Northeast Oklahoma fishing report for week of June 13

Dads, kids and fishing. Sound like fun for Father's Day? Check out our lake report provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation to find out where Dad's favorite fish are biting. Bass, crappie and catfish have been active at area lakes.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow:June 10. Elevation normal, water 78 and clear. Bass good on plastic baits. Channel catfish good on dough bait, stinkbait, chicken liver and shrimp. Crappie good on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch:June 12. Elevation normal, water upper 70s and clear. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and worms. Blue catfish good on cut shad. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell:June 12. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 78. Saugeye good trolling crankbaits. Crappie fair on jigs. Catfish good on all baits. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler:June 10. Elevation normal, water 79 and clear. Bass good on spinnerbaits and plastic baits. Channel catfish good on dough bait, stinkbait and live bait. Crappie good on minnows. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan:June 10. Elevation normal, water clearing. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 3-5 ft. from boats around the lake and from the new fishing dock at Copan Point. White bass slow on white grubs in areas with large number of shad. Catfish good on cut shad, sunfish and worms below the dam and down the Caney River. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County. 

Eucha:June 12. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 78 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-14 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on plastic worms. Bluegill good on crickets and worms. Catfish food on juglines baited with cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa. 

Ft. Gibson:June 9. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Crappie good on Bobby Garland electric chicken and chartreuse jigs and minnows at 5-15 ft. White Bass good on white rooster tails around windy points. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and buzz baits at 5-15 ft. Catfish excellent on juglines baited with liver or shad. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner. 

Grand:June 12. Elevation normal, water 81. Largemouth bass good on jigs and worms off points. Catfish good on jugs with fresh cut bait and drift fishing above Sailboat Bridge. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 20-25 ft. White bass slow. Paddlefish slow. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.  

Greenleaf:June 11. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, bill baits and jigs-and-worm along mossy beds, brush structure and rocky points. Catfish fair on liver and fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around fishing docks. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County. 

Hudson:June 11. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and crankbaits. Channel and blue catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait and cut shad. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.  

Hulah:June 10. Elevation 2 ft. above 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:June 11. Elevation normal, water mid-80s and stained. Crappie improving daily on minnows or jigs at 5-15 ft. in standing timber and the backs of creeks or along the riprap and the fishing dock at the Osage Cove boat. Blue catfish good in the upper Arkansas River south of the river bridge east of Newkirk, there is access to the river by vehicle on the east side through the public hunting area. A map of this area can be found in the Oklahoma Water Atlas. A boat is not needed, fish can be caught from the bank using heavy tackle and fresh cut bait. Just a reminder vehicles must stay on maintained roads. Jug fishing has been good on the entire lake, using live bluegill or fresh cut bait. Hand fishing-noodling for flathead catfish is good and should get better through mid-July. Remember noodling is the taking of nongame fish by use of hands only. Possession of hooks, gaff hooks, spears, poles, sticks or ropes with hooks attached while in the act of noodling shall be proof of violation of the "hands only" noodling law. Bowfishing in the lake is very good for gar and carp. For more information contact Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County at 580-761-4097. 

Keystone: June 11. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 77. Crappie fair at 10-15 ft. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines at 20 ft. White bass fair. Striped bass fair. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois:June 11. Elevation normal, water 45 and clear.

Largemouth bass good on topwater lures in coves. White bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Striped bass fair on live shad at 1-4 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 1-3 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 Gore Landing to the dam. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.  

Oologah:June 10. Elevation normal, water low 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. 

Skiatook:June 11. Elevation 4 1/2 ft. below normal, water low 80s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around structure. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad at 15-30 ft. around the Hwy 20 Bridge. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits in creeks and coves. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County. 

Sooner:June 11. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on sassy shad and topwater lures in the discharge early and late. Catfish fair on cut bait and live bait at the north end of the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along Hwy 15. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County. 

Spavinaw:June 12. Elevation slightly below normal, water 80 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Largemouth bass fair on plastic worms. Bluegill good on crickets and worms. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa. 

Tenkiller:June 11. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastics in shallow water early and late and fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits at midday. Crappie fair on minnows around docks and brush piles. Catfish fair drifting minnows and cut shad at 10-20 ft. Sunfish good on night crawlers in or near the docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort. 

Webbers Falls:June 11. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and buzz baits along riprap, brush structure and creek channels. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom along mudflats and drifting. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in black and purple around bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County. 

Eufaula:June 10. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear in the east and murky in the west. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along rocky areas and windy points. White bass good trolling crankbaits around windy points and flats. Blue catfish good on fresh shad drifting over rocky areas and shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along riprap, standing timber and rocky areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Information provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation .

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