Aug 22nd, 2007

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FISHING REPORT FOR AUGUST 22, 2007
 
CENTRAL
 
Arcadia: Elevation above normal. Largemouth bass being caught on crankbaits. Channel catfish being caught on cut shad. Flathead catfish being caught on sunfish. Crappie are being caught on red and chartreuse jigs. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
 
Hefner: Water 87 and clear. Largemouth bass being caught from boats and shoreline on spinnerbaits and plastic worms. White bass and walleye being caught on deep diving crankbaits. Channel catfish being caught on stinkbaits off windy points. Crappie being caught around docks on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Ron Comer, game warden stationed in Canadian County.
 
Overholser: Water 87 and muddy. Channel catfish being caught off windy points on cut shad and stinkbait. Crappie being caught on small jigs around docks. Report submitted by Ron Comer, game warden stationed in Canadian County.
 
NORTHEAST
 
Bell Cow: Elevation above normal and muddy. Largemouth bass good on plastics. Catfish slow. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
 
Birch: Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water 87. Largemouth bass good on plastics in creeks. Striped bass hybrids fair trolling main lake. Crappie good at 10-12 ft. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Carl Blackwell: Elevation normal, water 89 and murky. Catfish fair on live bait and cut bait. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.
 
Chandler: Elevation above normal. Bass good on plastics. Catfish fair on cut bait. Crappie good on jigs and minnows at night. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
 
Copan: Elevation normal and murky. Crappie good on minnow and jigs at 8-10 ft. near brush piles. White bass fair while trolling with silver rattletraps. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
 
Eucha: Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 85 and murky. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush and structure at 16-18 ft. Largemouth bass fair on topwater baits early mornings and late evenings. Bluegill fair on crickets and worms around grass beds. Catfish fair on juglines using cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.
 
Ft. Gibson: Elevation 4 ft. above normal, water 91 and murky. Largemouth bass good on buzzbaits, worms and salt craws. White bass good trolling bridges and rocky points and spoons on the mud flats. Channel catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait and shad in the mud flats. Report submitted by Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.
 
Grand: Elevation above normal and clear. Channel catfish fair on cut or whole shad at about 10 ft. on juglines. Report submitted by Jim Littlefield, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
 
Greenleaf: Elevation normal and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and worms. Crappie fair around brush structure and the fishing dock on minnows and jigs. Catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
Hudson: Elevation 2 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass good on salt craws and plastic baits. White bass good around structure and bridge pilings on slabs and small jigs. Channel catfish good on cut shad. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.
 
Hulah: Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. near brush piles. Catfish fair below dam on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
 
Kaw: Elevation 9 ft. above normal, water 88 and clear. Blue catfish fair on juglines using cut bait. Noodling for flathead catfish is fair. Blue catfish good below Kaw Dam on fresh cut bait. White bass good early and late in the day on surface lures. White bass good on slabs at the Washunga and Sarge Creek bridges. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Keystone: Elevation 5 1/2 ft. above normal and dropping, water murky. Largemouth bass good on buzzbaits and plastic worms at 2-8 ft. at flooded cover and points. Smallmouth bass slow on crankbaits, jigs and chunk baits at 6-10 ft. along rocky points and riprap. Spotted bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 6-10 ft. at bluff areas. White bass good on spoons and minnows at 6-10 ft. at bridges and below dam. Striped bass good on bucktails and storm wild-eyed shad at 3-6 ft. below dam and bridges. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait and worms at 4-8 ft. in coves and creeks. Blue catfish fair on punch baits and cut shad at 8-15 ft.  inside points of coves. Flathead catfish fair on goldfish and live shad at 8-15 ft. in riprap and deep coves. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs at 8-15 ft. along brush piles in deep coves. Report submitted by Larry Sellers, Woody’s Bait and Tackle.
 
Oologah: Elevation 3 ft. above normal and falling, water in the 70-80s and murky. White bass fair trolling shad-colored crankbaits off flats on the main lake at 10-15 ft. Blue catfish fair on shad below the dam. White bass fair on jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers 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.
 
Sooner: White bass good on topwaters. Striped bass hybrids fair on slabs on shad in deeper water. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
 
Spavinaw: Elevation slightly below normal, water 87 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.
 
Webbers Falls: Elevation 3 ft. above normal and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits in creeks and along shoreline riprap. Catfish good on bottom on stinkbait and sunfish. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush and bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed Muskogee County.
 
SOUTHEAST
 
Arbuckle: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 88 and stained. Crappie good around marked brush piles on jigs and minnows. White bass are surfacing and being caught on tiny torpedo or wiggle tail grub. Channel catfish fair. Bass fair to good, and night fishing is good using worms and jigs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
 
Blue River: Elevation normal, water 79 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on minnows and flies. Channel catfish fair on liver, worms and stinkbait. Report submitted by Charles Baker, technician at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
 
Broken Bow: Elevation normal and clear. Largemouth bass schooling in the morning, good on buzzbaits and at night at 8-10 ft. on worms. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines on cut shad and sunfish. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in the upper end of the lake around structure. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Eufaula: Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal and clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and Carolina rigging at 4-8 ft. off points. White bass very good on topwaters early and late around bridges and on the main flats. Blue catfish fair on fresh shad drifting the flats at 10-20 ft. 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 17 ft. above normal, water 86. Largemouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits. Crappie fair to good on minnows. Blue catfish fair on cut bait. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
 
Konawa: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 93 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures in weed beds and off points at 4-8 ft. Channel catfish good on shad in the south cove at 5-10 ft. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
 
Lower Mountain Fork River: Zone 2 good, with smaller trout but an occasional 18" - 20" fish being caught. Best flies reportedly have been grasshoppers, egg patterns, light cahills, soft hackles, wooly buggers, prismatic emergers, hares ears and prince nymphs. Report submitted by Sid Ingram, Beavers Bend Fly Shop.
 
McGee Creek: Elevation 1 1/3 ft. above normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures at 3-10 ft along cover. 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 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.
 
Robert S. Kerr: Elevation normal, water 91 and murky. Largemouth bass slow at 4-8 ft. using plastic baits fishing the deeper water next to the weed and rock cover. Crappie slow at 10 ft. using minnows fishing the old creek channels. White bass at 6-8 ft. using crankbaits in the Applegate Cove areas. Blue and flathead catfish slow at 6-10 ft. using fresh cut bait and live bait on juglines and trotlines. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
 
Sardis Lake: Elevation 2 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass good in flooded timber on spinnerbaits. Catfish good on cut bait or live shad. Crappie good around bridges, brush piles and dam tower on minnows. White bass good trolling the islands. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
 
Texoma: Elevation 6 1/2 ft. above normal, water 87 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on topwater baits and medium range crankbaits from the surface to 10 ft. in the coves. Striped and white bass have been good on topwater baits and live bait from the surface to 20 ft. from the intake to Platter Flats. Channel and blue catfish have been fair to good on live bait and traditional catfish baits at 10-20 ft. from the railroad bridge north to the Washita River. All other fishing is slow. As the lake recedes more camp grounds and boat launching sites are opening. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
 
Wister: Elevation 2 ft. above normal and muddy. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic worms. Crappie fair on live minnows around timber. Channel catfish fair on cut baits and liver with jugs and trotline. Flathead catfish fair on live sunfish with trotline. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game Warden stationed in LeFlore County.
 
SOUTHWEST
 
Altus-Lugert: Elevation 7 ft. below normal. Lake level is dropping, irrigation canal is running. Fishing is very spotty. Some good-sized striped bass hybrids are being caught in deep water. Catfish are most active in the river above the low water bridge. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain State Park.
 
Ellsworth: Elevation normal and murky. Catfish good on cut bait and punch bait around Goose Island. Crappie fair at Ralph’s Resort on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
 
Foss: Elevation 1/4 ft. above normal, water 82 and clear. Striped bass hybrids fair. White bass good. Catfish good. Bass fair. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
 
Waurika: Water 70 and clear. Blue catfish very good on cut bait in the spillway. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 23-26 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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