July 25th, 2007

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FISHING REPORT FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2007

 

CENTRAL

 

Arcadia: Elevation above normal, water muddy. Blue catfish good on shad early. All other fishing fair to good. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

 

Hefner: Water 86 and clear. Largemouth bass being caught on plastic worms and spinnerbaits along shoreline and from boats. Striped bass hybrids being caught trolling the shoreline with minnows, jigs and crankbaits. Channel catfish being caught along the shoreline on cut bait and stinkbait. Walleye being caught trolling with crankbaits and on jigs along the shoreline. Report submitted by Kelly Roberson, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

 

Overholser: Water 86 and murky. White bass being caught on jigs and spinners along the shoreline. Channel catfish being caught along the rocks on stinkbaits and cut baits. Crappie being caught around the rocks on jigs and minnows. Report submitted by Kelly Roberson, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

 

Wes Watkins: Elevation 1/2-1 ft. above normal, water 74-79 and murky. Some largemouth bass being caught. Some schooling of white bass. Report submitted by M.M. Fowler, St. Gregory’s.

 

NORTHEAST

 

Bell Cow: Elevation above normal, water muddy. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms. Channel catfish good on live bait. Crappie fair on minnows. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

 

Carl Blackwell: Elevation normal, water 85 and murky. Catfish fair on cut baits and punch baits. Striped bass hybrid fair on live bait. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

 

Chandler: Elevation above normal, water muddy. Largemouth bass good on plastics. Channel catfish fair on cut bait. Crappie fair on minnows. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

 

Eucha: Elevation normal, water 83 and murky. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush and structure at 10-12 ft. Largemouth bass fair on Carolina-rigged plastic baits off rocky points. Bluegill good on crickets and worms around grass beds. Catfish fair on juglines using cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

 

Grand: Elevation above normal and murky. Channel catfish good on juglines at 10 ft. baited with cut and whole shad. Most ramps are still closed. Report submitted by Jim Littlefield, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

 

Greenleaf: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and worms along shoreline, creek channels and brush structure. Channel catfish good on stinkbait and cut bait along creek channels, mud flats and near spillway. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12 ft. along brush structures and fishing docks. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

 

Hudson: Elevation 10 ft. above normal and murky. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad and worms on trotlines and juglines. White bass fair to good off deep rocky points on sassy shad. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

 

Kaw: Elevation 23 ft. above normal, water 83. All ramps open except for the ramp below the dam. Release is 23,000 cubic ft. per second. White bass good on small jigs at the Washunga and Sarge Creek Bridges. Striped bass excellent on four-inch sassy shad in chartreuse or pearl below dam. Striped bass hybrids excellent on green feather jigs below dam. Crappie good. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.

 

Keystone: Elevation 20 1/2 ft. above normal, water muddy. White bass excellent on tube jigs and minnows at 2-4 ft. below dam. Striped bass excellent on bucktails and sassy shad at 3-6 ft. below dam. Channel catfish fair on worms at 4-8 ft. below dam. Blue catfish fair on cut shad at 4-8 ft. below dam. Flathead catfish fair on goldfish at 5-10 ft. below dam. Crappie good on tube jigs and minnows at 4-8 ft. below dam. Report submitted by Larry Sellers, Woody’s Bait and Tackle.

 

Oologah: Elevation 20 ft. above normal and falling slowly, water low 70s and muddy. All parks and ramps are still closed on the lake, except Hawthorne (Campground Only) is open. White bass fair on jigs below dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

 

Spavinaw: Elevation slightly below normal, water 87 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 6 1/2 ft. above normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth bass slow with some action on rocky structure with plastic worms or bass jigs. Catfish fair on points or mouth of coves with stinkbaits at 18-21 ft. Sunfish fair around docks on worms at 10-15 ft. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

 

Webbers Falls: Elevation 5 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along creek channels and riprap. Channel catfish good on cut bait, stinkbait and sunfish along creek channels and mud flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-18 ft. along creek channels and at bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

 

NORTHWEST

 

Canton: Elevation 4 ft. above normal. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair trolling crankbaits or drifting slabs. Walleye fair drifting night crawlers. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

 

Ft. Supply: Elevation above normal, water clear. White bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits along dam. Channel catfish fair on stinkbaits. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Harper County.

 

SOUTHEAST

 

Arbuckle: Elevation 4 1/2 ft. above normal, water 84 and stained. Crappie good around marked brush piles using minnows and jigs. White bass fair, chasing shad early and late, tiny torpedo and lead head white grubs best. Bass fair to good early and late using topwater and soft plastics at 12 ft. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

 

Blue River: Elevation slightly above normal, water 76 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on minnows and flies. Channel catfish fair on liver and worms. Report submitted by Charles Baker, technician at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

 

Broken Bow: Elevation 6 1/2 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass good on 8-10-inch soft plastics, Carolina or Texas-rigged off points after dark. Channel catfish being caught on cut bait or shad. Walleye fair on deep running crankbaits around the islands. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

Eufaula: Elevation 10 ft. above normal and murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits flipping the flooded willows. White bass fair on jigs below the dam. Blue catfish fair on shad below the dam. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

 

Konawa: Elevation normal, water 93 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms and topwater lures at 4-8 ft. on weed beds. Channel catfish good on shad at 5-10 ft. in south cove. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

 

Lower Mountain Fork River: The powerhouse has been running full time, so fishing downstream from Old Park Dam has been out of the question. That leaves only the few miles of river and stream located inside the Park. Best flies have been Prince Nymphs, various soft-hackled patterns, Light Cahills (wet and dry), Elk hair Caddis, Grasshoppers, ants and several others. Report submitted by Sid Ingram, Beavers Bend Fly Shop.

 

McGee Creek: Elevation 15 ft. above normal, water 81 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures in flooded timber. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

 

Murray: Elevation above normal, water 88 and murky. Bass good on worms, soft crankbaits, and plastic jerk baits. White bass biting early mornings and later afternoons on surface. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, cut bait and worms. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

 

Pine Creek: Elevation above normal, water clear. Bass fair on spinnerbaits in schools on upper end of the lake. Crappie fair on minnows. Catfish good on night crawlers on trotlines. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

Robert S. Kerr: Elevation below normal, water 81 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on the surface at 6 ft. using topwater baits early in the mornings and late evenings and spinnerbaits and plastic baits during the day. Crappie fair at 10-12 ft. using minnows fishing the edges of the old creek channels. White bass fair at 6-8 ft. trolling crankbaits in the Applegate Cove area. Blue catfish fair at 3-8 ft. using fresh cut shad and live bait on trotlines and juglines. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

 

Sardis Lake: Elevation 5 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 20 ft. above normal, water 81 and clarity varies from murky to muddy, with some clear water in the coves. There still is very little access to campgrounds and boat launching sites. Fishing for striped bass, largemouth bass and catfish is still good for those that can get to them from a boat or shoreline. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

 

Wister: Elevation 17 1/2 ft. above normal and muddy. Largemouth bass slow. Crappie fair on minnows around timber. Channel catfish fair on juglines and trotlines with cut bait. Flathead catfish fair on trotlines baited with sunfish. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

 

SOUTHWEST

 

Altus-Lugert: Elevation 1 ft. below normal and dropping. Irrigation canal is running. Striped bass hybrids and walleye are more active in the lake. Fish are still biting in the river. Large catfish, some striped bass hybrids and goldeye are being caught near the low water bridge. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain State Park.

 

Ellsworth: Elevation normal and murky. Catfish good behind the dam on cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

 

Foss: Elevation 1/4 ft. above normal and two gates open. Water mid-80s and clear. White bass have been surfacing in late evenings and biting good. Striped bass hybrids good. Walleye fair. Catfish good. Bass fair. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

 

Ft. Cobb: Elevation 5 1/4 ft. above normal, water 84 and murky. Striped bass hybrids fair. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut shad with juglines. Report submitted by Gary Roller, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

 

Lawtonka: Elevation normal. White bass fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

 

Waurika: Elevation above normal, water 73 and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on white and pearl-colored jigs along spillway. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, live bait and punch bait. Fishing is limited due to closed boat ramps and limited shoreline. Report submitted by Phillip Cottrill, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.

 

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