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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.

Southeast

Submitted by:
Jack Melton
Date:
09/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
79 and slightly stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes, Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Points, Rocks

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs, Lipless Baits
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake
Additional Information:
Crappie very small.

Submitted by:
Matt Gamble
Date:
09/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
74 degrees and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Dough bait
Locations: Brush structure, Rocks, and Deeper pools just off of current

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Rocks, Shorelines

Additional Information:
Approximately 2,000 channel catfish were stocked on 9/14/17

Submitted by:
Dru Polk
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
87

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Plastics
Locations: Points, Standing timber

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


Submitted by:
Michael Ward
Date:
09/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Lipless Baits, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Main lake, Standing timber

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Punch bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Cannon Harrison
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Turbid

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Crawfish, Jigs, Small Lures
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Dam, Sand bar, Shallows

Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
79

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Below the dam

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Points

Submitted by:
Ty Runyan
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
82 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Main lake


Additional Information:
Fish are still schooling at the top of the water.

Submitted by:
Garret Harley
Date:
09/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
86 and clear

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

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Dough bait
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Riprap
Additional Information:
Largemouth are schooling good now.

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Caddis flies, Plastics, Tube Jigs, Worms
Locations: Creek channels, Rocks



Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics
Locations: Main lake, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Brush structure

Additional Information:
Crappie are biting near brush in 12-14 ft of water

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Grubs, Plastics, Worms
Locations: Main lake, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Main lake

Additional Information:
Crappie are biting near brush in 12-14 ft of water

Submitted by:
J.D. Stauffer
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Normal and stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Channels, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Creek channels, Rocks, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Creek channels, Standing timber, and 10-15 ft

Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
78

Action: Fair
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Jerk Bait, Lipless Baits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Rocks, Standing timber, Weed beds

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

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

Submitted by:
Cody Jones
Date:
09/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clearing

Action: Good
Baits:  Flukes, Live Shad, Top Water
Locations: Main lake, Points, Riprap

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Points, Riprap, River Mouth

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

Submitted by:
James Williams
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
76 and clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake

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

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

Northeast

Submitted by:
Ryan Walker
Date:
09/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
80s and clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Minnows, Shad, Spinnerbaits, Spoons
Locations: Coves, Docks, Main lake

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


Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
09/19/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
81 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, and trolling points with small baits
Locations: Main lake, Points

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad
Locations: Main lake, Points, River Channel, and drift fishing Carolina rigged whole shad

Action: Slow
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Minnows, Plastics, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Rocks, and 8 to 12 ft of water

Submitted by:
Karlin Bailey
Date:
09/19/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Brush structure


Additional Information:
Crappie biting 17' on chartreuse and Christmas colored jigs.

Submitted by:
Warden Jeremy Bersche
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 and clear to murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Nymphs, Powerbait
Locations: Below the dam, River Channel, Spillway, Tailwater



Submitted by:
Paul Welch
Date:
09/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
80s and clear

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber, and 5-15 feet deep


Southwest

Submitted by:
Brayden Hicks
Date:
09/19/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
81 and Clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, Grubs, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Flats, Points

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs
Locations: Flats, Main lake, Points


Northwest

Submitted by:
Mark Reichenberger
Date:
09/19/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Stinkbait
Locations: Main lake


Additional Information:
All fishing is slow

Central

Submitted by:
Lucky Lure Tackle
Date:
09/19/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
80 and clear

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Lipless Baits, Sassy Shad
Locations: Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Dam, Inlet
Additional Information:
Crappie are biting off the dam on tight lining small jigs and slip corking minnows at 12-16 ft. when winds are northerly or light.

Submitted by:
Vince Mesis
Date:
09/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
murky to muddy

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Punch bait
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crawfish, Cut Bait, Jigs, Shrimp
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake, Points

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Discharge, Docks
Additional Information:
Sunfish are biting on worms and small jigs in the shallows in the main lake and below the dam.

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:
Lucky Lure Tackle
Date:
09/19/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
80 and clear

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Lipless Baits, Sassy Shad
Locations: Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Dam, Inlet
Additional Information:
Crappie are biting off the dam on tight lining small jigs and slip corking minnows at 12-16 ft. when winds are northerly or light.

Submitted by:
Vince Mesis
Date:
09/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
murky to muddy

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Punch bait
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crawfish, Cut Bait, Jigs, Shrimp
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake, Points

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Discharge, Docks
Additional Information:
Sunfish are biting on worms and small jigs in the shallows in the main lake and below the dam.

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:
Ryan Walker
Date:
09/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
80s and clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Minnows, Shad, Spinnerbaits, Spoons
Locations: Coves, Docks, Main lake

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


Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
09/19/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
81 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, and trolling points with small baits
Locations: Main lake, Points

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad
Locations: Main lake, Points, River Channel, and drift fishing Carolina rigged whole shad

Action: Slow
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Minnows, Plastics, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Rocks, and 8 to 12 ft of water

Submitted by:
Karlin Bailey
Date:
09/19/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Brush structure


Additional Information:
Crappie biting 17' on chartreuse and Christmas colored jigs.

Submitted by:
Warden Jeremy Bersche
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
65 and clear to murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Nymphs, Powerbait
Locations: Below the dam, River Channel, Spillway, Tailwater



Submitted by:
Paul Welch
Date:
09/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
80s and clear

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber, and 5-15 feet deep


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 Reichenberger
Date:
09/19/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Stinkbait
Locations: Main lake


Additional Information:
All fishing is slow

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:
09/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
79 and slightly stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes, Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Points, Rocks

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs, Lipless Baits
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake
Additional Information:
Crappie very small.

Submitted by:
Matt Gamble
Date:
09/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
74 degrees and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Dough bait
Locations: Brush structure, Rocks, and Deeper pools just off of current

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Rocks, Shorelines

Additional Information:
Approximately 2,000 channel catfish were stocked on 9/14/17

Submitted by:
Dru Polk
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
87

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Plastics
Locations: Points, Standing timber

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


Submitted by:
Michael Ward
Date:
09/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Lipless Baits, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Main lake, Standing timber

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Punch bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Cannon Harrison
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Turbid

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Crawfish, Jigs, Small Lures
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Shallows, Shorelines, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Dam, Sand bar, Shallows

Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
79

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Below the dam

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Points

Submitted by:
Ty Runyan
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
82 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Main lake


Additional Information:
Fish are still schooling at the top of the water.

Submitted by:
Garret Harley
Date:
09/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
86 and clear

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

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Dough bait
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Riprap
Additional Information:
Largemouth are schooling good now.

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Caddis flies, Plastics, Tube Jigs, Worms
Locations: Creek channels, Rocks



Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics
Locations: Main lake, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Brush structure

Additional Information:
Crappie are biting near brush in 12-14 ft of water

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Grubs, Plastics, Worms
Locations: Main lake, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Main lake

Additional Information:
Crappie are biting near brush in 12-14 ft of water

Submitted by:
J.D. Stauffer
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Normal and stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Channels, Points

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Creek channels, Rocks, Weed beds

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Creek channels, Standing timber, and 10-15 ft

Submitted by:
Dane Polk
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
78

Action: Fair
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Jerk Bait, Lipless Baits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Top Water
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Rocks, Standing timber, Weed beds

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

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

Submitted by:
Cody Jones
Date:
09/18/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clearing

Action: Good
Baits:  Flukes, Live Shad, Top Water
Locations: Main lake, Points, Riprap

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Points, Riprap, River Mouth

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

Submitted by:
James Williams
Date:
09/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
76 and clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Main lake

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

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

We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.
Submitted by:
Brayden Hicks
Date:
09/19/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
81 and Clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, Grubs, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Flats, Points

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs
Locations: Flats, Main lake, Points