Oklahoma fishing report 6-13-18

This Bighead Carp is an important reminder to anglers to obey shad collecting regulations in areas with invasive Asian Carp. If you accidentally transport juvenile Asian Carp they can grow into a giant like this and produce over 1,000,000 eggs. This female’s ovaries weighed over 7 pounds!

(The Oklahoma fishing report is furnished by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife)

Central

Arcadia: June 8. Elevation above normal, water 82 and stained. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, punch bait and shrimp along the river channel. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits around points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and rocks. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: June 8. Elevation above normal, water 83 and stained. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and shad at the inlet. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits around points. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: June 12. Elevation below normal, water 84-86 and clear. Channel catfish good on punch bait, live bait and cut bait off the dam and some shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs off the dam. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on lipless baits and gay blades from shoreline points and main lake. Walleye fair drifting night crawlers along main lake humps. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Thunderbird: June 8. Elevation above normal, water 81 and stained. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits around points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and shrimp along the river channel. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: June 9. Elevation normal, water stained. Channel and blue catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, punch bait and stinkbait along riprap and creek mouths with running water. Largemouth bass slow on rubber worms around brush structure. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

Northeast

Bell Cow: June 10. Elevation normal, water 85 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows at 8-12 ft. around brush structure and docks. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver and hot dogs around docks and shorelines. Largemouth bass slow plastic baits and small lures along weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: June 8. Elevation below normal, water 79 and clear. Striped bass hybrids and largemouth bass good on live shad, sassy shad, shad, spinnerbaits and spoons along creek channels, dam and main lake. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and PowerBait in coves, along the dam, docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Chandler: June 10. Elevation normal, water 85 and murky. Bluegill good on worms around docks and shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on in-line spinnerbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits along shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: June 9. Elevation normal, water clearing. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad and worms along rocks and shorelines. Crappie slow on jigs, minnows and PowerBait around brush structure, docks and shallows. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: June 8. Elevation above normal, water mid-70s and stained. Crappie and white bass good on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, in coves and main lake. Crappie are still being caught in 10+ feet of water. Fishing under the Highway 59 bridge has produced a lot of fish. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, flukes, jigs, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in coves, around points, riprap, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Bluegill and redear sunfish good on crickets, hair jigs, tube jigs and worms around brush structure, in coves, shallows, shorelines and weed beds.

Ft. Gibson: June 9. Elevation above normal, water 88 and clear. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs at 12-15 ft. around brush structure and rocks. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits and tube jigs around brush structure, main lake, shallows and shorelines. White bass fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits and spinnerbaits along flats and main lake. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.

Greenleaf: June 8. Elevation below normal, water 76 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, grubs, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, topwater lures and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, in coves, creek channels, docks, shallows, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie good on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, in coves and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good drifting shad along channels, in coves, creek channels, shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: June 7. Elevation normal, water 70s and stained. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on plastic baits and topwater lures in coves and main lake. Largemouth bass good on jigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, in coves and docks. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, live bait and shad below the dam and river channel. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: June 9. Elevation normal, water clearing. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, shad and worms along riprap, rocks and shorelines. Crappie and bluegill slow on minnows and jigs along shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: June 11. Elevation normal, water 79 and murky. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, sassy shad, slabs and small lures below the dam, in the main lake and points. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, shad and shrimp along flats, main lake and river channel. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits along creek channels, points, rocks and shallows. Report submitted by Tracy Daniel, District 8 Chief.

Keystone: June 7. Elevation above normal, water 78. Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam. White bass fair on small lures around points. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: June 8. Elevation normal, water 55-60 and murky to clear. Trout excellent on hair jigs, midges, nymphs, PowerBait and worms below the dam, along creek channels, rocks, tailwater, head of holes and below riffles. Striped bass fair on shad along creek channels and river mouth. Trout fishing when no water is running is very good right now with larger than normal trout regularly being caught. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Skiatook: June 7. Elevation below normal, water 80s and clear. Smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits in coves, around points and shorelines. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live shad and spoons at 15-25 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Spavinaw: June 8. Elevation above normal, water mid-70s and clear. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, in coves, discharge, docks and main lake. Largemouth fair on crankbaits, flukes, jigs, minnows and topwater lures in coves, docks, points, riprap, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, shad and worms in coves, dam, discharge and main lake. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: June 7. Elevation 3/4 ft. above normal, water murky to clear. Channel and blue catfish excellent on cut bait, shad and worms along riprap, rocks, shorelines. Spawning catfish are in close to the bank. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, hair jigs, jigs with pork chunks and brush hog style lures at 10-12 ft. off points, sunken islands, flats, main lake, points and shallows. Report submitted by Brady May, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Webbers Falls: June 8. Elevation normal, water 76 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, grubs, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, in coves, creek channels, docks, points, riprap, shallows, shorelines,  standing timber and weed beds. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, plastic baits and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, in coves, docks and on bottom under bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Northwest

Canton: June 8. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel catfish good on crickets and minnows along the dam and riprap. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits and slabs in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: June 11. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait along the dam and riprap. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

Southeast

Arbuckle: June 9. Elevation normal, water 79 and stained with green algae. Largemouth bass good on chugbugs and flukes early in the day and on watermelon worms during the day. Smallmouth bass fair on topwater lures early in the day and on grubs during the day. Crappie being caught around docks and brush piles. White bass fair on grubs along flats. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: June 8. Elevation below normal, water 86. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, flukes and plastic baits around brush structure, points, shorelines and standing timber. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, punch bait, sunfish and worms along channels, in coves, flats, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: June 8. Elevation normal, water murky. Blue catfish excellent on cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad and worms below the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks, main lake, spillway and standing timber. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on jerk baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and worms in coves, along riprap and standing timber. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: June 8. Elevation normal, water 77 and murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait and shad below the dam, channels and river channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs below the dam, around brush structure, main lake and shorelines. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Konawa: June 8. Elevation normal, water 87 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits, plastic baits and topwater lures in the main lake, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and live shad in coves, discharge, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and worms in coves, main lake, around points, riprap and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: June 8. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout fair on caddis flies, small lures, tube jigs and worms along channels and rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: June 7. Stocked approximately 700 rainbow trout on June 6. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast region office.

McGee Creek: June 9. Elevation normal, water 75. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures along flats, rocks and shorelines. White bass and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs and topwater lures along creek channels and flats. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows along creek channels, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: June 8. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits around points and standing timber. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure and points. Channel catfish excellent on chicken liver and worms along creek channels and main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: June 8. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, jigs, lipless baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and tube jigs around brush structure, in coves, points, riprap, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Crappie fair on minnows, hair jigs and jigs around brush structure, main lake and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on flats, inlet, main lake, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Texoma: June 8. Elevation rising, water 80. Striped bass excellent on live shad, sassy shad, slabs, spoons and topwater lures along the dam, flats, main lake and tailwater. Striper fishing has been great on the lake, most large fish are stacked from Washita point to the dam area. Dropping live shad is the most productive but early mornings and late evenings fish have been surfacing (hitting the top of water feeding on shad) almost any lure will be producing fish while the surfacing last. Look for surfacing fish at West Burns and Platter Flatts. Blue catfish good on chicken liver, live bait, live shad and shad below the dam, river channel and river mouth.  Blue Cats are being caught on juglines and cut baits, target areas where the depth makes transitions. Handfishing has picked up or “Noodling” as Okies call it, Noodling has been great, seeing lots of nice fish being pulled from holes. Flathead catfish good along riprap, shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: June 8. Elevation normal, water cloudy. Largemouth bass good on bill baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels and points. Blue catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and shad along channels and main lake. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure, channels and creek channels. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

Southwest

Altus-Lugert: June 11. Elevation below normal, water 75 and clear. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, live shad, punch bait and worms around brush structure, flats, riprap and rocks. Walleye slow on bill baits and jigs along the dam, riprap and rocks. Report submitted by Brandon Lehrman, game warden stationed in Greer County.

Ellsworth: June 8. Elevation normal, water 84 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and rocks. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, punch bait and shad in the main lake and points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Lawtonka: June 8. Elevation normal, water 86 and clear. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, punch bait and shad in the main lake and points. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Waurika: June 10. Elevation normal, water murky. Channel and blue catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, punch bait and stinkbait in the main lake, around points and shorelines. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits and sassy shad in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.


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