Fishing Report for August 8, 2018

Courtesy of Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC)

Central

Draper: August 3. Elevation above normal, water 88 and stained. White bass fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits and jigs along inlet. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around points, shallows, shorelines and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish fair on punch bait and stinkbait around docks, points and riprap. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: August 6. Elevation normal, water 82-85 and clear. Channel catfish fair on cut bait at 20-30 ft. off the dam. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits and soft plastic baits along shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs off the docks and dam. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on lipless baits, sassy shad and grubs off points early and late. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Thunderbird: August 3. Elevation below normal, water 89 and stained. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around points, shallows, shorelines and standing timber. White bass and saugeye slow on bill baits, crankbaits and plastic baits around points. Channel and blue catfish slow on chicken liver, shad and stinkbait along the dam, points and riprap. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Northeast

Copan: August 6. Elevation normal, water clearing. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on shad, sunfish and worms along riprap, river channel and shorelines. White bass fair on grubs and in-line spinnerbaits around points. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Ft. Gibson: August 7. Elevation below normal, water 86 and clear. White bass fair trolling crankbaits, rooster tails and in-line spinnerbaits along flats and main lake. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on live shad and minnows drifting flats, main lake and river channel. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and tube jigs around brush structure, docks and riprap. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.

Greenleaf: August 3. Elevation normal, water 88 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, jerk baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, in coves and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows, grubs, hair jigs, jigs and tube jigs at 12-15 ft. around brush structure, creek channels and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and shad along channels, in coves, flats and main lake. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hulah: August 6. Elevation normal, water clearing. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits and swimbaits around points. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, shad, sunfish and worms along riprap and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Keystone: August 2. Elevation above normal, water 88. Blue catfish fair on cut bait below the dam and along channels. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: August 3. Elevation normal, water 60 and murky. Trout good on nymphs, PowerBait and worms below the dam, along channels, rocks and below riffles at the head of deeper holes. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Skiatook: August 4. Elevation below normal, water 80s and clear. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live shad at 10-20 ft. in the main lake and around points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Tenkiller: August 3. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear to murky. The lake is down, be careful for exposed and shallow flats that are not marked. Good luck and get it in before school starts. Fish are seeking deeper shaded waters and cover. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits suspended at 15-30 ft. in the main lake. Largemouth bass are suspended and harder to get to and catch with only 8+ pounds winning the last local jackpot tournament. Flathead, channel and blue catfish fair on trotlines and juglines baited with goldfish, live bait and sunfish. White bass fair on crankbaits in the main lake. Surfacing white bass can still provide quick action for the boater who keeps his eyes open and covers some acreage. Report submitted by Brady May, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Webbers Falls: August 3. Elevation normal, water 88 and murky.   Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, in coves, creek channels, shallows, shorelines and standing timber. Crappie fair on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, standing timber and on bottom under bridges. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair drifting shad and cut bait on bottom along channels, creek channels, flats and shallows. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Northwest

Ft. Supply: August 6. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, punch bait and stinkbait along the dam, main lake and riprap. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

Foss: August 6. Elevation 3/4 ft. below normal, water high 70s. Striped bass hybrids good on live bait in deep water. Catfish good on juglines baited with cut shad. White bass and walleye fair. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Southeast

Arbuckle: August 4. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water 81-83. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures early morning and on crankbaits and soft plastic baits. Smallmouth bass good on topwater lures early morning, on spinnerbaits in the wind and on soft plastic baits. Crappie slow on yellow/white slabs slayer baits at 18 ft. off docks and out on the lake. White bass good on grubs up creeks and on roadrunners along flats. Channel catfish good on punch bait, dead minnows and stinkbait. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: August 6. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, rocks and sandbars; bass topwater action is best at dawn and dusk. Channel catfish excellent on chicken liver, punch bait, stinkbait and worms around brush structure and deeper pools on the edge of currents. Bluegill, green and redear sunfish good on in-line spinnerbaits, plastic baits and small lures along sandbar and shallows. Approximately 2,000 channel catfish were stocked on July 31. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: August 3. Elevation below normal, water 88. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs and plastic baits around brush structure, creek channels, points and standing timber. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: August 2. Elevation normal, water murky but slowly clearing. Blue catfish excellent on cut bait, live bait, live shad, shad and worms below the dam, along the dam and river mouth. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around bridges. Largemouth and spotted bass good on grasshoppers, small lures and spinnerbaits in coves, main lake and weed beds. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: August 3. Elevation below normal, water 87 and murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish slow on cut bait, dough bait, live bait and shad below the dam, along channels, main lake and river channel. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs below the dam, around brush structure, main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: August 2. Elevation normal, water 96 and clear. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits and topwater lures in the main lake, around points, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and live shad in coves, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait in coves, along creek channels, inlet and riprap. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: August 3. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout fair on caddis flies, PowerBait and small lures along creek channels and rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: August 4. Elevation normal, water 86. Crappie, white bass and spotted bass good on minnows around brush structure, river channel and standing timber. Channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, goldfish and sunfish along creek channels and river channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: August 3. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures along shallows. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: August 3. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on flukes, lipless baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits in coves and creek channels. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live bait, live shad, stinkbait and sunfish along flats, main lake, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: August 2. Elevation below normal, water 90. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits, hair jigs, jerk baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, topwater lures and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, creek channels, points, rocks, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad and sunfish along flats, main lake and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: August 6. Elevation below normal, water 88 and clear. Striped bass good on live shad and topwater lures along discharge, main lake and points. Crappie fair on hair jigs and tube jigs around brush structure and docks. Blue catfish good on cut bait and live shad below the dam, along channels and main lake. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: August 3. Elevation normal, water cloudy. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels and points. Blue catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, shad and stinkbait along channels and main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

Southwest

Ft. Cobb: August 6. Elevation below normal, water 84 and clear. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait around brush structure and main lake. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Tom Steed: August 6. Elevation normal, water 82. Striped bass hybrids, white bass and saugeye fair trolling crankbaits in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: August 5. Elevation dropping, water 87. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait and worms in the main lake, around points and shorelines. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.