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
22. McMurtry


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bell Cow May 15. Elevation above normal, water 71 and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks, rocks and shorelines. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits and jigs around points and riprap. Channel catfish slow on worms and cut bait around docks and shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits, sassy shad and tube jigs along riprap, shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.


Birch: May 16. Elevation above normal, water 60. Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam. Striped and white bass good on flukes below the dam. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Carl Blackwell: May 17. Elevation normal, water 69 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows and tube jigs along shorelines. White bass slow on minnows along shorelines. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.


Chandler May 15. Elevation above normal, water 72 and murky. Crappie good on minnows around docks and the dam. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and small lures along weed beds and shorelines. Channel catfish slow on cut bait, worms and plastic baits along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: May 15. Elevation normal, water 60s and clear. Crappie and bluegill slow on minnows, tube jigs and hair jigs at 2-4 ft. around brush structure, coves and shallows. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Dripping Springs:   May 17. Elevation normal, water 68 and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks and in the main lake. White bass fair on spoons in the main lake. Report submitted by Jaime Cheatwood, City of Okmulgee.


Eucha:   May 15. Elevation normal, water 60s and clear. Largemouth bass good on jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits along coves and shallows. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 1-10 ft. around brush structure, docks and below Highway 59 Bridge. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad and stinkbait along flats and shallows. Bluegill fair on crickets along coves, weed beds and shallows. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.


Ft. Gibson : May 8. Elevation normal, water 70 and murky. Paddlefish excellent along the river channel and tailwater. Crappie excellent on minnows, tube jigs and hair jigs at 1 ft. around brush structure and shorelines. Crappie are spawning along banks early and late. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and Biffle Bugs around brush structure and riprap. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Ft. Gibson.


Grand: May 17. Elevation normal, water 70 and stained. Crappie good on Crappie Kickers and GoGo minnows around docks. White bass good on Firecracker GoGo minnows in the north end of the lake. Blue and channel catfish good on shad in mid to upper lake. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.


Greenleaf: May 17. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and bill baits along shorelines, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


Hudson: May 16. Elevation normal, water 64. Crappie good on hair jigs, tube jigs and minnows at 4-8 ft. below the dam, along channels and shorelines. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait, cut shad and live shad at 7-13 ft. below the dam, along shorelines and the river channel. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, spinnerbaits, small lures and crankbaits at 5-9 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and points. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.


Hulah: May 15. Elevation normal, water 60s and clearing. Crappie and white bass good on minnows and jigs at 2-5 ft. around brush structure, coves and shallows. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Kaw : May 17. Elevation normal, water 68. Paddlefish fair below the dam. Flathead catfish excellent on live bait, sunfish and live shad below the dam. Blue and channel catfish good on crawfish, worms, stinkbait and shad at 1-6 ft. along flats and shallows. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 1-4 ft. along coves, rocks, below the dam and the lower end of the lake. Striped bass and striped bass hybrids slow on live shad, hair jigs and topwater lures below the dam. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.


Keystone: May 16. Elevation above normal, water 60. Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam. Striped and white bass good on flukes below the dam. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: May 15. Elevation above normal, water 55-60 and dirty. Trout slow on PowerBait below the dam. Above average lake levels are leading to very high water releases, which are making fishing difficult with very few catches. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.


McMurtry:  May 9. Elevation normal, water 63 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around docks and brush structure. Saugeye good on crankbaits, sassy shad and minnows at 5-10 ft. along the sandbar, docks and shorelines. Channel catfish good on worms, dough bait and chicken liver at 5-15 ft. along brush structure, docks and sandbar. Report submitted by Lake McMurtry staff.

Okmulgee: May 17. Elevation normal, water 68 and clear. Crappie good on minnows around docks and shorelines. White bass fair on minnows around docks. Report submitted by Jaime Cheatwood, City of Okmulgee.


Oologah:  May 15. Elevation above normal, water 68 and murky. Blue and channel catfish good on shad and cut bait on bottom below the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-8 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits at 2-6 ft. along rocks. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.


Perry CCC:  No report submitted.


Skiatook:  May 16. Elevation above normal, water low 70s and clear. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live shad at 10-20 ft. in the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Sooner: May 16. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass hybrids and striped bass slow on live shad and sassy shad in the discharge, the main lake and points. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait around points and channels. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs along Hwy 177 and Hwy 15. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.


Spavinaw: May 15. Elevation normal, water 60s and stained. Largemouth bass good on jigs, tube jigs and plastic baits around points and shallows. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad and chicken liver along flats and riprap. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 1-5 ft. around brush structure, docks and above the dam. Bluegill fair on crickets and worms around docks and weed beds. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.


Tenkiller: May 16. Elevation normal and dropping, water 70 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 5-15 ft. in the main lake, along shorelines and coves. White bass fair trolling crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits and hair jigs from the surface to 15 ft. along coves and the main lake. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on flip-flops baited with cut bait along the flats and on shrimp and worms along the bluffs. Crappie good on minnows, tube jigs, hair jigs and crankbaits around docks, in the main lake and around brush structure. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson.


Webbers Falls: May 17. Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-12 ft. around bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


 

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