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Broken Bow Bass
Stanley Compton caught this 13.12 lbs. largemouth bass on March 1 at Broken Bow Lake.


Updated April 16, 2014

Central - See a map of the area -

Arcadia: April 8. Elevation normal, water 55 and murky to muddy. All fishing fair. Report submitted by Shelia Hutton.


Draper: April 8. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 52 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows at 3-5 ft. around structure. White bass fair on jigs at the water inflow pipe. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.


Hefner: April 8. Elevation dropping, water 56-59 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on shallow crankbaits along rocky shores. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on gay blades and grubs at 12-20 ft. along the west side of the dam. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait at 15-20 ft. along the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. along the dam. Walleye fair on grubs and gay blades at 5-10 ft. along the dam. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.


Overholser: April 8. Elevation below normal, water 62 and murky. Catfish fair on cut bait and grubs. White bass fair on minnows and lures. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Jerrod Davis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.


Thunderbird:April 8. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-5 ft. around structure. Channel catfish fair on cut bait. White bass fair on jigs and road runners in Little River. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.


Wes Watkins April 7. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 60-62 and stained. Largemouth bass good on soft baits at 5 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around standing timber. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County

Northeast - See a map of the area -

Bell Cow: April 6. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water murky. Bass fair on jigs and swim baits. Channel catfish slow. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.


Birch: April 8. Elevation normal, water upper 50s and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 5-8 ft. around structure. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Carl Blackwell: April 6. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal, water 46. Crappie fair to good on live minnows at 4 ft. near rocky structure midday on warm days. Largemouth and spotted bass good on Colorado bladed spinnerbaits, Texas-rigged soft plastic baits and jigs at 3-4 ft. near nesting sites in the back of coves. White bass and striped bass hybrids excellent on crankbaits in Okeechobee craw, fire tiger, silver and black drift fishing the lake and on sassy shad from the bank. Saugeye fair to good on deep diving crankbaits and live baits at 6-12 ft. Trout poor. Channel catfish fair to good on cut shad, chicken liver and stinkbait tight lined in coves with bait fish early morning. Flathead catfish slow on juglines. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny, H2O Lakeside Store.


Chandler: April 6. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water clear. Bass good on jigs and plastic baits. Channel catfish slow. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: April 7. Elevation normal, water upper 50s and clear. Crappie fair on jigs at 8-12 ft. near submerged structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Eucha: April 8. Elevation slightly above normal, water 53 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-10 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.


Ft. Gibson: April 8. Elevation 5 3/4 ft. above normal, water 53 and steady. White bass excellent on small swim baits and white grubs above the Chouteau Bend area. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs at 1-5 ft. all along the banks early morning and just before dark. Catfish excellent on cut bait and shad along the bank and on juglines. Paddlefish excellent snagging from Chouteau Bend area north to the low water dam. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms and spinnerbaits in the creeks and back of the coves. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.


Grand: April 6. Elevation 1 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and Alabama rigs off main lake points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. Paddlefish good from the flats to Miami Park with bank access at Connors Bridge and Miami Park. The flows from last week's rains should be short lived and without any additional rain the drainage fishing will taper off. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.


Greenleaf: April 7. Elevation normal, water 46 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jig-and-worm and bill baits along rocky points, creek channels and brush structure in the upper end. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom near the spillway. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in green, yellow and red around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


Hudson: April 8. Elevation normal, water 52 and murky. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and jerk baits. White bass fair on small lures and jigs moving up creeks. Crappie fair to good on small lures and jigs. Paddlefish fair to good in the upper end. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.


Hulah: April 7. Elevation normal, water upper 50s and clear. Crappie fair on jigs at 8-12 ft. near submerged structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Kaw: April 7. Elevation normal, water upper 50s in the creeks and low 50s in the main lake and clear. Crappie fair on minnow and jigs at 12-20 ft. all over the lake. White bass good on jigs and small crankbaits east of Newkirk in the Arkansas River as they are staging up to spawn in Kansas and Grouse creeks. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on jerk baits and spinnerbaits at 6-10 ft. near rocks from south of Kaw City to the dam. Blue and channel catfish slow on juglines baited with cut bait in the main lake north of Kaw City and good on worms below Kaw Dam. Paddlefish slow off the east side of the boat ramp. The next good rain of 1-inch or more with runoff will cause the white bass to make their annual run up the creeks specifically Big Beaver, Little Beaver, Bear and Osage creeks. Be ready and remember to stay on maintained roads for bank fishing access. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.


Keystone: April 8. Elevation 3/4 ft. above normal, water 51. Crappie good on minnows and black and chartreuse jigs at 7 ft. around brush piles. White bass excellent moving up rivers. Catfish good on cut bait. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.


Lower Illinois: April 6. Water upper 40s with water releases occurring almost constantly due to high water levels on Lake Tenkiller. Trout fishing is difficult due to increased water flow. Trout being caught on orange Power Bait and small Rapalas behind rocks that block the current or in eddies. Fly fishing is tough except on small nymphs below indicators. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.


Oologah: April 6. Elevation normal, water 50 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-8 ft. in creeks and on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush piles in the main lake. Blue catfish fair on shad at 20-25 ft. near the main lake channel. White bass fair on jigs in the river above the lake and on jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.


Pawhuska: March 23. Trout good on Power Bait. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Skiatook: April 7. Elevation 9 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. White bass fair on rooster tails and soft plastic baits in creek channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Sooner: April 8. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits around points. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on live shad and slabs in the lake. Catfish fair on cut bait and live bait in the channels. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.


Spavinaw: April 8. Elevation slightly above normal, water 55 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.


Tenkiller:

April 7. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 56-57 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic baits, crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass good trolling from Cookson to Horseshoe Bend and good on jigs and rooster tails near Horseshoe Bend. Report submitted by Monte Brook, Cookson.


Webbers Falls: April 7. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 44 and murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and bill baits along brush structure, creek channels and riprap. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait on bottom drifting or on mudflats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Northwest - See a map of the area -

Canton: April 5. Elevation 12 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on shad along the dam. Walleye fair on crankbaits and jigs along the dam in the evening. Crappie fair on jigs near brush along the dam. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.


Carl Etling: No report submitted.


Ft. Supply
: April 6. Elevation slightly above normal. White bass fair on minnows and jigs on the west side. Crappie fair on jigs in the cattails. Walleye fair to good on minnows and Castmaster's along the dam and rocks on the south edge of the lake. 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:: April 5. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 63 and clear to stained. Crappie at 25 ft. around brush piles, some in coves moving to spawn. White bass good on road runners and small crankbaits in the back end of coves chasing shad. Bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and Alabama rigs at 3-18 ft. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: March 12. Elevation normal, water 42 and clear. Trout good on black and red Super Dupers, garlic scented Power Bait and small in-line spinnerbaits with flashy dressed hooks just off edges of deeper pools. Fly fishing good on woolly buggers, prince nymphs, pink Frenchies and San Juan worms above and below waterfalls and downstream from breaks in current. Channel catfish good on stinkbait and chicken liver in deep pools. Approximately 2,000 rainbow trout were stocked on March 5. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.


Broken Bow: April 6. Water high 50s to low 60s. Spotted bass good on minnows and red worms in the upper end. White bass good on yellow rooster tails and various colors of 3-5 inch1/4 ounce grubs in creeks. Crappie good on minnows and jigs moving into the shallows around structure. Walleye good on watermelon, smoke and witches brew grubs in the upper end at the head of the Mountain Fork. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


Eufaula: April 6. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 59 and stained. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits in shallow brushy areas and rocky areas. White bass good on jigs and spinnerbaits up feeder creeks. Blue catfish good on shad along flats and rocky areas. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 2-8 ft. along brushy and rocky banks. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: April 6. Elevation normal, water 58. White bass fair up the Kiamichi River in channels and shoals. Catfish fair trotlines and fair to good on cut bait below the dam during water releases. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 6-10 ft. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.


Konawa: April 8. Elevation normal, water 57 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and soft plastic baits. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on cut bait, live bait, crankbaits and jigs at 8-10 ft. around points, creek beds, road beds and in the discharge canal. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.


Lower Mountain Fork: April 6. Water flow 100 c.f.s above the powerhouse. Visibility 52 inches, water 45 and clear. Best areas are Spillway Creek, Evening Hole and Zone 2. Best access points are Beaver Lodge Nature Trail, Evening Hole Bridge and Old Park Dam. Best fly fishing patterns are Sparkle Dun in BWO color - size 20, March Brown in natural color - size 14, in Phlamin Pheasant Tail in natural color - size 18, March Brown Wet in natural color - size 14, Elk Wing Caddis in tan color - size 16, Soft Hackle in olive color - size 16, Hare's Ear in natural color - size 14, Spillway Creek Caddis in olive color - size 14, and Flying Squirrel in natural color - size 16. Report submitted by Woodruff Guide Service.

March 28. Stocked 2,295 lbs., approximately 3,515 rainbow trout on March 27. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast regional office.



McGee Creek:
April 6. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 56 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs and pumpkin seed plastic worms at 10-20 ft. and on shad colored rattletraps and chartreuse spinnerbaits with a red blade at 2-5 ft. along structure. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. over submerged cedar trees off major creek channels. Channel catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: April 8. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 60 and stained. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5 ft. around brushy structure and fish habitat buoys. Walleye slow to fair on chartreuse jigs at the dam in the morning and last hour of daylight in evening. All other fishing slow. Boat ramps are hard to use due to lake level but are still open. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.


Pine Creek:

April 7. Elevation normal, water murky and rising. Despite the cold fronts that have moved in this week, big bass are still being caught on spinnerbaits, baby brush hawgs, and red rattletraps. Crappie fair on jigs near the banks. Catfish good on nightcrawlers, chicken liver and cut shad. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


Robber's Cave State Park: No report submitted.

Robert S. Kerr: April 7. White bass excellent on white twist tail grubs up Big San Bois Creek all the way to Iron Bridge. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs at 5 ft. up Big San Bois Creek, Hawthorn Pits and Highway 9 Port. Bass good on jigs along grass beds and on plugs around points. Catfish fair on cut bait with rod-and-reel, juglines and trotlines along flats close to river or creek channels. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: April 5. Elevation normal, water 62 and murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on swim baits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 2-6 ft. White bass fair on grubs, in-spinnerbaits and jigs at the mouths of creeks. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and dead minnows. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-10 ft. Walleye slow. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.


Texoma: April 6. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 47 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 5-20 ft. in the upper creek channels. Striped and white bass fair to good at 10-25 ft. from Caney Creek to Fobb Bottom. Channel and blue catfish fair to good at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Newberry Creek and Sanders Island view on the Red River. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. in Glasses, Kansas and Butcher Pen creeks and on minnows and jigs at the north dike. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.


Wister: April 6. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on 12-inch black plastic worms, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie good on minnows and jigs. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and live sunfish. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

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

Ellsworth: April 6. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs over structure. Catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.


Foss: March 31. Elevation 15 ft. below normal with gates closed, water 50s and clear. Striped bass hybrids fair on live bait. Walleye slow on live bait. Catfish fair. Crappie fair. Fishing seems to be better after sundown. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.


Ft. Cobb: April 8. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 54. Crappie slow to fair on minnows and jigs near structure. Catfish fair on cut bait off windy points. Saugeye slow on rattletraps and live bait. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow to fair on rattletraps, shrimp and crawfish tails off windy points. Report submitted by James Edwards Jr., game warden stationed in Caddo County.


Lawtonka: April 6. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie and white bass fair to good on minnows and jigs off the dam. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.


Medicine Creek: No report submitted.

Tom Steed: April 7. Elevation 12 ft. below normal, water 50 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows at 15 ft. near the dam and fish buoys. Saugeye fair on minnows at 5-10 ft. along the rocks. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.


Waurika: April 5. Elevation below normal, water 52 and murky. Catfish fair on punch bait and minnows. Striped bass hybrids fair on artificial baits and minnows along the riprap at the dam. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.

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