Aug 29th, 2007

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FISHING REPORT FOR AUGUST 29, 2007
 
CENTRAL
 
Hefner: Elevation normal, water 88 and clear. Largemouth bass being caught along the shoreline on buzzbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic worms. White bass being caught on minnows and jigs. Channel catfish being caught on punch bait, cut bait and stinkbait. Crappie being caught on minnows and jigs. Walleye being caught from boats trolling with deep diving crankbaits. Report submitted by Kelly Roberson, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
 
Overholser: Elevation above normal. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait and cut bait. Crappie being caught around docks. There is a little activity below the dam catching white bass and striped bass hybrids. Report submitted by Ron Comer, game warden stationed in Canadian County.
 
Thunderbird: Elevation 4 1/2 ft. above normal and murky. Channel catfish fair to good on cut bait and stinkbaits. Crappie good on minnows at 6-8 ft. around structure. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
 
NORTHEAST
 
Bell Cow: Elevation above normal and murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastics. 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.
 
Chandler: Elevation above normal and murky. Bass fair on plastics. Catfish fair at night on cut bait. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
 
Copan: Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 8-10 ft. near structure. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
 
Eucha: Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 84 and murky. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush and structure at 16-18 ft. Largemouth bass fair on topwater baits early morning and late evening. Catfish fair on juglines using cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.
 
Ft. Gibson: Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal, water 92 and murky. Largemouth bass good in flooded grass and at night on a variety of lures. White bass good trolling bridges and rocky points and flat areas. White bass are schooling. Catfish good on cut bait and shad on juglines or drift fishing on the flats. Report submitted by Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.
 
Grand: Elevation above normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on whole and cut shad using juglines in about at 10-15 ft. White bass biting fair on spinnerbaits in lake tributaries. Report submitted by Jim Littlefield, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
 
Greenleaf: Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Catfish good on cut baits and stinkbaits on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at fishing dock and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
Hulah: Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. near structure. Catfish fair below dam on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
 
Kaw: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 86 and stained. White bass are being caught trolling crankbaits along sandy beaches and points and under the bridges on slabs and jigs. Blue catfish are being caught in the upper end of the lake by jug fishermen on fresh cut bait or whole small shad. The flathead catfish have finished spawning, ending the noodling season. Kaw Dam has finally closed the floodgates and returned to a normal power generation schedule; fishing should remain good when Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority is releasing water. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Oologah: Elevation is normal, water in the upper 70s to low 80s and murky. White bass fair trolling shad- colored lures off flats on the main lake at 10-15 ft. Crappie fair around brush piles on minnows at 20 ft. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad drifting flats near the main river channel at 20-25 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
 
Skiatook: Elevation 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 fair on topwaters. Striped bass hybrids fair on slabs on shad. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
 
Spavinaw: Elevation slightly above normal, water 84 and murky. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around the dam area. Largemouth fair on crankbaits. Catfish fair on juglines using cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.
 
Tenkiller: Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water 89 and clear. Largemouth bass slow with some action on 20 ft. ledges with deep-diving crankbaits or plastic worms. Catfish good on stinkbaits at 18-21 ft. Sunfish good in coves or near docks on night crawlers. Crappie slow with some action at 25 ft. around brush on roadrunner jigs. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.
 
Webbers Falls: Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along creek channels and riprap. Catfish good on sunfish, stinkbaits and cut baits on bottom and along rock ledges. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
NORTHWEST
 
Canton: Elevation 1 ft. above normal. White bass and striped bass hybrids good drifting shad and slabs. Walleye fair drifting night crawlers and trolling deep diving crankbaits. Channel catfish good on shad and crawdads in upper end of lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
 
SOUTHEAST
 
Arbuckle: Elevation normal, water 88 and stained. Channel catfish good. Crappie fair to good on marked brush piles using jigs and minnows. White bass slow with some surface activity early and late. Bass fishing has been best at night, using Carolina-rigs with lizard; most are being caught in less than 12 ft. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
 
Blue River: Elevation normal, water 76 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 on worms at 8-10 ft. Catfish good on cut shad and sunfish on juglines and trotlines. 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 4 ft. above normal and murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and Carolina-rigging off points. White bass good on jigs below the dam. Blue catfish good on fresh shad below the dam. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
 
Hugo: Elevation 10 ft. above normal, water 85. Largemouth bass fair on plastics and spinnerbaits in the flooded brush and willows. Crappie fair on minnows near standing timber. Catfish fair to good on cut shad in lake and in tail waters. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
 
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. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
 
Murray: Elevation above normal, water 84. Bass good on jerk baits and worms in early morning and evenings. White bass fair on topwaters early morning. Channel catfish fair. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
 
Pine Creek: Elevation normal, water clear. Bass are schooling again. Anglers are using spinnerbaits, grubs, and topwater lures to land a good number of bass. Crappie fair on minnows around tops. Catfish fair 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 fair at surface to 6 ft. using topwater baits early morning and late evening and plastic baits during the day fishing the weed and rock cover next to deeper water. Crappie fair on minnows at 10 ft. fishing in the edge of the old creek channels. White bass fair on crankbaits at 6-8 ft. fishing in the Applegate and Short Mountain cove areas. Blue and flathead catfish fair on live bait and fresh cut shad at 10-20 ft. on trotlines and juglines fishing along the old Arkansas River channel. 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 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 7 ft. above normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on topwater baits and deep diving crankbaits from the surface to 10 ft. Striped and white bass fair to good on surface baits and live bait from the surface to 15 ft. near the islands. Channel and blue catfish are fair to good on live bait and catfish baits at 10-15 ft. from Platter Flats to above the highway 70 Bridge. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
 
Wister: Elevation normal and muddy. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic worms and topwater lures. 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 and dropping. Irrigation canal is running. Fishing is spotty. Striped bass hybrids 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 muddy. Three floodgates open. Catfish fair to good on cut bait behind the dam and in the lake. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
 
Foss: Elevation 1/4 ft. below normal, water 83 and clear. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good. Walleye fair. Catfish good on stinkbait. 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. Boat ramps are closed and there is water in the spillway. 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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