June 30, 2010

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FISHING REPORT FOR JUNE 30, 2010
 
CENTRAL
 
Arcadia: June 29. Elevation above normal, water muddy. White bass good on jigs. Channel catfish good on worms and cut shad. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
 
Hefner: June 29. Elevation above normal, water 85-90 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on jigs and Carolina rigs at 10-25 ft. around brush and rocks. Smallmouth bass fair on jigs at 15 ft. around rocks. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits and lipless baits at 3-10 ft. around windy points and trolling near surfacing shad. Channel catfish good on cut bait, punchbait and slip corking at 10-30 ft. off riprap areas. Blue catfish good on cut bait at 10-20 ft. off riprap areas. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. on the dam. Walleye fair trolling crankbaits, drifting night crawlers and sassy shad at 5-20 ft. around humps on the lake early and late. Sunfish good on worms at 2-6 ft. Bluegill good on worms at 2-6 ft. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.
 
Overholser: June 28. Elevation slightly below normal, water 80-85 and murky. Striped bass hybrids slow to fair. Catfish fair to good on cut shad. Report submitted by Joey Rushing, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.
 
Thunderbird: June 27. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-6 ft. Saugeye good on jigs, sassy shad and medium-diving crankbaits off points and drop-offs. Channel catfish good on cut baits and sponge baits in Twin Bridges area and drift fishing. Bass fair to good on tandem spinnerbaits and plastic worms in coves around structure and on topwater poppers and buzzbaits early morning in the shallows. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
 
Wes Watkins: June 28. Elevation normal, water 85 and clear. White bass good trolling the main part of the lake. Crappie fair to good on minnows around deep structure near the dam. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.
 
NORTHEAST
 
Bell Cow: June 27. Elevation above normal, water 89 and muddy. Bass fair on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Channel catfish good on cut bait and chicken liver at night. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in the evenings. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
 
Birch: June 27. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 85 and stained. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and plastic worms. Striped bass hybrids good on shad at 15 ft. Channel catfish good on doughbait, chicken liver and worms. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Chandler: June 27. Elevation above normal, water 89 and muddy. Bass fair on plastic baits. Channel catfish good on cut bait at night. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at night. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
 
Copan: June 28. Elevation above normal, water clear. Crappie good on minnows. Channel catfish slow on worms and cut shad below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.  
 
Eucha: June 29. Elevation slightly below normal, water 88 and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 12-14 ft. around brush and structure. Bluegill good on crickets and worms around grass beds. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits off rocky points. Catfish fair on juglines with cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
 
Ft. Gibson: June 27. Elevation 1 ft. below normal and falling, water 85 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits at 6-8 ft. and on buzzbaits early in the morning. White bass fair on small crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Catfish good on juglines with cut shad and hot dog chunks. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. in sunken brush. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.
 
Greenleaf: June 29. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jig and worms in creek channels, off rocky points, near brush structure and under trees along the shoreline. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and green, yellow and red jigs around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
Hudson: June 28. Elevation normal, water 82 and murky. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. White bass fair to good on minnows and small jigs in the upper end and below the dam. Channel and blue catfish good on juglines with cut bait and shrimp. Crappie fair to good on minnows and small jigs. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.
 
Hulah: June 28. Elevation above normal, water clear. Crappie being caught on minnows at 6-8 ft. in the lake. Channel catfish good on cut shad and chicken liver below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
 
Lower Illinois: June 28. Elevation normal, water 52 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures all along the river. White bass good on jigs at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Striped bass fair on shad at 1-2 ft. in mouth of river. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie good on jigs at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Trout excellent on flies at the surface, 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 26. Elevation 6 ft. above normal and slowly falling, water upper 70s to lower 80s and muddy north and murky on the south end. White bass fair on crankbaits at 10-15 ft. trolling flats near the main lake. Channel catfish fair on worms, shrimp and livers at 4-8 ft. along rocky banks. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastics around flooded vegetation. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around standing timber. Blue catfish fair on juglines with shad at 10-18 ft. on flats near the river channel. Flathead and blue catfish fair on live shad below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
 
Skiatook: June 28. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal, water mid 80s and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad at 20-30 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Sooner: June 29. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad and slabs. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
 
Spavinaw: June 29. Elevation slightly above normal, water 89 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
 
Tenkiller: June 28. Elevation 1 ft. above normal and steady, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, topwater lures and soft plastic baits at 3-10 ft. Catfish fair on cut baits at 10-20 ft. drifting. Sunfish good on night crawlers along bluffs or near docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.
 
Webbers Falls: June 29. Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 2-4 ft. in creek channels and jetties. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom over mud flats. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure and bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
NORTHWEST
 
Canton: June 27. Elevation normal, water 86 and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on slabs near drop-offs. Channel catfish good on crawdads near islands. Walleye fair on night crawlers drifting. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
 
Ft. Supply: June 28. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait below the dam and all over the lake. Flathead catfish fair on live bait below the dam. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.
 
SOUTHEAST
 
Arbuckle: June 26. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 84-86 and clear to stained up creeks. White bass being caught on wiggle-tailed pearl grubs surfacing near dam every day. Crappie best at night off docks and marked brush piles. Channel catfish being caught on baited holes up Guy Sandy Creek. Bass being caught on topwater lures early and on Carolina-rigged lizards the rest of day at 20 ft. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
 
Broken Bow: June 26. Elevation slightly above normal, water mid to high 80s. Largemouth bass good on 10-inch motor oil colored worms around points and creek channels after dark and on spinnerbaits around brush piles during the day. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines with cut bait. Crappie good trolling jigs at 10-12 ft. around windy points and slack water. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Eufaula: June 28. Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water 83 and clear in the east and murky in the west. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits flipping the flooded brush. White bass fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. around bridges. Blue catfish fair on shad drifting the shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-18 ft. around standing timber and bridges. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
 
Hugo: June 27. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 83. Crappie fair on minnows at 10-15 ft. around brush piles. Catfish fair on juglines along the river channel. Blue catfish fair to good on cut bait below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.
 
Konawa: June 29. Elevation normal, water 92 and clear. Largemouth bass good on Carolina-rigged plastic worms at 8-10 ft. around points and road beds. Channel catfish good on stinkbait and chicken liver at 10-12 ft. around points and coves. Report by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
 
McGee Creek: June 26. Elevation normal, water 86 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. around cedar brush, off main creek channels. Largemouth bass fair on dark colored soft plastic lures, spinnerbaits and topwater lures early and late in shallow water and on topwater lures schooling in open water early and late. Channel catfish fair on juglines and trotlines on live bait. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
 
Murray: June 26. Elevation normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic baits early. Channel catfish good on stinkbaits, worms and minnows and on juglines. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
 
Pine Creek: June 26. Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass fair on jigs near deep rocky points. Crappie good on jigs at 10 ft. around brush. Catfish good on worms near the half bridge on pole and line. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Robert S. Kerr: June 29. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 87 and murky. Bass fair on soft plastics and spinnerbaits along the shoreline. Channel catfish fair on juglines and trotlines with cut bait, night crawlers and fresh shad. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around submerged brush piles. Report submitted by Leland Sockey, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
 
Sardis Lake: June 26. Elevation slightly below normal, water 86 and murky. Largemouth bass being caught on spinnerbaits, swim baits and frogs early. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs in deep water. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
 
Texoma: June 27. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 84 and mostly clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on deep diving crankbaits and topwater lures at 5-15 ft. in the creek channels. Striped and white bass good on live bait, sassy shad and surface lures at 5-25 ft. from Alberta Creek to the south and west. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait and stinkbait at 5-15 ft. from Catfish Bay to the north. Crappie fair on minnows at 5-15 ft. around fish attractors. Sunfish good at 5-10 ft. on worms and small spinnerbaits around the fishing docks and shoreline with riprap. Paddlefish fair below the dam. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
 
Wister: June 27. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water 84 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures, worms and jigs early and late. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around structure early and late. Channel catfish fair on juglines with cut shad and liver. Flathead catfish fair on live sunfish and night crawlers. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
 
SOUTHWEST
 
Altus-Lugert: June 27. Elevation 7 1/4 ft. below normal and dropping. Crappie good. White bass fair. Walleye fair to good. Catfish fair to good. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain State Park.
 
Ellsworth: June 26. Elevation normal, water 85 and murky. Blue catfish good on juglines with cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
 
Foss: June 29. Elevation 1/4 ft. below normal with gates closed, water 80s and clear. Striped bass hybrids slow on live bait. White bass fair. Catfish fair. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
 


 


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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