Northeast Oklahoma Fishing report for week of August 15

Northeastern Oklahoma has a wide variety of lake landscapes to choose from. If you feel like you've been stuck in the same fishing spot for awhile, maybe it's time you explore a little more. The lake landscapes in Northeastern Oklahoma offers diverse terrains and each lake has a unique experience. The Northeast Oklahoma fishing report provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is a great guide for fishing and lake conditions and it might even help you find a new "favorite fishing spot."

NORTHEAST

Carl Blackwell: August 13. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 84. Striped bass hybrids fair trolling. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: August 12. Elevation below normal, water 84 and murky. Channel catfish good on shrimp around fishing docks in mornings. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: August 13. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water upper 80s and clearing. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. from boats around the lake as well as from the new fishing dock at Copan Point. Catfish slow on cut shad, sunfish and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: August 14. Elevation 8 ft. below normal, water 82 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-14 ft. around brush and structure. Bluegill good on crickets and worms around grass beds. Largemouth bass fair on deep diving crankbaits. Report submitted Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: August 11. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 87 and clear. Be extra cautious of underwater obstructions due to low lake levels. Catfish fair on live shad and chicken liver. Crappie fair at 10-15 ft. around the docks and structure. White bass fair trolling white spinnerbaits off the windy points. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits at 10-15 ft. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Grand: August 12. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water upper 80s. Bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits shallow. White bass fair. Catfish good on juglines baited with fresh cut bait above Sailboat Bridge. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. below the docks. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: August 14. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and bill baits along shorelines, brush structure, creek channels and rocky points. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in green, yellow and red around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: August 13. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal. Crappie fair to good on small jigs and minnows at 18-20 ft. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: August 13. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water clearing. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. Catfish fair on cut shad and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: August 13. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 85 and clear. Drawing down lake levels for millet planting. When gates are open during the week the fishing is good. White bass good on crankbaits and small jigs along windy beaches and the Sarge Creek Bridge at night. Striped bass hybrids good below the dam when running water. Blue catfish fair below the dam when running water. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around deep standing timber. Gar good bow fishing. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Keystone: August 14. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 90. White bass good around windy shorelines and points. Striped bass on crankbaits at 15-30 ft. Catfish good on juglines at 15-20 ft. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: August 13. Elevation normal, water 57 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures on the surface all along the river. White bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Striped bass good on live shad and trout at 1-3 ft. at the mouth of the river. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 2-4 ft. all along the river. Trout excellent fly fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom from the dam to Gore Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Oologah: August 12. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water upper 80s and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush or standing timber. Blue catfish fair drifting shad at 20-25 ft. along the river channel. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: August 13. Elevation 7 1/4 ft. below normal, water upper 80s and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15

ft. around standing timber. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: August 13. They are pumping water from the Arkansas River into the lake. Access is limited on the east and west sides because of construction. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on slabs and live shad towards the dam. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: August 14. Elevation slightly below normal, water 81 and dingy. Bluegill good on crickets and worms. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Largemouth bass fair on plastic worms at night. Report submitted Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: August 13. Elevation 6 3/4 ft. below normal and falling, water 89 and clear. White bass surfacing mid-lake to the dam early mornings. Sunfish good on nightcrawlers in or near docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: August 14. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along shorelines, riprap, brush structure and creek channels. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom and along mudflats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in black and purple around bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

 

Information provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation .

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