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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:
03/25/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Live Shad, Tube Jigs, and Swim baits
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Rocks

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Coves

Additional Information:
bass & crappie are spawning

Submitted by:
Matt Gamble
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
66 degrees and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Caddis flies, In-line Spinnerbait, Midges, Powerbait, and Woolly buggers, San Juan worms
Locations: Channels, and Deeper water around current and waterfalls

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Channels, Rocks
Additional Information:
Trout are in deeper water near waterfalls and below riffles. Warmer than normal water temperatures have made them inactive but cooler spells see an upswing in activity.

Submitted by:
Dru Polk
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
63

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Flats, Shallows, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, River Channel

Submitted by:
Michael Ward
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Channels, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Slow
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Channels, Creek channels

Submitted by:
Game Warden Terry Springwater
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Normal

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows, Sassy Shad
Locations: Below the dam

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

Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Grubs, In-line Spinnerbait
Locations: River Mouth, Rocks, and Above the first shoal

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

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

Submitted by:
Dale Stites
Date:
03/25/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Plastics
Locations: Points, Shallows



Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Jigs, Midges, Tube Jigs, and Olive and brown emergers
Locations: Creek channels, Rocks, Shorelines



Submitted by:
Larry Luman
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60, Clear, 9 ft below

Action: Good
Baits:  Plastics, Spinnerbaits, and Sinkos
Locations: Shallows

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


Submitted by:
Jeremy Brothers
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
59 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Flukes, Lipless Baits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Rocks, Weed beds

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

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

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Plastics
Locations: Channels, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Shallows, Standing timber

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Hot Dogs, Punch bait
Locations: Coves, Main lake, River Channel

Submitted by:
J.D. Stauffer
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Creek channels, Shallows

Action: Fair
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Below the dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Weed beds

Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
03/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
65

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Jerk Bait, Jigs, Lipless Baits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels, Points, Rocks, Standing timber, Weed beds

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Submitted by:
Bob Wingo
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
614.34, 57 & stained

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

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Live Bait, Minnows, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Small Lures, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Points, Riprap, River Mouth, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds
Additional Information:
Cat fishing best on jugs and trot lines. Crappie moving up shallow.

Submitted by:
James Williams
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65, clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Main lake

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Grubs, Lipless Baits, Sassy Shad
Locations: River Channel

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

Central

Submitted by:
Mark Murray
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
59 and clearing

Action: Good
Baits:  Crawfish, Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Dam, Points, Riprap

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

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

Submitted by:
Tell Judkins, Game Warden Cleveland Co.
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
54 and Stained

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Channels, Main lake


Submitted by:
Lucky Lure Tackle
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
58-64 and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Lipless Baits, Live Bait
Locations: Inlet, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Dam, Inlet

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Jerk Bait, Lipless Baits
Locations: Dam, Shorelines

Submitted by:
Vince Mesis
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
murky to muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Live Bait, and minnows unde a cork
Locations: Rocks, Shallows, and The rocks along the canel.

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Crawfish, Cut Bait, Jigs, Shrimp
Locations: Main lake, Points, Riprap, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Live Bait
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake
Additional Information:
Most catfish are being caught by suspending the bait below a balloon and letting the wind carry the balloon out into the lake or they are fishing on bottom. The Hybrid striped bass are being caught on bottom on the windy points or shorelines on bait or by casting a jig into the wind. The jigs being used are mainly a 5 inch white plastic with a chartreuse head and tail. The crappie are being caught mainly in the canal about a foot off the rocks by jig or minnow under a cork.

Submitted by:
Tell Judkins, Game Warden Cleveland Co.
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
53 and Cloudy

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Channels, Points


Submitted by:
Mike France
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Shorelines

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


Northeast

Submitted by:
Ryan Walker
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Low 60s and clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake, Points, Standing timber

Action: Slow
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Sassy Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Coves, Docks

Additional Information:
Birch Cove and Twin Coves still closed.

Submitted by:
Emily Long
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Docks, and Crappie dock



Submitted by:
Joe Alexander
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
High 50's and clearing

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



Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
High 50s and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Bait
Locations: Channels, Main lake

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Worms
Locations: Creek channels, Rocks

Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Shad, and Carolina rigged shad ,, drifting the main lake ans fishing the main River
Locations: Channels, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait
Locations: , and Trolling the main river between Brushy Creek and Pryor Creek using white spinners

Action: Good
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: River Channel, and Trolling treble hooks in the main river between Ear Bob and Mazie Landing

Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 and clear

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Bill Baits, Sassy Shad, and Chartruese bill baits, Sassy Shad, fluke minnows in white or black/white
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel, and Chouteau Bend North to low water

Action: Good
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: River Channel, and Mission Bend to low water

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Shad, Shad, Slabs
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel, and whole shad or cut shad.

Submitted by:
Game Warden Marni Loftis
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and slightly stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Docks, Shallows

Action: Good
Baits:  Plastics, Sassy Shad
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Channels, Coves, Main lake, Shallows
Additional Information:
Paddlefish snagging is good on the north end of the lake and into the Neosho River.

Submitted by:
Lark Wilson
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
50 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jerk Bait, Jigs, Rogues, Spinnerbaits, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Flats, Main lake, Points, Rocks, Shorelines, Spillway, Standing timber, Weed beds

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Flats, Spillway

Submitted by:
Kody Moore
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
50s and stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Jigs, Rogues
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Points, River Channel

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: River Channel, and Cabbage hollow and state park bridge

Submitted by:
Joe Alexander
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and clearing

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



Kaw

Submitted by:
LARRY A. GREEN 0/1- 349
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
58 and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: Below the dam

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Creek channels

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: River Channel

Submitted by:
Karlin Bailey
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Docks

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Channels

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Sassy Shad
Locations: Creek channels

Submitted by:
Warden Jeremy Bersche
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, In-line Spinnerbait, Midges, Nymphs, Powerbait
Locations: Below the dam, Tailwater, and Watts wmu below parking lot



Submitted by:
Brek Henry
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Upper 50's and clear

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, and 8-12 ft around brush.

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Flats, and 10-15 ft. Juglines and drift fishing.

Submitted by:
Paul Welch
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
mid-50s and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Sassy Shad
Locations: Creek channels

Action: Fair
Baits:  Plastics
Locations: Coves, Shorelines

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

Submitted by:
Doug Gottschalk
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Dam

Additional Information:
Water is being pumped into the lake. Fishing is usually good by the dam when water is being pumped.

Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
High 50s and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Brush structure

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Creek channels, Discharge


Submitted by:
Monte Brooks
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
54 and clear

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs
Locations: Main lake, River Mouth, and Trolling windy shorelines.

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Main lake
Additional Information:
Troll points in the mainlake.

Submitted by:
Lark Wilson
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
50 and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Chicken Liver, Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jerk Bait, Jigs, Spinnerbaits, Worms
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Flats, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Shallows, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Main lake, Points, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Flats, Main lake, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Sand bar, Shallows, Shorelines

Northwest

Submitted by:
Mark Walker
Date:
03/25/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
59 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Hair Jigs
Locations: Dam, Shallows

Action: Fair
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Channels, Dam


Submitted by:
Mark Reichenberger
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
59

Action: Fair
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Main lake, Riprap, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Spoons
Locations: Dam, Riprap

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

Southwest

Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

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

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


Submitted by:
Tyler Howser
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
57 and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Minnows, Sassy Shad
Locations: Points, Riprap

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Crawfish, Cut Bait, Dough bait, Hot Dogs, Punch bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Creek channels, Dam, Points, Shallows

Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

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



Submitted by:
David Smith
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
55 and murky

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Minnows, Sassy Shad
Locations: Creek channels, Points


Submitted by:
Chris Stover
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and muddy

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Main lake

Action: Fair
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.

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

Submitted by:
Mark Murray
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
59 and clearing

Action: Good
Baits:  Crawfish, Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Dam, Points, Riprap

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

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

Submitted by:
Tell Judkins, Game Warden Cleveland Co.
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
54 and Stained

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Channels, Main lake


Submitted by:
Lucky Lure Tackle
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
58-64 and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Lipless Baits, Live Bait
Locations: Inlet, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Dam, Inlet

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Jerk Bait, Lipless Baits
Locations: Dam, Shorelines

Submitted by:
Vince Mesis
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
murky to muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Live Bait, and minnows unde a cork
Locations: Rocks, Shallows, and The rocks along the canel.

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Crawfish, Cut Bait, Jigs, Shrimp
Locations: Main lake, Points, Riprap, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Live Bait
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake
Additional Information:
Most catfish are being caught by suspending the bait below a balloon and letting the wind carry the balloon out into the lake or they are fishing on bottom. The Hybrid striped bass are being caught on bottom on the windy points or shorelines on bait or by casting a jig into the wind. The jigs being used are mainly a 5 inch white plastic with a chartreuse head and tail. The crappie are being caught mainly in the canal about a foot off the rocks by jig or minnow under a cork.

Submitted by:
Tell Judkins, Game Warden Cleveland Co.
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
53 and Cloudy

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Channels, Points


Submitted by:
Mike France
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Shorelines

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

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

Submitted by:
Ryan Walker
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Low 60s and clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake, Points, Standing timber

Action: Slow
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Sassy Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Coves, Docks

Additional Information:
Birch Cove and Twin Coves still closed.

Submitted by:
Emily Long
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Docks, and Crappie dock



Submitted by:
Joe Alexander
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
High 50's and clearing

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



Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
High 50s and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Bait
Locations: Channels, Main lake

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Worms
Locations: Creek channels, Rocks

Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Shad, and Carolina rigged shad ,, drifting the main lake ans fishing the main River
Locations: Channels, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait
Locations: , and Trolling the main river between Brushy Creek and Pryor Creek using white spinners

Action: Good
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: River Channel, and Trolling treble hooks in the main river between Ear Bob and Mazie Landing

Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 and clear

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Bill Baits, Sassy Shad, and Chartruese bill baits, Sassy Shad, fluke minnows in white or black/white
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel, and Chouteau Bend North to low water

Action: Good
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: River Channel, and Mission Bend to low water

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Shad, Shad, Slabs
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel, and whole shad or cut shad.

Submitted by:
Game Warden Marni Loftis
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and slightly stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Docks, Shallows

Action: Good
Baits:  Plastics, Sassy Shad
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Channels, Coves, Main lake, Shallows
Additional Information:
Paddlefish snagging is good on the north end of the lake and into the Neosho River.

Submitted by:
Lark Wilson
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
50 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jerk Bait, Jigs, Rogues, Spinnerbaits, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Flats, Main lake, Points, Rocks, Shorelines, Spillway, Standing timber, Weed beds

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Flats, Spillway

Submitted by:
Kody Moore
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
50s and stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Jigs, Rogues
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Points, River Channel

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: River Channel, and Cabbage hollow and state park bridge

Submitted by:
Joe Alexander
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and clearing

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



Kaw

Submitted by:
LARRY A. GREEN 0/1- 349
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
58 and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Snagging
Locations: Below the dam

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Creek channels

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: River Channel

Submitted by:
Karlin Bailey
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Docks

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Channels

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Sassy Shad
Locations: Creek channels

Submitted by:
Warden Jeremy Bersche
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, In-line Spinnerbait, Midges, Nymphs, Powerbait
Locations: Below the dam, Tailwater, and Watts wmu below parking lot



Submitted by:
Brek Henry
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Upper 50's and clear

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, and 8-12 ft around brush.

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Flats, and 10-15 ft. Juglines and drift fishing.

Submitted by:
Paul Welch
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
mid-50s and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Sassy Shad
Locations: Creek channels

Action: Fair
Baits:  Plastics
Locations: Coves, Shorelines

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

Submitted by:
Doug Gottschalk
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Dam

Additional Information:
Water is being pumped into the lake. Fishing is usually good by the dam when water is being pumped.

Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
High 50s and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Brush structure

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Creek channels, Discharge


Submitted by:
Monte Brooks
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
54 and clear

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs
Locations: Main lake, River Mouth, and Trolling windy shorelines.

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Main lake
Additional Information:
Troll points in the mainlake.

Submitted by:
Lark Wilson
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
50 and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Chicken Liver, Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jerk Bait, Jigs, Spinnerbaits, Worms
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Flats, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Shallows, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Main lake, Points, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Flats, Main lake, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Sand bar, 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.

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Submitted by:
Mark Walker
Date:
03/25/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
59 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Hair Jigs
Locations: Dam, Shallows

Action: Fair
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Channels, Dam


Submitted by:
Mark Reichenberger
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
59

Action: Fair
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Main lake, Riprap, Rocks

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Spoons
Locations: Dam, Riprap

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

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:
03/25/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Live Shad, Tube Jigs, and Swim baits
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Rocks

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Coves

Additional Information:
bass & crappie are spawning

Submitted by:
Matt Gamble
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
66 degrees and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Caddis flies, In-line Spinnerbait, Midges, Powerbait, and Woolly buggers, San Juan worms
Locations: Channels, and Deeper water around current and waterfalls

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Channels, Rocks
Additional Information:
Trout are in deeper water near waterfalls and below riffles. Warmer than normal water temperatures have made them inactive but cooler spells see an upswing in activity.

Submitted by:
Dru Polk
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
63

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Flats, Shallows, Shorelines, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, River Channel

Submitted by:
Michael Ward
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Channels, Main lake, River Channel

Action: Slow
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Channels, Creek channels

Submitted by:
Game Warden Terry Springwater
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Normal

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows, Sassy Shad
Locations: Below the dam

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

Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and muddy

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Grubs, In-line Spinnerbait
Locations: River Mouth, Rocks, and Above the first shoal

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

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

Submitted by:
Dale Stites
Date:
03/25/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
64 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Plastics
Locations: Points, Shallows



Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Jigs, Midges, Tube Jigs, and Olive and brown emergers
Locations: Creek channels, Rocks, Shorelines



Submitted by:
Larry Luman
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60, Clear, 9 ft below

Action: Good
Baits:  Plastics, Spinnerbaits, and Sinkos
Locations: Shallows

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


Submitted by:
Jeremy Brothers
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
59 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Flukes, Lipless Baits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Rocks, Weed beds

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

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

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Plastics
Locations: Channels, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Shallows, Standing timber

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Hot Dogs, Punch bait
Locations: Coves, Main lake, River Channel

Submitted by:
J.D. Stauffer
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Creek channels, Shallows

Action: Fair
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Below the dam

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Weed beds

Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
03/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
65

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Jerk Bait, Jigs, Lipless Baits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels, Points, Rocks, Standing timber, Weed beds

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Submitted by:
Bob Wingo
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
614.34, 57 & stained

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

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Live Bait, Minnows, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Small Lures, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Points, Riprap, River Mouth, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds
Additional Information:
Cat fishing best on jugs and trot lines. Crappie moving up shallow.

Submitted by:
James Williams
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65, clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Main lake

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Grubs, Lipless Baits, Sassy Shad
Locations: River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs
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.

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Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

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

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


Submitted by:
Tyler Howser
Date:
03/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
57 and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Minnows, Sassy Shad
Locations: Points, Riprap

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Crawfish, Cut Bait, Dough bait, Hot Dogs, Punch bait, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Creek channels, Dam, Points, Shallows

Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
03/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

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



Submitted by:
David Smith
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
55 and murky

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Minnows, Sassy Shad
Locations: Creek channels, Points


Submitted by:
Chris Stover
Date:
03/27/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and muddy

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Main lake

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