Oklahoma Fishing Reports

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.

Draper: April 3. Boating closed due to low water conditions. All
fishing slow. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden
stationed in Cleveland 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. All other fishing slow. 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

Bell Cow: April 3. Elevation below normal, water clear. All fishing
slow. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in
Lincoln County.

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. Suageye fair
trolling crankbaits. Catfish fair on cut bait. Report submitted by
Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: April 3. Elevation below normal, water clear. All
fishing slow. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden
stationed in Lincoln 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 f.t 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.

Ft. Gibson: March 27. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 54 and
clear. White bass good on Mr. Twister grubs and twin tail Bobby
Garland jigs in the rivers and creeks. Largemouth bass good on
spinnerbaits and Biffle Bugs at 5-15 ft. Crappie good on minnows
and chartreuse tube jigs at 5-15 ft. around structure. Report
submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand: No report submitted this week.

Greenleaf: March 29. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth
bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along shorelines, riprap,
rocky points and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on
bottom near the spillway, creek channels and the upper end of the
lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in yellow, red and green
along fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark
Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

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.

Kaw: March 28. March 28. Elevation below normal. Catfish fair on
fresh and cut shad in the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and
jigs around structure and off of riprap near the bridges. Report
submitted by David Rempe, game warden stationed in Grant and Kay
counties.

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.

Pawhuska: No report submitted this week.

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. All
other fishing slow. 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.

Tenkiller: March 28. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal and
steady, water 58-60 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic
baits or crankbaits in coves. Crappie slow trolling deep running
lures in the upper end of lake and on plastic jigs in docks. White
bass good trolling jigs and deep running lures in the upper part to
Horseshoe Bend and on jigs and inline spinnerbaits in the upper
end. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort. For more
information about Lake Tenkiller.

Webbers Falls: March 29. Elevation normal, water murky.
Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jig and worms
along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on
fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie good at 8 ft. along bridges,
brush piles and shorelines. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game
warden stationed in Muskogee County.

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. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Mark
Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

Great Salt Plains: The fishery is recovering and anglers are
catching walleye and channel catfish.

Southeast

Lake of the Arbuckles: 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.

Blue River: March 28. Elevation normal, water 56 and clear.
Trout good on Power Bait, marshmallows and spinnerbaits. Smallmouth
and spotted bass fair on soft plastics and small spinnerbaits.
Channel catfish fair on stinkbait and minnows. Report submitted by
Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting
Area.

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
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. All other fishing slow. Report
submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole
County.

Lower Mountain Fork River: No report submitted this week.

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.

Robert S. Kerr: March 27. Elevation normal, water 49 and murky.
All fishing slow. Report submitted by Leland Sockey, game warden
stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis Lake: 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. Walleye slow.
Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha
County.

Texoma: March 27. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 52 and
clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on deep diving
crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jigs at 10-20 ft. in creek channels
and around the deep points. Striped and white bass fair to good on
slabs, sassy shad and live bait at 10-30 ft. in the river channels.
Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, worms and cut
shad at 10-20 ft. from Platter Flats north to the Washita River.
Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. in the upper
ends of the creeks and around areas with riprap. Sunfish fair to
good on worms around the fishing docks. Paddlefish fair below the
dam while generating. Report submitted by Leland Sockey, game
warden stationed in Haskell 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. Striped bass hybrids slow. White
bass slow. 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. Large and
smallmouth bass slow. 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. All other
fishing slow. 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. All other fishing slow.
Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa
County.

Waurika: April 5. Elevation below normal, water 60 and muddy.
All fishing slow. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden
stationed in Cotton County.

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