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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.

Southwest

Submitted by:
Brandon Lehrman
Date:
04/16/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 degrees and clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs
Locations: Dam, Riprap

Action: Slow
Baits:  Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Flats


Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

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

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


Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

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



Submitted by:
David Smith
Date:
04/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
55

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Creek channels, Shallows

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs
Locations: Creek channels, Points, Rocks


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

Submitted by:
Chris Stover
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

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

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


Central

Submitted by:
Mark Murray
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 degrees and clearing

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Flats, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Docks, Riprap, Rocks

Action: Good
Baits:  Punch bait, Shad
Locations: Points

Submitted by:
Game Warden Chad Strang
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
59 & stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Flats, Weed beds

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Points

Submitted by:
Lucky Lure Tackle
Date:
04/16/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
54 and clear

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Lipless Baits

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Dam
Additional Information:
Fishing has been a little slow with the wind and cold weather.

Submitted by:
Game Warden Chad Strang
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
61 & stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Flats

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

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

Submitted by:
Mike France
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

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

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


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:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 & muddy

Action: Slow
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Docks, Riprap, Shorelines



Submitted by:
Ryan Walker
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Small Lures
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Docks, Shorelines

Action: Slow
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Main lake, Shorelines, Standing timber


Submitted by:
E. Long
Date:
04/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Points, Shorelines, Other, and Crappie Dock

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Spoons
Locations: Main lake, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Hot Dogs, Worms
Locations: Riprap, Shorelines

Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 & murky

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



Submitted by:
J. Alexander
Date:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Unknwn Temp. & Clearing

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Tube Jigs, and Crappie Nibbles
Locations: Docks, Shorelines

Action: Slow
Baits:  Shad, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Shorelines


Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
High 50s and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Jigs, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Shorelines

Action: Slow
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Dam, Docks, Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, 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:
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:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Unknown Temp. & Clearing

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Shorelines, and Skull Creek

Action: Fair
Baits:  Shad, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Shorelines


Kaw

Submitted by:
Tracy L. Daniel District 8 Chief
Date:
04/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
57F

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


Additional Information:
The strong winds and cold fronts have really slowed the fishing in the last week. Crappie are scattered and hanging in depths of 4’ to 15’. 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:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
51 murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Powerbait, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, and Eddies


Additional Information:
High water in lake Tenkiller means constant releases exceeding 3000 cfs. Fishing becomes difficult with this much water going down the river.

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:
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:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear, in the 50's

Action: Fair
Baits:  Flukes, In-line Spinnerbait, Sassy Shad
Locations: Dam, Riprap

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


Submitted by:
Doug Gottschalk
Date:
04/16/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Shorelines


Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
High 50s and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Lipless Baits, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves, Discharge, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Shorelines

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Minnows, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Tube Jigs, Worms
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Discharge

Submitted by:
Brady May / Game Warden / Cherokee Co.
Date:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear to murky

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Bill Baits, Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Small Lures, Spoons
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel, River Mouth, and Horseshoe Bend and up river.

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Rogues, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Main lake, Points, Riprap, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks
Additional Information:
The lake is three (3) feet above normal and water conditions are clearing. Sandbass are hit and miss in the river above Horseshoe Bend due to fluctuating swings in temperature. Bass are getting really active during these windy days by taking advantage of bait fish hanging up on windy points. Crappie are still hanging on brush and catfish are still being caught in the river channel with fresh bait. Good luck!

Southeast

Submitted by:
Matt Gamble
Date:
04/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 degrees and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Powerbait, and Woolly buggers
Locations: Rocks, and Behind obstruction in current below riffles in deeper water

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Rocks, Sand bar

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Shrimp, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Brush structure, Rocks, and Deeper pools
Additional Information:
Approximately 3,000 channel catfish were stocked on 4/16/2018.

Submitted by:
Cannon Harrison
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Jigs, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Creek channels, Dam, River Mouth

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels, Rocks, Shallows, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Below the dam, Dam, Main lake, Shallows

Submitted by:
JimGillham
Date:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
58 and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Creek channels, Flats, River Channel


Submitted by:
Garret Harley
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
62 and clear

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Live Shad
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Discharge

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

Submitted by:
April Drake
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
n/a

Action: Fair
Baits:  Powerbait
Locations: River Channel


Additional Information:
Stocked approximately 2,934 rainbow trout on April 12. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Region Office.

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Powerbait
Locations: Creek channels



Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
59

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Flukes, Jigs, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Shallows, Standing timber

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Goldfish, Sunfish
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Points, Shallows

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Worms
Locations: Channels

Submitted by:
Allen Couch
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Bill Baits, Grubs, Lipless Baits, Sassy Shad, Spoons
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Inlet, River Channel, River Mouth

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Flukes, Lipless Baits, Plastics, Tube Jigs, Worms
Locations: Coves, Points, Riprap, River Channel, Rocks, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Dough bait, Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Creek channels, 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:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Stained- 59 degrees

Action: Good
Baits:  Lipless Baits, Live Bait, Live Shad, Sassy Shad, Shad
Locations: Channels, Dam, River Channel, River Mouth, and Washita River and Red River

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Live Bait, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels, Docks, Riprap, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Bait, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Creek channels, Main lake, Points, River Channel, River Mouth
Additional Information:
Crappie are beginning to move into shallow water but its spotty due rapid weather changes. Striped Bass are running into both major rivers ( Washita and Red River ) for the spring spawn, Sassy Shad and Rattle Traps have been producing bites.

Submitted by:
Thomas Gillham
Date:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Cloudy

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Channels, Standing timber

Northwest

Submitted by:
Mark Walker
Date:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs
Locations: Riprap

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


Submitted by:
Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House
Date:
04/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
1/2 ft., 60s

Action: Slow
Baits:  Live Bait
Locations: Other

Action: Fair
Locations: River Channel

Action: Slow
Baits:  Live Bait
Additional Information:
Crappie fair on live bait around the fish house. Catfish fair on stinkbait and juglines.

Submitted by:
Reichenberger
Date:
04/16/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
52

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Dam, Main lake



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:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 degrees and clearing

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Flats, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Docks, Riprap, Rocks

Action: Good
Baits:  Punch bait, Shad
Locations: Points

Submitted by:
Game Warden Chad Strang
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
59 & stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Flats, Weed beds

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Points

Submitted by:
Lucky Lure Tackle
Date:
04/16/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
54 and clear

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Lipless Baits

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Dam
Additional Information:
Fishing has been a little slow with the wind and cold weather.

Submitted by:
Game Warden Chad Strang
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
61 & stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Flats

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

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

Submitted by:
Mike France
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

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

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


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:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 & muddy

Action: Slow
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Docks, Riprap, Shorelines



Submitted by:
Ryan Walker
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Small Lures
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Docks, Shorelines

Action: Slow
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Main lake, Shorelines, Standing timber


Submitted by:
E. Long
Date:
04/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Points, Shorelines, Other, and Crappie Dock

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Spoons
Locations: Main lake, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Hot Dogs, Worms
Locations: Riprap, Shorelines

Submitted by:
Gary Emmons
Date:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 & murky

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



Submitted by:
J. Alexander
Date:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Unknwn Temp. & Clearing

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Tube Jigs, and Crappie Nibbles
Locations: Docks, Shorelines

Action: Slow
Baits:  Shad, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Shorelines


Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
High 50s and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Jigs, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Shorelines

Action: Slow
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Dam, Docks, Main lake

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, 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:
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:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Unknown Temp. & Clearing

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Shorelines, and Skull Creek

Action: Fair
Baits:  Shad, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Shorelines


Kaw

Submitted by:
Tracy L. Daniel District 8 Chief
Date:
04/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
57F

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


Additional Information:
The strong winds and cold fronts have really slowed the fishing in the last week. Crappie are scattered and hanging in depths of 4’ to 15’. 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:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
51 murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Powerbait, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, and Eddies


Additional Information:
High water in lake Tenkiller means constant releases exceeding 3000 cfs. Fishing becomes difficult with this much water going down the river.

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:
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:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear, in the 50's

Action: Fair
Baits:  Flukes, In-line Spinnerbait, Sassy Shad
Locations: Dam, Riprap

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


Submitted by:
Doug Gottschalk
Date:
04/16/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits
Locations: Shorelines


Submitted by:
Game Warden Cody Morris
Date:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
High 50s and stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs, Lipless Baits, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Coves, Discharge, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Shorelines

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Minnows, Plastics, Sassy Shad, Tube Jigs, Worms
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Discharge

Submitted by:
Brady May / Game Warden / Cherokee Co.
Date:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear to murky

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Bill Baits, Crankbaits, In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Small Lures, Spoons
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel, River Mouth, and Horseshoe Bend and up river.

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Rogues, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Main lake, Points, Riprap, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks
Additional Information:
The lake is three (3) feet above normal and water conditions are clearing. Sandbass are hit and miss in the river above Horseshoe Bend due to fluctuating swings in temperature. Bass are getting really active during these windy days by taking advantage of bait fish hanging up on windy points. Crappie are still hanging on brush and catfish are still being caught in the river channel with fresh bait. Good luck!

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:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs
Locations: Riprap

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


Submitted by:
Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House
Date:
04/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
1/2 ft., 60s

Action: Slow
Baits:  Live Bait
Locations: Other

Action: Fair
Locations: River Channel

Action: Slow
Baits:  Live Bait
Additional Information:
Crappie fair on live bait around the fish house. Catfish fair on stinkbait and juglines.

Submitted by:
Reichenberger
Date:
04/16/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
52

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Dam, Main lake



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:
Matt Gamble
Date:
04/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 degrees and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Powerbait, and Woolly buggers
Locations: Rocks, and Behind obstruction in current below riffles in deeper water

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Rocks, Sand bar

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Shrimp, Stinkbait, Worms
Locations: Brush structure, Rocks, and Deeper pools
Additional Information:
Approximately 3,000 channel catfish were stocked on 4/16/2018.

Submitted by:
Cannon Harrison
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Jigs, Worms
Locations: Below the dam, Creek channels, Dam, River Mouth

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels, Rocks, Shallows, Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Below the dam, Dam, Main lake, Shallows

Submitted by:
JimGillham
Date:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
58 and murky

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Creek channels, Flats, River Channel


Submitted by:
Garret Harley
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
62 and clear

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

Action: Slow
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Live Shad
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Discharge

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

Submitted by:
April Drake
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
n/a

Action: Fair
Baits:  Powerbait
Locations: River Channel


Additional Information:
Stocked approximately 2,934 rainbow trout on April 12. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Region Office.

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Powerbait
Locations: Creek channels



Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
59

Action: Good
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Flukes, Jigs, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Shallows, Standing timber

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Goldfish, Sunfish
Locations: Creek channels, River Channel

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Points, Shallows

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

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Worms
Locations: Channels

Submitted by:
Allen Couch
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Bill Baits, Grubs, Lipless Baits, Sassy Shad, Spoons
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Inlet, River Channel, River Mouth

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Flukes, Lipless Baits, Plastics, Tube Jigs, Worms
Locations: Coves, Points, Riprap, River Channel, Rocks, Shorelines

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Dough bait, Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Creek channels, 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:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Rising
Water Temp and Clarity:
Stained- 59 degrees

Action: Good
Baits:  Lipless Baits, Live Bait, Live Shad, Sassy Shad, Shad
Locations: Channels, Dam, River Channel, River Mouth, and Washita River and Red River

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Live Bait, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels, Docks, Riprap, Standing timber

Action: Good
Baits:  Live Bait, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Creek channels, Main lake, Points, River Channel, River Mouth
Additional Information:
Crappie are beginning to move into shallow water but its spotty due rapid weather changes. Striped Bass are running into both major rivers ( Washita and Red River ) for the spring spawn, Sassy Shad and Rattle Traps have been producing bites.

Submitted by:
Thomas Gillham
Date:
04/14/2018
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Cloudy

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels

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

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Channels, Standing timber

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:
04/16/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
60 degrees and clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs
Locations: Dam, Riprap

Action: Slow
Baits:  Punch bait, Worms
Locations: Flats


Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

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

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


Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

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



Submitted by:
David Smith
Date:
04/17/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
55

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Creek channels, Shallows

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs
Locations: Creek channels, Points, Rocks


Submitted by:
Chris Stover
Date:
04/13/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

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

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


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