Lake Report


Tuesday, July 3rd 2007, 6:00 pm
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Here are the conditions at Oklahoma lakes as reported Wednesday, July 4, by the state Department of Wildlife Conservation and lake rangers.

CENTRAL

Draper: Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water muddy. White bass fair to good on jigs at water inlet on east end of dam. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: Water 81 degrees and clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, jigs and minnows. White bass good on jigs and minnows along shoreline. Channel catfish good on punch baits, stinkbaits and cut shad along shoreline. Walleye good on jigs and minnows along shoreline. Report submitted by Kelly Roberson, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Overholser: Water 83 degrees and murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits along shoreline. Channel catfish good on minnows, punch baits and cut shad along banks and rocks. Crappie good on jigs and minnows along shorelines and docks. Report submitted by Kelly Roberson, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: Elevation 7 ft. above normal, water muddy. Only two boat ramps open, all others closed due to high water. Blue catfish fair to good on live shad. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

NORTHEAST

Carl Blackwell: Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 75 degrees and muddy. Catfish good on cut baits and punch baits. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Bell Cow: Elevation above normal, water muddy. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and plastics. Channel catfish good on cut baits, doughbaits and live baits. Crappie good on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Chandler: Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and plastics. Channel catfish good on cut baits, doughbaits and live baits. Crappie good on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Eucha: Elevation slightly above normal, water 79 degrees and murky. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at 10 to 12 feet around brush and structure. Bluegill good on crickets and worms around grass beds. Largemouth fair off rocky points using Carolina-rigged plastic baits. Catfish fair on cut shad on juglines. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

Greenleaf: Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along shorelines and creek channels. Channel catfish good on cut baits and stinkbaits at spillways and creek channels. Crappie fair at 12 to 15 ft. at fishing docks and brush structures. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: Elevation 10 ft. above normal, water muddy. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad. Paddlefish snagging fair to good on upper end of lake. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Keystone: Elevation 26 ft. above normal and rising. White bass fair on tube jigs at 2 to 4 ft. below dam. Flathead catfish fair on goldfish and worms at 6 to 8 ft. below dam. All parks and ramps are closed. Report submitted by Larry Sellers, Woodys Bait and Tackle.

Oologah: Elevation 12 ft. above normal and rising. White bass fair on jigs below dam. Most campgrounds and boat ramps are closed at this time. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Spavinaw: Elevation slightly above normal, water 81 degrees and murky. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around the dam. Largemouth fair on jerk baits. Catfish fair on juglines using cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

Webbers Falls: Elevation several ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair spinnerbaits along creek channels. Channel catfish good on stinkbaits and cut baits on mudflats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8 to 15 ft. on brush structures and creek channels. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: Elevation 4 ft. above normal. White bass, striped bass hybrids, walleye fair drifting slabs and trolling crankbaits. Channel catfish fair on cut baits and live baits on upper end of lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Fort Supply: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water clear. Channel catfish good on stinkbaits. Walleye fair below dam. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Harper County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: Elevation 8 ft. above normal and rising, water 78 degrees and stained. Crappie good at brush piles. White bass chasing shad. Bass fishing fair on flukes and spinnerbaits in shallows. Channel catfish good up creeks. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 73 degrees and murky. Channel and blue catfish good on chicken liver, night crawlers and stinkbaits. Flathead catfish good on live baits and night crawlers. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: Elevation 8 to 9 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on dark soft plastics and 8 to 10 in. Texas or Carolina-rigged worms at mouth of creeks and points. Channel catfish good on cut baits and shad on juglines and trotlines. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at structures on upper end of lake. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Hugo: Elevation 10 ft. above normal water 78 degrees and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Crappie fair on live minnows. Blue catfish good on earthworms and chicken liver. Report submitted by Wendell Smalling, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Eufaula: Elevation 10 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastics at flooded timber. White bass good on jigs below dam. Blue catfish fair on shad below dam. Crappie fair on minnows at 15 to 20 ft. at flooded timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Konawa: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and plastic worms at 4 to 8 ft. on weed beds. White bass good on spoons and jigs at 5-10 ft. with schooling fish in south cove. Channel catfish good on shad at 10 to 15 ft. in south cove. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

McGee Creek: Elevation 11 1/2 ft. above normal, water 79 degrees and clear south and murky north. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures at 2 to 6 ft. Channel catfish good on stinkbaits and punch baits in fresh water flowing into lake. Crappie fair on minnows at 12 to 18 ft. in cedar brush. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: Elevation above normal, water 82 degrees and stained. Water flowing over spillway. Largemouth and smallmouth bass slow to fair. Report submitted by Gary Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: Elevation above normal, water murky. Bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs around rocky structures. Catfish are good with magic bait on yo-yos and trotlines. Report Submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: Elevation below normal, water 78 degrees and murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and jig and pig combinations at 4 to 8 ft. fishing the weeds, rocks and woody cover next to deeper water. Crappie fair on minnows at 8 to 10 ft. on bends of the old creek channels of Dirty Creek, Big Sans Bois Creek and Sallisaw Creek. White bass fair on shad type crankbaits at 6 to 10 ft. trolling the areas around Applegate Cove and the mouth of Sallisaw Creek. Blue and flathead catfish fair on fresh cut bait and live bait at 3 to 8 ft. near the rocky areas in the lower part of the lake. Report submitted by Robert Olzawski, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis Lake: Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and artificial lures in creek channels. White bass good trolling around islands. Channel catfish good on cut shad on juglines and trotlines. Crappie fair on minnows around bridges and brush piles. Walleye good. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: Elevation 14 ft. above normal and rising, water 79 degrees and clear south and muddy north. Fishing for most species good on traditional baits. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: Elevation 6 1/2 ft. above normal, water muddy. Largemouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits and plastic worms. Crappie good on live minnows at timber and structure. Channel catfish fair to good on cut baits with juglines and trotlines. Flathead catfish good on live sunfish on trotlines. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County

SOUTHWEST

Altus Lugert: Lake is full, with water flowing over spillway. Fish biting in river near low water bridge, primarily catfish, gar and goldeye. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain State Park.

Ellsworth: Lake full with all flood gates open. Crappie fair on minnows around the dam. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 80 degrees and clear. White bass have been surfacing in front of dam early mornings and late evenings. Striped bass hybrids fair on live bait in deep water. Walleye fair. Catfish good. Bass fair. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Fort Cobb: Elevation 5 1/3 ft. above normal and rising. Catfish slow to fair on cut baits on creeks flowing into lake. Report submitted by James Edwards Jr., game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: Lake full with all flood gates open. Walleye and white bass fair on minnows and small spoons around rocks on south end of lake. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.