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
22. McMurtry


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bell Cow May 17. Elevation below normal, water 74 and muddy. Crappie good on minnows, PowerBait and jigs around docks and shorelines. Channel catfish fair on dough bait, stinkbait and cut bait along shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits, small lures and spinnerbaits along shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.


Birch: May 18. Elevation above normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-10 ft. around docks and coves. Striped bass hybrids slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 6-8 ft. along coves and shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jigs at 5-8 ft. around brush structure, points and shorelines. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Carl Blackwell: May 18. Elevation rising, water muddy. Crappie excellent on minnows along docks, rocks and the floating dock. Saugeye fair on crankbaits below the dam. Striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits and rattletraps below the dam. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.


Chandler May 17. Elevation above normal, water 74 and muddy. Channel catfish fair on minnows and worms along riprap and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around docks, riprap and boat ramp. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits along riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County. Copan: May 16. Elevation rising, water 60s and murky. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad and worms below the dam and along riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Eucha: May 17. Elevation rising, water 68. Largemouth bass good on jigs and plastic baits around points, shallows and coves. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Sunfish good on crickets and jigs along shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.


Ft. Gibson: May 18. Elevation rising, water 65 and murky. Blue and channel catfish excellent on cut bait, shad and worms on bottom along channels, discharge and the main lake. Paddlefish good below the low water dam. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic baits along shallows and coves. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and shorelines. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.


Grand: May 18. Elevation normal, water 68 and stained. Crappie good on minnows, sassy shad and tube jigs at 2-10 ft. around docks and shallows. Blue catfish good on shad at 2-20 ft. in the main lake and flats. White bass good on crankbaits and grubs in Elk River. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.


Greenleaf: May 18. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on bill baits, crankbaits in chartreuse/white and salt crawls along shorelines, brush structure and creek channels. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and liver on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-9 ft. around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


Hudson: May 17. Elevation above normal, water 66. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and worms at 9-14 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and riprap. White bass good on small lures and minnows at 5-10 ft. below the dam and in the river channel. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, plastic baits and jerk baits at 4-12 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and points. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.


Hulah: May 16. Elevation rising, water 60s and murky. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and worms at 6-10 ft. below the dam and along riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Kaw: May 18. Elevation 6 ft. above normal, water 65 and clear in the lower end and muddy in the upper end. Catfish good on any natural bait in the upper end and around flooded willows. Paddlefish good below the dam. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Kay County.


Keystone: May 18. Elevation above normal, water 63. Blue catfish good on cut bait along channels. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits along shorelines. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.


Lower Illinois: May 16. Elevation above normal, water 50 and clear. Abnormally high water releases are making fishing difficult. Success can be found in eddies and seams out of the main flow fishing on bottom with heavy weights. Fly fishing is extremely difficult due to the high water. Trout slow on PowerBait and worms below the dam and lower Watts area in eddies. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.


McMurtry:  No report submitted.


Oologah:  May 18. Elevation rising, water 65 and muddy. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, shrimp and stinkbait at 3-6 ft. in flooded fields. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic lures at 3-6 ft. around brush structure. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines and limb lines live shad and cut bait at 6-12 ft. along flats. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.


Perry CCC:  No report submitted.


Skiatook:  May 18. Elevation below normal, water mid 70s and murky. Channel and blue catfish fair on worms and chicken liver at 2-7 ft. along creek channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. around brush structure. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on shad at 10-20 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Sooner: May 18. Elevation normal, water murky. Striped bass hybrids, striped bass and white bass fair on live shad and sassy shad in the discharge and the main lake. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait along channels. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.


Spavinaw: May 17. Elevation rising, water 70. Largemouth bass good on jigs and worms along coves, shallows and points. Sunfish good on crickets and jigs along shallows and shorelines. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along flats and shallows. Walleye fair on jigs and crankbaits along flats. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.


Tenkiller: May 18. Elevation 6 ft. above normal, water 65 and clear. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on cut bait, shrimp and shad at 3-30 ft. along flats, shorelines and coves. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and plastic baits at 2-15 ft. around brush structure, gravel points, shallows and flooded shorelines. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.


Webbers Falls: May 18. Elevation 4 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and bill baits along riprap, brush structure and creek channels. Catfish good on fresh cut bait, liver and sunfish on bottom. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around bridges and brush structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


 

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