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OK: Fishing Report for May 4, 2011

CENTRAL

Arcadia: May 2. Elevation below normal, water 60 and murky.
Largemouth bass good on plastic worms. White bass good on
crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Channel catfish good on cut shad.
Crappie good on minnows and jigs along the rocks, boat docks and
heated docks. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden
stationed in Oklahoma County.

Hefner: May 3. Elevation below normal, water 60-65 and clear.
Largemouth bass good on jigs, drop shot and small crankbaits at
3-10 ft. along rocky banks and deeper areas. Smallmouth bass fair
on jigs. White bass good on small spinnerbaits, grubs and lipless
crankbaits at 2-6 ft. close to the shorelines. Channel catfish good
on cut bait, prepared bait, worms and slip corking at 3-10 ft.
along the dam near deeper water. Blue catfish fair on cut bait at
15-20 ft. along the dam. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 6-15
ft. Walleye fair drifting night crawlers and trolling crankbaits
and grubs at 4-12 ft. early and late. Sunfish good on worms and
small jigs in shallow water. Report submitted by Lucky Lure
Tackle.

Overholser: May 2. Elevation 5-6 ft. below normal, water 58 and
murky. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair to good on jigs in
various colors along the east and west side rocks. Channel and blue
catfish slow to fair on worms and liver. Crappie fair to good on
jigs in various colors along the east and west side rocks. Report
submitted by Joey Rushing, game warden stationed in Oklahoma
County.

Thunderbird: May 1. Elevation is 3 ft. below normal and clear.
Largemouth bass good on plastic worms and spinnerbaits in coves
with structure. Channel catfish good on punchbait, stinkbait and
cut bait. 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: May 2. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 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

Birch: May 3. Elevation normal, water low 60s and murky. Largemouth
bass good on plastic worms and spinnerbaits. Striped bass hybrids
good on chicken liver and worms. Crappie good on minnows and jigs
at 4-6 ft. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in
Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: May 2. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 60 and
stained. Catfish good on cut bait. Crappie good at 8 ft. Report
submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne
County.

Copan: May 1. Elevation above normal, water murky. Crappie good on
minnows and jigs at 4-6 ft. in cotton creek and Osage Plains.
Channel and blue catfish fair on cut shad and worms. Report
submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington
County.

Ft. Gibson: May 1. Elevation 18 ft. above normal and rising, water
58. Catfish excellent on juglines on cut shad and sunfish and
excellent on night crawlers in the creeks and the main river.
Paddlefish excellent below Markham Ferry and Ft. Gibson Dams.
Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand: April 30. Elevation above normal, water muddy. Many boat
ramps are underwater. White bass good in head of creeks. Channel
catfish good in heads of creeks. Report submitted by Jim
Littlefield.

Greenleaf: May 3. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water clear.
Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and bill baits
along shorelines, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good
on cut bait on bottom. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in green,
yellow and red around fishing docks, brush structure and
shorelines. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed
in Muskogee County.

Hudson: May 3. Elevation 7 ft. above normal. Channel and blue
catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait. Paddlefish good in the
upper end of the lake. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game
warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: May 1. Elevation above normal, water murky. Crappie good on
minnows and jigs at 4-6 ft. in Skull Creek. Channel and blue
catfish fair on worms and cut shad. Report submitted by Joe
Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: May 2. Elevation below normal. Crappie good on minnows and
jigs in Beaver and Otter Creek and Washunga Bay. Catfish good on
juglines baited with shad in the main lake. Catfish, striped bass
hybrids and striped bass good on live 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: May 1. Elevation 4 ft. above normal, water mid 60s and
clear on the south end and murky on the north end. Crappie fair on
minnows and jigs around flooded brush. Largemouth bass fair on
spinnerbaits around flooded brush. Blue catfish fair on juglines
baited with shad at 10-15 ft. on flats. Blue and channel 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: May 3. Elevation 4 1/2 ft. below normal. 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.

Spavinaw: May 3. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 56 and
dingy. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Catfish good on worms
and live sunfish. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of
Tulsa.

Tenkiller: May 2. Elevation 30 ft. above normal and steady, water
murky. Largemouth bass slow on topwater lures in flooded cover and
on crankbaits and swim baits up the creeks. Catfish fair on night
crawlers in the upper ends of creeks. Report by Monte Brooks,
Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: May 3. Elevation 8 ft. above normal, water murky.
Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along creeks
and riprap. Catfish excellent on fresh cut bait on bottom along
creek channels and mud flats. Crappie good on minnows and jigs
around bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark
Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: May 2. Elevation normal, water clear. White bass good on
roadrunners and jigs in the upper end of the lake. Striped bass
hybrids fair trolling crankbaits near islands. Crappie good on
minnows and jigs in the upper end of the lake. Report submitted by
Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: May 3. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie good on
minnows and small spinnerbaits along shorelines in the reeds and
jetties. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden
stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: April 30. Elevation 2 1/3 ft. below normal, water 67 and
clear with lots of algae bloom on the surface. Bass being caught on
shad crankbaits, Watermelon lizards on Carolina rigs, spinnerbaits
and flukes. White bass being caught while chasing shad on
roadrunners and small crankbaits. Crappie being caught on minnows
and jigs off docks early. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: May 3. Elevation normal water 55 and murky. Smallmouth
and spotted bass good on soft plastics and shallow diving
crankbaits fished around waterfalls and structure. Channel catfish
good on minnows, stinkbait and livers fished in larger pools around
current. Flathead catfish fair to good with live sunfish in deeper
pools. Trout fair on Power Bait and lures. Report submitted by Matt
Gamble, biologist Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: May 2. 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: May 2. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky in the
west and dingy in the east. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits
flipping the buck brush and on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along
rocky and brushy banks. White bass good on jigs at 2-6 ft. around
bridges and around culverts with moving water. Blue catfish good on
shad, minnows and punchbait at 2-10 ft. along flats and rocky
shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 2-8 ft. along
shorelines in brushy and rocky areas. Report submitted by Ed
Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: May 1. Elevation 5 ft. above normal with gates open, water 63
and muddy. Crappie fair on minnows around the button brush.
Largemouth bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits in the flooded
timber. Catfish good on cut shad in the tail waters. Report
submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw
County.

Konawa: May 3. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 63 and clear.
Largemouth bass good on plastic worms at 4-6 ft. along weed beds
and cattails. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on jigs and
shad at 15 ft. in the discharge canal. Channel catfish good on cut
shad at 5-8 ft. around points. Report submitted by Daryl Howser,
game warden stationed in Seminole County.

McGee Creek: May 1. Elevation 5 inches below normal, water 65 and
clear. Largemouth bass fair on swim baits and spinner baits 1-6 ft.
Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-15 ft. around cedar brush off
main creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden
stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: May 1. Elevation normal and falling, water clear. Bass
fair on soft plastics. Crappie good on minnows near the old half
bridge. Catfish good on night crawlers. White bass good on white
grubs and minnows. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden
stationed in McCurtain County.

Sardis: April 29. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 61 and murky.
Largemouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits and swim baits in
shallow water. Channel and blue catfish good on juglines, trotlines
and rod and reels baited with cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and
jigs in shallow to deep water. Walleye fair trolling crankbaits at
12-14 ft. along the rocks. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game
warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: May 1. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 68 and clear
south and murky north. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on deep
diving crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and plastic worms to good at 10-20
ft. in the creek channels. Striped and white bass fair on live
bait, sassy shad and slabs to good at 15-30 ft. in the river
channels. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on worms, cut bait
and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from Johnston Creek to the south.
Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. in the upper
ends of the creeks and around underwater brush. Sunfish good on
worms and shrimp at 5-10 ft. around the fishing docks and riprap.
Paddlefish fair below the dam while generating. Report submitted by
Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: May 1. Elevation 16 ft. above normal, water murky.
Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass
fair to 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 and good on night crawlers.
Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore
County.

SOUTHWEST

Altus-Lugert: May 1. Elevation 13 3/4 ft. below normal and steady.
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 good on minnows and jigs at the floating fishing dock
and on the swim beach near the dam. Walleye good on minnows near
the swim beach. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain
Nature Center.

Ellsworth: May 1. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water murky.
Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 4-6 ft. around rocks
and brush piles. Catfish fair on cut bait off rocky points. Report
submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche
County.

Foss: April 28. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal with gates closed,
water mid 60s and clear. Striped bass hybrids fair with shad
colored jigs and lures. Catfish fair with dough bait and stinkbait.
Crappie fair around sunken trees along south side of lake and near
reserve area. Walleye good on live bait near rocks in front of dam.
Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Lawtonka: May 1. 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: May 2. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 61 and murky.
White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on minnows off the points
on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows at 3-6 ft. in the creeks. Report
submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa
County.

Waurika: May 3. Elevation below normal, water 64-68 and murky.
Striped bass hybrids good on 2-3 inch white jigs along the dam and
on cut shad and jigs along windy shorelines and points. Blue
catfish good on cut shad, punchbait and stinkbait along windy
points and shorelines and good on juglines baited with cut shad and
sunfish in the main lake. Crappie slow to fair on minnows and jigs
along the rocks at Walker Creek and Wichita Ridge and fair along
the fishing docks at Chisholm and Wichita Ridge. Report submitted
by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Cotton County.

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