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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:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, and Swim baits
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Spoons, and swim baits Net bait in shad color
Locations: Coves, Main lake, Points, and mouth of coves

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks
Additional Information:
some bass are still on nests

Submitted by:
Jack Melton
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 stained to clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Flukes, Jigs, Tube Jigs
Locations: Coves, Main lake, Rocks, and bluffs up Buckhorn Crk.

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Grubs, Jerk Bait, Jigs, Lipless Baits, and smaller jigs
Locations: Creek channels, Dam, and up creeks along creek channels

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Creek channels
Additional Information:
Some bass are still on beds to be caught .

Submitted by:
Matt Gamble
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 degrees and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Rocks

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Rocks, Sand bar


Submitted by:
Dru Polk
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
69 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Flukes, In-line Spinnerbait, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Flats, Shallows, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs, and Green weenie, electric chicken grub colors
Locations: Brush structure, Flats, Riprap, Shallows, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, River Channel, River Mouth

Submitted by:
Dru Polk
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
72

Action: Good
Baits:  Flukes, In-line Spinnerbait, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Flats, Points, Shallows, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Points, Riprap, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Crawfish, Cut Bait, Punch bait, Sunfish, Worms
Locations: Channels, Coves, Creek channels, River Channel, River Mouth

Submitted by:
Michael Ward Lake Ranger
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Punch bait, Shrimp, Stinkbait
Locations: Channels, Main lake

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

Submitted by:
Game Warden Terry Springwater
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Normal

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Shad, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait
Locations: Main lake, River Channel

Submitted by:
Game Warden Terry Springwater
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Normal

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Minnows, Shad
Locations: Below the dam

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

Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
64

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

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Flukes, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Shorelines, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Jay harvey
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
64

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

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Creek channels, Shorelines

Submitted by:
Dale Stites
Date:
04/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
71 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Lipless Baits, Plastics
Locations: Coves, Points, Shallows



Submitted by:
Dale Stites
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
71 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Lipless Baits, Top Water
Locations: Coves, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Spoons, Worms
Locations: Coves, Shallows, Shorelines


Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Midges, Powerbait, Small Lures, Tube Jigs
Locations: Below the dam, Creek channels



Submitted by:
April Drake
Date:
04/21/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
NA

Action: Fair
Baits:  Powerbait
Locations: River Channel


Additional Information:
Stocked approximately 1,120 rainbow trout on April 20. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Region Office.

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Powerbait, Small Lures, Worms
Locations: Creek channels



Submitted by:
Larry Luman
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
63, Clear, 10 ft below

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes
Locations: Shallows

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


Submitted by:
Jeremy Brothers
Date:
04/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
62 and Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes, Jerk Bait, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Rocks, Shallows, Standing timber, Weed beds

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Riprap, Rocks, Shallows, Standing timber, Weed beds

Submitted by:
Jeremy Brothers
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
66 Clear

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, Jigs
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Main lake

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

Submitted by:
Jeremy Brothers
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
66 Clear

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, Jigs
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Main lake

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

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Shallows

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs, Lipless Baits, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Small Lures
Locations: River Channel, River Mouth

Action: Good
Baits:  Plastics
Locations: Points

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Dropping
Water Temp and Clarity:
67 murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Plastics
Locations: Points

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

Additional Information:
The lake level is dropping and fishing has slowed. Once the level is normal, fishing should improve immensely.

Submitted by:
J.D. Stauffer
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, and Electric chicken jigs, nighttime has been productive
Locations: Coves, Shallows, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: River Channel, River Mouth

Action: Good
Baits:  Spinnerbaits, and Carolina-rigged lizards
Locations: Points, and Secondary points

Submitted by:
J.D. Stauffer
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 and muddy

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Punch bait, Shad, Worms, and Danny King's punch bait
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel, and chabbel catfish are being caught in small creeks with strong inflow from recent rains. Echol's Point and Tamaha are producing good numbers of blue catfish.

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Flats, Shallows

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Creek channels, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
04/14/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
68 varies

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Grubs, Lipless Baits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Top Water, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Flats, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Flats, Main lake, Rocks, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Live Shad, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Rocks, Shorelines, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
04/21/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
72

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Top Water, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Live Shad, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Main lake, Shorelines

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

Submitted by:
Bob Wingo
Date:
04/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
63/ stained/614.37

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad
Locations: Main lake

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel, River Mouth

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Live Bait, Live Shad, Plastics, Small Lures, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Shallows
Additional Information:
Catfish good near rivers, stripers smaller fish good, crappie shallow good at some docks

Submitted by:
Bob Wingo
Date:
04/24/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Muddy/67/614.57

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad
Locations: Main lake, River Channel, River Mouth

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Hair Jigs, In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Live Bait, Live Shad, Midges, Minnows, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Shad, Small Lures, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Flats, Main lake, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds
Additional Information:
Lots muddy water pouring in, generation 24 hrs a day. Stripers and catfish moving up both major rivers. This will affect all fishing on the lake.

Submitted by:
James Williams
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
67 and stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, and Shallow

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Coves

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Flats, Main lake

Submitted by:
James Williams
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
67 murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Lipless Baits, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves, Shallows

Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Main lake, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Shallows

Central

Submitted by:
Mark Murray
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 and clearing

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Flats, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs
Locations: Riprap

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

Submitted by:
Lucky Lure Tackle
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
64-66 and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Lipless Baits, and Gay Blades
Locations: Docks, Riprap

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

Submitted by:
Vince Mesis
Date:
04/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
murky to muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Crawfish, Cut Bait, Jigs, Shrimp, Worms
Locations: Dam, Main lake, Points, Shorelines

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Creek channels, Rocks, Shallows, and The canal just off the rocks.
Additional Information:
Catfish are being caught by floating the bait under a balloon out into the lake some striped bass hybrids are also being caught this way. Striped bass hybrids are being caught by fishing on bottom with bait and also casting jigs mainly with white and chartreuse in color along windy point and shorelines. They are also being caught off the dam on a north wind usually by floating the bait under a cork. Crappie are being caught in the shallows usually just off the rocks using minnows and jigs. Some fish are being caught in the discharge using a variety of baits. Fishing seems to vary from day to day depending on the weather and other factors.

Submitted by:
Mike France
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Muddy

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Shallows, and 3-4 feet deep

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait
Locations: Brush structure, Riprap


Northeast

Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
04/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Minnows, Spinnerbaits, and Swim baits
Locations: Shallows, Shorelines

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Worms
Locations: , and Boat ramps

Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Muddy

Action: Slow
Baits:  Stinkbait
Locations: Shallows, Shorelines

Action: Slow
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Minnows
Locations: Riprap


Submitted by:
Ryan Walker
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
High 60s and clear

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


Additional Information:
All the anglers contacted at Birch said the crappie were biting from the Birch Cove dock and shoreline but they were small and not worth keeping. A couple of largemouth bass were caught while jigging for crappie from a boat in Birch Cove. There were no bass or catfish anglers contacted.

Submitted by:
Ryan Walker
Date:
04/24/2017
Lake Elevation:
Dropping
Water Temp and Clarity:
70 and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows, Worms
Locations: Coves, Discharge, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Dam, Main lake

Additional Information:
The lake is flooded so all the docks have been closed off. The Corps of Engineers says they are releasing enough water to drop the lake a foot a day and right now it's 5 1/2 foot high. With the cold weather and rain I was only able to talk to a couple anglers. One was fishing from the shoreline and was catching channel cat off minnows. They caught a couple largemouth bass and crappie by accident. A couple of boats were catching hybrids off the face of the dam in main body of the lake. Other anglers I asked had nothing to say.

Submitted by:
Emily Long
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
66.4 and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Shorelines, and 4-6 ft. deep

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, and 7-10 ft. deep
Locations: Docks, Shorelines

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

Submitted by:
Emily Long
Date:
04/24/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, and Chartreuse and Blue colored jigs average 8' deep
Locations: Docks, Main lake, and Crappie Dock

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Worms, and Stinkbait. Average 2-4' deep in brushy areas. Good from boat or shore
Locations: Brush structure, Shorelines
Additional Information:
Some people are catching saugeye while crappie fishing. Fishing has been varied day to day due to changing weather conditions.

Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Muddy

Action: Slow
Baits:  Minnows, Worms
Locations: Shorelines, and Boat ramp



Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
04/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Muddy

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, and White H&H spinnerbaits
Locations: Shorelines

Action: Slow
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Docks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Sassy Shad, Spinnerbaits, and Swim baits
Locations: Shorelines

Submitted by:
Joe Alexander
Date:
04/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky and unknown temp.

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



Submitted by:
Joe Alexander
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Dropping
Water Temp and Clarity:
Temp. Unknown and murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Worms
Locations: Below the dam

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


Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
04/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Low 60s and stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Riprap, Shallows, Weed beds

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Shad, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Channels, Riprap

Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
04/24/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Low 60s and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Riprap, Rocks, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Shallows

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Worms
Locations: Channels, Creek channels

Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
04/13/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 and Stained

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Flukes, Hair Jigs, Live Shad, Plastics, Slabs, Small Lures
Locations: River Channel, and Chouteau Bend Ramps are open, fishing north to Low Water Dam

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: River Channel, and Chouteau Bend Ramp North to Low Water Dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Goldfish, Live Shad, Slabs
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel, and Chouteau Bend to Low Water
Additional Information:
Chouteau Bend Park Ramps are Back OPEN.

Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
68* murky ,6 ft above

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Shad, Punch bait, Shad
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel


Additional Information:
All other fishing is slow due to rising waters

Submitted by:
Game Warden Marni Loftis
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Plastics, Sassy Shad
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Shallows, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Spoons
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Creek channels, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Main lake, River Channel, Shallows

Submitted by:
Lark Wilson
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
69

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Jerk Bait, and Chatter bait spinner bait soft jerk bait
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Main lake, Shallows, Shorelines, Spillway, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Creek channels, Shallows, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Flats, Points, Shallows

Submitted by:
Kody Moore
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60s and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Jerk Bait, Jigs, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Points, Shallows, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Docks

Action: Good
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: River Channel, and Below low water dam

Submitted by:
Kody Moore
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
60s and muddy

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

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

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: Below the dam, River Channel

Submitted by:
Joe Alexander
Date:
04/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Unknown temp. and murky

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



Submitted by:
Joe Alexander
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Unknown Temp. and murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Shad, Worms
Locations: Below the dam

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


Kaw

Submitted by:
LARRY A. GREEN 01- 349
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Sassy Shad, Small Lures
Locations: Inlet

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Creek channels, Riprap

Action: Fair
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: Tailwater
Additional Information:
Crappie fishing is picking up in the pre-spawn areas. Paddlefish snagging below the dam has slowed with the closing of flood gates. Blue catfish good in the upper portions of the lake on worms and fresh cut bait. Good numbers of white bass are still being caught in the creeks and traditional spawning areas

Submitted by:
Karlin Bailey
Date:
04/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
58 and muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Plastics
Locations: Shorelines


Additional Information:
Bass good 2-4 ft on Carolina-rigged plastics baits. All other fishing slow.

Submitted by:
Warden Jeremy Bersche
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Midges, Nymphs, Powerbait, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Creek channels, Tailwater, and Watts wmu

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, Live Shad
Locations: , and Some small stripers being caught at mouth of the river near the Arkansas


Submitted by:
Warden Jeremy Bersche
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 clear

Action: Good
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Midges, Nymphs, Powerbait, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Riprap, and Below riffles, head of deep pools.

Action: Slow

Additional Information:
Stripers still aren't in the river very well. That could change if they increase water releases out of Tenkiller.

Submitted by:
Brek Henry
Date:
04/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and murky

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

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Plastics
Locations: Brush structure
Additional Information:
Bass and crappie around flooded structure. Lake is two feet above normal and rising.

Submitted by:
Paul Welch
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60s and dirty

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Sassy Shad
Locations: Creek channels, Riprap, and Running up the creeks

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

Submitted by:
Paul Welch
Date:
04/24/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Muddy, in the 60's

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Points, and Brush structure along shore lines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Creek channels

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

Submitted by:
Doug Gottschalk
Date:
04/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows, and Ghost minnows
Locations: Channels

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: , and Off highway 15

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

Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
04/24/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Low 60s and stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Shallows

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Creek channels


Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
04/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Low 60s and stained

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Riprap, Shallows, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Creek channels, Discharge

Submitted by:
Monte Brooks
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 degrees and clear.

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake, Points, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Spoons
Locations: Main lake, Points, Shorelines, and Trolling windy shorelines.

Action: Good
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Docks, Shorelines, and Midlake and up.Fish spawning beds.

Submitted by:
Lark Wilson
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Jerk Bait, Spinnerbaits, and Chatter baits and spinnerbaits in white and chartreuse
Locations: Docks, Points, Riprap, Shallows, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Live Shad, Shad, Sunfish, and Blood bait
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Flats, Shallows

Northwest

Submitted by:
Mark Walker
Date:
04/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
61 and clear

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs
Locations: Main lake, Riprap


Submitted by:
Mark Walker
Date:
04/22/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
63 clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs
Locations: River Channel

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


Submitted by:
Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
1 1/2 ft. low, mid 60s

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Bait
Locations: River Channel

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Bait

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Bait, and trotlines
Additional Information:
Walleye fair near rocks on dam with hard baits.

Submitted by:
Mark Reichenberger
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

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



Southwest

Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

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

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


Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait, Shad, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Points, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Small Lures, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Below the dam

Additional Information:
3 floodgates still open

Submitted by:
Tyler Howser
Date:
04/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
62 and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Small Lures, Tube Jigs
Locations: Dam, Docks, Riprap, Shallows

Action: Good
Baits:  Crawfish, Flukes, Sassy Shad, Shad, Shrimp, Worms
Locations: Channels, Dam, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Hot Dogs, Shad, Shrimp, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Points, Riprap

Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait, Shad
Locations: Points, Shallows


Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Small Lures
Locations: Points, Shorelines

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait, Shad
Locations: Points, Shallows


Submitted by:
David Smith
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
62

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels



Submitted by:
Chris Stover
Date:
04/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60s

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

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Flukes, Sassy Shad
Locations: Shorelines

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
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 and clearing

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Flats, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs
Locations: Riprap

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

Submitted by:
Lucky Lure Tackle
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
64-66 and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Lipless Baits, and Gay Blades
Locations: Docks, Riprap

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

Submitted by:
Vince Mesis
Date:
04/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
murky to muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Crawfish, Cut Bait, Jigs, Shrimp, Worms
Locations: Dam, Main lake, Points, Shorelines

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Creek channels, Rocks, Shallows, and The canal just off the rocks.
Additional Information:
Catfish are being caught by floating the bait under a balloon out into the lake some striped bass hybrids are also being caught this way. Striped bass hybrids are being caught by fishing on bottom with bait and also casting jigs mainly with white and chartreuse in color along windy point and shorelines. They are also being caught off the dam on a north wind usually by floating the bait under a cork. Crappie are being caught in the shallows usually just off the rocks using minnows and jigs. Some fish are being caught in the discharge using a variety of baits. Fishing seems to vary from day to day depending on the weather and other factors.

Submitted by:
Mike France
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Muddy

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Shallows, and 3-4 feet deep

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait
Locations: Brush structure, 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.

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Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
04/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Minnows, Spinnerbaits, and Swim baits
Locations: Shallows, Shorelines

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Worms
Locations: , and Boat ramps

Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Muddy

Action: Slow
Baits:  Stinkbait
Locations: Shallows, Shorelines

Action: Slow
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Minnows
Locations: Riprap


Submitted by:
Ryan Walker
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
High 60s and clear

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


Additional Information:
All the anglers contacted at Birch said the crappie were biting from the Birch Cove dock and shoreline but they were small and not worth keeping. A couple of largemouth bass were caught while jigging for crappie from a boat in Birch Cove. There were no bass or catfish anglers contacted.

Submitted by:
Ryan Walker
Date:
04/24/2017
Lake Elevation:
Dropping
Water Temp and Clarity:
70 and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows, Worms
Locations: Coves, Discharge, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Dam, Main lake

Additional Information:
The lake is flooded so all the docks have been closed off. The Corps of Engineers says they are releasing enough water to drop the lake a foot a day and right now it's 5 1/2 foot high. With the cold weather and rain I was only able to talk to a couple anglers. One was fishing from the shoreline and was catching channel cat off minnows. They caught a couple largemouth bass and crappie by accident. A couple of boats were catching hybrids off the face of the dam in main body of the lake. Other anglers I asked had nothing to say.

Submitted by:
Emily Long
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
66.4 and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Shorelines, and 4-6 ft. deep

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, and 7-10 ft. deep
Locations: Docks, Shorelines

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

Submitted by:
Emily Long
Date:
04/24/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, and Chartreuse and Blue colored jigs average 8' deep
Locations: Docks, Main lake, and Crappie Dock

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Worms, and Stinkbait. Average 2-4' deep in brushy areas. Good from boat or shore
Locations: Brush structure, Shorelines
Additional Information:
Some people are catching saugeye while crappie fishing. Fishing has been varied day to day due to changing weather conditions.

Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Muddy

Action: Slow
Baits:  Minnows, Worms
Locations: Shorelines, and Boat ramp



Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
04/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Muddy

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, and White H&H spinnerbaits
Locations: Shorelines

Action: Slow
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Docks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Sassy Shad, Spinnerbaits, and Swim baits
Locations: Shorelines

Submitted by:
Joe Alexander
Date:
04/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky and unknown temp.

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



Submitted by:
Joe Alexander
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Dropping
Water Temp and Clarity:
Temp. Unknown and murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Worms
Locations: Below the dam

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


Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
04/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Low 60s and stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Riprap, Shallows, Weed beds

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Shad, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Channels, Riprap

Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
04/24/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Low 60s and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Riprap, Rocks, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Shallows

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Worms
Locations: Channels, Creek channels

Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
04/13/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 and Stained

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Flukes, Hair Jigs, Live Shad, Plastics, Slabs, Small Lures
Locations: River Channel, and Chouteau Bend Ramps are open, fishing north to Low Water Dam

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: River Channel, and Chouteau Bend Ramp North to Low Water Dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Goldfish, Live Shad, Slabs
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel, and Chouteau Bend to Low Water
Additional Information:
Chouteau Bend Park Ramps are Back OPEN.

Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
68* murky ,6 ft above

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Shad, Punch bait, Shad
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel


Additional Information:
All other fishing is slow due to rising waters

Submitted by:
Game Warden Marni Loftis
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Plastics, Sassy Shad
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Shallows, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Spoons
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Creek channels, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Main lake, River Channel, Shallows

Submitted by:
Lark Wilson
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
69

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Jerk Bait, and Chatter bait spinner bait soft jerk bait
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Main lake, Shallows, Shorelines, Spillway, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Creek channels, Shallows, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Flats, Points, Shallows

Submitted by:
Kody Moore
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60s and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Jerk Bait, Jigs, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Points, Shallows, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Docks

Action: Good
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: River Channel, and Below low water dam

Submitted by:
Kody Moore
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
60s and muddy

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

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

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: Below the dam, River Channel

Submitted by:
Joe Alexander
Date:
04/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Unknown temp. and murky

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



Submitted by:
Joe Alexander
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Unknown Temp. and murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Shad, Worms
Locations: Below the dam

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


Kaw

Submitted by:
LARRY A. GREEN 01- 349
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Sassy Shad, Small Lures
Locations: Inlet

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Creek channels, Riprap

Action: Fair
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: Tailwater
Additional Information:
Crappie fishing is picking up in the pre-spawn areas. Paddlefish snagging below the dam has slowed with the closing of flood gates. Blue catfish good in the upper portions of the lake on worms and fresh cut bait. Good numbers of white bass are still being caught in the creeks and traditional spawning areas

Submitted by:
Karlin Bailey
Date:
04/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
58 and muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Plastics
Locations: Shorelines


Additional Information:
Bass good 2-4 ft on Carolina-rigged plastics baits. All other fishing slow.

Submitted by:
Warden Jeremy Bersche
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Midges, Nymphs, Powerbait, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Creek channels, Tailwater, and Watts wmu

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, Live Shad
Locations: , and Some small stripers being caught at mouth of the river near the Arkansas


Submitted by:
Warden Jeremy Bersche
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 clear

Action: Good
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Midges, Nymphs, Powerbait, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Riprap, and Below riffles, head of deep pools.

Action: Slow

Additional Information:
Stripers still aren't in the river very well. That could change if they increase water releases out of Tenkiller.

Submitted by:
Brek Henry
Date:
04/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and murky

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

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Plastics
Locations: Brush structure
Additional Information:
Bass and crappie around flooded structure. Lake is two feet above normal and rising.

Submitted by:
Paul Welch
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60s and dirty

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Sassy Shad
Locations: Creek channels, Riprap, and Running up the creeks

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

Submitted by:
Paul Welch
Date:
04/24/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Muddy, in the 60's

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Points, and Brush structure along shore lines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Creek channels

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

Submitted by:
Doug Gottschalk
Date:
04/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows, and Ghost minnows
Locations: Channels

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: , and Off highway 15

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

Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
04/24/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Low 60s and stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Shallows

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Creek channels


Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
04/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Low 60s and stained

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Riprap, Shallows, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Creek channels, Discharge

Submitted by:
Monte Brooks
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 degrees and clear.

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake, Points, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Spoons
Locations: Main lake, Points, Shorelines, and Trolling windy shorelines.

Action: Good
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Docks, Shorelines, and Midlake and up.Fish spawning beds.

Submitted by:
Lark Wilson
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
70

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Jerk Bait, Spinnerbaits, and Chatter baits and spinnerbaits in white and chartreuse
Locations: Docks, Points, Riprap, Shallows, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Live Shad, Shad, Sunfish, and Blood bait
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Flats, Shallows

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 Walker
Date:
04/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
61 and clear

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs
Locations: Main lake, Riprap


Submitted by:
Mark Walker
Date:
04/22/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
63 clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs
Locations: River Channel

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


Submitted by:
Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
1 1/2 ft. low, mid 60s

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Bait
Locations: River Channel

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Bait

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Bait, and trotlines
Additional Information:
Walleye fair near rocks on dam with hard baits.

Submitted by:
Mark Reichenberger
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

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



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:
Jack Melton
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, and Swim baits
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Spoons, and swim baits Net bait in shad color
Locations: Coves, Main lake, Points, and mouth of coves

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks
Additional Information:
some bass are still on nests

Submitted by:
Jack Melton
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 stained to clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Flukes, Jigs, Tube Jigs
Locations: Coves, Main lake, Rocks, and bluffs up Buckhorn Crk.

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Grubs, Jerk Bait, Jigs, Lipless Baits, and smaller jigs
Locations: Creek channels, Dam, and up creeks along creek channels

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Creek channels
Additional Information:
Some bass are still on beds to be caught .

Submitted by:
Matt Gamble
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 degrees and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Rocks

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Rocks, Sand bar


Submitted by:
Dru Polk
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
69 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Flukes, In-line Spinnerbait, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Flats, Shallows, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs, and Green weenie, electric chicken grub colors
Locations: Brush structure, Flats, Riprap, Shallows, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, River Channel, River Mouth

Submitted by:
Dru Polk
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
72

Action: Good
Baits:  Flukes, In-line Spinnerbait, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Flats, Points, Shallows, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Points, Riprap, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Crawfish, Cut Bait, Punch bait, Sunfish, Worms
Locations: Channels, Coves, Creek channels, River Channel, River Mouth

Submitted by:
Michael Ward Lake Ranger
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Punch bait, Shrimp, Stinkbait
Locations: Channels, Main lake

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

Submitted by:
Game Warden Terry Springwater
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Normal

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Shad, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait
Locations: Main lake, River Channel

Submitted by:
Game Warden Terry Springwater
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Normal

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Minnows, Shad
Locations: Below the dam

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

Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
64

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

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Flukes, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Shorelines, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Jay harvey
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
64

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

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Creek channels, Shorelines

Submitted by:
Dale Stites
Date:
04/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
71 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Lipless Baits, Plastics
Locations: Coves, Points, Shallows



Submitted by:
Dale Stites
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
71 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Lipless Baits, Top Water
Locations: Coves, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Spoons, Worms
Locations: Coves, Shallows, Shorelines


Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Midges, Powerbait, Small Lures, Tube Jigs
Locations: Below the dam, Creek channels



Submitted by:
April Drake
Date:
04/21/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
NA

Action: Fair
Baits:  Powerbait
Locations: River Channel


Additional Information:
Stocked approximately 1,120 rainbow trout on April 20. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Region Office.

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Powerbait, Small Lures, Worms
Locations: Creek channels



Submitted by:
Larry Luman
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
63, Clear, 10 ft below

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes
Locations: Shallows

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


Submitted by:
Jeremy Brothers
Date:
04/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
62 and Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes, Jerk Bait, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Rocks, Shallows, Standing timber, Weed beds

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Riprap, Rocks, Shallows, Standing timber, Weed beds

Submitted by:
Jeremy Brothers
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
66 Clear

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, Jigs
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Main lake

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

Submitted by:
Jeremy Brothers
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
66 Clear

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, Jigs
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Main lake

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

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Shallows

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs, Lipless Baits, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Small Lures
Locations: River Channel, River Mouth

Action: Good
Baits:  Plastics
Locations: Points

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Dropping
Water Temp and Clarity:
67 murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Plastics
Locations: Points

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

Additional Information:
The lake level is dropping and fishing has slowed. Once the level is normal, fishing should improve immensely.

Submitted by:
J.D. Stauffer
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, and Electric chicken jigs, nighttime has been productive
Locations: Coves, Shallows, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: River Channel, River Mouth

Action: Good
Baits:  Spinnerbaits, and Carolina-rigged lizards
Locations: Points, and Secondary points

Submitted by:
J.D. Stauffer
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 and muddy

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Punch bait, Shad, Worms, and Danny King's punch bait
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel, and chabbel catfish are being caught in small creeks with strong inflow from recent rains. Echol's Point and Tamaha are producing good numbers of blue catfish.

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Flats, Shallows

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Creek channels, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
04/14/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
68 varies

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Grubs, Lipless Baits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Top Water, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Flats, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Flats, Main lake, Rocks, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Live Shad, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Rocks, Shorelines, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
04/21/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
72

Action: Good
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Top Water, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Live Shad, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Main lake, Shorelines

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

Submitted by:
Bob Wingo
Date:
04/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
63/ stained/614.37

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad
Locations: Main lake

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel, River Mouth

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Live Bait, Live Shad, Plastics, Small Lures, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Shallows
Additional Information:
Catfish good near rivers, stripers smaller fish good, crappie shallow good at some docks

Submitted by:
Bob Wingo
Date:
04/24/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Muddy/67/614.57

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad
Locations: Main lake, River Channel, River Mouth

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Hair Jigs, In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Live Bait, Live Shad, Midges, Minnows, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Shad, Small Lures, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Flats, Main lake, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds
Additional Information:
Lots muddy water pouring in, generation 24 hrs a day. Stripers and catfish moving up both major rivers. This will affect all fishing on the lake.

Submitted by:
James Williams
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
67 and stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, and Shallow

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Coves

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Flats, Main lake

Submitted by:
James Williams
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
67 murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Lipless Baits, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves, Shallows

Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Main lake, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Shallows

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:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

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

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


Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait, Shad, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Points, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Small Lures, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Below the dam

Additional Information:
3 floodgates still open

Submitted by:
Tyler Howser
Date:
04/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
62 and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Small Lures, Tube Jigs
Locations: Dam, Docks, Riprap, Shallows

Action: Good
Baits:  Crawfish, Flukes, Sassy Shad, Shad, Shrimp, Worms
Locations: Channels, Dam, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Hot Dogs, Shad, Shrimp, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Points, Riprap

Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
04/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait, Shad
Locations: Points, Shallows


Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
04/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Small Lures
Locations: Points, Shorelines

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait, Shad
Locations: Points, Shallows


Submitted by:
David Smith
Date:
04/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
62

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels



Submitted by:
Chris Stover
Date:
04/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60s

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

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Flukes, Sassy Shad
Locations: Shorelines