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Arcadia:August 8. Elevation normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits off points, riprap and rocks. Channel and blue catfish fair on punch bait at dam and off points. White bass good on grubs and in-line spinnerbaits at dam, in the main lake and feeding while surfacing. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: August 1. Elevation below normal, water 82 and stained. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver and cut bait in channels and in the main lake. Largemouth bass slow on buzz baits and topwater in coves. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows around docks and rocks. Lake is at 84% capacity, all fishing is fairly slow, bite is best in the evenings. Report submitted by Tell Judkins, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: October 17. Elevation above normal, water 75 and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along the dam. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on grubs, jigs and lipless baits along the dam and around points. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and live bait along the dam and docks. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle. 

Overholser: October 2. Elevation above normal, water murky to muddy. Blue, channel and flathead catfish slow ballooning cut bait, live bait and worms below the dam and in the main lake. Striped bass hybrids slow on crawfish, cut bait, jigs and shrimp below the dam, in the main lake, around windy points and shorelines. Bluegill, green and redear sunfish slow on jigs and worms in the main lake and along shallows. A variety of fish are being caught in the basin depending on the water level. The fishing will depend on the weather we get the more rain could slow the fishing down even more. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: August 1. Elevation below normal, water 81 and cloudy. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver and cut bait in channels and in the main lake. Largemouth bass slow on buzz baits and topwater lures around brush structure and in coves. White crappie slow on jigs and minnows at docks and off rocks. Lake is at 94% capacity, all fishing is slow. Bite is best in the evenings. Report submitted by Tell Judkins, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

WesWatkins: September 26. Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie slow on minnows around standing timber. Largemouth bass slow on small lures around docks. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.


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Bell Cow: August 27. Elevation normal, water 86 and murky. Crappie fair on jigs around docks. Largemouth bass slow on minnows, spinnerbaits and worms around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: September 18. Elevation normal, water 80s and clear. Striped bass hybrids and largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, minnows, shad, spinnerbaits and spoons in coves, around docks and in the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure, in coves, docks and along shorelines. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: September 5. Elevation below normal, water murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along shorelines and crappie dock. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, shrimp and worms in the main lake, along sandbars shorelines and spillway. Striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits, flukes, live bait, PowerBait and spoons in the main lake. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: August 27. Elevation normal, water 88 and murky. Channel catfish slow on shad and stinkbait along shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks. Largemouth bass slow on small lures and spinnerbaits along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: September 10. Elevation below normal, water clearing. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and in coves. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on live bait and live shad in the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Dripping Springs: July 26, 2016. Elevation normal, water 82 and clear. Channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait at 8 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Jaime Cheatwood, City of Okmulgee.

Eucha: July 16. Lake elevation is normal with water temperatures in the low 80's  and stained. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits and topwater in the main lake, off points, along shorelines and in weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, shad, sunfish and worms in channels, discharge, in the main lake, off points and riprap. White bass good on jigs, plastics and shad in the discharge, on flats and in the main lake. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden.

Ft. GibsonNeed a Map? - October 12. Elevation above normal, water 74 and stained. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on live shad and shad in the main lake and river channel. White bass slow on crankbaits and in-line spinnerbaits along flats, the main lake and points. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs and tube jigs at 5-15 ft. around docks, points and rocks. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.

GrandNeed a Map? -July 16. Lake elevation is normal with water temperature at 80 degrees and slightly stained. White and black crappie fair on jigs, minnows and plastics below the dam, on brush structure and docks. White bass good on plastics, spoons and topwater in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish good on shad and shrimp below the dam, off flats and in the main lake. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: September 4. Elevation normal, water 81 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, in coves, creek channels, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie and white bass fair on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs at 12 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live shad and sunfish along channels and in the main lake. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

HudsonNeed a Map? - August 19. Elevation normal, water 80s and murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits around brush structure, in coves, the main lake and points. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on crankbaits and topwater lures below the dam, in the main lake and along riprap. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad and stinkbait below the dam. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: September 10. Elevation normal, water clearing. Blue catfish fair on live bait and live shad in the main lake and river channel. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and in coves. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

KawNeed a Map? - October 16. Elevation normal, water 65 and stained. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, live bait, live shad, shad, stinkbait and worms along flats, river channel, river mouth and shallows. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, in coves and along riprap. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on jigs, lipless baits, live shad and sassy shad in the main lake, around points and riprap. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: October 17. Elevation above normal, water 76. Blue catfish fair on cut bait below the dam. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: October 15. Water 71 and clear. Trout slow. Stocking suspended due to high water temperatures and low dissolved oxygen. Report submitted by Jerry Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

McMurtry: May 9. Elevation normal, water 63 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around docks and brush structure. Saugeye good on crankbaits, sassy shad and minnows at 5-10 ft. along the sandbar, docks and shorelines. Channel catfish good on worms, dough bait and chicken liver at 5-15 ft. along brush structure, docks and sandbar. Report submitted by Lake McMurtry staff.

Okmulgee: July 26. Elevation normal, water 81 and normal. Largemouth bass and crappie slow on minnows and plastic baits in the main lake. Report submitted by Jaime Cheatwood, City of Okmulgee.

Oologah: July 16. Lake elevation is above average with water temperature at 80 degrees and murky. White bass fair on slabs and top water on flats and look for schooling fish early and late. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad below the dam and on flats. White crappie fair on jigs and minnows on brush structure and 10-15 ft. deep. Blue and channel catfish in the lake on juglines. Below the dam with rod and reel. Lake is 1 ft. above normal and falling. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Robert S. Kerr: July 2. Elevation normal, water muddy. Flathead catfish fair on shad and noodling along rocks and shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on buzz baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, shallows and weed beds. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along creek channels and river mouth. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

SkiatookNeed a Map? - October 3. Elevation below normal, water 70s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around points and along shorelines. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: Need a Map? - October 16. Elevation normal, water murky. Striped bass hybrids and striped bass good on live shad and slabs in the main lake. Channel catfish fair on cut bait along channels. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: July 16. Lake elevation is normal with water temperature in the low 80's and stained. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater in coves, creek channels, shallows, along shorelines and in weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, shad, sunfish and worms at the discharge, in the main lake and off points. White and black crappie fair on jigs and minnows in brush structure, at docks and in the main lake. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden.

Tenkiller: Need a Map? - October 9. Elevation below normal, water 75 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around brush structure, the main lake and points. White bass fair on hair jigs and in-line spinnerbaits in the main lake and along windy shorelines. Channel catfish good on punch bait and stinkbait at 17-21 ft. in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson.

Webbers Falls: September 4. Elevation normal, water 81 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, in coves, creek channels, points, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs at 12 ft. under bridges, around brush structure, in coves, creek channels and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live shad and sunfish along channels, in coves, creek channels, flats and river channel. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

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Canton: October 14. Elevation below normal, water clear. Channel catfish good on shad and stinkbait along the dam and in the main lake. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits and slabs in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: October 17. Elevation normal, water murky. Walleye, white bass and crappie fair on jigs and spoons along the dam, in the main lake and around the gate tower. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad and stinkbait around points and riprap. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

Foss: October 9. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water lower 70s and clear. Striped bass hybrids good on hard baits in shallow water. White bass fair in shallow water. Walleye fair on worms. Catfish fair on stinkbait near the north side. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Great Salt Plains: The fishery has not recovered from 2011 kill.

Watonga: No report submitted.

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Arbuckle: October 14. Elevation normal, water 73 and stained. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on curly tailed salt and pepper grubs and jigs around brush structure, in the main lake, points and rocks. Crappie and green sunfish fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and in the main lake. White bass good on slabs and spoons at 37-45 ft. along creek channels and in the main lake. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: October 17. Elevation normal, water 63 and clear. Smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits and flukes around brush structure and rocks. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait around brush structure, rocks and deeper pools around eddies. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area. 

Broken BowNeed a Map? -  October 15. Elevation below normal, water 83. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits and plastic baits around brush structure, points and standing timber. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and sunfish in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Durant: September 18. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow on lipless baits and plastic baits around brush structure, channels, in the main lake and standing timber. Crappie slow on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, in the main lake and standing timber. Catfish fair on punch bait and stinkbait around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Michael Ward, park ranger.

EufaulaNeed a Map? - October 15. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass excellent on crankbaits, jerk baits and plastic baits around brush structure, in coves, standing timber and weed beds. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, live shad, shad and stinkbait below the dam, in the main lake and around rocks. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: October 15. Elevation dropping, water clearing. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on jerk baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around points and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait, live shad and worms below the dam, along flats, in the main lake and river channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Jim Gillham, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: October 16. Elevation normal, water 78 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in the main lake, around points, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, live shad and spoons in coves, creek channels, inlet and main lake. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait and shad in coves, creek channels, inlet and riprap. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: October 15. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout fair on PowerBait, small lures and rooster tails along creek channels, shallows and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: October 15. Elevation normal, water 77 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and swim jigs in coves, around points and standing timber. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: August 22. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, flukes, plastic baits, sassy shad and topwater lures around brush structure, creek channels, points, rocks and weed beds. Spotted bass slow on crankbaits, hair jigs and sassy shad along channels, creek channels, the main lake and around points. Channel catfish fair on crawfish, punch bait, shad, shrimp and worms along channels, in coves and docks. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: October 15. Elevation dropping, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around brush structure. Crappie good on minnows around brush structure and points. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait, punch bait and worms along creek channels and in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: October 15. Elevation normal, water stained. Channel catfish fair on shad along flats and in the main lake. Largemouth bass good on shad colored crankbaits and white spinnerbaits along creek channels, rocks and standing timber. Crappie slow on minnows around points, riprap and standing timber. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: October 14. Elevation below normal, water 72. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic baits, rogues, spinnerbaits, topwater lures and tube jigs around brush structure, points, riprap, rocks, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish being caught on cut bait, shad and sunfish along channels, flats, the main lake and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

TexomaNeed a Map? - October 16. Elevation above normal, water 77 and murky. Striped bass good on flukes, hair jigs, shad and topwater lures below the dam, along flats, main lake and points. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, punch bait and shad below the dam, in the main lake, around points, riprap and river mouth. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and standing timber. Report submitted by Cody Jones, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: October 15. Elevation above normal, water 77 and stained. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits along creek channels and in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait in the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, in the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

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Ellsworth: August 27. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 87 and murky. There are three flood gates open. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, punch bait and shad in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Ft. Cobb: October 16. Elevation normal, water low 70s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around points. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: August 27. Elevation rising, water 89 and clear. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait, punch bait and shad along creek channels, the main lake and points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: October 17. Elevation above normal, water 64. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow trolling crankbaits in the main lake. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: October 10. Elevation normal, water 71. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait in the main lake, around points and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.

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