Northeast Oklahoma Fishing report for week of July 11

Catfish, crappie and bass are all being hooked at area lakes on a variety of baits. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's fishing report provides information about lake conditions, what's biting where and what they are biting on. So if you are looking for a relaxing way to spend part of the weekend you might consider grabbing the fishing pole and see what bites the hook.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: July 10. Elevation normal, water 90 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows on bottom. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Carl Blackwell: July 9. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 80 and murky. Catfish good on all baits. Saugeye good trolling crankbaits. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: July 10. Elevation normal, water 90 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: July 9. Elevation normal, water mid-80s and clearing. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 3-5 ft. from boats around the lake as well as from the new fishing dock at Copan Point. Catfish fair on cut shad, sunfish and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: July 10. Elevation 3 1/4 ft. below normal, water 85 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around brush and structure. Bluegill good on crickets and worms around grass beds. Largemouth bass fair on deep diving crankbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Eufaula: July 8. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits around deep points and deeper rocky areas. White bass good on topwater lures and slab spoons early and late. Blue catfish fair on fresh shad drifting the deep flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around standing timber, under bridges and along riprap. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Ft. Gibson: July 7. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. White bass good on white rooster tails trolling the windy points. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms and crankbaits at 10-15 ft. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with whole sunfish and shad at 15-25 ft. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Grand: July 8. Elevation normal, water high 80s. Bass good on jigs and worms at 5-10 ft. White bass good trolling islands and above Sailboat Bridge. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on juglines and drifting above Sailboat Bridge. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. below docks and around brush. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: July 10. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along shorelines, brush structure and rocky points. Catfish fair on fresh cut bait and liver near the spillway and upper end creek channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hulah: July 9. Elevation 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: July 10. Elevation normal, water 85 and clear. White bass good on crankbaits. Blue catfish good on fresh cut bait in the upper end. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Keystone: July 10. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 87. White bass good trolling at 10 ft. Striped bass good trolling at 10-20 ft. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 15 ft. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: July 9. Elevation normal, water 48 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures in the coves. White bass good on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Striped bass fair on live bait at 1-2 ft. at the mouth of the river. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie fair on jigs at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Trout excellent fly fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and 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: July 9. Elevation normal, water 70s and muddy. Blue catfish fair on juglines baited with shad at 10-15 ft. White bass fair trolling shad colored crankbaits at 10-12 ft. on flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around standing timber. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastics at 5-8 ft. White bass fair on jigs below the dam. Blue catfish fair on shad below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Sooner: July 9. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on slabs and live shad. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along Hwy 15 and off the large boat ramp.

Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: July 10. Elevation slightly below normal, water 85 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: July 9. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures and soft plastics early morning and evening. Crappie fair on minnows in docks. White bass fair on jigs or spinning lures near Standing Rock in evenings. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: July 10. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, buzz baits and jerk baits along riprap, brush structure and creek channels. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and liver on bottom and mudflats. 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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