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 Elevation normal, water muddy. White bass and crappie fair on minnows around docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.


Birch: May 25. Elevation above normal and slowly rising, water 69 and murky. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver, worms and cut bait at 2-6 ft. below the dam, along shorelines and creek channels. Crappie slow on jigs below the dam. Largemouth bass slow on jigs, crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 2-6 ft. along standing timber, points and docks. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Carl Blackwell: May 26. Elevation rising, water 67 and murky. Channel catfish fair on minnows and worms on bottom along creek channels and bridge by the main road. Crappie fair on minnows at 1-3 ft. around docks. White bass fair on minnows along the bridge on the main road. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.


Chandler May 26. Elevation above normal, water muddy. Channel catfish slow on cut bait, stinkbait and punch bait around docks, riprap and shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County. Copan: May 24. Elevation 7 1/2 ft. rising, water 60s and murky. Anglers need to use caution in and around the lake due to rising lake levels. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on cut bait, shad and worms at 6-10 ft. below the dam, along riprap and tailwaters. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Eucha: May 24. Elevation rising, water 71. Largemouth bass slow on jigs and worms along coves and shallows. Sunfish good on crickets and worms along shallows and shorelines. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along flats and shallows. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.


Ft. Gibson: May 18. Elevation rising, water 65 and murky. Blue and channel catfish excellent on cut bait, shad and worms on bottom along channels, discharge and the main lake. Paddlefish good below the low water dam. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic baits along shallows and coves. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and shorelines. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.


Grand: May 24. Elevation above normal and rising, water 70 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-10 ft. along docks. White bass good on crankbaits, minnows and rooster tails at 8-10 ft. in the main lake, Elk River and Honey Creek. Blue catfish good on shad and worms at 1-10 ft. in the main lake, shallows and flats. Largemouth bass good on jigs and topwater frogs at 1-4 ft. along willow trees and brush. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.


Greenleaf: May 25. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, bill baits, spinnerbaits in chartreuse/white and salt craws in watermelon. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. around fishing dock and brush structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


Hudson: May 24. Elevation above normal, water 66. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and shad at 5-13 ft. below the dam, river channel and riprap. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, plastic baits and jerk baits at 5-8 ft. around brush structure, shorelines and points. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.


Hulah: May 24. Elevation 15 1/2 ft. above normal and rising, water 60s and murky. Anglers should use extreme caution in and around the lake. Do not attempt to drive through high water on areas near the lake. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on cut bait, shad and worms at 6-10 ft. below the dam, along riprap and tailwaters. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Kaw: May 26. Elevation 21 ft. above normal. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Kay County.


Keystone: May 26. Elevation 19 1/2 ft. above normal and rising rapidly, water muddy. Striped bass fair to good on plugs in coves. Catfish excellent on limb lines, large earthworms and large bluegill along flooded timber. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.


Lower Illinois: May 24. Elevation above normal, water 65 and clear. Trout good on worms and PowerBait below the dam, tailwaters, spillway and Watts area. Fishing is very good on when there is little to no flow; when water is being released, fish are still being caught in current seams and eddies. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.


McMurtry:  May 26. Elevation rising, water 60s and murky. Crappie slow on jigs, worms and minnows at 8-12 ft. around docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Jared Avilez.


Oologah:  May 24. Elevation rising, water 65 and muddy. Lake elevation is forecasted to crest at 15 ft. above normal on May 27; this could change if there is more rain. Call ahead to check what parks and boat ramps are open. Channel catfish good on shrimp and dough bait at 3-6 ft. along flooded fields. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-6 ft. along flooded grass and trees. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. along flooded willow trees. Blue, flathead and channel catfish fair on limb lines and juglines baited with live bait at 3-8 ft. around flooded trees. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.


Perry CCC:  No report submitted.


Skiatook:  May 25. Elevation 7 3/4 ft. below normal, water low 70s and muddy. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver, worms and stinkbait at 5-10 ft. around brush structure. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 2-6 ft. along riprap. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Sooner: May 18. Elevation normal, water murky. Striped bass hybrids, striped bass and white bass fair on live shad and sassy shad in the discharge and the main lake. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait along channels. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.


Spavinaw: May 24. Elevation rising, water 73. Largemouth bass fair on worms and jigs along coves and shallows. Walleye fair on crankbaits and jigs along flats. Sunfish fair on crickets and worms along shallows and shorelines. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along flats and shallows. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.


Tenkiller: May 18. Elevation 6 ft. above normal, water 65 and clear. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on cut bait, shrimp and shad at 3-30 ft. along flats, shorelines and coves. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and plastic baits at 2-15 ft. around brush structure, gravel points, shallows and flooded shorelines. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.


Webbers Falls: May 25. Elevation 5 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, bill baits, salt craws and jig-and-worms around brush structure. Catfish good on fresh shad and sunfish on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-9 ft. around brush structure and bridges. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


 

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