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Weekly Fishing Report

by Ed Godfrey Modified: August 29, 2013 at 6:55 pm •  Published: August 29, 2013

CENTRAL
Arcadia: August 28. Elevation normal, water 83 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, minnows, worms and topwater lures at 8-12 ft. around vegetation in the north cove early and late. White bass, striped bass and striped bass hybrids fair on worms, shad, lipless baits and silver spoons at 6-12 ft. along shorelines and the dam. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait, dough bait and shad at 8-15 ft. along windy shorelines and points early and late. Flathead catfish fair on live bait and cut bait. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs, worms and silver spoons at 8-10 ft. around docks, structure and riprap early and late. Sunfish fair on jigs and worms shallow along shorelines and riprap. Carp fair on dough bait. Report submitted by Sheila Hutton, gate attendant.
Hefner: August 28. Elevation above normal, water 78-83 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic baits along weed and willows. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on gay blades at 4-8 ft. along east side points. Channel and blue catfish good on cut baits at 15-30 ft. along the dam. Flathead catfish fair on minnows and goldfish along rocky shorelines. Walleye fair on crankbaits and live bait at 8-15 ft. drifting and trolling. Sunfish and bluegill good on worms at 1-3 ft. along south shorelines. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.
Overholser: August 26. Elevation 2 ft. above normal. Catfish slow to fair on stinkbait and cut bait after dark. Report submitted by David Rempe, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.
Thunderbird: August 25. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait and cut bait. Bass fair on tandem spinnerbaits and plastic worms in coves and weed beds. Crappie fair on jigs at 6-8 ft. around the dam and deep structure. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
Wes Watkins: August 26. Elevation normal, water 85 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows in standing timber. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.
NORTHEAST
Bell Cow: August 25. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 85 and murky. Bass good on plastic baits and spinnerbaits early morning. Catfish good on cut bait, stinkbait and dough bait at night. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around fishing docks at night. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
Carl Blackwell: August 27. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 80 and clearing. Crappie good to excellent small live fathead minnows and translucent colored jigs at 7-16 ft. Channel catfish good to excellent on chicken liver, stinkbait, night crawlers, grasshoppers and cicadas. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair to good in the early mornings and evenings schooling on large populations of fry in the back of coves all around the lake. Saugeye slow on weighted crawler rigs in deep water across most of the lake. All sunfish are very active eating every insect that touches the water, try the traditional worm and a bobber to keep the kids entertained for hours in the “Trout pond” that is not yet stocked with trout and requires no extra fees to fish yet. After dark take them to the enclosed crappie dock to catch sunfish around the lights that attract numerous insects. Largemouth bass slow on all baits, the best bets would be topwater baits in the mornings or evenings. Flathead catfish picking back up on juglines and trotlines baited with large live goldfish on the northeast side of the lake around the Turkey Hollow area. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny, The H2O Lakeside store.
Chandler: August 25. Elevation normal, water 85 and murky. Bass fair on plastic baits. Catfish fair on chicken liver and stinkbait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
Copan: August 27. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 7-10 ft. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, chicken liver and worms below the dam and fair on juglines baited with sunfish. Channel catfish fair on worms in flooded areas. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
Eucha: August 27. Elevation slightly above normal, water 82 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-14 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits. Bluegill good on crickets and worms around grass beds. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
Grand: August 26. Elevation 1 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish fair on fresh cut bait. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
Hudson: August 27. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and buzz baits around brush piles and weed beds early and late. Channel and blue catfish good on worms and cut shad. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.
Hulah: August 27. Elevation 9 ft. above normal, water murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 8-10 ft. around brush piles near Skull Creek. Blue and flathead catfish good on cut bait and worms below the dam. Channel catfish fair on worms in flooded areas. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
Kaw: August 26. Elevation 10 ft. above normal, water 84. Catfish excellent on juglines on the north end of the lake up into the Arkansas River and good on fresh cut shad below the dam when gates are open half way. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Kay and Grant counties.
Keystone: August 27. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 80. Blue catfish good drifting the channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.
Lower Illinois: August 25. Elevation above normal with water releases, water upper 60s to low 70s and clear. Fishing is decent all along the river from the dam to the mouth. Striped bass being caught on shad and trout in deep holes. Sauger being caught on minnows and jigs in deep holes toward the mouth. Trout good on Power Bait, rooster tails and rapalas at the dam and Watts area in deeper holes as the river begins to flow. Fly fishing good on wooly buggers being stripped and dry flies early in the morning, especially in the Watts Area. Nymph fishing in deeper holes is doing well when the sun gets up. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.
Oologah: August 25. Elevation 8 ft. above normal and slowly falling, water mid to upper 70s and muddy. Channel and blue catfish fair on shad and liver around flooded willows, juglines and shad below the dam. White bass fair on jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Break Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
Skiatook: August 27. Elevation 5 3/4 ft. below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. around structure. Reported submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.
Spavinaw: August 27. Elevation slightly above normal, water 83 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits. Bluegill good on crickets and worms around boat docks. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
Tenkiller: August 26. Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and topwater baits early morning. Catfish fair on stinkbait at 8-12 ft. and drifting cut bait and at 10-20 ft. Sunfish good on night crawlers in or near docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.
NORTHWEST
Canton: August 24. Elevation 12.5 ft. below normal, water clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair trolling crankbaits and drifting slabs. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
SOUTHEAST
Arbuckle: August 24. Elevation 2 3/4 ft. below normal, water 83 and stained. Crappie slow off docks and good on chartreuse 1/8 oz. jigs at 25-35 ft. around brush piles. White bass being caught on topwater lures, wiggle-tailed grubs and small crankbaits in shad patterns all over the main lake chasing shad off points and up on flats. Bass good on 7-inch lizards, creature baits in green pumpkin, medium-diving crankbaits in chartreuse shad patterns and topwater lures. Channel catfish good on cut bait and sponge baits off baited holes at night. Sunfish good on fly-rods baited with black gnat poppers in shaded areas late evening. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
Broken Bow: August 26. Water upper 80s. Largemouth bass good on Zara Spooks and poppers around points and islands early and late, on white or shad colored crankbaits at 5-15 ft. around points and humps, on Carolina rigs, creature baits, finesse worms in watermelon seed and green pumpkin colors and on peanut butter and jelly jigs at 5-20 ft. and around walls and points and in the Sand Springs bend and south lake near the spillway and the dam. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 15 ft. in creeks and brush piles. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
Eufaula: August 25. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water clearing. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic baits and crankbaits around points. White bass fair along flats early and late. Blue catfish fair on shad drifting flats and creek channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridges and around standing timber. Report submitted by David Robertson, game warden stationed in McIntosh and Okmulgee counties.
Hugo: August 25. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 85. Crappie fair on minnows along the Kiamichi River channel. Catfish fair on fair on cut bait and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
Konawa: August 26. Elevation normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms at 5-10 ft. along road beds and points. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait and cut bait at 15 ft. around points and the south cove. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
Lower Mountain Fork: August 25. Fly fishing patterns would include olive and brown hoppers size 10 and 12, stimulators, light cahills or PMD’s also in size 12-14. Pheasant tail with flashback, size 18-20. Small midges size 20-22 in red, brown, copper. Also try crayfish patterns, streamers and ants. The hexagenias should be working in early evening in the Evening Hole area. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
McGee Creek: August 25. Elevation 2/3 ft. below normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on soft plastic lures and rattling crankbaits at 2-10 ft. and fair to good on shad colored topwater baits and buzz baits on schooling fish in open water and around rock ledges early and late. Crappie good on minnows over cedar trees off creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
Murray: August 26. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on soft plastic baits early morning, late evening and at night. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
Pine Creek: August 25. Elevation normal, water clear. Bass good on blue baby brush hogs Texas-rigged near flooded timber. Crappie good on white mini-king spinnerbaits at 12 ft. and on small 1/8 oz. spoons near brush in deep water. Catfish good on trotlines baited with chicken liver. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
Robert S. Kerr: August 26. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush, grass and riprap around the river and good in cutoff of the river. Spotted bass and white bass excellent up Canadian River, white bass are congregated in deeper pools. Crappie fair in deeper submerged brush locations. 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 river or in coves. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
Sardis: August 24. Elevation normal, water 90 and stained. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on cut bait. Flathead catfish fair on live bait and sunfish. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
Texoma: August 25. Elevation normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on surface lures, crankbaits and plastic lures at 5-20 ft. in the upper creeks. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, sassy shad and surface lures at 5-20 ft. from Burns Run to Caney Creek. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, stinkbait and worms at 5-20 ft. from the Washita River to Platter Flats and Sanders Island view on the Red River. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around underwater brush and the fish attractors. Sunfish good on worms, shrimp, small lures and tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around fishing docks and riprap. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
Wister: August 25. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits on the surface early and late. Crappie fair to good on minnows and fair on white/blue, pink jigs at 10-15 ft. around brushy cover. Catfish fair to good on rod-and-reel baited with live shad and best with night crawlers and on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and dead minnows. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
SOUTHWEST
Ellsworth: August 25. Elevation normal, water muddy. Catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
Foss: August 27. Elevation 12 ft. below normal with gates closed, water mid 70s and clear. Striped bass hybrids fair on live bait drifting deep water. Crappie slow around marina. Catfish fair on juglines. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
Waurika: August 27. Elevation 12 ft. below normal, water murky. Blue catfish excellent on punch bait at 3-10 ft. around stickups on the north end of the lake. Report submitted by Ted Hasty, game warden assigned to Jefferson County.


by Ed Godfrey
Reporter Sr.
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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