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Fishing Report: May 29, 2024 Featured

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Free Fishing Days: June 1-2, 2024 Ask a friend or family member to go fishing on Oklahoma's free fishing days! Anyone may fish Oklahoma waters on these days without a state license (a free paddlefish permit is still required).* Some city permits may still be required. (Photo of Bob Hollis at a Family Fishing Clinic at the Arcadia Conservation Education Area) Free Fishing Days: June 1-2, 2024 Ask a friend or family member to go fishing on Oklahoma's free fishing days! Anyone may fish Oklahoma waters on these days without a state license (a free paddlefish permit is still required).* Some city permits may still be required. (Photo of Bob Hollis at a Family Fishing Clinic at the Arcadia Conservation Education Area) Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

CENTRAL

Arcadia: May 27. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 72°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, flukes, and spinnerbaits around coves, points, and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and dough bait around coves and flats. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, and standing timber. Report submitted by Dalton Buley, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Hefner: May 27. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 78°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and topwater lures around shorelines and weed beds. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on dough bait, shad, and worms around channels, main lake, and rocks. Crappie, green sunfish, and redear sunfish fair on hot dogs, jigs, and minnows around docks, shallows, and shorelines. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Overholser: May 28. Elevation is .5 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 75°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and worms around points, riprap, and shallows. White bass good on in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, and minnows around docks and points. Striped bass Hybrid slow on crankbaits and shad around dam and points. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Canadian County.

Stanley Draper: May 28. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 74°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around docks and shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around points, shallows, and shorelines. White bass on small lures around inlet and points. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Thunderbird: May 28. Elevation is 0.5 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 72°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie on jigs and minnows around docks, points, and shorelines. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: May 27. Elevation is 2 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 74°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and points. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, stinkbait, and worms around creek channels and riprap. 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: May 26. Elevation is 3 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 75°F and murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, riprap, shallows, and shorelines. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Channel catfish slow on worms around brush structure and shallows. Report submitted by Jacob Harriet, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: May 24. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 80°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad around channels and riprap. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: May 28. Elevation is 3 ft. below normal and rising, water temperature 75°F and clear. Striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits and shad around main lake. Saugeye fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around channels and main lake. Largemouth bass fair on flukes and plastic baits around shorelines. Report submitted by Josey Branch, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: May 26. Elevation is 2 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 76°F and stained. Channel catfish good on sunfish and worms around brush structure and dam. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around docks. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around dam and shallows. Report submitted by Jacob Harriet, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: May 26. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 64°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue and channel catfish good on crawfish, goldfish, live bait, live shad, shad, sunfish, and worms below the dam, channels, main lake, and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, PowerBait, small lures, and tube jigs below the dam, brush structure, coves, docks, and shorelines. Bluegill sunfish fair on PowerBait and worms around coves, docks, and shorelines. Report submitted by Lt. Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: May 26. Elevation is normal and rising, water temperature 71°F and murky. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and topwater lures around brush structure, shallows, and shorelines. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, and worms around docks and shorelines. White bass fair on jigs around creek channels. Report submitted by Riley Willman, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Fort Gibson: May 28. Elevation is 5 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 72°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits, topwater lures, and worms around coves, docks, and shorelines. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits, and topwater lures below the dam and channels. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, spoons, and tube jigs below the dam, brush structure, docks, and main lake. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.

Grand: May 26. Elevation is 1.5 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 80°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) White bass good on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, and jigs around dam, points, rocks, and shorelines. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around points, rocks, shorelines, standing timber, and weed beds. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, shad, and stinkbait below the dam, dam, flats, river channel, and shorelines. Report submitted by C. Newkirk, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: May 28. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 76°F and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around creek channels, docks, points, shallows, and weed beds. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Channel catfish fair on worms around brush structure and shallows. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: May 26. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 73°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits and jigs around brush structure and coves. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad around river channel. Report submitted by Monte Reid, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: May 26. Elevation is 1.5 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 64°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on crawfish, goldfish, live bait, live shad, shad, shrimp, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms below the dam, channels, main lake, river channel, river mouth, and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, PowerBait, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, coves, docks, and shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jerk baits, minnows, and spinnerbaits around points, shorelines, and weed beds. Report submitted by Lt. Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: May 26. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 78°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass, striped bass hybrids, and white bass good on crankbaits, hair jigs, jigs, live bait, live shad, sassy shad, and shad below the dam, main lake, points, and riprap. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish excellent on crawfish, cut bait, live bait, shad, shrimp, sunfish, and worms around channels, riprap, rocks, shallows, and shorelines. Paddlefish good snagging below the dam. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: May 26. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 80°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on Alabama rigs, bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, jigs, lipless baits, live bait, minnows, plastic baits, topwater lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, coves, creek channels, docks, flats, main lake, points, riprap, river channel, river mouth, and rocks. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish excellent on chicken liver, cut bait, hot dogs, live bait, live shad, punch bait, shad, and stinkbait below the dam, creek channels, flats, points, riprap, and river channel. Bluegill, green, and redear sunfish excellent on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Bailey Johnson, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois River: May 24. Elevation is 3 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 58°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: May 26. Elevation is 4 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 75°F and murky. Blue catfish good on shad below the dam. Paddlefish fair snagging below the dam. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and jigs around brush structure and main lake. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: May 26. Elevation is 4 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 74°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and shad around creek channels. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on live shad and shad around main lake. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around creek channels and standing timber. Comments: Hybrids and white bass are being caught 35-45 ft. deep. Blus and channel catfish are being caught on trot lines along the creek channels. The water above Highway 20 bridge is muddy and the water below the bridge is pretty clear. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: May 26. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 72°F and murky. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits, plastic baits around brush structure and rocks. Saugeye fair on crankbaits, jigs, and live shad around main lake and points. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and sunfish around coves and main lake. Comments: All walleye, sauger, and saugeye less than 18 inches must be immediately released back to the water. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: May 26. Elevation is normal and rising, water temperature 73°F and murky. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around shallows and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure, dam, and docks. Channel catfish slow on cut bait and shad around flats and shallows. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Tenkiller: May 27. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 76°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around coves, creek channels, and shorelines. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, and shad around channels, main lake, and river channel. White bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, and small lures around flats, main lake, and river channel. Comments: The black bass bite is best in the early morning and late evening and really slows down into the morning and throughout the day. If you can find the shad schooling up in the coves at daylight, that has been the best bite lately. Anglers after catfish have been having some success along the river and creek channels using jug lines or rod and reel. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Webbers Falls: May 28. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 76°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around coves, creek channels, and shorelines. Flathead catfish excellent on live bait below the dam and river channel. White bass fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, and jigs around points, rocks, and shorelines. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: May 26. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 70°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) White bass and channel catfish good on cut bait, jigs, and worms around dam. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Fort Supply: May 27. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 74°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on jigs around brush structure and main lake. Channel catfish slow on punch bait, stinkbait, and worms around main lake. Report submitted by Jason Badley, game warden stationed in Harper County.

Foss: May 26. Elevation is 0.5 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 69°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits and jigs. Crappie and walleye fair on crankbaits, jigs, and minnows. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait, and worms off rocks and main lake. Report submitted by Clint Carpenter, game warden stationed in Custer County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: May 28. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 76°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, punch bait, and stinkbait around riprap. White bass fair on jigs and live bait around main lake. Bluegill, green, and redear sunfish fair on jigs and worms around shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Casey Young, game warden stationed in Murray County.

Blue River: May 28. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 78°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on buzz baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, topwater lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, rocks, shallows, and shorelines. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, hot dogs, punch bait, and stinkbait around brush structure, channels, and rocks. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: May 25. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 78°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, flukes, in-line spinnerbaits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, points, river channel, shorelines, and standing timber. Crappie good on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around brush structure, flats, points, river mouth, and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: May 24. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 73°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around brush structure, channels, docks, and main lake. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits, jerk baits, PowerBait, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, docks, main lake, and standing timber. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, grubs, hot dogs, live bait, and stinkbait below the dam, main lake, and river mouth. Report submitted by David de Montigny, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: May 25. Elevation is 2 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 63°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, river channel, 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 26. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 80°F and stained. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits and plastic baits around main lake, points, 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 24. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 56°F and clear. Rainbow trout good on caddis flies, grasshoppers, and worms below the dam, creek channels, and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: May 24. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 71°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass excellent on Alabama rigs, bill baits, buzz baits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, jigs, minnows, and plastic baits around brush structure, main lake, standing timber, and weed beds. Crappie fair on minnows, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, shorelines, standing timber, and weed beds. Channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, live bait, live shad, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms around dam, discharge, riprap, and rocks. Report submitted by Shay Loudermilk, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: May 28. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 78°F and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on jigs and plastic baits around brush structure, docks, points, riprap, and rocks. Channel catfish fair on shad around flats and main lake. Report submitted by Jaylen Flynn, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: May 24. Elevation is 4 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 70°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around coves and points. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, crawfish, cut bait, and punch bait around creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: May 24. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 85°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, jigs, lipless baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and tube jigs around brush structure, points, shallows, shorelines, and weed beds. White bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, hair jigs, jigs, and minnows below the dam. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live bait, stinkbait, and worms around channels, creek channels, flats, inlet, main lake, river channel, and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: May 24. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 77°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, points, shorelines, and standing timber. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on cut bait, shad, sunfish, and worms below the dam, channels, main lake, points, and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, points, sandbar, and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: May 26. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 77°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass good on live shad around channels, flats, main lake, and points. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, hot dogs, live shad, punch bait, and stinkbait around coves, docks, points, and river channel. Crappie fair on caddis flies, hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around brush structure, coves, docks, points, and standing timber. Comments: Fishing this week has been good. Striper continue to be very good on live shad. Any ledge off a channel is producing lots of good fish. Catfish are being caught near the channels and river mouth on cut bait and live shad. Crappie are being caught near brush piles in open water and around docks on jigs and minnows. Report submitted by Garrett Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: May 25. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 83°F and stained. (USACE Current Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on jigs, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, coves, main lake, points, and river channel. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad around main lake. Crappie good 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: May 26. Elevation is 15 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 70°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Channel catfish slow on jigs, stinkbait, and worms around river channel and rocks. Report submitted by Brandon Lehrman, game warden stationed in Greer County.

Ellsworth: May 26. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 70°F and murky. ( USGS Lake Level) Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad, and worms around points and shallows. Crappie and saugeye fair on jerk baits, minnows, sassy shad, and spoons around brush structure, docks, main lake, points, and rocks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Fort Cobb: May 28. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 70°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, and worms around riprap and shallows. Report submitted by Justin Cornett, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: May 26. 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 main lake, points, and rocks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: May 28. Elevation is 6 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 70°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait around flats, rocks, and standing timber. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on crankbaits around main lake and points. Comments: Hybrids and white bass fair to good trolling. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: May 26. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 68°F and murky. Largemouth bass, crappie, and saugeye good on jigs, lipless baits, and minnows around brush structure, main lake, points, and rocks. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on crankbaits and minnows around main lake and rocks. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, minnows, stinkbait, and worms around docks, main lake, rocks, and shorelines. Report submitted by Tucker Clem, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.

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