Oklahoma Fishing Report July 30 2014

Oklahoma Fishing Report provided by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

CENTRAL

Arcadia: July 29. Elevation slightly above normal, water murky. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, shrimp, cut bait and crawfish on bottom off the rocky points early morning and late at night. Bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around brush piles early morning. White bass good. Crappie good on jigs at 10 ft. along rocky shores and docks. Report submitted by Sheila Hutton.

Draper: July 28. Elevation above normal, water 82. Channel and blue catfish slow on chicken liver, stinkbait and cut bait around points and docks. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: July 28. Elevation below normal, water 76-80. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 2-10 ft. along weed beds and riprap. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on grubs and small lures at 6-10 ft. along riprap. Walleye fair on crankbaits, minnows and worms at 8-15 ft. in the main lake and along riprap and trolling crankbaits and drifting live bait off main lake points. Channel and flathead catfish good on dough bait, punch bait and midges at 15-25 ft. along riprap. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: July 29. Elevation normal, water 74-78 and murky. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, punch bait and live bait below the dam and along the river channel. Flathead catfish fair on live bait and punch bait below the dam. Carp good on punch bait and worms below the dam. Blue catfish fair on punch bait, cut bait and live bait around points and the main lake. Report submitted by Jerrod Davis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

Thunderbird: July 28. Elevation below normal, water 82. Channel and blue catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait and punch bait in the river channel and around points. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: July 28. Elevation below normal. White bass slow on sassy shad in the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows at 10-15 ft. around standing timber. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: July 27. Elevation below normal, water 83 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and Power Bait at 8 ft. around docks and standing timber. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, punch bait and stinkbait around brush structure and shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Carl Blackwell: July 29. Elevation below normal, water 73 and murky. Spotted bass fair on minnows, crankbaits, spinnerbaits and rattletraps from the surface to 6 ft. around brush structure, docks and weed beds. White bass, striped bass and saugeye fair on minnows, goldfish, in-line spinnerbaits, spoons, jigs and shad at 1-6 ft. in the main lake, shallows, shorelines and Fox Run Bridge; slowly trolling hard baits or drifting live baits in areas that bait fish are congregated. Crappie slow on minnows, jigs, small lures and tube jigs at 7-16 ft. around docks, standing timber and creek channels. Channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, live bait, goldfish, doughbait, cut bait, hotdogs, worms and grasshoppers at 1 ft. off bottom around riprap, points and rocks early morning and late evening. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny.

Chandler: July 27. Elevation below normal, water 83 and murky. Crappie slow on jigs around docks and the boat ramp. Flathead catfish fair on shad and sunfish along shorelines. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms and shad around docks and the boat ramp. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and sassy shad at 8-10 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: July 28. Elevation normal, water 80. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on shad, chicken liver and worms at 4-8 ft. along channels and riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Greenleaf: July 29. Elevation normal, water 74 and clear. Largemouth bass good on jigs, bill baits and plastic worms along moss beds, shorelines, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-15 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hulah: July 28. Elevation normal, water 80. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on worms and shad along channels, the main lake and riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: July 30. Elevation dropping, water 82. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, stinkbait and shad at 2-8 ft. in the river channel and flats. Drawdown on the lake is occurring to plant Japanese millet. Boaters should use extreme caution while on the lake. New mudflats and structure have been exposed. Large boats should use ramps other than Coon Creek. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: July 29. Elevation normal, water 80. Blue catfish excellent on cut bait in channels. Striped bass and white bass good on live shad and small lures along humps. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: July 27. Elevation normal, water 55-75 and clear. Trout fair on in-line spinnerbaits, Power Bait, nymphs and midges at 2-6 ft. below the dam and the Watts area; fish are biting as water rises and falls. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: July 28. Elevation normal, water 75 and clear. White bass fair on crankbaits and slabs 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. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around brush structure. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits at 10-15 ft. around rocks. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: July 28. Elevation below normal, water mid to upper 80s and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad and cut shad at 15-30 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Tenkiller: July 28. Elevation normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on topwater lures, spinnerbaits and plastic baits; topwater lures best from first light to 10 a.m. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits and hair jigs around points, the main lake and around islands; best in the evenings. Channel and blue catfish good on punch bait and dough bait at 17-21 ft. in the mouth of coves, points and creek channels; use flip-flops baited with cut bait at 20-40 ft. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, Okla.

Webbers Falls: July 29. Elevation normal, water 76 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits along creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and sunfish on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows at 15 ft. around brush structure and bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: July 26. Elevation below normal, water 85. White bass, striped bass hybrids and walleye good on crankbaits and slabs at 4-12 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: July 26. Elevation below normal, water 79. Crappie fair on hair jigs, tube jigs, minnows and grubs in chartreuse/white and chartreuse/brown at 15-25 ft. around brush structure, creek channels, weed beds and state maintained brush piles. White bass fair on crankbaits, lipless baits, topwater lures, slabs and small roadrunner baits in white/pearl from the surface to 12 ft. around the points, riprap, weed beds and open water while chasing shad on the surface early morning. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on topwater lures, jigs and tube jigs in watermelon seed from the surface to 15 ft. in the river channel, weed beds and brush structure; best on topwater lures and shallow crankbaits off points early morning. Channel catfish good on dough bait and minnows on bottom in 22 ft. of water in creek channels and baited holes. Bluegill and sunfish good on topwater lures from the surface to 4 ft. in coves and along sandbars. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: July 28. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Smallmouth, spotted and largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures at 2-6 ft. in channels, rocks, around brush structure and below waterfalls. Channel catfish excellent on worms, stinkbait and chicken liver at 3-8 ft. in channels, around rocks and large pools. Sunfish and bluegill excellent on small lures, worms, grasshoppers and grubs at 1-3 ft. in shallows, along shorelines and weed beds. Flathead catfish fair on worms, sunfish and live bait at 4-8 ft. in the river channel, around rocks and deeper pools below riffles; best at night. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: July 27. Elevation normal, water 78. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, spoons and plastic baits at 15-20 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and rocks. Crappie good on minnows, tube jigs and jigs around brush structure, standing timber and riprap. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, worms and punch bait at 20-25 ft. in channels, river mouth and river channel. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: July 27. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits along deeper flats and deeper points. White bass fair trolling crankbaits along deeper flats early and late. Blue catfish fair on a variety of baits along deep flats and deeper rocky areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-20 ft. under bridges and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: July 27. Elevation normal, water 82. Crappie slow on minnows at 15-25 ft. along the river channel and standing timber. Blue catfish slow on chicken liver, stinkbait and shad at 10-30 ft. in the river channel and rocks. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Lower Mountain Fork: July 27. Elevation normal, water 69. Trout good on caddis flies, Power Bait and small lures along rocks and the river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: July 25. Stocked 1,447 pounds, approximately 2,400 rainbow trout on July 22. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast regional office.

McGee Creek: June 27. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Crappie good on minnows at 16-20 ft. around brush structure. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs and plastic baits at 20-24 ft. around points and rocks. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: July 29. Elevation below normal, water 80. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, topwater lures and spinnerbaits from the surface to 20 ft. around rocks, points and the main lake. Channel catfish good on cut bait, punch bait, worms and shad at 5-15 ft. along rocks, the river channel and flats. Crappie fair on jigs, small lures and minnows at 8-15 ft. around brush structure, docks and standing timber. White bass fair on jigs, topwater lures and crankbaits from the surface to 20 ft. in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: July 27. Elevation normal, water 72. Largemouth bass fair plastic baits in the river channel. Crappie fair on jigs around standing timber and brush structure. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait and punch bait in creek channels. Sunfish excellent on worms around structure. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: July 28. Elevation normal, water 87. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, flukes and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points and riprap. Striped and white bass good on Alabama rigs and bill baits in the river channel. Blue, channel and flathead catfish excellent on cut bait and live shad along the river channel and flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Sardis: July 27. Elevation normal, water 83. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-14 ft. around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait at 14 ft. along channels, shorelines and the main lake. Flathead catfish slow on sunfish at 4-12 ft. along rocks. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on bill baits, crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 4-16 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and creek channels. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: July 27. Elevation below normal, water 82. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and topwater lures at 5-20 ft. in creek channels and points. White and striped bass good on live shad, slabs, topwater lures and sassy shad at 10-20 ft. in the main lake and the river channel. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, cut bait, stinkbait and chicken liver at 10-20 ft. along creek channels, river channel, the main lake, cleaning stations and on the Red River at Fobb Bottom and the Washita River at Butcher Pen. Crappie and sunfish fair on minnows, small lures and tube jigs at 5-15 ft. around docks, creek channels and brush structure. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: July 27. Elevation normal, water 81. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 8-14 ft. along creek channels, river channel and riprap. Flathead catfish good on sunfish and punch bait at 10-20 ft. along the main lake and the river channel. Crappie fair on jigs and tube jigs at 12-20 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Foss: July 30. Elevation 17 ft. below normal with gates closed, water high 70s and clear. Striped bass hybrids good drifting live bait. Walleye fair on live bait. Catfish good on trotlines baited with Danny King stinkbait. Crappie slow to fair. Bass slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Tom Steed: July 29. Elevation 11 ft. below normal, water 75. All fishing slow. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County

Waurika: July 27. Elevation below normal, water 79. Blue and channel catfish fair on stinkbait and shad around points. White bass and striped bass hybrids 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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