Oklahoma Fishing Report July 16 2014

Oklahoma Fishing Report

CENTRAL

Draper: July 15. Elevation above normal, water 80. White bass slow on small lures in the main lake. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: July 15. Elevation below normal, water 79-84. Channel and blue catfish good on punch bait, stinkbait and cut bait at 10-15 ft. along riprap and the main lake. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on lipless baits, grubs and minnows at 3-10 ft. along shorelines and the main lake. Walleye fair on worms and crankbaits at 8-12 ft. in the main lake. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 6-12 ft. along shorelines. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Thunderbird: July 15. Elevation below normal, water 80. Saugeye slow on crankbaits around points. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: July 15. Elevation below normal. Crappie slow on minnows slow around standing timber. White bass fair on crankbaits and sassy shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: July 13. Elevation below normal, water 83. Crappie slow on jigs around brush structure. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver along shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits in weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Carl Blackwell: July 15. Elevation below normal, water 75 and murky. White bass, striped bass and striped bass hybrids fair on minnows, sassy shad and crankbaits at 2-6 ft. along the spillway, coves, rocks and Fox Run Bridge. Channel catfish excellent on chicken liver, shad, minnows and punch bait at 1-9 ft. around docks, riprap and rocks. Flathead catfish good on goldfish, minnows, sunfish and worms at 3-8 ft. around rocks, creek channels and standing timber. Bluegill good on minnows, worms, small lures, Power Bait, bead head and topwater flies at 2-6 ft. along shorelines, docks and weed beds. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny.

Chandler: July 13. Elevation below normal, water 83. Crappie slow on minnows around the docks and dam. Channel catfish slow on cut bait along shorelines. Flathead catfish slow on sunfish along shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits and small lures along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Ft. Gibson: July 12. Elevation above normal, water 80 and clear. White bass good on small white crankbaits and in-line spinnerbaits at 8 ft. in the main lake, points, shorelines and on rooster tails and small crankbaits trolling points and wading. Blue catfish fair on shad, shrimp and jigs at 15 ft. in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Rick Stafford.

Greenleaf: July 15. Elevation normal, water 74 and clear. Largemouth bass good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits along shorelines, creek channels, rocky points and brush structure. Catifsh good on fresh cut bait and sunfish on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in green, yellow and red at 12 ft. around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: July 15. Elevation normal, water 68. White bass good on crankbaits and small lures at 8-18 ft. around points, river channel and the main lake. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, topwater lures, spinnerbaits and buzz baits at 4-16 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and standing timber. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Kaw: July 15. Elevation rising, water 85 and murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, worms, stinkbait and noodling at 2-8 ft. along flats, shorelines and rocks. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on crankbaits, live shad and topwater lures at 1-20 ft. in the main lake, riprap and points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-18 ft. around brush structure and riprap. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: July 15. Elevation above normal, water 84. Blue catfish slow on cut bait in channels. Striped bass and white bass good on live shad at 17 ft. along humps. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-15 ft. along the highway bridges. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits along rocks and shorelines. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: July 13. Elevation normal, water 55-65. Trout fair on white Power Bait, worms, small lures and dark midges below the dam, river channel, eddies and current seams with running water and deeper holes when no current is available. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Skiatook: July 13. Elevation below normal, water low to mid 80s. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad and cut shad at 20-35 ft. in the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure and creek channels. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: July 14. Elevation normal. Saugeye slow on crankbaits in the main lake. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on live shad and slabs in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait around points. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Tenkiller: July 14. Elevation above normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits, crankbaits and topwater lures at 3-20 ft. around brush structure, points and the main lake; use topwaters around any stickups available. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on dough bait, minnows, punch bait and sunfish at 127-21 ft. around points, shorelines and at the mouth of coves; use flip-flops baited with cut bait, sunfish and minnows at 20-40 ft. White bass fair on small lures and jigs at the surface in the main lake, around points and near islands during the evenings. Sunfish and bluegill good on worms and jigs at 10-20 ft. around docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, Okla.

Webbers Falls: July 15. Elevation normal, water 76 and murky. Largemouth bass good on jig-and-worm, crankbaits and spinnerbaits along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on cut bait, stinkbait and sunfish. Crappie fair on minnow and jigs at 8-12 ft. around bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Ft. Supply: July 15. Channel catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait and on stinkbait and liver along the bank. Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: July 12. Elevation above normal, water 79. Crappie and sunfish good on jigs, grubs and spoons in chartreuse/white at 27 ft. around brush structure, river channel, docks and drop-offs in creek channel and on small jig swing on pendulum over brush piles. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on topwater lures, worms, tube jigs and chug bugs at 15-20 ft. around the main lake, points and creek channels early day. White bass fair on topwater lures, lipless baits, in-line spinnerbaits and grubs from the surface to 12 ft. in the main lake, around points and channels. Carp and channel catfish slow on dough bait and minnows at 5-15 ft. in coves, docks and weed beds. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: July 15. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Smallmouth, spotted and largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jerk baits and topwater lures at 2-5 ft. in weed beds, creek channels and rocks. Channel catfish excellent on stinkbait, chicken liver and worms at 3-8 ft. in channels, brush structure and points. Flathead catfish fair on live bait and worms at 5-8 ft. along rocks and deeper holes around current. Sunfish and bluegill good on crickets, grasshoppers, Power Bait and grubs at 1-3 ft. along shorelines, shallows and weed beds. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: July 13. Elevation normal, water 81. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, plastic baits and crankbaits at 15-20 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and points. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, worms, stinkbait and punch bait at 10-15 ft. in channels, mouth of the river and the river channel. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 15-30 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Walleye fair on crankbaits at 15-20 ft. around points, rocks and riprap. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: July 13. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits along deeper points and rocky drop-off areas. White bass good on slab spoons around deeper flats early and late. Blue catfish fair on a variety of lures along flats and deeper rocky areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. under bridges and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: July 13. Elevation normal, water 76. Crappie slow on minnows and tube jigs at 15-25 ft. in creek channels. Blue catfish slow on chicken liver and cut bait from the surface to 10 ft. in the river channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Murray: July 14. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on plastic worms, crankbaits and flukes. Channel catfish good on stinkbait and red worms. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Robert S. Kerr: July 14. Elevation normal, water 82. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits in coves, around points and riprap. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and channels. Blue, flathead and channel catfish good on cut bait, shad and live bait along flats, in the main lake and river channel. Striped and white bass good on live shad and Alabama rigs. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Sardis: July 12. Elevation normal, water 81. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits at 4-12 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and standing timber. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-14 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait at 10-16 ft. in channels and the main lake. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: July 13. Elevation below normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on plastic baits, crankbaits and surface lures at 5-15 ft. along creek channels, riprap and shorelines. Striped and white bass good on live shad, slabs, sassy shad and surface lures at 10-20 ft. along the river channel and main lake. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, stinkbait and worms at 10-20 ft. in creek channels, the main lake and the river channel; also being caught in the upper Red River and the cleaning stations. Crappie and sunfish good on live bait, small lures, tube jigs and worms at 5-20 ft. around brush structure, docks and creek channels. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: July 13. Elevation above normal, water 81 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 8-14 ft. along creek channels, points and riprap. Flathead, channel and blue catfish good on live bait, sunfish and goldfish at 10-20 ft. in channels, the main lake and river channel. Crappie, bluegill and sunfish fair on jigs, tube jigs and grasshoppers at 12-20 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: July 13. Elevation below normal, water 80. Channel and blue catfish fair on punch bait and stinkbait around points and rocks. Saugeye slow on spoons and crankbaits in the main lake. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: July 15. Elevation 17 ft. below normal with gates closed, water high 70s and clear. Striped bass hybrids good on live bait while drifting. Walleye fair. Catfish good on stinkbait. White bass fair. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Tom Steed: July 15. Elevation below normal, water 75. Blue catfish slow on cut bait and stinkbait on bottom along flats. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County

Waurika: July 15. Elevation below normal, water 77. Channel and blue catfish fair on stinkbait and cut bait around points. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.

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