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Fishing Report

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

Southwest

Submitted by:
Brandon Lehrman
Date:
04/23/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
57 degrees and murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Crankbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Rocks



Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
04/21/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

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

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


Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
04/21/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

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



Submitted by:
David Smith
Date:
04/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
55

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Shallows, and Glen Creek

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Points, Rocks

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait, Shad
Locations: Creek channels, Flats

Submitted by:
Chris Stover
Date:
04/19/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
58

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake, Shorelines

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

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

Southeast

Submitted by:
Jack Melton
Date:
04/24/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
1 ft., 60 and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Tube Jigs, Worms
Locations: Other

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jerk Bait, Spinnerbaits, and shakey head w/8" worm
Locations: Other

Action: Good
Locations: Coves, Docks
Additional Information:
White bass up creeks on flats hitting rattletraps and roadrunner, long john baits

Submitted by:
Matt Gamble
Date:
04/24/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear and 56 degrees

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Brush structure, Rocks, and Deeper pools near current

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Caddis flies, In-line Spinnerbait, Powerbait, and Woolly buggers
Locations: Rocks, Sand bar, and Near bottom below riffles

Submitted by:
Dru Polk
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
62

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Flukes, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Flats, Points, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Flats, Points, Shorelines, Weed beds


Submitted by:
Cannon Harrison
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Jerk Bait, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Coves, Creek channels, Dam, Rocks

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Rocks, Shorelines

Submitted by:
Jim Gillham
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Plastics
Locations: Main lake, Points, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Flats, River Channel

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

Submitted by:
Garret Harley
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Lipless Baits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Main lake, Points, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Live Bait
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Inlet, Main lake

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

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
04/21/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Caddis flies, Powerbait, Tube Jigs, Worms
Locations: Discharge, Rocks



Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
61 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves, Points, Shallows

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


Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
04/21/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Worms
Locations: Coves, Points

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Shallows

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Punch bait
Locations: Creek channels

Submitted by:
Allen Couch
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Bill Baits, Jigs, Lipless Baits, Small Lures, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Creek channels, Points, Riprap, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Live Bait, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, River Mouth, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Dough bait, Live Bait, Live Shad, Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, River Channel, River Mouth

Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
04/19/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
65

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Rocks, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

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

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

Submitted by:
Trey Hale
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 degrees stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Flukes, Live Bait, Live Shad, Sassy Shad, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Main lake, River Channel, River Mouth

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Rocks, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Dam, River Channel, River Mouth
Additional Information:
Crappie are moving into the shallows in about 6 feet of water. They are biting on dark colored jigs and minnows. The striper are moving into the river systems for spawn. Bites are being produced with sassy shad (chartreuse and white), also popping corks and flukes have been effective. Striper are being caught below the dam on white flukes and slabs. Blue cats below the dam have picked up. Most are being caught on cut shad.

Submitted by:
Thomas Gillham
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Cloudy

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

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Channels, Shallows, Shorelines

Central

Submitted by:
Mark Murray
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 and stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Top Water
Locations: Weed beds

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

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

Submitted by:
Game Warden Chad Strang
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 & stained

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Top Water
Locations: Shallows, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Inlet, Points

Submitted by:
Lucky Lure Tackle
Date:
04/24/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
57 and murky

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Lipless Baits
Locations: Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Shorelines

Submitted by:
Game Warden Chad Strang
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
63 & stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Dam, Points, Riprap

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Top Water
Locations: Coves, Shallows, Weed beds

Submitted by:
Mike France
Date:
04/19/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Riprap, Shorelines

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


Northeast

Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
04/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
57 & muddy

Action: Slow
Baits:  Minnows, Small Lures
Locations: Points, Riprap

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Docks, Shorelines, and Boat ramps

Action: Slow
Baits:  Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Ryan Walker
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
50 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Dam, Docks, Shorelines, Standing timber



Submitted by:
Emily Long
Date:
04/24/2018
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
57 murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Spoons, Tube Jigs
Locations: Coves, Riprap, Shorelines

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

Additional Information:
Main lake temperature is 55* whereas coves are closer to 62*. Saugeye has progressively started biting better and crappie have yet to lay eggs. More rain in the forecast is sure to change fishing success yet again.

Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
04/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
59 & muddy

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Dam, Docks, Shorelines

Action: Slow
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Worms
Locations: Dam


Submitted by:
J. Alexander
Date:
04/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Unknown Temp. & Clearing

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

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Channels, Riprap, Shorelines

Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
High 50s and stained

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Discharge, Docks

Action: Slow
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, Plastics, Sassy Shad
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Discharge

Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
04/18/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
55 and stained

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad, Minnows, Sunfish
Locations: Channels, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake, and 10 to 12 ft.

Submitted by:
Rick Stafford
Date:
04/23/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
57 and stained

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: River Channel, and Low Water Dam and below the main dam

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Sassy Shad, Small Lures
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel

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

Submitted by:
Game Warden Marni Loftis
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
58 slightly stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Flats, Shallows

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: River Channel

Submitted by:
Game Warden Marni Loftis
Date:
04/23/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Slightly stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Shallows, and 4/17



Submitted by:
Game Warden Marni Loftis
Date:
04/23/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Slightly stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Shallows, and 4-17 ft Blue Bluff and Elk River

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Spoons, and Swim bait
Locations: Main lake, and Between Blue Bluff and Elk River

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad, and 5ft and less on North end of Lake
Locations: Flats, Shallows

Submitted by:
Lark wilson
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
62 murkey

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Standing timber, and Minnows 10 to 15 ft of water

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Channels, Coves, Main lake, River Channel, Shallows, and Drift fishing on bottom with shad

Submitted by:
Kody Moore
Date:
04/19/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
50s and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves, Points, Shorelines

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

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

Submitted by:
J. Alexander
Date:
04/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Unknown Temp & Murky

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

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


Kaw

Submitted by:
District 8 Chief Tracy L Daniel
Date:
04/24/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60F and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad, Worms
Locations: Channels, Flats, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Riprap, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: Below the dam
Additional Information:
Crappie fishing has picked up as water temperatures have warmed into the low 60’s. The fishing should do nothing but get better throughout the next seven days as fish move towards shallow water to spawn. Blue catfish are being taken on rod and reel as well as juglines and trotlines in the Washunga and Kaw City areas on cut shad and worms. Paddlefish action has been fair snagging below the 1000’ mark during power generation. The Coon Creek boat ramp remains closed due to low water conditions. Good luck! Wear your PFD and take someone fishing today!

Submitted by:
Bailey
Date:
04/19/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65

Action: Fair
Baits:  Plastics
Locations: Shorelines

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

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

Submitted by:
Warden Jeremy Bersche
Date:
04/19/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
50-55 dingy to muddy

Action: Slow
Baits:  Powerbait
Locations: Below the dam, and Eddies


Additional Information:
Tenkiller Lake is still releasing to drop the lake level. This makes fishing for trout difficult.

Submitted by:
Jared Avilez
Date:
04/24/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
52 and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Worms, and crappie nibbles
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, and north bridge, below 8-15 ft.

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Shorelines, and morning and afternoon

Action: Fair
Baits:  Dough bait, Shad, Worms
Locations: Docks, Rocks, and islands, most caught on bottom
Additional Information:
Saugeye good on crankbaits and worms along sandbars and rocky points morning and night.

Submitted by:
Brek Henry
Date:
04/19/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky 58

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Creek channels, and 4-8 ft

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs
Locations: River Channel, and Verdigris river above the lake.


Submitted by:
Game Warden Paul Welch
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear, in the 50's

Action: Fair
Baits:  Lipless Baits, Plastics, Sassy Shad
Locations: Dam, Riprap

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Shorelines, Standing timber, and 5-10 feet deep


Submitted by:
Doug Gottschalk
Date:
04/24/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Channels


Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
High 50s and stained

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

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Worms
Locations: Creek channels, Dam, Discharge, Points

Submitted by:
Brady May / Game Warden Cherokee Co.
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky / Clearng

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Jigs
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel, and Trolling / Cherokee Landing State Park and up.

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Rocks, Shorelines, and Mid to lower lake.

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks
Additional Information:
The lake is currently two (2) feet above normal and mostly murky. Due to recent below freezing temperatures, most sand bass have run back down into the lake. Primarily males have been caught in deeper holes above Horseshoe Bend. With measurable rain forecasted for the weekend, additional flows should stimulate spawning activity up the Ilinois River as long as it does not get too murky. Good luck, Brady May

Northwest

Submitted by:
Mark Walker
Date:
04/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
57 clear

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

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


Submitted by:
Reichenberger
Date:
04/23/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
56

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Points, Riprap, 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.
Submitted by:
Mark Murray
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 and stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Top Water
Locations: Weed beds

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

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

Submitted by:
Game Warden Chad Strang
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 & stained

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Top Water
Locations: Shallows, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Inlet, Points

Submitted by:
Lucky Lure Tackle
Date:
04/24/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
57 and murky

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Lipless Baits
Locations: Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Shorelines

Submitted by:
Game Warden Chad Strang
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
63 & stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Dam, Points, Riprap

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Top Water
Locations: Coves, Shallows, Weed beds

Submitted by:
Mike France
Date:
04/19/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Riprap, Shorelines

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


We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.
Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
04/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
57 & muddy

Action: Slow
Baits:  Minnows, Small Lures
Locations: Points, Riprap

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Docks, Shorelines, and Boat ramps

Action: Slow
Baits:  Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Ryan Walker
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
50 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Dam, Docks, Shorelines, Standing timber



Submitted by:
Emily Long
Date:
04/24/2018
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
57 murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Spoons, Tube Jigs
Locations: Coves, Riprap, Shorelines

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

Additional Information:
Main lake temperature is 55* whereas coves are closer to 62*. Saugeye has progressively started biting better and crappie have yet to lay eggs. More rain in the forecast is sure to change fishing success yet again.

Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
04/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
59 & muddy

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Dam, Docks, Shorelines

Action: Slow
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Worms
Locations: Dam


Submitted by:
J. Alexander
Date:
04/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Unknown Temp. & Clearing

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

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Channels, Riprap, Shorelines

Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
High 50s and stained

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Discharge, Docks

Action: Slow
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, Plastics, Sassy Shad
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Discharge

Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
04/18/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
55 and stained

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad, Minnows, Sunfish
Locations: Channels, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake, and 10 to 12 ft.

Submitted by:
Rick Stafford
Date:
04/23/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
57 and stained

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: River Channel, and Low Water Dam and below the main dam

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Sassy Shad, Small Lures
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel

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

Submitted by:
Game Warden Marni Loftis
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
58 slightly stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Flats, Shallows

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: River Channel

Submitted by:
Game Warden Marni Loftis
Date:
04/23/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Slightly stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Shallows, and 4/17



Submitted by:
Game Warden Marni Loftis
Date:
04/23/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Slightly stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Shallows, and 4-17 ft Blue Bluff and Elk River

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Spoons, and Swim bait
Locations: Main lake, and Between Blue Bluff and Elk River

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad, and 5ft and less on North end of Lake
Locations: Flats, Shallows

Submitted by:
Lark wilson
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
62 murkey

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Standing timber, and Minnows 10 to 15 ft of water

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Channels, Coves, Main lake, River Channel, Shallows, and Drift fishing on bottom with shad

Submitted by:
Kody Moore
Date:
04/19/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
50s and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves, Points, Shorelines

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

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

Submitted by:
J. Alexander
Date:
04/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Unknown Temp & Murky

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

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


Kaw

Submitted by:
District 8 Chief Tracy L Daniel
Date:
04/24/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60F and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad, Worms
Locations: Channels, Flats, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Riprap, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: Below the dam
Additional Information:
Crappie fishing has picked up as water temperatures have warmed into the low 60’s. The fishing should do nothing but get better throughout the next seven days as fish move towards shallow water to spawn. Blue catfish are being taken on rod and reel as well as juglines and trotlines in the Washunga and Kaw City areas on cut shad and worms. Paddlefish action has been fair snagging below the 1000’ mark during power generation. The Coon Creek boat ramp remains closed due to low water conditions. Good luck! Wear your PFD and take someone fishing today!

Submitted by:
Bailey
Date:
04/19/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65

Action: Fair
Baits:  Plastics
Locations: Shorelines

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

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

Submitted by:
Warden Jeremy Bersche
Date:
04/19/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
50-55 dingy to muddy

Action: Slow
Baits:  Powerbait
Locations: Below the dam, and Eddies


Additional Information:
Tenkiller Lake is still releasing to drop the lake level. This makes fishing for trout difficult.

Submitted by:
Jared Avilez
Date:
04/24/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
52 and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Worms, and crappie nibbles
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, and north bridge, below 8-15 ft.

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Shorelines, and morning and afternoon

Action: Fair
Baits:  Dough bait, Shad, Worms
Locations: Docks, Rocks, and islands, most caught on bottom
Additional Information:
Saugeye good on crankbaits and worms along sandbars and rocky points morning and night.

Submitted by:
Brek Henry
Date:
04/19/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky 58

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Creek channels, and 4-8 ft

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs
Locations: River Channel, and Verdigris river above the lake.


Submitted by:
Game Warden Paul Welch
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear, in the 50's

Action: Fair
Baits:  Lipless Baits, Plastics, Sassy Shad
Locations: Dam, Riprap

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Shorelines, Standing timber, and 5-10 feet deep


Submitted by:
Doug Gottschalk
Date:
04/24/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Channels


Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
High 50s and stained

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

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Worms
Locations: Creek channels, Dam, Discharge, Points

Submitted by:
Brady May / Game Warden Cherokee Co.
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky / Clearng

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Jigs
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel, and Trolling / Cherokee Landing State Park and up.

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Rocks, Shorelines, and Mid to lower lake.

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks
Additional Information:
The lake is currently two (2) feet above normal and mostly murky. Due to recent below freezing temperatures, most sand bass have run back down into the lake. Primarily males have been caught in deeper holes above Horseshoe Bend. With measurable rain forecasted for the weekend, additional flows should stimulate spawning activity up the Ilinois River as long as it does not get too murky. Good luck, Brady May

We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.
Submitted by:
Mark Walker
Date:
04/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
57 clear

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

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


Submitted by:
Reichenberger
Date:
04/23/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
56

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Points, Riprap, 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.
Submitted by:
Jack Melton
Date:
04/24/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
1 ft., 60 and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Tube Jigs, Worms
Locations: Other

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jerk Bait, Spinnerbaits, and shakey head w/8" worm
Locations: Other

Action: Good
Locations: Coves, Docks
Additional Information:
White bass up creeks on flats hitting rattletraps and roadrunner, long john baits

Submitted by:
Matt Gamble
Date:
04/24/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear and 56 degrees

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Brush structure, Rocks, and Deeper pools near current

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Caddis flies, In-line Spinnerbait, Powerbait, and Woolly buggers
Locations: Rocks, Sand bar, and Near bottom below riffles

Submitted by:
Dru Polk
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
62

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Flukes, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Flats, Points, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Flats, Points, Shorelines, Weed beds


Submitted by:
Cannon Harrison
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Jerk Bait, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Coves, Creek channels, Dam, Rocks

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Rocks, Shorelines

Submitted by:
Jim Gillham
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Plastics
Locations: Main lake, Points, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Flats, River Channel

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

Submitted by:
Garret Harley
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Lipless Baits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Main lake, Points, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Live Bait
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Inlet, Main lake

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

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
04/21/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Caddis flies, Powerbait, Tube Jigs, Worms
Locations: Discharge, Rocks



Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
61 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves, Points, Shallows

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


Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
04/21/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Worms
Locations: Coves, Points

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Shallows

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Punch bait
Locations: Creek channels

Submitted by:
Allen Couch
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Bill Baits, Jigs, Lipless Baits, Small Lures, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Creek channels, Points, Riprap, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Live Bait, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, River Mouth, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Dough bait, Live Bait, Live Shad, Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, River Channel, River Mouth

Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
04/19/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
65

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Rocks, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

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

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

Submitted by:
Trey Hale
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 degrees stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Flukes, Live Bait, Live Shad, Sassy Shad, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Main lake, River Channel, River Mouth

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Rocks, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Dam, River Channel, River Mouth
Additional Information:
Crappie are moving into the shallows in about 6 feet of water. They are biting on dark colored jigs and minnows. The striper are moving into the river systems for spawn. Bites are being produced with sassy shad (chartreuse and white), also popping corks and flukes have been effective. Striper are being caught below the dam on white flukes and slabs. Blue cats below the dam have picked up. Most are being caught on cut shad.

Submitted by:
Thomas Gillham
Date:
04/20/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Cloudy

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

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Channels, Shallows, 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.
Submitted by:
Brandon Lehrman
Date:
04/23/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
57 degrees and murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Crankbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Rocks



Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
04/21/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

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

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


Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
04/21/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

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



Submitted by:
David Smith
Date:
04/22/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
55

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Shallows, and Glen Creek

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Points, Rocks

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait, Shad
Locations: Creek channels, Flats

Submitted by:
Chris Stover
Date:
04/19/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
58

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake, Shorelines

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

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