June 9, 2010

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FISHING REPORT FOR JUNE 9, 2010
 
CENTRAL
 
Arcadia: June 7. Elevation above normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits. White bass good on crankbaits. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad, worms and liver. Crappie good on jigs on docks and along the rocks. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
 
Hefner: June 7. Elevation dropping, water 75-85 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, topwater lures and crankbaits from surface to 20 ft. around brush and rocks. Smallmouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 15 ft. around brush and rocks. White bass fair on grubs, crankbaits and sassy shad at 3-10 ft. around windy points. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait, punchbait and slip corking at 6-12 ft. around windy points and shallows. Blue catfish excellent on cut bait at 10-20 ft. off the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. on the dam. Walleye fair on crankbaits, grubs, drifting night crawlers and sassy shad at 5-20 ft. along humps on the lake early and late. Report submitted by Lucky Lures Tackle.
 
Overholser: June 7. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 80-83 and murky. Largemouth bass fair. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on minnows, ghost minnows and white jigs with green or yellow tails. Catfish good to excellent on cut shad, liver, punchbait, stinkbait and worms. Crappie slow to fair. Report submitted by Joey Rushing, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.
 
Thunderbird: June 5. Elevation 3/4 ft. above normal, water clear. crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 2-6 ft. Saugeye good on minnows, jigs, sassy shad and medium-diving crankbaits off points and shelves. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and sponge bait in the twin bridges area and drift fishing. Bass fair to good on tandem spinnerbaits and plastic worms in coves on structure. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
 
NORTHEAST
 
Bell Cow: June 6. Elevation normal, water murky. Bass good on spinnerbaits and plastic worms. Channel catfish fair on doughbait, stinkbait and chicken liver. Crappie good on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
 
Carl Blackwell: June 7. Elevation normal, water 80 and muddy. Catfish good on all types of bait. Saugeye good trolling crankbaits and night crawlers. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.
 
Chandler: June 6. Elevation normal, water murky. Bass good on spinnerbaits and plastic worms. Channel catfish good on chicken liver. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
 
Copan: June 7. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie fair on jigs at 8-12 ft. around flooded timber. Channel and blue catfish good on garlic chicken liver and cut shad below the dam and on juglines with cut shad and small sunfish. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.        
 
Eucha: June 8. Elevation slightly below normal, water 79 and clear. Bluegill good on crickets and worms around grass beds. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-10 ft. around brush and structure. Catfish fair on jug lines using cut shad. Largemouth fair on crankbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
 
Ft. Gibson: June 6. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 83 and clear. Be very careful of underwater obstructions because of low water levels. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits and spinnerbaits in shallow water. White bass good trolling small crankbaits and rattletraps around points. Catfish excellent on cut shad and hot dog chunks with juglines and rod and reels at 10-20 ft. Crappie good on minnows and jigs under docks and underwater structure. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.
 
Grand: June 7. Elevation above normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits at 15-20 ft. Smallmouth bass good on crawdads in rivers and creeks. White bass excellent on minnows around bridges. Catfish good on shad, minnows and chartreuse live glow worms at 10 ft. Crappie good on minnows and Grandpa’s jigs at 15-20 ft. Bluegill good. Report submitted by Grand Lake Sports Center.
 
Greenleaf: June 7. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and bill baits along rocky points, shorelines, brush structure and creek channels. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and red, green and yellow jigs around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
Hudson: June 8. Elevation normal, water 78. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and crankbaits. Striped bass fair to good on slabs in the upper end and trolling small lures. Channel and blue catfish good on juglines and trotlines with cut bait and blood bait. Crappie fair on small jigs. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.
 
Hulah: June 7. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in deeper water. Channel and blue catfish good on juglines with shad below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
 
Kaw: June 7. Elevation 6 ft. above normal, water 83 and muddy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. around Washunga Bay Bridge over brush. White bass good on crankbaits and shad colored jigs around Sarge Creek Bridge and trolling sandy flats. Blue and channel catfish being caught on cut shad suspended in 15-30 ft of water. Anglers should try Coon Creek and Washunga areas. Flathead catfish fair to good on trotlines with goldfish or bluegill. White bass, striped bass and striped bass hybrids being caught on bucktails, sassy shad and drifting live bait below the dam during water release. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut shad, carp, live bluegill, shad and goldfish below the dam. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.
 
Lower Illinois: June 7. Elevation normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits at 1-2 ft. along weed beds and coves. White bass fair on jigs at 1-3 ft. all along the river. Striped bass slow on jigs at 1-4 ft. in the mouth of the river. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie fair on jigs at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Trout excellent on flies at the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on power bait on bottom above Gore Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.
 
Oologah: June 7. Elevation 3 3/4 ft. above normal and falling slowly, water mid to upper 70s and muddy north and murky on the south end. Channel catfish good on worms, shrimp and livers at 4-8 ft. along rocky banks and around flooded willows. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits around flooded vegetation. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around standing timber. Blue catfish fair on juglines with shad on flats at 10-18 ft near creeks and river channel. Flathead and blue catfish fair on live shad below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
 
Sooner: June 8. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along Hwy 15. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
 
Spavinaw: June 8. Elevation slightly above normal, water 81 and clear. Bluegill good on crickets and worms. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish fair on juglines with cut shad. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
 
Tenkiller: June 7. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal and steady, water 78-80 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on topwater lures and soft plastic lures in shallow water. Crappie slow on minnows in brush or docks. Catfish good on minnows at 10-20 ft. drift fishing. Sunfish good on night crawlers in spawning beds or in docks. Report by Monte Brooks Cookson Village Resort.
 
Webbers Falls: June 7. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and bill baits along riprap and creek channels. Catfish good on fresh cut bait drifting on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and purple and black jigs around brush structure and bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
NORTHWEST
 
Canton: June 5. Elevation normal, water 85 and clear. Channel catfish good on crickets, minnows and stinkbait along the dam. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on slabs and crankbaits near drop offs. Walleye good on night crawlers near drop offs. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County
 
Ft. Supply: June 7. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait and cut bait all over the lake. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.
 
SOUTHEAST
 
Arbuckle: June 5. Elevation normal, water 85 and stained up creeks. Crappie on minnows and jigs around brush pile. Crappie good at night. White bass on sassy shad and rattletraps surfacing early and late. Bass being caught on spinnerbaits and small soft plastics. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
 
Blue River: June 8. Elevation normal, water 80 and murky. Largemouth bass good on soft plastics and small spinnerbaits and fair on topwater lures early mornings and late evenings. Channel catfish excellent on stinkbaits, minnows and worms in deeper holes. Flathead catfish fair on live sunfish and minnows around structure at night. Sunfish good on mealworms, small plastic worms and crickets. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
 
Broken Bow: June 5. Elevation normal, water low 70s and clear. Bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 10-15 ft. Catfish good on juglines cut bait and shad. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around structure in the upper end. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Eufaula: June 6. Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water 79 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits flipping the flooded timber. White bass good on jigs at 6-10 ft. around bridges. Blue catfish fair on a variety of baits at 3-8 ft. in rocky areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-20 ft. in standing timber and boat docks. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
 
Hugo: June 7. Elevation normal, water 73. Largemouth bass and white bass fair trolling crankbaits along the river channel. Crappie fair to good on minnows over brush piles. Catfish fair on trotlines and juglines. Blue catfish good below the dam on cut shad. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.
 
Konawa: June 6. Elevation normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth bass good on Carolina-rigged plastic worms at 10-12 ft. along road beds and points. Channel catfish good on chicken liver at 5-10 ft. in coves. Report by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
 
McGee Creek: June 7. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 85 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. around cedar brush, off main creek channels. Largemouth bass good on dark colored soft plastic lures, spinnerbaits and topwater lures early and late in shallow water. Channel catfish fair on juglines and trotlines with live bait. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
 
Murray: June 7. Elevation normal, water 73-73 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good to excellent on various baits early and late. White bass good on topwater lures trolling during the day. Channel catfish good on worms and stinkbait with juglines, trotlines and rod and reels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around structure. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
 
Pine Creek: June 7. Elevation normal, water clear. Bass good on watermelon colored jigs around points. Catfish good on cut shad. Crappie fair on minnows around the half bridge. White bass fair on deep diving crankbaits around the river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Robert S. Kerr: June 8. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 83 and murky. Largemouth bass good on soft plastics and spinnerbaits along shorelines. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines with shad, cut bait and night crawlers. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around submerged brush structure. Report submitted by Leland Sockey, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
 
Sardis: June 5. Elevation normal, water 86 and slightly murky. Largemouth bass good on soft plastics, crankbaits and worms. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait with juglines, trotlines and rod and reel. Flathead catfish good on sunfish. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. Walleye fair on crankbaits and jigs. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
 
Texoma: June 6. Elevation normal, water 82 and mostly clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on spinnerbaits, shad colored crankbaits and plastic combination baits at 5-15 ft. around riprap and underwater structure. Striped and white bass good on live bait, sassy shad and surface lures at 5-20 ft. from Alberta Creek to Burns run to the south and the Islands west. Channel and blue catfish good on worms, stinkbait and live bait at 5-20 ft. from the Hwy 70 bridge north and Platter Flats south. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around the fishing dock with brush. Paddlefish fair to good below the dam. Sunfish good on worms at 5-10 ft. around the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
 
Wister: June 7. Elevation normal, water 81 and murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, worms and jigs. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around structure. Channel catfish good on juglines with cut shad and liver. Flathead catfish good on live sunfish and night crawlers. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
 
SOUTHWEST
 
Altus-Lugert: June 5. Elevation 5 3/4 ft. below normal and rising steadily. Crappie good. White bass fair. Walleye good Hicks Mtn. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain State Park.
 
Foss: June 7. Elevation 1/4 ft. below normal with one gate open 1 ft., water 70s and clear. Striped bass hybrids slow to fair on live bait in deep water. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
 
Tom Steed: June 8. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 75 and slightly muddy. Catfish good on cut bait near islands and west side of the lake. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.
 
Waurika: June 5. Elevation slightly above normal with gates closed, water 82 and clear to murky. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on jigs and trolling crankbaits early and late and around Wichita Ridge bridge at sundown. Blue catfish good on cut shad and stinkbait around windy points, shorelines and off the rocks at Wichita Ridge bridge at sundown and fair on juglines with cut shad and shrimp in the lake. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Cotton County.

 


Oklahoma Spoonbill Fishing

 

Dustin Newer

April 2010

These were caught near the Twin Bridges State park fishing with Dempsey’s Guide Service…My fishing partner is a well known OkieFish contributor but I will let her send in the pics of the 60 lber she caught.

Huge striped bass hybrid takes lake record spot at Canton
            Lifelong Oklahoma angler James Wesley Jones, Jr. of Canton said he loves fishing because it is a relaxing activity, but there was likely no relaxing going on April 19 when he landed a 23.2-lb. (23 lbs., 3 oz.) striped bass hybrid from Canton Lake. The huge fish qualifies as a lake record for Canton and falls only about an ounce shy of taking the state record spot as well, which is held by Paul Hollister and his 23-lb., 4 oz. fish caught April 1, 1997, from Altus-Lugert Lake.
            Jones caught his fish in the evening using a 1-oz. rattletrap. Though the hybrid fell short of the state record, it reminds anglers that if they catch a potential state record fish, they should contact an employee of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation for procedures on certifying state records. Lake record fish are weighed on scales through lake record keepers registered with the Wildlife Department, but the weighing of state records must be done on certified scales with a witness from the Wildlife Department present.
            Jones said the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s new Lake Record Fish Program does more than just recognize fish, but that it also encourages the sport of fishing. Before the program was in place, his near state record fish could have gone overlooked by anglers across the state, but the recognition his fish received through the Lake Record Fish Program reminds anglers of the potential that Oklahoma’s lakes hold for producing monster-sized fish.
            “It gets people motivated to fish knowing that there are larger fish in the lake,” Jones said.
            He said it is common in discussions among anglers to wonder about the sizes of the largest fish caught in lakes across the state.
            “You don’t have to wonder anymore,” he said. “You can just go on and find out.”
            Jones is referring to the Wildlife Department’s Web site, wildlifedepartment.com, which includes an easily-operated search feature that allows those interested to view a wealth of lake record fish information, ranging from the size of record fish caught to what kind of bait or rod and reel was used to catch them. And right now, lake records are being set and broken on a regular basis, which means the wealth of information on the Web site is updating and growing regularly as well.
            Other recent lake records include a 4.8-lb. smallmouth bass caught by Derek Thurman of Collinsville. His fish went down as a record smallmouth for Skiatook Lake, but that record was broken just days later, on April 5, when angler Jim Horn of Cleveland landed a 6.6-lb. smallmouth bass from Skiatook using a bait casting rod and reel set up with a jig.
            Lakes included in the program include Arbuckle, Broken Bow, Canton, Eufaula, Ft. Cobb, Grand, Kaw, Keystone, Sardis, Skiatook, Tenkiller, Texoma and Thunderbird.
            Species eligible for spots in the lake records book include blue, channel and flathead catfish and largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass in addition to crappie, paddlefish, striped bass, striped bass hybrids, sunfish (combined) walleye/saugeye and white bass. Minimum weights are set for each species are detailed on the Wildlife Department’s Web site at wildlifedepartment.com.
         Anglers who catch a potential record from a participating lake should contact designated business locations around the lake that are enrolled as lake record keepers. A listing of official lake record keepers is available on wildlifedepartment.com.
            Once it has been determined that an angler has landed a record fish, the media is notified and the public will be able to view information about the catch on the Wildlife Department’s Web site at wildlifedepartment.com.
            All past and current state record fish are registered in the Lake Record Fish Program as records for their respective lakes.
            To see the complete database of all lake record fish caught, or to learn more about the Lake Record Fish program, log on to the Wildlife Department’s Web site at wildlifedepartment.com.

 

 

 

 

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