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Fishing Report for Oklahoma, August 8, 2012

A new lake record striped bass hybrid has been caught at Kaw Lake. It weighed in at 10.4 lbs. and was 28 inches long. For more information go to wildlifedepartment.com

CENTRAL

Arcadia: August 5. Elevation below normal. Catfish slow to fair on chicken liver, punch bait and live bait after dark. Crappie slow on jigs at 8-12 ft. Report submitted by Chance Whiteley, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Hefner: August 6. Elevation below normal, water 88-92 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on jigs and topwater lures at 5-20 ft. along rocky shorelines early. Smallmouth bass slow on jigs at 8-20 ft. along rocky shorelines. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on jigs and sassy shad at 5-15 ft. on the west side of the lake. Channel catfish fair on punch bait and shad at 12-20 ft. along the dam. Blue catfish fair on cut shad at 20 ft. along the dam. Crappie slow on jigs and roadrunners at 20 ft. along the dam. Walleye slow trolling crankbaits at 8-14 ft. and drifting night crawlers at 12-20 ft. around long points and the dam. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: August 6. Elevation below normal, water murky. Striped bass hybrids fair on worms after dark. Reported by David Rempe, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

Thunderbird: August 5. Elevation 4 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear: Crappie fair on jigs at 6-8 ft. around the dam. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait. White bass fair 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: July 5. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 95 and clear. The northwest boat ramp is closed due to water level. White bass good trolling main part of lake in mornings. Channel catfish good on worms near shore after sunset. Crappie fair on minnows near standing timber early and late. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Copan: August 8. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water upper 80s and clearing. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. from boats around the lake as well as from the new fishing dock at Copan Point. Catfish slow on cut shad, sunfish and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Ft. Gibson: August 4. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 89 and clear. Please be extra cautious of underwater obstructions due to low water conditions. White bass good on white spinnerbaits and small crankbaits while wading. Catfish good on Carolina rigs and whole shad at 10-15 ft. drift the flats. Largemouth bass fair on big finesse worms and Biffle Bugs with a trailer. Crappie fair at 15 ft. around docks and structure. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Greenleaf: August 6. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and buzz baits along creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and liver on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County

Hulah: August 8. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clearing. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. Catfish fair below the dam on cut shad and worms. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: August 6. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 85 and clear. Drawing down lake levels for millet planting. When gates are open during the week the fishing is good. White bass good on crankbaits and small jigs along windy beaches and the Sarge Creek Bridge at night. Striped bass hybrids good below the dam when running water. Blue catfish fair below the dam when running water. Gar good bow fishing. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Keystone: August 7. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 91. Largemouth bass fair. White bass fair trolling points. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: August 3. Elevation normal, water 55 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 good on live trout and shad at 2-3 ft. along deep branch and the mouth of the river. Blue 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 on topwater lures on the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom from the dam to Gore Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Oologah: August 5. Elevation 1 1/4 ft. below normal, water upper 80s and murky. Blue catfish fair on juglines baited with shad at 15-30 ft. White bass fair trolling shad colored crankbaits on flats at 10-15 ft. early in the morning and late in the evening. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs 10-15 ft. around standing timber. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Tenkiller: August 6. Elevation 6 ft. below normal and falling, water high 80s and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures shallow and on soft plastics at 15-20 ft. Catfish fair on flip-flops or drifting cut bait. White bass fair on jigs, spinnerbaits and spoons around shallow points surfacing early and late. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: August 6. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, buzz baits and crankbaits along riprap, brush structure and creek channels. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait along mudflats and on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: August 5. Elevation 8 ft. below normal, water clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids good drifting shad and slabs near drop-offs. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait along dam. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: August 6. Elevation 1 1/2 – 2 ft. below normal. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait and cut bait in shallow water along banks. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: August 4. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 88-90. Green algae is present in lake as determined by officials. Thermocline is at 21 ft. Bass slow on topwater early morning and fair on crankbaits and Texas-rigged worms the rest of day. Crappie slow off docks early and slow around brush piles. White bass are slow using CC spoons off creek bends and drop-offs in Guy Sandy Creek. Channel catfish being caught on dough baits early morning. Sunfish very good on fly rods. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: August 6. Elevation normal, water 87 and clear. Smallmouth and spotted bass fair on topwater lures early and late and on small spinnerbaits around structure in larger pools. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, chicken liver and minnows around current in large pools. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: August 5. Elevation below normal. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on soft plastics in deep water around structure and rocky points early, late and at night. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and gizzard shad. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around structure in the upper end and around Holly Creek. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: August 5. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits around deep points and deeper rocky areas. White bass good on topwater lures and slab spoons along flats early and late. Blue catfish fair on shad drifting the deep flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridges, around standing timber and riprap. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Konawa: August 7. Elevation normal, water 96 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures at 5-10 ft. along weed beds and coves early and late. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on jigs and shad at 5-10 ft. in the south cove early and late. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork River: August 5. Zone 1 fair to good inside the park on an assortment of midges, small light cahills and egg patterns. Zone 2 nice fish this week on stimulators and hoppers. The best fishing has been early and late in the day. Report submitted by Jesse King, Three Rivers Fly Shop.

McGee Creek: August 5. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 91 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Carolina-rigged soft plastic baits and Chatter Baits at 8-20 ft. and fair on shad colored topwater lures in open water schooling bass early and late. Crappie fair on minnows 12-25 ft. over cedar brush piles. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: August 7. Elevation 3-4 ft. below normal, water 87 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair around rocky points early and late. White bass slow to fair on topwater lures when schooling early and late. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: August 5. Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass fair on Baby Brush Hogs and spinnerbaits near standing snags in deep water. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: August 6. Largemouth and spotted bass good on spinnerbaits, swim baits and crankbaits at 2-10 ft. around banks and grass beds early mornings. White bass fair on minnows under bridges. Channel and blue catfish excellent on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait at 12-20 ft. close to creek and river channels. Flathead catfish good on live bait 9-14 ft. in the lake and up the Canadian River. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: August 2. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 88. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures, plastic worms and crankbaits early and late. White bass fair trolling jigs. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and dead minnows. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 16-18 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: August 5. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on surface lures, plastic worms and crankbaits at 5-20 ft. on the points and around riprap. Striped and white bass good on live bait, surface lures and slabs at 5-30 ft. in the river channels. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, worms and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Catfish Bay. Crappie fair on live bait and jigs at 5-15 ft. around underwater brush and fish attractors. Sunfish fair to good on worms, shrimp, small lures and tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around the fishing docks and riprap. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: August 5. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits. Crappie slow on white tail grubs at 25-30 ft. Catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait and liver. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Foss: August 7. Elevation 8 3/4 ft. below normal, water high 80s and clear. Striped bass hybrids slow while surfacing in late evenings and on live bait in deep water. Walleye slow on live bait. Catfish fair on juglines baited with stinkbait. Crappie slow around structure. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
 

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