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Oklahoma weekly fishing report
By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Aug 13, 2020
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Northeast 

Birch: August 9. Elevation normal, water 80s and dingy. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/BIRC.lakepage.html. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and channels Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Osage County. 

Ft. Gibson: August 10. Elevation above average, water 82 and less than 1 ft. visibility. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/FGIB.lakepage.html. White bass good on in-line spinnerbait, sassy shad, spoons and topwater lures around creek channels, points and river channel. Blue catfish slow on shad below the dam. Summer conditions and fluctuating water are creating a challenging environment for success. Eric from Clear Creek reports no luck for catfish on liver while fishing with a slip cork. Better days are expected as falling temperatures are just around the corner. Good luck anglers! Report submitted by Ben Haff, game warden stationed in Wagoner County. 

Greenleaf: August 9. Elevation normal, water 78 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits around points and standing timber. Bluegill sunfish fair on tube jigs and worms around shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Joseph Branch, game warden stationed in Muskogee County. 

Kaw: August 11. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 80s and stained. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/KAWL.lakepage.html. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, goldfish, grasshoppers, hotdogs, live shad, shad, stinkbait, sunfish and worms along channels, flats, main lake, river channel and river mouth. Crappie fair on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, live bait, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, riprap and standing timber. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, live shad, spoons and topwater lures in the main lake, around points and riprap. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County. 

Keystone: August 6. Elevation above average, water 87. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/KEYS.lakepage.html. White bass slow on small lures around the main lake and points. Blue catfish good on cut bait around channels. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County. 

Lower Illinois: August 7. Elevation normal, water 65 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?site_no=07198000. Rainbow trout fair on in-line spinnerbait, nymphs and PowerBait below the dam and around the Watts area. Fishing is best during periods of no or low flow. Those periods are usually early morning and late evening. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County. 

Sooner: August 9. Elevation normal, water 80s and murky. Largemouth bass fair plastics around brush structure and weed beds. Striped hybrid bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and live shad around dam and main lake. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and live bait around the main lake. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County. 

Tenkiller: August 9. Elevation above normal, water 86 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/TENK.lakepage.html. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on jigs, plastic baits and small lures around brush structure and standing timber. White bass fair on crankbaits and small lures along channels and flats. Crappie fair on jigs, plastic baits and small lures around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Webbers Falls: August 9. Elevation normal, water 78 and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/webdata/gagedata/WFLO2.current.html. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait below the dam. Flathead catfish fair on cut bait below the dam. Paddlefish slow snagging below the dam. Report submitted by Josey Branch, game warden stationed in Muskogee County. 

Northwest 

Canton: August 8. Elevation normal, water clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/CANT.lakepage.html. White bass fair on slabs in the main lake. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad in the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County. 

Foss: August 10. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal with gates closed, water upper 70s and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/FOSS.lakepage.html. Catfish fair to good with trotlines. Striped bass hybrids fair on live bait. Walleye fair on worms. Crappie slow to fair on small jigs. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House. 

Southeast 

Blue River: August 11. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ok/nwis/uv?site_no=07332390. Channel catfish excellent on chicken liver, punch bait and worms around brush structure, channels and rocks. Concentrate on longer, deeper pools for catfish. When the sun is high try finding a shade tree to cast under. People have also been doing well floating a bait under a cork so they donít get hung up as much on the bottom. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on buzz baits, crankbaits and jerk baits around brush structure, channels, creek channels and rocks. Bass fishing has been better in lower light hours so the morning and evenings. Bass seem to be concentrated closer to the falls where there is some moving water. Just like the catfishing once the sun is up try casting into shady spots. Bluegill, green and redear sunfish good on crickets, grasshoppers, in-line spinnerbaits and worms around brush structure, rocks, shallows and shorelines. The sunfish bite has been pretty good target these fish around the shorelines where there is some slack water. They typically congregate so where you find one there should be more. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, technician at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area. 

Broken Bow: August 7. Elevation below average, water 88. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/BROK.lakepage.html. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rig, crankbaits and plastics around brush structure and points. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County. 

Eufaula: August 8. Elevation normal, water 81 and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/EUFA.lakepage.html.Alligator gar good on shad and bow fishing below the dam, along the dam and shallows. Striped bass excellent on cut bait, jigs, plastic baits, shad and topwater lures below the dam and along the dam. Spotted and largemouth bass good on bill baits, nymphs, small lures and topwater lures around brush structure, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County. 

Hugo: August 7. Elevation below average, water 84 and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/HUGO.lakepage.html. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, punch bait, shad, stinkbait and sunfish below the dam, around channels, creek channels, main lake, river channel and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows below the dam and around brush structure, channels, creek channels, main lake, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County. 

Konawa: August 9. Elevation normal, water 90 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits in the main lake, around points and river channel. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, live shad and spoons in coves, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, shrimp and worms in coves, inlet, riprap and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County. 

Lower Mountain Fork: August 7. Elevation normal, water clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ok/nwis/uv?site_no=07339000. Rainbow trout excellent on caddis flies, PowerBait, tube jigs and worms around creek channels, rocks and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County. 

McGee Creek: August 7. Elevation normal, water 85. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/MCGE.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, plastics and topwater lures around coves, flats, points and rocks. White bass slow on topwater lures and look for surfacing schools around coves, main lake and points. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County. 

Pine Creek: August 7. Elevation normal, water clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/PINE.lakepage.html.  Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around coves and channels. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, stinkbait and worms below the dam and around creek channels and river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County. 

Robert S. Kerr: August 7. Elevation normal, water murky. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/webdata/gagedata/KERO2.current.html. Largemouth and spotted bass good on buzz baits, minnows, plastics, small lures and topwater lures around brush structure, docks, rocks, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, hotdogs, minnows, shad and sunfish below the dam, around the dam, main lake, river channel, river mouth and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and small lures below the dam, around coves, standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County. 

Sardis: August 7. Elevation below normal, water 88. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/SARD.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, creek channels, points, rocks, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad and sunfish along flats, main lake and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County. 

Texoma: August 7. Elevation normal, water 82. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/DENI.lakepage.html. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad in the main lake. Blue cats are being caught on cut shad while drifting. Striped bass fair on Alabama rigs, live shad, slabs and topwater lures along flats, main lake and river channel. Lake fishing has slowed a bit with the hot weather. Striped bass biting on live shad and topwater lures when surface feeding is present. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Marshall County. 

Wister: August 7. Elevation below average, water 85 and cloudy. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/WIST.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, plastics, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, points and shorelines. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, hot dogs, shrimp, stinkbait, sunfish and worms below the dam and around brush structure, channels, main lake, points and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs, minnows, small lures and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, points, shorelines, standing timber and cedar brush. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in Leflore County. 

Southwest 

Ellsworth: August 9. Elevation above normal, water upper 80s and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the US Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?07308990. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Blue and  channel catfish fair on cut bait, punch bait and shad along creek channels, main lake and points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County. 

Ft. Cobb: August 9. Elevation below normal, water murky. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/FCOB.lakepage.html. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around docks and points. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County. 

Waurika: August 11. Elevation normal, water 80s and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/WAUR.lakepage.html. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver and cut bait along channel and creek channels. Largemouth bass good on small lures and spinnerbaits along shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Matt Farris, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.