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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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Southwest

Submitted by:
Brandon Lehrman
Date:
07/18/2018
Lake Elevation:
Dropping
Water Temp and Clarity:
80 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits
Locations: Main lake, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Docks, Points, Riprap, Rocks


Submitted by:
Game Warden Brayden Hicks
Date:
07/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
88 clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Stinkbait
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels, Main lake



Submitted by:
Game Warden Brayden Hicks
Date:
07/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
90 murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, and Juglines
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Creek channels



Submitted by:
Game Warden Brayden Hicks
Date:
07/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
89

Action: Slow
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Shad
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Flats



Submitted by:
David Smith
Date:
07/16/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
84

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Main lake, Points, and Trolling



Submitted by:
Chris Stover
Date:
07/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
85

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Docks, Main lake, Points, Shorelines



Southeast

Submitted by:
Jack Melton
Date:
07/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
stained, 87-91

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Top Water
Locations: Other

Action: Good
Baits:  Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Other, and early am hours and windy days

Action: Fair
Locations: Brush structure, Docks
Additional Information:
White bass good on 15 ft. flats near creek channels.

Submitted by:
Matt Gamble
Date:
07/18/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
75 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Rocks, Shorelines

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Grass hoppers, Grubs, Small Lures, and Small pieces of trout worms
Locations: Rocks, Sand bar, Shallows

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Brush structure, Rocks, and Deeper pools just off of current
Additional Information:
Bass top water action is best at dawn and dusk

Submitted by:
Dru Polk
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
88

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Flukes, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Live Shad, Punch bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Channels, Coves, Creek channels, River Channel, River Mouth


Submitted by:
Cannon Harrison
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Dam, Shallows, Standing timber, and Bridges

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Cut Bait, Jigs, Small Lures, Top Water, Tube Jigs
Locations: Below the dam, Dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Hot Dogs, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: River Channel, River Mouth

Submitted by:
Andrew Potter
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
85 and murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Dough bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Main lake, River Channel


Submitted by:
Garret Harley
Date:
07/12/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
91

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Top Water
Locations: Main lake, Points, River Channel, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Live Shad
Locations: Coves, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Dough bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Coves, Inlet, Riprap

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Powerbait, Worms
Locations: Creek channels



Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
85 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jerk Bait, Plastics, Top Water
Locations: Creek channels, Points, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: River Channel, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Goldfish, Sunfish
Locations: Creek channels, River Mouth

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Brush structure

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver
Locations: Below the dam

Submitted by:
Allen Couch
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Live Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Flats, River Channel, River Mouth

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Flukes, Lipless Baits, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Points, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
07/12/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
87

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Jigs, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Top Water, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Rocks, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Channels, Flats, Main lake, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
07/18/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
85

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Lipless Baits, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Spinnerbaits, Top Water, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Flats, Main lake, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
07/18/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
85

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Lipless Baits, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Spinnerbaits, Top Water, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Flats, Main lake, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Trey Hale
Date:
07/12/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
84 Semi Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Flukes, Live Shad, Sassy Shad, Shad, Top Water
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Dam, Flats, Tailwater

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, River Channel

Baits:  Live Bait
Locations: Below the dam, River Mouth
Additional Information:
Not a whole lot changed from last week, Striper has been present in early mornings near the Dam in deep water. Mid-morning Striper are active near Washita point in 40-50 ft of water. Dropping slabs and live bait are the best methods but when surfacing fish are visible topwater lures are very productive. Below the dam in red River striper fishing is great midday by using a floating cork and live shad underneath. Blue cats are baiting cut bait in the main lake, jug lines are a good way to catch a limit of Blues ( Make sure jug lines are properly marked before setting ). Flatheads have been biting at night on Live Bait ( Shad, Small Perch etc.. )

Submitted by:
Thomas Gillham
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Cloudy

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Punch bait, Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Channels, Main lake, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Standing timber

Central

Submitted by:
Mark Murray
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
86 and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Sassy Shad, Slabs
Locations: Main lake, Points, and Surfacing early and late

Action: Good
Baits:  Crawfish, Cut Bait, Minnows, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Riprap, Rocks

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, and Carolina rigs
Locations: Weed beds, and Submerged humps

Submitted by:
Game Warden Chad Strang
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
86 & Stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Points, Weed beds

Action: Slow

Action: Slow
Baits:  Punch bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Docks, Inlet

Submitted by:
Tell Judkins
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
82 and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Dough bait
Locations: Channels, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Top Water
Locations: Brush structure

Action: Slow

Submitted by:
Game Warden Chad Strang
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
88 & stained

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Points, Rocks

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Points, Weed beds

Action: Slow
Baits:  Punch bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Dam

Submitted by:
Mike France
Date:
07/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
mid 80’s and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Sassy Shad
Locations: Main lake, and Trolling early morning

Action: Slow
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Punch bait
Locations: Riprap


Submitted by:
Mike France
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
mid 80’s

Action: Slow
Baits:  Other, and purple split tail plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Points

Action: Fair
Baits:  Sassy Shad, Small Lures
Locations: Main lake, and surfacing early morning


Northeast

Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
07/15/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
87 & murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Hot Dogs, Worms
Locations: Docks, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, and At night
Locations: Docks


Submitted by:
Ryan Walker
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
85 and clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Stinkbait
Locations: Below the dam, Coves, Dam, Docks, Shorelines


Additional Information:
With the extreme heat I have not been able to find any fishermen out during the day and the evening time there’s been one angler catching catfish and only had caught one.

Submitted by:
Emily Long
Date:
07/16/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: , and Crappie Dock

Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
07/15/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
87 & murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Worms
Locations: Dam, Docks, Shorelines



Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
07/16/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
85 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait
Locations: Flats, Main lake, Points, and fishing shallow humps and points , trolling small crankbaits

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad, Minnows
Locations: Flats, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Crawfish, Jigs, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Rocks, and 4 to 10 ft of water

Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
07/12/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
88 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake, Points, Riprap, and Pop-R's and Frogs

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs, and Purple Mist Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, and 6 to 10ft.

Action: Fair
Baits:  Goldfish, Minnows, Shad
Locations: Flats, Main lake, River Channel, and Juglines

Submitted by:
Lark wilson
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
88 clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Jerk Bait, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Flats, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, River Channel, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Flats, Shallows, Shorelines

Submitted by:
Lark wilson
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
88 clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Jerk Bait, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Flats, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, River Channel, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Flats, Shallows, Shorelines

Kaw

Submitted by:
Tracy L. Daniel
Date:
07/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
80’s and stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Grass hoppers, Shad
Locations: Flats, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Jigs, Live Shad, Sassy Shad, Slabs
Locations: Main lake, Points
Additional Information:
Crappie fishing has been very good the last week as fish are suspended over brush in 15’-20’. Hybrid and white bass action has been very good early in the morning and late in the evening over humps and drop offs in the mid lake region. Blue cats are biting well on fresh cut shad in the flats and river channel. Jugline fishermen need to be aware that the thermocline has set up in the lake and there is little dissolved oxygen below 12’-15’. Therefore fish caught on jigs below that depth are likely to be dead if you are not running your jugs every 3-4 hours. Good luck! Wear your PFD and Take someone fishing today!

Submitted by:
Warden Jeremy Bersche
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Nymphs, Powerbait, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, River Channel, Rocks



Submitted by:
Brek Henry
Date:
07/12/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
83 clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, and 12-18 ft around brush piles

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Flats, and 20-25 ft on flats near the river channel

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam

Submitted by:
Game Warden Paul Welch
Date:
07/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear, in the 80's

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber, and 10-20 feet deep

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad
Locations: Main lake, and 15-25 feet deep

Submitted by:
Brady May / Cherokee Co. Game Warden
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Hot and Murky to clear.

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Plastics, and 10" worms fished deep / Night fishing.
Locations: Flats, Main lake, Points, Shorelines, and 15-20' deep

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits
Locations: Main lake, and Surfacing Schools / Locate shad bubbles / Trolling.

Additional Information:
The lake is 1.3 feet below normal and fish are hanging out in deeper waters so plan bait accordingly. Summer time surfacing sand bass are cause for boaters to be ready; especially in late evenings. Be careful of underwater obstructions and unmarked flats while boating.

Submitted by:
Lark wilson
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
88 murkey

Action: Fair
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Jerk Bait, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Standing timber, and On bottom with minnows under bridges

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Channels, Flats, Shallows, Shorelines, and Drift fishing on bottom with shad

Northwest

Submitted by:
Mark Walker
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
85 clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Shad, Slabs
Locations: Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Slabs, Worms
Locations: Main lake

Action: Good
Baits:  Shrimp, Worms
Locations: Main lake, Shallows

Submitted by:
Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House
Date:
07/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
1/2 ft. low, 80s

Action: Fair
Baits:  Other
Locations: Other, and early morning and late evening

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Other, and trotlines

Action: Slow
Locations: Docks
Additional Information:
Smallmouth and largemouth bass fair.

Submitted by:
Reichenberger
Date:
07/16/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Stinkbait
Locations: Main lake


Additional Information:
All Fishing is slow

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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Submitted by:
Mark Murray
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
86 and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Sassy Shad, Slabs
Locations: Main lake, Points, and Surfacing early and late

Action: Good
Baits:  Crawfish, Cut Bait, Minnows, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Riprap, Rocks

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, and Carolina rigs
Locations: Weed beds, and Submerged humps

Submitted by:
Game Warden Chad Strang
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
86 & Stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Points, Weed beds

Action: Slow

Action: Slow
Baits:  Punch bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Docks, Inlet

Submitted by:
Tell Judkins
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
82 and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Dough bait
Locations: Channels, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Top Water
Locations: Brush structure

Action: Slow

Submitted by:
Game Warden Chad Strang
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
88 & stained

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Points, Rocks

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Points, Weed beds

Action: Slow
Baits:  Punch bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Dam

Submitted by:
Mike France
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
mid 80’s

Action: Slow
Baits:  Other, and purple split tail plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Points

Action: Fair
Baits:  Sassy Shad, Small Lures
Locations: Main lake, and surfacing early morning


Submitted by:
Mike France
Date:
07/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
mid 80’s and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Sassy Shad
Locations: Main lake, and Trolling early morning

Action: Slow
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Punch bait
Locations: Riprap


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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Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
07/15/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
87 & murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Hot Dogs, Worms
Locations: Docks, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, and At night
Locations: Docks


Submitted by:
Ryan Walker
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
85 and clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Stinkbait
Locations: Below the dam, Coves, Dam, Docks, Shorelines


Additional Information:
With the extreme heat I have not been able to find any fishermen out during the day and the evening time there’s been one angler catching catfish and only had caught one.

Submitted by:
Emily Long
Date:
07/16/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: , and Crappie Dock

Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
07/15/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
87 & murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Worms
Locations: Dam, Docks, Shorelines



Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
07/12/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
88 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake, Points, Riprap, and Pop-R's and Frogs

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs, and Purple Mist Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, and 6 to 10ft.

Action: Fair
Baits:  Goldfish, Minnows, Shad
Locations: Flats, Main lake, River Channel, and Juglines

Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
07/16/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
85 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait
Locations: Flats, Main lake, Points, and fishing shallow humps and points , trolling small crankbaits

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad, Minnows
Locations: Flats, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Crawfish, Jigs, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Rocks, and 4 to 10 ft of water

Submitted by:
Lark wilson
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
88 clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Jerk Bait, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Flats, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, River Channel, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Flats, Shallows, Shorelines

Submitted by:
Lark wilson
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
88 clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Jerk Bait, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Flats, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, River Channel, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Flats, Shallows, Shorelines

Kaw

Submitted by:
Tracy L. Daniel
Date:
07/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
80’s and stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Grass hoppers, Shad
Locations: Flats, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Jigs, Live Shad, Sassy Shad, Slabs
Locations: Main lake, Points
Additional Information:
Crappie fishing has been very good the last week as fish are suspended over brush in 15’-20’. Hybrid and white bass action has been very good early in the morning and late in the evening over humps and drop offs in the mid lake region. Blue cats are biting well on fresh cut shad in the flats and river channel. Jugline fishermen need to be aware that the thermocline has set up in the lake and there is little dissolved oxygen below 12’-15’. Therefore fish caught on jigs below that depth are likely to be dead if you are not running your jugs every 3-4 hours. Good luck! Wear your PFD and Take someone fishing today!

Submitted by:
Warden Jeremy Bersche
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Nymphs, Powerbait, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, River Channel, Rocks



Submitted by:
Brek Henry
Date:
07/12/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
83 clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, and 12-18 ft around brush piles

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Flats, and 20-25 ft on flats near the river channel

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam

Submitted by:
Game Warden Paul Welch
Date:
07/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear, in the 80's

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber, and 10-20 feet deep

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad
Locations: Main lake, and 15-25 feet deep

Submitted by:
Brady May / Cherokee Co. Game Warden
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Hot and Murky to clear.

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Plastics, and 10" worms fished deep / Night fishing.
Locations: Flats, Main lake, Points, Shorelines, and 15-20' deep

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits
Locations: Main lake, and Surfacing Schools / Locate shad bubbles / Trolling.

Additional Information:
The lake is 1.3 feet below normal and fish are hanging out in deeper waters so plan bait accordingly. Summer time surfacing sand bass are cause for boaters to be ready; especially in late evenings. Be careful of underwater obstructions and unmarked flats while boating.

Submitted by:
Lark wilson
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
88 murkey

Action: Fair
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Jerk Bait, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Standing timber, and On bottom with minnows under bridges

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Channels, Flats, Shallows, Shorelines, and Drift fishing on bottom with shad

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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Submitted by:
Mark Walker
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
85 clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Shad, Slabs
Locations: Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Slabs, Worms
Locations: Main lake

Action: Good
Baits:  Shrimp, Worms
Locations: Main lake, Shallows

Submitted by:
Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House
Date:
07/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
1/2 ft. low, 80s

Action: Fair
Baits:  Other
Locations: Other, and early morning and late evening

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Other, and trotlines

Action: Slow
Locations: Docks
Additional Information:
Smallmouth and largemouth bass fair.

Submitted by:
Reichenberger
Date:
07/16/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Stinkbait
Locations: Main lake


Additional Information:
All Fishing is slow

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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Submitted by:
Jack Melton
Date:
07/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
stained, 87-91

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Top Water
Locations: Other

Action: Good
Baits:  Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Other, and early am hours and windy days

Action: Fair
Locations: Brush structure, Docks
Additional Information:
White bass good on 15 ft. flats near creek channels.

Submitted by:
Matt Gamble
Date:
07/18/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
75 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Rocks, Shorelines

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Grass hoppers, Grubs, Small Lures, and Small pieces of trout worms
Locations: Rocks, Sand bar, Shallows

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Brush structure, Rocks, and Deeper pools just off of current
Additional Information:
Bass top water action is best at dawn and dusk

Submitted by:
Dru Polk
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
88

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Flukes, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Live Shad, Punch bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Channels, Coves, Creek channels, River Channel, River Mouth


Submitted by:
Cannon Harrison
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Dam, Shallows, Standing timber, and Bridges

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Cut Bait, Jigs, Small Lures, Top Water, Tube Jigs
Locations: Below the dam, Dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Hot Dogs, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: River Channel, River Mouth

Submitted by:
Andrew Potter
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
85 and murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Dough bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Main lake, River Channel


Submitted by:
Garret Harley
Date:
07/12/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
91

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Top Water
Locations: Main lake, Points, River Channel, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Live Shad
Locations: Coves, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Dough bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Coves, Inlet, Riprap

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Powerbait, Worms
Locations: Creek channels



Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
85 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jerk Bait, Plastics, Top Water
Locations: Creek channels, Points, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: River Channel, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Goldfish, Sunfish
Locations: Creek channels, River Mouth

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Brush structure

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver
Locations: Below the dam

Submitted by:
Allen Couch
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Live Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Flats, River Channel, River Mouth

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Flukes, Lipless Baits, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Points, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
07/18/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
85

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Lipless Baits, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Spinnerbaits, Top Water, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Flats, Main lake, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
07/12/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
87

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Jigs, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Top Water, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Rocks, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Channels, Flats, Main lake, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
07/18/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
85

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Lipless Baits, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Spinnerbaits, Top Water, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Flats, Main lake, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Trey Hale
Date:
07/12/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
84 Semi Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Flukes, Live Shad, Sassy Shad, Shad, Top Water
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Dam, Flats, Tailwater

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, River Channel

Baits:  Live Bait
Locations: Below the dam, River Mouth
Additional Information:
Not a whole lot changed from last week, Striper has been present in early mornings near the Dam in deep water. Mid-morning Striper are active near Washita point in 40-50 ft of water. Dropping slabs and live bait are the best methods but when surfacing fish are visible topwater lures are very productive. Below the dam in red River striper fishing is great midday by using a floating cork and live shad underneath. Blue cats are baiting cut bait in the main lake, jug lines are a good way to catch a limit of Blues ( Make sure jug lines are properly marked before setting ). Flatheads have been biting at night on Live Bait ( Shad, Small Perch etc.. )

Submitted by:
Thomas Gillham
Date:
07/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Cloudy

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Punch bait, Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Channels, Main lake, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Standing timber

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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Submitted by:
Brandon Lehrman
Date:
07/18/2018
Lake Elevation:
Dropping
Water Temp and Clarity:
80 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits
Locations: Main lake, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Docks, Points, Riprap, Rocks


Submitted by:
Game Warden Brayden Hicks
Date:
07/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
88 clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Stinkbait
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels, Main lake



Submitted by:
Game Warden Brayden Hicks
Date:
07/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
90 murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, and Juglines
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Creek channels



Submitted by:
Game Warden Brayden Hicks
Date:
07/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
89

Action: Slow
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Shad
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Flats



Submitted by:
David Smith
Date:
07/16/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
84

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Main lake, Points, and Trolling



Submitted by:
Chris Stover
Date:
07/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
85

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Docks, Main lake, Points, Shorelines