Fishing Reports - Northeast

picture of a map of the northeast region of Oklahoma 1. Birch
2. Carl Blackwell
3. Copan
4. Eucha
5. Ft. Gibson
6. Grand
7. Greenleaf
8. Hudson
9. Hulah
10. Kaw
11. Keystone
12. Oologah
13. Pawhuska
14. Skiatook
15. Sooner
16. Spavinaw
17. Tenkiller
18. Webbers Falls
19. Lower Illinois River
20. Bell Cow
21. Chandler








Bell Cow April 20. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water murky. Bass excellent on soft plastic baits shallow. Channel catfish fair on worms and chicken liver. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 3 ft. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.


Birch: April 15. Elevation normal, water mid 50s and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 3-5 ft. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Carl Blackwell: April 22. Elevation 4 3/4 ft. below normal, water 60. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs shallow around rocks and brush throughout the day. Channel catfish good to excellent on punch bait, chicken liver, shad and nightcrawlers early morning and late evening. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with large live shiners, night crawlers and cut shad. Saugeye, white bass and striped bass hybrids excellent on crankbaits, spoons and large casting jigs at 4-6 ft. around rocks and points or trolling the flats of the main lake and windy blown coves; the best times are early morning and late evening. Largemouth and spotted bass fair to good on football head jigs and Texas-rigged plastic baits in woody cover. Trout poor to nonexistent. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny.


Chandler April 20. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water clear. Bass excellent on crankbaits at 6 ft. and on soft plastic baits shallow. Channel catfish slow. Crappie good on jigs at 2-3 ft. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: April 21. Elevation normal, water 60s and clear. Crappie good on jigs at 2-5 ft. near submerged structure. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Eucha: April 22. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water 62 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-5 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits. Catfish fair. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.


Ft. Gibson: April 22. Elevation 1 3/4 ft. above normal, water 60 and steady. White bass and paddlefish good up the river around Chouteau Bend. Catfish good on cut bait, punch bait and shad. Crappie good to excellent at 3-5 ft. until right at dark. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic worms in shallow water around structure. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner, Okla.


Grand: April 14. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass fair on jigs and jerk baits at 15 ft. off main lake points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. Paddlefish fair and should get better this week with the rain from up north coming downstream. White bass fair and should get better this week. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.


Greenleaf: April 21. Elevation normal, water 54 and clear. Bass good on crankbaits, bill baits and spinnerbaits along creek channels, rocky points and brush structure. White bass good on grubs in white and florescent green in the upper end. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and electric chicken jigs around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


Hudson: April 21. Elevation normal, water 60 and partly murky. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and jerk baits. White bass fair to good on small lures and minnows below the dam in the upper end and in creeks and tributaries flowing into the lake. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on cut bait. Crappie fair to good on small jigs and minnows. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.


Hulah: April 21. Elevation normal, water 60s and clear. Crappie fair on jigs at 2-5 ft. near submerged structure. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Kaw: April 21. Elevation normal, water low 60s in the creeks and upper 50s in the main lake and clear. Crappie excellent on minnow and jigs 2-4 ft. all over the lake. Crappie excellent in the creeks 1-2 ft. around structure. Males are shallow while females are staged a little deeper. Walleye fair on minnows and jigs in the creeks. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on jerk baits and spinnerbaits at 2-8 ft. near rocks from south of Kaw City to the dam. Blue and channel catfish excellent on cut bait in the shallows of the Arkansas River arm, fair on juglines in the Coon Creek area and good on worms below Kaw Dam. Paddlefish fair off the east side after generation. White bass and striped bass hybrids excellent on jigs and Alabama rigs below the dam. Generation below the dam typically only occurs during the week unless there is a high water event. For up to date lake level and water release information on Kaw Lake call (580) 765-2151. The next good rain of 1-inch or more with runoff will cause the white bass to make their annual run up the creeks specifically Big Beaver, Little Beaver, Bear and Osage creeks. Be ready and remember to stay on maintained roads for bank fishing access. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.


Keystone: April 22. Elevation 3/4 ft. above normal, water 58. Largemouth bass excellent on plastic baits and chatter baits at 2 ft. Crappie good; moving closer to banks. Catfish good on cut bait. White bass good on small spinnerbaits and grubs. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.


Lower Illinois: April 20. Water upper 40s. Water releases are occurring with one unit running almost constantly. Trout fishing is better and easier with less water moving down the river. Several fish over 3 pounds have been caught on larger spoon type baits at the Watts area. Good numbers of average size fish have been caught on Power Bait around the dam at the edge of the current. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.


Oologah:  April 20. Elevation normal, water near 60 and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. in creeks and fair on minnows and jigs at 6-10 ft. around brush piles in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad at 10-15 ft. along the flats. White bass good on jigs in the river above the lake and fair on jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.


Pawhuska: March 23. Trout good on Power Bait. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Skiatook:  April 21. Elevation 10 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits in backs of coves. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. around structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Sooner: April 22. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits around points. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on slabs and live shad. Catfish fair on cut bait and live bait in channels. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.


Spavinaw: April 22. Elevation slightly above normal, water 62 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along banks in hollows and coves. Largemouth bass fair on jigs and crankbaits. Catfish and crappie fair to good on live minnows at 2-4 ft. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.


Tenkiller: April 21. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 62 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, soft plastic baits and crankbaits on windy points. White bass good trolling deep runners in the main lake and good on spoons, spinnerbaits and jigs from Hwy 82 Bridge to above Horseshoe Bend. Crappie good on tube jigs and minnows at 3-20 ft. in the upper end. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, Okla.


Webbers Falls: April 21. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, bill baits, and spinnerbaits around brush piles, creek channels and riprap. Catfish good on fresh shad and stinkbait along mudflats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in black and purple around bridges and brush structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


 

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