July 5th, 2006

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FISHING REPORT FOR JULY 5, 2006

CENTRAL

Overholser: Water murky. Channel catfish good on punch bait and stinkbait. Crappie good on jigs. Report submitted by Kelly Roberson, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

Thunderbird: Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good early mornings on topwaters in coves around structure. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

NORTHEAST

Greenleaf: Elevation normal and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinners and crankbaits and good on topwaters in the early morning. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 14 ft. around brush structure. Catfish good on bottom. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: Elevation normal and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits. White bass good on small crankbaits. Channel and blue catfish good on juglines baited with cut shad. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Kaw: Elevation 3 ft. above normal and clear. Largemouth bass fair in flooded willows in main lake areas on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Blue Catfish fair in upper end of lake on juglines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Marshall Reigh, game warden stationed in Kay and Grant counties.

Keystone: Elevation 5 ft. above normal, water clear to murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic worms and crankbaits at 6-10 ft. in coves and creeks with brush piles. Smallmouth bass fair on small tubes and crankbaits at 8-12 ft. in mouths of deep coves. Spotted bass fair on small crankbaits and topwaters from surface to 10 ft. around rocky main lake areas. White bass good trolling small crankbaits and rooster tails at 4-8 ft. off main lake points. Striped bass good on buck trails and topwaters from surface to 4 ft. below the dam and deep crankbaits at 12-18 ft. off main lake points. Channel catfish fair on chicken livers, worms and stinkbaits at 5-8 ft. in coves. Blue catfish good on punch bait and shad at 10-15 ft. in the flats off the river channel. Flathead catfish fair on live shad and goldfish at 10-20 ft. off steep banks. Crappie fair on medium minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around brush piles in deep coves. Report submitted by Larry Sellers, Woody's Bait and Tackle.

Oologah: Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 80 and clear. White bass good trolling shad-colored lures on flats at 10-15 ft. watch for schooling fish early and late and use silver spoons and slabs after schools go under. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-18 ft. Blue and channel catfish fair on jugs baited with shad on flats near the river channel at 15-20 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Sooner: White bass good early and late schooling on topwaters. Striped bass hybrids fair in upper end of main lake on slabs and live shad at 10-20 ft. Report submitted by Marshall Reigh, game warden stationed in Kay and Grant counties.

Tenkiller: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth bass slow with some action on plastic worms at 3-10 ft. Crappie fair around docks on minnows or jigs at 10-15 ft. Catfish good on stinkbaits at 17-21 ft. and good on cut baits drifting flat areas. Sunfish good on worms around docks 10-20 ft. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: Elevation normal and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinners and crankbaits along riprap and channels. Crappie fair at 12 ft. on minnows and jigs around brush piles. Catfish good on cut bait, worms and stinkbait. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: Elevation normal, water 78 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinners and crankbaits at 5-10 ft. Crappie good on jigs and live bait at 8 ft. White bass fair from surface to 4 ft. on spinners and crankbaits. Channel catfish fair on live bait, stinkbait, and worms at 10 ft. Flathead catfish fair on live bait at 10 ft. Report submitted by Roy Roundtree, game warden stationed in Murray County.

Blue River: Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on minnows and flies. Channel catfish fair 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. Bass slowing down due to warmer weather, fair in the mornings and evenings on topwater lures. Crappie fair on the upper end of the lake on minnows and jigs around structure. Catfish slow. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Hugo: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 83 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Crappie fair on live minnows. Channel catfish fair on cut bait. Report submitted by Wendell Smalling, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

McGee Creek: Elevation normal, water 84. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures at 6-20 ft. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Lower Mountain Fork River: Trout good in spillway creek. Fishing in zone 2 has been a little spotty, but overall very good on colorful (large) streamers and tiny midge patterns (size 20 and smaller). Night time fishing has been productive, but it is suggested that you not fish alone as a basic safety precaution. Also be alert at all times for rising water. Report submitted by Sid Ingram, Beavers Bend Fly Shop.

Lower Mountain Fork River: Zone 1 is good on bead head pheasant tails and y2k. Zone 2 good on size 14-6 wooly buggers and various colored soft hackles in sizes 18-14, midges and muddler minnows. Zone 3 is good on size 14-6 wooly buggers and various colored soft hackles in sizes 18-14. Report submitted by Jesse King, Three Rivers Fly Shop.

Pine Creek: Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Bass good on topwater baits in the early morning hours. Bass fair on shad imitation baits around creeks in the late morning hours. Catfish good on night crawlers 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 4-6 ft. using plastic baits and shad imitation crankbaits fishing the grassy, woody and rip-rapped areas. Crappie fair at 10 ft. using minnows fishing the bends in the old submerged creek channels. White bass good surface to 5 ft. on jigs and crankbaits fishing in the Applegate Cove and Short Mountain areas. Blue and flathead catfish fair at 3-6 ft. using goldfish and fresh cut shad fishing the rocky areas. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Texoma: Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic baits at 10-15 ft. near creek channel and points. Striped bass and white bass fair to good at 10-20 ft. on live shad and sassy shad at Washita point and Burns Run. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on cut shad and live sunfish at 10-20 ft. at Newberry Creek and lower Washita River. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. deep around structure and fishing docks. Sunfish good on worms 5-10 ft. deep around fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: Elevation normal, water 83 and murky. Largemouth bass good mornings and evenings on buzzbaits worked around the points and in the coves. Blue and channel catfish good on juglines at 12-18 ft. baited with whole or cut shad. Flathead catfish fair on trotlines baited with live sunfish or goldfish. Crappie fair on minnows around standing timber or brush piles up the Poteau River arm of the lake at 6-10 ft. Report submitted by D.G. Belcher, game warden stationed in Latimer and LeFlore counties.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: Elevation 13 ft. below normal and murky. Crappie are being caught at 12-15 ft. in flooded timber fishing out of boats. Catfish are being caught on jugs and trotlines. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 79 and clear. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good in mornings and evenings on live bait. White bass surfacing in evenings. Walleye slow to fair in deep water with slabs. Catfish good with stinkbait or liver. Bass fair on artificials. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

 

 

 

 

 

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