OK: Fishing Report for April 6, 2011

CENTRAL

Arcadia: April 5. Elevation below normal, water upper 50s and
murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits. Channel catfish good on
cut shad. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at the docks. Report
submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma
County.

Hefner: April 5. Elevation below normal, water upper 50s and murky.
White bass good on jigs. Channel catfish good on cut bait. Crappie
good on minnows and jigs at the dam and fair on minnows and jigs at
the docks. Walleye fair. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game
warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Overholser: April 3. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal, water 66-68
and murky. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair to good on
minnows and jigs along the west side rocks and around the docks.
Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and worms. Crappie slow to
fair. Report submitted by Joey Rushing, game warden stationed in
Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: April 3. Elevation 3 ft. below normal and clear.
Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6 ft. around structure. White
bass good on jigs, small spinnerbaits and minnows in the river.
Largemouth bass fair on plastic worms and spinnerbaits in coves
with structure. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden
stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: April 4. Elevation 4 1/2 below normal, water 62 and
clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms and crankbaits at 6-8
ft. Crappie fair on minnows. Report submitted by Mike France, game
warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Birch: April 3. Elevation normal, water upper 50s and clear.
Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Channel
catfish good on chicken liver and cut bait. Crappie good on minnows
and jigs at 8-12 ft. around structure. Report submitted by David
Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: April 4. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 58 and
muddy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8 ft. Saugeye fair
trolling crankbaits. Catfish fair on cut bait. Report submitted by
Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Copan: April 5. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie good on
minnows at 8-12 ft. in the lake and at 4-6 ft. in the creeks
feeding into the lake. Channel catfish fair on worms on bottom.
Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in
Washington County.

Eucha: April 6. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 57 and dingy.
Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around brush and
structure. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and spinnerbaits.
Catfish fair on limb lines and trotlines baited with cut shad.
Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Hudson: April 4. Elevation normal, water 50. Largemouth bass good
on spinnerbaits and jerk baits. White bass fair to good on small
lures and minnows. Crappie good at 3-6 ft. around brush piles.
Paddlefish fair to good in the upper end. Report submitted by Steve
Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: April 5. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie good on
minnows at 6-10 ft. near structure. Report submitted by Joe
Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Keystone: April 4. Water 56. Catfish good on cut bait at 17 ft.
Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10 ft. Report submitted by
Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: April 4. Elevation below normal, water 43 and
clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits at 1-3 ft. in coves and
weed beds all along the river. White bass fair on jigs and
spinnerbaits at 1-3 ft. in coves and all along the river. Channel
catfish good on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie
fair on jigs at 1-3 ft. in coves and all along the river. Trout
excellent fly-fishing 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.

Oologah: April 3. Elevation normal, water upper 50s and clear on
the south end and muddy on the north end. Crappie fair on jigs in
the Big Creek area, fair on jigs around the lake and on the upper
Verdigris River, fair on minnows around brush piles, fair on
minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around standing timber and fair on
jigs below the dam. Striped fair on jigs in the Big Creek area,
fair on jigs around the lake and on the upper Verdigris River and
fair on jigs below the dam. Blue catfish fair on juglines baited
with shad at 10-15 ft. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and
Rogue type crankbaits at 4-8 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry,
game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: April 4. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water upper 50s
and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits along rocky
shorelines. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on rattletraps
and rooster tails along windy shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows
and jigs at 5-15 ft. over brush piles. Report submitted by Paul
Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: April 5. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live
shad and slabs in the lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs.
Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble
County.

Spavinaw: April 6. Elevation slightly below normal, water 55 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.

NORTHWEST

Canton: April 3. Elevation normal, water clear. Walleye good on
jigs and crankbaits along the dam after sundown. Channel catfish
and striped bass hybrids good on night crawlers and live sunfish
along Thunder Road. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic baits in
the upper end of the lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game
warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: April 4. Elevation normal, water murky. White bass fair
on jigs and spinnerbaits along the dam. Walleye fair at the intake.
Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in
Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: April 2. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 61and clear
to stained in areas. Crappie being caught on small wiggle-tailed
grubs at the docks and coves. White bass on rattletraps and
roadrunner jigs along the flats in upper creek. Bass being caught
on flukes, spinnerbaits and jerk baits in shad patterns. Report
submitted by Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: April 3. Elevation 10 ft. below normal, water low 60s.
Largemouth bass being caught on spinnerbaits and flukes in the
shallows preparing beds. Spotted bass still schooling in the upper
end of the lake and river. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines
baited with cut bait. Crappie being caught on grubs and jigs at 6-8
ft. moving to the shallows. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game
warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: April 4. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear.
Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic baits at 2-5 ft.
along rocky areas. White bass good on jigs below the dam when
running water. Blue catfish fair on shad along deeper flats.
Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-10 ft. near brushy areas.
Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh
County.

Hugo: April 3. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 60. Crappie good
on minnow and jigs at 2-4 ft. around the button brush. White bass
still being caught on crankbaits and jigs in the upper Kiamichi
channel. Catfish good on cut shad below the dam. Report submitted
by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: April 5. Elevation normal, water 62 and clear. Largemouth
bass good on plastic worms at 5-8 ft. around points and road beds.
White bass and striped bass hybrids good on shad and jigs at 15 ft.
in the discharge canal. Channel catfish good on cut shad at 5-10
ft. in the south cove. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game
warden stationed in Seminole County.

McGee Creek: April 3. Elevation 20 inches below normal, water 57
and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around
cedar brush off main creek channels. Largemouth bass fair on swim
baits fished 8-10 ft. deep in 18-20 ft. water. Report submitted by
Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: April 5. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 57 and clear.
Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on various baits. White bass
fair on crankbaits and minnows. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs
around brush piles and shallow areas. Walleye fair on minnows and
jigs. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in
Carter County.

Pine Creek: April 3. Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass fair
on flukes and spinnerbaits in 5-9 ft. Crappie great on minnows and
green jigs in the shallow flats. Catfish fair on juglines baited
with cut shad. White bass good on chartreuse grubs near the head of
the lake and Terrapin Creek. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game
warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Sardis: April 3. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 64 and
murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits, swim baits and
plastic baits. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait. Crappie
fair to good on minnows and jigs at 2-14 ft. Report submitted by
Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Wister: April 3. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass
good on dark colored jig and worm and fair on spinnerbaits along
road beds. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 2-10 ft. around
structure. Channel catfish fair on juglines baited with cut shad
and liver and good on night crawlers. Report submitted by Randy
Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Altus-Lugert: April 3. Elevation 13 3/4 ft. below normal and
steady. Catfish fair. Crappie fair to good at the floating fishing
dock and on the swim beach near the dam. White bass fair. Walleye
fair to good. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain
Nature Center.

Ellsworth: April 3. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water murky.
Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 12-17 ft. Catfish fair
on cut bait off rocky points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll,
game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: March 31. Elevation 1 ft. below normal with gates closed,
water high 50s and clear. Crappie good on live bait around marina.
Walleye good north end of the dam and around north side camp
ground. Catfish fair on juglines. Report submitted by Eric Puyear,
B & K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: April 5. Water 57 and murky. Crappie excellent on plastic
jigs in shallow water around rocks near dam. Striped bass hybrids
fair on crankbaits at 15 ft. around rocks. Channel and blue catfish
fair on juglines baited with cut shad at 30 ft. Saugeye being
caught on crankbaits at 15 ft. around rocks. Report submitted by K.
Bean, Ft. Cobb State Park.

Lawtonka: April 3. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear.
Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at the dam. Report submitted by
Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: April 5. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 55 and
murky. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on minnows, jigs
and crawdad tails around windy points. Report submitted by David
Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

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