Fishing Reports - Southwest


map of southwest Oklahoma with lakes in the region1. Altus-Lugert
2. Ellsworth
3. Foss
4. Ft. Cobb
5. Tom Steed
6. Waurika
7. Lawtonka

8. Medicine Creek Park

Altus-Lugert: Fishery is still affected by the Golden Algae blooms from this past winter. Fisheries personnel are continuing to monitor the situation.

Ellsworth: April 6. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs over structure. Catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: March 31. Elevation 15 ft. below normal with gates closed, water 50s and clear. Striped bass hybrids fair on live bait. Walleye slow on live bait. Catfish fair. Crappie fair. Fishing seems to be better after sundown. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: April 8. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 54. Crappie slow to fair on minnows and jigs near structure. Catfish fair on cut bait off windy points. Saugeye slow on rattletraps and live bait. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow to fair on rattletraps, shrimp and crawfish tails off windy points. Report submitted by James Edwards Jr., game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka April 6. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie and white bass fair to good on minnows and jigs off the dam. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Medicine Creek: No report submitted.

Tom Steed:
April 7. Elevation 12 ft. below normal, water 50 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows at 15 ft. near the dam and fish buoys. Saugeye fair on minnows at 5-10 ft. along the rocks. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: April 5. Elevation below normal, water 52 and murky. Catfish fair on punch bait and minnows. Striped bass hybrids fair on artificial baits and minnows along the riprap at the dam. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.



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