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Oklahoma weekly fishing report
By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Apr 27, 2017
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CENTRAL
 
Arcadia: April 16. The lake elevation is above average with temps around 65 and clearing water. Largemouth Bass are fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits in the flats and standing timber. White Bass are good on inline spinnerbait and jigs along the riprap. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows at the docks and riprap. Submitted by Mark Murray.
 
Hefner: April 18. The lake elevation is above average with temps around 64-66 and murky water. Largemouth Bass are good on crankbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits along coves and shoreline. White and Hybrid Bass are fair on lipless baits and gay blades at the docks and riprap. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows at the docks and riprap. Submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.
 
Overholser:April 17. The lake elevation is rising and the water is murky to muddy. Hybrid and white bass are good on chicken liver, crawfish, cut bait, jigs, shrimp and worms at the dam, main lake, points and shorelines. Catfish are fair on cut bait and live bait in the main lake, points and shorelines. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in the creek channels, rocks, shallows and the canal just off the rocks. Catfish are being caught by floating the bait under a balloon out into the lake some striped bass hybrids are also being caught this way. Striped bass hybrids are being caught by fishing on bottom with bait and also casting jigs mainly with white and chartreuse in color along windy point and shorelines. They are also being caught off the dam on a north wind usually by floating the bait under a cork. Crappie are being caught in the shallows usually just off the rocks using minnows and jigs. Some fish are being caught in the discharge using a variety of baits. Fishing seems to vary from day to day depending on the weather and other factors. Submitted by Vince Mesis.
 
Wes Watkins: April 18. The lake elevation is below average and the water is muddy. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in the shallows and 3-4 feet deep. Catfish are slow on cut bait and punch bait in brush structure and riprap. Submitted by Mike France.
 
NORTHEAST
 
Bell Cow: April 23. The lake elevation is above average and the water is muddy. White bass are slow on inline spinnerbait and minnows along the riprap. Catfish are slow on stinkbait at the shallows and shoreline. Submitted by Gary Emmons.
 
Birch: April 24. The lake elevation is dropping, the water temp is 70s and the water is murky. Catfish, channel, bass, largemouth, crappie, white are fair on minnows, worms along the coves and discharge. Hybrid are fair on live shad and spinnerbaits in the main lake and along the dam. The lake is flooded so all the docks have been closed off. The Corps of Engineers says they are releasing enough water to drop the lake a foot a day and right now it's 5 1/2 foot high. With the cold weather and rain I was only able to talk to a couple anglers. One was fishing from the shoreline and was catching channel cat off minnows. They caught a couple largemouth bass and crappie by accident. A couple of boats were catching hybrids off the face of the dam in main body of the lake. Other anglers I asked had nothing to say. Submitted by Ryan Walker.
 
Carl Blackwell: April 24. The lake elevation is rising and the water temp in 66. Water clarity is muddy. White bass are good on jigs along the shorelines and 4-6 ft deep. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows at the docks, shorelines and 7-10 ft deep. Catfish and channel are good on chicken liver and worms along brush structures and shorelines. Some people are catching saugeye while crappie fishing. Fishing has been varied day to day due to changing weather conditions. Submitted by Emily Long.
 
Chandler: April 23. The lake elevation is above average and water clarity is muddy. Catfish are slow on minnows at the docks. Largemouth are fair on sassy shad, spinnerbaits and swimbaits. Submitted by Gary Emmons.
 
Copan: April 23. The lake elevation is dropping and water clarity is muddy. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows along brush structures. Catfish are slow on chicken liver and worms below the dam. Submitted by Joe Alexander.
 
Eucha: April 24. The lake elevation is normal, water temps are low 60s and the water clarity is stained. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits along brush structures, riprap, shallows and weed beds. Crappie are good on hair jigs, jigs and minnows along brush structure, docks, shallows and shorelines. Catfish are fair on chicken liver, shad stinkbait and worms along the channels and riprap. Submitted by Game Warden Cody Norris.
 
Ft. Gibson: April 23. The lake elevation is rising, water temps are 65 and water clarity is stained. Catfish are good on live shad and slabs in the creek channels, river channel and Chouteau Bend to low water. All other fishing is slow due to rising waters.Submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.
 
Grand: April 18. The lake elevation is rising, temps are 60 and water clarity is murky. Crappie are good on jigs, plastics and sassy shad along brush structures, coves, shallows and shorelines. White bass are good on jigs, plastics, sassy shad and spoons below the dam, channels, creek channels, main lake and river channel. Submitted by Game Warden Marni Loftis
 
Greenleaf: April 18. The lake elevation is normal and water temps are 69. Largemouth bass are good on bill baits, buzz baits, jerk baits and chatter bait spinner bait soft jerk bait. Crappie are good on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs along brush structures, coves, creek channels, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Catfish are good on live shad and shad at the flats, points and shallows. Submitted by Lark Wilson.
 
Hudson: April 23. The lake elevation is rising, water temps are 60s and the water clarity is muddy. Largemouth bass are fair on jerk bait, jigs, plastics and spinnerbaits at the points, shallows and shorelines. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows below the dam, brush structures and the docks. Paddlefish are excellent snagging at the river channel and below low water dam. Submitted by Kody Moore.
 
Hulah: April 23. The lake elevation is above average with clarity being murky. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows along brush structures. Catfish are slow on chicken liver and shad below the dam. Submitted by Joe Alexander.
 
Kaw: April 18. The lake elevation is rising, with water temps 60 and water clarity murky. White bass are good on inline spinnerbaits, jigs, sassy shads and small lures at the inlet. Crappie are good on jigs, minnows and tube jigs along brush structure, coves, creek channels and riprap. Paddlefish are fair snagging in the tailwater.Crappie fishing is picking up in the pre-spawn areas. Paddlefish snagging below the dam has slowed with the closing of flood gates. Blue catfish good in the upper portions of the lake on worms and fresh cut bait. Good numbers of white bass are still being caught in the creeks and traditional spawning areas. Submitted by Larry A. Green.
 
Keystone: April 17. The lake elevation is rising, water temps are 58 and the water clarity is muddy. LArgemouth bass are good on plastics along the shorelines. Bass good 2-4 ft on Carolina-rigged plastics baits. All other fishing slow. Submitted by Karlin Bailey.
 
Lower Illinois: April 23.. The lake elevation is normal, water temps are 65 and water clarity is clear. Rainbow trout are good on inline spinnerbait, jigs, midges, nymphs, powerbait and worms below the dam, channels, creek channels, tailwater and Watts WMU. Striped bass are slow on crankbaits and live shad at the mouth of the river near the Arkansas. Stripers still aren't in the river very well. That could change if they increase water releases out of Tenkiller.Submitted by Warden Jeremy Bersche.
 
Oologah: April 17. The lake elevation is above average, water temps are 60 and the water clarity is murky. Catfish are fair on cut bait and shad below the dam. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows along brush structure. Largemouth bass are fair on plastics along brush structure. Bass and crappies around flooded structure. Lake is two feet above normal and rising. Submitted by Brek Henry.
 
Skiatook April 24. The lake elevation is above average, water temps are 60s and water clarity is muddy. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, plastics and spinnerbaits along coves and shorelines. White bass are slow on inline spinnerbait, jigs and sassy shad along creek channels, riprap and running up the creeks. Catfish are fair on chicken liver and cut bait in the creek channels. Submitted by Paul Welch.
 
Sooner: April 17. The lake elevation is normal and the water clarity is clear. White bass are fair on minnows and ghost minnows along the channels. Crappie are fair on minnows off highway 15. Striped bass are fair on live shad and slabs in the main lake. Submitted by Doug Gottschalk.
 
Spavinaw: April 24. The lake elevation is normal, water temps are low 60s and water clarity is stained. Crappie are good on hair jigs, jigs and minnows along brush structures and shallows. White bass are fair on Alabama rigs, jigs and plastics along creek channels and discharge. Submitted by Game Warden Cody Morris.
 
Tenkiller: April 16. The lake elevation is below average, water temps are 64 and water clarity is clear. Largemouth bass are  fair on crankbaits, plastics, spinnerbaits along brush structure, main lake, points and shorelines. White bass are good on crankbaits, hair jigs, inline spinnerbaits, jigs and spoons at the main lake, points, shorelines and trilling windy shorelines. Submitted by Monte Brooks.
 
Webbers Falls: April 18. The lake elevation is above average, water temps are 70. Largemouth bass are good on bill baits, buzz baits, jerk bait, spinnerbaits and chatterbaits at the docks, points, riprap, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Crappie are good on grubs, hair jigs, jigs and minnows along brush structure and shorelines. Catfish are good on chicken liver, cut bait, live shad, shad, sunfish and blood bait. Submitted by Lark Wilson.
 
NORTHWEST
 
Canton: April 22. Elevation is above average. Water is 63 and clear. Catfish are good on shad below the dam and main lake.  Bass are good on crankbait and jigs in the main lake and along riprap. Submitted by Mark Walker.
 
Ft. Supply: April 18. Elevation is above average. Water is clear. Crappie and bass are fair on jigs and minnows on brush structure, shoreline and docks. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger.
 
Foss: April 18. Elevation is below average. Water temp is 65. Striped bass fair on live bait in the river channel. White bass fair on live bait. Catfish fair on on live bait and trotlines. Submitted by Eric Puyear, B&K bait house.
 
SOUTHEAST
 
Arbuckle: April 23. Elevation is above average. Water is 64 and stained to clear. Bass are good on crankbaits and swimbaits around brush structure, coves and weed beds. Crappie are excellent on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
 
Blue River: April 18. Elevation normal. Water is 64 and murky. Bass are fair on crankbaits, jerk bait, and spinner baits around brush structure, points and rocks. Channel catfish are good on cut bait and stinkbait on rocks and sand bars. Report submitted by Matt Gamble.
 
Broken Bow: April 23. Elevation below average. Bass good on buzz baits, flukes, inline spinnerbait, spinnerbaits. Crappie good on grubs, minnows, tube jigs, and green weenie, electric chicken grub colors near brush structure, flats, riprap, shallows and weed beds. Catfish are good on chicken liver, crawfish, cut bait and worms in the channels and coves.  Report submitted by Dru Polk.
 
Durant: April 18. Elevation normal. Water clear. Bass fair on flukes and plastic baits on brush structure, flats and shallows. Catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait, punch bait, shrimp and stinkbait in channels and main lake. Report submitted by Michael Ward.
 
Eufaula: April 23. Crappie excellent on jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks and shorelines. Bass good on live shad and minnows below the dam. Catfish good on cut bait and live bait in main lake and river channel. Bass are good on jigs and minnows in brush structure and shorelines. Report submitted by Terry Springwater
 
Hugo: April 23. Elevation above average. Temp 64. Crappie good on jigs and minnows on brush structure, creek channels and standing timber. Bass are fair on crankbaits, flukes, plastics and spinnerbait along brush structure, coves, and creek channels. Submitted by Jay Harvey.
 
Konawa: April 23. Elevation normal. Water 71 and clear. Largemouth good on crankbaits, lipless baits and plastics on coves, points and shallows. Catfish are good on chicken livers, spoons and worms along coves, shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Dale Stites.
 
Lower Mountain Fork: April 21. Elevation normal. Water clear. Rainbow trout fairon midges, powerbait, small lures and tube jigs below the dam and creek channels. Stocked approximately 1,120 rainbow trout on April 20. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Region Office.
 
Murray: April 23. Elevation normal. Water 66 and clear. Bass fair on crankbaits, flukes, jerk bait, plastics, spinnerbaits and tube jigs on brush structure, docks, rocks, shallows, standing timber and weed beds. White bass fair on crankbaits, hair jigs, jigs, minnows and sassy shad in coves, creek channels, main lakes and points. Crappie and sunfish fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs on brush structure, docks, riprap, rocks, shallows, standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers.
 
Pine Creek: April 23. Elevation dropping. Water murky. Crappie fair on jigs in shallows.Bass slow on plastics along points. Report submitted by Mark Hannah.
 
Robert S. Kerr: April 23. Elevation normal. Water 65 and muddy. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and electric chicken jigs at nighttime in coves, shallows and weed beds. Blue catfish excellent on cut bait and shad in river channel and river mouth. Largemouth good on spinnerbaits and Carolina rigged lizards along points and secondary points. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer.
 
Sardis:Lake elevation is above average and water temps are 72. Bass good on bill baits, buzzbaits, crankbaits, grubs, lipless baits, plastics, spinnerbaits, top water and tube jigs around brush structure, flats, points, riprap, rocks, shorelines and standing timber. Catfish good on cut bait, live shad, shad and sunfish in channels, creek channels, flats, main lake and shoreline. Crappie fair on jigs, live shad, minnows and tube jigs along brush structure, points, rocks, shorelines and standing timber. Crappie fair on jigs, live shad, tube jigs along brush structure, points, rocks, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk.
 
Texoma: April 24. Elevation below average. Water 67 and muddy. Bass fair on live shad in main lake. Catfish good on cut bait, live bait and live shad in creek channels, river channel and river mouth. Crappie slow on jigs, live bait, plastics, small lures and tube jigs along brush structure and docks. Catfish are good near rivers, crappie are good shallow at some docks. Report submitted by Bob Wingo.
 
Wister: April 23. Water elevation is rising and temps are 67 and murky. Crappie good on grubs, jigs and minnows along brush structure and shallow. Bass good on buzz baits, plastics and spinnerbaits at brush structure and coves. Catfish good on cut bait in flats and main lake. Report submitted by James Williams.
 
SOUTHWEST
 
Ellsworth: April 23. Elevation above rising. Water murky. Catfish are fair on cut bait, punch bait and shad at points and shallows. Bass are fair on small lures below the dam. Three floodgates are still open. Report submitted by Mike Carroll.
 
Ft. Cobb: April 17. Elevation normal. Water 62 and murky. Crappie good on jigs, minnows, small lures and tube jigs on dam, docks, riprap and shallows. Bass good on crawfish, flukes, sassy shad, shad, shrimp and worms in channels, at dam and points.
 
Lawtonka: April 23. Elevation above average, water clear. Bass and crappie fair on jigs and minnow at brush structure and docks. Catfish slow on cut bait, punch bait and shad on points and shallows. Report submitted by Mike Carroll.
 
Tom Steed: April 18. Elevation normal. Water temp 62. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows on brush structure and creek channels. Report submitted by David Smith.
 
Waurika: April 17. Elevation normal, water temp 60s. Catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait below the dam, in main lake, points and structures. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at brush structure and docks. Bass fair on flukes and sassy shad on shorelines. Report submitted by Chris Stover.