June 20th, 2007

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FISHING REPORT FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2007

 

CENTRAL

 

Arcadia: Elevation 2 ft. above normal and rising, water 73 and murky to muddy. White bass fair to good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 3-5 ft. at north docks and coves in morning. Channel catfish fair to good on worms and spinnerbaits at 5 ft. to just off bottom at north docks and coves in morning. Blue catfish excellent on cut shad around Memorial Road Bridge. Crappie fair to good on minnows at 5-10 ft. at south heated fishing dock in evening. Sunfish fair to good on worms off bottom at north bands mid-afternoon to evening. All other fishing fair. Report submitted by Linnie Mason, gate attendant and Wade Farrar, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

 

Hefner: Water 80 and clear. Largemouth bass being caught on plastic worms from boats and along the shoreline on buzzbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic worms. Striped bass hybrids being caught on rattletraps and deep running crankbaits. Channel catfish being caught along the shoreline on punch bait and stinkbait. Crappie being caught on minnows and jigs. Walleye being caught trolling deep diving crankbaits and minnows. Report submitted by Kelly Roberson, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

 

Overholser: Water 80 and murky. Striped bass hybrids being caught off the dam on jigs. Channel catfish being caught along the shoreline on stinkbait and shrimp. Crappie being caught around docks on jigs and minnows off windy points. Report submitted by Kelly Roberson, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

 

Thunderbird: Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on topwater lures in shallow weed beds early morning and late day. Saugeye fair to good on sassy shad, jigs and medium diving lures off points early and late day. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

 

NORTHEAST

 

Bell Cow: Elevation above normal and muddy. Largemouth bass good on plastics and spinnerbaits. Channel catfish good on live bait and stinkbaits. Crappie good on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

 

Birch: Elevation 4 1/2 ft. above normal, water 76. Largemouth bass fair at 8-10 ft. with plastics. Striped bass hybrids good. Crappie good at 8-12 ft. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in Osage County.

 

Carl Blackwell: Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 72 and muddy. Striped bass hybrids good trolling with crankbaits and drifting with live bait. Catfish good on cut bait and live bait. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

 

Chandler: Elevation above normal and muddy. Largemouth bass good on topwaters, plastics and spinnerbaits. Channel catfish fair on doughbaits and stinkbaits. Crappie good on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

 

Copan: Elevation 3 ft. above normal and muddy. Crappie fair 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. Crappie good below the dam. Catfish good below the dam on shad or liver. White bass fair around the cliffs of Osage Plains. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, Game Warden stationed in Washington County.

 

Eucha: Elevation slightly above normal, water 78 and clear. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush and structure at 10-12 ft. Bluegill good on crickets and worms around grass beds. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits. Catfish fair on juglines using cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

 

Grand: Elevation above normal, water murky. Channel catfish fair to good on worms and shad guts around shorelines in shallow water. Report submitted by Jim Littlefield, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

 

Greenleaf: Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and salt crawls along shoreline, creek channels and brush structure. Channel catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait on spillway and along creek channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 7-9 ft. at fishing docks and brush structures. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

 

Hudson: Elevation 5 1/2 ft. above normal. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

 

Hulah: Elevation 9 ft. above normal and muddy. Crappie fair 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 Wa-Sha-She Park and in the river near Rocky Ford boat ramp marina. Catfish good below the dam on shad or liver. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Washington County.

 

Kaw: Elevation 6 1/2 ft. above normal, water 72 and murky. Blue catfish fair on jugs with cut bait with bait at 12 ft. Channel catfish fair in the flooded willows on worms or stinkbait. Fishing below Kaw dam has been very good, for crappie, walleye, white bass on small jigs and spinners. Striped bass very good below the dam on four inch jigs or baits and chartreuse sassy shad. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.

 

Oologah: Elevation 8 ft. above normal and falling, water low 70s and murky. White bass fair trolling shad-colored crankbaits off main lake points at 10-15 ft. and on jigs below the dam. Channel catfish fair on worms and doughbaits, along rocky banks at 8-10 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

 

Sooner: White bass and striped bass hybrids good on the north side on live shad or slabs. Catfish fair off Hwy 15 on cut bait and live bait. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

 

Spavinaw: Elevation slightly above normal, water 80 and clear. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits. Catfish fair on juglines using cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

 

Tenkiller: Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal, water 77 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures in flooded brush and near docks. Crappie slow with some action trolling over the main channel with deep runners and around brush at 12-25 ft. on roadrunner type jigs. Catfish fair on stinkbaits at 18-21 ft. off points. Sunfish good on worms in coves or near docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.  

 

Webbers Falls: Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and salt craws along rip-rap and creek channels. Channel catfish good on stinkbaits and shad at mud flats. Crappie good in brush structures at bridges and along shoreline. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

 

NORTHWEST

 

Canton: Elevation 3 ft. above normal. Channel catfish fair on live bait and stinkbait along dam. Walleye, white bass and striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits, drifting slabs and trolling. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs near brush piles. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

 

Ft. Supply: Elevation 1 ft. above normal. White bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits below the dam. Channel catfish fair to good on stinkbaits below the dam. Crappie fair on jigs and spinnerbaits below the dam. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Harper County.

 

SOUTHEAST

 

Arbuckle: Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 81 and stained. Crappie good on jigs and minnows at marked brush piles. White bass good chasing shad in mid-lake using small rattletraps and wiggle tail jigs. Channel catfish good up creeks. Largemouth bass good using spinnerbaits and soft jerk baits in shallows; crankbaits and Carolina-rigged lizards off points. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

 

Blue River: Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 73 and muddy. Largemouth bass slow on minnows and jigs. Channel catfish fair to good on worms, liver and stinkbaits. Report submitted by Charles Baker, technician at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

 

Broken Bow: Largemouth bass good off points and in the mouths of creeks on soft plastics and grubs. Channel catfish are being caught on trotlines and juglines with cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around standing timber and structure in the upper end of the lake. Walleye fair on crankbaits and five inch grubs in the late evenings off points. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

Eufaula: Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal and murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits flipping flooded brush and willows and trolling the flats at 4-10 ft. with rattletraps. Blue catfish being caught on shad and worms at 4-10 ft. Crappie fair on minnows or jigs at 10-20 around the bridges. Report submitted Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

 

Hugo: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 77 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Crappie fair on live minnows. Blue catfish fair on stinkbaits and liver. Report submitted by Wendell Smalling, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

 

Konawa: Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures, plastic worms and weed beds at 4-8 ft. Channel catfish good on shad in the south cove at 5-10 ft. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

 

Lower Mountain Fork River: Trout fishing has slowed with the best fishing being very early in the day or late in the evening. During the daytime, if you see the fish active at the surface try an ant pattern. Lately there have been lots of ants in the water and trout love to eat ants. Otherwise watch for insects hatching; light-colored mayflies have been working as well as a light-colored elk hair caddis flies and light-colored nymph patterns like hare's ear and yellow soft hackle flies. Report submitted by Sid Ingram, Beavers Bend Fly Shop.

 

McGee Creek: Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 78 and clear. Largemouth bass good on soft plastic lures at 2-6 ft. in front of weed beds. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

 

Murray: Elevation normal, water 80 and muddy. Largemouth bass being caught on various baits. Fishing has slowed due to muddy water conditions. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, state game warden stationed in Carter County.

 

Pine Creek: Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass excellent on dark-colored super flukes. Crappie good on jigs around flooded timber and tops. Catfish fair on cut shad in the lake and good on Doc's champion doughbait at the spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed McCurtain County.

 

Robert S. Kerr: Elevation above normal, water 80 and murky. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits at 6-8 ft. along the shoreline cover next to deeper water. White bass slow on imitation shad crankbaits at 6-10 ft. off the rip-rap jetties. Crappie fair on minnows at 10 ft. at the bends of the old creek channel. Blue and flathead catfish fair on fresh cut bait and live bait at 3-6 ft. in rocky areas. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden for Haskell County.

 

Sardis Lake: Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and artificial lures in creek channels. White bass good trolling around islands. Channel catfish good on cut shad on juglines and trotlines. Crappie fair on minnows around bridges and brush piles. Walleye good. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

 

Texoma: Elevation 1 1/4 ft. above normal, water 78 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 5-15 ft. in creek channels. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, sassy shad and surface baits at 5-20 ft. below the Highway 70 bridge. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on worms, stinkbaits and live bait at 5-15 ft. above Highway 70 Bridge and in the Platter Flats area. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around fish attractors, under water brush and boat docks. The water has receded enough now that most all ramps are available again. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

 

Wister: Elevation normal, water muddy. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Crappie good on live minnows. Channel catfish good on worms and cut bait with jug lines and trotlines. Flathead catfish fair on trotlines baited with sunfish. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game Warden stationed in LeFlore County.

 

SOUTHWEST

 

Altus-Lugert: Elevation normal. Floodgates are open. White bass good in deeper water off of main swim beach. Crappie good near old fish-o-rama. Walleye, striped bass hybrids, catfish, carp and gar excellent near low water bridge. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain State Park.

 

Ellsworth: Elevation normal, with six flood gates open. Catfish fair to good on cut bait behind dam. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

 

Foss: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 75 and clear. White bass fair, surfacing in mornings. Walleye, striped bass hybrid and catfish fair. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

 

Ft. Cobb: Elevation 2 2/3 ft. above normal, water murky. Catfish slow to fair on cut bait. Saugeye slow to fair trolling or drifting. Report submitted by James L. Edwards Jr., game warden stationed in Caddo County.

 

Lawtonka: Elevation rising. Catfish fair to good on cut bait on creeks emptying into lake. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

 

Waurika: Elevation above normal, water 70 and murky. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on jigs in the spillway. Channel catfish good on live bait, worms and minnows. Blue catfish good in the spillway and main lake. Report submitted by Phillip Cottrill, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.

 

 

 

 

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