishing the spawning areas around the lake. White bass good at 6-8 ft. using shad imitation lures fishing the mouth of the Illinois River and below Webbers Falls and Kerr dams. Blue catfish fair at 5-8 ft. using fresh cut shad fishing from the bank on the windy points. Flathead catfish fair at 20 ft. using live bait on juglines and trotlines. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis Lake: Elevation normal. White bass good in Jack Fork Creek. Crappie good on minnows around bridges and tower. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 59 and clear to the south and murky to the north. Largemouth bass fair to good on plastic baits at 10-15 ft. in creek channels. White bass and striped bass good on sassy shad and slabs at 15-21 ft. in Platter Flats. Catfish fair to good on power bait at 5-10 ft. in Washita River arm. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. around structure. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: Elevation normal, water 61 and murky. Crappie good off the banks on minnows at 3-4 ft. Largemouth bass good on soft plastics at 2- 5 ft. White bass fair on rattletraps and wide variety of lures in the creeks and river. Blue catfish fair on trotlines baited with cut bait at 6-12 ft. Report submitted by D.G. Belcher, game warden stationed in Latimer 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 hybrid are being caught off the swim beach. Report compiled by Quartz Mountain Grocery.

Ellsworth: Elevation 10 ft. below normal, water 52 and murky. Crappie good at Ralph's Resort around boat houses and fishing docks at 4-6 ft. on minnows and jigs. Catfish fair off points with cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Ft. Cobb: Elevation 3/4 ft. above normal. Crappie slow to fair on minnows and jigs around structure. White bass slow to fair in creeks. Striped bass hybrids slow to fair off windy points. Catfish slow to fair on cut baits. Report submitted by James L. Edwards, Jr., game warden station in Caddo County.

Tom Steed: Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 54 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-10 ft. near rocks. White bass fair trolling or with jigs near old highway. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: Elevation below normal, water 61 and murky. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on jigs. Crappie good on jigs. Catfish good on cut bait. Report submitted by Phillip Cottrill, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.


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