May 2nd, 2007

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FISHING REPORT FOR MAY 2, 2007

 

CENTRAL

 

Arcadia: Elevation normal and murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and plastic baits. Blue catfish fair on cut bait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Wade Farrar, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

 

Hefner: Water 70 and clear to murky. White bass and striped bass hybrids are being caught on the west side of the lake by the canal. Channel catfish are being caught on punch bait and cut bait along the shoreline. Report submitted by Kelly Roberson, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

 

Overholser: Water 75 and murky. Striped bass hybrids are being caught around the dam on jigs and on cut bait in standing timber. Report submitted by Kelly Roberson, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

 

Thunderbird: Elevation 7 ft. below normal and murky. Crappie excellent on minnows and small jigs at 3-5 ft. around structure. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

 

Wes Watkins: Elevation 1-1 1/2 ft. below normal, water, 59-68 and clearing. Water is slightly murky to stained in the feeder creeks. Largemouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits, worms, topwaters early morning and evening on brush hogs and assorted soft plastics. Catfish fair on chicken livers, bait shrimp, minnows and fresh cut bait, White bass fair to good trolling lake at 4-5 ft. on crankbaits. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around structure and trees. Report submitted by M.M Fowler, St. Gregory's.

 

NORTHEAST

 

Birch: Elevation 1 ft. above normal. Reservoir release is 42 cubic feet per second. Water is muddy. Crappie good around rocky banks. Catfish good below the dam. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Washington County.

 

Carl Blackwell: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 64 and murky. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs at 8-10 ft. Crappie are moving into shallow water. Striped bass hybrids good on shad and trolling crankbaits. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

 

Copan: Elevation 1 ft. above normal. Reservoir release is 129 cubic feet per second. Water is muddy. Crappie good in shallow waters near rocky banks and brush on minnows, chartreuse tube jigs or black/pink tube jigs. Bank fishing for crappie is currently best on the south end of Washington Cove, east of the boat ramp at Copan Point, the coves and creek around Osage Plains, Endicott's Pond and under Cotton Creek bridge. Catfish fair to good on juglines in or near the river channel. White bass are fair in the same areas as crappie. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Washington County.

 

Eucha: Elevation slightly above normal, water 67 and clear. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush and structure at 10-12 ft. Largemouth bass good on jigs and spinnerbaits. Catfish good on trotlines using night crawlers. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

 

Ft. Gibson: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 63 and clear. Largemouth bass good in flooded brush and grass. Channel catfish good on dead shad, worms, liver and chicken gizzard. Crappie good on jigs and minnows at 10-15 ft. Report submitted Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.

 

Grand: Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie fair to good at 10-15 ft. around brush piles or baited areas using minnows and jigs. Commercial fishing docks reporting some good sized crappie being caught. Channel catfish fair in river channel and around shoreline with some good-sized blues being taken on cut and whole shad, also jug fishing doing very good. White bass can still be caught around rocky gravel points and near the mouth of lake tributaries. Elk River area reporting good catches. Report submitted by Jim Littlefield, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

 

Greenleaf: Elevation normal and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along the shoreline and in creek channels. Channel catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around rocks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

 

Hudson: Elevation normal. Largemouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits. White bass good on minnows and small jigs in the upper end of the lake. Channel and blue catfish good on shad around rocky points and shallow flats. Paddlefish snagging good. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

 

Hulah: Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal. Reservoir release is 848 cubic feet per second. Water is muddy. Crappie good in shallow waters near rocky banks and brush on minnows, chartreuse tube jigs or black/pink tube jigs. Bank fishing for crappie is currently best in Skull creek, Wa-Sha-She Park and in the river near Rocky Ford boat ramp marina. White bass are running and fishing is good in the Caney River North of the lake. Catfish fair to good on juglines in or near the river channel. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Washington County.

 

Kaw: Elevation 4 ft. above normal, water 66 and stained on the upper end and stained by the dam. Blue and channel catfish fair in the main tributaries that feed Kaw in the flooded willows, points or bends in the river on worms, stinkbait or fresh cut bait, jug fishing. Crappie good in Beaver Creek on minnows. White bass are moving out of creeks. White bass good on the flats at the mouth of Little Beaver or Otter creeks. In the main portion of the lake, crappie have moved back onto the shoreline 2-9 ft to spawn, with good numbers of fish being caught on the Washunga Bay riprap. Also, the main coves are producing good numbers of crappie. The fishing dock in Osage cove was good over the weekend on 8-12ft. rods. This allows anglers to reach areas where the fish are without spooking the fish. Minnows are a constant producer fished below a bobber 2- 9 ft. deep, jigs also work very well, 1/8 - 1/4 with 2 inch tubes or shad bodies. Fish jigs vertically, adding as little action as possible to  the bait. Suspending jigs below a bobber also works well. Black and green, purple, red and white are good colors. Fishing below Kaw Dam for crappie has picked up due to stable water conditions. The backwater where there is not any current is the place to catch crappie, and there are good places on both sides of the river that have easy access by foot. White bass fishing has slowed down but is still good. Fishing two 1/8 or 3/16 jigs was the best producer over the weekend. Sassy shad or tube bodies both worked well; red/white was a popular choice. Paddlefishing has slowed with the spawning run near its the end. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.

 

Keystone: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 65 and murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and salt craws at 3-8 ft. in the backs of coves and creeks. Smallmouth bass fair on jig and chunk and crankbaits at 3-8 ft. in the mouths of coves. Spotted bass fair on crankbaits and six-inch plastic worms at 3-8 ft. in main lake pockets. White bass fair on 1/8 oz white or chartreuse grubs at 3-8 ft. in the mouths of creeks and coves. Striped bass below the dam are fair on sassy shad and bucktails at 2-6 ft. when discharging. Striped bass on the lake fair on live shad and storm swim baits at 4-10 ft. in the mouths of creeks and coves. Channel catfish good on worms and shrimp at 3-8 ft. in shallow coves and creeks. Blue catfish good on cut shad and punch bait at 40-10 ft. in deep coves midway back. Flathead catfish fair on goldfish and live shad at 5-10 ft. in deeper coves at the mouth of cove. Crappie excellent on minnows and jig-and-bobber rigs at 2-8 ft. along any sloping gravel bank i n coves. Report submitted by Larry Sellers, Woody's Bait and Tackle.

 

Oologah: Elevation 6 ft. above normal, water in the mid 60s. Water muddy on the north end and murky on south end. Crappie fair on brush piles at 6-12 ft. using minnows. Channel and blue catfish fair on jugs baited with shad fished on flats at 10 -15 ft. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits around flooded brush. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

 

Skiatook: Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water mid 60s and murky. Upper end muddy. Striped bass hybrids fair in mouths of creeks and on points, on sassy shad - pearl white and chartreuse colors working well. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and jig and chunk in shallow water. Smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie good on minnows, in creeks, and on structure, at docks and Hwy 20 bridge. Catfish fair on cut baits and large minnows in the creeks. Report submitted by Greenwood Fishing Center.

 

Sooner: Elevation normal. White bass fair on live shad or slabs. Channel catfish good on cut and live bait on channels and off Hwy 15. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

 

Spavinaw: Elevation slightly above normal, water 64 and clear. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

 

Tenkiller: Elevation ft. above normal, water 59-62. Largemouth bass slow; some action at 15 ft. around drop-offs with bass jigs or four-inch worms on jig heads. Crappie fair mid-lake trolling deep runners over the channel and hitting around docks on minnows. White bass fair in coves on shallow crankbaits or inline spinners. Sunfish fair in docks on worms at 10-15 ft. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

 

Webbers Falls: Elevation 1 ft. above normal and murky. Largemouth bass good on jig and worms and spinnerbaits along riprap and in creek channels. Channel catfish good on cut bait and sunfish on bottom. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 3-7 ft. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

 

NOTHWEST

 

Canton: Elevation 2 ft. below normal. White bass, striped bass hybrids and walleye good trolling deep running crankbaits. Channel catfish good in upper end of lake on shad and stink bait. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

 

Ft. Supply: Elevation normal and clear. White bass fair on jigs and spoons below the dam. Crappie fair on jigs and spinners below the dam. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Harper County.

 

SOUTHEAST

 

Blue River: Elevation slightly above normal, water 70 and murky to muddy. Largemouth bass slow on minnows and flies. Channel catfish fair on liver and worms. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, technician at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

 

Broken Bow: Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and slow running spinnerbaits in the mouths of creeks at 4-5 ft. and on buzzbaits in the afternoon. Channel catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with sunfish. Crappie good around structure in the upper end of the lake around standing timber on jigs and minnows. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

Eufaula: Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 2-6 ft. around rocky areas. White bass good on rattletraps at 3-10 ft. around rocky areas on the flats. Crappie fair on minnows or jigs at 2-10 ft. along banks and shallow brush piles. Report submitted Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

 

Hugo: Elevation 5 ft. above normal, water 61 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Crappie fair on live minnows. Blue catfish fair on cut shad. Report submitted by Wendell Smalling, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

 

Konawa: Elevation normal, water 68 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms at 5-8 ft. around cattails and weed beds. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on spoons and jigs in the discharge canal at 15 ft. Channel catfish good on chicken liver in the discharge canal at 15 ft. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

 

Lower Mountain Fork River: The power house has been releasing water all day long and well into the night, about 17 hours during each 24-hour period. This makes fishing zone 2 and 3 very unlikely. Inclement weather will cause many anglers to stay home. A small white wooly bugger is usually a very productive fly for these fish. Report submitted by Sid Ingram, Beavers Bend Fly Shop.

 

McGee Creek: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 63 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on soft plastic lures at 2-6 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs over submerged cedar trees. Channel catfish and flathead catfish fair on live bait on jugs and trotlines. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

 

Murray: Elevation normal and clear. Bass good on crankbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait. Crappie and walleye slow on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, state game warden stationed in Carter County.

 

Pine Creek: Elevation above normal, water murky. Bass fishing has slowed somewhat but they are being caught on spinnerbaits. Bass have moved back to deeper water from the influx of rain. Crappie fair on minnows at night with a crappie light. Catfish being caught on trotlines as well as rod and reel baited with Canadian night crawlers. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

Robert S. Kerr: Elevation below normal, water 68 and stained. Largemouth bass good at 2-5 ft. using plastic baits and spinnerbaits fishing the weed, rock and woody shorelines. Crappie good at 2-4 ft. using minnows fishing the cover next to the spawning grounds. White bass good at 5-8 ft. using shad imitation lures fishing the rock jetties in the upper end of the lake. Blue catfish good at 4-10 ft. using fresh cut shad or live bait fishing the flats next to the old creek channels. Flathead catfish good at 10-20 ft. using live bait on jugs and trotlines fishing in the old channels next to rocky areas. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

 

Sardis Lake: Bass excellent on spinnerbaits in grass beds. White bass good up creeks on grubs and sassy shad. Blue catfish and flathead catfish fair on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait. Crappie good on minnows along gravel beds and around bridges. Walleye fair up creeks and around islands on grubs. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

 

Texoma: Elevation 3 ft. above normal and water 62. Water is murky north and clear south. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic baits at 10-20 ft. in creeks. Striped and white bass fair to good on live baits and shad like lures at 10-20 ft. in Alberta Creek and Catfish Bay. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, cut bait and worms at 10-20 ft. in the Washita river arm. Crappie fair to good on jigs and minnows at 5-15 ft. near brush piles and riprap. Sunfish fair to good on worms and tiny spinners at 5-10 ft. near fishing attractors and docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

 

Wister: Elevation 3 ft. above normal and murky. Largemouth bass excellent on plastic worms and spinnerbaits. Crappie good on minnows and jigs. Channel catfish good on liver and cut baits with jugs and trotline. Flathead catfish good on live sunfish with trotline. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

 

SOUTHWEST

 

Altus-Lugert: Elevation 10.63 ft. below normal and rising. White bass have slowed but are still good off the main swim beach. Striped bass hybrids are being caught off the main swim beach. Crappie good near the old fish-o-rama. Walleye have also slowed but are still good; watch length - must be 18 inches to keep. You may want to check for current depth by going to: http://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/ALTU.lakepage.html Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain State Park.

 

Ellsworth: Elevation 5 ft. above normal and muddy. Crappie fair to slow on jigs and minnows around boathouses and docks. Catfish good on juglines and fair on rod and reel with cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

 

Foss: Elevation 3/4 ft. below normal, water 72 and clear. Walleye fair along the dam. Striped bass hybrids and crappie fair. Catfish good. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

 

Ft. Cobb: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal and stained. Crappie slow to fair. Catfish slow to fair on cut baits. Striped bass hybrids slow off windy points. Saugeye slow to fair drifting or trolling. Report submitted by James Edwards Jr., game warden station in Caddo County.

 

Tom Steed: Elevation 4 ft. below normal and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 5-8 ft. around the rocks. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

 

Waurika:  Elevation normal, water 60 and murky. White bass fair on jigs and live bait. Striped bass hybrids fair. Channel catfish good on jugs, rod and reel, live bait, shad and crawfish tails. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in flooded weeds at Wichita Ridge. Report submitted by Phillip Cottrill, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.

 

 

 

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