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 27. Elevation below normal, water 83 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and Power Bait at 8 ft. around docks and standing timber. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, punch bait and stinkbait around brush structure and shorelines. 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 29. Elevation below normal, water 73 and murky. Spotted bass fair on minnows, crankbaits, spinnerbaits and rattletraps from the surface to 6 ft. around brush structure, docks and weed beds. White bass, striped bass and saugeye fair on minnows, goldfish, in-line spinnerbaits, spoons, jigs and shad at 1-6 ft. in the main lake, shallows, shorelines and Fox Run Bridge; slowly trolling hard baits or drifting live baits in areas that bait fish are congregated. Crappie slow on minnows, jigs, small lures and tube jigs at 7-16 ft. around docks, standing timber and creek channels. Channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, live bait, goldfish, doughbait, cut bait, hotdogs, worms and grasshoppers at 1 ft. off bottom around riprap, points and rocks early morning and late evening. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny.


Chandler July 27. Elevation below normal, water 83 and murky. Crappie slow on jigs around docks and the boat ramp. Flathead catfish fair on shad and sunfish along shorelines. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms and shad around docks and the boat ramp. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and sassy shad at 8-10 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: July 28. Elevation normal, water 80. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on shad, chicken liver and worms at 4-8 ft. along 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 29. Elevation normal, water 74 and clear. Largemouth bass good on jigs, bill baits and plastic worms along moss beds, shorelines, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-15 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 28. Elevation normal, water 80. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on worms and shad along channels, the main lake and riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Kaw: July 30. Elevation dropping, water 82. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, stinkbait and shad at 2-8 ft. in the river channel and flats. Drawdown on the lake is occurring to plant Japanese millet. Boaters should use extreme caution while on the lake. New mudflats and structure have been exposed. Large boats should use ramps other than Coon Creek. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.


Keystone: July 29. Elevation normal, water 80. Blue catfish excellent on cut bait in channels. Striped bass and white bass good on live shad and small lures along humps. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.


Lower Illinois: July 27. Elevation normal, water 55-75 and clear. Trout fair on in-line spinnerbaits, Power Bait, nymphs and midges at 2-6 ft. below the dam and the Watts area; fish are biting as water rises and falls. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.


Oologah:  July 28. Elevation normal, water 75 and clear. White bass fair on crankbaits and slabs at 10-15 ft. along flats; 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. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits at 10-15 ft. around rocks. 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 28. Elevation below normal, water mid to upper 80s and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad and cut shad at 15-30 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 28. Elevation normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on topwater lures, spinnerbaits and plastic baits; topwater lures best from first light to 10 a.m. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits and hair jigs around points, the main lake and around islands; best in the evenings. Channel and blue catfish good on punch bait and dough bait at 17-21 ft. in the mouth of coves, points and creek channels; use flip-flops baited with cut bait at 20-40 ft. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, Okla.


Webbers Falls: July 29. Elevation normal, water 76 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits along creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and sunfish on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows at 15 ft. around brush structure and bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


 

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