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Updated April 15, 2015 -

Central - See a map of the area -

Arcadia: April 14. Elevation above normal, water 62. White bass good trolling rattletraps along the dam. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs along the dam and riprap. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad and punch bait along the dam. Largemouth bass good on flukes and Alabama rigs at 2-7 ft. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: April 12. Elevation above normal, water 57 and stained. White bass fair on crankbaits in the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along riprap and shorelines. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait along the inlet and the main lake. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and jerk baits along coves and shallows. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: April 14. Elevation below normal, water 56-60 and murky. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on grubs, sassy shad and gay blades at the inlet and riprap. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in black/chartreuse and pink at 6-12 ft. along riprap. Walleye fair on grubs at the inlet and riprap. Channel and blue catfish fair on punch bait, stinkbait and cut bait at the inlet and riprap. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: April 13. Elevation below normal, water murky to muddy. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on crawfish, shrimp, cut bait, chicken liver and plastic jigs on bottom along shorelines, docks and the main lake. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver and cut bait on bottom and on balloons in the main lake and along windy shorelines. Crappie being caught in main part of lake around structure. A variety of fish are being caught in the basin below the dam on many different types of bait. Fishing may have slowed due to the rain but should pick up. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: April 12. Elevation below normal, water 57 and stained. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure and riprap. White bass fair on crankbaits in the main lake. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait in the river channel and the main lake. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and jerk baits along coves and shorelines. Saugeye slow on jigs and plastic baits around points. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: April 13. Elevation below normal. White bass good on Alabama rigs, sassy shad and flukes in the main lake and dam area. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

Northeast - See a map of the area -

Bell Cow: April 12. Elevation below normal, water 62 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows, PowerBait and jigs around docks and rocks. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and tube jigs around rocks and standing timber. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: April 13. Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. around brush structure and at the dam. Striped bass hybrids fair on jigs, sassy shad and spinnerbaits at 3-6 ft. along shorelines. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: April 14. Water 66. Crappie good on white jigs at 15 ft. at the floating dock. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: April 12. Elevation below normal, water 62 and clear. Largemouth bass good on minnows and plastic baits along coves along riprap. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County. 

Copan: April 14. Elevation normal, water 50s and clear. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows and hair jigs at 4-8 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: April 12. Elevation normal, water 62. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure and coves. White bass good on jigs and spoons along the river channel and flats. Largemouth bass good on jigs, spinnerbaits and worms along coves, points and shorelines. Sunfish slow on crickets and worms around docks. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

 

Ft. GibsonNeed a Map? - April 7. Elevation rising, water 51 and stained. White bass excellent on plastic baits, grubs and spoons along the river channel, Chouteau Bend and north along the edges. Crappie excellent on minnows, tube jigs and jerk baits at 1-5 ft. along shorelines and brush structure. Largemouth bass excellent on spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 2-10 ft. along coves and shallows. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad on bottom along the river channel and creek channels; catching shad up the river along banks. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

GrandNeed a Map? - April 6. Elevation above normal, water 58. Paddlefish excellent along the river channel. White bass good on Alabama rigs, small lures and jigs along creek channels and the river channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jigs and rogues along coves and points. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: April 14. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and bill baits in chartreuse along shorelines, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in red, green and yellow at 6-12 ft. around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

HudsonNeed a Map? - April 12. Elevation normal, water 60. Paddlefish good at 10-14 ft. in the river channel and below the dam. White bass good on minnows and small lures at 4-8 ft. below the dam and channels. Largemouth bass good on jerk baits and plastic baits at 4-9 ft. around brush structure and points. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: April 14. Elevation normal, water 50s and clearing. White bass and crappie slow on hair jigs and tube jigs at 2-6 ft. along coves and riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

KawNeed a Map? - April 14. Elevation normal, water 59 and clear. Blue catfish good in the upper end of the lake. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs at 10 ft.; with warmer days they will move to the banks. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: April 14. Elevation normal, water 61. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along shorelines and creek channels. Blue catfish good on cut bait along channels. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: April 12. Elevation normal, water 50 and clear to dingy. Trout good on in-line spinnerbaits, worms and PowerBait below the dam, the spillway, Watts area and deep holes. Work on the dam means low to no water releases in the near future, which is causing cloudy water and warmer temperatures. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

McMurtry: April 6. Elevation normal, water 50s and semi-clear. Saugeye good on sunfish, crankbaits and worms at 10-20 ft. along channels and the main lake. Crappie good on minnows, jigs, worms and tube jigs at 6-12 ft. around docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Jared Avilez.

Oologah: April 12. Elevation above normal, water 60 and clear. White bass good on crankbaits and jigs at 4-8 ft. along the Verdigris River above the lake. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits at 4-8 ft. along rocks. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Perry CCC: April 12. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout good on PowerBait and salmon eggs along shorelines. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

SkiatookNeed a Map? - AApril 13. Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. around brush structure. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on in-line spinnerbaits and lipless baits at 2-10 ft. along windy shorelines. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits at 2-10 ft. along coves. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: Need a Map? - April 12. Elevation normal, water murky. Blue catfish fair on cut bait along channels. Striped bass hybrids and striped bass slow on live shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: April 12. Elevation normal, water 60. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks and shorelines. Largemouth bass good on worms and jigs along coves and points. Walleye slow on crankbaits in the main lake. White bass fair on jigs and crankbaits along the river channel. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: Need a Map? - April 6. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 52-53 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-15 ft. along coves, the main lake and points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around docks and brush and trolling deep running crankbaits at 5-15 ft. in the front of coves and gravel shorelines. Flathead, channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 20-40 ft. along the river channel and flats. Sunfish fair on jigs and worms at 5-15 ft. around docks, the main lake and coves. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.

Webbers Falls: April 14. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 54 and murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and bill baits along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom and drifting. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 4-8 ft. around brush structure and bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Northwest - See a map of the area -

Canton: April 11. Elevation below normal, water 62 and clear. Walleye and white bass slow on jigs and crankbaits at 2-8 ft. along riprap. 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 13. Elevation below normal, water murky. Walleye and white bass good on minnows and jigs along riprap and the discharge. 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 below normal, water 65 and clear in the main lake and 67 and stained up creeks. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on jigs, tube jigs and crankbaits in perch colors at 4-15 ft. along coves, rocks, brush structure and drops in coves. Crappie and white bass fair on jigs, minnows, tube jigs, hair jigs and wiggle-tailed grubs on 1/16 oz. heads at 6-12 ft. along coves, brush structure and weed beds. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: April 15. Elevation above normal, water 60 and murky. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, chicken liver and shrimp at 4-7 ft. along channels, brush structure and rocks. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken BowNeed a Map? - April 12. Elevation above normal, water 62. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits and rogues at 5-10 ft. along flats, weed beds and shorelines. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, worms, sunfish and punch bait at 10-15 ft. along channels, the river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

EufaulaNeed a Map? - April 12. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 60 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits along shallow rocky areas and brush. White bass fair on small spinnerbaits and white colored jigs along creeks with running water. Blue catfish good on fresh shad and worms along shallow flats and areas where creeks and river enter the lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 2-6 ft. around brush and rocky areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County. 

Hugo: April 12. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 54. White bass being caught on crankbaits and jigs along shoals in the upper Kiamichi River. Catfish fair on trotlines baited with shad and good on cut bait, shrimp and shad below the dam. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 6-10 ft. around button brush and at 12-15 ft. below the dam. All other fishing fair. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: April 14. Elevation normal, water 64 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on jerk baits, plastic baits and crankbaits at 4-8 ft. around points, riprap and discharge. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on cut bait, jigs and sassy shad at 4-6 ft. along riprap, creek channels and the discharge. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms, punch bait and cut bait at 6-10 ft. in the discharge and points. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: April 13. Elevation above normal, water 52. Trout excellent on midges and PowerBait along rocks and the spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: April 9. Stocked 2,100 lbs., approximately 1,085 rainbow trout on April 9. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Regional Office.

McGee Creek: April 12. Elevation 2 3/4 ft. below normal, water 62 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs and plastic baits at 5-10 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and rocks. White bass fair on tube jigs and in-line spinnerbaits at 2-6 ft. in the upper end of creeks. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait and worms at 8-15 ft. along flats and standing timber. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: April 12. Elevation below normal, water 61 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass excellent on crawfish, plastic baits and jerk baits at 3-10 ft. around brush structure, rocks and weed beds. Crappie, sunfish and bluegill fair on jigs, tube jigs, minnows and small lures at 2-8 ft. around brush structure, shallows and standing timber. Channel catfish slow on minnows, worms, shrimp and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. around points, river channel and creek channels. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: April 13. Elevation normal, water 59. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits and jigs along coves, shallows and riprap. Crappie good on jigs and tube jigs around brush structure, shallows and points. Channel catfish good on cut bait and hotdogs along channels and the river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robbers Cave: March 10. Stocked 892 lbs., approximately 838 rainbow trout on February 19. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary stationed at ODWC Southeast Regional Office.

Robert S. Kerr: April 12. Elevation normal, water 61-66 and stained. Crappie excellent on minnows at 1-3 ft. along coves and weed beds and excellent after dark at Hawthorn Pits and Big Sans Bois Creek. Largemouth bass good slow rolling spinnerbaits and flipping jigs at 1-4 ft. along shallows and weed beds in muddy water. White bass good on in-line spinnerbaits up the Canadian River when releasing water from Lake Eufaula. Blue and channel catfish fair on live shad and minnows at 2-6 ft. along flats. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County. 

SardisNeed a Map? - April 13. Elevation normal, water 67. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs at 4-6 ft. along weed beds and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait at 13-16 ft. along channels and the main lake. Largemouth and spotted bass good on hair jigs, worms, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-6 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and shorelines. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Latimer and Pushmataha counties.

TexomaNeed a Map? - April 12. Elevation below normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 5-15 ft. around brush structure and creek channels. Striped and white bass good on live bait, slabs and sassy shad at 10-20 ft. in the river channel and the main lake. Channel catfish slow on stinkbait, live bait and worms along creek channels and the main lake. Crappie and sunfish good on minnows, tube jigs and small lures at 5-15 ft. around docks, creek channels and shallows. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: April 12. Elevation normal, water 62. Largemouth and spotted bass good on plastic baits and tube jigs at 2-5 ft. along weed beds. Blue catfish good on cut bait and dough bait at 5-10 ft. along channels. Crappie, bluegill and sunfish good on tube jigs and live bait at 4-6 ft. around standing timber, flats and below the dam. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

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Ellsworth: April 12. Elevation below normal, water murky. Crappie and white bass slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait and punch bait around points and creek channels. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: April 13. Elevation 19 1/2 ft. below normal with gates closed, water high 50s and clear. Striped bass hybrids fair to good on live bait. Walleye fair on live bait. Crappie fair to good on small jigs. Catfish fair on stinkbait. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: April 14. Elevation below normal, water 64. Striped bass hybrids fair on sassy shad in the main lake. Channel and blue catfish fair on shrimp, stinkbait and cut bait along coves, shorelines and points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks and brush structure. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed in Cotton County.

Lawtonka: April 12. Elevation normal, water clear. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait along creek channels and discharge. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: April 13. Elevation below normal, water 55. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on minnows on bottom around points. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, worms and shad on bottom along flats. Crappie and Saugeye slow on minnows and jigs at 5-8 ft. around rocks. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: April 12. Elevation below normal, water 63. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad and stinkbait along shorelines and the main lake. Striped bass hybrids slow on crawfish and minnows along 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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