Aug 15th, 2007

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FISHING REPORT FOR AUGUST 15, 2007
 
CENTRAL
 
Arcadia: Elevation normal. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait. Flathead catfish good on sunfish. Crappie good on chartreuse and white jigs. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
 
Hefner: Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth bass slow. Channel catfish good to excellent on stinkbait, cut bait and shrimp. Crappie good on minnows, worms and jigs around structure. Walleye fair trolling. Report submitted by Ron Comer, game warden stationed in Canadian County.
 
Overholser: Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth bass and crappie being caught along the shoreline and docks on spinnerbaits and rubber worms. White bass and striped bass hybrids good below the dam on jigs and minnows. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, cut bait, shrimp and liver. Report submitted by Ron Comer, game warden stationed in Canadian County.
 
Wes Watkins: Elevation 1-1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 84-88 and clear. Catfish very good on worms, minnows, chicken livers, shrimp and fresh cut bait in deeper waters of main channel. White bass good on deeper diving crankbaits; some smaller fish being caught with shallow diving crankbaits. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around stumps and other deep water structures at 8-10 ft. Largemouth bass slow, with some being caught in deeper water. Report submitted by M.M. Fowler, St. Gregory’s.
 
NORTHEAST
 
Bell Cow: Elevation normal and muddy. Largemouth bass good on plastics. Crappie good at night on jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
 
Birch: Elevation 7 1/2 ft. above normal, water 86. Largemouth bass good on plastics at 8-10 ft. Striped bass hybrids good early and late. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-16 ft. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Chandler: Elevation normal, water muddy. Bass good on plastics. Channel catfish fair on doughbait. Crappie good at night on jigs and minnows. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
 
Eucha: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 88 and murky. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush and structure at 12-14 ft. Largemouth bass fair on topwater baits early morning and late evening. Bluegill good on crickets and worms. Catfish good on juglines using cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.
 
Ft. Gibson: Elevation 4 ft. above normal, water 89 and clear. Largemouth bass good on saltcraws and worms. White bass good trolling bridges and man-made structure. Channel catfish good on cut bait and shad on juglines and trotlines. Report submitted by Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.
 
Grand: Elevation above normal and clear. Channel catfish fair on juglines at 10 ft. Report submitted by Jim Littlefield, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
 
Greenleaf: Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits along shoreline. Channel catfish good on cut bait along creek bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around fishing dock. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
Hudson: Elevation 5 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits. White bass good on small lures and slabs in early morning. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.
 
Kaw: Elevation 9 ft. above normal, water 88 and clear. Blue catfish fair on cut bait using jug lines. Noodling for flathead catfish is fair. Blue catfish good on fresh cut bait below Kaw Dam. White bass good on surface lures early and late in the day. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Keystone: Elevation 10 1/4 ft. above normal, water muddy. Largemouth bass fair on 10-inch plastic worms and spinnerbaits at 4-8 ft. on points. Smallmouth bass slow on crankbaits and jigs at 6-12 ft. on points and riprap. Spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 4-8 ft. on steep banks. White bass fair on minnows and small spoons at 3-5 ft. below dam and around bridges. Striped bass good on bucktails and sassy shad at 3-5 ft. below dam and around bridges. Channel catfish fair on worms and shrimp at 3-5 ft. below dam. Blue catfish fair on cut shad at 5-10 ft. below dam and points. Flathead catfish fair on goldfish at 5-10 ft. below dam and along steep banks. Crappie fair on tube jigs and minnows at 4-8 ft. below dam. Report submitted by Larry Sellers, Woody’s Bait and Tackle.
 
Oologah: Elevation 6 ft. above normal and falling, water 70s to near 80 and murky. White bass fair trolling shad-colored lures on the main lake at 10-15 ft. early and late in the day. Channel catfish fair on livers and dough baits at 15 ft along rocky bank. White bass fair on jigs below the dam. Channel and blue catfish fair on shad below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
 
Sooner: White bass good on topwaters. Striped bass hybrids fair on slabs and shad in deeper water. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
 
Skiatook: Elevation 4 ft. above normal, water lower 90s and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on shad while drifting. Crappie fair on minnows in timber. Report submitted by Greenwood Fishing Center.
 
Spavinaw: Elevation 3/4 ft. below normal, water 89 and murky. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits at night. Catfish fair on juglines using cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.
 
Tenkiller: Elevation 5 1/2 ft. above normal, water 87 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Carolina-rigged plastic worms in rocky structure. Catfish fair on stinkbaits off points at 21 ft. Sunfish good around docks or coves on night crawlers. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.
 
Webbers Falls: Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and worms in riprap. Channel catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait along flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed Muskogee County.
 
NORTHWEST
 
Canton: Elevation 1 ft. below normal. Walleye good drifting night crawlers and drifting slabs. White bass and striped bass hybrids good drifting shad and slabs. Channel catfish fair on shad and shrimp. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
 
Ft. Supply: Elevation normal, water clear. White bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits along dam. Channel catfish fair everywhere on lake. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Harper County.
 
SOUTHEAST
 
Arbuckle: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 85 and stained. Channel catfish good on stinkbait. Crappie fair on marked brush piles using minnows and jigs. White bass are surfacing early and late in mid lake areas; use tiny torpedoes and white curly-tailed grubs. Bass good using crankbaits, shaky worms and Carolina-rigged. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
 
Blue River: Elevation normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on minnows and flies. Channel catfish fair on liver, worms and stinkbaits. 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 3 ft. above normal and clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and Carolina rigging at 6-10 ft. off points. White bass very good on topwaters early and late around bridges and on the main flats. Blue catfish slow. Crappie fair on minnows or jigs at 10-20 ft. around bridges and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
 
Hugo: Elevation 18 ft. above normal, water 84 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Crappie fair on live minnows. Blue catfish fair on cut bait. Report submitted by Wendell Smalling, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.
 
Konawa: Elevation normal, water 95 and clear. Largemouth bass good early and late on topwater lures in weed beds at 4-8 ft. Channel catfish good on shad in south cove at 5-10 ft. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
 
Lower Mountain Fork River: The powerhouse has been quite active lately in the afternoon/evening hours. Expect them to generate every day beginning anytime between 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. The annual Hexagenia hatch is underway, and if you like night-time fishing, this is the hatch for you. Other opportunities are imitating smaller mayflies, caddis, midges and various terrestrial "bugs." Good flies have been grasshoppers, ants, Elk hair caddis, light cahills and various streamers. Report submitted by Sid Ingram, Beavers Bend Fly Shop.
 
McGee Creek: Elevation 3 1/2 ft. above normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures in flooded timber. White bass fair on shad-colored crank baits in open water. Crappie fair on minnows over cedar brush. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
 
Murray: Elevation above normal, water 84. Bass good in early mornings and in the evenings on jerk baits and worms. White bass fair early mornings on topwaters. Channel catfish fair. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
 
Pine Creek: Elevation normal and clear. Bass good on red shad-colored worms off points. Crappie fair on minnows. Catfish good on shrimp and cut shad on trotlines and juglines. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Robert S. Kerr: Elevation normal, water 89 and murky. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits at 6-8 ft. fishing the weed, rock and woody areas next to deeper water. Crappie fair on small minnows at 10-12 ft. fishing the bends of the old submerged creek channels. White bass fair on jigs and crankbaits at 6-8 ft. fishing in the Applegate Cove and Kerr beach areas. Blue and flathead catfish fair on fresh cut bait and live bait at 5-15 ft. using juglines and trotlines. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden for Haskell County.
 
Sardis Lake: Elevation 3-4 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits in flooded timber. Catfish good on cut bait or live shad. Crappie good on minnows around bridges, brush piles and dam tower. White bass good trolling the islands. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
 
Texoma: Elevation 10 ft. above normal, water 84 and mostly clear. Striped bass hybrids and white bass are being caught from the surface to 20 ft. from the intake to Platter Flats on topwater and live baits. Largemouth bass are being caught on topwaters and crankbaits from the surface to 10 ft. in the flooded creeks. Channel and blue catfish being caught on cut bait and live bait at 10-15 ft. from Little Glasses Creek to the railroad bridge. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
 
Wister: Elevation 5 1/2 ft. above normal and muddy. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Crappie fair on live minnows around timber. Channel catfish fair on cut baits with jugs and trotlines. Flathead catfish fair on live sunfish with trotline. Fishing excellent below the dam, and snagging is very productive. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
 
SOUTHWEST
 
Altus-Lugert: Elevation 5 ft. below normal and dropping. Catfish are most active in the river above the low water bridge. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain State Park.
 
Ellsworth: Elevation normal. Catfish fair on cut bait. Crappie fair to good at Ralph’s Resort on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
 
Foss: Elevation 1/4 ft. below normal, water 82. Striped bass hybrids slow in evenings on slabs. Walleye slow. White bass slow. Catfish fair in channels. Bass slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
 
Ft. Cobb: Elevation 1/2 above normal and falling. Catfish slow to fair on juglines. Saugeye slow drifting or trolling. Report submitted by James Edwards, Jr., game warden stationed in Caddo County.
 
Lawtonka: Elevation normal. Crappie and bass fair to good around the dam. Catfish fair on cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
 
Waurika: Elevation 4 1/2-5 ft. above normal, water 75 and clear. White bass good on jigs in the spillway. Catfish good in the spillway and tailwaters on punch bait. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at 23-30 ft. Report submitted by Phillip Cottrill, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.
 
 

 

THIS IS A PICTURE OF MY NEPHEWS FLATHEAD CATFISH CAUGHT 8-12-2007 IN SW OKLAHOMA . A BIOLOGIST MEASURED IT AND AVERAGED THE WEIGHT AT 104 LBS. THE CARCASS WEIGHED 76LBS DRIED OUT AND THE MEAT TAKEN OFF IT WEIGHED  40 LBS . SO WHO REALLY KNOWS BUT THE PICTURE DOES NOT TELL THE TRUE WEIGHT BUT AT LEAST WE GOT A PICTURE. I WISHED HE GOT THE TRUE WEIGHT. BUT HE DID CATCH IT ON ROD AND REEL WITH 50 LBS TEST LINE. IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS EMAIL ME OR CALL MY NEPHEW AT 580-429-3258 HE LIVES IN CACHE OKLAHOMA AND HIS NAME IS JUSTIN ASH . MAY BE HE CAN AT LEAST GET HIS PICTURE on YOUR WEBSITE SINCE HE CAN'T GET IN THE RECORD BOOKS. YOUR WEBSITE IS JUST AS GOOD IF NOT BETTER. I THINK THE RECORD WAS 76 OR 78 LBS HE WOULD HAVE BLOWN IT AWAY BY AT LEAST 30 LBS. THANK YOU REGGY COMBS.

 

 

 

 

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