Northeast Oklahoma fishing report for week of August 8

Northeastern Oklahoma boasts a wide variety of lake landscapes to choose from. If you are stuck at the same old fishing spot trip after trip, maybe it's time to get out of the rut and explore more. You can choose from diverse terrains, each lake is 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

Copan: August 8. 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.

Eufaula: August 5. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits around deep points and deeper rocky areas. White bass good on topwater lures and slab spoons along flats early and late. Blue catfish fair on shad drifting the deep flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridges, around standing timber and riprap. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Ft. Gibson: August 4. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 89 and clear. Please be extra cautious of underwater obstructions due to low water conditions. White bass good on white spinnerbaits and small crankbaits while wading. Catfish good on Carolina rigs and whole shad at 10-15 ft. drift the flats. Largemouth bass fair on big finesse worms and Biffle Bugs with a trailer. Crappie fair at 15 ft. around docks and structure. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Greenleaf: August 6. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and buzz baits along creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and liver on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hulah: August 8. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clearing. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. Catfish fair below the dam on cut shad and worms. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: August 6. 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. Gar good bow fishing. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Keystone: August 7. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 91. Largemouth bass fair. White bass fair trolling points. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: August 3. Elevation normal, water 55 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures all along the river. White bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Striped bass good on live trout and shad at 2-3 ft. along deep branch and the mouth of the river. Blue catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 ft. all along the river. Trout excellent on topwater lures on 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 5. Elevation 1 1/4 ft. below normal, water upper 80s and murky. Blue catfish fair on juglines baited with shad at 15-30 ft. White bass fair trolling shad colored crankbaits on flats at 10-15 ft. early in the morning and late in the evening. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs 10-15 ft. around standing timber. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Tenkiller: August 6. Elevation 6 ft. below normal and falling, water high 80s and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures shallow and on soft plastics at 15-20 ft. Catfish fair on flip-flops or drifting cut bait. White bass fair on jigs, spinnerbaits and spoons around shallow points surfacing early and late. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: August 6. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, buzz baits and crankbaits along riprap, brush structure and creek channels. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait along mudflats and on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs 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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