Fishing Reports

We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.

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Fort Gibson Report

Aug 15. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 80°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, White Good on grubs, sassy shad, small lures around main lake, points, shallows.

Bass, Largemouth Fair on plastic baits around brush structure, shallows, shorelines.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel Slow on shad around main lake, river channel.

Comments: This time of year, “Pops” like to fish windy points for white bass. Try to find one with the wind blowing in. Often, it’s best to wade out there about waist deep and enjoy the cool water while you fish. Don’t forget a stringer to keep fish tied to your belt while you wade. It’s a great way to fish and stay cool on a late summer day. Thanks for the tip Pops, Happy Birthday!

Report submitted by Ben Haff (Game Warden Wagoner County)

Tom Steed Reservoir Report

Aug 15. Elevation is 5 ft. below normal (falling), water temperature 78°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level)

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel Slow on cut bait, stinkbait around brush structure, flats.

Report submitted by David smith (Game Warden Kiowa County)

Waurika Lake Report

Aug 15. Elevation is 1.5 ft. below normal (falling), water temperature 88°F and murky.

Crappie, Black, Crappie, White Slow on minnows, tube jigs around brush structure, docks, rocks.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel Fair on cut bait, shad around main lake.

Bass, Largemouth Fair on plastic baits, spinnerbaits around shallows, shorelines, standing timber.

Report submitted by Matt Farris (Game Warden Jefferson County)

Grand Lake Report

Aug 14. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 86°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, Largemouth, Bass, Smallmouth, Bass, Spotted Fair on Alabama rig, bill baits, crankbaits, lipless baits, plastic baits, topwater lures around brush structure, coves, docks, flats, points.

Catfish, Blue Fair on cut bait, live bait, shad around brush structure, channels, coves, docks, flats, main lake, points.

Crappie, White Fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, PowerBait, small lures around brush structure, docks.

Report submitted by Riley Willman (Game Warden Delaware County)

Greenleaf Report

Aug 14. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 90°F and clear.

Bass, Largemouth Fair on bill baits, lipless baits, minnows, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, topwater lures, worms around brush structure, coves, points, shallows, shorelines, weed beds.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel, Catfish, Flathead Fair on grubs, minnows, shad, stinkbait, worms.

Crappie, Black, Crappie, White, Sunfish, Green Fair on in-line spinnerbaits, minnows, small lures, worms around rocks, shallows, shorelines, weed beds.

Report submitted by Dylan Langford (Game Warden Muskogee County)

Konawa Report

Aug 14. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 94°F and clear.

Bass, Largemouth Fair on crankbaits, plastic baits around main lake, points, river channel, weed beds.

Bass, Striped Hybrid, Bass, White Fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits around inlet, main lake, river channel.

Catfish, Channel Good on chicken liver, cut bait around inlet, riprap, weed beds.

Report submitted by Garret Harley (Game Warden Seminole County)

Sooner Report

Aug 14. Elevation is 2.5 ft. below normal (stable), water temperature 85°F and clear.

Bass, Largemouth Fair on plastic baits, topwater lures around brush structure, rocks, weed beds.

Bass, Striped Hybrid Excellent on live shad around main lake.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel Fair on cut bait, worms around flats, main lake.

Report submitted by Stephen Paul (Game Warden Noble County)

Texoma Report

Aug 14. Elevation is 2 ft. below normal (stable), water temperature 89°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, Striped Fair on live shad, topwater lures around below the dam, channels, points.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel, Catfish, Flathead Fair on cut bait, dough bait, live shad, shad, stinkbait, sunfish around below the dam, channels, coves, docks, points, river mouth.

Crappie, Black, Crappie, White Fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, small lures around brush structure, channels, coves, docks, points, rocks, standing timber, weed beds.

Comments: Fishing this week has been good. Striper continue to feed very well on live shad. The bite is early right now. Catfish are biting on cut bait pretty well in 15-28ft of water. Crappie are biting on hair jigs and minnows in 14-22ft of water.

Report submitted by Garrett Beam (Game Warden Bryan County)

Webbers Falls Report

Aug 14. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 2°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, Largemouth, Bass, Spotted Fair on crankbaits, flukes, plastic baits, sassy shad, spinnerbaits, topwater lures around brush structure, river channel, shallows, shorelines, weed beds.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel, Catfish, Flathead Fair on goldfish, minnows, shad, shrimp, worms around below the dam, coves, main lake, riprap, river channel, tailwater.

Bass, Striped, Bass, White Slow on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, lipless baits, sassy shad, small lures around below the dam, main lake, riprap, river channel, shallows, shorelines, tailwater.

Report submitted by Dylan Langford (Game Warden Muskogee County)

Canton Report

Aug 14. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal (stable), water temperature 88°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, Striped Hybrid, Bass, White Slow on jerk baits, jigs, minnows around main lake, rocks, spillway.

Report submitted by Brayden Hicks (Game Warden Blaine County)

Birch Reservoir Report

Aug 14. Elevation is 2 ft. below normal (falling), water temperature 85°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level)

Crappie, Black, Crappie, White Good on minnows around brush structure, standing timber.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel Fair on shad around channels.

Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche (Game Warden Osage County)

Ellsworth Lake Report

Aug 14. Elevation is 1.5 ft. below normal (stable), water temperature 88°F and murky. ( USGS Lake Level)

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel Slow on chicken liver, cut bait, punch bait, shad around channels, main lake, points.

Crappie, Black, Crappie, White Fair on jigs, minnows, tube jigs around brush structure, docks, standing timber.

Report submitted by Mike Carroll (Game Warden Comanche County)

Eucha Report

Aug 14. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 81°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level)

Bass, Largemouth Fair on crankbaits, jerk baits, lipless baits, plastic baits around brush structure, docks, main lake, points, riprap.

Catfish, Channel Good on chicken liver, cut bait, hot dogs, shad, shrimp, worms around channels, coves, flats, main lake.

Report submitted by Zane Arnold (Game Warden Delaware County)

Fort Cobb Reservoir Report

Aug 14. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 85°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level)

Crappie, Black, Crappie, White Fair on jigs, small lures around brush structure, docks.

Report submitted by Justin Cornett (Game Warden Caddo County)

Keystone Lake Report

Aug 14. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 84°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, Largemouth Fair on bill baits, jerk baits, lipless baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits around channels, main lake, river channel, rocks.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel Good on cut bait, live shad, minnows, sunfish around brush structure, channels, creek channels, dam, docks, main lake, riprap, river channel.

Crappie, Black, Crappie, White Fair on hair jigs, minnows, tube jigs around brush structure, docks, main lake.

Report submitted by Bailey Johnson (Game Warden Creek County)

Lawtonka Lake Report

Aug 14. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal (stable), water temperature 88°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level)

Crappie, Black, Crappie, White Slow on jigs, minnows around brush structure, docks, rocks.

Report submitted by Mike Carroll (Game Warden Comanche County)

Altus-Lugert Reservoir Report

Aug 14. Elevation is 25 ft. below normal (stable), water temperature 80°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, White, Catfish, Channel, Walleye Slow on bill baits, crankbaits, jigs around main lake, rocks.

Report submitted by Brandon Lehrman (Game Warden Greer County)

Spavinaw Lake Report

Aug 14. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 85°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level)

Bass, Largemouth Fair on jigs, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, topwater lures around main lake, points.

Crappie, Black Fair on jigs, minnows around brush structure, docks.

Catfish, Channel Fair on cut bait, shad, shrimp around flats, main lake.

Report submitted by Kody Moore (Game Warden Mayes County)

Tenkiller Report

Aug 13. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 86°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, Largemouth, Bass, Smallmouth, Bass, Spotted Good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits, topwater lures around brush structure, channels, points.

Crappie, Black Good on minnows, tube jigs, worms around brush structure, docks.

Bass, White on Alabama rigs, sassy shad, small lures around channels, main lake, points.

Report submitted by Cody Youngblood (Game Warden Cherokee County)

Broken Bow Lake Report

Aug 13. Elevation is 6 ft. below normal (falling), water temperature 90°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, Largemouth, Bass, Smallmouth, Bass, Spotted Fair on Alabama rig, crankbaits, plastic baits, spoons around brush structure, main lake, points, river mouth, standing timber.

Crappie, White Fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, spoons around brush structure, points, standing timber.

Report submitted by Dru Polk (Game Warden McCurtain County)