Oklahoma fishing report 6-27-18

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

Central

Arcadia: June 22. Elevation above normal, water 83. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits along flats and standing timber. Channel and blue catfish fair on live bait along channels. White bass fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits and jigs along the dam and points. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: June 22. Elevation normal, water 85. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and topwater lures around points and weed beds. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait at inlet and riprap. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: June 26. Elevation below normal and rising, water 77-80 and murky to muddy. White bass fair to good on lipless baits, grubs and gay blades from shorelines and water inlet. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits off riprap banks. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and punch bait of riprap shorelines and water inlet. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Thunderbird: June 22. Elevation normal, water 84 and stained. Saugeye and white bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around points and rocks. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and topwater lures around points and weed beds. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and punch bait along the dam and riprap. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Northeast

Bell Cow: June 24. Elevation normal, water 86 and murky. Channel catfish slow on punch bait, stinkbait and worms along shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows, jigs and small lures around docks at night. Largemouth bass slow on jigs and plastic baits around standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: June 21. Elevation below normal, water 70s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, in coves, around docks and shorelines. With the heat and wind only found a couple anglers and they were catching medium sized crappie off the docks. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: June 25. Elevation below normal, water 85 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs along shallows and crappie dock. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, minnows and stinkbait in coves, along riprap, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County. 

Chandler: June 24. Elevation above normal, water 86 and murky. Channel catfish slow on cut bait, stinkbait and worms along shorelines and weed beds. Bluegill fair on worms around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: June 24. Elevation normal, water clearing. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on shad, sunfish and worms below the dam, along riprap and shorelines. Crappie and bluegill slow on minnows, crappie nibbles and jigs around docks. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: June 22. Elevation normal, water high 70s and stained. Crappie good on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, in coves and main lake. The crappie bite is still on fire beneath the Highway 59 Bridge at about 10 feet. White bass and crappie are being caught trolling crankbaits around structure. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, flukes, jigs, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around docks, points, riprap, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Largemouth bass are biting very slowly with most of them being caught on finesse jigs and top water baits. White bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, hair jigs, in-line spinnerbaits, plastic baits, sassy shad and spoons along channels, in coves, main lake and points. Sunfish bite has turned off with some being caught on worms and crickets in deep water near structure. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Hudson: June 22. Elevation normal, water 85 and stained. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits and topwater lures below the dam, main lake and around points. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks and below Highway 20 Bridge. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait and shad below the dam, main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: June 24. Elevation rising, water murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on shad, sunfish and worms along riprap and shorelines. Crappie and bluegill slow on minnows, jigs and worms around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: June 26. Elevation above normal, water 80 and murk. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, grasshoppers, live shad, punch bait, shad, sunfish and worms along channels, creek channels, flats, river channel and river mouth. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on chicken liver, in-line spinnerbaits, slabs and spoons below the dam, main lake, points and sandbar. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Tracy Daniel, District 8 Chief.

Keystone: June 21. Elevation normal, water 86. White bass fair on small lures around points. Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam and in channels. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: June 22. Elevation normal, water 60. Trout fair on midges and PowerBait below the dam, along channels and rocks. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: June 22. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. White bass fair on crankbaits and spoons trolling main lake flats; watch for schooling fish. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: June 22. Elevation below normal, water 80s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. 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.

Sooner: June 26. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass hybrids and striped bass good on live bait, live shad and slabs in the main lake. Saugeye fair on crankbaits along riprap. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: June 22. Elevation normal, water high 70s and stained. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, in coves, around docks and main lake. Crappie are biting steadily in deep water around structure. Try a jig with some chartreuse crappie nibbles on it. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, flukes, jigs, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in coves, around docks, points, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Bass bite is slow but the best bite has been in weed beds with frogs. Blue and channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait and shad in coves, main lake and riprap. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: June 22. Elevation normal, water clear to murky. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around points and shorelines. Smallmouth bass from Chicken Creek south to the dam. White bass good on crankbaits, small lures and spoons in the main lake; look for surfacing schools early morning and late evening. Lake Tenkiller is normal with bass fishing for fish in and under the 13-16″ slot reported as good. However, big fish are getting harder to find with best results night fishing using bigger worms and baits. No good reports on crappie or catfish which have finished spawning, but be pole ready for surfacing white bass. Noodlers looking for flathead are still seeing fish on the nest. Report submitted by Brady May, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Northwest

Canton: June 23. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Channel catfish good on minnows and stinkbait along riprap and shallows. White bass, striped bass hybrids and walleye fair on crankbaits and slabs in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: June 25. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and cut bait along the dam and main lake. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

Southeast

Arbuckle: June 23. Elevation above normal, water 83 and stained. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures, crankbaits and soft plastic baits. Smallmouth bass good on topwater lures and crankbaits. Crappie fair on chartreuse jigs in less than 18 ft. in the main lake around brush piles. White bass good on crankbaits and swim baits in creek channels near flats. Channel catfish good where fresh water is coming in. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: June 22. Elevation below normal, water 87. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, flukes and plastic baits around brush structure, in coves, points and standing timber. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, punch bait, sunfish and worms along channels, in coves, creek channels, points, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: June 22. Elevation normal, water murky. Flathead and blue catfish good on cut bait, live bait and worms in the main lake, around rocks and shallows. Striped bass excellent on cut bait, lipless baits, live bait, live shad and topwater lures below the dam and along the dam. Largemouth bass fair on grasshoppers, in-line spinnerbaits and small lures in coves, around points, riprap and standing timber. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: June 22. Elevation below normal, water 81 and murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live bait and shad below the dam, along channels, river channel and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and below the dam. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County. 

Konawa: June 22. Elevation normal, water 88 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits, 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, live shad and spoons in coves, 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 22. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout good on caddis flies, small lures, tube jigs and worms along creek channels and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: June 22. Elevation normal, water 80. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits and plastic baits around brush structure, points and standing timber. Crappie, spotted bass and striped bass hybrids fair on minnows along creek channels, river channel and standing timber. White bass fair on Alabama rigs, grubs and topwater lures along flats. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: June 22. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and spinnerbaits around points, river channel and standing timber. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure and points. Striped bass excellent on chicken liver and worms below the dam, creek channels and main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: June 22. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, flukes, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, riprap, shallows, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, live bait, live shad, shad and stinkbait along channels, creek channels, flats, main lake, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Texoma: June 23. Elevation normal, water 82 and stained. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, live bait and minnows around docks and standing timber. For crappie Boat docks most productive right now in early mornings with a pink and black jig in more clear water and orange with pepper flake for stained water. Striped and white bass excellent on live bait, live shad, slabs and topwater lures along channels, in coves and river channel. Striped bass fishing is on right now on live shad throughout the day but top water in early morning and evening for top water fishing windblown banks with visible surface feeding fish is best. Channel catfish fair on live shad and punch bait along channels, dam, main lake, points and river channel. Blue catfish caught on fresh cut bait and whole shad slow drifting points and channels will allow you to locate fish. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: June 22. Elevation normal, water cloudy. Largemouth bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, creek channels, points and shorelines. Blue catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, hot dogs, shrimp and stinkbait along channels and main lake. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure, channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

Southwest

Altus-Lugert: June 24. Elevation below normal, water 75 and clear. Crappie and white bass fair on jigs around docks, points and riprap. Walleye fair on bill baits and crankbaits in the main lake and around rocks. Channel catfish fair on punch bait and worms along flats, river channel, sandbar and shallows. Report submitted by Brandon Lehrman, game warden stationed in Greer County.

Ellsworth: June 22. Elevation normal, water 84 and murky. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait, dough bait, punch bait and shad in the main lake and around points. Saugeye slow on bill baits, crankbaits and sassy shad along channels, main lake and points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Lawtonka: June 22. Elevation normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on bill baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits in coves, around docks and shorelines. 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.

Tom Steed: June 26. Elevation normal, water 75. 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 22. Elevation 80 and murky. White bass, striped bass hybrids and walleye fair on crankbaits and sassy shad in the main lake, around points and riprap. 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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