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Marie R. with a channel catifsh she caught at Lake Lawtonka July 19th. Share your photos with ODWC on The Dock. Marie R. with a channel catifsh she caught at Lake Lawtonka July 19th. Share your photos with ODWC on The Dock. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

NORTHEAST

Birch: July 17. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal, water temperature 85°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and creek channels. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Copan: July 17. Elevation is .5 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 80°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, live bait, live shad, shad, sunfish, and worms around channels, main lake, riprap, rocks, shorelines. Report submitted by Lt. Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: July 17. Elevation is normal, water temperature 84°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass Fair on crankbaits, lipless baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around brush structure, docks, points, riprap, rocks, and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, live bait, shad, and worms around coves, flats, main lake, and points. White crappie fair on hair jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks, and riprap. Report submitted by Zane Arnold, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Fort Gibson: July 17. Elevation is normal, water temperature 85°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) White bass good on grubs, in-line spinnerbaits, sassy shad, shad, slabs, and topwater lures around main lake, points, and river channel. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits around brush structure, docks, main lake, and points. Blue and channel catfish good on shad around main lake, points, river channel, and below the dam. Report submitted by Ben Haff, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.

Grand: July 17. Elevation is normal, water temperature 88°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits, plastic baits, and topwater lures around coves, docks, shallows, and shorelines. White crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks, shorelines, and below the dam. Blue catfish good on cut bait, punch bait, and shad around docks, rocks, shorelines and below the dam. Report submitted by Riley Willman, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: July 18. Elevation is normal, water temperature 85°F and clear. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, minnows, spinnerbaits, topwater lures, and worms around brush structure, coves, shallows, shorelines, and weed beds. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, goldfish, hot dogs, shad, and worms around coves, main lake, shallows, and shorelines. Green and redear sunfish fair on in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, small lures, and worms around brush structure, docks, shallows, shorelines, and weed beds. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hulah: July 17. Elevation is above normal and falling, water temperature 80°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, live bait, live shad, shad, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms around channels, riprap, river channel, shorelines and below the dam. Crappie slow on hair jigs, minnows, punch bait, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, and shorelines. Report submitted by Lt. Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: July 18. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 90°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on crawfish, cut bait, goldfish, hot dogs, shad, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms around creek channels, main lake, riprap, river channel, river mouth, shallows, shorelines, and below the dam. Crappie good on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, riprap, standing timber, and below the dam. Striped, white, and Striped bass hybrids bass good on Alabama rigs, in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, lipless baits, live shad, minnows, sassy shad, shad, and topwater lures around, main lake, points, riprap, and below the dam. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: July 18. Elevation is 2.5 ft. above normal, water temperature 87°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass excellent on buzz baits, jerk baits, jigs, lipless baits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, coves, points, riprap, and weed beds. Striped bass fair on Alabama rigs around main lake and river channel. Blue and channel catfish excellent on cut bait, live bait, and live shad around main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Bailey Johnson, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: July 15. Elevation is normal, water temperature 64°F and stained. Rainbow trout good on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbaits, midges, PowerBait, and worms below the dam and other. Comments: Water flow is cycling below the dam. Best fishing times are early morning and late evening. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

 

Skiatook: July17. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal, water temperature 89°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on live shad, shad, and spoons around main lake. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: July 18. Elevation is 2.5 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 87°F and clear. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and topwater lures around brush structure and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids bass excellent on live shad around main lake. Saugeye fair on crankbaits, jigs, and live shad around main lake. Comments: All walleye, sauger, and saugeye less than 18 inches must be released immediately back to the water. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: July 17. Elevation is normal, water temperature 80°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, and minnows around brush structure and points. Black crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad, and shrimp around flats and shallows. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Tenkiller: July 18. Elevation is normal, water temperature 87°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass slow on flukes, jigs, plastic baits, and topwater lures around brush structure, creek channels, and points. Black crappie good on hair jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Bluegill good on tube jigs and worms around brush structure, rocks, and shorelines. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Webbers Falls: July 18. Elevation is 2.0 ft. above normal, water temperature 87°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, goldfish, hot dogs, shad, and stinkbait around creek channels, main lake, shallows, shorelines and below the dam. Striped and white bass fair on bill baits, flukes, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, sassy shad, and shad around river channel, shorelines, tailwater, and below the dam. Crappie slow on in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, minnows, small lures, and worms around brush structure, coves, main lake, and shorelines. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: July 17. Elevation is below normal, water temperature 90°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) White bass good on jigs and minnows around main lake and rocks. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Foss: July 18. Elevation is 3 ft. below normal, water temperature 75°F and clear.  (USACE Lake Level) Walleye slow on live bait around the main lake. Striped bass hybrids good on topwater lures while they are surfacing in early morning and late evenings. Catfish fair on cut baits around the north side of the lake. Crappie slow to fair right now. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Fort Supply: July 18. Elevation is normal, water temperature 85°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Channel catfish good on hot dogs, punch bait, shad, and stinkbait around channels, main lake, and shallows. Report submitted by Jason Badley, game warden stationed in Harper County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: July 16. Elevation is .5 ft. above normal, water temperature 84°F and clear.  (USACE Lake Level) Fishing is slow. Some bass being caught early morning to daybreak on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and jigs. White bass are chasing shad near the surface in parts of the lake, mainly the dam area. Crappie fishing fair early morning on deeper brush piles. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River:  July 19. Elevation is normal, water temperature 83°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on jigs, plastic baits, and topwater lures around brush structure, creek channels, river channel, rocks, and shorelines. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and stinkbait around brush structure and rocks. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, technician at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken BowJuly 15. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 92°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits, spoons, and worms around brush structure, points, and standing timber. White crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around brush structure, points, and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: July 15. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 83°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, lipless baits, plastic baits, and worms around brush structure, channels, main lake, points, and rocks. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, goldfish, live bait, live shad, shad, and sunfish around channels, main lake, river channel, and below the dam. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, and spoons around brush structure, channels, rocks, and below the dam. Report submitted by Jake Rowland, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: July 15. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 88°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, punch bait, shad, stinkbait, and sunfish around main lake, river channel, shorelines, and below the dam. White crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure, channels, main lake, river channel, standing timber, and below the dam. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: July 17. Elevation is normal, water temperature 90°F and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits, and topwater lures around points, river channel, and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rigs and crankbaits around coves, inlet, and river channel. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and cut bait around coves, inlet, riprap, and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: July 15. Elevation is normal, water temperature 66°F and clear. Rainbow trout good on caddis flies, PowerBait, and tube jigs around channels, spillway, and below the dam. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: July 15. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 84°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, spotted, and white bass fair on Alabama rig, crankbaits, plastic baits, sassy shad, and topwater lures around brush structure, creek channels, main lake, points, and standing timber. Channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, goldfish, live shad, and worms around creek channels. White crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Jim Gillham, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: July 15. Elevation is normal, water temperature 85°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and worms around coves and points. Black crappie good on jigs around standing timber. Channel catfish good on chicken liver around channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: July 15. Elevation is normal, water temperature 87°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass good on buzz baits, minnows, plastic baits, small lures, spinnerbaits, and spoons around brush structure, channels, coves, points, rocks, and shorelines. Striped bass good on jerk baits, jigs, spoons, and topwater lures around tailwater and below the dam. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, hot dogs, minnows, shad, shrimp, sunfish, and worms around channels, main lake, points, river channel, river mouth, shallows, shorelines, tailwater, and below the dam. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: July 15. Elevation is normal, water temperature 78°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits around coves, points, and riprap. Blue catfish fair on cut bait around channels, creek channels, and river channel. White crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Eric Barnes, game Warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: July 17. Elevation is normal, water temperature 90°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level)  Striped bass good on live shad, slabs, and topwater lures around channels, dam, main lake, and points. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on live bait, live shad, and sunfish around channels, coves, creek channels, docks, points, river channel, and below the dam. Crappie fair on grubs, jigs, minnows, and nymphs around brush structure, channels, coves, discharge, points, rocks, and standing timber. Comments: Fishing this week has been good. Striper are feeding very well on live shad near Platter Flats and the Denison Dam. They are also biting on topwater baits right now. Crappie are biting on jigs and powerbait and minnows near brush piles in 12-23 ft. of water. Blue cats are biting on live shad near river channels.  Report submitted by Garrett Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: July 14. Elevation is normal, water temperature 96°F and stained. (USACE Current Lake Level) Largemouth bass slow on jigs and plastic baits around brush structure, river channel, and river mouth. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, and hot dogs around channels and main lake. White crappie slow on grubs and tube jigs around brush structure, main lake, and river channel. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Altus-Lugert: July 17. Elevation is 26 ft. below normal, water temperature 79°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) White bass, white crappie, and walleye slow on bill baits, crankbaits, and jigs around dam, main lake, and rocks. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, punch bait, stinkbait, and worms around main lake, rocks, and sandbar. Report submitted by Brandon Lehrman, game warden stationed in Greer County.

Ellsworth:  July 18. Elevation is normal, water temperature 85°F and stained. ( USGS Lake Level) Channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver and cut bait around main lake and points. Report submitted by Justin Cornett, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Fort Cobb:  July 18. Elevation is normal, water temperature 85°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, and shrimp around creek channels and main lake. Crappie good on jigs and small lures around docks. Report submitted by Justin Cornett, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: July 18. Elevation is normal, water temperature 85°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Justin Cornett, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Tom Steed:  July 18. Elevation is 4 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 78°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait, shad, and stinkbait around flats and main lake. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: July 18. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 85°F and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure and docks. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait around main lake and shorelines. Saugeye and walleye slow on crankbaits around dam and riprap. Report submitted by Matt Farris, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.

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