OK: Fishing Report for April 27, 2011

CENTRAL

Arcadia: April 25. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and
crankbaits at 2-3 ft. along the banks by the dam early and late.
Channel catfish good on worms at 8 ft. along the banks and shallows
early and late. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 3-5 ft. around
docks in the mornings. Report submitted by Linnie Mason, gate
attendant.

Hefner: April 26. Elevation below normal, water 60-66 and clear.
Largemouth bass good on jigs, crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic
worms at 2-6 ft. around shallow structure. White bass excellent on
sassy shad, jigs, small spinnerbaits and lipless crankbaits along
shorelines. Channel catfish good on cut baits, prepared baits and
worms at 3-10 ft. along the dam. Blue catfish good on cut baits at
15-20 ft. along the dam. Crappie good on jigs at 2-6 ft. Walleye
fair on crankbaits, jerk baits, sassy shad and grubs at 2-10 ft.
along points and near the docks at the dam late. Bluegill good on
worms and small jigs in shallow water. Report submitted by Lucky
Lure Tackle.

Overholser: April 24. Elevation 5-6 ft. below normal, water 60 and
murky. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair to good on jigs in
black with yellow tails, white with silver or green tails and
various other colors along rocky points all around the lake.
Catfish slow to fair on worms and chicken liver. Crappie fair.
Report submitted by Joey Rushing, game warden stationed in Oklahoma
County.

Thunderbird: April 24. Elevation is 3 1/2 ft. below normal, water
murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic worms and spinnerbaits in
coves with structure. White bass good on jigs, small spinnerbaits
and minnows in Little River. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at
4-6 ft. around structure. Saugeye good on jigs, medium-diving
crankbaits and earthworms at 6-8 ft. off points. Report submitted
by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: April 25. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 71 and
murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and plastic worms in
the evenings. Channel catfish fair on liver and worms. Crappie fair
on minnows. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed
in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

***WATER LEVELS IN NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA ARE RISING DUE TO RECENT
RAINS. FISHING AND LAKE CONDITIONS MAY HAVE DRAMATICALLY CHANGED
SINCE THE REPORT WAS SUBMITTED.

Bell Cow: April 23. Elevation below normal, water 64 and muddy.
Catfish fair on shrimp. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around the
docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in
Lincoln County.

Birch: April 24. Elevation normal, water low 60s and murky.
Largemouth bass spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass good on
jigs and spinnerbaits. Striped bass hybrids good on shad. Channel
catfish good on chicken liver and worms. Report submitted by David
Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: April 24. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 63
and muddy. Catfish good on cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and
jigs in shallow water. Saugeye and striped bass hybrids fair
trolling. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed
in Payne County.

Chandler: April 23. Elevation below normal, water 64 and murky.
Crappie good on minnows and jigs along the dam and docks. Report
submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln
County.

Copan: April 24. Elevation above normal, water murky. Channel and
blue catfish fair on cut shad and worms. Crappie good on minnows
and jigs 4-6 ft. in Cotton Creek and in Osage Plains. Report
submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington
County.

Ft. Gibson: April 24. Elevation 1 ft. above normal and rising,
water 59 and murky. Catfish excellent on whole shad, cut shad,
night crawlers and hotdog chunks in the creek channels after the
recent rains. White bass good on curl tail grubs and jigs in the
upper river and creeks. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs at
1-5 ft. going to the banks to spawn. Largemouth bass good on
spinnerbaits and crankbaits all along the banks and brush. Report
submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Grand: April 25. Elevation normal and rising, water murky. Channel
catfish good on worms in head of creeks running into lake. Crappie
fair to good on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush piles or
baited areas. Report submitted by Jim Littlefield.

Greenleaf: April 24. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water murky.
Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Catfish good
on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie good on minnows and jigs
around brush structure and fishing docks. Report submitted by Lark
Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: April 26. Elevation 6 ft. above normal. Channel catfish
good on worms and cut bait. Paddlefish good in the upper end.
Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers
and Mayes counties.

Hulah: April 24. Elevation above normal, water murky. Channel and
blue catfish fair on worms and cut shad. Crappie good on minnows
and jigs at 4-6 ft. in Skull Creek. Report submitted by Joe
Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: April 24. Water below normal. White bass good on jigs,
spinnerbaits and minnows in the creeks and behind the dam. Crappie
good on minnows and jigs at 1-5 ft. in Beaver creek. Catfish good
on cut and fresh shad below the dam. Paddlefish slow below the dam.
Report submitted by David Rempe, game warden stationed in Grant and
Kay counties.

Lower Illinois: April 26. Elevation rising, water 43 and muddy.
White bass slow on jigs at 1-3 ft. all along the river. Channel
catfish good on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie
slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 ft. 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 24. Elevation normal, water mid to upper 50s to
lower 60s and clear on the south end and murky on the north end.
Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and rogue type crankbaits at
4-8 ft. White bass fair on jigs in the Big Creek area and on the
upper Verdigris River. Blue catfish fair on juglines baited with
shad at 10-15 ft. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along rocky
shorelines at 2-6 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden
stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: April 26. Elevation below normal, water 65 and murky.
Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits along the rocks. White bass fair
on white sassy shad in creek channels. Report submitted by Paul
Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: April 24. White bass striped bass hybrids fair on live shad
and slabs. Catfish good on cut bait and live bait in channels and
off points. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden
stationed in Noble County.

Webbers Falls: April 24. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and
crankbaits along shorelines, riprap and creek channels. Catfish
good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie good on minnows and jigs
around brush structure and bridges. Report submitted by Lark
Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: April 23. Elevation normal, water clear. White bass fair in
upper end of lake. Striped bass hybrids and channel catfish good on
live bait along Thunder Road. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in
upper end of lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden
stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: April 24. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie fair
on minnows, jigs and spinnerbaits along the jetties.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: April 23. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 67-69. Bass
being caught on crankbaits, green pumpkin lizard on Carolina rigs,
spinnerbaits and flukes. White bass being caught on roadrunners and
rattletraps along windy banks and flats up creeks. Crappie being
caught on minnows and jigs along the docks. Report submitted by
Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: April 24. Elevation below normal 7-8 ft. and rising.
Water temperature in the upper 60s. Largemouth bass good on
spinnerbaits, soft plastic baits in the shallows. Smallmouth bass
and spotted bass good. White bass being caught on chartreuse and
white grubs running up the Mountain Fork River. Channel catfish
good on cut baits. Crappie good on minnows, jigs, witches brew
grubs and rogues in 6-7 ft. running up river around structures in
upper end and along points. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game
warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: April 24. Elevation 3 ft. above normal and rising, water
stained. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits along
rocky areas. White bass good on jigs below the dam when running
water. Blue catfish fair on a variety of baits in shallow flats and
rocky areas. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 2-6 ft. along
banks and rocky areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden
stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: April 24. Elevation 3 ft. above normal and rising. Largemouth
bass slow on minnows along the Kiamichi River channel. Blue catfish
good on cut shad suspended 2-3 ft. below a float below the dam.
Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw
County.

Konawa: April 24. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 62 and
clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits at 5-8 ft. around points.
White bass and striped bass hybrids good on cut shad at 15 ft. in
the discharge canal. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden
stationed in Seminole County.

McGee Creek: April 24. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 64 and
clear. Largemouth bass fair on swim baits and spinner baits 2-10
ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around cedar
brush off main creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman,
game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: April 24. Elevation slightly below normal, water 60-62 and
clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on soft plastic baits,
spinnerbaits, crankbaits and various other baits along the
shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs. Walleye slow on
minnows and jigs along the dam after dark. Report submitted by
Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: April 24. Elevation below normal and rising, water
murky. Bass fair on soft plastics around points and flats. White
bass great on white grubs, rooster tails and roadrunners in the
upper end of the lake near inflows of water. Catfish good on
trotlines baited with cut shad and chicken liver. Crappie fair to
good on minnows at 5-10 ft. near flats. Report submitted by Mark
Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: April 26. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 68
and murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits
along grass beds. White bass fair in the Big San Bois Creek.
Catfish good on shad, cub bait and night crawlers in the creek
channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 2-4 ft. Report
submitted by Leland Sockey, game warden stationed in Haskell
County.

Sardis: April 24. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 64 and
murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, worms, plastic baits,
swim baits and jigs. White bass good on minnows and jigs in the
mouths of creeks. Channel catfish good on juglines, trotlines and
rod and reels baited with cut bait. Crappie good in shallow to deep
water. Walleye fair to good on crankbaits around rocks. Report
submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha
County.

Texoma: April 24. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 63 and murky
north and clear south. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good
on deep diving crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 10-20
ft. in the creek channels and around underwater structures. Striped
and white bass fair to good on live bait, sassy shad and slabs at
10-20 ft. in the river channels and around the drop-offs from the
Hwy 70 Bridge to the south. Channel and blue catfish fair to good
on live bait, worms and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from Johnson Creek
to the south. Crappie fair to good on minnows, jigs and Power Bait
at 5-15 ft. in the upper ends of the creeks and around brush piles.
Sunfish good on worms and shrimp at 5-10 ft. around the fishing
docks and riprap. Paddlefish fair to good while generating below
the dam. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in
Bryan County.

Wister: April 24. Elevation 4 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky.
Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass
good on chartreuse grubs. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 2-6
ft. around structure. Channel catfish fair to good on juglines
baited with cut shad and liver. Report submitted by Randy Fennell,
game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Altus-Lugert: April 24. Elevation 13 3/4 ft. below normal and
dropping. White bass good off the rocks near the swim beach, off
the boat ramp on the north shore and near the Beach Haven boat
ramp. Catfish fair. Crappie very good on minnows and good on jigs
at the floating fishing dock and on the swim beach near the dam.
Walleye good on minnows near the swim beach.

Ellsworth: April 24. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water murky.
Catfish fair on cut bait off rocky points. Crappie fair to good on
minnows and jigs at 4-10 ft. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game
warden stationed in Comanche County.

Lawtonka: April 24. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear.
Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at the dam. Saugeye fair to good
trolling spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game
warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: April 25. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 62 and
murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 3-8 ft. in Otter and
Glen creeks and rocky areas moving to shallow water. White bass and
striped bass hybrids good on minnows off points and good trolling
open water. Saugeye good on roadrunners near rocks in the evening.
Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa
County.

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