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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: November 14. Elevation above normal, water 63 and clear. Crappie good on jigs and minnows along the dam and docks. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on grubs, jigs and minnows. Walleye fair on grubs, jigs and lipless baits along the dam and rocks. 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? - November 14. Elevation normal, water 57 and clear. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs at 15-20 ft. around brush structure, docks and in the main lake. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on goldfish and live shad at 25 ft. along flats, in the main lake and river channel. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits and plastic baits around docks 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: November 14. Elevation normal, water clear. Blue catfish slow on cut bait below the dam. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: November 12. Elevation normal, water slightly stained. Trout fair on in-line spinnerbaits, midges, nymphs, PowerBait and worms below the dam, along creek channels, the river channel, rocks and tailwater. Regular trout stocking has resumed. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

McMurtry: October 23. Elevation normal, water 66 and murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, plastic baits, sassy shad, spinnerbaits and worms around brush structure, in coves, docks, points, rocks, standing timber and weed beds. Saugeye and white bass fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, minnows, sassy shad, spinnerbaits, spoons and worms around brush structure, creek channels, the dam, main lake, points, riprap, rocks, sandbars, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie and bluegill good on grubs, in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, minnows, nymphs, plastic baits, tube jigs and worms around brush structure, docks, rocks and standing timber. Catfish being caught on chicken liver, frozen shad, minnows and dough bait. Report submitted by Dustin Lamoreaux, Park Manager.

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.

Perry CCC: November 14. Elevation normal, water cloudy. Trout good on small lures, super dupers, PowerBait and salmon eggs along shorelines. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble 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 24. Elevation dropping, water murky. Striped bass hybrids and striped bass good on live shad and slabs in the discharge and main lake. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait along channels. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game wardens 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 22. Elevation below normal, water 72 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around docks, in the main lake and points. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around docks. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits and spoons in the main lake, points and windy banks late evening. 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: November 11. Elevation below normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on shad and stinkbait along the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: November 14. Elevation normal, water clear. White bass slow on jigs along the dam. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

Foss: November 6. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water lower 60s. Striped bass hybrids fair on slabs and spinnerbaits. White bass fair on live bait. Walleye slow to fair on live bait. Catfish slow on stinkbait. 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: November 11. Elevation below normal, water 63 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and curly tailed grubs in salt and pepper along creek channels, points and rocks. White bass and crappie slow on jigs, slabs and spoons at 27-45 ft. along drop-offs in mid-lake and along creek channels. Crappie and green sunfish being caught on minnows and jigs around brush structure, creek channels and docks. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: November 14. Elevation normal, water 60 and clear. Trout good on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, midges, nymphs, PowerBait and spoons along flats, below rifles and obstructions in current in deeper water. Stocked approximately 2,400 rainbow trout on November 11. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken BowNeed a Map? -  November 12. Elevation below normal, water 77. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, jerk baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and standing timber. 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? - November 12. Elevation dropping, water murky. White bass excellent on jigs and plastic baits below the dam, along the dam and discharge. Crappie good on jigs around docks and in the main lake. Blue and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, live bait, live shad and stinkbait in the main lake. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: November 12. Elevation below normal, water 68 and stained. Largemouth, spotted and white bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, lipless baits and spinnerbaits along creek channels, points and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on crawfish, cut bait, live shad, sunfish and worms below the dam, in the main lake and river channel. Crappie fair on minnows, hair jigs and jigs around brush structure, the main lake, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Jim Gillham, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: November 13. Elevation normal, water 62 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits in the main lake, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, live shad and spoons in coves, the inlet, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and dough bait in coves, creek channels, inlet and riprap. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: November 12. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout fair on tube jigs and worms along creek channels and shallows. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: November 12. Elevation below normal, water 68 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on jerk baits, plastic baits and tube jigs along creek channels, points and standing timber. Channel and flathead catfish slow on chicken liver, sunfish and worms along creek channels and river channel. 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:November 12. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits and sassy shad around points and rock overhangs and bluffs. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure and points. Channel catfish good on cut bait, shad and stinkbait in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robber’s Cave: November 2. Stocked approximately 660 rainbow trout on November 2. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast region office.

Robert S. Kerr: November 12. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie excellent on minnows and pink and green jigs in coves, creek channels and standing timber. Largemouth bass good on jerk baits and jigs in the main lake, around points and rocks. Channel catfish slow on juglines baited with live shad along flats and in the main lake. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: November 13. Elevation below normal, water 67. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and tube jigs around brush structure, points, rocks, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live shad, shad and sunfish along flats, in the main lake and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, points, along shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

TexomaNeed a Map? - November 13. Elevation normal, water 70 and clear. Striped bass good on Alabama rigs, flukes, live shad, plastic baits and topwater lures along flats, the main lake and around points. White bass good on chicken liver, cut 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: November 13. Elevation above normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around brush structure. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Blue catfish good on shad and stinkbait in the main lake, river channel and around standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, 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 23. Elevation normal, water low 70s and murky. Largemouth and smallmouth bass slow on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, plastic baits and PowerBait around brush structure, the main lake and points. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait along shorelines. 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: November 14. Elevation normal, water 50. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow on minnows around points. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: November 13. Elevation normal, water 70. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait in the main lake and 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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