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 July 21. Elevation below normal, water 83 and murky. Channel catfish good on stinkbait and blood bait around points. Crappie fair on jigs and Power Bait around 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: July 22. Elevation rising, water 74 and stained. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, Alabama rigs and topwater lures at 2-7 ft. in coves, points and weed beds; largemouth bass being caught early morning while spotted being caught all day. White bass, striped bass and saugeye good on crankbaits, lipless baits, in-line spinnerbaits, slabs, minnows and goldfish at 3-8 ft. in the main lake, flats, creek channels and ski point banks. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, dough bait, cut bait, minnows and shad at 1-5 ft. in channels, points, riprap and Fox Run Bridge. Flathead catfish good on goldfish, minnows, crawfish and sunfish at 1-4 ft. along rocks, shallows and shorelines. Jugline and trotline fishing is restricted to west of the ski line. Sunfish excellent on worms, nymphs, small lures and Power Bait at 1/2-2 ft. around docks, shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny.


Chandler July 21. Elevation below normal, water 84 and murky. Flathead catfish good on sunfish in channels and shorelines. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and worms along shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows around docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: July 19. Elevation normal, water 80. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, shad and worms at 4-8 ft. in channels and riprap. 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: July 21. Elevation above normal, water 79 and clear. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on live shad and sunfish at 15-25 ft. in the main lake, flats and channels and on juglines baited with one hook on bottom and two suspended. White bass good on white or silver crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits and slabs at 8-10 ft. around points and the main lake and trolling spoons over the side of a boat to the bottom. Crappie good on Carolina-rigged minnows and tube jigs at 6-15 ft. in the main lake and brush structure. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits, spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 8-15 ft. along shorelines, brush structure and points. Report submitted by Rick Stafford.


Grand: July 19. Elevation above normal, water 80s. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and worms around points and the main lake. Blue and channel catfish good on shad and cut bait in the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Paddlefish slow in the river channel. Report submitted Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.


Greenleaf: July 21. Elevation normal, water 74 and clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, worms and crankbaits along moss beds, creek channels, rocky points and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


Hudson: July 15. Elevation normal, water 68. White bass good on crankbaits and small lures at 8-18 ft. around points, river channel and the main lake. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, topwater lures, spinnerbaits and buzz baits at 4-16 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and standing timber. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.


Hulah: July 19. Elevation normal, water 80. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, worms and shad at 4-10 ft. below the dam, riprap and river channel. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Kaw: July 21. Elevation dropping, water 80 and stained. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, shad and worms at 3-10 ft. along flats and below the dam. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on topwater lures, spoons, lipless baits and crankbaits from the surface to 15 ft. in the main lake, riprap, humps and under bridges; surfacing early and late with bigger fish being caught near the dam. Walleye slow on crankbaits and lipless baits at 6-12 ft. in the main lake. Largemouth and spotted bass good on buzz baits, spinnerbaits, topwater lures and crankbaits from the surface to 8 ft. in coves, brush structure, below the dam and in flooded buttonbush along rocky banks. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 12-18 ft. around brush structure and riprap. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.


Keystone: July 22. Elevation above normal, water 78. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits around points and rocks. White bass good on crankbaits along flats. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.


Lower Illinois: July 20. Elevation normal, water 55-70 and clear. Trout good on Power Bait, jerk bait and in-line spinnerbaits below the dam, in eddies and deep holes. Fly fishing good on wooly beggars and zebra nymphs. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.


Oologah:  July 6. Elevation above normal, water 75. Blue and channel catfish good on shad at 5-10 ft. below the dam. White bass fair on crankbaits at 10-15 ft. trolling the flats. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits at 5-10 ft. around the rocks. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, shad and shrimp at 10-15 ft. in creek channels. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.


Pawhuska: March 23. Trout good on Power Bait. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Skiatook:  July 21. Elevation below normal, normal, water mid 80s and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live bait and cut shad at 20-30 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Sooner: July 21. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits and frogs along weed beds. Striped bass hybrids fair on live shad and slabs in the main lake and riprap. Saugeye slow on crankbaits, tube jigs and bottom bouncers around points and rocks. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver and cut bait in channels and tail waters. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.


Spavinaw: May 6. Elevation slightly above normal, water 64 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair crankbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.


Tenkiller: July 14. Elevation above normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits, crankbaits and topwater lures at 3-20 ft. around brush structure, points and the main lake; use topwaters around any stickups available. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on dough bait, minnows, punch bait and sunfish at 127-21 ft. around points, shorelines and at the mouth of coves; use flip-flops baited with cut bait, sunfish and minnows at 20-40 ft. White bass fair on small lures and jigs at the surface in the main lake, around points and near islands during the evenings. Sunfish and bluegill good on worms and jigs at 10-20 ft. around docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, Okla.


Webbers Falls: July 21. Elevation normal, water 76 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and bill baits along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on cut bait, stinkbait and sunfish on bottom. Crappie fair on minnow and jigs at 12 ft. around bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


 

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