Weekly Oklahoma Regional Fishing Reports – 6/3/2008

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Weekly Oklahoma Regional Fishing ReportsCENTRAL
Arcadia: June 3. Largemouth bass slow. Channel catfish good on cut bait and liver at rocky points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at the heated fishing dock. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Arcadia: May 29. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water semi-muddy. Largemouth bass fair to good on worms in shallows and north points in the mornings. Channel catfish good to excellent on shad and shrimp at 5-10 ft. around north points in mornings and evenings. Crappie excellent on jigs and minnows at 5 ft. around north docks in the mornings. Bluegill fair to good on worms at 5-10 ft. around north points in the mornings. Report submitted by Linnie Mason, gate attendant.

Draper: June 2. Elevation 1  1/2 ft. above normal and murky. All fishing slow.  Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: June 3. Elevation normal, water 75. Smallmouth bass good on crankbaits. White bass good. Channel catfish good on cut shad. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Overholser: June 3. Elevation normal, water 76 and murky. White bass good on 2 in. chartreuse jigs. Striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits. Channel catfish good on cut shad. Bluegill good on worms. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: June 2. Elevation 1 1/3 ft. above normal and murky. Saugeye good on jigs, sassy shad and medium-diving crankbaits off windy points early and late day. Crappie slowing down now to fair on minnows on structure at 3-6 ft. White bass good on jigs, minnows and medium-diving crankbaits trolling or casting off points and humps. All else slow. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins:  No report submitted this week.
 

NORTHEAST
Bell Cow: June 2. Elevation normal and muddy. Bass good on spinners and plastics. White bass good on jigs and minnows. Catfish slow. Crappie good on jigs and minnows. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: June 2. Elevation 1ft. above normal with no gate changes.  Crappie fair on minnows and jigs near submerged structure at 10-15 ft. Channel catfish are good on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Carl Blackwell:  June 2. Elevation normal, water 78 and muddy. Crappie fair on jigs at 8-12 ft. Catfish good on cut bait and punch bait. Striped bass hybrids fair trolling with crankbaits.  Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: June 2, Elevation normal and murky. Bass fair on spinners and plastics. Catfish slow. Crappie good on minnows and jigs.  Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: June 2. Elevation 10 ft. above normal with 1 low flow valve open at 60%. Tainter gates are open 1/2 foot. Water is murky. Crappie good on minnow and jigs near submerged structure at 10-15ft. Channel catfish good on cut shad.  Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: June 2. Elevation slightly above normal.  Water 78 and murky. Bluegill excellent on crickets and worms.  Catfish fair on juglines using cut shad.  Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at 6-8 ft.  Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

Ft. Gibson: June 2. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. above normal and rising. Water 73 and murky. Large mouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits and jerk baits in flooded brush and grass. White bass good on rattletraps, spinnerbaits, and rooster tails trolling. Catfish good on cut chicken livers in the mud flats, off rocky points and around bridges and along riprap on shrimp. Crappie good on minnows at 10-15 ft. around structure. Report submitted by Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.

Grand:  Grand-upper end: April 29. Elevation above normal and dropping, water 64 and clearing. Largemouth bass good on dark colored plastic worms shallow along shorelines. White bass and crappie fair to good on minnows, spinnerbaits and jigs with power baits in Elk River. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on brooders, shad and stinkbaits at 30-40 ft. Paddle fish slow, smaller fish are being caught. Report submitted by Sam Williams, Grand Lake Sports Center.

Grand: May 27. Elevation normal, water 70-76 and murky from Horse Creek to above Sailboat Bridge and stained from Horse Creek to the dam. Bass good on crankbaits, Carolina rigs, jigs, topwaters baits and spinnerbaits off main lake and secondary points. Crappie slow with some being caught around brush piles and docks.   Catfish being caught on jug mid-lake and Horse creek area on shad and gold fish. White bass are being caught in Horse Creek on jigging spoons at 12-25 ft.  Report submitted by Littlefield’s Sporting Goods & Greg Lamb’s Guide Service.

Greenleaf: June 3. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms in grass beds. Catfish good on stinkbaits and cut baits on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around fishing dock and brush. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: June 2. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 72. White bass good on minnows and twister grubs in the upper end. Channel catfish good on cut shad and worms. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs. Paddlefish fair in the upper end. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes Coutny.

Hulah:  June 2. Elevation 11 1/2 ft. above normal and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs near submerged structure at 10-15 ft. Channel catfish good on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: June 3. Elevation 4 ft. above normal and rising, Water muddy. Channel and blue catfish good on rod and reel, juglines and trolling with shad, stinkbait, worms from Coon Creek north to the state line in the Arkansas River. Report submitted by Tracy Daniel, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: May 20. Elevation 7 1/2 ft. above normal, water muddy. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and dark colored plastics at 4-8 ft. in flooded cover in coves. Smallmouth bass slow on chartreuse crankbaits, dark jigs and chunkbaits at 8-12 ft. around points. Spotted bass fair on small chrome crankbaits at 6-10 ft. around bluffs and deep coves. White bass fair on minnows and jigs at 4-8 ft. below the dam and mouths of creeks. Striped bass fair on buck tails, sassy shad and rattle baits at 3-6 ft. below the dam. Channel catfish good on chicken livers and worms at 4-8 ft. in creeks and coves. Blue catfish good on punch baits and cut shad at 5-10 ft. halfway back in coves. Flathead catfish good on punch baits and cut shad at 6-12 ft. around bluffs, riprap and below the dam. Crappie good on minnows and bright colored jigs at 3-10 ft. along spawning banks that are gravel with rocky areas. Report submitted by Woody’s Bait and Tackle.

Lower Illinois: No report submitted this week.

Oologah: June 2. Elevation 10 ft. above normal, water 70 and muddy. Crappie fair on minnows along the Winganon Bridge at 5-8 ft. White bass fair trolling shad colored crankbaits at10-15 ft. Channel catfish fair on worms and dough baits around flooded willows and in flooded fields. White bass and crappie also fair on jigs below the dam.   Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Pawhuska Lake: No report submitted this week.

Skiatook: June 2. Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water mid-70’s and muddy. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits or spinner baits in the lower end. Striped bass hybrids good on live shad in deep water at 10-15 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-10 ft. around bridge riprap. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County. For more information about Skiatook Lake.

Sooner: June 2. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad and slabs. Catfish fair on live and cut bait off Hwy 15. Crappie good on minnows off Hwy 177. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
Spavinaw: June 3. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 78 and murky. Bluegill excellent on crickets and worms.  Catfish fair on juglines using cut shad.  Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits.  Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around the dam area.  Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

Tenkiller: June 2. Elevation 4 ft. above normal, water 78 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits in shallow water. Crappie slow some action in shallow water on minnows or jigs. Catfish fair on windy points on worms, shad or minnows. Report by Monte Brooks Cookson Village Resort. For more information about  Lake Tenkiller.

Webbers Falls: June 3. Elevation 4 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits in creek channels. Catfish good on cut baits, stinkbaits and sunfish on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around bridges and brush. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
NORTHWEST
Canton: June 2. Elevation normal. Channel catfish good along dam on live bait and stink bait. Walleye good in upper end of lake trolling shallow running crankbaits. White bass and striped bass hybrids good near submerged islands on slabs and live sunfish. Crappie fair in shallows on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: June 3. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie good on jigs and minnows along the jetties in the shallows. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Harper County.

Great Salt Plains:  High temperatures and prolonged drought during the summer of 2006 resulted in a significant fish kill. 2008 Update – Fisheries personnel has stocked catfish into the lake. The catfish should grow to catchable size by this summer or next, if water levels are favorable. The Wildlife Department is going to monitor fish populations in the lake very closely over the next few years and make management decisions to ensure this fishery is as healthy as it can be. This report will be updated as conditions change.
SOUTHEAST
Arbuckle: June 2. Elevation normal, water 77-79 and stained. Crappie good on brush piles at 18-24 ft. White bass are off most points at 5-18 ft. Bass fair to good off points on topwaters early, Texas rigged blue fleck worms, spinnerbaits good up on banks. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: June 3. Elevation normal, water 80 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on minnows and flies. Catfish fair on stinkbaits, worms and liver. Report submitted by Charles Baker, technician at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: June 2. Water clear. Largemouth  and smallmouth bass good on soft plastics at 4-5 ft. Catfish being caught on juglines and trotlines with cut bait and shad. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around structure at the upper end and mouth of creeks. Walleye slowing but still being caught on fire tiger crankbaits and soft plastics around points and rocky ledges. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: June 2. Elevation 2 ft. above normal and murky, Largemouth bass fair on plastic flipping flooded brush. White bass good on jigs along riprap under bridges. Blue catfish good around rocky areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. under bridges and around brush.  Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: June 2. Elevation normal, water 72. Crappie and bass good on minnows and small spinnerbaits around brush. Catfish fair on cut bait and sunfish. Fishing in the tailwater good.  Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: June 2. Elevation normal, water 79 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on plastic worms at 3-6 ft. in weed beds. Channel catfish good on shad and stinkbaits at 5-8 ft. in coves. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork River: June 2. Fishing good in all three zones on small midge patterns, various nymphs, wooly buggers, and several brightly colored streamers. Not much action on dry flies yet, but I would surely try an ant pattern when the weather is breezy.  Report submitted by Beavers Bend Fly Shop.

McGee Creek: June 2. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 74 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on plastic craws and crawfish colored crankbaits at 4-5 ft. right against the bank. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-18 ft. over cedar brush. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: June 2. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass good. White bass being caught on minnows, jigs and crankbaits trolling early and late. Channel catfish good on stinkbaits, minnows, liver and shrimp. Walleye good on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: June 2. Elevation normal and murky.  Bass  good on soft plastics when jigged around flooded timber at 4-8 ft.  Crappie good on jigs and minnows. Channel catfish good on night crawlers around the lake as well as the spillway.  Anglers are also catching flathead catfish on minnows at the spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: June 2. Elevation normal, water 76 and murky. Largemouth bass good at 2-6 ft. using plastic baits and spinnerbaits fishing the weed, rock and woody shorelines. Crappie fair at 5-8 ft. using minnows fishing the deeper water just off the spawning areas. White bass fair at 6-8 ft trolling crankbaits and jigs fishing in the Applegate Cove and Short Mountain areas. Blue and flathead catfish good at 3-10 ft. using fresh cut bait and live bait fishing the rocky shorelines. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis Lake: June 2. Elevation 1 ft. above normal and slightly murky. Bass good on spinners, off points in plastics and in grass beds on spinners. White bass fair trolling islands. Catfish excellent on shrimp and cut shad on jugs and trotlines. Flathead catfish fair on jugs baited with live bait. Crappie excellent on live minnows at 10 ft. from the bottom under briddges and around timber on jigs. Walleye fair on plugs trolling the islands. Report submitted by Alan Couch, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: June 2. Elevation normal, water 74 and mostly clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on live bait and spinnerbaits in the coves. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait and sassy shad from the Hwy 70 bridge south. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on worms, live bait and cut baits from the hwy 70 bridge north. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs around the fish attractors and fishing docks. Sunfish good on worms around the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Club, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: June 2. Elevation 2 ft. above normal and murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits. Crappie good with minnows and jigs. Channel and blue catfish good cut shad and liver. Flathead catfish excellent on sunfish. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.      

SOUTHWEST
Altus-Lugert: May 26. Elevation 2 ft. below normal and steady. Crappie good to very good. Walleye good to very good though they tend to be small. Striped bass hybrids good but also many are small. White bass have slowed to fair. Blue catfish fair. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain State Park.
Ellsworth: June 1. Elevation above normal and murky. Crappie fair to good at Ralph’s Resort at boat ramp and railroad bridge on minnows. Catfish good on juglines. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County

Foss: June 2. Elevation normal, water 70 and clear. Gates open. Striped bass hybrids fair on light blue hot and tots trolling in channel near buoy line. Walleye good on live bait. White bass good. Catfish fair.  Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: June 2. Elevation 1 ft. above normal and falling. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows. Catfish slow to fair on jugs and cut baits. Saugeye slow to fair drifting night crawlers. Striped bass hybrids slow to fair on shad. Report submitted by James Edwards Jr., game warden stationed in Caddo County

Lawtonka: June 2. Elevation above normal and clear. Crappie fair at dam on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: June 2. Elevation near normal and fairly clear. Striped bass hybrids good on sassy shad and cut shad in deep water. Blue catfish good on live bait and trotlines. Report submitted by Robin Pugh, game warden stationed in Tillman County.

Waurika: June 2. Elevation normal, water 70 and murky. Blue catfish good on cut and whole shad on jugs. Channel catfish good on punch and cut shad on rod and reel. Report submitted by Phillip Cottrill, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.