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 20. 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: April 22. Elevation 14 1/2 ft. below normal with gates closed, water mid 50s and clear. Striped bass hybrids fair on live bait and drifting lures. Walleye slow to fair on live bait. Crappie slow on Bobby Garland jigs around the marina. Catfish fair on juglines baited with stinkbait. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.


Ft. Cobb: April 20. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 59 and stained. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs off structure. Catfish slow on cut bait. Saugeye slow on minnows and jigs. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow on jig heads with swim baits and crawfish, minnows and shrimp. Reports submitted by James Edwards Jr., game warden stationed in Caddo County.


Lawtonka April 20. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie and saugeye fair to good on minnows and jigs off the dam. Catfish fair to good on cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.


Medicine Creek: No report submitted.

Tom Steed:
April 22. Elevation 14 ft. below normal, water 56 and murky. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. near rocks. White bass good on jigs off points. Blue catfish good on stinkbait at 3-6 ft. on the west side of the lake. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.


Waurika: April 21. Water 54. Striped bass hybrids good on minnows and crankbaits along the dam and riprap. Catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs. All other fishing fair. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.

 

 

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