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Updated August 28, 2014

Central - See a map of the area -

Arcadia: August 26. Elevation normal, water 82-84 and clear to murky. Crappie slow on jigs around brush structure and docks. 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: August 24. Elevation normal, water 79. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait and punch bait around points and channels. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.


Hefner:August 27. Elevation below normal, water 84-88 and clear. Striped bass hybrids good on grubs and chrome gay blades at 4-10 ft. around rocks and shorelines early and late. Channel and blue catfish fair on dough bait, stinkbait and cut bait at 15-20 ft. along riprap. 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:August 24. Elevation below normal, water 84. Channel and blue catfish slow on dough bait and punch bait around points and flats. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.


Wes Watkins August 25. Elevation below normal. Crappie slow on minnows around standing timber. White bass fair on sassy shad in the main lake surfacing early morning. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

Northeast - See a map of the area -

Bell Cow: August 17. Elevation below normal, water 90 and murky. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait and shrimp around docks and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows, jigs and Power Bait around brush structure and docks. 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: August 25. Elevation below normal, water 74 and stained. Saugeye, striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live bait, slabs, crankbaits and jigs at 3-7 ft. along flats, channels, the main lake and Fox Run Bridge. The channels that pass under the bridge are holding a large amount of bait fish and small to keeper size saugeye mixed with white bass and striped bass hybrids are holding here to feed. Channel catfish good on dough bait, minnows, worms and cut bait at 1-7 ft. along channels, riprap, rocks and the shoreline along the dam near Turkey Hallow. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on topwater lures, jerk baits, jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-8 ft. along coves, points and brush structure. Carp good on worms, minnows, punch bait and chicken liver at 2-5 ft. along shallows, weed beds and coves. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny.


Chandler: August 17. Elevation below normal, water 90 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and Power Bait around docks, riprap and the boat ramp. Channel catfish slow on cut bait, stinkbait and sunfish around channels and riprap. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: August 20. Elevation normal, water 83 and clearing. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, shad and worms at 8-10 ft. in channels and the main lake. 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 27. Elevation above normal, water 83 and clear. White bass slow on crankbaits at 15 ft. in the main lake, around points and the river channel. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on live shad at 15 ft. along the river channel and the main lake. Crappie slow on live bait and tube jigs at 15 ft. around docks and the main lake. Report submitted by Rick Stafford.


Grand: August 3. Elevation normal, water 90. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and worms around points and channels. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around docks. White bass fair on jigs in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait around flats. Paddlefish slow in the main lake. Report submitted Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.


Greenleaf: August 26. Elevation normal, water 78 and clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and weedless jigs in moss beds, brush structure, creek channels and rocky points. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows at 12 ft. around brush structure. 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: August 20. Elevation normal, water 80. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on shad and worms at 8-10 ft. in channels, the main lake and tail waters. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Kaw: August 26. Elevation below normal, water 88 and clear. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad and worms at 1-6 ft. along flats and shallows. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits, topwater lures, spoons and spinnerbaits from the surface to 30 ft. in the main lake and below the dam. Trolling on or near the main lake humps has been the most productive; some topwater surfacing early and late. Extreme caution is to be used while boating. The lake will remain drawn down for the next few months to allow vegetation to grow for waterfowl. Hazards exist throughout the lake. Coon Creek ramp is unusable for all boats. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.


Keystone: August 26. Elevation below normal, water 84. Blue catfish good on cut bait at 45 ft. in channels. White bass and striped bass slow on spoons along humps. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.


Lower Illinois: August 24. Elevation normal, water 65-80. Trout slow on Power Bait and small lures below the dam, at the Watts area and deep holes when the sun is up. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.


Oologah: August 24. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. White bass fair on slabs and spoons at 10-15 ft. in the main lake; watch for schooling fish early and late. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait at 20-25 ft. in the river channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.


Skiatook: August 25. Elevation below normal, water mid to upper 80s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 20-30 ft. around brush structure. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad and cut bait at 25-35 ft. in the main lake. 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:

August 25. Elevation below normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on topwater lures, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-20 ft. along brush structure, points and shorelines; topwater lures early and plastic baits later in the brush piles. Channel and blue catfish good on dough bait, stinkbait and cut bait at 7-27 ft. in creek channels, flats and the mouths of coves; drift at 7-20 ft. and anchor in deeper water with stinkbait. Sunfish and bluegill good on plastic baits and worms at 5-20 ft. in the main lake, around docks and creek channels. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, Ok.


Webbers Falls: August 26. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, buzz baits and Biffle Bugs along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and sunfish on bottom. Crappie fair on jigs at 16 ft. around bridges. All other fishing slow. 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 25. Elevation below normal, water 84. Crappie good on jigs, grubs, hair jigs and white crankbaits at 6-34 ft. around brush structure, docks, the main lake and state owned brush piles. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, topwater lures, jigs, jerk baits and flukes from the surface to 9 ft. around brush structure, weed beds, the main lake and shaded pockets early morning. Channel catfish fair on dough bait and grasshoppers at 21 ft. around docks, the main lake and baited holes. Bluegill fair on topwater lures from the surface to 5 ft. around docks, shallows and shaded areas. Sunfish slow on crickets around docks. 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 smallmouth 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 24. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits around deeper points. White bass fair trolling crankbaits along deeper flats. Blue catfish fair drifting deeper flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridges and around 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 8.Stocked 1,750 lbs., approximately 3,270 rainbow trout. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the 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: August 18. Elevation normal, water 85. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, flukes and plastic baits around brush structure, riprap and points. Striped and white bass good on live bait, Alabama rigs and bill baits below the dam and in the river channel. Blue, flathead and channel catfish good on live bait, cut bait and punch bait in the main lake, flats and river channel. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure, the main lake and rocks. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha 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 24. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures at 5-15 ft. around brush structure, creek channels and riprap. Striped and white bass good on live shad, topwater lures, slabs and sassy shad at 10-25 ft. along the river channel, the main lake and coves; being caught on the ledges of the river from Platter Flats to the island and surfacing in the late evening. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, stinkbait, worms and chicken liver at 10-20 ft. along coves, creek channels and riprap; being caught at the cleaning station from the mouth of the Washita River to Catfish Bay and on the Red River near Fobb Bottom. Crappie and sunfish fair on minnows, small lures and tube jigs at 5-15 ft. around brush structure, docks and creek channels. 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: August 26. Elevation below normal, water 76. Blue and channel catfish slow on juglines baited with shad in the main lake. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County


Waurika: August 25. Elevation below normal, water 80. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad and stinkbait in the channels, the main lake and around points. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.


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