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Weekly Fishing Report

by Ed Godfrey Modified: June 18, 2013 at 5:25 pm •  Published: June 6, 2013
Bobby Sharp of Sayre caught this 8.8-pound largemouth bass on May 15 that is the new lake record for Foss Lake.
Bobby Sharp of Sayre caught this 8.8-pound largemouth bass on May 15 that is the new lake record for Foss Lake.

CENTRAL
Arcadia: June 3. Elevation 10 ft. above normal, water very muddy. All parks and access points are closed due to extreme water levels. Report submitted by David Rempe, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
Hefner:  June 4. Elevation above normal, water 69-73 and murky to muddy. Largemouth bass good on gigs and soft plastic baits at 1-5 ft. along weeds. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on grubs and lipless baits at 2-6 ft. along shallow shorelines. Channel catfish good on punch bait and dough bait at 5-8 ft. along rocky shorelines. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 4-10 ft. along the dam and rocks. Walleye good on grubs and drifting live bait at 5-10 ft. along shorelines and the intake. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.
Overholser:  June 3. Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water very muddy. Catfish and striped bass hybrids good on cut bait in flooded vegetation on the north end of the lake. Report submitted by David Rempe, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
Thunderbird: June 3. Elevation 1 1/4 ft. above normal, water muddy. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 4-6 ft. around structure. Bass fair to good on tandem spinnerbaits and plastic worms at 3-8 ft. near structure in coves. Catfish fair to good on stinkbait and cut bait at 4-10 ft. near drop-offs. Saugeye good on medium diving crankbaits, jigs and sassy shad off points early and late. Report by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
Wes Watkins: May 30. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water muddy. Main boat ramp on the north side is open. Channel catfish good on worms and chicken liver around windy points. White bass fair trolling the main part of lake. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.
NORTHEAST
Birch: June 3. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water low 70s and murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits along shorelines. Blue catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut shad. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.
Copan: June 3. Elevation 10 ft. above normal, water murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. Blue and channel catfish being caught on cut bait and chicken liver along flooded shorelines. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
Eucha:  June 5. Elevation 1/4 ft. above normal, water 73 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and crankbaits. Catfish fair on trotlines and limb lines baited with live sunfish. Bluegill good on crickets and worms. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
Grand: June 3. Elevation 4 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and jigs. Crappie good on minnows and jigs. White bass good on small crankbaits and jigs up Elk River and Drowning Creek. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
Hudson: June 3. Elevation 8 ft. above normal. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on cut bait. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.
Hulah:  June 3. Elevation 11 ft. above normal, water murky. On minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. Blue catfish good on cut bait and worms along flooded shorelines. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
Kaw:  June 4. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal. Crappie fair at 2-4 ft. Channel and blue catfish fair on the flats. Carp good bow fishing up creeks and in flats. Striped bass and striped bass hybrids fair below the dam. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Kay and Grant counties.
Keystone:  June 4. Elevation 7 1/2 ft. above normal, water 74. Catfish fair on cut bait at 20-30 ft. Crappie fair on minnows. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.
Lower Illinois:  June 3. Elevation normal with water releases occurring midday if at all, water upper 50s and clear. White and striped bass good on white jigs and curly tail grubs at the mouth and the dam. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits. Trout good on Power Bait and rooster tails. There have been several stockings of larger trout over the last month and quality fish are biting well. Fly fishing good on nymphs below the strike indicator in current and dry flies in the Watts area early morning. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.
Oologah:  June 2. Elevation 11 ft. above normal and rising, water near 70 and muddy. Use extreme caution due to submerged objects and floating debris. Blue and channel catfish fair on liver and worms around flooded fields and fair on shad below the dam. White bass fair on jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
Sooner:  June 4. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad and slabs in the lake. Catfish good on cut bait and live bait off Hwy 177 and Hwy 15. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
Spavinaw:  June 5. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 74 and dingy. Largemouth bass on nests. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish good on trotlines and limb lines baited with live bait. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
Tenkiller:  June 3. Elevation 4 ft. above normal and rising, water 74 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and soft plastic baits in flooded brush. Crappie fair at 15-20 ft. around brush and on minnows and jigs around docks. White bass fair on minnows at 25-30 ft. trolling or night fishing under lights. Catfish good on flip-flops baited with cut bait at 40-50 ft. Sunfish good on night crawlers along docks and gravel banks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.
NORTHWEST
Canton:  June 1. Elevation 13 ft. below normal, water clear. Channel catfish good on crickets and stinkbait along the dam. Walleye good drifting night crawlers from Sandy Cove to Longdale campground. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed Blaine County.
Ft. Supply:  June 3. Elevation normal. White bass fair on spinnerbaits, minnows, jigs and spoons trolling or along the shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs along jetties. Walleye fair trolling sandbars and the dam and fair on minnows, jigs and spoons along shorelines. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.
SOUTHEAST
Arbuckle:  June 1. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. below normal, water 70 and stained to muddy in upper creek arms. Crappie being caught on 1/8 oz. chartreuse/white jigs and minnows at 12-20 ft. near brush and drop-offs. White bass being caught on shad pattern crankbaits and rattletraps along windblown banks while chasing shad. Largemouth and smallmouth bass being caught on swim baits, flukes, square billed crankbaits and shaky head jigs and worms in shallows. Channel catfish being caught on dead minnows and stinkbait in upper creeks where current is flowing in. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
Blue River:  June 5. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 68 and murky. Channel catfish excellent on stinkbait and cut minnows behind boulders in heavy current. Flathead catfish fair on live sunfish in larger pools at night. All other fishing slow due to high water conditions. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
Broken Bow:  June 2. Elevation rising, water upper 70s. Bass good on clown colored Zara spooks and popper up creeks and at mouths of creeks early, good on white crankbaits and Carolina-rigged Baby Brush Hogs in green pumpkin at 10-20 ft. later in the day and on crankbaits and sea rigs around points and rock walls. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and sunfish. Crappie good on small grubs in white, chartreuse and orange at 15-25 ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
Eufaula:  June 2. Elevation 5 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits flipping the flooded brush. White bass fair on jigs around bridges. Blue catfish good on a variety of baits in rocky areas and bridges. Crappie fair on jigs around bridges. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
Hugo:  June 2. Elevation 4 ft. above normal. Crappie and largemouth bass fair in and around flooded brush. Catfish fair on trotlines baited with sunfish along the river channel. Crappie good on jigs below the dam. Catfish fair on cut bait below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
Konawa:  June 3. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 76 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic worms at 3-8 ft. along weed beds and cattails. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and stinkbait at 5-10 ft. around points. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
Lower Mountain Fork:  June 2. Crayfish and minnow patterns (size 10-12) and Light Cahills (size 16) have been working well in Zone I. Zones II and III have experienced high water from generation periodically during the day. But when the water isn’t too high to fish in Zone II, try streamers and midges. In Zone III we also caught fish on the Light Cahills. Otherwise, there isn’t a particular hatch that is strong at this point. Report submitted by Three Rivers Fly Shop.
McGee Creek: June 2. Elevation 12 1/3 ft. above normal, water 68 and murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on soft plastic lures and spinnerbaits at 2-10 ft. Crappie fair on minnows over cedar trees next to creek channels. Channel catfish fair to good on liver and stinkbait in upper creek channels and on juglines baited with cut bait along riprap. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
Murray:  June 4. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 70. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on soft plastic baits, crankbaits, plastic worms and spinnerbaits. Channel catfish good to excellent on worms, stinkbait, chicken liver and minnows at 5-7 ft. around rocky structure. Crappie slow to fair at 10 ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
Pine Creek:  June 2. Elevation above normal, water clear. Bass good on rattletraps and shad raps. Crappie good on white Micro King spinnerbaits. Catfish good on punch bait. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
Robert S. Kerr:  June 3. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush, grass and riprap around the river and good in cutoffs in the river and good on plastic baits in grass around windy points. Spotted and white bass excellent up Canadian River; look for concentrations of gulls; white bass are congregated in deeper pools. Crappie fair close to creek channels on submerged brush. Channel and blue catfish excellent on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait at 12-20 ft. close to creek and river channels. Flathead catfish good on trotlines baited with live bait up rivers and in coves. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
Sardis:  June 1. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal, water 78. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass fair trolling. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and dead minnows. Flathead catfish fair to good on live bait at 6-9 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
Texoma:  June 2. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 61 and muddy in the north and clear in the south. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic worms, large crankbaits and surface lures at 5-15 ft. from Burns Run to Caney Creek in the creek channels. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, sassy shad and surface lures at 10-30 ft. from Platter Flats to the islands. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on stinkbait, live bait and worms at 5-20 ft. from the Washita River to Catfish Bay. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around fish attractors and underwater brush. Sunfish fair to good on shrimp, worms, small spinnerbaits and tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around fishing docks and riprap. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
Wister:  June 2. Elevation 18 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and pumpkinseed grubs. Crappie good on minnows and fair on chartreuse/orange jigs at 4-10 ft. around brushy cover. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and dead minnows at 8-12 ft. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
SOUTHWEST
Ellsworth:  June 2. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water muddy. Catfish fair to good on cut bait off rocky points. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs shallow around structure. Saugeye fair on minnows and grubs off rocks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
Foss:  June 4. Elevation 12 ft. below normal, water high 60s and clear. Striped bass hybrids good on live bait in channels. Walleye good on live bait. Crappie fair around the boat house. Catfish good. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
Ft. Cobb:  June 3. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 74 and murky. Striped bass hybrids good on cut bait and live bait at 4-8 ft. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and live bait at 2-8 ft. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Caddo County.
Lawtonka:  June 2. Elevation normal, water murky. Catfish fair to good on cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
Tom Steed:  June 3. Elevation 10 ft. below normal, water 65 and murky. Catfish good on cut bait and shad. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 4-15 ft. Saugeye and white bass fair trolling silver crankbaits. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.
Waurika:  June 3. Elevation 12 ft. below normal, water murky. Crappie very good on minnows and jigs near submerged timber. Striped bass hybrids, blue and channel catfish good on crawfish and shad. Flathead catfish fair on sunfish around submerged timber. Walleye fair on white jigs around the dam. Report submitted by Ted Hasty, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.

 

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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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