Oklahoma fishing report for 7-25-18

(The Oklahoma fishing report for July 25 is furnished by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife) 

Central

Arcadia: July 20. Elevation above average, water 88 and clearing. White bass slow on crankbaits, in line spinnerbaits, jigs and slabs along the dam and points. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits along points and submerged points and humps. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait, crawfish, live shad, punch bait and worms along river channel and rocks. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: July 20. Elevation above average, water 87 and stained. Largemouth bass slow on plastics and spinnerbaits along points, shallows and shorelines. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, punch bait and stinkbait along the dam. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: July 24. Elevation normal, water 84-87 and murky to clear. Channel and blue catfish fair on punch bait and cut bait off the rocks and the dam. White bass fair on lipless baits and sassy shad along shorelines early morning and evenings. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around fishing docks and off the dam. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits along shorelines. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Thunderbird: July 20. Elevation normal, water 89 and stained. White bass and saugeye slow on crankbaits and plastics along points. Largemouth bass slow on plastics and spinnerbaits along points, shallows, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Northeast

Bell Cow: July 22. Elevation normal, water 89 and murky. Crappie good on minnows around docks at night. Largemouth bass slow on plastics and spinnerbaits around weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: July 20. Elevation below average, water 90 and clear. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait, live bait and stinkbait around coves, docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: July 23. Elevation below normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and worms along shorelines and crappie dock. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, hot dogs, PowerBait, stinkbait and worms in coves, along shorelines, riprap and weed beds. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: July 22. Elevation normal, water 89 and murky. Bluegill sunfish fair on small lures and worms around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Ft. Gibson: July 22. Elevation below average, water 86 and clear. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on live shad and sunfish around flats, main lake and river channels. White bass fair on crankbaits and in line spinnerbaits on flats and main lake. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and tube jigs at 4-8 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.

Greenleaf: July 21. Elevation normal, water 88 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, hair jigs, in-line spinnerbait, jerk bait, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and worms around brush structure, channels, coves, points, shallows, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie fair on grubs, jigs and minnows around brush structure, channels and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and shad around channels, coves, flats and shallows. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County. 

Kaw: July 24. Elevation normal, water 80s and murky. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on jigs, live shad, minnows, sassy shad, shad and slabs in the main lake. White bass and hybrid striped bass continue to bite well particularly late in the evening and at night off of humps and drop-offs from Sarge Creek to the Ponca Cove hump and south of Osage cove. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish good on grasshoppers, live shad, minnows and shad along flats and river channels. Juglines and drift fishing for blue and channel catfish good in the flats of Coon Creek and Washunga Bay. Report submitted by Tracy Daniel, District 8 Chief.

Keystone: July 19. Elevation above average, water 87. White bass good on crankbaits and spoons around channels and main lake. Blue catfish fair on cut bait in channels. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois River: July 20. Elevation normal, water 60 and murky. Rainbow trout good on jigs, midges, nymphs, Power Bait and worms below the dam and around rocks and tailwater. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Skiatook: July 21. Elevation below average, water 80s and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on shad and spoons at 10-20 ft. around main lake. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at 5-15 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, stinkbait and worms at the spillway. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Webbers Falls: July 21. Elevation normal, water 88 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, hair jigs, in-line spinnerbait, jerk bait, plastics, spinnerbaits and worms around brush structure, channels, coves, points, shallows, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie fair on grubs, jigs and minnows around brush structure, standing timber and on bottom under bridges with minnows. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and shad around channels, coves, flats, shallows and drifting with shad. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Northwest

Foss: July 23. Elevation 3/4 ft. below normal, water high 70s and clear. Striped bass hybrids fair surfacing early mornings and late evenings. Blue catfish good on trotlines baited with cut bait along the north side along tree line around from Cutbearth. Largemouth bass fair near brush piles along the south side. White bass fair drifting live bait. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Fort Supply: July 23. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel catfish slow on cut bait and worms around main lake. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

Southeast

Arbuckle: July 23. Elevation normal, water 89-93 and stained to clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits, topwater lures and shakey-head worms early morning. Smallmouth bass fair on spinnerbaits on windy days. White bass fair on rattletraps and long Johns long deep along flats. Crappie fair around docks and good on chartreuse/white jigs around brush piles. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: July 18. Elevation normal, water 75 and clear. Spotted, largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, flukes, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, rocks and shorelines. Bluegill and green sunfish excellent on grasshoppers, grubs, small lures and small pieces of trout worms along rocks, sandbar and shallows. Channel catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait around brush structure, rocks and deeper pools just off of current. Bass topwater action is best at dawn and dusk. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: July 20. Elevation below average. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and plastics around brush structure, points, river mouth and standing timber. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, punch bait and stinkbait along channels and river mouth. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: July 20. Elevation above average, water murky. Striped bass excellent on jigs, plastics, small lures and topwater lures below the dam. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam, around docks, shallows and below bridges. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: July 20. Elevation below average, water 87 and murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish slow on cut bait, dough bait, live shad and on shad below the dam, main lake and river channel. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows below the dam, around brush structure, main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Lower Mountain Fork: July 20. Elevation normal, water clear. Rainbow trout fair on caddis flies, small lures and tube jigs below the dam, around the spillway and along channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: July 20. Elevation normal, water 85. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, flukes and plastics along creek channels, points and standing timber. Channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver and goldfish along channels. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: July 20. Elevation below average, water clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jigs and plastics around points and river channel. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure and points. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, hot dogs and worms around creek channels and main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, flukes, jigs, lipless baits, plastics and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, coves, creek channels, river channel, river mouth and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, live bait and stinkbait around flats, main lake and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: July 18. Elevation below normal, water 85. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, lipless baits, plastic baits, sassy shad, spinnerbaits, topwater lures and tube jigs around brush structure, points, riprap, rocks, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad and sunfish along flats, main lake and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, points and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: July 23. Elevation normal, water 88 and clear. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, live shad and shad below the dam, along channels, main lake and river channel. Catfish are feeding mostly at night due to rising temperatures during the day. Striped bass good on live shad, sassy shad and topwater lures below the dam, along flats, main lake and river channel. Striped bass are still biting good on live bait and topwater lures. Areas include Washita point, Colbert Boat Club. Crappie slow on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs below the dam, around brush structure and docks. Crappie slow under docks and structure target time is after dark. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: July 20. Elevation normal, water cloudy. Largemouth bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, plastics and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, coves and points. Blue catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, shad and stinkbait along channels, main lake and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure, channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

Southwest

Altus Lugert: July 23. Elevation dropping, water 82 and clear. Walleye good on bill baits and jerk baits along flats, main lake and rocks. Crappie and white bass good on minnows and jigs around docks. Report submitted by Brandon Lehrman, game warden stationed in Greer County.

Ellsworth: July 23. Elevation below normal, water 91. Blue, channel and flathead catfish slow on juglines baited with cut bait and shad along creek channels and main lake. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Ft. Cobb: July 23. Elevation below normal, water 90 and clear. Largemouth bass, striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on crankbaits and plastic baits around brush structure. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: July 23. Elevation below normal, water 90 and clear. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on juglines baited with live shad and stinkbait along creek channels and main lake. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Waurika: July 21. Elevation Below average, water 86. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, hot dogs, stinkbait and worms around main lake points, riprap and shorelines. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.


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