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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.

Southeast

Submitted by:
Jack Melton
Date:
10/14/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
73 and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs, and curly tailed grubs salt & pepper
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake, Points, Rocks

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Slabs, Spoons
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake, and 27-45 ft in mid lake

Submitted by:
Matt Gamble
Date:
10/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
63 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes
Locations: Brush structure, Rocks

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Brush structure, Rocks, and Deeper pools around eddys


Submitted by:
Dru Polk
Date:
10/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
83

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Sunfish
Locations: Main lake, Points


Submitted by:
Cannon Harrison
Date:
10/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Bait, Live Shad, Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Docks
Additional Information:
Jiggin for crappie is best below 10 ft.

Submitted by:
Jim Gillham
Date:
10/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Dropping
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clearing

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jerk Bait, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Points, Shorelines

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Flats, Main lake, River Channel

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

Submitted by:
Garret Harley
Date:
10/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
78 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Main lake, Points, River Channel, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Live Shad, Spoons
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Inlet, Main lake

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Dough bait, Shad
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Inlet, Riprap

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
10/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Powerbait, Small Lures, and Rooster Tails
Locations: Creek channels, Shallows, Spillway



Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
10/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
77 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Top Water, and Swim jigs
Locations: Coves, Points, Standing timber

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Standing timber


Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
10/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Dropping
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure

Action: Good
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Points

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake

Submitted by:
J.D. Stauffer
Date:
10/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Flats, Main lake

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits, and Shad color crankbaits and white spinnerbaits
Locations: Creek channels, Rocks, Standing timber

Action: Slow
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Points, Riprap, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
10/14/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
72-14"

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Plastics, Rogues, Spinnerbaits, Top Water, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Channels, Flats, Main lake, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Cody Jones
Date:
10/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky and 77

Action: Good
Baits:  Flukes, Hair Jigs, Shad, Top Water
Locations: Below the dam, Flats, Main lake, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Dough bait, Punch bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake, Points, Riprap, River Mouth

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

Submitted by:
James Williams
Date:
10/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
77, stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake, River Channel

Northwest

Submitted by:
Mark Walker
Date:
10/14/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Dam, Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Slabs
Locations: Main lake


Submitted by:
Mark Reichenberger
Date:
10/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Spoons
Locations: Dam, Main lake, and Gate tower

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


Northeast

Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
10/12/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
74 and stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Main lake, River Channel

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait
Locations: Flats, Main lake, Points

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Tube Jigs
Locations: Docks, Points, Rocks, and 5 to 15 ft.

Kaw

Submitted by:
Spencer Grace
Date:
10/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Live Shad, Shad, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Flats, River Channel, River Mouth, Shallows

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Riprap

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Lipless Baits, Live Shad, Sassy Shad
Locations: Main lake, Points, Riprap

Submitted by:
Karlin Bailey
Date:
10/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
76

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Below the dam



Submitted by:
WARDEN Jerry Henry
Date:
10/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
71 and clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Midges, Nymphs, Small Lures
Locations: Below the dam


Additional Information:
Stocking suspended due to poor water temperature and low oxygen.

Submitted by:
Doug Gottschalk
Date:
10/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Channels


Southwest

Submitted by:
Brayden Hicks
Date:
10/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Low 70’s Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Points



Submitted by:
David Smith
Date:
10/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
64

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Main lake, and Trolling



Central

Submitted by:
Lucky Lure Tackle
Date:
10/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
75 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs, Lipless Baits
Locations: Dam, Points

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait
Locations: Dam, Docks

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:
Lucky Lure Tackle
Date:
10/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
75 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs, Lipless Baits
Locations: Dam, Points

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait
Locations: Dam, Docks

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:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
10/12/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
74 and stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Main lake, River Channel

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait
Locations: Flats, Main lake, Points

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Tube Jigs
Locations: Docks, Points, Rocks, and 5 to 15 ft.

Kaw

Submitted by:
Spencer Grace
Date:
10/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Live Shad, Shad, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Flats, River Channel, River Mouth, Shallows

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Riprap

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Lipless Baits, Live Shad, Sassy Shad
Locations: Main lake, Points, Riprap

Submitted by:
Karlin Bailey
Date:
10/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
76

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Below the dam



Submitted by:
WARDEN Jerry Henry
Date:
10/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
71 and clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Midges, Nymphs, Small Lures
Locations: Below the dam


Additional Information:
Stocking suspended due to poor water temperature and low oxygen.

Submitted by:
Doug Gottschalk
Date:
10/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Channels


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 Walker
Date:
10/14/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Dam, Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Slabs
Locations: Main lake


Submitted by:
Mark Reichenberger
Date:
10/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Spoons
Locations: Dam, Main lake, and Gate tower

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


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:
10/14/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
73 and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs, and curly tailed grubs salt & pepper
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake, Points, Rocks

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Slabs, Spoons
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake, and 27-45 ft in mid lake

Submitted by:
Matt Gamble
Date:
10/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
63 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes
Locations: Brush structure, Rocks

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Brush structure, Rocks, and Deeper pools around eddys


Submitted by:
Dru Polk
Date:
10/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
83

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Sunfish
Locations: Main lake, Points


Submitted by:
Cannon Harrison
Date:
10/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Bait, Live Shad, Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Docks
Additional Information:
Jiggin for crappie is best below 10 ft.

Submitted by:
Jim Gillham
Date:
10/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Dropping
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clearing

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jerk Bait, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Points, Shorelines

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Flats, Main lake, River Channel

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

Submitted by:
Garret Harley
Date:
10/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
78 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Main lake, Points, River Channel, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Live Shad, Spoons
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Inlet, Main lake

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Dough bait, Shad
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Inlet, Riprap

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
10/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Powerbait, Small Lures, and Rooster Tails
Locations: Creek channels, Shallows, Spillway



Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
10/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
77 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Top Water, and Swim jigs
Locations: Coves, Points, Standing timber

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Standing timber


Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
10/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Dropping
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure

Action: Good
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Points

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake

Submitted by:
J.D. Stauffer
Date:
10/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Flats, Main lake

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits, and Shad color crankbaits and white spinnerbaits
Locations: Creek channels, Rocks, Standing timber

Action: Slow
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Points, Riprap, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
10/14/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
72-14"

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Plastics, Rogues, Spinnerbaits, Top Water, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Channels, Flats, Main lake, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Cody Jones
Date:
10/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky and 77

Action: Good
Baits:  Flukes, Hair Jigs, Shad, Top Water
Locations: Below the dam, Flats, Main lake, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Dough bait, Punch bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake, Points, Riprap, River Mouth

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

Submitted by:
James Williams
Date:
10/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
77, stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake, River Channel

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:
Brayden Hicks
Date:
10/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Low 70’s Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Points



Submitted by:
David Smith
Date:
10/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
64

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Main lake, and Trolling