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 19. Elevation below normal, water 76 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and tube jigs at 11-17 ft. around docks, channels, standing timber and enclosed dock north of the store; fish early in the morning or late in the evenings in the shaded areas of the docks produce the largest fish. Striped bass hybrids, white bass and saugeye fair on Alabama rigs, sassy shad, slabs, crankbaits, goldfish and large shiners at 3-10 ft. along flats, creek channels and along the dam. Channel and flathead catfish good on dough bait, worms, minnows and crickets at 1-8 ft. along riprap, rocks and shorelines. Sunfish excellent on crickets, worms, minnows and nymphs from the surface to 4 ft. along shorelines, weed beds and docks. Largemouth bass fair on flukes, plastic baits, minnows and buzz baits at 1-5 ft. along the spillway, riprap and points. 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 10. Elevation normal, water 80. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on shad, worms and chicken liver at 4-8 ft. in channels, the main lake and riprap. Crappie slow on hair jigs, jigs and plastic baits at 2-4 ft. around brush structure and coves. 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 15. Elevation above normal, water 82 and clear. White bass good on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits and small lures in white and silver at 6-10 ft. around points and the main lake. Trolling or casting the shallow windy points around the golf Course at Western Hills and the Railroad Bridge around Snug Harbor. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on juglines and drift fishing shad, sunfish and stinkbait at 10-25 ft. around the river channel, the main lake and flats. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits and buzz baits at 5-15 ft. around points, standing timber and weed beds. 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 19. Elevation normal, water 74 and clear. Largemouth bass good on lead-less jigs, spinnerbaits, bill baits and Biffle bugs. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-16 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


Hudson: August 5. Elevation above normal, water 78. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad at 10-18 ft. in the river channel and tailwaters. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.


Hulah: August 10. Elevation normal, water 80. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on shad, cut bait and worms at 4-8 ft. in channels, the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Kaw: August 19. Elevation below normal, water 85. Crappie and bluegill good on jigs at 2 ft. around docks. Striped bass good on bill baits in channels. Blue catfish good on cut bait in channels. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.


Keystone: August 18. Elevation normal, water 60-70. Trout fair on Power Bait and in-line spinnerbaits below the dam, tailwaters, river channel and deep holes during the day. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.


Lower Illinois: August 18. Elevation normal, water 60-70. Trout fair on Power Bait and in-line spinnerbaits below the dam, tailwaters, river channel and deep holes during the day. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.


Oologah:  August 18. Elevation normal, water 78 and clear. White bass fair on slabs and spoons at 10-15 ft. in the main lake; look for schooling fish. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait at 20-25 ft. in the river channel. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.


Skiatook:  August 18. Elevation below normal, water mid to upper 80s. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow on live shad and cut shad 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 4. Elevation below normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits, topwater lures and spinnerbaits at 10-20 ft. around brush piles, the main lake, points and brush structure and on topwater lures and crankbaits in the shallow water. Channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, punch bait and sunfish at 10-20 ft. around points, creek channels and flats; drift with cut bait, anchor with dough bait or punch bait and on flip-flops baited with cut bait or sunfish at 20-40 ft. Sunfish and bluegill good on worms at 5-15 ft. along shorelines, docks and coves. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, Okla.


Webbers Falls: August 19. Elevation normal, water 76 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and bill baits along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-16 ft. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


 

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