Oklahoma Fishing Report August 6 2014

Oklahoma Fishing Report provided by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

CENTRAL

Arcadia: August 4. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Sheila Hutton.

Draper: August 3. Elevation above normal, water 78. Channel and blue catfish slow on chicken liver and cut bait in the river channel and points. White bass fair on small lures in the inlet. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: August 5. Elevation below normal, water 82-85 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and flukes at 6 ft. along weed beds and riprap. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on lipless baits, grubs and sassy shad at 4-10 ft. along shorelines and the main lake. Walleye good on minnows, worms and crankbaits at 10-20 ft. in the main lake; the best reports are on drifting nightcrawler rigs and jigs tipped with minnows and trolling deep running crankbaits. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait, punch bait and dough bait at 15-30 ft. along riprap. Flathead catfish good on goldfish and minnows at 10-20 ft. along riprap. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: August 5. Elevation normal, water 76-79 and murky. Carp good on punch bait and worms below the dam. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, punch bait, hotdogs and live bait below the dam and the river channel. Blue catfish slow on cut bait, live bait and punch bait in the main lake. Report submitted by Jerrod Davis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

Thunderbird: August 3. Elevation below normal, water 78. White bass fair on crankbaits and small lures around points and the main lake. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait in the main lake, around points and the river channel. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: August 5. Elevation below normal. White bass fair on jigs, slabs and spoons in the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows around standing timber. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: August 6. Elevation below normal, water 84 and muddy. Crappie fair on jigs and Power Bait around brush structure and docks. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait, cut bait and shad around docks, riprap and boat ramps. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Carl Blackwell: August 5. Elevation below normal, water 76 and stained. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-18 ft. around docks and standing timber and fair at the enclosed fishing dock early mornings and evenings. Spotted and largemouth bass fair on jigs, plastic baits, sassy shad and crankbaits at 5-8 ft. along shorelines, points and weed beds. White bass, striped bass hybrids and saugeye fair on bill baits, topwater lures, lipless baits and live bait from the surface to 6 ft. in channels, main lake and flats. Channel catfish excellent on minnows, goldfish, dough bait, worms and cut bait at 1-6 ft. in coves and riprap. Flathead catfish good on goldfish, minnows, crawfish and sunfish at 1-9 ft. in channels, rocks and coves. Trotlines and juglines are restricted to west of the ski boundary. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny.

Chandler: August 6. Elevation below normal, water 84 and murky. Crappie good on jigs around the boat ramp. Channel catfish good on stinkbait around docks, shorelines and boat ramps. Flathead catfish slow on sunfish along shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on in-line spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3 ft. in the shallows. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: August 2. Elevation normal, water 80. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on shad, sunfish and goldfish at 6-8 ft. in channels, main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Grand: August 3. Elevation normal, water 90. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and worms around points and channels. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around docks. White bass fair on jigs in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait around flats. Paddlefish slow in the main lake. Report submitted Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: August 5. Elevation normal, water 74 and clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and bill baits along creek channels, brush structure and rocky points. Catfish good on stinkbait and fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-15 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: August 5. Elevation above normal, water 78. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad at 10-18 ft. in the river channel and tailwaters. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: August 2. Elevation normal, water 80. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on goldfish, sunfish and shad at 6-8 ft. in creek channels and the river channel and on juglines. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: August 4. Elevation below normal, water 85 and murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad and stinkbait at 4-12 ft. along flats. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow on crankbaits, topwater lures, slabs and live shad at 1-15 ft. along the main lake and riprap. Main lake humps near Kaw City and riprap under bridges have been the most consistent producers. Coon Creek boat ramp is unusable for all boaters. The Arkansas River arm has silted shut and is unnavigable. Millet planting has been completed and the lake level is scheduled to remain low over the next couple of months. Use extreme caution while boating. New hazards exist throughout the lake. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: August 5. Elevation above normal, water 83. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic baits along rocks. White bass fair on crankbaits along flats. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: August 4. Elevation normal, water 60-70. Trout fair on Power Bait, worms and dark colored nymphs along eddies when water is running and deep holes when no water releases are occurring. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: August 3. Elevation normal, water 75. White bass fair on slabs and crankbaits at 10-15 ft. along flats; watch for schooling fish early and late. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait at 20-25 ft. in the river channel. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits at 10 ft. along rocks. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: August 5. Elevation below normal, water mid to upper 90s. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad and cut shad at 20-35 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Tenkiller: August 4. Elevation below normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits, topwater lures and spinnerbaits at 10-20 ft. around brush piles, the main lake, points and brush structure and on topwater lures and crankbaits in the shallow water. Channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, punch bait and sunfish at 10-20 ft. around points, creek channels and flats; drift with cut bait, anchor with dough bait or punch bait and on flip-flops baited with cut bait or sunfish at 20-40 ft. Sunfish and bluegill good on worms at 5-15 ft. along shorelines, docks and coves. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, Okla.

Webbers Falls: August 5. Elevation normal, water 76 and murky. Largemouth bass good on jigs-and-worm around brush structure, creek channels and riprap. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and sunfish on bottom or drifting. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-15 ft. around bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: August 2. Elevation below normal, water 83. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, jigs and jerk baits in pearl and chartreuse from the surface to 15 ft. around brush structure, points, rocks and moss beds early morning and overcast days with some wind are best. Smallmouth bass slow on topwater lures in pearl and orange belly from the surface to 4 ft. in the main lake and around points at first light. White bass and crappie good on lipless baits, crankbaits and grubs from the surface to 12 ft. in the main lake, shorelines and the main lake. Crappie fair on lipless baits, crankbaits, grubs and hair jigs at 12-22 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and marked brush piles. Channel catfish slow on dough bait and minnows in the main lake and creek channels. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: August 3. Elevation normal, water 78. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, plastic baits and jerk baits at 20-25 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and riprap. Crappie good on jigs, spoons and tube jigs at 15-20 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Channel catfish good on worms, stinkbait, punch bait and chicken liver at 15-20 ft. in channels, the river mouth and river channel. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: August 3. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic baits and deep running crankbaits around deep points. White bass fair trolling crankbaits along flats. Blue catfish fair on a variety of baits around deeper rocky areas and deeper flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around bridges and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: August 3. Elevation above normal, water 82. Crappie fair on minnows at 15-25 ft. in creek channel and standing timber. Blue catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait and shad at 5-10 ft. in the river channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Lower Mountain Fork: August 3. Elevation normal, water 67 and clear. Trout good on nymphs and Power Bait along rocks and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Murray: August 4. Elevation below normal, water 78 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on topwater lures, spinnerbaits, plastic baits and white spinnerbaits from the surface to 20 ft. along rocks, points and the main lake early morning and late evening. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, shad, worms and punch bait at 5-20 ft. in creek channels, shallows and the main lake. Crappie slow on jigs, small lures and minnows at 10-20 ft. around brush structure, docks and points. White bass slow on crankbaits, small lures, sassy shad and topwater lures from the surface to 20 ft. in the main lake, creek channels and points. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: August 3. Elevation normal, water 79 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and buzz baits in coves and around standing timber. Crappie good on minnows and brush structure. Channel catfish excellent on worms and stinkbait below the dam. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: August 4. Elevation normal, water 87. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, tube jigs and flukes around brush structure, shorelines and points. Striped and white bass good on Alabama rigs, bill baits and live bait in the river channel. Blue, channel and flathead catfish excellent on cut bait, live bait, chicken liver and dough bait in the river channel, river mouth and flats. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Sardis: August 4. Elevation above normal, water 84. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 5-14 ft. along brush structure, weed beds and rocks. Crappie fair on jigs, tube jigs, minnows and small lures at 12-14 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and creek channels. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, sunfish and shad in channels and flats. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: August 3. Elevation below normal, water 84. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on plastic baits, topwater lures and crankbaits at 10-20 ft. along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Striped and white bass good on live shad, topwater lures, slabs and sassy shad at 10-25 ft. from Platter Flats to the islands. Chanel and blue catfish good on live bait, worms and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. along riprap and creek channels; these fish are being caught in the mouth of the Washita River and on the Red River past Sanders Island view. Crappie and sunfish good on small lures, minnows and tube jigs at 5-15 ft. around brush structure, docks and creek channels. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: August 3. Elevation normal, water 83. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 4-16 ft. around brush structure. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 12-14 ft. in the main lake and along shorelines. Flathead catfish fair on sunfish at 4-12 ft. in the river channel. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Tom Steed: August 5. Elevation below normal, water 75. Blue and channel catfish slow on stinkbait. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County

Waurika: August 5. Elevation below normal, water 79. Blue and channel catfish fair on stinkbait and shad around points. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on minnows and shad in the main lake. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.

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