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 April 13. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water murky. Bass good on jigs and soft plastic baits at 3-4 ft. Channel catfish slow. Crappie fair to good on jigs at 3 ft. 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: April 14. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 59-60. Crappie fair on live bait and jigs at 3-6 ft. all over the lake. Channel catfish good to excellent on punch bait, chicken liver, shad and nightcrawlers early morning and late evening. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with large live shiners, night crawlers and cut shad. Saugeye, white bass and striped bass hybrids excellent on crankbaits, spoons and large casting jigs at 4-6 ft. around rocks and points or trolling the flats of the main lake and windy blown coves; the best times are early morning and late evening. Largemouth and spotted bass fair to good on football head jigs and Texas-rigged plastic baits in woody cover. Trout poor to nonexistent. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny.


Chandler April 13. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water clear. Bass good on spinnerbaits, jigs and plastic baits. Channel catfish slow. Crappie fair on jigs at 3 ft. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: April 14. Elevation normal, water 60s and clear. Crappie good on jigs at 2-5 ft. near submerged structure. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Eucha: April 15. Elevation slightly above normal, water 59 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 7-9 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.


Ft. Gibson: April 15. Elevation 3 3/4 ft. above normal, water 58 and steady. White bass excellent on white grubs and white ice swim baits in the river around Chouteau Bend. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-5 ft. staging for spawn. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and worms in shallow water. Paddlefish excellent in the upper river. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner, Okla.


Grand: April 14. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass fair on jigs and jerk baits at 15 ft. off main lake points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. Paddlefish fair and should get better this week with the rain from up north coming downstream. White bass fair and should get better this week. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.


Greenleaf: April 14. Elevation normal, water 52 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, bill baits and spinnerbaits along shorelines, creek channels, rocky points and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and electric chicken Strike King Jigs at 12-18 ft. around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


Hudson: April 16. Elevation normal, water 54 and clear. Largemouth bass good on swim baits, plastic baits and jerk baits. White bas good in the upper end, at mouths of creeks and below the dams. Crappie fair to good on small jigs and minnows around brush piles. Paddlefish fair to good in the upper end below the dams. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.


Hulah: April 14. Elevation normal, water 60s and clear. Crappie fair on jigs at 2-5 ft. near submerged structure. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Kaw: April 14 Elevation normal, water upper 50s in the creeks and low 50s in the main lake and clear. Crappie fair on minnow and jigs at 12-20 ft. all over the lake. Crappie excellent in the creeks 1-2 ft. around structure. Walleye fair on minnows and jigs in the creeks. White bass slow on jigs and small crankbaits east of Newkirk in the Arkansas River as they are still staging up to spawn in Kansas in Grouse creek. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on jerk baits and spinnerbaits at 6-10 ft. near rocks from south of Kaw City to the dam. Blue and channel catfish excellent on cut bait in the shallows of the Arkansas River arm, fair on juglines in the coon creek area and good on worms below Kaw Dam. Paddlefish fair off the east side after generation. Generation below the dam typically only occurs during the week unless there is a high water event. For up to date lake level and water release information on Kaw Lake call (580) 765-2151. The next good rain of 1-inch or more with runoff will cause the white bass to make their annual run up the creeks specifically Big Beaver, Little Beaver, Bear and Osage creeks. Be ready and remember to stay on maintained roads for bank fishing access. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.


Keystone: April 15. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 58. Crappie fair at 5 ft. while staging for spawn. White bass excellent while running in the feeder streams. Catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.


Lower Illinois: April 13. Water upper 40s. Water releases are occurring with one unit running almost constantly. Trout slow on worms, rainbow Power Bait and rooster tails in eddies and below current breaks such as rocks. Fly fishing is difficult as well with small nymphs working the eddies. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.


Oologah:  April 13. Elevation normal, water near 60 and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. in creeks and fair on minnows and jigs at 6-10 ft. around brush piles in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad at 10-15 ft. along the flats. White bass good on jigs in the river above the lake and fair on jigs below the dam. 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:  April 14. Elevation 9 3/4 ft. below normal, water clear. White bass fair on soft plastic baits and rooster tails in creek channels. Catfish fair on worms and cut shad. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 2-5 ft. along rocky shorelines. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Sooner: April 15. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.


Spavinaw: April 15. Elevation slightly above normal, water 57 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.


Tenkiller: April 14. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 58-60 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and deep crankbaits on main lake points. White bass good trolling deep runners in the main lake and good on spoons, spinnerbaits and jigs in the upper end. Catfish fair on flip-flops baited with cut bait at 20-25 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs moving into coves. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, Okla.


Webbers Falls: April 14. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, bill baits, creature lures and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and buck tail jigs in green, red and yellow around bridges and brush structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


 

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