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Isaiah Powers recently caught his very first fish at Zoo Lake in Oklahoma City.

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Harper enjoyed a little farm pond fishing in Canadian County this past weekend.

 

 

 

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Hannah Sloan caught this 5.7 pound largemouth bass on a white spinnerbait fishing Lake Keystone on the evening of July 5.

 

 

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Kyle Haught caught this nice bass on a recent fishing trip with his grandpa andbrother at Heyburn Lake.

 

 

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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: July 31. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and punch bait along shorelines and riprap. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and topwater lures off shorelines and riprap. Largemouth bass good early in the morning on topwater baits and crankbaits. White bass and striped bass hybrids schooling at times and being caught on the main lake on small lipless baits and shallow running crankbaits. Report submitted by Luck Lure Tackle.

Overholser: August 7. Elevation normal, water murky to muddy. Blue, channel and flathead catfish slow on cut bait, live bait and worms below the dam, in the main lake and along riprap. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow on chicken liver, crawfish, cut bait, jigs and shrimp below the dam, in the main lake and along shorelines. Bluegill, green and redear sunfish on jigs and worms along riprap, in shallows and along shorelines. Fishing has been slow most days but there have been some days where the fishing is better. Fish are being caught in the main lake and the discharge area too. Carp, buffalo and drum are fair in the discharge area mainly on dough bait but some are being caught on worms and other bait too. 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: August 8. Elevation below normal, water clear. Channel and blue catfish good on chicken liver, punch bait and worms in creek channels and creek mouths. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.


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Bell Cow: July 24. Elevation normal, water 87 and murky. Channel catfish fair on hotdogs along riprap and shorelines. Crappie and white bass slow on minnows and jigs around docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch:August 4. Elevation normal, water 80s and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on bill baits, shad, spinnerbaits and spoons in main lake, dam and in coves. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver, minnows and worms in channels, coves, around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: August 8. Elevation below normal, water 80 and murky. Crappie good on jigs, minnows, chartreuse/black, blue/pink and chartreuse/white colored jigs at docks and crappie dock. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow on flukes, jigs, minnows, plastics, punch bait, spinnerbaits and spoons at docks and along shorelines. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, goldfish, minnows and worms in brush structure, in the main lake, along shorelines and in weed beds. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: July 24. Elevation normal, water 88 and murky. Flathead catfish slow on sunfish along shorelines at night. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, punch bait, stinkbait and worms along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: August 6. Elevation below normal, water murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish slow on live shad, live bait and worms below the dam, riprap and 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: 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? - August 8. Elevation above normal, water 79 and clear. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on live shad and shad in the main lake, in river channel and drift fishing and juglines in the Chouteau Bend area. White bass fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbait and small lures in the main lake. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastics in channels, docks and shallows. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in 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: August 7. Elevation normal, water 75 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerkbaits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, in coves, creek channels, off flats, along shorelines and standing timber. Crappie fair on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs on brush structure, standing timber and at 12 ft. of water along brush structure. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on live shad, shad and sunfish in creek channels, off flats, in the main lake, in river channels and shallows. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

HudsonNeed a Map? -August 6. Elevation normal, water 80s and muddy. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastics and topwater lures in coves, main lake and off points. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad below the dam and off flats. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows in brush structures, docks and bridge pillars. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: August 6. Elevation below normal, water murky. Blue, flathead and channel catfish slow on chicken liver, live shad and worms below the dam, along riprap and shorelines. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

KawNeed a Map? -August 8. Elevation rising, water 81 and clear. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and worms in the river mouth. White bass good on crankbaits, jigs, spoons and topwater lures along sand beaches. Crappie good on minnows and tube jigs along riprap and standing timber. Fishing for catfish is good on the upper portion of Kaw any where there is flowing water. Noodling is slowing down. Bow fishing has been very good at night. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Keystone: August 8. Elevation normal, water 85. Blue catfish fair on cut bait below the dam. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois River: August 6. Elevation normal, water 64 and stained. Rainbow trout fair on PowerBait, midges, nymphs and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Jerry Henry, 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: 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.

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? - August 7. Elevation above normal, water 80s and dirty. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows in brush structures, docks and standing timber. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live shad and spoons at 20-30 ft. on the main lake. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: Need a Map? - August 8. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass, striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live shad and slabs in the main lake. Saugeye slow on crankbaits along riprap. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden 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? - August 6. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structures, points and main lake. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, minnows, punch bait, stinkbait and worms along flats, main lake and points. Bluegill, green and redear sunfish biting on worms around brush structures and docks. For catfish, drift flats at 10-20 ft. deep. Also anchor on points of coves in 17-21 ft. of water. For bass fish deep brush. Also early and late fish topwater. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson.

Webbers Falls: August 7. Elevation normal, water 75 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbait, jerk bait, plastics and spinnerbaits on brush structure, in creek channels, off riprap, along shorelines and standing timber. Crappie fair on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs on brush structure, in coves, creek channels, standing timber and below brides on bottom with minnows. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on live shad, shad and sunfish in channels, in the main lake, river channels, in shallows and drift fishing with fresh shad. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

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Canton:August 5. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. White bass, striped bass and striped bass hybrids good on shad and slabs in main lake. Walleye good on slabs in make lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: August 7. Elevation below normal, water murky. Channel catfish slow on cut bait in main lake. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

Foss: July 24. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water 80s. Striped bass hybrids good on small spinnerbaits and live bait. White bass fair to good on red spinnerbaits. Walleye fair on live bait. Catfish good on juglines baited with 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: August 5. Elevation normal, water 87 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass biting fair on crankbaits, jigs, flukes and spinnerbaits around brush structure, shorelines, main lake and rocks. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows around brush structures, docks, creek channels and docks. Bluegill, green and redear sunfish good on worms and fly rod with black ant in coves and main lake. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: August 8. Elevation normal, water 76 and clear. Smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, sassy shad and topwater lures in brush structure, off rocks, along shorelines and top water best at dawn and dusk in slack water. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, punch bait and stinkbait. In brush structure, off rocks, sandbars and deeper pools below obstructions in current. Green, bluegill and redear sunfish excellent on crickets, grubs and small lures in shallows and along shorelines. Submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken BowNeed a Map? -  August 6. Elevation below normal, water 83. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around brush structure, points, main lake and standing timber. Crappie fair on jigs, tube jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Durant: Lake elevation Normal with clear water. Largemouth Bass biting slow on crankbaits, flukes and lipless baits around brush structure, channels,main lake and standing timber. Black Crappie slow on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, maine lake and standing timber. Submitted by Michael Ward.

EufaulaNeed a Map? - August 6. Elevation normal, water murky. White bass, striped bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad below the dam. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait and live bait in main lake, below the dam and along the river channel. Crappie fair on jigs around brush structures. Report submitted by Terry Springwater, game warden stationed in Garvin County.

Hugo: August 6. Elevation normal, water 84. Blue catfish fair on shad below the dam. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows in creek channels, river channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: August 7. Elevation normal, water 94 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, jigs, plastics and topwater lures in main lake, around points, the river channels and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on crankbaits, live shad and spoons in coves, inlet, main lake and river mouth. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait and shad in coves, inlet and riprap. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: August 6. Elevation normal, water clear. Rainbow trout good on plastics, small lures, tube jigs and worms in the creek channels, rocks and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in Mccurtain County.

McGee Creek: August 6. Elevation above normal, water 75 and clear. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure and close to creek channels. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on plastic baits around submerged humps and min lake. Channel and flathead catfish fair on sunfish along riprap and around rocks. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: August 7. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on flukes, jerk bait, plastics, sassy shad and topwater lures in brush structures points, riprap, rocks and weed beds. Channel catfish fair on punch bait, shad and shrimp in ceer channels, docks, flats, river channels and rocks. Bluegill, redear and green sunfish biting on jigs, minnows, tube jigs and worms in docks, rocks, shallows and weed beds. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: August 6. Elevation rising, water clear. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits and topwater lures around coves. Crappie excellent on jigs in standing timber. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, punch bait and worms in creek channels, coves, river channel and main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: August 6. Elevation normal, water 87 and stained. Largemouth bass good on jigs, plastics and spinnerbaits around points, riprap and main lake. Channel catfish fair on shad along flats and rocks. Crappie slow on minnows in standing timber. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: August 5. Elevation normal, water 88. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, plastic baits, rogues, buzzbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, points, riprap, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad and sunfish in the main lake, channels and shoreline. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows, hair jigs and tube jigs around bush structure and tailwaters. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

TexomaNeed a Map? - August 7. Elevation rising, water murky. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on flukes, hair jigs and live shad in coves, points, spillway and below the dam. Blue and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, shad, cut bait and sunfish in riprap, points, main lake, channels and below the dam. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, plastics and spinnerbaits in main lake, points and rocks. Report submitted by Cody Jones, game warden stationed in Mcintosh County.

Wister: August 6. Elevation above normal, water 85 and stained. Largemouth biting fair on jigs, plastics and topwater around brush structures, main lake, points and the river channel. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, punch bait and grasshoppers in the main lake and flats. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs around brush structures, main lake, creek channels and river channel. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in Leflore County.

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Ellsworth: August 6. Elevation normal, water 88 and murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, punch bait and shad in the main lake and points. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows in docks and brush structures. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Ft. Cobb: Lake elevation normal with water temperatures at 83 degrees and murky. Striped Bass and white bass biting good on crankbaits, Flukes, sassy shad and slabs on channels creek channels, points and riprap. Blues and channels biting fair on crawfish, cut bait, shrimp and stinkbait in creek channels, around the dam, on point and riprap. White and black Crappie biting fair on minnows and jigs around brush structures and docks. Submitted by Tyler Howser Game Warden, stationed in Seminole County.

Lawtonka: August 6. Elevation below normal, water 87 and clear. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait, punch bait and shad in main lake, around points and rocks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, Game Warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: August 8. Elevation normal, water 75. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad and on juglines in the main lake. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: August 6. Elevation normal, water 88. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, chicken liver and stinkbait in main lake, around points and shorelines. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows in brush structures. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.


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