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Arcadia: April 12. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 2-5 ft. along riprap and the north end of the dam. Bass fair to good on soft plastic baits and square bill bits at 3-5 ft. along points and coves. Channel and blue catfish fair on punch bait and cut shad near rocky points and near the draw down on the dam. White bass good on crankbaits and in-line spinnerbaits near boat ramps and along the dam. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: April 10. Elevation below normal, water 58 and stained. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County. 

Hefner: April 11. Elevation above normal, water 62-64 and clear. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on minnows and lipless baits around points and in the main lake. Crappie fair on jigs and plastic baits around docks and along shorelines. Walleye fair on grubs and live bait around docks and along riprap. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic baits along shorelines. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: April 12. Elevation rising, water murky to muddy. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on crawfish, cut bait and jigs in the main lake, around points and along shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, chicken liver and live bait in the main lake, around points and along shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around docks and brush structure.  Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: April 10. Elevation below normal, water 58 and stained. Crappie and white bass slow on minnows and jigs around docks and shorelines. Saugeye slow on crankbaits and plastic baits around points. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County

Wes Watkins: April 11. Elevation normal, water 64 and clear. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Largemouth bass slow on lipless baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and along shorelines. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

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Bell Cow: April 10. Elevation normal, water 60 and muddy. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and plastic baits along shorelines and riprap. Crappie fair on minnows around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: April 12. Elevation normal, water low 60s and murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs along shorelines. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: April 11. Elevation normal, water 60 and murky. Saugeye and striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits along shallows. Crappie on minnows and jigs around the floating dock. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.
 
Chandler: April 10. Elevation normal, water 61 and murky. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits along shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows around docks and along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
 
Copan: April 12. Elevation normal, water 60s and clear. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. along channels, docks and coves. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: April 10. Elevation normal, water 62. Largemouth bass good on jigs and plastic baits along cove and points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 2-5 ft. around brush structure, docks, standing timber and under the Highway 59 Bridge. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along flats and shallows. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. GibsonNeed a Map? -   April 11. Elevation above normal, water 61 and stained. Crappie fair on tube jigs and hair jigs at 2-5 ft. in and around Taylor's Ferry area, along riprap, brush structure and docks. White bass fair on live shad and sassy shad on bottom along the river channel. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits around brush structure and coves. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Ft. Gibson.

GrandNeed a Map? -  April 11. Elevation normal, water 51 and stained. Crappie excellent on 1-2 inch GoGo minnows around docks and coves. White bass fair on bendable minnows at the river mouth and Elk River. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and cut shad at 5-10 ft. in the main lake. Paddlefish good in the Neosho River. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.


Greenleaf: April 11. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and bill baits along creek channels and around brush structure. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-6 ft. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

HudsonNeed a Map? -April 11. Elevation normal, water 60. Paddlefish fair at 13-30 ft. below the dam and along the river channel. White bass good on crankbaits, small lures and sassy shad at 7-12 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and creek channels. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and grubs at 5-9 ft. around brush structure, shorelines and creek channels. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.


Hulah: April 12. Elevation normal, water 60s and clear. Crappie and white bass slow on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. around brush structure, creek channels and coves. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County

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April 11. Elevation below normal, water 58 and clear. Paddlefish slow below the dam. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 2-8 ft. around brush structure, shorelines and rocks; the spawn is on, fish are shallower in the evenings when water is warmest. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow on in-line spinnerbaits, spoons and sassy shad along creek channels and the river channel; fish are currently under bridges but should move to the creeks to spawn with the recent rains. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad along flats, the river channel and along shorelines. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: April 12. Elevation normal, water 61. Blue catfish good on cut bait along channels. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.
 
Lower Illinois: April 10. Elevation normal, water 55 and murky. Trout good on white PowerBait and in-line spinnerbaits below the dam and Watts area. Report submitted by Jerry Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.


McMurtry: October 12. Elevation normal, water 70 and semi-clear. White bass good on minnows at 4-10 ft. around points, brush structure and the main lake. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Jared Avilez.

Oologah:  April 10. Elevation normal, water 60 and murky. White bass fair on jigs and crankbaits at 4-8 ft. in the Verdigris River above the lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. along standing timber and brush structure. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits at 4-8 ft. around points. Blue catfish good on cut bait, worms and shad on bottom below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Perry CCC: March 21. Elevation below normal, water murky. Trout fair on PowerBait, small lures and salmon eggs along shorelines. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

SkiatookNeed a Map? - April 12. Elevation above normal, water upper 50s and muddy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around brush structure. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow on jigs and in-line spinnerbaits at 2-6 ft. along creek channels. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: Need a Map? - April 11. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass hybrids and striped bass fair on live shad, slabs and topwater lures in the main lake. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.


Spavinaw: April 10. Elevation normal, water 62 and stained. Largemouth bass good on jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits along shallows and coves. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and standing timber. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along flats and riprap. Walleye slow on crankbaits and jigs along riprap and flats. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: Need a Map? - April 11. Elevation above normal, water 58-60 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush structure, points and coves. White bass good trolling crankbaits in the upper end of the lake and on spoons, in-line spinnerbaits and hair jigs at 5-15 ft. in the river and around points. Crappie good trolling crankbaits mid-lake to the upper end and on tube jigs, minnows and hair jigs at 5-20 ft. around docks and brush structure. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair juglines and flip-flops baited with cut bait, minnows and sunfish along flats and in the main lake. Bluegill good on worms, tube jigs and hair jigs at 3-15 ft. around docks, along shorelines and gravel banks in coves. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson.

 
Webbers Falls: April 11. Elevation 1 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along creek channels, brush structure and riprap. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and shorelines. Catfish fair on fresh cut shad on bottom. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

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Canton:April 9. Elevation 1 ft. below normal. Crappie fair on jigs at 3-8 ft. along riprap. White bass excellent on jigs and crankbaits at 2-10 ft. in the main lake and in the river above the lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Carl Etling: No report submitted.

Foss:  March 30. Elevation 19 1/2 ft. below normal with gates closed, water mid 50s and clear. The main boat ramp is open. Striped bass hybrids fair to good on live bait. Walleye fair on worms. Catfish fair on Danny King stinkbait. Crappie slow to fair on Bobby Garland jigs. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Supply: April 12. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie slow on minnows along riprap and shallows. All fishing slow. 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.

Southeast - See a map of the area -

Arbuckle:  April 11. Elevation normal, water 67 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on jigs, tube jigs and flukes at 4-6 ft. along coves, rocks, brush structure and spawning beds. Crappie and sunfish good on minnows, jigs, tube jigs and spoons at 6-16 ft. along coves, brush structure and rocks. White bass good on hair jigs, spoons, minnows and jigs in the main lake, along creek channels and coves. Report submitted by Jack Melton. 

Blue River: April 12. Elevation normal, water 59 and murky. Trout good on PowerBait, spoons and woolly buggers near bottom along channels, sandbars and in faster riffles and current. Spotted, smallmouth and largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spoons and plastic baits at 1-4 ft. around brush structure and rocks. Fishing should improve once water clarity improves. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, stinkbait and punch bait near bottom around brush structure, rocks and deeper pools just off of current. Sunfish and bluegill good on small lures, spinnerbaits and jigs at 1-2 ft. along shallows, sandbars and brush structure. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken BowNeed a Map? - April 10. Elevation normal, water 61. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on plastic baits, crankbaits and rogues at 5-10 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and rocks. White bass good on jigs, in-line spinnerbaits and grubs at 3-5 ft. along creek channels, the river mouth and river channel. Channel, flathead and blue catfish good on live bait, worms and sunfish at 15-20 ft. along channels and the river mouth. Crappie good on minnows tube jigs and jigs at 3-4 ft. along flats and shallows. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

EufaulaNeed a Map? - April 10. Elevation normal, water clearing. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits along weed beds, standing timber and points. Crappie and white bass good on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks, creek channels and below the dam. Blue catfish good on live shad and cut bait below the dam, in the main lake and around points. Striped bass fair on hair jigs and live shad below the dam. Report submitted by Cody Jones, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: April 10. Elevation normal, water 60. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 2-10 ft. around brush structure and shallows. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits and flukes at 5-10 ft. along creek channels and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait at 5-15 ft. below the dam and along the river channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
 
Konawa: April 10. Elevation normal, water 63 and clear. Largemouth bass good on jerk baits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 4-8 ft. along coves, weed beds and shallows. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms, stinkbait and punch bait at 6-12 ft. along creek channels, riprap and discharge. White bass good on crankbaits, spoons, tube jigs and shad in the discharge. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
 
Lower Mountain Fork: April 10. Elevation normal, water 64 and clear. Trout good on PowerBait along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County. 

Lower Mountain Fork: April 12. Stocked approximately 2,100 rainbow trout on April 7. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Regional Office.


McGee Creek: April 10. Elevation normal, water 61 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits at 6-12 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 12-20 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County. 

Murray: April 12. Elevation above normal, water 62 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, jerk baits and plastic baits at 3-12 ft. along shallows, weed beds and rocks. White bass fair on minnows, jigs, crankbaits and sassy shad at 4-15 ft. along channels, coves and points. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and tube jigs at 4-8 ft. around docks, brush structure and standing timber. Walleye slow on crawfish, jigs and sassy shad at 5-15 ft. along spillway and rocks. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: April 10. Elevation below normal, water 62 and clear. Crappie slow on jigs, tube jigs and spinnerbaits along brush structure, shallows and shorelines. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and plastic baits along creek channels, the river channel and points. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and worms along channels and in the main lake. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and worms along channels and in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robber's Cave State Park: March 3. Stocked 996 rainbow trout on February 25. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Regional Office. 

Robert S. Kerr: April 10. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on spinnerbaits, Alabama rigs and flukes along shallows, coves and points. Carp good on minnows and jigs along shallows and the inlet. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, shad and dough bait along flats, the river channel and points. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County. 

SardisNeed a Map? - April 6. Elevation above normal, water 59. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, spinnerbaits and in-line spinnerbaits at 4-6 ft. around brush structure, shallows and coves. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-6 ft. around brush structure and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait at 10-14 ft. along channels. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

TexomaNeed a Map? - April 10. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 62 and mostly clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 5-20 ft. along creek channels, shorelines and riprap. Striped and white bass good on live shad, sassy shad and ghost minnows at 10-20 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and coves. Channel and blue catfish good on stinkbait, live bait and ghost minnows at 5-20 ft. below the dam, along riprap and around active cleaning stations. Crappie, sunfish and white bass good on small lures, minnows and tube jigs at 5-15 ft. around docks, shallows and brush structure. Paddlefish good at 10-20 ft. below the dam while generating. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County

Wister: April 10. Elevation normal, water 61 and murky. Largemouth bass good on bill baits and chartreuse in-line spinnerbaits. Crappie good on minnows and jigs silver/pearl and orange/chartreuse at 2-4 ft. around brush structure and flats. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County. 

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Ellsworth: April 11. Elevation normal, water stained. Crappie fair on tube jigs, spinnerbaits and jigs along shallows and riprap. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad and cut bait in the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by James Edwards, game warden stationed in Caddo County.
 
Foss: April 11. Elevation 4 1/2 ft. below normal, water mid-50s. Crappie fair on Bobby Garland jig heads around the fishing dock. Walleye fair on worms near the rocks on the dam. Striped bass hybrids fair on live bait while drifting in deep water. Catfish slow to fair on stinkbait. White bass fair on river. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: April 11. Elevation normal, water 60. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and in the main lake. Striped bass hybrids fair on crawfish and shrimp around points and in the main lake. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: April 11. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie fair on jigs, tube jigs and spinnerbaits along shallows and riprap. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and sassy shad around brush structure, shallows and docks. Report submitted by James Edwards, game warden stationed in Caddo County.
 
Tom Steed: April 11. Elevation normal, water 59. Crappie, white bass and saugeye slow on minnows and jigs at 4-8 ft. around rocks, along shorelines and brush structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait on bottom along flats and around points. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: April 11. Elevation normal, water 54. Blue catfish fair on cut bait along shorelines and the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Striped bass hybrids fair on flukes along shorelines. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.

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