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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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Central

Submitted by:
Mark Murray
Date:
05/22/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
70 degrees and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Flukes, Plastics
Locations: Flats, Shallows

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crawfish, Live Bait
Locations: Points, Riprap

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

Submitted by:
Lucky Lure Tackle
Date:
05/22/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70-73 degrees and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Lipless Baits, Live Bait, Sassy Shad
Locations: Points, Rocks, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Shallows

Action: Good
Baits:  Punch bait
Locations: Rocks, Shorelines
Additional Information:
Walleye have been biting good in the shallows early and off points drifting live bait during the day. Catfish are starting to move shallow.

Submitted by:
Vince Mesis
Date:
05/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
murkey to muddy

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crawfish, Cut Bait, Jigs, Shrimp
Locations: Below the dam, Dam, Docks, Main lake, Points, Riprap, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake, Points, Riprap

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Discharge, Rocks, and The canal just off the rocks.
Additional Information:
Crappie are being caught in the basin right along the damn wall mainly on chartruse jigs. Carp ,buffalo catfish and hybrid striped bass are being caught in the basin to this should last while the gate is opened. Catfish are being caught by ballooning the bait into the lake and some on the bottom. Hybrid's are being caught on bottom with the baits mentioned above. The fishing has been varing due to the weather.

Southeast

Submitted by:
Matt Gamble
Date:
05/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
67 degrees and murky

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, and Night crawlers
Locations: Rocks, Shorelines, and Behind obstructions in current

Action: Good
Baits:  Sunfish, and Nightcrawlers
Locations: Rocks

Additional Information:
Due to high flow and murky water the bass fishing is very slow at the time.

Submitted by:
Garret Harley
Date:
05/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
72 degrees and clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Discharge, Main lake, Points, Riprap, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Shad
Locations: Channels, Coves, Inlet, Main lake

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Crankbaits, Shad, Spoons
Locations: Main lake, Points

Submitted by:
Jeremy Brothers
Date:
05/22/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
69 degrees and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes, Jerk Bait, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Points, Rocks, Standing timber, Weed beds

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Rocks, Standing timber

Northeast

Submitted by:
Emily Long
Date:
05/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
69 degrees and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Spillway

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Coves, Docks, Points

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Minnows, Shrimp, Worms
Locations: Coves, Shallows
Additional Information:
Weather conditions have dropped the water temperature. Fishing still varies day-to-day. Hybrids have been good up to this point near the spillway and the dam off the riprap. At one point this week, they were biting on anything you could throw at them. Black bass have also been fair in the main part of the lake on crankbaits. Temperature should climb this week with sunny skies in the forecast until Sunday.

Submitted by:
Lark Wilson
Date:
05/22/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
74 degrees and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Worms, and Plastic worms purple in color
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Flats, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber, and 8 to 12 feet of water

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Hot Dogs, Live Shad, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Creek channels, Flats, Shallows, Spillway

Kaw

Submitted by:
Larry A. Green 0/1- 349
Date:
05/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
68 degrees and varies

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Worms
Locations: Main lake, and Flooded areas of upper lake (willows and fields)

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Worms
Locations: Main lake, and flooded areas

Additional Information:
Kaw lake is flooded. The Pioneer boat ramp is open. Bow fishing is very good. No flow through Kaw Dam due to downstream flooding; fishing water levels below the dam are low. Contact Game Warden Larry Green with any questions at 580-761-4097.

Submitted by:
Karlin Bailey
Date:
05/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Muddy

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



Submitted by:
Lark Wilson
Date:
05/22/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
74 degrees and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Jerk Bait, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs, and Jigs purple in color
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Standing timber, and 8 to 12 feet of water

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Live Shad, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Coves, Shallows, Shorelines, and 4 to 8 ft of water

Southwest

Submitted by:
Tyler Howser
Date:
05/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
66 degrees and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Jerk Bait, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Riprap, Shallows, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Flukes, Minnows, Shad, Shrimp, Slabs, Spoons, Top Water
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Points, Riprap

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

Submitted by:
David Smith
Date:
05/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
68 degrees

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Minnows, and Also trolling open water.
Locations: Main lake, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Flats, Points, Rocks, and Juglines

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

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:
Mark Murray
Date:
05/22/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
70 degrees and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Flukes, Plastics
Locations: Flats, Shallows

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crawfish, Live Bait
Locations: Points, Riprap

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

Submitted by:
Lucky Lure Tackle
Date:
05/22/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70-73 degrees and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Lipless Baits, Live Bait, Sassy Shad
Locations: Points, Rocks, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Shallows

Action: Good
Baits:  Punch bait
Locations: Rocks, Shorelines
Additional Information:
Walleye have been biting good in the shallows early and off points drifting live bait during the day. Catfish are starting to move shallow.

Submitted by:
Vince Mesis
Date:
05/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
murkey to muddy

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crawfish, Cut Bait, Jigs, Shrimp
Locations: Below the dam, Dam, Docks, Main lake, Points, Riprap, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake, Points, Riprap

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Discharge, Rocks, and The canal just off the rocks.
Additional Information:
Crappie are being caught in the basin right along the damn wall mainly on chartruse jigs. Carp ,buffalo catfish and hybrid striped bass are being caught in the basin to this should last while the gate is opened. Catfish are being caught by ballooning the bait into the lake and some on the bottom. Hybrid's are being caught on bottom with the baits mentioned above. The fishing has been varing due to the weather.

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
Date:
05/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
69 degrees and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Spillway

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Coves, Docks, Points

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Minnows, Shrimp, Worms
Locations: Coves, Shallows
Additional Information:
Weather conditions have dropped the water temperature. Fishing still varies day-to-day. Hybrids have been good up to this point near the spillway and the dam off the riprap. At one point this week, they were biting on anything you could throw at them. Black bass have also been fair in the main part of the lake on crankbaits. Temperature should climb this week with sunny skies in the forecast until Sunday.

Submitted by:
Lark Wilson
Date:
05/22/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
74 degrees and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Worms, and Plastic worms purple in color
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Flats, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber, and 8 to 12 feet of water

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Hot Dogs, Live Shad, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Creek channels, Flats, Shallows, Spillway

Kaw

Submitted by:
Larry A. Green 0/1- 349
Date:
05/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
68 degrees and varies

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Worms
Locations: Main lake, and Flooded areas of upper lake (willows and fields)

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Worms
Locations: Main lake, and flooded areas

Additional Information:
Kaw lake is flooded. The Pioneer boat ramp is open. Bow fishing is very good. No flow through Kaw Dam due to downstream flooding; fishing water levels below the dam are low. Contact Game Warden Larry Green with any questions at 580-761-4097.

Submitted by:
Karlin Bailey
Date:
05/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Muddy

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



Submitted by:
Lark Wilson
Date:
05/22/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
74 degrees and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Jerk Bait, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs, and Jigs purple in color
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Standing timber, and 8 to 12 feet of water

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Live Shad, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Coves, Shallows, Shorelines, and 4 to 8 ft of 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.

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

Submitted by:
Matt Gamble
Date:
05/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
67 degrees and murky

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, and Night crawlers
Locations: Rocks, Shorelines, and Behind obstructions in current

Action: Good
Baits:  Sunfish, and Nightcrawlers
Locations: Rocks

Additional Information:
Due to high flow and murky water the bass fishing is very slow at the time.

Submitted by:
Garret Harley
Date:
05/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
72 degrees and clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Discharge, Main lake, Points, Riprap, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Shad
Locations: Channels, Coves, Inlet, Main lake

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Crankbaits, Shad, Spoons
Locations: Main lake, Points

Submitted by:
Jeremy Brothers
Date:
05/22/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
69 degrees and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes, Jerk Bait, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Points, Rocks, Standing timber, Weed beds

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Rocks, 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.

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

Submitted by:
Tyler Howser
Date:
05/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
66 degrees and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Jerk Bait, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Riprap, Shallows, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Flukes, Minnows, Shad, Shrimp, Slabs, Spoons, Top Water
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Points, Riprap

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

Submitted by:
David Smith
Date:
05/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
68 degrees

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Minnows, and Also trolling open water.
Locations: Main lake, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Flats, Points, Rocks, and Juglines

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