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Fishing Report: June 5, 2024 Featured

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Bradly Courtwright caught this MASSIVE 95 pound flathead catfish in Pine Creek Reservoir on a trotline. Bradly's catch is the largest flathead ever caught in Pine Creek! This fish is almost 20 pounds larger than the rod and reel record but 11 pounds short of the unrestricted division record - which was caught on a trotline in 1977 in Wister Reservoir. Bradly Courtwright caught this MASSIVE 95 pound flathead catfish in Pine Creek Reservoir on a trotline. Bradly's catch is the largest flathead ever caught in Pine Creek! This fish is almost 20 pounds larger than the rod and reel record but 11 pounds short of the unrestricted division record - which was caught on a trotline in 1977 in Wister Reservoir. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

CENTRAL

Arcadia: June 3. Elevation is 0.5 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 71°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, flukes, and spinnerbaits around channels, coves, and points. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, coves, and docks. Channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, and punch bait around coves, points, and shorelines. Report submitted by Dalton Buley, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Hefner: June 2. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 76.1°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass, bluegill sunfish, and redear sunfish good on buzz baits, in-line spinnerbaits, spinnerbaits, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, shorelines, and weed beds. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, dough bait, and jigs around channels, rocks, and weed beds. White bass and walleye fair on minnows, spoons, and worms around main lake and rocks. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Overholser: June 4. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 75°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Blue and channel catfish excellent on cut bait and worms around points, riprap, and shallows. White bass fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, and minnows around dam, docks, and points. Bluegill sunfish good on worms around shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Canadian County.

Stanley Draper: June 3. Elevation is 1.5 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 73°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks, shorelines, and standing timber. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around points and shorelines. White bass fair on small lures around inlet, main lake, and points. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Thunderbird: June 3. Elevation is .5 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 72°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad around points and river channel. Saugeye good on crankbaits and plastic baits around main lake, points, and rocks. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks, and shorelines. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: June 4. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and rising, water temperature 73°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Channel catfish good on chicken liver, punch bait, stinkbait, and worms around creek channels, riprap, and rocks. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around points. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: June 4. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 72°F and murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, riprap, shallows, and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around docks. Channel catfish fair on worms around shorelines. Report submitted by Harriet, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: June 2. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 78°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie good on minnows around brush structure. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits and minnows around points. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: June 4. Elevation is 3 ft. below normal and rising, water temperature 76°F and stained. Saugeye good on crankbaits, jigs, and plastic baits around main lake and points. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks, riprap, and shorelines. Striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits and shad around channels and main lake. Report submitted by Josey Branch, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: June 4. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 73°F and murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, grasshoppers, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure and dam. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around docks. Channel catfish fair on worms around dam. Report submitted by Jacob Harriet, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: June 2. Elevation is 2 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 65°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue and channel catfish good on goldfish, live bait, live shad, shad, shrimp, sunfish, and worms below the dam, channels, main lake, and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, PowerBait, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, coves, docks, and shorelines. Bluegill sunfish good on crickets, grasshoppers, hair jigs, PowerBait, and worms around coves, shallows, and shorelines. Report submitted by Lt. Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: June 2. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 74°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and topwater lures around brush structure, shallows, and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks, and shorelines. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and worms around shorelines. Report submitted by Riley Willman, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Fort Gibson: June 2. Elevation is 4 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 75°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, topwater lures, and worms around brush structure, coves, docks, and shorelines. White bass and crappie good on hair jigs, minnows, plastic baits, spoons, and tube jigs below the dam, brush structure, channels, coves, docks, and main lake. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, live shad, shad, sunfish, and worms below the dam, coves, and riprap. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.

Grand: June 2. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 79°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, flukes, jerk baits, plastic baits, PowerBait, rogues, sassy shad, small lures, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, flats, inlet, main lake, points, riprap, rocks, and standing timber. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, live bait, live shad, shad, and shrimp around channels, flats, main lake, points, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie slow on hair jigs, live bait, minnows, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, riprap, river mouth, rocks, and shallows. Report submitted by Jason Adair, game warden stationed in Ottawa County.

Greenleaf: June 3. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 75°F and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, lipless baits, plastic baits, and topwater lures around brush structure, docks, points, shorelines, and weed beds. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, and worms around coves, main lake, shallows, and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows, PowerBait, and slabs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: June 2. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 72°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad around river channel. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, and plastic baits around brush structure and coves. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Monte Reid, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: June 2. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 65°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on crawfish, goldfish, live bait, live shad, shad, shrimp, sunfish, and worms below the dam, channels, main lake, river channel, and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, PowerBait, small lures, tube jigs, and worms around brush structure, coves, docks, and shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around points, shorelines, and standing timber. Report submitted by Lt. Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: June 3. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 78°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass hybrids, striped bass, and white bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, hair jigs, jerk baits, jigs, live shad, sassy shad, shad, and spoons below the dam, points, and riprap. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on flukes, jerk baits, jigs, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around points, rocks, shallows, and shorelines. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on crawfish, cut bait, goldfish, live bait, live shad, shad, sunfish, and worms below the dam, channels, coves, riprap, shallows, and shorelines. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: June 2. Elevation is normal and rising, water temperature 78°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on cut bait, live shad, and sunfish around flats, main lake, riprap, and shallows. Bluegill sunfish excellent on jigs, minnows, and worms around brush structure, and docks. Report submitted by Bailey Johnson, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois RiverMay 31. Elevation is 3 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 60°F and clear. Rainbow trout fair on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbaits, midges, nymphs, PowerBait, and worms below the dam, shallows, and shorelines. Comments: Current river flow 1500 CFS Report submitted by Jerry Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: June 1. Elevation is 4 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 75°F and murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits, and worms around brush structure and creek channels. Blue catfish good on cut bait, shad, and shrimp below the dam, flats, and main lake. White bass excellent on crankbaits, flukes, and in-line spinnerbaits below the dam, flats, and main lake. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: June 3. Elevation is 4 ft. below normal and rising, water temperature 75°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on live shad and shad around main lake. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad, and worms around creek channels. Comments: Hybrids and white bass are being caught in 25-40 ft. of water. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Spavinaw: June 2. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 74°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and jigs around main lake and points. Channel catfish fair on cut bait around main lake, shallows. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Tenkiller: June 2. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 77°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around brush structure, coves, points, and shorelines. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, live bait, and shad around channels, flats, and main lake. Bluegill and green sunfish 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: June 3. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 75°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue and flathead catfish good on cut bait, live bait, shad, and sunfish below the dam, coves, riprap, shallows, and shorelines. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, flukes, jerk baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around brush structure, points, shallows, and shorelines. Striped and white bass good on jigs, sassy shad, and small lures around points, riprap, river channel, and river mouth. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: June 2. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 75°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on jigs around dam. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Fort Supply: June 4. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 72°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie slow on jigs and minnows around main lake. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, punch bait, and shad below the dam, channels, and main lake. Report submitted by Jason Badley, game warden stationed in Harper County.

Foss: June 3. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 71°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass hybrids on crankbaits, jigs, and shrimp. Walleye fair on crankbaits and minnows. Channel catfish good on cut bait and worms around main lake and off the rocks. Report submitted by Clint Carpenter, game warden stationed in Custer County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: June 4. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 79°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, and plastic baits around brush structure, coves, and points. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, hot dogs, and punch bait around coves, creek channels, and rocks. White bass fair on jigs around coves and main lake. Report submitted by Casey Young, game warden stationed in Murray County.

Blue RiverJune 4. Elevation is 3 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 78°F and murky. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, lipless baits, topwater lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, and rocks. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, punch bait, stinkbait, and worms around brush structure, channels, and rocks. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, biologist at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: June 1. Elevation is normal and rising, water temperature 78°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, buzz baits, crankbaits, flukes, in-line spinnerbaits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, river channel, shorelines, and standing timber. Crappie good 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: May 31. Elevation is 1.5 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 70°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass hybrids, striped bass, and white bass fair on crankbaits, flukes, jigs, live bait, plastic baits, and sassy shad below the dam, channels, dam, and discharge. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad, shad, and sunfish below the dam, channels, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around brush structure, docks, rocks, and shallows. Report submitted by Jake Rowland, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: June 2. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 74°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 below the dam, brush structure, channels, creek channels, main lake, shorelines, and standing timber. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows below the dam, brush structure, channels, main lake, river channel, and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: May 31. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 80°F and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits and plastic baits around main lake, points, river channel, and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, and live shad around coves, discharge, main lake, and river channel. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, and shrimp around inlet, riprap, rocks, and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork River: May 31. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 59°F and clear. Rainbow trout good on caddis flies and small lures below the dam, creek channels, and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: May 31. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 75°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Channel and flathead catfish excellent on live bait, live shad, shrimp, sunfish, and worms below the dam, creek channels, flats, riprap, and rocks. Largemouth and spotted bass excellent on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, minnows, plastic baits, and topwater lures around brush structure, docks, points, rocks, shallows, and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, points, shallows, shorelines, and standing timber. Report submitted by Shay Loudermilk, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: June 4. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 80°F and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on lipless baits and plastic baits around brush structure, docks, points, riprap, and rocks. Channel catfish slow on shad around main lake, points, riprap, and rocks. Report submitted by Jaylen Flynn, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: May 30. Elevation is normal and falling, water temperature 70°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and topwater lures around coves and creek channels. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Flathead catfish good on live bait around rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: May 31. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 79°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass good on buzz baits, minnows, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around brush structure, coves, points, rocks, shallows, and weed beds. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on hot dogs, minnows, shad, and sunfish below the dam, channels, discharge, main lake, river channel, river mouth, and weed beds. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and small lures below the dam, brush structure, coves, points, and rocks. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: May 31. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 80°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, crankbaits, lipless baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around brush structure, coves, points, shorelines, and standing timber. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on cut bait, shad, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms below the dam, brush structure, channels, main lake, points, and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, main lake, and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: May 30. Elevation is 2 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 79°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass good on live shad around channels, flats, points, and river channel. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, hot dogs, shad, stinkbait, and sunfish around channels, coves, points, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie fair on caddis flies, grubs, hair jigs, minnows, and nymphs around coves, docks, and points. Comments: Fishing this week has been good. Striper have been good on live bait near River ledges around, Washita Point and Platter Flats. Catfish have been good on cut bait near channels, and the mouth of the river. Crappie have been good on jigs and minnows near and around brush piles and docks. Report submitted by Garrett Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: May 31. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 81°F and stained. (USACE Current Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on jigs and plastic baits around brush structure, creek channels, main lake, and river channel. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad around main lake. Crappie excellent on jigs and minnows around brush structure, main lake, and river channel. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Altus-Lugert: June 2. Elevation is 15 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 75°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Comments: All fishing is slow. Report submitted by Brandon Lehrman, game warden stationed in Greer County.

Ellsworth: June 2. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 70°F and murky. ( USGS Lake Level) White bass, crappie, and saugeye fair on jigs, minnows, sassy shad, small lures, and spoons around brush structure, docks, main lake, and rocks. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, shad, and worms around flats, main lake, and points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Fort Cobb: June 3. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 70°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie slow on jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Justin Cornett, game warden stationed in Caddo County. Lawtonka: June 2. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 70°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) White bass, crappie, and saugeye fair on jigs, minnows, sassy shad, small lures, and spoons around docks, main lake, points, and rocks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: June 3. Elevation is 5 ft. below normal and rising, water temperature 70°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait around rocks, shallows, and standing timber. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on crankbaits, minnows, and shad around main lake and points. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: June 3. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and rising, water temperature 69°F and murky. Largemouth bass, crappie, and saugeye good on buzz baits, crankbaits, jigs, lipless baits, minnows, and plastic baits around docks, main lake, points, rocks, shorelines, and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on crankbaits, lipless baits, minnows, and small lures around docks, main lake, and rocks. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, shrimp, stinkbait, and worms around creek channels, main lake, rocks, and shorelines. Report submitted by Tucker Clem, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.

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