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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.

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Southeast

Submitted by:
Jack Melton
Date:
08/19/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
81 and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Flukes, Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake, Riprap

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Lipless Baits, and Road runners in white/chartruese
Locations: Main lake
Additional Information:
Crappie are deep and small

Submitted by:
Matt Gamble, biologist at the BRPFHA
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
73 degrees and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Top Water, and Top water best at dusk and dawn, fishing is good below waterfalls
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Rocks

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Channels, Rocks, and Deeper pools around current


Submitted by:
Dru Polk
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
88

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Channels, Coves, River Channel, River Mouth


Submitted by:
Michael Ward
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Lipless Baits
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Main lake, Standing timber

Action: Slow
Baits:  Bill Baits, Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Punch bait
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Main lake

Action: Slow
Baits:  Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake, Standing timber

Submitted by:
David Robertson
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

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

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Live Shad, Top Water
Locations: Below the dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Docks, and Under bridges

Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
81

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel, Standing timber


Submitted by:
Garret Harley, game warden Seminole County
Date:
08/14/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
92 degrees and clear

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Live Shad, Spoons
Locations: Inlet, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Coves, Inlet, Main lake, Riprap

Submitted by:
Garret Harley
Date:
08/21/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
94 and clear

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Live Shad, Spoons
Locations: Inlet, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Dough bait, Shad
Locations: Coves, Inlet, Main lake, Riprap

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Plastics, Powerbait, Worms
Locations: Channels, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Brush structure

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

Submitted by:
Larry Luman
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
3/4 ft. above, 77 & clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Plastics
Locations: Main lake, and Submerged Humps

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Sunfish
Locations: Riprap, Rocks

Submitted by:
Jeremy Brothers, game warden Carter County
Date:
08/13/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
78 degrees and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Top Water
Locations: Points, Rocks, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Small Lures, Worms
Locations: Docks, Points, Rocks, Shallows, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, Sassy Shad
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake, Points

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Brush structure

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

Submitted by:
J.D. Stauffer
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Stained

Action: Slow
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Standing timber, and 14-16 ft

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

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Flats

Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
08/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
79-18"

Action: Slow
Baits:  Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Main lake, Shorelines

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

Submitted by:
James Williams
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
86 and stained

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Main lake

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

Central

Submitted by:
Mark Murray, game warden Oklahoma County
Date:
08/14/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
84 degrees and murky

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Live Shad, Worms
Locations: Creek channels, River Mouth

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Points

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

Submitted by:
Lucky Lure Tackle
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
87 murky to muddy

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Lipless Baits, Minnows
Locations: Inlet, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, and Deep diving Crankbaits
Locations: Dam

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Punch bait
Locations: Dam, Inlet

Submitted by:
Mike France, game warden Pottawatomie County
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Punch bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Main lake, and Creek mouths

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, Sassy Shad
Locations: , and Trolling main lake


Northeast

Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
89 & murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, and 8-12 feet



Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
86 & murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Plastics, Sassy Shad, Spinnerbaits, Tube Jigs
Locations: Coves, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Docks


Submitted by:
Joe Alexander
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Unknown Temp & Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Bait, Live Shad
Locations: River Channel, Shallows, Shorelines



Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
08/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
83 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, and 10-15 ft.

Action: Good
Baits:  Goldfish, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Flats, Main lake, River Channel, and drift fishing live shad and juglining

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

Submitted by:
Lark Wilson, game warden Muskogee County
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
79 degrees and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Top Water, Worms, and Top water frogs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Points, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs, and 11 ft water minnos
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Channels, Coves, Creek channels, River Channel

Submitted by:
Kody Moore
Date:
08/19/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
80s and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Main lake, Points

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

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

Submitted by:
Joe Alexander
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Unknown Temp. & Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Live Bait, Live Shad, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Shallows, Shorelines



Kaw

Submitted by:
LARRY A. GREEN 01- 349
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
clear

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Cut Bait, Worms
Locations: Creek channels, River Mouth


Additional Information:
catfishing is good in the river and the upper end of the lake, crappie fishing is fair, Bow fishermen have been having good luck on Gar in coves around the lake.

Submitted by:
Karlin Bailey, game warden Mayes County
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
85 degrees

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Spoons
Locations: , and Humps

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Channels

Submitted by:
Jerry Henry
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 and clearing

Action: Fair
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Midges, Nymphs, Powerbait, Small Lures, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, and Watts WMA



Submitted by:
Paul Welch
Date:
08/21/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear, in the 80's

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

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


Submitted by:
Doug Gottschalk, game warden Noble County
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad
Locations: Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: , and Off highway 15 and 177


Submitted by:
Doug Gottschalk, game warden Noble County
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad
Locations: Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: , and Off highway 15 and 177


Submitted by:
Monte Brooks
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
86 and rising

Action: Slow
Baits:  Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points

Action: Fair
Baits:  Punch bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Flats, Points

Additional Information:
Drift flats in10-17ft. water with worms. fish points 17-21ft.water with stinkbaits or punchbaits.

Submitted by:
Lark Wilson, game warden Muskogee County
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
80 degrees murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Jerk Bait, Top Water, Worms, and Top water frogs plastic worms
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Creek channels, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber, Weed beds, and 12 ft of water

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Channels, Flats, River Channel, Shallows, Shorelines, and Drift fishing on bottom fresh shad

Northwest

Submitted by:
Mark Walker
Date:
08/19/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
77 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Shallows

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

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

Submitted by:
Emily Long, game warden Payne County
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
80 degrees and cloudy

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Powerbait, Small Lures, Worms
Locations: Docks, Shorelines, and Crappie Dock

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Minnows, Powerbait, Punch bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Riprap, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Flukes, Goldfish, Plastics, Powerbait, Small Lures, Spinnerbaits, Spoons
Locations: Main lake, Shorelines

Submitted by:
Mark Reichenberger, game warden Woodward County
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Main lake



Southwest

Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
87 and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait, Shad, and Gizzards
Locations: Main lake, Points, and Cache creek

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


Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
88 and clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Dough bait, Punch bait, Shad
Locations: Main lake, Points

Action: Slow
Baits:  Small Lures, Spoons
Locations: Shallows, Shorelines


Submitted by:
David Smith, game warden Kiowa County
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
70 degrees and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Creek channels, Flats



Submitted by:
Chris Stover
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
89

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Main lake, Points


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.

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Submitted by:
Mark Murray, game warden Oklahoma County
Date:
08/14/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
84 degrees and murky

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Live Shad, Worms
Locations: Creek channels, River Mouth

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Points

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

Submitted by:
Lucky Lure Tackle
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
87 murky to muddy

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Lipless Baits, Minnows
Locations: Inlet, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, and Deep diving Crankbaits
Locations: Dam

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Punch bait
Locations: Dam, Inlet

Submitted by:
Mike France, game warden Pottawatomie County
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Punch bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Main lake, and Creek mouths

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, Sassy Shad
Locations: , and Trolling main lake


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.

Click here to have fishing reports delivered weekly to your e-mail

Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
89 & murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, and 8-12 feet



Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
86 & murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Plastics, Sassy Shad, Spinnerbaits, Tube Jigs
Locations: Coves, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Docks


Submitted by:
Joe Alexander
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Unknown Temp & Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Bait, Live Shad
Locations: River Channel, Shallows, Shorelines



Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
08/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
83 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, and 10-15 ft.

Action: Good
Baits:  Goldfish, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Flats, Main lake, River Channel, and drift fishing live shad and juglining

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

Submitted by:
Lark Wilson, game warden Muskogee County
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
79 degrees and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Top Water, Worms, and Top water frogs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Points, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs, and 11 ft water minnos
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Channels, Coves, Creek channels, River Channel

Submitted by:
Kody Moore
Date:
08/19/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
80s and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Main lake, Points

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

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

Submitted by:
Joe Alexander
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Unknown Temp. & Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Live Bait, Live Shad, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Shallows, Shorelines



Kaw

Submitted by:
LARRY A. GREEN 01- 349
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
clear

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Cut Bait, Worms
Locations: Creek channels, River Mouth


Additional Information:
catfishing is good in the river and the upper end of the lake, crappie fishing is fair, Bow fishermen have been having good luck on Gar in coves around the lake.

Submitted by:
Karlin Bailey, game warden Mayes County
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
85 degrees

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Spoons
Locations: , and Humps

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Channels

Submitted by:
Jerry Henry
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 and clearing

Action: Fair
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Midges, Nymphs, Powerbait, Small Lures, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, and Watts WMA



Submitted by:
Paul Welch
Date:
08/21/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear, in the 80's

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

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


Submitted by:
Doug Gottschalk, game warden Noble County
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad
Locations: Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: , and Off highway 15 and 177


Submitted by:
Doug Gottschalk, game warden Noble County
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad
Locations: Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: , and Off highway 15 and 177


Submitted by:
Monte Brooks
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
86 and rising

Action: Slow
Baits:  Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points

Action: Fair
Baits:  Punch bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Flats, Points

Additional Information:
Drift flats in10-17ft. water with worms. fish points 17-21ft.water with stinkbaits or punchbaits.

Submitted by:
Lark Wilson, game warden Muskogee County
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
80 degrees murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Jerk Bait, Top Water, Worms, and Top water frogs plastic worms
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Creek channels, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber, Weed beds, and 12 ft of water

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Channels, Flats, River Channel, Shallows, Shorelines, and Drift fishing on bottom fresh 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.

Click here to have fishing reports delivered weekly to your e-mail

Submitted by:
Emily Long, game warden Payne County
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
80 degrees and cloudy

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Powerbait, Small Lures, Worms
Locations: Docks, Shorelines, and Crappie Dock

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Minnows, Powerbait, Punch bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Riprap, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Flukes, Goldfish, Plastics, Powerbait, Small Lures, Spinnerbaits, Spoons
Locations: Main lake, Shorelines

Submitted by:
Mark Walker
Date:
08/19/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
77 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Shallows

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

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

Submitted by:
Mark Reichenberger, game warden Woodward County
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Main lake



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Submitted by:
Jack Melton
Date:
08/19/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
81 and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Flukes, Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake, Riprap

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Lipless Baits, and Road runners in white/chartruese
Locations: Main lake
Additional Information:
Crappie are deep and small

Submitted by:
Matt Gamble, biologist at the BRPFHA
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
73 degrees and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Top Water, and Top water best at dusk and dawn, fishing is good below waterfalls
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Rocks

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Channels, Rocks, and Deeper pools around current


Submitted by:
Dru Polk
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
88

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Channels, Coves, River Channel, River Mouth


Submitted by:
Michael Ward
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Lipless Baits
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Main lake, Standing timber

Action: Slow
Baits:  Bill Baits, Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Punch bait
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Main lake

Action: Slow
Baits:  Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake, Standing timber

Submitted by:
David Robertson
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

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

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Live Shad, Top Water
Locations: Below the dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Docks, and Under bridges

Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
81

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel, Standing timber


Submitted by:
Garret Harley, game warden Seminole County
Date:
08/14/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
92 degrees and clear

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Live Shad, Spoons
Locations: Inlet, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Coves, Inlet, Main lake, Riprap

Submitted by:
Garret Harley
Date:
08/21/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
94 and clear

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Live Shad, Spoons
Locations: Inlet, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Dough bait, Shad
Locations: Coves, Inlet, Main lake, Riprap

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Plastics, Powerbait, Worms
Locations: Channels, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Brush structure

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

Submitted by:
Larry Luman
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
3/4 ft. above, 77 & clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Plastics
Locations: Main lake, and Submerged Humps

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Sunfish
Locations: Riprap, Rocks

Submitted by:
Jeremy Brothers, game warden Carter County
Date:
08/13/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
78 degrees and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Top Water
Locations: Points, Rocks, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Small Lures, Worms
Locations: Docks, Points, Rocks, Shallows, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, Sassy Shad
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake, Points

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Brush structure

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

Submitted by:
J.D. Stauffer
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Stained

Action: Slow
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Standing timber, and 14-16 ft

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

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Flats

Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
08/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
79-18"

Action: Slow
Baits:  Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Main lake, Shorelines

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

Submitted by:
James Williams
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
86 and stained

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Main lake

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
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.

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Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
87 and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait, Shad, and Gizzards
Locations: Main lake, Points, and Cache creek

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


Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
88 and clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Dough bait, Punch bait, Shad
Locations: Main lake, Points

Action: Slow
Baits:  Small Lures, Spoons
Locations: Shallows, Shorelines


Submitted by:
David Smith, game warden Kiowa County
Date:
08/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
70 degrees and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Creek channels, Flats



Submitted by:
Chris Stover
Date:
08/20/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
89

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Main lake, Points