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Fishing Report

We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.

Southwest

Submitted by:
Brandon Lehrman
Date:
05/21/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
72 degrees and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Jigs, Lipless Baits
Locations: Dam, Docks, Riprap, Rocks

Action: Good
Baits:  Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Flats, River Channel


Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
73 and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait, Shad
Locations: Main lake, Points


Submitted by:
Brayden Hicks
Date:
05/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
78 Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Small Lures
Locations: Brush structure, Docks



Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
73 clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits
Locations: Main lake, Points, Shorelines, and Trolling


Submitted by:
David Smith
Date:
05/21/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Rocks

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, and Trolling near points is best.
Locations: Points, Rocks


Submitted by:
Chris Stover
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Riprap, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Main lake, Points, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes, Lipless Baits, Sassy Shad
Locations: Main lake, Points, Shorelines

Southeast

Submitted by:
Jack Melton
Date:
05/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
1/2 ft. low, 69 & stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Plastics, Top Water, and shakey head
Locations: Other, and early morning

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jerk Bait
Locations: Points

Action: Good
Locations: Brush structure
Additional Information:
White bass are being caught on flats trolling.

Submitted by:
Matt Gamble
Date:
05/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
76 degrees and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Rocks, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Minnows, Stinkbait
Locations: Brush structure, Rocks, and Deeper pools behind breaks in current

Action: Good
Baits:  Crickets, Worms
Locations: Shallows, Shorelines
Additional Information:
Trout are still present but warmer temperatures will make them difficult to target

Submitted by:
Dru Polk
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
84 clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Flukes, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Flats, Points, Shorelines, Standing timber

Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Live Bait, Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Points


Submitted by:
Cannon Harrison
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Cut Bait, Jerk Bait, Top Water
Locations: Below the dam, Dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Dough bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Main lake, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Live Bait, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Andrew Potter
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
72 and murky

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Creek channels, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Creek channels, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jerk Bait, Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Shorelines

Submitted by:
Garret Harley
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
86 and clear

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Top Water
Locations: Main lake, Points, River Channel, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Live Shad
Locations: Coves, Discharge, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Riprap, Shorelines

Submitted by:
April Drake
Date:
05/24/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
n/a

Action: Fair
Baits:  Powerbait
Locations: River Channel


Additional Information:
Stocked approximately 1,721 rainbow trout on May 24. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Region Office.

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Caddis flies, Powerbait, Small Lures
Locations: Channels, Rocks



Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
70

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Plastics, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Creek channels, Docks, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Stinkbait
Locations: River Channel

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Brush structure

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake

Submitted by:
Allen Couch
Date:
05/26/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Bill Baits, Flukes, Lipless Baits, Plastics, Rogues, Spinnerbaits, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Points, Riprap, Shallows, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Dough bait, Live Bait, Live Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Flats, Main lake, River Channel, River Mouth


Submitted by:
Trey Hale
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
78 Stained

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Live Shad, Top Water
Locations: Channels, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Discharge, Main lake, River Channel, Tailwater

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Live Bait, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Rocks, Standing timber
Additional Information:
Striper fishing is great right now, live bait fishing is best early morning but the bite is on throughout the day. Searching for fish on electronics is the key when dropping live shad for striper. Early mornings and late evenings topwater fishing has been picking up ( Look for fish feeding on the surface, shad will be leaping out of the water ). Crappie fishing is best under docks in about 15-20ft of water beneath docks and under lights after sunset. Cut Shad and live shad are great for summer blue cats in the main lake and as well below the dam.

Submitted by:
Thomas Gillham
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Cloudy

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Channels, Main lake

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber

Central

Submitted by:
Mark Murray
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
79 and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait
Locations: Dam

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Punch bait
Locations: Points, Riprap, Rocks

Submitted by:
Game Warden Chad Strang
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
81 & stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Points, Riprap, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Sassy Shad
Locations: Dam, Inlet, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Points, Weed beds

Submitted by:
Lucky Lure Tackle
Date:
05/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
68 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Dam, Docks, Riprap

Action: Good
Baits:  Lipless Baits, Sassy Shad, and gay blades
Locations: Dam, and east shoreline

Action: Fair
Baits:  Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Shorelines

Submitted by:
Game Warden Chad Strang
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
80 & stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Points, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Points, Riprap

Submitted by:
Mike France
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics
Locations: Points

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Punch bait, Shrimp, Worms
Locations: Riprap, Shorelines, and mouth of creeks with running water


Northeast

Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
05/21/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, and Roadrunners
Locations: Docks, Riprap

Action: Slow
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Minnows, Worms
Locations: Docks, Riprap, Shorelines


Submitted by:
Ryan Walker
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70s and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Sassy Shad, Shad, Spoons
Locations: Dam, Main lake

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Worms
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Docks, Shorelines


Submitted by:
Emily Long
Date:
05/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
73 murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Tube Jigs, Worms
Locations: Shorelines, Other, and Crappie Dock

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Main lake, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Punch bait, Shrimp, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Riprap, Shorelines, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
05/21/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Worms
Locations: Shorelines

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Docks


Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Low 70s and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Discharge, Docks, Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Flukes, Jerk Bait, Jigs, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Coves, Docks, Points, Shallows, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Crickets, Hair Jigs, Midges, Worms
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Shallows, Shorelines, Weed beds
Additional Information:
The crappie bite is still holding strong but they have moved out into deeper water. Deep water, 10+ ft, in coves have held the most fish. The cove just Northeast of the dam was on fire this week. White Bass are still biting hard on plastics in the discharge water with an occasional large Channel Catfish biting. Largemouth Bass are staying in the shallows and have been more active on the top water bite but finesse jigs and spinnerbaits are still doing a great job. The Sunfish bite is on fire with many big Bluegill and Redear being caught around brush and weeds.

Submitted by:
Game Warden Marni Loftis
Date:
05/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
70 slightly stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Flats, Shallows

Action: Good
Baits:  Other, and Rooster Tails
Locations: Main lake, and Honey creek, Elk River

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Docks

Submitted by:
Lark wilson
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
72 murkey

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Shorelines, Standing timber, and 7 to 10 ft on black jigs and minnows

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Flats, River Channel, Shallows

Submitted by:
Kody Moore
Date:
05/26/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Upper 60s and stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Plastics, Top Water
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, River Mouth

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks

Kaw

Submitted by:
Tracy L Daniel-District 8 Chief
Date:
05/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
70F stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Riprap, Rocks, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Hot Dogs, Live Shad, Punch bait, Shad, Shrimp, Worms
Locations: Flats, Main lake, Riprap, Rocks, Shallows

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Small Lures, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Points, Rocks, Shorelines, Standing timber
Additional Information:
Crappie fishing has tailed off somewhat, but is still good as the fish are in a post-spawn mode and are moving into deeper water. Blue and channel catfish are biting very well on shad, worms, shrimp, and hotdogs in the Coon Creek and Washunga Bay flats. Fishing also remains very good in the rocks lake wide for these catfish species. Largemouth and spotted bass are also biting very well on Texas rigged plastic worms. There has also been some awesome topwater action on calm mornings and evenings. Good luck! Wear your PFD and take someone fishing today! Tracy L. Daniel

Submitted by:
Bailey
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
74

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Docks, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics
Locations: Rocks, Shorelines


Submitted by:
Warden Jeremy Bersche
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
55-60 murky

Action: Good
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Nymphs, Powerbait, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, River Channel, and Watts area in deep holes and below riffles.

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs
Locations: Below the dam

Additional Information:
Releases are back to normal with 1 or 2 units running for several hours every day. Dus to recent stockings, above average rainbow trout are being caught from the dam to Gore Landing. Trout fishing has been best when little or no releases are occuring.

Submitted by:
Brek Henry
Date:
05/24/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70 murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Rocks, and Rocky banks 5-10 ft

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Rocks, and Rocky banks 6-12 ft

Submitted by:
Game Warden Paul Welch
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear, in the 80's

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Shad
Locations: Main lake, Points, and 15-25 feet deep

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Standing timber, and 10-20 feet deep


Submitted by:
Doug Gottschalk
Date:
05/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Plastics
Locations: Main lake

Action: Slow
Baits:  Live Shad, Slabs
Locations: Main lake


Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Low 70s and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Flukes, Jigs, Lipless Baits, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Coves, Docks, Points, Shallows, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Docks, Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, In-line Spinnerbait, Plastics
Locations: Creek channels, Discharge, Main lake
Additional Information:
Crappie are scattered out but people are still catching some in deeper water in coves. Largemouth Bass are being caught in numbers in weed beds and along the shoreline. Finesse jigs and frogs in and around weeds have produced some big fish. White Bass are being caught in the state park right up against the dam along with some crappie.

Submitted by:
State Game Warden Brady May
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky to Clear

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Jigs, Plastics, Rogues, Spinnerbaits, and Baby Brush Hogs and Shakey Head Worms
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake, Points, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Crawfish, Cut Bait, Goldfish, Live Bait, Shad
Locations: Riprap, Rocks, Shorelines

Additional Information:
Black bass are providing the best action this week and are biting anything in the tackle box. Flatheads are spawning so noodlers should find fish nesting in holes. Blues and Channels are cruising the banks and will bite just about any live or cut bait. The lake is still a little murky in the upper regions but fishing is good. Enjoy your Memorial weekend outings and be safe. Brady May

Submitted by:
Lark wilson
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
72 murkey

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Jerk Bait, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Points, Riprap, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Standing timber, and 7 to 10 feet of water on black jigs and minnows

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Shallows, and Drift fishing with shad

Northwest

Submitted by:
Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House
Date:
05/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
low 60s

Action: Good
Baits:  Other, and trolling hard baits
Locations: Dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Other, and juglines
Locations: Other, and north side of the lake

Action: Fair
Locations: Other, and near main ramp on south side

Submitted by:
Reichenberger
Date:
05/21/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Coves

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Worms
Locations: Dam, Riprap, Tailwater


We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.
Submitted by:
Mark Murray
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
79 and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait
Locations: Dam

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Punch bait
Locations: Points, Riprap, Rocks

Submitted by:
Game Warden Chad Strang
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
81 & stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Points, Riprap, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Sassy Shad
Locations: Dam, Inlet, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Points, Weed beds

Submitted by:
Lucky Lure Tackle
Date:
05/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
68 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Dam, Docks, Riprap

Action: Good
Baits:  Lipless Baits, Sassy Shad, and gay blades
Locations: Dam, and east shoreline

Action: Fair
Baits:  Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Shorelines

Submitted by:
Game Warden Chad Strang
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
80 & stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Points, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Points, Riprap

Submitted by:
Mike France
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics
Locations: Points

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Punch bait, Shrimp, Worms
Locations: Riprap, Shorelines, and mouth of creeks with running water


We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.
Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
05/21/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, and Roadrunners
Locations: Docks, Riprap

Action: Slow
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Minnows, Worms
Locations: Docks, Riprap, Shorelines


Submitted by:
Ryan Walker
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70s and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Sassy Shad, Shad, Spoons
Locations: Dam, Main lake

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Worms
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Docks, Shorelines


Submitted by:
Emily Long
Date:
05/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
73 murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Tube Jigs, Worms
Locations: Shorelines, Other, and Crappie Dock

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Main lake, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Punch bait, Shrimp, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Riprap, Shorelines, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
05/21/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Worms
Locations: Shorelines

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Docks


Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Low 70s and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Discharge, Docks, Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Flukes, Jerk Bait, Jigs, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Coves, Docks, Points, Shallows, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Crickets, Hair Jigs, Midges, Worms
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Shallows, Shorelines, Weed beds
Additional Information:
The crappie bite is still holding strong but they have moved out into deeper water. Deep water, 10+ ft, in coves have held the most fish. The cove just Northeast of the dam was on fire this week. White Bass are still biting hard on plastics in the discharge water with an occasional large Channel Catfish biting. Largemouth Bass are staying in the shallows and have been more active on the top water bite but finesse jigs and spinnerbaits are still doing a great job. The Sunfish bite is on fire with many big Bluegill and Redear being caught around brush and weeds.

Submitted by:
Game Warden Marni Loftis
Date:
05/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
70 slightly stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Flats, Shallows

Action: Good
Baits:  Other, and Rooster Tails
Locations: Main lake, and Honey creek, Elk River

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Docks

Submitted by:
Lark wilson
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
72 murkey

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Shorelines, Standing timber, and 7 to 10 ft on black jigs and minnows

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Flats, River Channel, Shallows

Submitted by:
Kody Moore
Date:
05/26/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Upper 60s and stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Plastics, Top Water
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, River Mouth

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks

Kaw

Submitted by:
Tracy L Daniel-District 8 Chief
Date:
05/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
70F stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Riprap, Rocks, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Hot Dogs, Live Shad, Punch bait, Shad, Shrimp, Worms
Locations: Flats, Main lake, Riprap, Rocks, Shallows

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Small Lures, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Points, Rocks, Shorelines, Standing timber
Additional Information:
Crappie fishing has tailed off somewhat, but is still good as the fish are in a post-spawn mode and are moving into deeper water. Blue and channel catfish are biting very well on shad, worms, shrimp, and hotdogs in the Coon Creek and Washunga Bay flats. Fishing also remains very good in the rocks lake wide for these catfish species. Largemouth and spotted bass are also biting very well on Texas rigged plastic worms. There has also been some awesome topwater action on calm mornings and evenings. Good luck! Wear your PFD and take someone fishing today! Tracy L. Daniel

Submitted by:
Bailey
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
74

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Docks, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics
Locations: Rocks, Shorelines


Submitted by:
Warden Jeremy Bersche
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
55-60 murky

Action: Good
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Nymphs, Powerbait, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, River Channel, and Watts area in deep holes and below riffles.

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs
Locations: Below the dam

Additional Information:
Releases are back to normal with 1 or 2 units running for several hours every day. Dus to recent stockings, above average rainbow trout are being caught from the dam to Gore Landing. Trout fishing has been best when little or no releases are occuring.

Submitted by:
Brek Henry
Date:
05/24/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70 murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Rocks, and Rocky banks 5-10 ft

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Rocks, and Rocky banks 6-12 ft

Submitted by:
Game Warden Paul Welch
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear, in the 80's

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Shad
Locations: Main lake, Points, and 15-25 feet deep

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Standing timber, and 10-20 feet deep


Submitted by:
Doug Gottschalk
Date:
05/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Plastics
Locations: Main lake

Action: Slow
Baits:  Live Shad, Slabs
Locations: Main lake


Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Low 70s and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Flukes, Jigs, Lipless Baits, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Coves, Docks, Points, Shallows, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Docks, Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, In-line Spinnerbait, Plastics
Locations: Creek channels, Discharge, Main lake
Additional Information:
Crappie are scattered out but people are still catching some in deeper water in coves. Largemouth Bass are being caught in numbers in weed beds and along the shoreline. Finesse jigs and frogs in and around weeds have produced some big fish. White Bass are being caught in the state park right up against the dam along with some crappie.

Submitted by:
State Game Warden Brady May
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky to Clear

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Jigs, Plastics, Rogues, Spinnerbaits, and Baby Brush Hogs and Shakey Head Worms
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake, Points, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Crawfish, Cut Bait, Goldfish, Live Bait, Shad
Locations: Riprap, Rocks, Shorelines

Additional Information:
Black bass are providing the best action this week and are biting anything in the tackle box. Flatheads are spawning so noodlers should find fish nesting in holes. Blues and Channels are cruising the banks and will bite just about any live or cut bait. The lake is still a little murky in the upper regions but fishing is good. Enjoy your Memorial weekend outings and be safe. Brady May

Submitted by:
Lark wilson
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
72 murkey

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Jerk Bait, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Points, Riprap, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Standing timber, and 7 to 10 feet of water on black jigs and minnows

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Shallows, and Drift fishing with shad

We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.
Submitted by:
Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House
Date:
05/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
low 60s

Action: Good
Baits:  Other, and trolling hard baits
Locations: Dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Other, and juglines
Locations: Other, and north side of the lake

Action: Fair
Locations: Other, and near main ramp on south side

Submitted by:
Reichenberger
Date:
05/21/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Coves

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Worms
Locations: Dam, Riprap, Tailwater


We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.
Submitted by:
Jack Melton
Date:
05/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
1/2 ft. low, 69 & stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Plastics, Top Water, and shakey head
Locations: Other, and early morning

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jerk Bait
Locations: Points

Action: Good
Locations: Brush structure
Additional Information:
White bass are being caught on flats trolling.

Submitted by:
Matt Gamble
Date:
05/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
76 degrees and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Rocks, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Minnows, Stinkbait
Locations: Brush structure, Rocks, and Deeper pools behind breaks in current

Action: Good
Baits:  Crickets, Worms
Locations: Shallows, Shorelines
Additional Information:
Trout are still present but warmer temperatures will make them difficult to target

Submitted by:
Dru Polk
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
84 clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Flukes, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Flats, Points, Shorelines, Standing timber

Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Live Bait, Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Points


Submitted by:
Cannon Harrison
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Cut Bait, Jerk Bait, Top Water
Locations: Below the dam, Dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Dough bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Main lake, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Live Bait, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Andrew Potter
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
72 and murky

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Creek channels, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Creek channels, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jerk Bait, Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Shorelines

Submitted by:
Garret Harley
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
86 and clear

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Top Water
Locations: Main lake, Points, River Channel, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Live Shad
Locations: Coves, Discharge, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Riprap, Shorelines

Submitted by:
April Drake
Date:
05/24/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
n/a

Action: Fair
Baits:  Powerbait
Locations: River Channel


Additional Information:
Stocked approximately 1,721 rainbow trout on May 24. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Region Office.

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Caddis flies, Powerbait, Small Lures
Locations: Channels, Rocks



Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
70

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Plastics, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Creek channels, Docks, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Stinkbait
Locations: River Channel

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Brush structure

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake

Submitted by:
Allen Couch
Date:
05/26/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Bill Baits, Flukes, Lipless Baits, Plastics, Rogues, Spinnerbaits, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Points, Riprap, Shallows, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Dough bait, Live Bait, Live Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Flats, Main lake, River Channel, River Mouth


Submitted by:
Trey Hale
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
78 Stained

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Live Shad, Top Water
Locations: Channels, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Discharge, Main lake, River Channel, Tailwater

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Live Bait, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Rocks, Standing timber
Additional Information:
Striper fishing is great right now, live bait fishing is best early morning but the bite is on throughout the day. Searching for fish on electronics is the key when dropping live shad for striper. Early mornings and late evenings topwater fishing has been picking up ( Look for fish feeding on the surface, shad will be leaping out of the water ). Crappie fishing is best under docks in about 15-20ft of water beneath docks and under lights after sunset. Cut Shad and live shad are great for summer blue cats in the main lake and as well below the dam.

Submitted by:
Thomas Gillham
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Cloudy

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Channels, Main lake

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber

We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.
Submitted by:
Brandon Lehrman
Date:
05/21/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
72 degrees and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Jigs, Lipless Baits
Locations: Dam, Docks, Riprap, Rocks

Action: Good
Baits:  Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Flats, River Channel


Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
73 and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait, Shad
Locations: Main lake, Points


Submitted by:
Brayden Hicks
Date:
05/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
78 Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Small Lures
Locations: Brush structure, Docks



Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
73 clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits
Locations: Main lake, Points, Shorelines, and Trolling


Submitted by:
David Smith
Date:
05/21/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Rocks

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, and Trolling near points is best.
Locations: Points, Rocks


Submitted by:
Chris Stover
Date:
05/25/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Riprap, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Main lake, Points, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes, Lipless Baits, Sassy Shad
Locations: Main lake, Points, Shorelines