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Fishing Report for May 10, 2017 Featured

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The Florida largemouth bass that were collected for retirement from the Durant State Fish Hatchery have found their new homes in Bull Lake, Greenleaf Lake and Lone Chimney Lake. Thanks for 8 great years of service! The Florida largemouth bass that were collected for retirement from the Durant State Fish Hatchery have found their new homes in Bull Lake, Greenleaf Lake and Lone Chimney Lake. Thanks for 8 great years of service!

 

 

CENTRAL

 

Arcadia: May 8. The lake elevation is above average with temps around 65 and murky. Largemouth Bass are fair on topwaters and spinnerbaits in the flats, coves and weed beds. Catfish are good on crawfish, cut bait and punch bait in channels and on points. Largemouth Bass are fair on spinnerbaits and topwater in brush structure and riprap. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows at the docks, brush structure and riprap. Submitted by Mark Murray.

 

Draper: May 7. Lake elevation is below average, water is 58 and stained. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks and rocks. Largemouth are fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and points. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait, shad in the channels and the main lake. Submitted by Tell Judkins.

 

Overholser: May 8. The lake elevation is above average and the water is murky to muddy, temperature is 67 to 69. White bass and striped bass are fair on chicken liver, crawfish, cut bait, jigs, shrimp and shad at the discharge, main lake, points and shorelines. Catfish are fair on cut bait, shad and live bait in the main lake, points, discharge and shorelines. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows along rocks, main lake, riprap and docks. People are catching some white bass/hybrids in the river below the damn. People are also catching catfish, carp, drum and other fish in the basin on a variety of baits. Hybrids/white bass are being caught in the main lake on the windy side of the lake mainly by fishing on bottom with the baits. They are also catching some off the floating dock by using jigs mainly chartreuse in color. Catfish are mainly being caught by ballooning the bait into the main lake and by fishing on bottom usually on the windy side. People are also catching carp on dough bait in the main lake. Sunfish are also being caught along the shoreline in the main lake and the canal. The weather is still playing a part on the fishing if the rain comes in it could slow the fishing down.Submitted by Vince Mesis.

 

Wes Watkins: May 9. The lake elevation is normal and the water is murky. Catfish are good on chicken liver, cut bait, worms and punch bait in coves, shoreline and riprap. Submitted by Mike France.

 

NORTHEAST

 

Bell Cow: May 8. The lake elevation is above average and the water is muddy. Channel catfish are excellent on minnows along the shoreline and weed beds. Largemouth are fair on jigs and minnows along shoreline and weed beds. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnow on docks and shorelines. Submitted by Gary Emmons.

 

Birch: May 8. The lake elevation is above average, the water temp is 70s and the water is murky. Catfish, are slow on chicken liver and minnows along shorelines and channel. Submitted by Ryan Walker.

 

Carl Blackwell: May 8. The lake elevation is dropping and the water is 67 and muddy. Catfish are good on shrimp and worms along brush structure, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Crappie are fair on jigs and chartreuse and milky white colored jigs by docks and shallows. Saugeye are slow on crankbaits and shad in the main lake, sand bars and at 15'-2-' deep. Hybrids were good during the week near the rip rap and spillway. As the week progressed hybrids have been difficult to catch. Fishing success has been day-to-day. Success will continue to vary if the weather continues to change so drastically and the water level remains above average. Submitted by Emily Long.

 

Chandler: May 8. The lake elevation is above average and water clarity is muddy. Catfish are fair on chicken liver, minnows and worms along the shoreline. Bass are slow on spinnerbaits along shline. Crappie are slow on minnows by docks and shorelines. Submitted by Gary Emmons.

 

Copan: May 7. The lake elevation is dropping and water clarity is muddy. Crappie are fair on chicken liver and worms below the dam and shorelines. Submitted by Joe Alexander.

 

Eucha: May 7. The lake elevation is above average, water is mid 60's and muddy. Largemouth bass are slow on jigs and spinnerbaits along riprap, shallows and weed beds. White bass are slow on jigs and plastics in creek channels and riprap. Catfish are fair on chicken liver, shad and worms along the channels, spillways and riprap. Submitted by Game Warden Cody Norris.

 

Ft. Gibson: May 3. The lake elevation is rising, water is 21' above average. Catfish are good on live shad and worms in the creek channels. All other fishing is slow due to rising waters.Submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

 

Grand: May 8. The lake elevation is above average, water is 68 and stained. Crappie are fair on jigs, minnows and plastics along brush structures, shallows and shorelines. White bass are fair on plastics, and spoons below the dam, in shallows and in main lake. Catfish are good on shad below the dam, in shallows and in the main lake. Crappie are good on shad below the dam, in the main lake and the shallows.Submitted by Game Warden Marni Loftis

 

Greenleaf: May 9. The lake elevation is above average and water is 73 and murky. Bass are good on bill baits, buzz baits, crank baits, jerk baits and in-line spinner bait. Crappie are good on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs along brush structures, coves and 8-10 feet of water. Catfish are good on live shad, chicken liver, Punch bait and and sunfish at the flats and shallows. Submitted by Lark Wilson.

 

Hudson: May 7. The lake elevation is below average, water temps are 60s and the water clarity is muddy. Largemouth bass are slow on crankbaits, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits at the points, coves, shallows and shorelines. Catfish are excellent on chicken liver, cut bait, shad and worms in coves, points, shorelines and standing timber. Paddlefish are excellent snagging at the river channel and below low water dam. Submitted by Kody Moore.

 

Hulah: May 7. The lake elevation is above average with clarity being muddy. Catfish are fair on chicken liver, worms and stinkbait below the dam and along shorelines. Due to the high water from recent rains (lake level at 23ft. above normal at the time of the report) fishing is still good until the water begins to drop then fishing activity will decrease.Submitted by Joe Alexander.

 

Kaw: May 9. The lake elevation is rising, with water clarity murky. White bass are good on inline spinnerbaits, jigs, sassy shads and small lures at the inlet. Crappie are slow. Paddlefish are fair snagging in the tailwater. Catfish are good on shad and worms in standing timber and flooded areas at the upper part of the lake. Bowfishing is good in the flooded areas of Kaw for carp and gar. Catfishing is good in the flooded willows. Submitted by Larry A. Green.

 

Keystone: May 6. The lake elevation is above average, and the water clarity is muddy. All fishing slow. Submitted by Karlin Bailey.

 

Lower Illinois: May 7. The lake elevation is above average, water temps are 65 and water clarity is murky. All fishing is slow. Trout are slow on Powerbait below the dam. White bass are fair on crankbaits and jigs, in the river mouth where it mixes with Arkansas River. Submitted by Warden Jeremy Bersche.

 

Oologah: May 7. The lake elevation is above average, water temps are 65 and the water clarity is muddy. Catfish are fair on cut bait and live shad below the dam. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure. Lake is 16 ft above and falling slowly. Most boat ramps and camping areas are closed. Contact Oologah Lake Corp office for more information.Submitted by Brek Henry.

 

Skiatook: May 8. The lake elevation is above average, water temps are 60s and water clarity is muddy. Bass are slow on live shad in the main lake. Catfish are slow on chicken liver, Powerbait and worms on shorelines and flooded grassy areas. Submitted by Paul Welch.

 

Sooner: May 8. The lake elevation is normal and the water clarity is murky. Bass are fair on live shad and slabs in the main lake. Catfish are fair on cut bait in the channels along hwy 15. Largemouth are good on crankbaits and plastics along shorelines. Submitted by Doug Gottschalk.

 

Spavinaw: May 7. The lake elevation is above average, water temps are low 60s and water clarity is muddy. Catfish are good on chicken liver, shad and worms in creek channels and discharge. Submitted by Game Warden Cody Morris.

 

Webbers Falls: May 9. The lake elevation is above average, water is 73 and murky. Bass are good on bill baits, buzz baits, plastics, worms and purple 6" worms and crankbaits at the shallows, brush structure, channels, coves, flats, points riprap, rocks, shoreline and weed beds. Crappie are good on grubs, tube jigs, hair jigs and minnows along brush structure, coves and standing timber. Catfish are good on cut bait, shad, sunfish and live shad in channels, flats, points, creek channels, River Channel, Sand bar, Shallows, Shorelines, and Drift fishing with shad. Submitted by Lark Wilson.

 

NORTHWEST

 

Canton: May 7. Elevation is above average. Water is 67 and clear. Striped bass hybrids are excellent on crankbaits, jigs and shad in the discharge. White bass are good on crankbaits and slabs in the main lake. Submitted by Mark Walker.

 

Ft.Supply: May 8. Elevation is normal. Water is 65. Catfish are good on cut bait and shad in the main lake. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows on points and riprap. Walleye fair on minnows and spoons by the dam. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger.

 

SOUTHEAST

 

Arbuckle: May 6. Elevation is above average. Water is 68 and clear. Bass are good on crankbaits, flukes, jerk bait, jigs, spoon and topwater in the creek channels, main lake and weed beds. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure, creek channels and docks. Channel catfish are biting in baited holes on dough baits. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

 

Broken Bow: May 6. Elevation below average, temp is 68. Bass good on flukes, in-line spinner baits and spinnerbaits near brush structure, flats, points and standing timber. Catfish are good on punch bait, chicken liver, crawfish, sunfish and worms in the channels, creek channels, river channel, river mouth and coves. Black crappie slow on live bait, minnows and tube jigs along brush structure, creek channels, main lake and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk.

 

Eufaula: May 7. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around docks and standing timber. Bass fair on live shad and minnows below the dam. Catfish good on cut bait, live shad and live bait in main lake, creek channels and river channel. Report submitted by Terry Springwater.

 

Hugo: May 7. Elevation above average. Temp 68. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows on standing timber, channels and shallows. Bass are slow on flukes, plastics and spinnerbait along brush structure, points, rocks, and shorelines. Catfish are good on crawfish, cut bait, shad and worms below the dam. Submitted by Jay Harvey.

 

Konawa: May 7. Elevation normal. Water 70 and clear. Largemouth good on crankbaits, jigs, topwater and plastics on brush structure, main lake, points, riprap and weed beds. Top water bite is good early and late. Transition to slow moving soft plastic baits during the day.Report submitted by Dale Stites.

 

Lower Mountain Fork: May 7. Elevation normal. Water clear. Rainbow trout good on powerbait and small lures below the dam and creek channels. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Region Office.

 

McGee Creek: May 7. Elevation below average, water clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, in standing timber early mornings and late evenings. Crappie are slow on minnows and brush structure. Report submitted by Mark Hannah.

 

Murray: May 9. Elevation normal. Water 65 and clear. Bass fair on crankbaits, flukes, jerkbait, plastics and spinnerbaits on brush structure, rocks, shallows, standing timber and weed beds. White bass fair on crankbaits, hair jigs, jigs, minnows and sassy shad in coves, creek channels, main lakes and points. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs on brush structure, docks, riprap, standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers.

Pine Creek: May 7. Elevation dropping. Water clear. Crappie fair on jigs on brush structure. Bass slow on plastics in coves. Catfish fair on cut bait and stink bait in coves and in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah.

 

Robert S. Kerr: May 7. Elevation normal. Water 72 and muddy. Crappie excellent on jigs and minnows in rocks, shallows and weed beds. Catfish fair on cut bait, minnows and punch bait in creek channels, main lake and sand bars. Largemouth good on jigs and spinnerbaits in creek channels, standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer.

 

Sardis: May 5. Lake elevation is above average and water temp is 69. Bass good on bill baits, buzzbaits, crankbaits, plastics, spinnerbaits, topwater and tube jigs around brush structure, points, rocks, shorelines and standing timber. Catfish good on cut bait, shad and sunfish in channels, flats, main lake and shoreline. Report submitted by Dane Polk.

 

Texoma: May 8. Elevation below average. Water 66 and muddy. Bass good on live shad in main lake. Catfish good on cut bait, live bait and live shad in river channel and river mouth. Crappie good on hair jigs, in-line spinner bait, minnows, sassy shad, live bait, plastics, small lures and tube jigs along brush structure, shoreline, flats, riprap, rocks, shallows, sandbars and docks. Catfish are good on cut bait, live bait, live shad in the river channel and river mouth. Generation continues 24/7 with lots of water coming in and out. Stripers are small but easy to catch a limit. Crappie are still good at docks and brush shallow. Catfish are concentrated in Red and Washita Rivers with plenty still in the lake. Report submitted by Bob Wingo.

 

Wister: May 7. Water elevation is dropping and temps are 67-71 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in brush structure and in the main lake. Bass fair on plastics and spinnerbaits at brush structure and coves. Catfish good on cut bait in main lake. Report submitted by James Williams.

 

SOUTHWEST

 

Ellsworth: May 7. Elevation above average. Water clear. Crappie are slow on cut bait, punch bait and shad on flats, points and shallows. Report submitted by Mike Carroll.

 

Ft. Cobb: May 7. Elevation normal. Water 62 and murky. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, small lures and tube jigs on brush structure, dam, riprap and standing timber. Bass fair on alabama rig, buzzbaits, crankbaits, inline spinnerbaits, sassy shad, and top water in on brush structure, coves, dam and riprap. Catfish good on chicken liver, crawfish, cut bait, grubs, shrimp, stinkbait and worms in channels, creek channels and points. Report submitted by Tyler Howser.

 

Lawtonka: May 7. Elevation above average, water clear. Crappie fair on jigs and minnow at brush structure and shallows. Report submitted by Mike Carroll.

Tom Steed: May 3. Elevation normal. Water temp 62 and murky. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows on brush structure, rocks and shorelines. Bass good on crankbaits, jigs and minnows on points, rocks and shoreline. Report submitted by David Smith.

 

Waurika: May 7. Elevation normal, water temp 65-70. Crappie good on jigs and minnows on brush structure, docks and riprap. Catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, shad and stinkbait. Bass fair on flukes and sassy shad on shorelines. Report submitted by Chris Stover.