Oklahoma fishing report 7-11-18

(The Oklahoma fishing report for 7-11-18 is furnished by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife)

Central

Arcadia: July 6. Elevation above normal, water 85 and stained. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits, jigs and sassy shad around points surfacing early in the morning and around sunset. Channel and blue catfish fair on crawfish, cut bait, live shad, shrimp and worms along the dam and points. Largemouth bass fair on flukes and plastic baits around standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: July 9. Elevation above normal, water 85 and stained. Channel and blue catfish slow on punch bait and stinkbait along the dam, inlet and points. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits around standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: July 9. Elevation rising, water 82-84 and murky to clear. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait off the dam and inlet. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on lipless baits, grubs and gay blades off windy shorelines and inlet. Walleye fair drifting live baits on rigs in the main lake over humps. Largemouth bass slow to fair on jigs and spinnerbaits along shorelines. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Thunderbird: July 9. Elevation normal, water 87 and stained. White bass and saugeye slow on crankbaits around points and rocks. Channel and blue catfish slow on punch bait and stinkbait along the dam and points. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: July 8. Elevation normal, water 81 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on purple split tail plastic worms in coves and around points. White bass fair trolling sassy shad and small lures in the main lake early morning. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, punch bait and stinkbait along riprap and standing timber. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

Northeast

Bell Cow: July 8. Elevation normal, water 87 and murky. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait, minnows, shrimp and worms around docks, points and shorelines. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 12 ft. around brush structure and docks at night. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Carl Blackwell: July 10. Elevation below normal, water murky. Crappie fair on jigs, plastic baits, tube jigs and worms along shorelines and crappie dock. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, crickets, cut bait, goldfish, stinkbait and worms around brush structure, riprap, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: July 8. Elevation normal, water 87 and murky. Bluegill good on PowerBait and worms around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: July 7. Elevation normal, water clearing. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and worms along riprap and shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and jerk bait around points. Crappie slow on minnows, jigs and PowerBait around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: July 6. Elevation normal, water low 80s and stained. Crappie fair on minnows, tube jigs and hair jigs around brush structure, in coves, docks and main lake. Crappie are still being caught under the Highway 59 bridge and are being found suspended near brush piles 10+ feet in the main lake. Crappie, Sand Bass, and Largemouth Bass are being caught trolling crankbaits off of structure. Largemouth bass are biting slow on jigs and topwater baits. I would also like to remind everybody that the creel and length limits for Lake Eucha are the same as the statewide limits which are found in the regulations. Largemouth and white bass slow on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, flukes, in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in coves, docks, main lake, points, riprap, shorelines and weed beds. Channel and blue catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait, live bait, shrimp, sunfish and worms in coves, around docks, main lake, points and riprap. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: July 6. Elevation normal, water 87 and clear. White bass fair trolling small swim baits, crankbaits and in-line spinnerbaits along flats, main lake and points. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs at 3-8 ft. around brush structure, docks, main lake and rocks. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and jigs around brush structure, docks, main lake and rocks. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner. 

Greenleaf: July 6. Elevation normal, water 88 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, hair jigs, jerk baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, creek channels, shallows, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels and standing timber. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on live bait, live shad and shad along channels, shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: July 6. Elevation normal, water upper 80s and stained. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on plastic baits and topwater lures below the dam and in the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Largemouth bass fair on jigs, plastic baits and worms in coves and around points. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: July 7. Elevation normal, water clearing. Flathead and blue catfish good on shad and worms around rocks and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows, jigs and PowerBait around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: July 10. Elevation normal, water 80s and stained. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits in coves, around points, riprap, rocks and shallows. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, shad, slabs, small lures and spoons in the main lake, around points and sandbars. The white bass action has heated up as these fish have moved into a summer pattern off the swim beaches, points, from the Sarge Creek area to Ponca Cove. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along channels, flats and river channel. Juglining for blue and channel catfish has been decent in the Coon Creek flats and the Pioneer area.  Report submitted by Tracy Daniel, District 8 Chief.

Keystone: July 5. Elevation above normal, water 86. Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam and along channels. Crappie fair around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: July 6. Elevation normal, water 60 and murky. Trout good on hair jigs, midges, nymphs and worms below the dam, discharge and rocks. Striped bass fair on shad below the dam. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Skiatook: July 6. Elevation below normal, water 80s and clear. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on live shad at 15-25 ft. in the main lake and around points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: July 10. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass hybrids and striped bass good on cut bait, live bait and shad along the dam and main lake. Saugeye good on crankbaits along riprap. Water is being pumped into the lake at this time. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: July 6. Elevation normal, water 80s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows, hair jigs and tube jigs around brush structure, in coves, docks and main lake. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, flukes, in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in coves, around docks, points, riprap, shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: July 6. Elevation normal, water clear to murky. Crappie good on jigs, minnows and tube jigs at 12-18 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, main lake, points and shorelines. Report submitted by Brady May, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Webbers Falls: July 6. Elevation normal, water 88 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, hair jigs, jerk baits, jigs, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures along channels, shorelines, standing timber and in coves. Crappie fair on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, standing timber and on bottom under bridges. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live bait and shad along channels, main lake, river channel and shallows. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Northwest

Canton: July 6. Elevation above normal, water 85 and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on slabs in the main lake. Channel catfish fair on shrimp and waterdogs along shallows. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: July 9. Elevation normal, water murky. Channel catfish slow on cut bait and stinkbait in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

Foss: July 9. Elevation normal, water high 70s and clear. Striped bass hybrids good on topwater lures early morning and late evenings. White bass fair. Catfish good on trotlines baited with Danny King stinkbait. Largemouth bass fair on light colored lures in deep water. Smallmouth bass fair around brush piles on the south side. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Southeast

Arbuckle: July 8. Elevation normal, water 87 and stained. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures early morning and on crankbaits and soft plastic baits later in the day. Smallmouth bass good on topwater lures and square bill crankbaits. White bass good on grubs along flats off creek channels. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: July 9. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, punch bait and stinkbait around brush structure, rocks, sandbars and deeper pools below obstructions in current. Spotted, largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits and jerk baits around brush structure, shorelines and below riffle areas. Bluegill, green and redear sunfish excellent on crickets and grubs along sandbars and shallows. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: July 6. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 89. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, flukes and plastic baits around brush structure, points and standing timber. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, punch bait, stinkbait and worms along channels, creek channels, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Hugo: July 6. Elevation below normal, water 85 and murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish slow on cut bait, dough bait and shad below the dam, along channels and river channel. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs below the dam, along creek channels, main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: July 5. Elevation normal, water 90 and clear. Largemouth bass good 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 Alabama rigs, crankbaits and live shad in coves, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait in coves, inlet and riprap. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: July 6. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout fair on crickets, PowerBait and salmon eggs along channels and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: July 10. Stocked approximately 1,200 rainbow trout on June 27. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast region office.

McGee Creek: July 6. Elevation normal, water 84. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and plastic baits around points and standing timber. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows at 20-30 ft. along creek channels, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: July 6. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits in coves and around points. Crappie fair on jigs around brush structure. Channel catfish good on cut bait and worms in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: July 6. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on flukes, plastic baits, rogues and worms around points, riprap, shorelines and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, live shad, shad and stinkbait along channels, flats, inlet, main lake and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Texoma: July 6. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, dough bait, hot dogs, live shad, punch bait, shad and stinkbait below the dam, along channels, creek channels, shorelines and tailwater. Channel cats have been good on anything that produces strong odors in 15-30 ft. of water. Striped bass excellent on Alabama rigs, live bait, live shad, sassy shad, shad and slabs in the main lake, around points and shallows. Striper have been West of Washita point along the shoreline in the early mornings, surfacing striper can be caught on just about any lure. When surfacing not present dropping slabs is effective, use electronics to determine the depth of fish, sassy shad, and slabs will be best for artificial baits. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, live bait, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure and docks. Crappie are holding in about 15-25 ft. of water on brush under docks. The crappie bite has been good after dark on minnows around lights. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: July 6. Elevation normal, water cloudy. Largemouth bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, lipless baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, points, standing timber and in coves. Blue catfish good on cut bait, punch bait, shad and stinkbait along channels and main lake. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and tube jigs around brush structure, channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

Southwest

Altus-Lugert: July 10. Elevation dropping, water 75 and clear. Channel catfish fair on crawfish, cut bait, live bait, live shad, punch bait, shad and stinkbait along flats and sandbars. Crappie and white bass slow on minnows, jigs and small lures around brush structure, docks and riprap. Report submitted by Brandon Lehrman, game warden stationed in Greer County.

Ellsworth: July 8. Elevation normal, water 84 and murky. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait, punch bait and shad in the main lake and around points. Saugeye slow on crankbaits and slabs in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Lawtonka: July 8. Elevation below normal, water 86 and clear. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait, punch bait and shad in the main lake and around points. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Waurika: July 8. Elevation normal, water 85. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait in the main lake, around points, riprap and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.


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