June 10, 2009

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FISHING REPORT FOR JUNE 10, 2009
 
CENTRAL
 
Arcadia: White bass fair on slabs at 15-20 ft. around brush piles and humps. Crappie good on jigs at 18-25 ft. in brush piles. Largemouth bass fair on deep-diving crankbaits and Carolina-rigged plastic baits at 12-16 ft. Channel and blue catfish have moved up to spawn and can be caught slip corking at 3-10 ft. near the riprap and on rocky points. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
 
Draper: Elevation normal and clear. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs off fishing docks. Channel catfish good on cut baits and stinkbaits, working shallow structure for bass with tandem spinnerbaits, plastic worms and shallow-diving crankbaits. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
 
Hefner: Elevation normal, water 76 and murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits. White bass good on white grubs. Channel catfish good on cut shad and CJ's punchbait. Crappie good on white grubs and minnows along the dam. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
 
Overholser: White bass fair at the west side dock. Channel catfish good on doughbaits and chicken liver. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.
 
Thunderbird: Elevation normal and clear. Crappie good on minnows and small jigs at 7-9 ft. on structure. Catfish good on stinkbait and cut baits off points and drops. Bass fair on tandem spinnerbaits and medium-diving crankbaits in coves and structure bass are beginning to move into shallow water. Saugeye good on medium-diving crankbaits, earthworms and sassy shad at 5-8 ft. off points and drop offs. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
 
NORTHEAST
 
Bell Cow: Elevation normal, water, clear. Bass good on plastic baits. Channel catfish good on doughbaits, chicken liver and stinkbait. Crappie good on jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
 
Birch: Elevation above normal, water 77 and clear. Largemouth bass good on soft plastic lures at 3-5 ft. and on topwater lures early and late. Striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits trolling mid-lake humps and on live shad. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, shrimp and worms shallow along the rocky banks. Flathead fair on live sunfish at 4-6 ft. near big structure Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 4-6 ft. off the docks and 10-12 ft. around brush. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Carl Blackwell: Elevation normal, water 76. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 12 ft. Catfish good shallow on all types of baits. Striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.
 
Chandler: Elevation normal, water clear. Bass good on plastic baits. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and blood baits. Crappie good on jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed Lincoln County.
 
Copan: Elevation 1 ft. above normal and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-10 ft. near structure. Channel and flathead catfish good on worms below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
 
Eucha: Elevation slightly above normal, water 76 and murky. Bluegill good on crickets and worms around the edge of grass beds. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Catfish fair on juglines with cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.
 
Greenleaf: Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jig and worm along shorelines, creek channels and rocky points. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom near the spillway and upper end of creek channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
Hudson: Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on plastic lizard baits and spinnerbaits. White bass good on small crankbaits, small jigs, minnows and rattletraps in the upper end of the lake. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.
 
Hulah:  Elevation 2 ft. above normal and murky. Crappie fair on minnows at 10-12 ft. near structure. Channel and blue catfish good on worms and cut shad below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Kaw: Elevation 5 1/2 ft. above normal. Channel catfish good at 4-8 ft. on stinkbait and cut baits. Blue catfish fair on juglines and trotlines with live sunfish or shad. Crappie fair at 12-16 ft. around riprap. Report submitted by Marshall Reigh, game warden stationed in Grant and Kay counties.
 
Keystone: Elevation slightly above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms in dark colors and buzzbaits at 3-8 ft. along creek channels bends and shallow points early. Smallmouth bass fair on finesse jigs and crankbaits at 6-10 ft. along gravel points. Spotted bass fair on finesse jigs and crankbaits at 6-10 ft. along steep banks with rocks. White bass fair on minnows and 2 inch jigs and grubs at 8-12 ft. in mouths of creeks. Striped bass fair to good on live shad and bucktails at 3-6 ft. below the dam. Channel catfish good on shrimp, livers and worms at 3-8 ft. below the dam, in creeks and shallow coves. Blue catfish good on cut shad, crawdads and punchbaits at 5-10 ft. below the dam and inside mouths of coves. Flathead catfish good on live sunfish, goldfish and crawdads at 5-10 ft. below the dam, along bluffs and riprap areas. Crappie fair on minnows and black/chartreuse jigs at 8-12 ft. around docks and brush piles in coves. Report submitted by Woody's Bait and Tackle.
 
Lower Illinois: Elevation normal, water 51 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures at the surface around weed beds and on crankbaits at 1-2 ft. in the coves. White bass good on jigs at 1-3 ft. and spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Striped bass fair on jigs, slabs and roggs at 1-3 ft. below Gore Landing. Channel catfish good on cut baits on bottom all along the river. Crappie good on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 ft. all along the river. Trout good on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on power baits on bottom above Gore Landing.
 
Oologah: Elevation 5 ft. above normal, water 70-73 and muddy. Channel catfish good around flooded trees on liver, worms and doughbaits. White bass fair on minnows and jigs in the creeks where the water is clear. Blue catfish fair on juglines and drifting with shad at 15 ft. on flats. Blue catfish fair on shad below the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
 
Skiatook: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water mid 70s and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on live shad in Dad's Creek and Skiatook Point. Catfish fair on live bait around windy points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Sooner: White bass and striped bass hybrids good on live shad and slabs. Catfish fair on cut bait and live bait in channels. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
 
Spavinaw: Elevation slightly above normal, water 76 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits. Catfish fair on juglines. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.
 
Webbers Falls: Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along riprap, creek channels and grass beds. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure and bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
NORTHWEST
 
Canton: Elevation normal. Walleye, white bass and striped bass hybrids good trolling crankbaits. Channel catfish good along dam on live bait. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
 
SOUTHEAST
 
Arbuckle: Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal, water 75 and stained. Channel catfish hitting prepared baits on baited holes. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 12 ft. around brush piles. White bass are on flats, lots of surface activity late evenings. Bass hitting swim baits, crankbaits, flukes, spinnerbaits and drop shot rigs. Bream are moving on beds. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
 
Blue River: Elevation normal, water 71 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on minnows and flies. Channel and blue catfish good on liver and worms. Report submitted by Charles Baker, technician at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
 
Broken Bow: Elevation returning to normal, water clearing. Most boat ramps are open. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits and soft plastic baits early and late. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines with cut bait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around structure in the upper end of the lake. Walleye fair on crawdad colored crankbaits around rocky points and islands, starting to slow after the moon phase. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Eufaula: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits flipping the flooded brush. White bass good on jigs along the banks around riprap under bridges. Blue catfish good on shad in rocky areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around standing timber and bridge piers. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
 
Hugo: Elevation 20 ft above normal, water 63. Crappie good on minnows along Highway 93 riprap and around brush piles. Catfish fair on trotlines with sunfish. Blue catfish good on shad below the dam. Boating access is still limited but the ramps at Frazier Creek and Rattan Landing are open. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
 
Konawa: Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and plastic worms at 6-10 ft. in the weed beds. Channel catfish good on shad and stinkbaits at 5-10 ft. around points. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
 
McGee Creek: Elevation 4 ft. above normal, water 79 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures at 2-6 ft. and on topwater baits early and late. Crappie fair on minnows around cedar brush. Channel catfish fair to good on commercial baits in the upper end of the lake where fresh water is coming in. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County
 
Murray: Elevation normal, water 75 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass very good on various baits, crankbaits, soft plastic jigs and soft plastic jerk baits. White bass good trolling minnows, jigs and crankbaits early and late. Channel catfish good on stinkbaits, minnows and chicken liver with juglines and rod and reel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Walleye slow trolling jigs and crankbaits. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
 
Pine Creek: Elevation above normal and clear. Bass fair on baby brush hogs near flooded structures. Crappie good on minnows. Catfish fair on shrimp and cut bait near flooded timber. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Robert S. Kerr: Elevation normal, water 80 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-8 ft. along the brush piles. Largemouth bass being caught on rubber worms and spinnerbaits at 1-3 ft. along the weed beds. Blue catfish good on fresh shad, worms and fresh cut bait. Flathead catfish are starting their spawning and can be found in water two feet and deeper along rocky structure. Report submitted by Leland Sockey, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
 
Sardis Lake: Elevation above normal and murky due to rains. Bass good in grass beds or shallows at 1-5 ft. on chatter bait, spinnerbaits and plugs also good on watermelon lizards. Crappie spawning and excellent shallow on pink grubs or green and black around cover and off of Jack Fork Bridge, half bridge and on live minnows at the tower. Flathead catfish fair on juglines or trotlines with shad, sunfish or goldfish. Blue and channel catfish excellent on juglines and trotlines with cut bait or shrimp or shad. White bass excellent trolling around islands and east side lake by tower and excellent when found surfacing on lake. Walleye fair trolling around islands on rattletraps. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
 
Texoma: Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water 77 and mostly clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good from Platter Flats south. Striped and white bass fair to good from Catfish Bay south. Channel and blue catfish fair to good from Catfish Bay north. Crappie fair in the oxbow lake with clear water. Sunfish good around the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
 
Wister: Elevation 11 1/2 ft. above normal and murky. Largemouth bass good on chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie good on small chartreuse spinnerbaits, minnows and pink jigs. Channel catfish and blue catfish good on punchbait, cut shad and liver. Flathead catfish excellent on sunfish. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
 
SOUTHWEST
 
Altus-Lugert: Elevation 4 ft. below normal and rising. Walleye and crappie good. Striped bass hybrids fair to good. Catfish fair. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain State Park.
 
Foss: Elevation normal, water 74 and clear. Gates closed. Striped bass hybrids excellent on live bait along river channel. Walleye good. White bass good with white or red jig heads. Catfish good on juglines with cut bait. Bass fair. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
 
Ft. Cobb: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal and falling. Catfish fair on cut baits and stinkbaits. Striped bass hybrids fair on jigs and crankbaits. Crappie slow to fair on jigs. Saugeye slow to fair on crankbaits and night crawlers drifting or trolling. Report submitted by James L. Edwards Jr., game warden stationed in Caddo County.
 
Waurika: Elevation normal, water clear. Spillway gates open at 2 ft. All boat ramps open. Striped bass hybrids fair on shad and jigs off structure. Channel and blue catfish good on shad with juglines and rod and reel. Report submitted by Phillip Cottrill, game warden stationed in Cotton County.
 
 


New Lake Records  2009

Lake Thunderbird
Flathead catfish
Weight: 57 lbs.
Angler: Brad Adkisson
Date: May 11
Bait: Trotline


Konawa
Largemouth bass
Weight: 9.1 lbs.
Angler: Brent Dempsey
Date: May 7
Bait: Soft plastic


 

Lake Tenkiller
Smallmouth bass
Weight: 6.4 lbs.
Angler: Monty Bollinger
Date: April 21
Bait: Soft plastic


Hefner Lake
Largemouth bass
Weight: 10.5 lbs.
Angler: Kevin Barnicoat
Date: April 21
Bait: Jig


McGee Creek
Largemouth bass
Weight: 12.2 lbs.
Angler: Ray Earley
Date: April 18
Bait: Jig


Canton Lake
Striped bass
Weight: 24.1 lbs.
Angler: Kevin Deal
Date: April 15
Bait: Natural bait


Sardis
Largemouth bass
Weight: 11.2 lbs.
Angler: Charles Carter
Date: April 14
Bait: Spinner


Sooner Lake
Blue catfish
Weight: 66.9 lbs.
Angler: Paul Shakula
Date: April 14
Bait: Processed bait


Skiatook
Flathead catfish
Weight: 43.6 lbs.
Angler: Nathan Coyle
Date: April 10
Bait: Natural bait


Fort Gibson
Crappie
Weight: 2.1 lbs.
Angler: Marshall Jones
Date: April 9
Bait: Soft plastic


Oologah
Blue catfish
Weight: 62 lbs.
Angler: Tom Applegate
Date: April 7
Bait: Natural bait


Lake Murray
Largemouth bass
Weight: 10.9 lbs.
Angler: Charles Samuel Jewell, Jr.
Date: March 24
Bait: Soft plastic


Grand Lake
Crappie
Weight: 2.6 lbs.
Angler: Paul J. Youngblood
Date: March 9
Bait: Jig



 

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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