Northeast Oklahoma Fishing report for week of July 25

In this week's fishing report provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation we see that area lake levels are dropping a little more. You can still reel in some nice Bass and Catfish using the tips for fishing locations supplied by the game wardens. Early morning and late evening fishing seems to be when anglers are seeing the most activity.

Summer is slipping away quickly! If you haven't taken advantage of one of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's Free Family Fishing Clinics, now is the time! Sign up today for one of the last Free Family Fishing Clinics of the summer in Jenks. For more information please go to wildlifedepartment.com.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: July 22. Elevation below normal, water 88 and clear. Channel catfish fair on worms. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at night. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Chandler:July 22. Elevation below normal, water 88 and clear. Channel catfish good on shad at night and fair on chicken liver and worms at night. Crappie good on minnows and jigs morning and night. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan:  July 22. 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: July 24. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 85 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on plastic worms at night. Bluegill fair on crickets and worms around grass beds. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Eufaula: July 22. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic lures and crankbaits along deeper flats and deeper rocky areas. White bass good on topwater lures and slab spoons along deep flat areas early and late. Blue catfish fair on fresh shad drifting flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along rocky areas, riprap and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Ft. Gibson: July 21. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water 89 and clear. White bass good on white rooster tails and small crankbaits on the windy points early and late. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms and crankbaits at 10-15 ft. around deep structure. Catfish good on trotlines baited with cut bait and sunfish at 15-25 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Grand: July 23. Elevation normal, water low 90s. Bass fair on worms and jigs. White bass excellent trolling islands. Catfish good on fresh cut bait above Sailboat Bridge. Crappie fair at 15-20 ft. under docks. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: July 24. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, bill baits and jerk baits along shorelines, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in red, green and yellow around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hulah: July 22. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clearing. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. Fishermen below the dam are catching fair numbers of catfish on cut shad and worms. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: July 20. Blue catfish slow in upper part of Arkansas River; fish have moved to the main part of the lake. White bass excellent. Striped bass good below Kaw dam with running water. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Keystone: July 22. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water 87. White bass good trolling spoons and rattletraps off points. Stripers good on topwater lures and spooks early morning. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: July 23. Elevation normal, water 54 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures in coves. White bass fair on spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Striped bass good on live shad at 1-2 ft. in the lower river, starting to show up below Gore Landing and Deep Branch mouth. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 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.

Spavinaw: July 24. Elevation slightly below normal, water 85 and dingy. Bluegill good around docks and shaded shorelines. Catfish good on trotlines, juglines and rod-and-reel baited with live bait, cut bait and crankbaits. Walleye

good on artificial lures in deep water along steep drop-offs. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms, crank baits, and buzz baits. White bass good trolling mornings and evenings. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: July 23. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water high 80s and clear. Largemouth bass slow on soft plastics late evenings and early mornings. Catfish fair drifting cut bait at 10-20 ft. Sunfish good on worms in or near docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: July 24. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, buzz baits and crankbaits along riprap, brush structure, mudflats, creek channels and rocky points. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom and along mudflats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in purple and black 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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