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Fishing Report May 24, 2023 Featured

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CENTRAL

 

Arcadia: May 21. Elevation is 0.5 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 72°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie good on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels, dam, and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, hot dogs, and stinkbait around discharge, points, riprap, and sandbar. Report submitted by Dalton Buley, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Hefner: May 21. Elevation is 5 ft. below normal and rising, water temperature 75°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass, white bass, channel catfish, and walleye good on chicken liver, crawfish, in-line spinnerbaits, and shad around dam, docks, rocks, and shorelines. Blue catfish and crappie slow on jigs, minnows, shad, and tube jigs around dam, docks, and shorelines. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Overholser: May 22. Elevation is 4 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 69°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) White bass good on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, and minnows around docks and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around riprap, shallows, and shorelines. Bluegill sunfish good on crickets and worms around brush structure and shallows. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Canadian County.

Stanley Draper: May 21. Elevation is 5 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 66°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, flukes, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around coves, points, and shallows. White bass fair on plastic baits and small lures around points. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks, and shorelines. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Thunderbird: May 21. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 70°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait below the dam and main lake. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure and dam. Report submitted by Zach Paulk, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: May 22. Elevation is normal and rising, water temperature 74°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around weed beds. White bass fair on crankbaits and sassy shad around main lake. Bluegill and green sunfish good on crickets and worms around shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

 

Bell Cow: May 22. Elevation is 5 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 70°F and stained. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, crankbaits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, riprap, and shallows. Channel catfish good on sunfish and worms around brush structure, docks, shallows, and shorelines. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Harriet, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: May 19. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and rising, water temperature 75°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait around points. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: May 22. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 73°F and murky. Crappie excellent on jigs, minnows, and spoons around brush structure, docks, riprap, and shorelines. Saugeye good on crankbaits and jigs around main lake, riprap, and rocks. Striped bass hybrids excellent on live bait around main lake. Report submitted by Josey Branch, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: May 22. Elevation is 3 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 71°F and stained. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, dam, and rocks. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around dam and docks. Channel catfish fair on sunfish and worms around brush structure, dam, and shorelines. Report submitted by Jacob Harriet, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: May 19. Elevation is 4.5 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 60°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, live bait, live shad, shad, sunfish, and worms around channels, riprap, shallows, and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, shorelines, and standing timber. Green and redear sunfish good on worms around shorelines. Report submitted by Lt. Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: May 22. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 72°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, jerk baits, and plastic baits around brush structure, points, and shorelines. Bluegill, green, and redear sunfish excellent on crickets and worms around shallows. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure. Comments: The sunfish bite is on at Eucha! If you’ve never tried it, TRY IT! Better yet, take a kid fishing. In many places statewide bluegill and other sunfish are spawning and it is one of the greatest times of the year to take a new fisherman. Buy some crickets and a bobber and find shallow areas in the back of coves. It is an absolute hoot! Report submitted by Hank Jenks, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Fort Gibson: May 21. Elevation is 2.5 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 70°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jerk baits, jigs, lipless baits, and spinnerbaits around coves, points, and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs below the dam, brush structure, and docks. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, shad, and worms below the dam, coves, points, and rocks. Comments: The catfish bite is heating up. It seems the catfish are moving into shallow water with many decent-sized blues and channels being caught mainly on worms and shad. The black bass bite is still a little tough with fish being caught on moving baits like chatter baits and finesse baits like jigs, lizards, and Senko’s. White bass, striped bass hybrids, and stripers are being caught below the dam. Flukes, inline spinners, and hair jigs doing well for these fish. Crappie seems to be in post-spawn behavior. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.

Grand: May 22. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 73°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jerk baits, and plastic baits around brush structure, docks, riprap, and standing timber. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, and plastic baits around brush structure. White bass good on jigs, plastic baits, small lures, and tube jigs around points and river channel. Comments: All fishing seemed slow this week as we transition out of early spring into a more settled, warmer weather pattern. Report submitted by Jenks, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: May 22. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 70°F and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, topwater lures, and worms around brush structure, docks, main lake, shallows, and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, shad, and worms around coves, points, and shallows. Crappie slow on jigs, minnows, slabs, and small lures around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: May 22. Elevation is .5 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 72°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure and coves. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad around river channel. Report submitted by Monte Reid, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: May 19. Elevation is 5 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 60°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) White bass slow on hair jigs, in-line spinnerbaits, lipless baits, and minnows around channels and river channel. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, PowerBait, and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels, and shorelines. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, goldfish, hot dogs, live bait, live shad, shad, sunfish, and worms around channels, main lake, river channel, and shorelines. Report submitted by Lt. Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: May 21. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 70°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish excellent on crawfish, cut bait, goldfish, live bait, live shad, minnows, shad, sunfish, and worms below the dam, flats, river channel, river mouth, rocks, shallows, and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, live bait, minnows, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, riprap, rocks, shallows, and tailwater. Paddlefish good snagging below the dam. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: May 21. Elevation is 4 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 55°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and live shad around river channel and river mouth. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits, jigs, lipless baits, and plastic baits around rocks. Crappie fair on live bait and minnows around docks. Report submitted by Bailey Johnson, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: May 19. Elevation is 10 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 56°F and clear. Rainbow trout fair on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbaits, midges, nymphs, PowerBait, and worms below the dam. Comments: Water in being released around the clock currently at about 2800 cfs. Trout are fair in locations you find that are out of the main current. Look for eddies behind points or logs. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: May 21. Elevation is .5 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 73°F and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and topwater lures around brush structure and coves. Blue and flathead catfish fair on shad around riprap, rocks, and shallows. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around rocks and shorelines. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: May 21. Elevation is 5 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 74°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on live shad and shad around main lake. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around coves and shorelines. Comments: Hybrids and white bass are being caught in 20-30 ft. of water. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: May 21. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 71°F and stained. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic baits, and topwater lures around brush structure, rocks, and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits, jigs, and live shad around discharge. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait, and worms around discharge and flats. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: May 21. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 68°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, and plastic baits around coves, main lake, and points. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad, and shrimp around flats and main lake. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks, and shorelines. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Tenkiller: May 21. Elevation is 1.5 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 73°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on crankbaits, jerk baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around brush structure, points, and shallows. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, and shad around channels and main lake. Crappie good on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, and shallows. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Webbers Falls: May 22. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 70°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue and flathead catfish good on cut bait, live bait, live shad, shad, and worms below the dam, coves, shallows, and tailwater. Striped and white bass fair on flukes, jigs, lipless baits, sassy shad, and small lures below the dam, river channel, and tailwater. Largemouth bass fair on flukes, jerk baits, lipless baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around coves, creek channels, points, and shorelines. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

 

Canton: May 21. Elevation is below normal and stable, water temperature 71°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass hybrids, white bass, and channel catfish good on jigs and worms around dam and rocks. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Fort Supply: May 22. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 51°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) White bass fair on crankbaits and in-line spinnerbaits around main lake. Walleye slow on minnows below the dam, rocks. Report submitted by Jason Badley, game warden stationed in Harper County.

Foss: May 22. Elevation is 5.5 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 68°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Walleye fair on worms. Striped bass hybrids good in deep water. Catfish good. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: May 23. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 74°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around main lake, points, and shorelines. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on live shad, punch bait, and shad around channels, points, and rocks. Crappie fair on minnows, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels, and main lake. Report submitted by Casey Young, game warden stationed in Murray County.

Blue River: May 22. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 72°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic baits, topwater lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels, river channel, rocks, shorelines, and weed beds. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, punch bait, stinkbait, and worms around creek channels, river channel, and rocks. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

 

Broken Bow: May 21. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 70°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, buzz baits, crankbaits, flukes, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, river channel, shorelines, and standing timber. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around brush structure, points, river channel, river mouth, and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: May 19. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 70°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass hybrids, and white bass good on crankbaits, flukes, hair jigs, jigs, live bait, and live shad below the dam and discharge. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad, and shad around channels, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie good on crankbaits, hair jigs, minnows, small lures, and spoons around brush structure, docks, and rocks. Report submitted by Jake Rowland, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: May 19. Elevation is 2 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 73°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish excellent on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, punch bait, shad, stinkbait, and sunfish below the dam, brush structure, creek channels, main lake, river channel, shorelines, and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam, brush structure, channels, creek channels, river channel, and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: May 21. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 72°F and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits and plastic baits around points and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on Alabama rigs and crankbaits around coves, discharge, main lake, and river channel. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and cut bait around inlet, riprap, and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: May 19. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 55°F and clear. Rainbow trout good on caddis flies, nymphs, PowerBait, and tube jigs around channels and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: May 19. Elevation is 2 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 70°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass excellent on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, and topwater lures around brush structure, main lake, rocks, shallows, and standing timber. Channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live bait, shrimp, stinkbait, and worms around flats, main lake, riprap, and rocks. Crappie slow on jigs, minnows, and small lures around brush structure, main lake, points, shallows, shorelines, and standing timber. Report submitted by Shay Loudermilk, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: May 23. Elevation is 3 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 76°F and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on jigs and plastic baits around flats, points, riprap, and rocks. Channel catfish slow on cut bait and shad around flats and main lake. Report submitted by Jaylen Flynn, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: May 19. Elevation is 5 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 69°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic baits around channels, points, and shallows. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, punch bait around creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: May 19. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 68°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass good on minnows, plastic baits, small lures, and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, coves, points, rocks, shorelines, tailwater, and weed beds. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows below the dam, brush structure, coves, main lake, points, tailwater, and weed beds. Bluegill, green, and redear sunfish good on hair jigs, jigs, and worms around brush structure, coves, rocks, and shorelines. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: May 19. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 70°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, points, and shorelines. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on crawfish, cut bait, shad, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms below the dam, channels, main lake, points, and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs, minnows, small lures, and tube jigs below the dam, brush structure, channels, points, shorelines, and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: May 20. Elevation is 2 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 74°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass good on live shad, sassy shad, shad, and topwater lures around channels, creek channels, main lake, and points. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live shad, punch bait, and stinkbait around channels, coves, docks, points, and river channel. Crappie fair on caddis flies, hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and nymphs around brush structure, coves, docks, points, and standing timber. Comments: Fishing this week has been good. Striper are feeding very well on live shad. Lots of fish being caught right now. Catfish are being caught on live shad and cut bait. Crappie are being caught on minnows and jigs near brush piles and docks. Report submitted by Garrett Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: May 19. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 70°F and stained. (USACE Current Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, live bait, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, creek channels, and shallows. Blue catfish good on cut bait, hot dogs, and live bait below the dam, channels, coves, and points. Crappie good on hair jigs, in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, and minnows below the dam, brush structure, creek channels, and standing timber. Report submitted by Zach Hanson, game warden stationed in Latimer County.

SOUTHWEST

 

Altus-Lugert: May 22. Elevation is 24 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 70°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Channel catfish and walleye slow on bill baits and crankbaits. Report submitted by Brandon Lehrman, game warden stationed in Greer County.

Ellsworth: May 21. Elevation is 3.5 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 70°F and murky. ( USGS Lake Level) Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks, and rocks. Channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, punch bait, and shad around flats, main lake, and points. Saugeye good on crankbaits and small lures around main lake and points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Fort Cobb: May 22. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 67°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass hybrids fair on flukes and jigs around dam and points. Report submitted by Justin Cornett, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: May 21. Elevation is 3 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 72°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks, and rocks. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits and minnows, small lures around points and rocks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: May 22. Elevation is 6 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 70°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass hybrids, white bass, and saugeye good on crankbaits, jigs, and minnows around main lake and points. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait around flats, rocks, and shallows. Crappie on jigs and minnows around brush structure and rocks. Comments: Most saugeye, white bass and hybrids are being caught while trolling. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

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