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
22. McMurtry


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bell Cow March 22. Elevation below normal, water 60 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and green pumpkinseed lizards at 6-7 ft. along standing timber. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.


Birch: March 24. Elevation below normal, water 53 and clear. Crappie fair on jigs at 8-10 ft. along the dam. Striped bass hybrids fair on jigs and crankbaits at 6-8 ft. along shorelines. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Carl Blackwell: March 23. Elevation below normal, water 62. White bass fair on slabs and crankbaits in the main lake and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs in dark colors and pink around brush structure and the floating dock. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.


Chandler March 22. Elevation below normal, water 61 and clear. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 8 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County. Copan: March 16. Elevation normal, water 50s and murky. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows, jigs and hair jigs at 4-8 ft. in coves, the main lake and brush structure. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Eucha: No Report Submitted


Ft. Gibson: March 23. Elevation above normal, water 50 and stained. White bass fair on small lures and sassy shad at 6-8 ft. along creek channels and on the bottom. Crappie fair on jigs and tube jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush structure and coves. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 15-20 ft. in the main lake and the river channel. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.


Grand: March 22. Elevation normal, water 50. Paddlefish good in the river channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks, brush structure and below the dam. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs and rogues around points and shorelines. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.


Greenleaf: March 23. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 51 and murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and bill baits in chartreuse colors along shorelines, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in red, green and yellow at 12-16 ft. around brush structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


Hudson: March 22. Elevation normal, water 49. Paddlefish fair at 13-18 ft. along channels. White bass fair on crankbaits and small lures at 8-10 ft. along channels and the river channel. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.


Hulah: March 16. Elevation normal, water 50s and murky. Crappie and white bass fair on hair jigs and minnows around brush structure, the main lake and creek channels. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Kaw: March 23. Elevation normal, water 59 and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in coves and marinas. Paddlefish slow below Kaw dam. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Kay County.


Keystone: March 24. Elevation below normal, water 56. Crappie excellent on minnows and tube jigs along shorelines. White bass good on jigs along shorelines. Blue catfish good on cut bait along channels. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.


Lower Illinois: March 22. Elevation above normal, water 40-45 ft. and murky. Trout slow on small lures and Power Bait below the dam, coves and eddies. Releases from Tenkiller Lake have the current and water level up. This makes for tough fishing conditions for the trout unless eddies or current seams can be found. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.


McMurtry:  March 16. Elevation below normal, water semi-clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-10 ft. along brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Jared Avilez.


Oologah:  March 22. Elevation normal, water 50 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush structure. Blue catfish fair on shad and cut bait at 10-15 ft. along flats. White bass fair on jigs and crankbaits at 5-10 ft. along the river channel and Verdigris River above the lake. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.


Perry CCC:  March 23. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout good on Power Bait along shorelines. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.


Skiatook:  March 23. Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Sooner: March 23. Elevation normal, water murky. Striped bass hybrids slow on live shad in the main lake. Saugeye slow on deep diving crankbaits in coves. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.


Spavinaw: August 19. Elevation below normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits, topwater lures and crankbaits around brush structure, shorelines and docks. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, punch bait, dough bait and sunfish at 7-27 ft. around points and creek channels and drifting stinkbait in the main lake. Flathead catfish good on cut bait in deep water. Sunfish and bluegill good on worms at 5-20 ft. around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, Okla.


Tenkiller: March 23. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 52 and stained. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, tube jigs and spinnerbaits at 3-20 ft. around brush structure, docks and coves; fish the sunny, shallow coves at midday. White bass slow on in-line spinnerbaits, spoons and tube jigs along the river channel, points and mouths of coves in the upper end. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs at 5-15 ft. in docks and trolling crankbaits near points in the main lake. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.


Webbers Falls: March 23. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 51 and murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on cut bait and sunfish on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in black and silver at 12-18 ft. around brush structure under bridges. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


 

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