Oklahoma fishing report for 8-15-18

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

Central

Draper: August 13. Elevation dropping, water 83 and stained. White bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and minnows along inlet and dam. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, topwater lures, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around points, shallows, shorelines, standing timber and brush. Blue and channel catfish good on punch bait, stinkbait, cut bait and shrimp around docks, dam and inlet. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush, standing timber, docks and inlet. Report submitted by Draper Concession.

Wes Watkins: August 14. Elevation normal, water mid-80s and clear. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, punch bait and worms along channels and creek mouths. Crappie slow on minnows around standing timber. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

Northeast

Greenleaf: August 10. Elevation normal, water 89 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, in coves, creek channels, points, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Crappie slow on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, shorelines and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and shad along channels, in coves, flats, points, shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Kaw: August 13. Elevation above normal, water low 80s and murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits and plastic baits around points and rocks. Largemouth bass fishing is good along rocky shorelines and points using soft plastics and shallow running crankbaits. White bass and hybrids are fair to good on slabs over humps in the Sarge Creek, Pioneer Swim Beach, Ponca hump and south of Osage Cove to the dam. Crappie fishing has been good over sunken brush lake wide in 12-20 ft. vertically jigging and drop shot casting small shad colored jigs. Fish are suspended right at the thermocline. Blue cat fishing remains excellent drift fishing or juglining the Coon Creek and Washunga Bay flats as well as the river channel from Sarge Creek to Osage Cove using fresh cut shad or large yellow grasshoppers. Channel catfishing has been very good from Traders Bend to the stateline using punch bait and grasshoppers fished in deeper holes. Report submitted by Tracy Daniel, District 8 Chief.

Keystone: August 9. Elevation normal, water 88. Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam and along channels. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: August 10. Elevation normal, water 60 and murky. Trout fair on jigs, midges, nymphs, PowerBait and worms below the dam, along channels, rocks and tailwater. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Tenkiller: August 10. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water murky to clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits and plastic baits around brush structure and main lake. Largemouth bass are both suspended in deep water and around deep brush piles making them harder to get to. Blue catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait, goldfish and shad in the main lake. Late evening and night time jug-line sets for catfish is producing some results for those who spend the time acquiring live or freshly cut bait. Report submitted by Brady May, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Webbers Falls: August 10. Elevation normal, water 89 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, creek channels, points, riprap, rocks, shallows, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie fair on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, midges and tube jigs around brush structure. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair drifting shad along channels, creek channels, flats, points, riprap, river channel and shallows. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Northwest

Canton: August 11. Elevation above normal, water 87 and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on shad and slabs in the main lake. Channel catfish good on shad in the main lake and along shallows. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: August 13. Elevation normal, water murky. Channel catfish good on cut bait, stinkbait and worms in the main lake, riprap and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

Southeast

Arbuckle: August 14. Elevation normal, water 81-83. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures early morning and on crankbaits and soft plastic baits. Smallmouth bass good on topwater lures early morning, on spinnerbaits in the wind and on soft plastic baits. Crappie slow on yellow/white slabs slayer baits at 18 ft. off docks and out on the lake. White bass good on grubs up creeks and on roadrunners along flats. Channel catfish good on punch bait, dead minnows and stinkbait. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: August 10. Elevation below normal, water 87. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and plastic baits around brush structure, points and standing timber. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: August 10. Elevation normal, water clearing slowly. Blue catfish and striped bass good on cut bait, live bait, live shad and shad below the dam and along the dam. Crappie good on minnows and jigs below the dam, around docks and main lake. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on grasshoppers, plastic baits, small lures and spinnerbaits in the main lake, along shallows, standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: August 10. Elevation below normal, water 86 and murky. Boaters use caution as lake levels are exposing islands and underwater hazards. Blue, channel and flathead catfish slow on cut bait, live bait and shad below the dam, along channels and river channel. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs below the dam, around brush structure, channels, main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: August 9. Elevation normal, water 97 and clear. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, crankbaits, jigs, 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, creek channels, inlet and riprap. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: August 10. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout fair on PowerBait and small lures along creek channels and rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Pine Creek: August 10. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and topwater lures in coves, along shallows and standing timber. Crappie fair around brush structure. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and worms along creek channels and main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: August 10. Elevation normal, water 84. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits and jigs along creek channels and standing timber. Crappie, spotted bass and white bass fair on minnows along river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Robert S. Kerr: August 10. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, plastic baits and worms around brush structure, in coves and creek channels. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, live bait, shad, stinkbait and sunfish along channels, flats, main lake, river channel and river mouth. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs along channels, main lake and standing timber. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: August 10. Elevation below normal, water 88. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits below the dam, along channels, creek channels, points, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad and sunfish along channels, main lake and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows, tube jigs and hair jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: August 10. Elevation normal, water 88 and clear. Striped bass good on live shad and topwater lures below the dam, along flats, main lake and river channel. Striper fishing is still good on live shad, early mornings and late evenings surfacing fish can be caught on topwater lures. Washita point area usually holds surfacing schools of striper in early mornings. Striper fishing below dam is good when water flow is present on live shad. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad below the dam, main lake and river channel. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure and docks. Crappie is being caught in 16ft to 20ft of water on brush as well as on bridge pillars with jigs/minnows. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: August 10. Elevation normal, water cloudy. Largemouth bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels and points. Blue catfish good on cut bait, shad and stinkbait along channels, main lake and around points. 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: August 13. Elevation dropping, water 85 and clear. Walleye, white bass and crappie good on bill baits and crankbaits in the main lake. Channel catfish good on minnows and punch bait around brush structure, flats and rocks. Report submitted by Brandon Lehrman, game warden stationed in Greer County.

Ellsworth: August 12. Elevation below normal, water 84 and murky. Blue 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: August 14. Elevation below normal, water 84 and cloudy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait along creek channels and main lake. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: August 12. Elevation below normal, water 85 and clear. 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.

Tom Steed: August 13. Elevation normal, water 82. 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: August 12. Elevation dropping, water 84. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, shad and stinkbait in the main lake, around points and shorelines. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.

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