Oklahoma fishing report 6-20-18

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

Central

Arcadia: June 15. Elevation above normal, water 80 and stained. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits around points. Channel and blue catfish fair on punch bait and worms around points, riprap and rocks. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: June 15. Elevation above normal, water 85. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits around points. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver around points and riprap. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: June 19. Elevation below normal, water 80-85 and clear. Channel catfish good on punch bait and cut bait off the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks and shorelines. Walleye fair drifting nightcrawlers and minnows on harnesses in the main lake. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle. 

Thunderbird: June 15. Elevation normal, water 87 and stained. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver and shad along the dam, points and riprap. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits around points. Saugeye fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around points and rocks. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: June 17. Elevation normal, water 78 and clear. White bass good trolling sassy shad and small lures early morning in the main lake. Channel and blue catfish good on punch bait and worms along riprap, standing timber and creek mouths with running water. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

Northeast

Bell Cow: June 16. Elevation normal, water 84 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-14 ft. around docks at night. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Carl Blackwell: June 19. Elevation below normal, water 82 and murky. Striped bass hybrids, largemouth bass and white bass fair on crankbaits, minnows and plastic baits in coves, main lake and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows, jigs, tube jigs and worms along shorelines and crappie dock. Channel catfish fair on Alabama rigs, chicken liver, goldfish, stinkbait and worms around brush structure, in coves, points, riprap and standing timber. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.  

Chandler: June 16. Elevation normal, water 84 and murky. Bluegill fair on worms around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: June 16. Elevation dropping, water clearing. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on shad, sunfish and worms below the dam. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits and spinnerbaits along creek channels and points. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: June 16. Elevation normal, water high 70s and stained. Crappie good on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, in coves, main lake and riprap. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, flukes, jigs, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in coves, around points, rocks, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. White bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, hair jigs, plastic baits and sassy shad along channels, main lake and riprap. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: June 15. Elevation normal, water 85 and clear. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs at 5-15 ft. around brush structure, docks, points, rocks and standing timber. White bass fair on crankbaits and in-line spinnerbaits along flats, main lake and points. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits and spinnerbaits in the main lake, around points, riprap, rocks and shorelines. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.

Grand: June 16. Elevation normal, water 79 and slightly stained. Crappie good on jigs and plastic baits around brush structure, in coves and docks. White bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits in the main lake. Blue catfish good on shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: June 15. Elevation normal, water 78 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, grubs, jerk baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, in coves, points, shorelines and weed beds. Crappie fair on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, in coves, shorelines and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on live shad and shad drifting on bottom along channels, in coves, creek channels, flats, main lake and shallows. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hulah: June 16. Elevation normal, water clearing. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on shad and worms below the dam, along riprap and shorelines. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: June 19. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. White bass fair on crankbaits, lipless baits, sassy shad and slabs in the main lake, around points, sandbar, shallows and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, live shad, shad and worms along flats, main lake and river channel. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jerk baits, lipless baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in coves, around points, riprap, rocks and standing timber. Noodling action has been very good for flatheads in the many slab rocks found throughout the lake. Remember it is “hands only!” Bow fisherman are having good success during the evening and nighttime hours on surfacing long nose gar in the “possum hollow” and “five fingers” areas. Report submitted by Tracy Daniel, District 8 Chief.

Keystone: June 14. Elevation above normal, water 79. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits along shorelines. White bass fair on small lures and spoons around points. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: June 15. Elevation normal, water 60 and murky. Trout good on in-line spinnerbaits, nymphs, PowerBait and worms below the dam and along the river channel. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Skiatook: June 15. Elevation below normal, water mid-80s and clear. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on live shad and spoons at 15-25 ft. in the main lake and around points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around brush structure, docks and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, stinkbait and worms along creek channels and flats. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: June 19. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits along shorelines. Saugeye fair on crankbaits in the main lake and along riprap. Striped bass hybrids and striped bass fair on cut bait, live bait and live shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: June 16. Elevation normal, water high 70s and clear. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, in coves, docks and main lake. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, flukes, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in coves, around points, rocks, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Webbers Falls: June 15. Elevation normal, water 78 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, jerk bait, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, in coves, creek channels, docks, flats, points and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, in coves, creek channels, shorelines, standing timber and under bridges. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on cut bait and live shad drifting on bottom along channels, creek channels, flats, river channel and shallows. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Northwest

Canton: June 16. Elevation normal, water 78 and stained. Channel catfish good on crickets, minnows and stinkbait along riprap. Walleye, striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on crankbaits and jigs in the main lake and near sandy cove. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Foss: June 19. Elevation normal, water 70s and clear. Striped bass hybrids fair on topwater lures while surfacing early morning and evenings. Catfish fair on trotlines baited with stinkbait or cut bait in Cutberth area and wildlife area. Crappie slow. White bass fair on live bait. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Supply: June 18. Elevation normal, water murky. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait along the dam and main lake. Due to hot weather conditions these past few weeks fishing has been somewhat slow. However, fishing should improve as more moderate temps are in the forecast this week. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

Southeast

Blue River: June 19. Elevation normal, water 81 and clear. Spotted, largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure and rocks. Topwater bass action is best just after dawn and before dusk. Channel catfish good on shrimp and stinkbait around brush structure, rocks and deeper pools on the edge of currents. Bluegill and green sunfish good on grubs and jigs along shallows. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: June 14. Elevation below normal, water 87 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, flukes and plastic baits around brush structure, points and standing timber. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on cut bait, live bait, punch bait and worms along channels, creek channels, points, river mouth and rocks. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: June 15. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and hair jigs in the main lake, sandbar and standing timber. Flathead and blue catfish good on live bait, live shad and worms along rocks, shallows and shorelines. Striped bass fair on live bait, live shad, plastic baits and topwater lures below the dam and along the dam. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: June 15. Elevation below normal, water 79 and murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live bait and shad below the dam, along channels, flats and river channel. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs below the dam, around brush structure and main lake. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Konawa: June 14. Elevation normal, water 87 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits, flukes, plastic baits and topwater lures in the main lake, around points, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on crankbaits and live shad in coves, discharge, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait in coves, creek channels, discharge and riprap. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: June 15. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout good on caddis flies and small lures along creek channels, shallows and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: June 15. Elevation normal, water 77 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and plastic baits around brush structure, creek channels and rocks. White bass and spotted bass fair on topwater lures along flats and main lake. Crappie, spotted bass and white bass fair on minnows and jigs along creek channels, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: June 15. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits in coves, around points and river channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and cut bait along creek channels and flats. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: June 15. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, lipless baits, spinnerbaits and tube jigs around points, riprap, river channel, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad and stinkbait along channels, flats and main lake. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: June 15. Elevation below normal, water 81. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, points, rocks, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad and sunfish along channels, flats, main lake and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows, hair jigs and tube jigs around brush structure, main lake, riprap, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: June 15. Elevation normal, water 82 and stained. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, live bait and minnows around docks and standing timber. Crappie fishing on boat docks is the most productive on the lake right now; early mornings seem to be the best time. Pink and Black for more clear water but orange with pepper flake is better for stained water.  Striped bass excellent on live bait, live shad, slabs and topwater lures along channels, dam, main lake and river channel. Striper fishing is on right now, live shad bite is productive throughout the day but early mornings and late evening topwater action is good. For topwater fishing windblown banks with visible surface feeding fish is best.  Channel catfish fair on live shad and shad below the dam, along channels, main lake, points and river channel. Blue catfish are being caught on fresh cut bait and whole shad slow drifting points and channels will allow you to locate catfish. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: June 15. Elevation normal, water cloudy. Largemouth bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, in coves and points. Blue catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, shad and stinkbait good on channels and main lake. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure and channels. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

Southwest

Altus-Lugert: June 18. Elevation below normal, water 75 and clear. Walleye slow on bill baits along channels, riprap and rocks. Crappie and white bass slow on minnows and jigs around docks and rocks. Report submitted by Brandon Lehrman, game warden stationed in Greer County.

Ellsworth: June 15. Elevation normal, water 85 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait, punch bait and shad in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Ft. Cobb: June 19. Elevation normal, water 83 and clear. Saugeye fair on crankbaits along flats. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait in coves and around points. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: June 15. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Blue and channel catfish slow on PowerBait and shad along creek channels, main lake and points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: June 19. Elevation normal, water 75. Blue and channel catfish fair on punch bait and shad along flats. Striped bass hybrids, white bass and saugeye fair trolling crankbaits in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: June 18. Elevation normal, water 80. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits, flukes and sassy shad in the main lake and around points. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait in the main lake, around points, riprap and shorelines. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.


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