August 1st, 2007

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FISHING REPORT FOR AUGUST 1, 2007

 

CENTRAL

 

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 or crankbaits. Channel catfish being caught along the shoreline on cut bait and stinkbaits. Walleye being caught trolling crankbaits and along the shoreline on jigs. 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.

 

Thunderbird: Elevation 5 ft. above normal and falling. Crappie good on minnows at 4-6 ft. on structure. Saugeye good on medium-diving crankbaits, jigs and sassy shad off points early morning and late evening. White bass good trolling off points with medium-diving crankbaits, jigs and sassy shad. Channel catfish fair on live shad at 6-8 ft. Bass slow. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

 

Wes Watkins: Elevation 1-2 ft. above normal, water 83-87 and clearing, still murky in feeding creeks. White bass being caught while trolling. Crappie fair on small minnows and jigs along Fishmarket roadbed and around brush piles. Catfish fair to good on worms, chicken liver, shrimp and assorted dough baits. Largemouth fair early morning and evening with spinnerbaits. Report submitted by M.M. Fowler, St. Gregory’s.

 

NORTHEAST

 

Bell Cow: Elevation normal, water muddy. Bass good on plastic worms. Channel catfish good on dough bait and cut bait. Crappie good on jigs and minnows. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

 

Birch: Elevation 7 1/2 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits. Striped bass hybrids good on main lake early mornings and late evenings. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-15 ft. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in Osage County.

 

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

 

Chandler: Elevation normal, water muddy. Bass good on plastic worms. Channel catfish good on dough bait and cut bait. Crappie good on jigs and minnows. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

 

Eucha: Elevation normal, water 84 and murky. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush and structure at 10-12 ft. Largemouth bass fair on Carolina-rigged plastic baits on 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.

 

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

 

Hudson: Elevation 9 1/2 ft. above normal. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad. White bass fair to good on small lures. Largemouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

 

Kaw: Elevation above normal and dropping. White bass good on riprap at Washunga Bridge and Sarge Creek Bridge. Blue catfish fair on cut bait on juglines. Crappie good on riprap at Washunga Bridge and Sarge Creek Bridge. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.

 

Keystone: Elevation 17 1/3 ft. above normal, water murky. White bass good on small spoons and medium shiners at 2-4 ft. below dam. Striped bass good on four-inch sassy shad and bucktails at 3-6 ft. below dam. Channel catfish fair on worms and shrimp at 3-6 ft. below dam. Blue catfish fair on cut shad at 3-6 ft. below dam. Flathead catfish fair on goldfish at 4-8 ft. below dam. Crappie fair on tube jigs and minnows at 3-6 ft. below dam. Report submitted by Larry Sellers, Woody’s Bait and Tackle.

 

Oologah: Elevation 11 ft. above normal, water in the mid-70s and murky. White bass fair below the dam on jigs. Most boat ramps on the main lake are still closed. 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. Largemouth bass fair using crank baits. Bluegill fair on crickets and worms. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

 

Tenkiller: Elevation 6 ft. above normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth bass slow with some action on topwaters early and late and hitting soft bass baits on rocky points. Catfish good on stinkbaits at 18-21 ft. on points or mudflats. Sunfish good in coves or docks on worms. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

 

Webbers Falls: Elevation 5 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits along creek channels. Channel catfish good on cut baits and stinkbaits on bottom and on mud flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at brush structures and bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

 

NORTHWEST

 

Canton: Elevation 3 1/2 ft. above normal. White bass, striped bass hybrids, walleye and channel catfish fair drifting shad and trolling crankbaits. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

 

Ft. Supply: Elevation normal, water clear. White bass fair on jigs along west end of dam around the gate tower. Channel catfish good on stinkbait and shrimp at stilling basin. Report submitted by Paul Cornett, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

 

SOUTHEAST

 

Arbuckle: Elevation 4 ft. above normal, water 85 and stained. Crappie are biting on brush piles using minnows and jigs. Channel catfish good using stink bait. White bass surfacing early and late on tiny torpedos or small grubs. Bass good early and late in the day using chug bug, flukes and jig-weighted worms. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

 

Blue River: Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 79 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on minnows and flies. Channel catfish fair to good on liver, worms and blood bait. 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.

 

Hugo: Elevation 24 ft. above normal, water 81 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Crappie good on live baits. Blue catfish fair on cut bait. Report submitted by Wendell Smalling, game warden stationed in Choctaw 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 Power House has changed its 24/7 schedule. They have been releasing water in the afternoons for several hours. You should be able to fish in zone 2 during the morning hours. Flies to try include grasshoppers, ants, griffiths gnats, elk hair caddis, Light Cahills and egg patterns. Report submitted by Sid Ingram, Beavers Bend Fly Shop.

 

McGee Creek: Elevation 11 1/3 ft. above normal, water 83 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 82. Bass good early morning and in the evenings with some schooling. White bass biting early mornings and later afternoons on topwaters. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, cut bait and worms. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

 

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

 

Robert S. Kerr: Elevation below normal, water 84 and murky. Largemouth bass fair at the surface to 6 ft. using topwater baits in the early morning and late evening and plastic baits and spinnerbaits during the mid-day. Crappie fair at 8-10 ft. using minnows fishing the old creek channels. White bass fair at 6-8 ft. trolling crankbaits in the Applegate cove area. Blue and flathead catfish fair at 5-10 ft. using fresh cut and live bait on trotlines and juglines. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden for 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 16 ft. above normal, water 83 and the water clarity varies from murky to muddy with some clear water in the coves. There is still little access to the campgrounds and boat launching sites. If you do go on the lake, use extreme caution while operating your boat; many new objects are showing up as the lake recedes. Fishing for largemouth bass, striped bass and catfish is still good for those that can get to them from the shoreline or boat. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

 

Wister: Elevation 14 ft. above normal and muddy. Largemouth bass slow. Crappie fair on live minnows at timber. Channel catfish fair on cut baits with jugs and trotline. Flathead catfish fair on live sunfish with trotline. Fishing excellent below the dam, snagging is very productive. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game Warden stationed in LeFlore County.

 

SOUTHWEST

 

Altus-Lugert: Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal and dropping. Irrigation canal is running. Striped bass hybrids and walleye are somewhat active in the lake. Fish are still biting in the river. Large catfish (20 and 22 lbs) are being caught in the river. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain State Park.

 

Ellsworth: Elevation normal. All floodgates shut. Catfish still good behind the dam on cut bait. Walleye good in lake around goose island while trolling. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

 

Foss: Elevation 1/4 ft. below normal, water 80 and clear. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on slabs. Walleye fair with live bait. Catfish good. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

 

Ft. Cobb: Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal and falling. Catfish slow to fair on juglines. Saugeye slow to fair trolling or drifting. Report submitted by James Edwards, Jr., game warden stationed in Caddo County.

 

Waurika: Elevation above normal, water 73 and clear. White and hybrid striped bass good on white and pearl-colored jigs along spillway. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, live bait and punch bait. Water discharge has slowed and a boat ramp is open. Report submitted by Phillip Cottrill, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.

 

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