Fishing Reports

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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Tenkiller Report

May 22. Elevation is 15.5 ft. above normal (falling), water temperature 68°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, Largemouth, Bass, Spotted Fair on Alabama rig, crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits, spinnerbaits around brush structure, creek channels, points, shorelines.

Crappie, Black Fair on minnows, tube jigs around brush structure, docks.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel on cut bait, shad around main lake, river channel.

Comments: Caution should still be taken by boaters as debris is still scattered around the lake.

Report submitted by Cody Youngblood (Game Warden Cherokee County)

Canton Report

May 22. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 78°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level)

Catfish, Channel Good on stinkbait, worms around dam, flats, rocks.

Report submitted by Brayden Hicks (Game Warden Blaine County)

Bell Cow Lake Report

May 22. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 66°F and murky.

Catfish, Channel Fair on cut bait, sunfish around shallows, shorelines.

Crappie, Black Fair on jigs, minnows around brush structure, riprap.

Bass, White Fair on jigs, small lures around points, riprap.

Report submitted by Jacob harriet (Game Warden Lincoln County)

Chandler Lake Report

May 22. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 67°F and murky.

Catfish, Channel Good on chicken liver, cut bait, punch bait, sunfish around dam, shallows.

Bass, Largemouth Slow on plastic baits, spinnerbaits around brush structure, dam.

Crappie, Black Fair on jigs around dam, shorelines.

Report submitted by Jacob Harriet (Game Warden Lincoln County)

Ellsworth Lake Report

May 22. Elevation is 3 ft. below normal (stable), water temperature 70°F and murky. ( USGS Lake Level)

Saugeye Good on crankbaits, hair jigs, jigs, small lures around main lake, points, rocks.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel Fair on chicken liver, punch bait, shad around main lake, points, shallows.

Crappie, White Good on jigs, minnows, tube jigs around brush structure, docks, rocks.

Report submitted by Mike Carroll (Game Warden Comanche County)

Eucha Report

May 22. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 69°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level)

Bass, Largemouth, Bass, Spotted Good on Alabama rig, bill baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, lipless baits, spinnerbaits around coves, main lake, points.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel Fair on cut bait, hot dogs, live bait, live shad, punch bait, shad, stinkbait around below the dam, coves, main lake.

Crappie, Black, Crappie, White Fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows around brush structure, docks, flats, shallows.

Comments: Colder temperatures and rain have Largemouth Bass pushed off shoreline and can be caught in 12-25 foot of water. White Bass are still being caught in fair numbers below the dam and in the mouth of Spavinaw Creek.

Report submitted by Zane Arnold (Game Warden Delaware County)

Fort Cobb Reservoir Report

May 22. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 71°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level)

Catfish, Blue Fair on chicken liver, cut bait around points.

Bass, White Good on jigs around main lake, points.

Report submitted by Justin Cornett (Game Warden Caddo County)

Keystone Lake Report

May 22. Elevation is 11 ft. above normal (stable), water temperature 75°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, Largemouth Fair on crankbaits, jerk baits, lipless baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, creek channels, docks, river channel, rocks, sandbar, shorelines, standing timber, weed beds.

Bass, White Good on jigs, minnows, spoons, worms around brush structure, coves, creek channels, docks.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel Fair on dough bait, minnows, punch bait around brush structure, dam, discharge, main lake.

Report submitted by Bailey Johnson (Game Warden Creek County)

Lawtonka Lake Report

May 22. Elevation is 2 ft. below normal (stable), water temperature 70°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, White Good on jigs, minnows, small lures around flats, rocks, shorelines.

Crappie, White Fair on jigs, minnows, tube jigs around brush structure, docks, rocks.

Report submitted by Mike Carroll (Game Warden Comanche County)

Arbuckle Report

May 21. Elevation is 3 ft. below normal (stable), water temperature 80°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, Smallmouth Good on spinnerbaits around main lake.

Comments: Largemouth bass good on shaky-head worms, topwater lures, shallow running crankbaits and square-billed crankbaits, Crappie slow off docks and in the lake. The dock in Guy Sandy is broke, no fishing is allowed.

Report submitted by Jack Melton

Grand Lake Report

May 21. Elevation is 3.5 ft. above normal (stable), water temperature 73°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, Largemouth, Bass, Smallmouth, Bass, Spotted Good on Alabama rig, crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, spoons, topwater lures, tube jigs around brush structure, docks, points, shallows, shorelines.

Crappie, Black, Crappie, White Good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows around below the dam, brush structure, docks, shallows.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel, Catfish, Flathead Fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, goldfish, live bait, live shad, shad, stinkbait around below the dam, coves, flats, main lake.

Report submitted by Zane Arnold (Game Warden Delaware County)

Lower Illinois River PFHA Report

May 21. Elevation is 16 ft. above normal (stable), water temperature 65°F and murky.

Trout, Rainbow Slow on PowerBait around other.

Comments: Water conditions remain very high with 14000 cfs being released. Many areas area still not accessible.

Report submitted by Brek Henry (Game Warden Sequoyah County)

Copan Lake Report

May 21. Elevation is 2 ft. above normal (rising), water temperature 60°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level)

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel, Catfish, Flathead Fair on live bait, live shad, shrimp, sunfish, worms around channels, main lake, shorelines.

Crappie, Black, Crappie, White Fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, tube jigs around brush structure, docks, shorelines.

Report submitted by Lt. Joe Alexander (Game Warden Washington County)

Hulah Lake Report

May 21. Elevation is 9 ft. above normal (rising), water temperature 60°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level)

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel, Catfish, Flathead Fair on chicken liver, live bait, live shad, minnows, shad, sunfish, worms around below the dam, docks, river channel, shorelines.

Crappie, Black, Crappie, White Fair on hair jigs, minnows, PowerBait, tube jigs around brush structure, docks, shorelines.

Bass, White Slow on hair jigs, in-line spinnerbaits, small lures around creek channels.

Report submitted by Lt. Joe Alexander (Game Warden Washington County)

Oologah Lake Report

May 21. Elevation is 9 ft. above normal (falling), water temperature 75°F and murky.

Bass, Largemouth Good on jigs, spinnerbaits, topwater lures around brush structure, shallows.

Catfish, Blue Excellent on live shad, worms around below the dam.

Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer (Game Warden Rogers County)

Spavinaw Lake Report

May 21. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 71°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level)

Bass, Largemouth Fair on crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits around coves, points, shallows.

Crappie, Black Good on jigs, minnows around brush structure, docks.

Catfish, Channel Fair on cut bait, shad around flats, shallows.

Report submitted by Kody Moore (Game Warden Mayes County)

Eufaula Report

May 20. Elevation is 4 ft. above normal (falling), water temperature 70°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, Largemouth, Bass, Smallmouth, Bass, Spotted Fair on crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits, spinnerbaits around brush structure, creek channels, points, rocks.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel, Catfish, Flathead Fair on cut bait, goldfish, live shad, shad, shrimp, sunfish around channels, main lake, river channel, river mouth.

Crappie, Black, Crappie, White Fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, spoons around brush structure, channels, creek channels.

Report submitted by Jake Rowland (Game Warden McIntosh County)

Lower Mountain Fork River Trout Area Report

May 20. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 58°F and clear.

Trout, Rainbow Excellent on caddis flies, PowerBait, small lures, tube jigs, worms around channels, spillway.

Report submitted by Mark Hannah (Game Warden McCurtain County)

McGee Creek Report

May 20. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal (stable), water temperature 78°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, Largemouth, Bass, Spotted Good on crankbaits, flukes, spinnerbaits, topwater lures around coves, points, shorelines.

Bass, White, Crappie, White Fair on jigs, minnows around creek channels, standing timber.

Report submitted by Jay Harvey (Game Warden Atoka County)

Robert S. Kerr Report

May 20. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 70°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, Largemouth, Bass, Spotted Good on buzz baits, minnows, plastic baits, small lures, spoons, topwater lures around brush structure, coves, dam, points, rocks, standing timber, tailwater, weed beds.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel, Catfish, Flathead Good on buzz baits, cut bait, hot dogs, minnows, shad, shrimp, stinkbait, sunfish, worms around below the dam, coves, main lake, river channel, tailwater.

Crappie, Black, Crappie, White Good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, small lures around below the dam, brush structure, coves, points, rocks, tailwater, weed beds.

Report submitted by Logan Shimp (Game Warden Haskell County)