Oklahoma Fishing Report August 20 2014

CENTRAL

Arcadia: August 18. Elevation normal, water clear to murky. Crappie fair on hair jigs and jigs around brush structure and deeper brush. Sunfish fair on worms at 1-4 ft. around docks and shorelines. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: August 19. Elevation normal, water 78. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait in the main lake. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: August 19. Elevation below normal, water 84-88 and murky. White bass good on grubs, lipless baits and Alabama rigs at 4-8 ft. along shorelines and windy points early and late. Walleye fair trolling deep crankbaits, worms and drifting crawler rigs at 10-20 ft. along the spillway. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and jigs at 6-12 ft. along riprap. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait at 20-30 ft. along riprap and the dam. Flathead catfish good on minnows, goldfish and crankbaits at 8-15 ft. along riprap. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Thunderbird: August 19. Elevation below normal, water 78. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait in the main lake. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: August 18. Elevation below normal. Crappie fair on minnows around standing timber. Channel catfish fair on worms around points. White bass good on grubs in the main lake; surfacing about sunrise. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: August 17. Elevation below normal, water 90 and murky. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait and shrimp around docks and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows, jigs and Power Bait around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Carl Blackwell: August 19. Elevation below normal, water 76 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and tube jigs at 11-17 ft. around docks, channels, standing timber and enclosed dock north of the store; fish early in the morning or late in the evenings in the shaded areas of the docks produce the largest fish. Striped bass hybrids, white bass and saugeye fair on Alabama rigs, sassy shad, slabs, crankbaits, goldfish and large shiners at 3-10 ft. along flats, creek channels and along the dam. Channel and flathead catfish good on dough bait, worms, minnows and crickets at 1-8 ft. along riprap, rocks and shorelines. Sunfish excellent on crickets, worms, minnows and nymphs from the surface to 4 ft. along shorelines, weed beds and docks. Largemouth bass fair on flukes, plastic baits, minnows and buzz baits at 1-5 ft. along the spillway, riprap and points. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny.

Chandler: August 17. Elevation below normal, water 90 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and Power Bait around docks, riprap and the boat ramp. Channel catfish slow on cut bait, stinkbait and sunfish around channels and riprap. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Ft. Gibson: August 15. Elevation above normal, water 82 and clear. White bass good on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits and small lures in white and silver at 6-10 ft. around points and the main lake. Trolling or casting the shallow windy points around the golf Course at Western Hills and the Railroad Bridge around Snug Harbor. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on juglines and drift fishing shad, sunfish and stinkbait at 10-25 ft. around the river channel, the main lake and flats. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits and buzz baits at 5-15 ft. around points, standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Rick Stafford.

Greenleaf: August 19. Elevation normal, water 74 and clear. Largemouth bass good on lead-less jigs, spinnerbaits, bill baits and Biffle bugs. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-16 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Kaw: August 18. Elevation below normal, water 85 and clear. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait and shad at 2-8 ft. along flats and the river channel. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits, topwater lures, spoons and spinnerbaits from the surface to 30 ft. in the main lake and below the dam. Trolling on or near the main lake humps has been the most productive; some topwater surfacing early and late. Extreme caution is to be used while boating. The lake will remain drawn down for the next few months to allow vegetation to grow for waterfowl. Hazards exist throughout the lake. Coon Creek ramp is unusable for all boats. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: August 19. Elevation below normal, water 85. Crappie and bluegill good on jigs at 2 ft. around docks. Striped bass good on bill baits in channels. Blue catfish good on cut bait in channels. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: August 18. Elevation normal, water 60-70. Trout fair on Power Bait and in-line spinnerbaits below the dam, tailwaters, river channel and deep holes during the day. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: August 18. Elevation normal, water 78 and clear. White bass fair on slabs and spoons at 10-15 ft. in the main lake; look for schooling fish. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait at 20-25 ft. in the river channel. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: August 18. Elevation below normal, water mid to upper 80s. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow on live shad and cut shad at 25-35 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Tenkiller: August 19. Elevation below normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits, topwater lures and crankbaits around brush structure, shorelines and docks. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, punch bait, dough bait and sunfish at 7-27 ft. around points and creek channels and drifting stinkbait in the main lake. Flathead catfish good on cut bait in deep water. Sunfish and bluegill good on worms at 5-20 ft. around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, Okla.

Webbers Falls: August 19. Elevation normal, water 76 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and bill baits along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-16 ft. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: August 16. Elevation below normal, water 85. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on live shad, slabs and crankbaits at 4-12 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: August 16. Elevation below normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, topwater lures, worms and swim baits from the surface to 15 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and the main lake; topwater action only at first light then use crankbaits or 8-inch worms on a Carolina rig. White bass fair on topwater lures, grubs and small roadrunner type lures from the surface to 15 ft. along riprap, the main lake and points; white bass are chasing minnows and shad in open water and along the dam. Crappie fair on grubs, jigs and hair jigs at 21-32 ft. around brush structure and creek channels; best on breezy overcast days. Channel catfish fair on dough bait and minnows at 21 ft. around baited holes. Bluegill and sunfish good on topwater lures and poppers in shaded shallow areas in late evening. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Eufaula: August 17. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits around deeper points. White bass fair trolling crankbaits along deeper flats. Blue catfish fair on a variety of baits along deep flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridges and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: August 17. Elevation normal, water 83. Crappie fair on jigs at 12-25 ft. in the river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Murray: August 19. Elevation below normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on plastic baits, topwater lures and crankbaits from the surface to 20 ft. around rocks, points and weed beds. White bass fair on jigs, sassy shad and crankbaits from the surface to 20 ft. in the main lake and around points. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad, worms and punch bait at 10-25 ft. around points, creek channels and the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows, jigs and tube jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure, points and docks. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Robert S. Kerr: August 18. Elevation normal, water 85. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, flukes and plastic baits around brush structure, riprap and points. Striped and white bass good on live bait, Alabama rigs and bill baits below the dam and in the river channel. Blue, flathead and channel catfish good on live bait, cut bait and punch bait in the main lake, flats and river channel. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure, the main lake and rocks. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: August 17. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and live bait at 5-20 ft. along creek channels, riprap and brush structure. Striped and white bass good on live bait, sassy shad, topwater lures and slabs at 15-25 ft. in the main lake, river channel, from Platter Flats to Johnson Creek and west of Platter flats to the islands; surfacing late evening. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, stinkbait and worms at 10-20 ft. in the main lake, creek channels, riprap, from the mouth of the Washita River to Alberta Creek and from the islands to Fobb Bottoms on the Red River. Crappie and sunfish fair on minnows, tube jigs and small lures at 5-15 ft. around docks, brush, structure and creek channels. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

SOUTHWEST

Tom Steed: August 18. Elevation below normal, water 78. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad and stinkbait at 8-10 ft. in the main lake. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on jigs, live shad and slabs at 10-14 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County

Waurika: August 18. Elevation below normal, water 79. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad and stinkbait in channels and around points. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.

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