Fishing Reports - Northeast

picture of a map of the northeast region of Oklahoma 1. Birch
2. Carl Blackwell
3. Copan
4. Eucha
5. Ft. Gibson
6. Grand
7. Greenleaf
8. Hudson
9. Hulah
10. Kaw
11. Keystone
12. Oologah
13. Pawhuska
14. Skiatook
15. Sooner
16. Spavinaw
17. Tenkiller
18. Webbers Falls
19. Lower Illinois River
20. Bell Cow
21. Chandler








Bell Cow August 17. Elevation below normal, water 90 and murky. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait and shrimp around docks and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows, jigs and Power Bait around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.


Birch: April 15. Elevation normal, water mid 50s and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 3-5 ft. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Carl Blackwell: August 25. Elevation below normal, water 74 and stained. Saugeye, striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live bait, slabs, crankbaits and jigs at 3-7 ft. along flats, channels, the main lake and Fox Run Bridge. The channels that pass under the bridge are holding a large amount of bait fish and small to keeper size saugeye mixed with white bass and striped bass hybrids are holding here to feed. Channel catfish good on dough bait, minnows, worms and cut bait at 1-7 ft. along channels, riprap, rocks and the shoreline along the dam near Turkey Hallow. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on topwater lures, jerk baits, jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-8 ft. along coves, points and brush structure. Carp good on worms, minnows, punch bait and chicken liver at 2-5 ft. along shallows, weed beds and coves. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny.


Chandler August 17. Elevation below normal, water 90 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and Power Bait around docks, riprap and the boat ramp. Channel catfish slow on cut bait, stinkbait and sunfish around channels and riprap. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: August 20. Elevation normal, water 83 and clearing. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, shad and worms at 8-10 ft. in channels and the main lake. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Eucha: May 6. Elevation normal, water 66 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and crankbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.


Ft. Gibson: August 27. Elevation above normal, water 83 and clear. White bass slow on crankbaits at 15 ft. in the main lake, around points and the river channel. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on live shad at 15 ft. along the river channel and the main lake. Crappie slow on live bait and tube jigs at 15 ft. around docks and the main lake. Report submitted by Rick Stafford.


Grand: August 3. Elevation normal, water 90. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and worms around points and channels. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around docks. White bass fair on jigs in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait around flats. Paddlefish slow in the main lake. Report submitted Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.


Greenleaf: August 26. Elevation normal, water 78 and clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and weedless jigs in moss beds, brush structure, creek channels and rocky points. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows at 12 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


Hudson: August 25. Elevation normal, water 82. Largemouth bass and crappie slow on plastic baits at 10-18 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.


Hulah: August 20. Elevation normal, water 80. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on shad and worms at 8-10 ft. in channels, the main lake and tail waters. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Kaw: August 26. Elevation below normal, water 88 and clear. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad and worms at 1-6 ft. along flats and shallows. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits, topwater lures, spoons and spinnerbaits from the surface to 30 ft. in the main lake and below the dam. Trolling on or near the main lake humps has been the most productive; some topwater surfacing early and late. Extreme caution is to be used while boating. The lake will remain drawn down for the next few months to allow vegetation to grow for waterfowl. Hazards exist throughout the lake. Coon Creek ramp is unusable for all boats. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.


Keystone: August 26. Elevation below normal, water 84. Blue catfish good on cut bait at 45 ft. in channels. White bass and striped bass slow on spoons along humps. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.


Lower Illinois: August 24. Elevation normal, water 65-80. Trout slow on Power Bait and small lures below the dam, at the Watts area and deep holes when the sun is up. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.


Oologah:  August 24. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. White bass fair on slabs and spoons at 10-15 ft. in the main lake; watch for schooling fish early and late. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait at 20-25 ft. in the river channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.


Skiatook:  August 25. Elevation below normal, water mid to upper 80s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 20-30 ft. around brush structure. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad and cut bait at 25-35 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Sooner: August 11. Elevation normal. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow on live shad and slabs in the main lake. Saugeye slow on crankbaits along riprap. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.


Spavinaw: August 19. Elevation below normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits, topwater lures and crankbaits around brush structure, shorelines and docks. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, punch bait, dough bait and sunfish at 7-27 ft. around points and creek channels and drifting stinkbait in the main lake. Flathead catfish good on cut bait in deep water. Sunfish and bluegill good on worms at 5-20 ft. around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, Okla.


Tenkiller: August 25. Elevation below normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on topwater lures, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-20 ft. along brush structure, points and shorelines; topwater lures early and plastic baits later in the brush piles. Channel and blue catfish good on dough bait, stinkbait and cut bait at 7-27 ft. in creek channels, flats and the mouths of coves; drift at 7-20 ft. and anchor in deeper water with stinkbait. Sunfish and bluegill good on plastic baits and worms at 5-20 ft. in the main lake, around docks and creek channels. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, Ok.


Webbers Falls: August 26. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, buzz baits and Biffle Bugs along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and sunfish on bottom. Crappie fair on jigs at 16 ft. around bridges. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


 

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