Fishing Reports - Northeast

picture of a map of the northeast region of Oklahoma 1. Birch
2. Carl Blackwell
3. Copan
4. Eucha
5. Ft. Gibson
6. Grand
7. Greenleaf
8. Hudson
9. Hulah
10. Kaw
11. Keystone
12. Oologah
13. Pawhuska
14. Skiatook
15. Sooner
16. Spavinaw
17. Tenkiller
18. Webbers Falls
19. Lower Illinois River
20. Bell Cow
21. Chandler








Bell Cow April 6. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water murky. Bass fair on jigs and swim baits. Channel catfish slow. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.


Birch: April 8. Elevation normal, water upper 50s and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 5-8 ft. around structure. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Carl Blackwell: April 6. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal, water 46. Crappie fair to good on live minnows at 4 ft. near rocky structure midday on warm days. Largemouth and spotted bass good on Colorado bladed spinnerbaits, Texas-rigged soft plastic baits and jigs at 3-4 ft. near nesting sites in the back of coves. White bass and striped bass hybrids excellent on crankbaits in Okeechobee craw, fire tiger, silver and black drift fishing the lake and on sassy shad from the bank. Saugeye fair to good on deep diving crankbaits and live baits at 6-12 ft. Trout poor. Channel catfish fair to good on cut shad, chicken liver and stinkbait tight lined in coves with bait fish early morning. Flathead catfish slow on juglines. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny, H2O Lakeside Store.


Chandler April 6. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water clear. Bass good on jigs and plastic baits. Channel catfish slow. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: April 7. Elevation normal, water upper 50s and clear. Crappie fair on jigs at 8-12 ft. near submerged structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Eucha: April 8. Elevation slightly above normal, water 53 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-10 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.


Ft. Gibson: April 8. Elevation 5 3/4 ft. above normal, water 53 and steady. White bass excellent on small swim baits and white grubs above the Chouteau Bend area. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs at 1-5 ft. all along the banks early morning and just before dark. Catfish excellent on cut bait and shad along the bank and on juglines. Paddlefish excellent snagging from Chouteau Bend area north to the low water dam. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms and spinnerbaits in the creeks and back of the coves. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.


Grand: April 6. Elevation 1 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and Alabama rigs off main lake points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. Paddlefish good from the flats to Miami Park with bank access at Connors Bridge and Miami Park. The flows from last week's rains should be short lived and without any additional rain the drainage fishing will taper off. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.


Greenleaf: April 7. Elevation normal, water 46 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jig-and-worm and bill baits along rocky points, creek channels and brush structure in the upper end. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom near the spillway. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in green, yellow and red around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


Hudson: April 8. Elevation normal, water 52 and murky. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and jerk baits. White bass fair on small lures and jigs moving up creeks. Crappie fair to good on small lures and jigs. Paddlefish fair to good in the upper end. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.


Hulah: April 7. Elevation normal, water upper 50s and clear. Crappie fair on jigs at 8-12 ft. near submerged structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Kaw: April 7. Elevation normal, water upper 50s in the creeks and low 50s in the main lake and clear. Crappie fair on minnow and jigs at 12-20 ft. all over the lake. White bass good on jigs and small crankbaits east of Newkirk in the Arkansas River as they are staging up to spawn in Kansas and Grouse creeks. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on jerk baits and spinnerbaits at 6-10 ft. near rocks from south of Kaw City to the dam. Blue and channel catfish slow on juglines baited with cut bait in the main lake north of Kaw City and good on worms below Kaw Dam. Paddlefish slow off the east side of the boat ramp. The next good rain of 1-inch or more with runoff will cause the white bass to make their annual run up the creeks specifically Big Beaver, Little Beaver, Bear and Osage creeks. Be ready and remember to stay on maintained roads for bank fishing access. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.


Keystone: April 8. Elevation 3/4 ft. above normal, water 51. Crappie good on minnows and black and chartreuse jigs at 7 ft. around brush piles. White bass excellent moving up rivers. Catfish good on cut bait. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.


Lower Illinois: April 6. Water upper 40s with water releases occurring almost constantly due to high water levels on Lake Tenkiller. Trout fishing is difficult due to increased water flow. Trout being caught on orange Power Bait and small Rapalas behind rocks that block the current or in eddies. Fly fishing is tough except on small nymphs below indicators. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.


Oologah:  April 6. Elevation normal, water 50 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-8 ft. in creeks and on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush piles in the main lake. Blue catfish fair on shad at 20-25 ft. near the main lake channel. White bass fair on jigs in the river above the lake and on jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.


Pawhuska: March 23. Trout good on Power Bait. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Skiatook:  April 7. Elevation 9 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. White bass fair on rooster tails and soft plastic baits in creek channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Sooner: April 8. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits around points. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on live shad and slabs in the lake. Catfish fair on cut bait and live bait in the channels. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.


Spavinaw: April 8. Elevation slightly above normal, water 55 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.


Tenkiller: April 7. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 56-57 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic baits, crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass good trolling from Cookson to Horseshoe Bend and good on jigs and rooster tails near Horseshoe Bend. Report submitted by Monte Brook, Cookson.


Webbers Falls: April 7. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 44 and murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and bill baits along brush structure, creek channels and riprap. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait on bottom drifting or on mudflats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


 

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