Aug 11, 2010

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FISHING REPORT FOR AUGUST 11, 2010
 
CENTRAL
 
Arcadia: August 9. Elevation normal, water 89 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms. White bass good on crankbaits and sassy shad. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad. Bluegill good on worms. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
 
Hefner: August 10. Elevation above normal, water 86-97 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, jigs and soft plastic baits at 6-10 ft. along weeds, wood and rocky shorelines early and late. Smallmouth bass slow on jigs and soft plastics at 6-10 ft. along weeds, wood and rocky shorelines early and late. White bass fair on crankbaits, lipless baits and grubs at 5-20 ft. Striped bass hybrids slow on deep diving crankbaits at 10-20 ft. around drop-offs in the lake. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, shrimp and punchbait at 12-20 ft. off the dam. Blue catfish fair on cut bait at 20-30 ft. off riprap areas of the dam. Flathead catfish slow on live bait and crankbaits at 5-10 ft. near rocks. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. off the dam. Walleye fair on deep diving crankbaits and night crawlers at 10-20 ft. along deep humps in the lake. Sunfish and bluegill good on worms and small jigs at 2-6 ft. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.
 
Overholser: August 8. Elevation normal, water 88-91 and murky. White bass and catfish slow behind the dam. Some fish being caught on worms and liver off the west side fishing dock. Report submitted by Joey Rushing, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.
 
Thunderbird: August 7. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. White bass good on jigs and sassy shad off points, surfacing early mornings. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
 
Wes Watkins: August 9. Elevation normal, water 89-91 and clear. Channel and blue catfish biting good on cut shad and sunfish along riprap drop-offs. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.
 
NORTHEAST
 
Bell Cow: August 8. Elevation below normal, water 90 and clear. Channel catfish fair on doughbait and cut bluegill. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
 
Birch: August 8. Elevation normal, water 90 and stained. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and topwater lures early and late. Channel catfish good on liver and doughbait. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Chandler: August 8. Elevation below normal, water 90 and clear. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and doughbait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
 
Copan: August 9. Elevation slightly below normal, water clear. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and worms below the dam. Crappie fair on jigs in deep water around flooded timber on the north end of the lake. Blue catfish fair on juglines in the evening and at night. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
 
Eucha: August 10. Elevation 1 3/4 ft. below normal, water 88 and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around brush and structure. Bluegill good on crickets and worms around grass beds. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits at night. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
 
Ft Gibson: August 7. Elevation 5 ft. above normal, water 90 and stained. Largemouth bass good on buzzbaits and crankbaits in the buck brush early and late. White bass good on rooster tails and small crankbaits off of windy points. Striped bass good on live shad below the dam. Catfish good on cut bait and shad. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.
 
Greenleaf: August 9. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and bill baits along shorelines and creek channels. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and fishing docks. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
Hudson: August 9. Elevation normal, water 90. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and spinnerbaits early and late. White bass good on rooster tails and minnows. Channel catfish good on blood bait, stinkbait, cut shad and minnows. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.
 
Hulah: August 9. Elevation normal, water clear. Flathead and channel catfish fair on cut shad and worms below the dam and on juglines near the mouth of Hulah Cove. Crappie fair on jigs in deeper water near structure. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
 
Kaw: August 10. Elevation normal, water 95 and muddy. The lake has been dropped down for aerial seeding of Japanese millet; extreme caution should be used when operating boats in the upper end of the lake. Even experienced boaters can become stranded on mudflats as they have drastically changed. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. under Washunga Bay Bridge. White bass fair on crankbaits, slabbing spoons, shad colored jigs and minnows around Sarge Creek Bridge and Washunga Bay Bridge. Blue catfish excellent on juglines with shad and drift fishing in the Arkansas River and Beaver Creek arms. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, worms and cut bait near rocky banks with quick drop-offs. White bass, striped bass and striped bass hybrids being caught on bucktails, streamers, sassy shad and drifting live bait below the dam. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut shad, carp, live bluegill, shad and goldfish below the dam. Most anglers are catching shad for bait near the Coon Creek boat ramp, and near the Washunga Boat ramp. Spotted Bass fair on crankbaits at 3-8 ft. on rocky points and chunk rock banks south of Kaw City Bridge. Largemouth good on chatter baits and spinnerbaits along riprap near bridges and the dam. Rough fish are plentiful on surface throughout the lake and below the dam presenting good opportunities for bow fishing. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.
 
Lower Illinois: August 9. Elevation normal, water 55 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures all along the river. White bass slow on jigs at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Striped bass fair on live shad at 1-2 ft. below Gore Landing. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie slow on jigs at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Trout excellent on flies at the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on power bait on bottom above Gore Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.
 
Skiatook: August 9. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water upper 80s and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad at 15-20 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along creek channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Sooner: August 9. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad and slabs. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
 
Spavinaw: August 10. Elevation slightly below normal, water 90 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
 
Tenkiller: August 9. Elevation 2 ft. above normal and steady, water 90 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on soft plastic baits at 5-10 ft. along bluffs. Catfish fair drifting minnows and shad at 10-20 ft. Sunfish good around docks. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.
 
Webbers Falls: August 9. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along riprap and shorelines. Catfish good on cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
NORTHWEST
 
Canton: August 8. Elevation normal, water 87 and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids good drifting shad and slabs near drop-offs. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
 
Ft. Supply: August 9. Elevation normal. Channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and cut shad in the evenings and night. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.
 
SOUTHEAST
 
Broken Bow: August 8. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on motor oil colored worms Texas or Carolina-rigged around points and structure late evening into the night. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines with shad and cut bait. Crappie good on blue and black jigs with pumpkin seed or chartreuse tails at 18-22 ft. in the upper end around brush piles and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Eufaula: August 8. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 87 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits off points. White bass fair on crankbaits trolling around points and shallow flats. Blue catfish fair drifting shad around deeper points and creek channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. under bridges and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
 
Hugo: August 8. Elevation 2 3/4 ft. below normal, water 86. Boaters use extreme caution. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows at 15-25 feet. Blue catfish fair on cut shad below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.
 
Konawa: August 8. Elevation normal, water 97 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures at 5-8 ft. in weed beds. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait at 10-12 ft. along points. Report by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
 
McGee Creek: August 8. Elevation 7 inches above normal, water 87 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-20 ft. around cedar brush off main creek channels. Largemouth bass fair on dark colored soft plastic lures and topwater lures early and late in shallow water and in schooling bass on topwater baits in open water. White bass fair on sassy shad and topwater baits around open points. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
 
Murray: August 8. Elevation slightly below normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good early morning and at night. White bass being caught on topwater lures trolling and when surfacing at night. Channel catfish fair on minnows, worms and chicken liver at night. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around structure. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
 
Pine Creek: August 8. Elevation extremely below normal, water clear. Bass great on spinnerbaits around structures. Crappie fair on minnows near creek channels. Catfish fair on chicken liver. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Robert S. Kerr: August 10. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 90 and murky. White bass fair trolling near the mouth of Big Sans Bois Creek and Arkansas River. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles. Report submitted by Leland Sockey, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
 
Sardis: August 8. Elevation 8 inches below normal, water 92 and murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on plastic worms, crankbaits and swim baits along deep water humps early and late. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 14-16 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
 
Texoma: August 7. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water 87 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on topwater lures, spinnerbaits, combination baits and deep diving crankbaits at 1-15 ft. in creek channels. Striped and white bass fair to good on topwater lures, slabs, sassy shad and live bait at 1-25 ft. in the river channels. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, stinkbait and cut shad at 5-15 ft. from Platter Flats to the south and west. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. around the fish attractors. Sunfish good on worms and shrimp at 5-10 ft. around riprap. Paddlefish fair below the dam. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
 
Wister: August 9. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 86 and murky. Largemouth bass slow on topwater lures, worms and jigs early and late. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around structure. Channel catfish slow on juglines with cut shad and liver. Flathead catfish slow on live sunfish and night crawlers. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
 
SOUTHWEST
 
Altus-Lugert: August 8. Elevation 9 1/3 ft. below normal and dropping. Catfish slow to fair. Crappie slow to fair. White bass slow to fair. Walleye slow to fair. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain State Park.
 
Ellsworth: August 8. Elevation above normal, water 87 and murky. Blue catfish fair to good on juglines with cut bait at 12-17 ft. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Stephens County.
 
Foss: August 11. Elevation 1/4 ft. below normal with gates closed, water 90 and clear. Striped bass hybrids surfacing in the early morn and late evenings. Catfish fair on doughbait in channels. Walleye slow to 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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