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Updated September 11, 2014

Central - See a map of the area -

Arcadia: September 3. Elevation normal, water 82-84 and clear to murky. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure and docks at 8-12 ft. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass slow on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Catfish being caught on cut bait, worms and stinkbait. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Sheila Hutton, Lake Arcadia.


Draper:September 2. Elevation below average, water 78. White bass fair in inlet on small lures. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.


Hefner:August 31. Elevation below average, water 84-88 and clear. Striped bass hybrids good early and late on rocks and shorelines on gay blades and chrome grubs at 4-10 feet. Channel and blue catfish fair in riprap on dough bait, stinkbait and cut bait at 15-20 ft. Largemouth bass slow in riprap on live bait and plastics. Walleye fair in main lake on worms, crankbaits and minnows at 14-20 ft. Most good reports are from drifting night crawlers and minnows off lake points. Some are catching while trolling deep running crankbaits. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.


Overholser:August 26. Elevation dropping, water 76-79 and murky. Carp fair on hotdogs, worms and punch bait below the dam. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait and punch bait below the dam and in the river channel. Blue catfish slow on cut bait, punch bait and live bait slow in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Jerrod Davis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.


Thunderbird:September 2. Elevation below average, water 83. Channel and blue catfish fair in riprap on punch bait. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.


Wes Watkins September 2. Elevation below average. Channel and blue catfish good in brush structure on worms. White bass fair in main lake, surfacing about sunrise, on sassy shad. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

Northeast - See a map of the area -

Bell Cow: September 1. Elevation below average, water 90 and murky. Largemouth bass slow in standing timber on plastics. Channel catfish slow along shorelines on stinkbait. Crappie slow at brush structures and docks on jigs, power bait and minnows. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.


Birch: April 15. Elevation normal, water mid 50s and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 3-5 ft. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Carl Blackwell: September 2. Elevation below average, water 73 and stained. Largemouth and spotted bass fair in coves, riprap, and points on jigs, minnows, and goldfish at 3-7 ft. White and striped hybrid Bass and saugeye fair on flats creek channels and main lake on crankbaits, slabs, jigs and minnows at 2-9 ft. Bank bound anglers should try the channel that passes under the fox run bridge for these species. Crappie, bluegill and sunfish fair on docks, spillway, and standing timber on minnows, jigs, small lures and tube jigs at 9-11 ft. Channel catfish good on riprap, coves and shorelines on dough bait, worms, minnows, cut bait and chicken livers at 1-8 ft. Flathead catfish slow main lake, standing timber, rocks on goldfish, minnows, sunfish and crankbaits at 1-9 ft. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny.


Chandler: September 1.Elevation below normal, water 90 and murky. Crappie slow at docks, riprap, and boat ramp on jigs, tube jigs, and minnows. Channel catfish slow at docks, riprap, and shorelines on chicken liver, worms, and stinkbait. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: September 2. Elevation above average, water 83. Channel, blue, and flathead catfish slow in channels, coves, and river channel on shad and sunfish at 8-10 ft. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Eucha: May 6. Elevation normal, water 66 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and crankbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.


Ft. Gibson: August 31. Elevation above average, water 83 and clear. White Bass slow on main lake, points, and river channel on crankbaits at 15 ft. Channel, blue, and flathead catfish fair in river channel and main lake on live shad and shad at 15 ft. Crappie slow at docks and on main lake on live bait and tube jigs at 15 ft. Report submitted by Rick Stafford.


Grand: August 31. Elevation below average, water 88. Largemouth bass fair in main lake and points on worms and crankbait. Blue and channel catfish fair in main lake on shad. White bass good on flats on jigs and minnows. Crappie fair in brush structure and docks on jigs and minnows. Paddlefish slow in main lake on snagging. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.


Greenleaf: September 2. Elevation normal, water 74 and clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, bill baits, and weedless jigs in moss beds. Channel catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows in brush structure at 8-12 ft. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


Hudson: August 25. Elevation normal, water 82. Largemouth bass and crappie slow on plastic baits at 10-18 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.


Hulah: September 2. Elevation above average, water 83. Channel, blue, and flathead catfish slow on shad and sunfish in channels and river channel at 8-10 ft. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Kaw: September 2. Elevation below average, water 88 and clear. Blue and channel catfish good in flats and river channel on cut bait, stinkbait, and shad at 2-8 ft. Striped Hybrid and white bass slow on main lake and riprap on crankbaits, topwater baits, slabs, and shad at 0-30 ft, focus on main lake humps and windy riprap. Crappie fair on brush structure on jigs and minnows at 18-25 ft. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.


Keystone: September 2. Elevation below average, water 84. White bass excellent on surface with top water lures. White Bass surfacing all morning. Crappie are excellent in rocks on minnows at 5-20 ft. Blue catfish good in channels on cut bait. Largemouth bass good along shorelines on plastics. Striped bass good along humps on shad at 20 ft. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.


Lower Illinois: September 1. Elevation normal, water 60-75 and cloudy. Trout slow below dam, watts area, and deep holes on powerbait. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.


Oologah: August 31. Elevation below average, water 80 and clear. White bass fair in flats on crankbaits an trolling at 10-15 ft. Crappie fair in brush structure on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. Blue and channel catfish fair in river channel on cut bait at 20-25 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.


Skiatook: September 1. Elevation below average, water mid to upper 80's and clear. Crappie fair in brush structure on jigs and minnows at 20-30 feet. White bass and striped hybrid bass fair in main lake on live and cut shad at 15-30 ft. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Sooner: August 11. Elevation normal. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow 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: August 19. Elevation below normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits, topwater lures and crankbaits around brush structure, shorelines and docks. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, punch bait, dough bait and sunfish at 7-27 ft. around points and creek channels and drifting stinkbait in the main lake. Flathead catfish good on cut bait in deep water. Sunfish and bluegill good on worms at 5-20 ft. around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, Okla.


Tenkiller:

September 1. Elevation below average, water 84 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair in brush structure, main lake and points on plastics, top water, spinner baits at 3-25 ft. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good in creek channels, points and flats on dough bait, punch bait, live bait and cut bait. Sunfish and bluegill good in coves, docks, and shorelines on worms and jigs, tip jigs with worms, at 15-20 ft. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, Ok.


Webbers Falls: Webbers Falls: September 2. Elevation normal, water 76 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinner baits, crank baits and bill baits in rocky areas, riprap and creek channels at 5-7 ft. Crappie fair on minnows in brush structure at 12-16 ft. Catfish good on sunfish, fresh cut shad on bottom using drift or trotline. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

 

Northwest - See a map of the area -

Canton: August 23. Elevation below normal, water 83 and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits, slabs and shad at 4-12 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.


Carl Etling: No report submitted.


Ft. Supply
: July 15. Channel catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait and on stinkbait and liver along the bank. 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:: August 31. Elevation below average, water 83. Largemouth bass slow in brush structure, points, weed beds on tube jigs, top water, crankbaits and fluke at 0-20 ft. White bass fair in main lake, points and riprap on top waters and grubs at 0-6 ft. Crappie fair in brush structure and channels on minnows, grubs, spoons and jigs at 2-31 ft. Channel catfish good in main lake and docks on dough bait and minnows at 20ft. Sunfish slow in shallows on top water and black ant flies 0-4 ft. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: August 25. Elevation normal, water 82 and clear. Channel catfish good on sunfish, stinkbait and worms at 3-8 ft. around channels, rocks and points. Spotted, largemouth and spotted bass good on topwater lures, crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 2-5 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and channels. Flathead catfish fair on sunfish, worms and live bait at 5-7 ft. along channels and rocks; best at night. Sunfish and bluegill excellent on crickets, grubs and small lures at 1-3 ft. along shorelines, shallows and rocks. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.


Broken Bow: August 10. Elevation normal, water 81. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, slabs and plastic baits at 20 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and points. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, stinkbait, punch bait and worms at 10-15 ft. in channels, river mouth and river channel. Crappie good on jigs, tube jigs, spoons and minnows at 20-25 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


Eufaula: August 31. Elevation 0.5 feet below, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits off the points. White bass fair on trolling crank baits on the flats. Blue catfish fair on shad drifting the flats. Crappie fair on minnows under bridges and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: August 24. Elevation normal, water 84. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. in the river channel. Blue catfish slow on cut bait and live bait from the surface to 10 ft. in creek channels and river channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.


Konawa: July 1. Elevation above normal, water 82. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits, topwater lures and live bait around brush structure, weed beds and shallows. Channel and blue catfish good on dough bait, cut bait, stinkbait and worms at 4-8 ft. along shallows, points and creek channels. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow on cut bait, jigs, spoons and crankbaits in creek channels, the discharge and around points. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.


Lower Mountain Fork: August 10. Elevation normal, water 65. Trout fair on nymphs along rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

August 25.Rainbow trout stocking of 1,750 lbs-approximately 2,450 fish. Report submitted by April Drake, ODWC Secretary stationed at Southeast regional office.



McGee Creek:
July 27. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Crappie good on minnows at 16-20 ft. around brush structure. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs and plastic baits at 20-24 ft. around points and rocks. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: August 26. Elevation below normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on topwater lures, plastic baits and crankbaits from the surface to 20 ft. around docks, points and weed beds. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, stinkbait, worms and punch bait at 10-25 ft. in channels, the main lake and creek channels. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.


Pine Creek:

August 10. Elevation rising, water 73. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits at 10-12 ft. in creek channels and around points. Crappie good on jigs at 14-16 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Sunfish excellent on worms in the shallows. Channel catfish good on cut bait along river channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


Robber's Cave State Park: No report submitted.

Robert S. Kerr: September 2. Elevation normal, water 86. Largemouth bass good in brush structure, points and riprap on Alabama rig, tube jigs, and bill baits. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good in river channel and flats on cut bait and live shad. Striped and white bass slow below the dam and in river channel on Alabama rig, bill baits and live bait. Crappie fair in brush structure and rocks with jigs and minnows. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: August 10. Elevation normal, water 85. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 4-14 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and points. Crappie fair on jigs, tube jigs, minnows and live bait at 12-26 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and rocks. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and worms at 12-16 ft. in the main lake, rocks and river channel. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.


Texoma: August 31. Elevation is 5.5 ft below normal, water is 84 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good in brush structure, creek channels and riprap on crankbaits, top water, and plastics at 10-20 ft. Striped and white bass slow in main lake, river channel and coves on live shad, topwater baits, slabs at 10-20 ft. Channel and blue catfish good in creek channels, riprap, main lake on live baits, worms and stinkbait at 10-20 feet. Crappie and sunfish good on docks, creek channels, brush structures on minnows, tube jigs, small lures at 5-15 ft. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.


Wister: August 10. Elevation normal, water 82. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits and crankbaits at 4-8 ft. in creek channels and shorelines early and late. Crappie and bluegill fair on jigs and small lures at 8-12 ft. around brush structure early and late. Flathead catfish fair on sunfish at 4-12 ft. in channels and river channel. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.


Southwest - See a map of the area -

Altus-Lugert: Fishery is still affected by the Golden Algae blooms from this past winter. Fisheries personnel are continuing to monitor the situation.

Ellsworth: July 6. Elevation below normal, water 79. Channel, blue and flathead 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: August 12. Elevation 18 ft. below normal with gates closed, water mid 80s and clear. Striped bass hybrids good on topwater lures early morning and late evening. Walleye slow on live bait. Catfish fair on trotlines baited with stinkbait. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.


Ft. Cobb: June 22. Elevation normal, water 75. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad and live bait at the spillway and around points. Saugeye fair on minnows in channels and the main lake. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.


Lawtonka: July 6. Elevation normal, water 79. White bass slow on minnows and small lures at the spillway and riprap. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.


Medicine Creek: No report submitted.

Tom Steed: September 2. Elevation below average, water 78. Blue and channel Catfish slow in flats on cut bait. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.


Waurika: August 31. Elevation below average, water 82. Blue and channel catfish fair in main lake and points on stink bait and shad. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.


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