June 28th, 2006

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FISHING REPORT FOR JUNE 28, 2006

CENTRAL

Draper: Elevation normal and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good early and late day on topwaters in coves with structure. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Overholser: Channel catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait and punch bait. Report submitted by Kelly Roberson, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

Thunderbird: Elevation 5 ft. below normal and clear. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait and cut baits. Largemouth bass good early and late day on tandem spinners and topwaters in coves with structure. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 8-10 ft. around structure. Saugeye slow. White bass good on drop offs and points with medium divers, in line spinners and sassy shad. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: Elevation 3-3 1/2 ft. below normal, water 76-83 and clearing. Catfish very good on chicken livers, sunfish, cut bait, shrimp and assorted stinkbaits. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10 ft. to just above lake bottom around fish market roadbed area and stickups south of the swim beach areas. White bass good on deep-diving crankbaits late afternoon and early evening. Largemouth bass fair to good on motor oil-colored worm, tomato worm and assorted colored soft plastics with some action early morning and evening on topwaters. Report submitted M. M. Fowler at St. Gregory.

NORTHEAST

Birch: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water in the 70's and clear. Channel catfish fair on cut shad off windy banks. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 20-25 ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Eucha: Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 78 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush and structure at 10-12 ft. Largemouth fair on plastic baits at 14-16 ft. Bluegill good on crickets and worms around grass beds. Catfish fair using cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

Ft. Gibson: Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth bass good on salt craws and worms in flooded grass and brush. White bass fair on spinners, rooster tails, rattle traps shallow and off rocky points. Channel catfish good on shrimp and shad, drifting or off the bank on rod and reel. Reported submitted Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Muskogee and Wagoner counties.

Grand: Elevation normal and murky. Crappie biting 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 biting fair in Grand Lake River channel with some good sized blues being taken on cut and whole shad. White bass can still be caught around rocky gravel points and near mouth of lake tributaries. Report submitted by Jim Littlefield, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: Elevation normal and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits in creek beds and along shoreline. Catfish good on cut bait and liver on bottom. 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 baits. White bass fair to good on small crankbaits in the upper end of the lake. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on cut shad. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Kaw: Elevation 3 ft. below normal and clear. Largemouth bass fair in flooded willows on spinnerbaits and buzz baits in the lake. Blue catfish fair in tailwaters on cut shad. White bass fair trolling crankbaits in main lake. Report submitted by Marshall Reigh, game warden stationed in Kay and Grant counties.

Keystone: Elevation 4 1/2 ft. above normal, water 70 and clear to murky. Largemouth bass fair on eight inch june bug worms and tiger crankbaits at 6-10 ft. on creeks, around brush piles and midway back in coves. Smallmouth bass fair on small brown and green jigs and three inch pumpkin tubes at 8-12 ft. in deep coves. Spotted bass fair on shad colored crankbaits and some topwaters early from surface to 8 ft. in main lake cove. White bass good on rooster tails and white crankbaits at 4-8 ft. off main lake points. Striped bass good on buck tails, deep crankbaits and some topwaters from surface to 4 ft. and 10-15 ft. trolling main lake points and below the dam. Channel catfish fair on worms and prepared stinkbaits at 4-8 ft. in coves. Blue catfish fair on shad guts and punch baits at 8-15 ft. in the flats off the river channel. Flathead catfish fair on shad and sunfish at 5-12 ft. off rocky banks. Crappie fair on medium minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. in deep coves with brush and bluff ba

nks. Report submitted by Larry Sellers, Woody's Bait and Tackle.

Oologah: Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 70 and clear. White bass good trolling on flats near the main lake with shad colored crankbaits at 10-15 ft. White bass fishing is best early and late also watch for schooling fish. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles at 15-18 ft. Blue and channel catfish fair drifting with cut shad on flats near the river channel at 15-20 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: June 26. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 80 degrees and clearing. Smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits around 10 to 20 ft. Largemouth bass fair in deeper water around brush piles and other structures, with jig and chunk or plastics. Carolina rigging works well. Crappie fair on small and medium minnows at 10-20 ft. around brush piles and other structure, and in creeks. Crappie also fair to good at Highway 20 bridge. Flathead catfish fair on trotlines with perch, blood baits, and very large minnows. Striped bass hybrids fair on points and mouths of creeks on shad, very large minnows and pearl white sassy shad. Report submitted by Greenwood Fishing Center.

Sooner: White Bass good early and late schooling in main lake. Catfish fair on stinkbait and cut shad. Largemouth bass fair on Carolina Rigged worms in grass beds. Striped bass hybrids good in main lake at 15-20 ft. on live shad. Report submitted by Marshall Reigh, game warden stationed in Kay and Grant counties.

Spavinaw: Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 80 and clear. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around dam area. Largemouth fair on crankbaits. Catfish fair using cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

Tenkiller: June 26. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth bass fair in weed beds on topwaters or spinnerbaits early and late. Crappie fair in docks on minnows or jigs. Catfish good drifting cut baits or on stinkbaits at 15-20 ft. Sunfish good around spawning beds and docks on night crawlers. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: Elevation normal and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits along rip rap. Catfish good on cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: Elevation normal. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair trolling crankbaits and drifting shad over submerged islands. Walleye fair drifting night crawlers over submerged islands. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait along dam and in upper end of lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Great Salt Plains: Channel catfish fair up rivers on stinkbait and good on trotlines in lake on grasshoppers and bait shrimp. Report submitted by Marshall Reigh, game warden stationed in Kay and Grant counties.

Great Salt Plains: Elevation below normal. Channel catfish fair to good on trotlines baited with grasshoppers or cut shad. Channel catfish slow in the spillway and Coon Hollow areas using cut shad or stinkbait. Report submitted by R. C. Wilson, Jr.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: Elevation normal, water 78 and clear. Largemouth bass good on spinners and plastic worms at 5-10 ft. Crappie excellent on jigs and live bait at 10 ft. White bass fair from surface to 5 ft. on jigs and spinners. Channel catfish good on live bait and cut baits at 10 ft. Blue catfish good on cut baits at 10 ft. Flathead good on live bait at 10 ft. Report submitted by Roy Roundtree, game warden stationed in Murray County.

Blue River: Elevation normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on minnows and flies. Channel catfish fair to good on worms and liver. Report submitted by Charles Baker, technician at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: Water in the mid 80's and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwaters early mornings and late evenings off points with deeper water on Chug-bugs and Zara Spooks. After the sun gets up try throwing Carolina-rigged soft plastics on deeper under water humps in depths from 15-30 ft. White bass and spotted bass good on topwaters on the upper end of the lake. Crappie fair along standing timber with minnows or jigs. Walleye being caught along points and islands in the lower portion of the lake. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: Elevation 2 ft. below normal and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and Carolina rigs at 4-10 ft. off points. White bass good trolling with crankbaits at 4-10 ft. off points. Blue catfish fair on juglines baited with shad at 10-20 ft. Crappie fair on jigs at 10-20 ft. around bridges and standing timber. Report submitted Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 81 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Channel catfish fair on cut bait. Report submitted by Wendell Smalling, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: June 26. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms and topwater lures around weed beds and coves at 5-8 ft. Channel catfish good on shad and chicken liver off points and in south cove at 5-10 ft. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

McGee Creek: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures and spinnerbaits at 6-12 ft. around standing timber. Channel catfish fair to good on trotlines on live bait along rocky shorelines and riprap. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Lower Mountain Fork River: Zone 1 fair. Zone 2 great. Zone 3 trout slow, warm water species fair. Any fly will do, other days, you may only be able to catch them on a couple of specific flies. Report submitted by Sid Ingram, Beavers Bend Fly Shop.

Murray: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 82 and murky. Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, soft plastics and minnows. White bass good on topwaters early morning. Channel catfish good on stinkbait. Crappie good on minnows at 10-15 ft. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: Elevation above normal, water 77 and murky. Bass good on plastic worms around rocky points at 8-12 ft. Catfish fair on stinkbait on rod and reel. Crappie fair on jigs at 10-12 ft. around submerged timber. Report Submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: Elevation normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth bass fair at 4-8 ft. using plastic baits and crankbaits fishing the rock, weed and riprapped areas next to deeper water. Crappie fair at 10-12 ft. using minnows fishing the bends in the old submerged creek channels. White bass-fair surface to 8 ft. using shad imitation lures fishing in the Kerr beach and Applegate cove areas. Blue and flathead catfish fair at 3-6 ft. using live bait and fresh cut bait fishing the rocky areas around the lake. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis Lake: Elevation normal and slightly murky. White bass good trolling around the islands. Blue catfish and flathead catfish good on juglines baited with shad. Crappie excellent on minnows around bridges at 20 ft. Walleye good trolling around the islands. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic baits at 5-15 ft. deep around riprap and structures. Striped bass and white bass fair to good on live shad, slabs, and sassy shad at 15-25 ft. from Willow Springs to Caney Creek. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on cut shad and stinkbait at 10-15 ft. north of the highway 70 bridge. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. near fish structures and deep brush piles. Sunfish good on worms at 5-10 ft. near fishing docks and structures. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 84 and muddy. Blue catfish and channel catfish good on juglines at 12 - 15 ft. on shad or cut bait. Flatheads good on trotlines baited with live sunfish at 8-15 ft. Largemouth bass fair on jig and pig at 3-8 ft. rocky points. Note; Water is being released at dam at this time. Report submitted by D.G. Belcher, game warden stationed in Latimer/LeFlore Counties.

SOUTHWEST

Altus-Lugert: Elevation 14 ft. below normal. Lake level is dropping very slowly. North shore boat ramp is high and dry. Water murky. Fishing in the lake is much slower. Crappie have been biting on minnows. Striped bass hybrid and white bass fair. Catfish fair on shad. Walleye fair. Report compiled by Quartz Mountain Grocery.

Ellsworth: Elevation 12 ft. below normal and murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait off rocky points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 78 and clear. Striped bass hybrids good in deep water drifting with live bait. White bass surfacing in the evenings and good. Catfish good. Walleye and saugeye fair. Bass fair. Best times for fishing are early mornings and late evenings using mostly live bait. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: Elevation just below normal and water murky. Catfish fair on cut baits. Saugeye fair drifting night crawlers. Report submitted by James Edwards Jr., game warden station in Caddo County.

Waurika: Water 79-80 and murky. White bass and striped bas hybrids good. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines and rod and reel in shallow, rocky areas. Flathead catfish fair noodling. Crappie fair around deep structure. Report submitted by Phillip Cottrill, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.

 

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