APRIL 16 2008

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FISHING REPORT FOR APRIL 16, 2008
 

 
CENTRAL
 
Arcadia: Elevation 3 1/2 ft. above normal, water 56-59 and muddy. Largemouth bass good on black worms at 3 ft. in the morning around the north ramps and south banks. Channel catfish fair to good on plastic worms at 3-5 ft. in the morning around the south banks and in flooded timber on shad in the morning. All other fishing is fair. Report submitted by Linnie Mason, gate attendant.
 
NORTHEAST
 
Bell Cow: Elevation above normal and murky. Largemouth bass slow. Channel catfish fair on cut bait. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
 
Carl Blackwell: Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 57 and muddy. Catfish fair on cut bait and worms. All other fishing has slowed due to heavy rains and fluctuating water levels. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.
 
Copan: Elevation 7 1/2 ft. above normal and murky. Crappie slow on minnow and jigs near submerged structure at 10-15 ft. Blue catfish fair on cut shad. Channel catfish good in flooded areas on worms. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
 
Eucha: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 54 and muddy. Prior to last week's heavy rains, largemouth had been very active on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie have been slow on jigs and minnows. White bass action reported on upper end of lake. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.
 
Ft. Gibson: Elevation 24 ft. above normal, water 58 and murky. White bass good up creek and in streams. Catfish good on worms, minnows and cut bait in running water. Boaters are urged to use caution due to high water levels. Report submitted by Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.
 
Grand: Elevation 7 ft. above normal, water 51-58 and muddy. There is full generation, and eight flood gates are open. The water is starting to fall this week. There are just a few ramps usable, and a lot of logs and debris on the lake. Bass are being caught on spinnerbaits and jigs. Crappie slow. Catfish fair in the rivers on shad. Paddlefish are being snagged in Riverview Park, Miami. There are more being caught from the Bee Creek to Twin Bridges. Trolling in boats is the method being used. Report submitted by Littlefield’s Sporting Goods & Greg Lambs Guide Service.
 
Grand: Elevation dropping, water 56-58 and muddy. Largemouth bass good on purple baits at 5-7 ft. in Honey Creek off points and at 7-10 ft. in Elk River off points. White bass slow. Channel and blue catfish good on worms, shad and blood baits in shallow water along shoreline. Blue and flathead catfish good on juglines and trotlines with goldfish and brooders at 20-40 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and dark-colored jigs at 7-10 ft. Paddlefish slow. Report submitted by Sam Williams, Grand Lake Sports.
 
Greenleaf: Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along shoreline and creek channels. Catfish good on stinkbaits and cut baits 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 14 ft. above normal and murky. Crappie slow 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 1/2 ft. above normal and muddy. White bass excellent in the upper portions of Little Beaver using jigs, sassy shads and in-line spinners. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush and rocks lakewide at 4-12 ft. Paddlefish snagging slow below Kaw Dam. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines using shad and sunfish at 6-25 ft. in the Washunga, Bear, and Pioneer areas. Report submitted by Tracy Daniel, game warden stationed in Kay County.
 
Oologah: Elevation 11 1/2 ft. above normal, water 50-60 and muddy. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines baited with shad on flats in upper areas of the lake 10ft. Black bass fair on spinnerbaits and jigs around flooded vegetation. Crappie fair around standing timber on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
 
Skiatook: Elevation 8 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 in discharge channel on ghost minnows. Catfish fair on cut and live bait. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
 
Spavinaw: Elevation 1 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.
 
Webbers Falls: Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits in creek channels and riprap. Catfish good on cut baits on bottom. Crappie good on minnows and jigs near bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
NORTHWEST
 
Canton
: Elevation normal. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in upper end of the lake. White bass good on jigs in upper end of lake and river. Striped bass hybrids and channel catfish good on crawdad tails and night crawlers along north shore. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
 
SOUTHEAST
 
Arbuckle
: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 58-61 and muddy up creeks, stained elsewhere. Crappie on brush piles, some have moved to the shallows. White bass chasing shad in backs of coves. Bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and Texas-rigged worms. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
 
Blue River: Elevation normal, water 58 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on minnows and flies. Channel catfish fair on liver and worms. Report submitted by Charles Baker, technician at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
 
Broken Bow: Elevation 22 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass good on worms, plastics and crankbaits. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with sunfish. Crappie being caught around structure. The only open boat ramp is south of Smithville at the narrows. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Eufaula: Elevation 8 ft. above normal and murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits flipping into flooded timber. White bass good on jigs below the dam. Blue catfish fair on shad in creek openings. Crappie fair on minnows or jigs in flooded timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
 
Hugo: Elevation 15 ft. above normal. White bass fair to good in the upper feeder creeks. Crappie fair on minnows. Catfish and crappie good below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan Counties.
 
Konawa: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 73 and murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits along points and road beds at 8-10 ft. Channel catfish good on shad in the discharge canal at 15 ft. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
 
Lower Mountain Fork River: Trout slow to fair due to recent rain. Fishing should improve when the spillway gates are closed. Report submitted by Beavers Bend Fly Shop.
 
McGee Creek: Elevation 6 1/3 ft above normal, 58 degrees and murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on soft plastic lures and crawfish-colored crankbaits at 6-12 ft. along brush. 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 stained. Largemouth and smallmouth bass excellent on spinnerbaits and jerk baits. White bass fair around Martin's Landing on minnows and jigs and on crankbaits trolling. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait, worms and chicken liver. Crappie good on jigs and minnows shallow. Walleye good on jigs and minnows. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
 
Pine Creek: Elevation extremely high and murky. Bass good at submerged road beds on crankbaits. Crappie fair in flooded timber and great at the spillway on jigs. Catfish being caught on night crawlers around Turkey Creek and in the upper river channel. Anglers should use caution. Lake is elevated at a near record, and many structures could be hidden. Many boat ramps are closed also. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Robert S. Kerr: Elevation above normal, water 61and murky. Largemouth bass fair at 2-5 ft. using plastic baits and spinnerbaits fishing the weed, rock and woody shorelines. Crappie good at 1-3 ft. using minnows and jigs fishing the spawning areas around the lake. White bass slow using jigs fishing downstream from Webbers Falls dam. Blue catfish good at 5-15 ft. using fresh cut shad and worms fishing the edge of the current on all the runoff water coming into the lake. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
 
Sardis Lake: Elevation 5 ft. above normal and muddy. Bass fair on plastics around structure shallow at 2-3 ft. White bass fair in creek channels on plastic bait and yellow and white grubs. Catfish excellent on worms in flooded fields. Crappie fair on minnows around brush piles, tower and bridges. Walleye fair trolling islands. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
 
Texoma: Elevation 4 1/2 ft. above normal, water 60 and rising. Water muddy north and clean south. Striped bass fair on live bait at Platter Flats south. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits at Platter Flats south. Channel and blue catfish fair on live bait and cut bait at north end of lake. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs in Widow Moore Creek. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Danny Club, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
 
Wister: Elevation 27 1/2 ft. above normal and murky. Water is 6 ft. over the spillway. 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
 
Altus-Lugert: Elevation 3 ft. below normal and rising. Crappie poor. Walleye fair. Striped bass hybrids fair to good. Blue catfish good to very good around the old fish-o-rama. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain State Park.
 
Ellsworth: Elevation above normal with nine floodgates open. Catfish and walleye good behind the dam. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County
 
Foss: Elevation 1 ft. below normal and gates closed. Water temp in the 50s and clear. White bass good in the river on jigs. Striped bass hybrids good along dam with live bait. Walleye fair along dam. Catfish fair with dough bait. Crappie fair. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
 
Ft. Cobb: Elevation 3 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Catfish slow on cut baits. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on sassy shad. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows. Report submitted by James Edwards, Jr., game warden stationed in Caddo County.
 
Lawtonka: Elevation above normal with two floodgates open. Catfish fair to good at Jackson Creek on cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
 
Tom Steed: Elevation normal, water murky. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on spinnerbaits off the old highway. Crappie slow on minnows at 12-15 ft. near the dam. Report submitted by Dave Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.
 
Waurika: Elevation above normal, water 53 and muddy. The water is rising, and the spillway is closed. White bass and hybrid striped bass good on pearl or white-colored jigs around the dam. Blue catfish fair on rod and reel and juglines on cut bait. Report submitted by Phillip Cottrill, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.
 

 

 

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Introducing Angella: She is an avid fisherperson and fishes year round, Angella's favorite is Lake Eufaula and the Lower Illinois River. She is like Okiefish, where ever her travels take her, she fishes. This picture from a trip to Cozumel, Mexico. When the fish are biting and where ever, you'll most likely find Angella close by.

 

 

 

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