Fishing Reports - Southwest
Ellsworth: May 19. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water muddy. Catfish fair to good on cut bait off rocky points. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs in shallow water around structure. Saugeye fair on minnows and grubs off rocks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
Foss: May 20. Elevation 12 ft. below normal with gates closed, water low 60s and clear. Striped bass hybrids good on live bait. Bass fair. Walleye good on live bait. Crappie fair. Catfish good. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
Ft. Cobb: May 21. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 69 and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 2-6 ft. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and live bait at 3-8 ft. Striped bass hybrids good on swim baits, cut bait, live bait and slabs at 4-8 ft. Largemouth bass good on soft plastic baits, swim baits, crankbaits and live bait at 2-6 ft. Report submitted by Tyler Howser , game warden stationed in Caddo County.
Lawtonka: May 19. Elevation normal, water murky. Catfish fair to good on cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
Trout good on salmon eggs in Bath Lake to Gondola Dam and fair
on small in-line spinnerbaits and Super Dupers. Trout good on
small black flies with fly equipment from the Hwy 49 Bridge to
the south and fair on minnows, floating Power Baits and small
spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Jimmy Miller with Gone Fishin’.
Tom Steed: May 20. Elevation 9 ft. below normal and rising, water 64 and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 2-6 ft. near rock by the dam. Catfish good on stinkbait at 3-6 ft. at island rocks where the gar are spawning. White bass good on minnows and spinnerbaits off rocky points. Saugeye good trolling crankbaits near the old highway. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.
Waurika: May 20. Elevation 12 ft. below normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around marina and rocks along Corum Bridge. Blue catfish good on fresh shad and punch bait. Striped bass hybrids fair on crawfish and silver spoons. Report submitted by Ted Hasty, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.