Fishing Report for Oklahoma, June 20, 2012

Anglers can now access the GPS waypoints of manmade fish attractors in 102 Oklahoma lakes right now on the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's website, wildlifedepartment.com

CENTRAL

Arcadia: June 17. Channel catfish good on punch bait and chicken liver early and late. Crappie fair. Report submitted by Chance Whiteley, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Hefner: June 19. Elevation normal and dropping, water 77-83 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, jigs and topwater lures at 3-8 ft. along rocky shorelines early. Smallmouth bass slow on spinnerbaits, jigs and topwater lures at 3-8 ft. along rocky shorelines early. White bass good trolling crankbaits at 6-10 ft. along rocky shorelines. Striped bass hybrids fair trolling crankbaits at 6-10 ft. along rocky shorelines. Channel and blue catfish fair on punch bait, cut bait and worms at 10-20 ft. along rocky shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-20 ft. along the dam. Walleye fair trolling crankbaits at 6-10 ft. along windy shorelines and long points. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: June 17. Elevation below normal, water murky. Catfish slow on blood bait and stinkbait during the day and fair on stinkbait and worms after dark. Striped bass hybrids fair on minnows along eastern side of the main lake. Report submitted by David Rempe, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

Thunderbird: June 17. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on jigs at 5-8 ft. and on minnows around structure. Saugeye good on green jigs, sassy shad and medium-diving crankbaits of points and drop-offs. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait. White Bass good on jigs, sassy shad and medium-diving crankbaits on humps and drop-offs. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: June 18. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 82 and murky. White bass good trolling the main lake and while surfacing. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and worms. Crappie good along the edge of timber clearing line. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: June 17. Elevation normal, water 80 and murky. Bass fair on plastic baits, crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass good on minnows and jigs at night. Channel catfish fair on dough bait, stinkbait and chicken liver. Crappie good on minnows at night. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: June 17. Elevation normal, water upper 70s. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and worms. Blue catfish good on cut shad. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: June 18. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 78. Catfish good on various baits. Saugeye and striped bass hybrids fair trolling crankbaits. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: June 17. Elevation normal, water 80 and murky. Bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and topwater lures. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, stinkbait and dough bait. Crappie good on minnows and small spoons. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: June 17. Elevation normal, water clearing. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 3-5 ft. from boats around the lake and from the new fishing dock at Copan Point. Catfish good on cut shad, sunfish and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Ft. Gibson: June 19. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Crappie good on minnows and chartreuse jigs at 5-15 ft. White bass good on white rooster tails around the windy points. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and crankbaits at 5-15 ft. Catfish excellent on juglines baited with cut bait and shad. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Grand: June 19. Elevation normal, water 82. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass good on rooster tails around windy swept points. Catfish excellent on fresh cut bait above Sailboat Bridge. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. under docks. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: June 18. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, buzz baits and jig-and-worm along shorelines, moss beds, creek channels, brush structure and rocky points. Catfish fair on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in green, yellow and red around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hulah: June 17. Elevation normal, water clearing. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. Catfish fair on cut shad and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: June 18. Elevation normal water murky in the upper end and clearing in the lower end. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on the Ponca hump and the sandy beach by the dam. Blue catfish good on the entire lake. Noodlers are having good luck around the rocky areas of the lake. There is a noodling contest sponsored by the Shidler Fire Dept. this weekend. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County, for additional information call 580-761-4097.

Keystone: June 18. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 79. Crappie fair at 10-15 ft. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines at 20 ft. Largemouth bass good on plastic lures at 12 ft. White bass good trolling and off points. Striped bass good on shad at 24 ft. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: June 18. Elevation normal, water 46 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures all along the river. White bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Striped bass fair on shad at 1-3 ft. at the mouth of the river. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie fair 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 from Gore Landing to the dam. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Oologah: June 17. Elevation normal, water low 70s and muddy. Blue catfish fair on juglines baited with shad at 10-15 ft. White bass fair trolling shad colored crankbaits at 10-12 ft. on flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around standing timber. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastics at 5-8 ft. White bass fair on jigs below the dam. Blue catfish fair on shad below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: June 18. Elevation 4 1/4 ft. below normal, water low 80s and clear. White and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad drifting below the dam early and late. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: June 18. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on topwater lures and 3-inch sassy shad in the discharge. Catfish fair on cut bait and live bait at the north end of the dam and around points. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Tenkiller: June 18. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures early. Catfish fair on flip-flops baited with cut shad at 20-40 ft. Sunfish good on nightcrawlers in or near docks. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: June 18. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, buzz baits and crankbaits along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom along mudflats and drifting. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in black and purple. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: June 16. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids good trolling crankbaits and drifting slabs near drop-offs. Walleye fair drifting night crawlers. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: June 17. Elevation 1/3 ft. above normal, water clear towards the dam and stained in the creeks. Bass being caught on chrome Chug Bugs early morning, on flukes by 7:30 a.m. and then go to a diving crankbaits or Carolina-rigged lizard. White bass being caught on wiggle-tailed grubs and small crankbaits while chasing shad at mouths of all three arms. Crappie being caught off docks early and fair to good on chartreuse jigs around brush pile on the lake. Channel catfish being caught on dough baits on baited holes. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: June 19. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, chicken liver and cut bait around structure and current in larger pools. Smallmouth and spotted bass fair on small spinnerbaits around structure and good on topwater lures early and late. Flathead catfish fair on live bait in large pools at night. Sunfish excellent on crickets, meal worms and red worms in slack water areas. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: June 18. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on soft plastics around structure and rocky points after dark. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 20-25 ft. around structure in the upper end. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: June 18. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around rocky areas and points. White bass fair trolling flats and windy points. Blue catfish fair on fresh shad drifting the shallow rocky areas and shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridges, along riprap and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: June 17. Elevation slightly above normal, water 75. Crappie fair on minnows along the river channel. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits along drop-offs and button brush. Catfish fair on cut shad below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: June 17. Elevation normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms and topwater baits at 5-8 ft. along weed beds. Channel catfish good on chicken liver at 10-12 ft. around points. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork River: June 17. Water low 70s. Rainbows good on Power Bait and corn in the Blue Zone. Walleye and rainbows good on rooster tails and grubs near the power house. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: June 17 Elevation 2/3 ft. above normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on Carolina-rigged soft plastic baits, and H & H spinnerbaits at 2-12 ft., fair to good for schooling bass in open water and on shad colored topwater lures early and late. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: June 18. Elevation below normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on various baits. White bass fair on topwater lures and jigs early and late. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, minnows and stinkbait. Crappie fair at 12-15 ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: June 17. Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass good on spinnerbaits in shallow water around secondary points. Crappie good on minnows near brush. Catfish excellent on juglines baited with cut shad. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: June 18. Large mouth and Spotted bass good on topwater lures, spinnerbaits, buzz baits and on swim baits and crankbaits at 2-10 ft. around banks and grass beds. White bass fair on minnows under bridges. Channel and blue catfish excellent on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait in 12-20 ft. close to creek and river channels. Flathead catfish good on live bait 9-14 ft. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis Lake: June 17. Elevation normal, water 76. Bass good on buzz baits, swim baits and worms around stumps, trees, open water and banks. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and dead minnows. Flathead catfish good on live sunfish. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 9-15 ft. Walleye fair trolling crawdad colored crankbaits. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: June 17. Elevation 1 3/4 ft. below normal, water 79 and murky in the north and clear in the south. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on plastic combination baits, spinnerbaits and large crankbaits at 5-20 ft. in the creek channels and around riprap. Striped and white bass good on live bait, sassy shad and surface lures at 5-20 ft. from Alberta Creek to east Burns Run. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, worms and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from Catfish Bay to the Washita River. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. in the brush piles and around the fish attractors. Sunfish good on worms, shrimp and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: June 17. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, topwater lures and buzz baits early and late. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and blue, white and chartreuse tail grubs. Catfish good on juglines baited with cut shad, sunfish, liver and excellent on night crawlers. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Altus-Lugert: June 17. Elevation 23 1/2 ft. below normal and steady. Catfish slow on juglines baited with rabbit liver. Crappie being caught on minnows around the new fishing dock and off rocks. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson.

Foss: June 18. Elevation 7 ft. below normal with gates closed, water high 70s and clear. Striped bass hybrids fair drifting live bait. Walleye slow to fair near the dam. Catfish good on stinkbait. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: June 18. Water 77 and murky. Catfish good on cut bait and punch bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 6-10 ft. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Caddo County.


Tom Steed: June 18. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 75 and murky. White and striped bass hybrids good on minnows on bottom off points. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and shad all over the lake. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: June 18. Water murky. Blue catfish slow to fair on stinkbait and cut shad along windy shorelines and points. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Cotton County.
 

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