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 13. 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 16. Elevation 14 1/2 ft. below normal with gates closed, water 50s and clear. Striped bass hybrids good on live bait. Walleye fair on live bait and jigs. Crappie slow on Bobby Garland jigs around the marina. Catfish fair. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.


Ft. Cobb: April 13. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 56 and stained. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs near structure. Catfish slow on cut bait off windy points. Saugeye slow on rattletraps and live bait. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow on swim baits, shrimp and crawfish tails off windy points. Reports submitted by James Edwards Jr., game warden stationed in Caddo County.


Lawtonka April 13. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie and white bass 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 14. Elevation 14 ft. below normal, water 52 and murky. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 4-10 ft. near structure. Saugeye fair on minnows at 6 ft. near rocks. The boat ramp in the state park is still open. Use extreme caution while boating. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County


Waurika: April 13. Elevation below normal, water 54 and murky. Striped bass hybrids good on minnows and crankbaits along the dam and riprap. Catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. along riprap. All other fishing fair. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.

 

 

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