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Joey Looper caught this 50 pound flathead last week using a live bullhead as bait.

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Brandon Ward and his son caught this nice smallmouth bass on a recent fishing trip.

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First fishing trip for Mack Bullard at Choctaw Creek Park. Photo submitted by Elonda Hamilton to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Facebook page. 

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Arcadia: June 19. Elevation normal, water 81 and clearing. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rig and crankbaits off points and submerged humps. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows on brush structure, rocks, and drop-offs near the north side of the dam. Channel and blue catfish good on shad and shrimp at the dam and off points. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.


Draper: June 18. Elevation rising, water 71 and stained. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows on brush structure, docks and along rocks. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and cut bait in channels and on the main lake. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, coves, and weed beds. The lake is back up to 90% capacity. Report submitted by Tell Judkins, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: May 22. Lake elevation is above average. Water temperature is 70-73 degrees and murky. Walleye good on grubs, lipless baits, live bait and sassy shad off points, rocks and along shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, plastics and spinnerbaits in the shallows. Channel catfish and blue catfish good on punch bait on rocks and along shorelines. Walleye have been biting good in the shallows and off points drifting live bait during the day. Catfish are starting to move shallow.

Overholser: June 19. Elevation above normal, water murky to muddy. Blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, crawfish, cut bait, live bait, shrimp and sunfish at the dam, main lake, off point and along shorelines. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on chicken liver, crawfish, cut bait, minnows, shrimp and worms on the main lake, off points, along riprap and rocks. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows along riprap, rocks and shorelines. Blues catfish being caught by ballooning the bait into the main lake. Hybrid striped bass, white bass and catfish are being caught by fishing on the bottom of the lake. Some hybrid striped bass and crappie are being caught at the docks by jigging around the dock, usually with a chartreuse color or white with a green tail. Sunfish are being caught in the lake shallows usually on worm with a bobber. Carp, buffalo and drum are being caught in the lake and in the spillway using dough bait and worms. A variety of fish are being caught in the spillway using different baits. The heat and weather has been playing a big role in the fishing and it can vary greatly from day to day. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: June 18. Elevation normal, water 71 and cloudy. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at docks and along rocks. Saugeye fair on minnows and plastics along shorelines and ledges. Largemouth bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits and topwater lures on brush structure, in coves and weed beds. Report submitted by Tell Judkins, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: June 20. Elevation normal, water clear. White bass fair on crankbaits and sassy shad in the main lake. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait, punch bait and worms along riprap and shorelines. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.


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Bell Cow: JJune 19. Elevation normal, water 83 and murky. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits and weed beds. Channel catfish slow on stinkbait and worms along riprap and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows around docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: June 19. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 80s and clearing. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs and minnows on brush structure, in coves, at docks, along shorelines and standing timber. Largemouth and striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits, sassy shad, spinnerbaits and spoons in coves, at the dam, in the main lake and along the shore where the wind is blowing into. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on chicken liver, minnows and worms below the dam, discharge, at the docks and along shorelines. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Harper County.

Carl Blackwell: June 20. Elevation below normal, water 78 and murky. Striped bass hybrids slow on flukes, minnows and shad in the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and shorelines. Channel catfish slow on minnows, shrimp and worms around brush structure and shorelines. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: June 19. Elevation normal, water 84 and murky. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, stinkbait and worms along the dam and docks. Crappie slow on minnows around docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: June 17. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water murky. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on chicken liver, shad and worms below the dam and along shorelines. 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: June 18. Elevation normal, water low 70s and stained. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits, flukes, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in coves, off points, rocks and along shorelines. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, shad, sunfish and worms in channels, the dam, discharge, in the main lake, off points and along riprap. Crappie and redear sunfish fair on jigs and minnows on brush structure and in the main lake. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. GibsonNeed a Map? -  June 19. Elevation dropping, water 82 and stained. White bass fair on crankbaits, hair jigs and plastics off flats, in the main lake, off points and trolling. Blue and flathead catfish fair on live shad, shad, sunfish, juglines and rod and reel off flats, in the main lake and river channel. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on plastics, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, docks and in shallows. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.

GrandNeed a Map? - June 19. Elevation normal, water 74 and slightly stained. Crappie fair on jigs and plastic baits below the dam, along brush structure and docks. White bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits and spoons below the dam, around brush structure, creek channels, Elk River and Honey Creek. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad and shrimp along rocks and shallows. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: June 20. Elevation normal, water 74 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk bait, plastics, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in brush structure, channels, coves, creek channels, shallows, along shorelines and in weed beds. Crappie fair on minnows grubs, hair jigs, jigs and tube jigs at 10-12 ft. around brush structure, standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on live shad and sunfish in channels, off flats, in shallows and drift fishing with shad. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

HudsonNeed a Map? -June 18. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 70s muddy. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastics on brush structure, in the main lake and off points. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad below the dam, on flats, in the main lake and river channel. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows below the dam, on brush structure and the docks. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Hulah: June 17. Elevation above normal, water murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish slow on chicken liver, shad, sunfish and worms below the dam and along shorelines. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

KawNeed a Map? - June 12. Elevation dropping, water 75 and stained. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on crawfish, cut bait, punch bait, shad, stinkbait, sunfish and worms below the dam, on flats, in the main lake, riprap, rocks, in shallows and along shorelines. Walleye fair on crankbaits, jigs, live bait, minnows, rogues and sassy shad below the dam. Striped bass, striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rigs, flukes, live bait, live shad, sassy shad, shad and topwater lures. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Keystone: June 20. Elevation above normal, water 77. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits along shorelines. Blue catfish being caught on cut bait below the dam and along the river channel. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois River: June 18. Elevation above normal, water 65 and muddy. Rainbow trout slow on Power Bait below the dam. White bass fair on jigs below the dam, the dam and at the discharge. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, 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: June 18. Elevation 4 ft. above normal and falling, water 70 and murky. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and shad below the dam. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at 10-15 ft. around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish on juglines baited with cut bait and shad at 6-12 ft. along flats. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

SkiatookNeed a Map? - June 19. Elevation above normal, water 80s and clear. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live shad, shad and spoons on the main lake and off points. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: Need a Map? - June 19. Elevation normal, water clear. Saugeye fair on crankbaits and worms in the main lake and along riprap. Striped bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad and slabs in the main lake. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: June 18. Elevation above normal, water low 70s and stained. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, shad and worms in channels, at the dam, in the main lake and off points. White bass fair on jigs and plastics at the discharge and on flats. Crappie good on jigs and minnows on brush structure, the docks and in the main lake. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: Need a Map? - June 18. Elevation above normal, water clearing. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in coves, in the main lake and off points. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on punch bait, shad, stinkbait and worms off flats, in the main lake and off points and on shad or worms drifting flats. Anchor off points in 17-21 ft. with punch baits or stink bait. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson.

Webbers Falls: June 20. Elevation above normal, water 73 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk bait, plastics and spinnerbaits in channels, coves, shallows and along shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs and minnows on bottom below the bridge at Spaniard Creek. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and sunfish in channels, on flats and drift fishing with shad on bottom. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

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Canton: June 19. Elevation above normal, water 80 and clear. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on white crankbaits and slabs in the main lake and spillway. Channel catfish fair on cut bait in the main lake. Report submitted by Blake Pearson, game warden stationed in Kingfisher County.

Foss: June 19. Elevation above normal, water 79 and clear. Striped bass hybrids fair on live bait and hard baits drifting deep water. Walleye fair on live bait. Catfish good on trotlines near the north side of the lake and reserve area. Crappie slow around the fishing dock on the south side of the lake. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Supply: June 20. Elevation normal, water clear. Walleye fair trolling crankbaits in the main lake. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and stinkbait along the dam and around points. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

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

Watonga: No report submitted.

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Arbuckle: June 18. Elevation normal, water 77 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on flukes, jigs, topwater lures and topwater chug bugs in coves, in the main lake and on rocks. Crappie and green sunfish slow on jigs and minnows on brush structure and at docks. White bass good on jigs, lipless baits and spinnerbaits on the main lake, off points and following the shad. Fishing has been slow, early morning is best with topwater baits. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: June 19. Elevation normal, water 72 and clear. Smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits on brush structure, off points and below rifles and obstructions in current. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait on rocks and larger, deeper pools just off of current. Bluegill, green and redear sunfish excellent on crickets, grubs and small lures in the shallows. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken BowNeed a Map? -  June 18. Elevation normal, water 74. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rig and plastic baits on brush structure, off points and standing timber. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, crawfish, cut bait, punch bait and worms on flats, along riprap, rocks and in the shallows. Crappie good on jigs, minnows and tube jigs on brush structure, off points and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Durant: June 13. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, plastics and spinnerbaits on the main lake and standing timber. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, punch bait, shrimp and stinkbait on brush structure and the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows and tube jigs on brush structure, the main lake and standing timber. Report submitted by Michael Ward, Park Ranger.

EufaulaNeed a Map? - June 19. Elevation above normal, water normal and murky. Striped bass, striped bass hybrids and white bass good on live shad and sassy shad below the dam. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait and live shad in the main lake and river channel. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows on standing timber. Report submitted by Terry Springwater, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: June 18. Elevation above normal, water 75. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait and shad below the dam. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, plastics and spinnerbaits in channels, off points and along shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows in creek channels, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: June 13. Elevation normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits, plastic baits and topwater lures along creek channels, the main lake, around points and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on crankbaits and live bait in the main lake. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and cut bait in coves and along riprap. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: June 11. Elevation normal, water clear. Rainbow trout good on midges, powerbait, tube jigs and salmon eggs in creek channels and on flats. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: June 13. Stocked approximately 3,300 rainbow trout on June 7. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast region office

McGee Creek: June 11. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 73 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on plastics and topwater lures aloJune 18. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 75 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on plastics and topwater lures in brush structure, along shorelines and standing timber. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows on brush structure. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: June 13. Elevation normal, water 71 and clear. Smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, flukes, jerk baits, sassy shad and topwater lures around brush structure, the main lake, rocks and weed beds. Channel catfish good on cut bait, shrimp and worms around brush structure, along channels, in coves, riprap and rocks. Bluegill, green sunfish and redear sunfish good on minnows, small lures and worms along rocks, sandbars, shallows and weed beds. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek:June 18. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rig and plastic baits on brush structure and off points. Crappie good on jigs on brush structure, creek channels and standing timber. Channel catfish good on chicken liver in creek channels and on the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: June 11. Elevation normal, water murky. Flathead catfish fair on shad along shallows and rocks and noodling in deeper holes. Crappie slow on minnows below the dam and along creek channels. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: June 16. Elevation above normal, water 77 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits, plastic baits, sassy shad, topwater lures and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels, flats, points, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live bait, shad and sunfish along channels, the main lake, riprap, rocks and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and tube jigs around brush structure, rocks and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

TexomaNeed a Map? - June 20. Elevation normal, water murky. Striped and white bass good on flukes, hair jigs, shad and topwater lures in coves, around points and riprap. Blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, jigs and shad below the dam, in the main lake, around points and the river channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and standing timber. Report submitted by Cody Jones, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: June 18. Elevation dropping, water 83 and stained. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and spinnerbaits in channels and along shorelines. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait on the main lake. Crappie fair on jigs on brush structure and the main lake. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

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Ellsworth: June 18. Elevation normal, water murky. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait, punch bait and shad in the main lake, on points and rocks. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at 12-20 ft. in brush structure. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Ft. Cobb: June 19. Elevation normal, water 78 and murky. Blue and channel catfish good on crawfish, cut bait, shad, shrimp and worms along riprap and rocks. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, small lures and tube jigs on brush structure and at docks. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rig, in-line spinnerbaits, sassy shad and topwater lures along riprap and in the shallows. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lawtonka: June 18. Elevation normal, water clear. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait, punch bait and shad on flats and points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Medicine Creek: October 25. Trout stocking has been delayed due to warmer-than-normal water temperatures.

Tom Steed:June 21. Elevation normal, water 74. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait and shad in the main lake and along rocks. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: June 20. Elevation normal, water 80s. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, shad and stinkbait in the main lake, along riprap and shorelines. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.


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