OK: Weekly Fishing Report May 18, 2011

This weekly fishing report is provided by the Oklahoma
Department of Wildlife Conservation.

CENTRAL

Arcadia: May 16. Elevation below normal, water 65 and murky.
Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass
good on spinnerbaits. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait, shad
and punchbait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-6 ft. at
heated docks and along the rocks. Report submitted by Tim Campbell,
game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Hefner: May 16. Elevation below normal, water 65-73 and clear.
Largemouth bass fair 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. along 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 good on cut bait at 15-20
ft. along the dam. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 3-12 ft.
Walleye fair drifting night crawlers and trolling crankbaits at
4-15 ft. Sunfish excellent on worms and small jigs in shallow
water. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: May 15. Elevation 6-7 ft. below normal, water 66-70 and
murky. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair to good on minnows,
jigs and ghost minnows all over the lake. Catfish good to excellent
on chicken liver, cut shad, worms and minnows all over the lake.
Crappie good all over the lake. Report submitted by Joey Rushing,
game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: May 15. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water murky.
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 2-4 ft. around
structure. Saugeye good on jigs, medium-diving crankbaits and
earthworms at 4-7 ft. off points. Report submitted by Tony
Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: May 16. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water murky and
clearing. White bass fair to good trolling the main lake. Flathead
catfish good on goldfish. Crappie good on jigs in the riprap.
Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in
Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: May 15. Elevation below normal, water 67 and murky.
Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits. Crappie good on minnows and
jigs around fishing docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Gary
Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: May 16. Elevation normal, water mid 60s and stained.
Largemouth bass good on plastic lures and spinnerbaits. Blue
catfish good on cut shad. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 4-6
ft. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage
County.

Carl Blackwell: May 15. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 70 and
murky. Catfish good on all baits. Crappie fair on all baits. Report
submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne
County.

Chandler: May 15. Elevation below normal, water 66 and murky.
Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits. Flathead
catfish good on live sunfish. Crappie good on minnows and jigs off
the dam and around fishing docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons,
game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: May 15. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel and blue
catfish good on cut shad and worms. Crappie good on minnows and
jigs at 4-6 ft. in Cotton Creek and Osage Plains. Report submitted
by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: May 17. Elevation slightly above normal, water 64 and dingy.
Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. around brush and
structure. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits. Catfish good on
worms and live sunfish. Bluegill good on worms and crickets around
grass beds. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Grand: May 17. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good. White bass
slow in creeks. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad. Crappie
fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game
warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: May 15. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass
good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and bill baits along shorelines,
riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh
cut bait on bottom. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around fishing
docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game
warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: May 16. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass
good on crankbaits. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad.
Crappie good on minnows and jigs in shallow areas and 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: May 15. Elevation normal, water murky. Channel and blue
catfish good 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.

Keystone: May 15. Water 63. Bass good on various baits. Striped
bass slow to fair around boat ramps. Catfish fair on juglines
baited with cut bait. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs along
the banks. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed
in Creek County.

Oologah: May 15. Elevation normal, water low to mid 60s and murky
on the south end and muddy on the north end. Largemouth bass fair
on soft plastics around trees and other structure 3-6 ft. White
bass fair trolling shad colored crankbaits of main lake points
10-15 ft. and on jigs below the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and
jigs 4-8ft. along rocky banks. Blue and channel catfish fair on
juglines at 10-15 ft. and on shad below the dam. Report submitted
by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: May 17. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal, water mid 60s
and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits along
the rocks. Striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits in the rocks.
Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. around brush
structure. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in
Osage County.

Sooner: May 17. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on
crankbaits and sassy shad in the discharge, good on chicken liver
at the intake and fair on cut bait, live bait and slab in the lake
and north end of the dam. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game
warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: May 17. Elevation slightly above normal, water 64 and
dingy. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush and structure.
Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight
Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: May 16. Elevation 15 ft. above normal and falling, water
murky. Largemouth bass slow on topwater lures and soft plastic bass
jigs in flooded brush. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village
Resort.

Webbers Falls: May 15. Elevation 6 ft. above normal, water murky.
Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits in creek
channels and riprap. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom along
the mudflats and drifting. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around
brush structure and bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game
warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: May 16. Elevation normal, water clear. White bass good on
jigs and crankbaits near mouth of river and along dam in evening.
Channel catfish good on live bait and stinkbait along dam. Walleye
good on night crawlers in upper end of lake. Crappie good on
minnows and jigs in upper end of lake. Report submitted by Mark
Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: May 16. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear.
White bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits along jetties and intake.
Catfish fair on stinkbait and cut bait along the shorelines.
Crappie fair on jigs and spinnerbaits along jetties and intake.
Walleye fair trolling the dam and east side of the lake. Report
submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward
County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: May 14. Elevation 2 1/3 ft. below normal, water 67-69 and
clear with algae bloom bad on calm days. Bass being caught on jerk
baits, crankbaits, spinnerbaits and Carolina-rigged lizards. White
bass being caught on topwater lures and wiggle-tailed 1/8 ounce
grubs along windy banks. Crappie being caught on minnows and jigs
off docks and at 10-15 ft. off brush piles. Channel catfish being
caught on cork and minnows in shallow water near stained banks.
Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: May 17. Elevation normal, water 64 and clear.
Smallmouth and spotted bass good on soft plastics and small
crankbaits fished around waterfalls and structure in bigger pools.
Channel catfish good on stinkbait and minnows in larger pools
around current. Flathead catfish fair with live sunfish fished in
bigger pools around structure. Report submitted by Matt Gamble,
biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: May 15. Elevation above normal. Largemouth, smallmouth
and spotted bass good on baby brush hogs Carolina-rigged in the
brush, flooded timber and structure. Catfish good on chicken liver
in the upper end of the lake at the narrows and good on juglines
and trotlines baited with cut bait in the lake. Crappie good on
minnows and jigs at 8-10 ft. around structure. Report submitted by
Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: May 16. Elevation 2 ft. below normal and dropping, water
murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along
rocky areas. White bass good on jigs around culverts and bridges
with current. Blue catfish good on shad in shallow flats and rocky
areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 2-8 ft. along banks and
rocky areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed
in McIntosh County.

Hugo: May 15. Elevation 1 ft. below and dropping. Crappie fair on
minnows along ledges and around brush piles. Largemouth bass fair
on spinnerbaits and soft plastic baits around the button brush.
Catfish good to excellent on cut or whole shad in the tailwaters.
Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw
County.

Konawa: May 15. Elevation normal, water 68 and clear. Largemouth
bass good on plastic worms at 4-8 ft. in the cattails and weed
beds. Channel catfish good on stinkbait at 10-15 ft. around points.
Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole
County.

McGee Creek: May 15. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 67 and
clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits and swim baits
along shorelines and around submerged vegetation. Crappie fair at
6-14 ft. around cedar brush just off of main creek channels.
Channel catfish is good in upper parts of lake, on liver and red
worms, where fresh water is coming into lake from recent rains
Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka
County.

Murray: May 17. Elevation below normal, water 60 and clear.
Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on spinnerbaits, soft plastic
baits and jerk baits around rocky points and shallow areas. Channel
catfish fair to good on liver, worms and stinkbait Crappie fair on
minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. around brush piles. Walleye good on
minnows and jigs around rocky points in late evening. Report
submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter
County.

Pine Creek: May 15. Elevation above normal, water murky. Bass fair
on plastic lizards near standing timber. Crappie good on minnows
near brush piles. Catfish good on minnows and cut bait below the
spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in
McCurtain County.

Sardis: May 15. Elevation 8 inches above normal, water 68 and
murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and plastic baits.
Catfish good on cut bait. Flathead catfish good on juglines and
trotlines baited with live bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs.
Walleye good trolling crankbaits at 14 ft. Report submitted by Dane
Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: May 15. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 66 and clear.
Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on deep diving crankbaits,
spinnerbaits and plastic combination baits at 5-15 ft. in the
creeks. Striped and white bass good on live bait, sassy shad, and
crankbaits at 15-30 ft. in the river channels and creeks. Channel
and blue catfish fair to good on worms, cut shad and stinkbait at
10-20 ft. from Alberta Creek to the north. Crappie fair to good on
minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. in the upper ends of the creeks and
around brush piles. Sunfish good on worms, shrimp and small tube
jigs at 5-10 ft. around the fish attractors. Paddlefish fair below
the dam while generating. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game
warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: May 15. Elevation 19 ft. above normal, water murky.
Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass
fair to good on chartreuse and white grubs. Crappie good on minnows
and jigs at 2-6 ft. along structure. Channel catfish fair to good
on juglines baited with night crawlers, cut shad and liver.
Flathead catfish good on live sunfish. Report submitted by Randy
Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Altus-Lugert: May 16. Elevation 13 3/4 ft. below normal and steady.
Crappie good on minnows and jigs in deeper water. Walleye good on
minnows near swim beach. White bass fair to good. Catfish fair to
good. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain Nature
Center.

Ellsworth: May 15. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water murky.
Crappie fair 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.

Ft. Cobb: May 18. Elevation slightly below normal, water 65 and
clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in green and white at 10
ft. around rocks late in the evening. Saugeye good on crankbaits
and night crawlers at 6 ft. early morning and evening. Largemouth
bass good on plastic worms in shallow water in Sunset and White
Catfish coves early mornings and fair on rubber worms and real
grasshoppers around brush piles in the shallow coves early morning
and early evening. Striped bass hybrids good trolling shallow
diving crankbaits in the shallow coves early evenings. Catfish slow
on juglines baited with small bait fish at 20 ft. during night.
Report submitted from Ft. Cobb State Park by Park Ranger, Sgt.
Kevin Bean.

Lawtonka: May 15. 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 17. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 66 and
muddy. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on minnows off the
points. Crappie and saugeye good on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. in
Otter and Glen creeks. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden
stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: May 18. Elevation below normal, water 68 and clear to
murky. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on jigs along the
dam in the evenings and good on cut shad and crawdad tails around
windy points and shorelines. Blue catfish good on cut shad, live
sunfish, stinkbait and worms along windy points and shorelines and
good on juglines baited with cut shad and live sunfish. Crappie
slow along the rocks at Corum and Walker Creek and the fishing
docks. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in
Cotton County.

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