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Central - See a map of the area -

Arcadia: May 9. Elevation normal, water 69 and murky. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits at 2-6 ft. around standing timber and submerged points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs from the fishing docks. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut shad and punch bait in the river channel at Memorial Road. White bass fair on crankbaits along the dam. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: May 8. Elevation below normal, water 64 and stained. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks and shorelines. White bass fair on minnows and jigs at the inlet. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad at the inlet. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County. 

Hefner: May 9. Elevation normal, water 69 and murky. Crappie, bluegill and sunfish good on minnows and jigs at 2-6 ft. along coves, docks and riprap. Walleye, white bass and striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits, worms, minnows and grubs along channels, sandbar and riprap. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on crawfish, stinkbait, live bait and dough bait along channels, riprap and the river channel. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: May 9. Elevation normal, water murky to muddy. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on crawfish, cut bait and jigs on bottom along shorelines, riprap and points. Blue and channel catfish fair on live bait, cut bait and chicken liver ballooning at various depths in the main lake, along channels and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and shorelines. Carp fair on dough bait and worms along the discharge and channels. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: May 8. Elevation above normal, water 64 and stained. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks and shorelines. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait, shad and shrimp along the river channel and flats. Saugeye fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around points and rocks. The minimum length limit for saugeye on Lake Thunderbird is still 18-inches; any saugeye under 18-inches must be immediately returned to the water. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County

Wes Watkins: May 10. Elevation above normal, water 66. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait and worms at 10-12 ft. along channels and points. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs along shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

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Bell Cow: May 9. Elevation above normal, water 69 and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks and riprap. White bass fair on jigs and small rattletraps along riprap and points. Largemouth bass good on jigs, spinnerbaits, plastic baits and small lures along coves and weed beds. Channel catfish slow on worms and shad along docks and shorelines. Flathead catfish slow on sunfish along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: May 9. Elevation normal, water 68 and murky. Flathead catfish slow on live shad along creek channels. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic baits around standing timber and points. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Carl Blackwell: May 8. Elevation below normal, water 72 and murky. White bass fair on minnows near the surface along shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs in white/gray near bottom along shorelines. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: May 9. Elevation above normal, water 70 and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks and shorelines. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits along coves and weed beds. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, worms and shad along shorelines. Flathead catfish slow on sunfish along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
 
Copan: May 8. Elevation normal, water 60s and clearing. Crappie good on minnows and tube jigs at 3-6 ft. along creek channels, shorelines and docks. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
 
Eucha: May 8. Elevation normal, water 60s. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and jigs along coves and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 1-10 ft. around docks, brush structure and under the Hwy 59 Bridge. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along flats and shallows. Bluegill fair on crickets around docks, shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. GibsonNeed a Map? -  May 8. Elevation normal, water 70 and murky. Paddlefish excellent along the river channel and tailwater. Crappie excellent on minnows, tube jigs and hair jigs at 1 ft. around brush structure and shorelines. Crappie are spawning along banks early and late. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and Biffle Bugs around brush structure and riprap. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Ft. Gibson.

GrandNeed a Map? - May 9. Elevation above normal, water 70 and slightly stained. Crappie good on GoGo minnows and Crappie Kickers around docks and along shorelines. White bass good on GoGo minnows and shad at the mouth of Elk River. Blue and channel catfish good on shad at 5 ft. in mid to upper lake. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: May 10. Elevation normal, water clear. Park may be closed due to storm damage. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along shorelines, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

HudsonNeed a Map? - May 9. Elevation normal, water 68 and murky. Paddlefish fair at 8-15 ft. below the dam and along the river channel. Crappie good on grubs, tube jigs and minnows at 4-9 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and shorelines. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, worms and shad at 6-10 ft. along shorelines, below the dam and along riprap. Largemouth bass good on bill baits, topwater lures, spinnerbaits and jerk baits at 5-8 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and shorelines. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: May 8. Elevation normal, water 60s and clearing. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. around brush structure, creek channels and shorelines. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

KawNeed a Map? - May 10. Elevation above normal, water 68 and stained. Paddlefish excellent below the dam. Flathead catfish excellent on goldfish, sunfish, shad and live bait below the dam and along the river channel. Blue and channel catfish fair on crawfish, worms, shad and cut bait at 2-6 ft. along flats, the river mouth and in the main lake. Striped bass, striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on sassy shad, topwater lures and live shad below the dam. Crappie good on minnows, tube jigs and jigs at 1-4 ft. along shorelines, shallows and rocks. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: May 10. Elevation above normal, water muddy. Blue catfish fair on cut bait below the dam. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits along shorelines. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois:May 8. Elevation above normal, water 55-60 and dirty. Trout slow on PowerBait and small lures below the dam. High lake levels have led to increased water releases, which has made the water muddy and high causing fishing to be very slow. 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.
 
Oologah: May 8. Elevation above normal, water 68 and murky. Blue catfish excellent on shad and cut bait on bottom below the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-8 ft. around standing timber and brush structure. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits at 3-6 ft. around rocks. White bass fair on jigs at 3-6 ft. 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? - May 9. Elevation above normal, water lower 70s and clear. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live shad at 10-20 ft. in the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-12 ft. around brush structure. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits at 2-6 ft. along coves. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: Need a Map? - May 9. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass and striped bass hybrids slow on live shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: May 8. Elevation normal, water 60s. Largemouth bass good on jigs, crankbaits and worms along coves, shallows and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 1-5 ft. around brush structure, docks and above the dam. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along flats, shallows and riprap. White bass fair on crankbaits and shad along creek channels. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: Need a Map? - May 9. Elevation 2 ft. above normal and falling, water 65 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits, crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 3-15 ft. around points, shorelines and docks; bass are moving out to post spawn depths. White bass good on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits and hair jigs at 5-15 ft. in the main lake, around points and coves. Crappie good on crankbaits, minnows and jigs at 3-15 ft. around docks, brush structure and shorelines; moving out deeper. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, worms, shrimp and stinkbait at 5-40 ft. along flats, in the main lake and along shorelines; catfish are spawning. Bluegill fair on worm-tipped jigs and hair jigs at 3-10 ft. around docks and coves. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson.

Webbers Falls: May 10. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits and chartreuse spinnerbaits along creek channels, riprap and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-8 ft. around bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

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Canton: May 7. Elevation normal, water 67 and clear. White bass good on crankbaits and jigs at 5-15 ft. in the main lake and along riprap. Walleye fair on jigs and lipless baits at 3-8 ft. along shallows. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Carl Etling: No report submitted.

Foss: May 10. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 68. Striped bass hybrids fair drifting live bait. Walleye good on rocks with worms. Crappie fair on jigs near marina. Catfish good on trotlines. 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: May 7. Elevation dropping, water 70 and clear to muddy in the upper channels. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, lipless baits, spinnerbaits and worms at 3-12 ft. around brush structure, rocks, shorelines and bluffs. Crappie, bluegill and sunfish at 22-35 ft. around brush structure, docks, weed beds and drop-offs near channels. White bass good on live bait, spoons, slabs and small lures at 33 ft. around points, the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: May 10. Elevation above normal, water 67 and murky. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, chicken liver and punch bait at 3-6 ft. along channels, brush structure and rocks. Flathead catfish fair on sunfish, live bait and worms at 2-6 ft. along channels, brush structure and sandbar. All other fishing slow due to water conditions. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area. 

Broken BowNeed a Map? -  May 8. Elevation above normal, water 67. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on flukes and spinnerbaits at 5-10 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and standing timber. Walleye good on worms at 35-40 ft. along rocks and points. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, worms, punch bait and cut bait at 10-15 ft. along channels and river mouth. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

EufaulaNeed a Map? - May 8. Elevation normal, water muddy. White bass good on Alabama rigs, jigs and grubs below the dam, along riprap and coves. Striped bass fair on hair jigs, flukes and shad below the dam. Blue catfish excellent on jigs and shad below the dam, along coves and riprap. Flathead catfish fair on live shad and sunfish below the dam and in the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks, coves, brush structure and bridges. Report submitted by Cody Jones, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: May 8. Elevation above normal, water 66. Crappie fair on minnows at 10-20 ft. along creek channels and the river channel. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 5-15 ft. around brush structure and creek channels. Blue catfish good on shad at 5 ft. to the bottom below the dam. Flathead and blue catfish good on sunfish, live shad and sassy shad at 15 ft. to the bottom below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
 
Konawa: May 8. Elevation normal, water 65 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits, sassy shad and jerk baits at 2-6 ft. along coves, weed beds and shallows. Channel catfish good on hotdogs, stinkbait, punch bait and worms at 4-8 ft. along riprap, points and channels. White bass fair on crankbaits, worms, shad and slabs at 6-12 ft. along the discharge and points. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
 
Lower Mountain Fork: May 9. Elevation above normal, water 63. Trout fair on PowerBait along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County. 

Lower Mountain Fork: May 6. Stocked approximately 1,970 rainbow trout on May 5. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Regional Office. 


McGee Creek: May 8. Elevation 2 1/4 ft. above normal, water 67 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows at 8-20 ft. around brush structure. Largemouth and spotted bass good on minnows, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 2-10 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and rocks. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County. 

Murray: May 9. Elevation above normal, water 65 and stained. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on flukes at 3-12 ft. along rocks, weed beds and shallows. White bass fair on minnows, jigs, sassy shad and crankbaits at 4-12 ft. along coves, creek channels and channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-10 ft. around brush structure, docks and standing timber. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad, worms and punch bait at 5-15 ft. along riprap, the river channel and rocks. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: May 9. Elevation below normal, water 69 and murky. Crappie good on minnows around brush structure. Channel catfish excellent on chicken liver and worms below the dam and along the river channel. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits around points. 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: May 8. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs along shorelines, shallows and coves. Largemouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits and plastic baits along coves, points and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad, stinkbait and live bait along flats, river channel and the inlet. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County. 

SardisNeed a Map? - May 8. Elevation above normal, water 69. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-12 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-14 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 14-16 ft. along channels, shorelines and in the main lake. White bass slow on hair jigs and in-line spinnerbaits at 4-10 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

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May 9. Elevation above normal, water 68 and muddy. Lots of debris in the water and most ramps are closed. Striped bass and white bass slow on shad along creek channels. Blue and channel catfish excellent on trotlines, juglines and rod-and-reel baited with shad along creek channels, tailwater and river channel. Crappie slow on minnows and tube jigs at 3-5 ft. along creek channels, shallows and brush structure. Report submitted by Bob Wingo, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
 
Wister: May 9. Elevation above normal, water 70 and murky. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits and plastic baits in assorted colors at 4-10 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and points. Crappie excellent on minnows, jigs and Timmy Tom jig head/BoneHead brush gliders in assorted colors at 2-6 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Flathead catfish good on live sunfish at 8-14 ft. along channels. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County. 

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Ellsworth: May 9. Elevation above normal, water 67. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure, rocks and docks. Flathead and blue catfish fair on chicken liver, stinkbait and shrimp along creek channels and in the main lake. Report submitted by Michael Zimmerman, game warden stationed in Grady County.

Foss: May 1. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water high 60s and clear. Walleye good on worms near rocks along the dam. Crappie fair on jigs around fishing docks. Striped bass hybrids fair on live bait drifting in deep water. Catfish fair on stinkbait and cut bait. White bass fair in the river. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

 
Ft. Cobb: May 9. Elevation normal, water 68. Saugeye good on jigs and worms in the main lake and along rocks. Crappie good on jigs and small lures around docks, shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed in Caddo County.
 
Lawtonka: May 9. Elevation above normal, water 68. Crappie good on worms and jigs around brush structure and docks. Smallmouth and largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and lipless baits along coves, riprap and points. Blue and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, sunfish and live bait in the main lake. Report submitted by Michael Zimmerman, game warden stationed in Grady County.
 
Tom Steed: May 10. Elevation above normal, water 62. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait at 4-8 ft. around rocks and points. White bass and saugeye good on minnows, sassy shad and jigs at 3-6 ft. along rocks and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows along rocks. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: May 9. Elevation normal, water 60s. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, stinkbait and shrimp in the main lake and along shorelines. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.

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