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We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.
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Southwest

Submitted by:
Brandon Lehrman
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70 degrees and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Dam, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Punch bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, River Channel


Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
05/26/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
60s and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks

Additional Information:
9 floodgates open

Submitted by:
Brayden Hicks
Date:
05/26/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
60’s muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait
Locations: Creek channels, Shorelines



Submitted by:
Brayden Hicks
Date:
05/21/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
60’s murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Shorelines



Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
05/26/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Mid 60s clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Dough bait, Shad
Locations: Main lake, Points


Additional Information:
3 floodgates open

Submitted by:
David Smith
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
68

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Main lake, Points, and Trolling

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Minnows, Stinkbait
Locations: Points, Riprap, Rocks


Southeast

Submitted by:
Jack Melton
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
67 and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Spinnerbaits, and shallows running crankbaits
Locations: Main lake


Additional Information:
Muddy up creeks. Smallmouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and shallows running crankbaits off points. Crappie fair off docks. Crappie being caught on chartreuse jigs and have moved back to the brush piles in parts of the lake. White bass good chasing shad on south end of lake.

Submitted by:
Ethan Lovelace
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
68 and muddy

Action: Slow
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Powerbait
Locations: River Channel, and Below falls around current breaks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Dough bait, Punch bait, Worms
Locations: River Channel, and Longer deeper pools

Submitted by:
Dru Polk
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
69

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Plastics
Locations: Points, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, River Mouth

Submitted by:
Jake Bersche
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
76 murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows, Small Lures, Tube Jigs
Locations: Below the dam, Docks

Action: Good
Baits:  Flukes, Sassy Shad, Slabs, Small Lures, Spinnerbaits, Spoons
Locations: Below the dam

Submitted by:
Andrew Potter
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Dough bait, Live Bait, Punch bait, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Below the dam, Creek channels, Main lake, River Channel, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Channels, Main lake, River Channel, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Live Bait, Plastics, Small Lures, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Creek channels, Docks, Main lake, Points, River Channel, Shorelines, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Garret Harley
Date:
05/23/2019
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
71 and murky

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Top Water
Locations: Main lake, Points, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Live Shad
Locations: Coves, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Coves, Inlet, Riprap, Weed beds

Submitted by:
April Drake
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
n/a

Action: Fair
Baits:  Powerbait
Locations: River Channel


Additional Information:
Stocked approximately 2,300 rainbow trout on May 22. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Region Office.

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Powerbait, Tube Jigs, Worms
Locations: River Channel, Rocks



Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
69

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Rocks, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Goldfish, Sunfish
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel


Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes, Grubs
Locations: Flats, River Channel

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Spillway

Submitted by:
Allen Couch
Date:
05/25/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Dough bait, Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Inlet, River Mouth

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Main lake, River Channel, River Mouth


Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
05/22/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
72

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Jigs, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Channels, Flats, Main lake, Rocks, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Trey Hale
Date:
05/23/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
72 muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Below the dam, Creek channels, Main lake, River Channel, River Mouth

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Live Bait, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels, Docks

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake
Additional Information:
Lake level is very high but fish are still biting. Striped Bass are biting very fell on various methods which include throwing sassy shad on shallow flats, Throwing A rigs on wind-blown points and banks. Live bait fishing is the best method using shad, shiners, and perch. To catch smaller fish anglers can use cut bait but to target larger striper use whole baits ( only 2 Striped bass over 20" per angler ). Crappie will be under docks in about 10-15 ft of water, but also don't be afraid to fish shallow against flooded banks where brush is present, with muddy water use dark colored jigs. Blue cats are biting cut bait against the shoreline in about 6ft of water anglers should target flooded areas where current is present but fish the edge of the current.

Submitted by:
Thomas Gillham
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Cloudy

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Hot Dogs, Stinkbait
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Main lake, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Main lake, Standing timber

Central

Submitted by:
Mark Murray
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
69 and stained

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Cut Bait, Worms
Locations: Points, Riprap, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, In-line Spinnerbait
Locations: Dam, Points

Action: Fair
Locations: Brush structure, Docks

Submitted by:
Jimmy's Bait Shop
Date:
05/21/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
68, murky, 4 ft high

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Shorelines


Additional Information:
Largemouth bass good on jigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits in coves and along shorelines. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and worms in the main lake and around points. White bass fair on grubs, in-line spinnerbaits and gay blades along the dam and main lake.

Submitted by:
Mark Murray
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
68 and clearing

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Sassy Shad
Locations: Riprap, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, In-line Spinnerbait
Locations: Main lake, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Hot Dogs, Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Riprap, Rocks

Submitted by:
Mark murray
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70 and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crawfish, Sassy Shad, Shrimp
Locations: Main lake

Action: Good
Baits:  Punch bait
Locations: Main lake, Riprap, Rocks


Submitted by:
Zach Paulk
Date:
05/19/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70 and muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Dam, Docks

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Worms
Locations: Points, Riprap, Rocks


Submitted by:
Mike France
Date:
05/26/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Riprap, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Bait
Locations: Shorelines

Additional Information:
Best during early morning and late evening

Submitted by:
Mike France
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Punch bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Riprap, Rocks, Shorelines



Northeast

Submitted by:
Ryan Walker
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70s and murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Live Bait
Locations: Main lake


Additional Information:
The lake is completely flooded and 23 feet above normal. All areas of the lake are closed including the road on the north end of the dam so there is no access for fishing to Birch Lake so there is no fishing report.

Submitted by:
E. Long
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70° murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Riprap, Shallows, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Other, and Crappie dock

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Spillway
Additional Information:
Fishing success is changing day-to-day.

Submitted by:
Joe Alexander
Date:
05/25/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60's and Muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Shorelines


Additional Information:
The lake is 22ft. above normal at the time of the report. All project areas, campgrounds, and boat ramps are closed due to high water.

Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
05/25/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70s and muddy

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Coves, Points, Riprap, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Docks, Main lake, Points

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Shad, Worms
Locations: Docks, Main lake, Points, Riprap
Additional Information:
Catfish bite doing well with massive channel cats being caught off of worms near the highway 59 bridge. Suspend the worm about 4-6 feet deep as close to the rocks as possible. Many types of fish still being caught by trolling. Some White Bass still being caught at the boat ramp near the gigging flats.

Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
05/21/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
24 ft high and 71*

Action: Fair
Baits:  Goldfish, Live Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Creek channels, River Channel


Additional Information:
all other fishing is slow due to high water

Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
05/25/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
24 ft and steady

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Dam


Additional Information:
Lake has been closed by the corps.

Submitted by:
Game Warden Marni Loftis
Date:
05/21/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Rising water, 64 stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Main lake, Shallows

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks

Additional Information:
The lake is still rising and is at 754 ft. Flooding is occurring. Use extreme caution if you venture out onto the lake, especially around unfamiliar flooded docks and slips. If they aren't grounded properly, electricity could be an additional hazard. Furthermore, large amounts of additional debris is flowing down into the lake.

Submitted by:
Kody Moore
Date:
05/25/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Upper 60s and muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad, Shrimp, Stinkbait
Locations: Flats, Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure
Additional Information:
The flood water has introduced many hazards into the lake. I urge extreme caution if boating until the water returns to normal levels.

Submitted by:
Kody Moore
Date:
05/25/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Upper 60s and muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad, Shrimp, Stinkbait
Locations: Flats, Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure
Additional Information:
The flood water has introduced many hazards into the lake. I urge extreme caution if boating until the water returns to normal levels.

Submitted by:
Joe Alexander
Date:
05/25/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60's and Muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Shorelines


Additional Information:
The lake is 32ft. above normal at the time of the report. All project areas, campgrounds, and boat ramps are closed due to high water.

Kaw

Submitted by:
Spencer Grace
Date:
05/21/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Low 70s and muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: Below the dam

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Grubs, Jigs, Sassy Shad, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Below the dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad, Sunfish, Worms
Locations: Flats, Shallows, Shorelines
Additional Information:
The lake is on the extreme rise currently with the basin receiving over 10” of rain in 24 hours. The lake is expected to tie or exceed record levels of elevation and water release. Catfisherman will continue to do good in flooded fields with worms and cut bait. Fishing below the dam will continue to be good especially for paddlefish. Use extreme caution around the water. If an area is closed off do not enter!

Submitted by:
Bailey
Date:
05/23/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Muddy

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Main lake


Additional Information:
Keystone is 31’ above normal and still rising. All ramps are closed. Currently the release is 250,000 cfs and flooded below. Predictions are to surpass the record level.

Submitted by:
Warden Jeremy Bersche
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 clear

Action: Excellent
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Jerk Bait, Midges, Nymphs, Powerbait
Locations: Below the dam, Rocks, Tailwater



Submitted by:
Paul Welch
Date:
05/25/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Dirty, in the 60’s

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Main lake, and Flooded vegatation


Additional Information:
No boat ramps are open at this time

Submitted by:
Stephen Paul, Noble county game warden
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Discharge, Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves, Weed beds


Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
05/25/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70s and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Discharge, Docks, Points

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Coves, Points, Riprap, Shorelines, Tailwater

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Shad, Worms
Locations: Coves, Discharge, Points, Riprap

Submitted by:
State Game Warden Brady May
Date:
05/22/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky upper / clear low

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Rogues, Small Lures, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Riprap, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber, and Flooded shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Live Bait, Sunfish
Locations: Shallows, Shorelines, and limblines

Additional Information:
CAUTION: The Lake Tenkiller Corp of Engineers reports that by Memorial Day the lake will be at 19 feet above normal provided that no more rain falls from Wednesday, May 22 until then. All the Corp. boat ramps are closed except for the high water ramp at Snake Creek Marina which has very limited parking. Boaters who do manage to launch should be aware of submerged structures.

Northwest

Submitted by:
Mark Walker
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam


Submitted by:
Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
mid-60s and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Worms
Locations: Main lake


Additional Information:
Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal with gates open. Catfish good with cut baits. Striped bass hybrids slow to fair with hard baits. Crappie fair around fish docks with jigs and live bait. White bass fair with live baits.

Submitted by:
Reichenberger
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
69

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Main lake, Shallows, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Stinkbait
Locations: Dam, Riprap


We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.
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Submitted by:
Mark Murray
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
69 and stained

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Cut Bait, Worms
Locations: Points, Riprap, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, In-line Spinnerbait
Locations: Dam, Points

Action: Fair
Locations: Brush structure, Docks

Submitted by:
Jimmy's Bait Shop
Date:
05/21/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
68, murky, 4 ft high

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Shorelines


Additional Information:
Largemouth bass good on jigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits in coves and along shorelines. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and worms in the main lake and around points. White bass fair on grubs, in-line spinnerbaits and gay blades along the dam and main lake.

Submitted by:
Mark Murray
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
68 and clearing

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Sassy Shad
Locations: Riprap, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, In-line Spinnerbait
Locations: Main lake, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Hot Dogs, Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Riprap, Rocks

Submitted by:
Mark murray
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70 and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crawfish, Sassy Shad, Shrimp
Locations: Main lake

Action: Good
Baits:  Punch bait
Locations: Main lake, Riprap, Rocks


Submitted by:
Zach Paulk
Date:
05/19/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70 and muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Dam, Docks

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Worms
Locations: Points, Riprap, Rocks


Submitted by:
Mike France
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Punch bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Riprap, Rocks, Shorelines



Submitted by:
Mike France
Date:
05/26/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Riprap, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Bait
Locations: Shorelines

Additional Information:
Best during early morning and late evening

We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.
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Submitted by:
Ryan Walker
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70s and murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Live Bait
Locations: Main lake


Additional Information:
The lake is completely flooded and 23 feet above normal. All areas of the lake are closed including the road on the north end of the dam so there is no access for fishing to Birch Lake so there is no fishing report.

Submitted by:
E. Long
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70° murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Riprap, Shallows, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Other, and Crappie dock

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Spillway
Additional Information:
Fishing success is changing day-to-day.

Submitted by:
Joe Alexander
Date:
05/25/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60's and Muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Shorelines


Additional Information:
The lake is 22ft. above normal at the time of the report. All project areas, campgrounds, and boat ramps are closed due to high water.

Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
05/25/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70s and muddy

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Coves, Points, Riprap, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Docks, Main lake, Points

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Shad, Worms
Locations: Docks, Main lake, Points, Riprap
Additional Information:
Catfish bite doing well with massive channel cats being caught off of worms near the highway 59 bridge. Suspend the worm about 4-6 feet deep as close to the rocks as possible. Many types of fish still being caught by trolling. Some White Bass still being caught at the boat ramp near the gigging flats.

Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
05/21/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
24 ft high and 71*

Action: Fair
Baits:  Goldfish, Live Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Creek channels, River Channel


Additional Information:
all other fishing is slow due to high water

Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
05/25/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
24 ft and steady

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Dam


Additional Information:
Lake has been closed by the corps.

Submitted by:
Game Warden Marni Loftis
Date:
05/21/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Rising water, 64 stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Main lake, Shallows

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks

Additional Information:
The lake is still rising and is at 754 ft. Flooding is occurring. Use extreme caution if you venture out onto the lake, especially around unfamiliar flooded docks and slips. If they aren't grounded properly, electricity could be an additional hazard. Furthermore, large amounts of additional debris is flowing down into the lake.

Submitted by:
Kody Moore
Date:
05/25/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Upper 60s and muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad, Shrimp, Stinkbait
Locations: Flats, Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure
Additional Information:
The flood water has introduced many hazards into the lake. I urge extreme caution if boating until the water returns to normal levels.

Submitted by:
Kody Moore
Date:
05/25/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Upper 60s and muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad, Shrimp, Stinkbait
Locations: Flats, Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure
Additional Information:
The flood water has introduced many hazards into the lake. I urge extreme caution if boating until the water returns to normal levels.

Submitted by:
Joe Alexander
Date:
05/25/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60's and Muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Shorelines


Additional Information:
The lake is 32ft. above normal at the time of the report. All project areas, campgrounds, and boat ramps are closed due to high water.

Kaw

Submitted by:
Spencer Grace
Date:
05/21/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Low 70s and muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: Below the dam

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Grubs, Jigs, Sassy Shad, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Below the dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad, Sunfish, Worms
Locations: Flats, Shallows, Shorelines
Additional Information:
The lake is on the extreme rise currently with the basin receiving over 10” of rain in 24 hours. The lake is expected to tie or exceed record levels of elevation and water release. Catfisherman will continue to do good in flooded fields with worms and cut bait. Fishing below the dam will continue to be good especially for paddlefish. Use extreme caution around the water. If an area is closed off do not enter!

Submitted by:
Bailey
Date:
05/23/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Muddy

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Main lake


Additional Information:
Keystone is 31’ above normal and still rising. All ramps are closed. Currently the release is 250,000 cfs and flooded below. Predictions are to surpass the record level.

Submitted by:
Warden Jeremy Bersche
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 clear

Action: Excellent
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Jerk Bait, Midges, Nymphs, Powerbait
Locations: Below the dam, Rocks, Tailwater



Submitted by:
Paul Welch
Date:
05/25/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Dirty, in the 60’s

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Main lake, and Flooded vegatation


Additional Information:
No boat ramps are open at this time

Submitted by:
Stephen Paul, Noble county game warden
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Discharge, Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves, Weed beds


Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
05/25/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70s and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Discharge, Docks, Points

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Coves, Points, Riprap, Shorelines, Tailwater

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Shad, Worms
Locations: Coves, Discharge, Points, Riprap

Submitted by:
State Game Warden Brady May
Date:
05/22/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky upper / clear low

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Rogues, Small Lures, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Riprap, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber, and Flooded shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Live Bait, Sunfish
Locations: Shallows, Shorelines, and limblines

Additional Information:
CAUTION: The Lake Tenkiller Corp of Engineers reports that by Memorial Day the lake will be at 19 feet above normal provided that no more rain falls from Wednesday, May 22 until then. All the Corp. boat ramps are closed except for the high water ramp at Snake Creek Marina which has very limited parking. Boaters who do manage to launch should be aware of submerged structures.

We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.
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Submitted by:
Mark Walker
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam


Submitted by:
Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
mid-60s and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Worms
Locations: Main lake


Additional Information:
Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal with gates open. Catfish good with cut baits. Striped bass hybrids slow to fair with hard baits. Crappie fair around fish docks with jigs and live bait. White bass fair with live baits.

Submitted by:
Reichenberger
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
69

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Main lake, Shallows, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Stinkbait
Locations: Dam, Riprap


We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.
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Submitted by:
Jack Melton
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
67 and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Spinnerbaits, and shallows running crankbaits
Locations: Main lake


Additional Information:
Muddy up creeks. Smallmouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and shallows running crankbaits off points. Crappie fair off docks. Crappie being caught on chartreuse jigs and have moved back to the brush piles in parts of the lake. White bass good chasing shad on south end of lake.

Submitted by:
Ethan Lovelace
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
68 and muddy

Action: Slow
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Powerbait
Locations: River Channel, and Below falls around current breaks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Dough bait, Punch bait, Worms
Locations: River Channel, and Longer deeper pools

Submitted by:
Dru Polk
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
69

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Plastics
Locations: Points, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, River Mouth

Submitted by:
Jake Bersche
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
76 murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows, Small Lures, Tube Jigs
Locations: Below the dam, Docks

Action: Good
Baits:  Flukes, Sassy Shad, Slabs, Small Lures, Spinnerbaits, Spoons
Locations: Below the dam

Submitted by:
Andrew Potter
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Dough bait, Live Bait, Punch bait, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Below the dam, Creek channels, Main lake, River Channel, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Channels, Main lake, River Channel, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Live Bait, Plastics, Small Lures, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Creek channels, Docks, Main lake, Points, River Channel, Shorelines, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Garret Harley
Date:
05/23/2019
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
71 and murky

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Top Water
Locations: Main lake, Points, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Live Shad
Locations: Coves, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Coves, Inlet, Riprap, Weed beds

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Powerbait, Tube Jigs, Worms
Locations: River Channel, Rocks



Submitted by:
April Drake
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
n/a

Action: Fair
Baits:  Powerbait
Locations: River Channel


Additional Information:
Stocked approximately 2,300 rainbow trout on May 22. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Region Office.

Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
69

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Rocks, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Goldfish, Sunfish
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel


Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes, Grubs
Locations: Flats, River Channel

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Spillway

Submitted by:
Allen Couch
Date:
05/25/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Dough bait, Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Inlet, River Mouth

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Main lake, River Channel, River Mouth


Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
05/22/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
72

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Jigs, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Channels, Flats, Main lake, Rocks, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Trey Hale
Date:
05/23/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
72 muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Below the dam, Creek channels, Main lake, River Channel, River Mouth

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Live Bait, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels, Docks

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake
Additional Information:
Lake level is very high but fish are still biting. Striped Bass are biting very fell on various methods which include throwing sassy shad on shallow flats, Throwing A rigs on wind-blown points and banks. Live bait fishing is the best method using shad, shiners, and perch. To catch smaller fish anglers can use cut bait but to target larger striper use whole baits ( only 2 Striped bass over 20" per angler ). Crappie will be under docks in about 10-15 ft of water, but also don't be afraid to fish shallow against flooded banks where brush is present, with muddy water use dark colored jigs. Blue cats are biting cut bait against the shoreline in about 6ft of water anglers should target flooded areas where current is present but fish the edge of the current.

Submitted by:
Thomas Gillham
Date:
05/24/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Cloudy

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Hot Dogs, Stinkbait
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Main lake, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Main lake, Standing timber

We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.
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Submitted by:
Brandon Lehrman
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70 degrees and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Dam, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Punch bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, River Channel


Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
05/26/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
60s and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks

Additional Information:
9 floodgates open

Submitted by:
Brayden Hicks
Date:
05/21/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
60’s murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Shorelines



Submitted by:
Brayden Hicks
Date:
05/26/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
60’s muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait
Locations: Creek channels, Shorelines



Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
05/26/2019
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Mid 60s clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Dough bait, Shad
Locations: Main lake, Points


Additional Information:
3 floodgates open

Submitted by:
David Smith
Date:
05/20/2019
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
68

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Main lake, Points, and Trolling

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Minnows, Stinkbait
Locations: Points, Riprap, Rocks