Northeast Oklahoma fishing report week of June 19

Summer is here and it's time to dust off that rod and reel. In this week's fishing report provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation you can find a great place to get back into the fishing groove.

NORTHEAST


Bell Cow: June 16. Elevation above normal, water 84 and muddy. Bass good on plastic baits and spinnerbaits. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait, cut shad, chicken liver and dough bait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: June 10. Elevation above normal, water lower 70s and murky. 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.

Chandler: June 16. Bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits. Channel catfish fair on dough bait and chicken liver. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: June 18. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. Blue and channel catfish being caught on cut bait and chicken liver in flooded shorelines but fishing success will become slower as the lake levels decrease in the flooded areas. Channel catfish slow to fair on worms and cut bait below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: June 19. Elevation slightly above normal, water 78 and dingy. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and crankbaits. Bluegill good on crickets and worms around grass beds. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.  

Eufaula: June 16. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. above normal, water 74 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits along the flooded willows and flooded brush. White bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits in current around bridges. Blue catfish good on worms and shad around rocky areas. Crappie fair around bridges, riprap and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Ft. Gibson: June 17. Elevation 7 3/4 ft. above normal, water stained. Catfish good below the dam and on whole and cut shad and night crawlers on rod-and-reel in the main lake. Crappie fair in and around structure. White bass good trolling small crankbaits in the shallow flats. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and jig-and-pig combinations. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand:June 16. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on deep diving crankbaits and jerk baits. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish excellent on fresh cut bait. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Hudson: June 17. Elevation 1 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass good on stick baits, crankbaits and plastic baits. White bass good on small lures and minnows in the upper end below the dams. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and cut shad. Crappie fair to good on small jigs and minnows around brush pile areas. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah:June 18. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. Blue catfish good on cut bait and worms along flooded shorelines. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Keystone: June 18. Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water 74. Catfish fair on cut bait at 15-20 ft. Crappie fair at 10-15 ft. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: June 17. Elevation normal with water releases occurring regularly, water upper 50s and slightly murky. Fishing is excellent all along the river from the dam to the mouth. White bass and small striped bass good on white jigs and curly tail grubs at the mouth and the dam. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits. Trout good on Power Bait, Rapalas and rooster tails at the dam and Watts area. There have been several stockings of larger trout over the last month and quality fish are biting well. Fly fishing is good on nymphs below a strike indicator in current and dry flies early in the morning, especially in the Watts area. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: June 16. Elevation 6 ft. above normal and falling slowly, water near 70 and muddy. Use extreme caution due to submerged objects and floating debris. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines baited with shad at 10 ft. and fair on shad below the dam. White bass fair on jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: June 17. Elevation 6 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Striped bass and white bass fair on live shad at 10-20 ft. in open

water. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner:June 18. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on sassy shad and rattletraps in the discharge. Catfish good on cut bait and live bait along Hwy 15 and Hwy 177. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: June 19. Elevation 1/3 ft. above normal, water 79 and dingy. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits, jigs and other topwater baits. Catfish good drifting night crawlers and cut bait at 8-15 ft. and on limb lines and juglines baited with live sunfish. Bluegill good around the dam area and docks. Walleye slow on crankbaits and jigs. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: June 18. Elevation 4 ft. above normal, water 77 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on topwater lures, spinnerbaits and crankbaits in flooded brush. Catfish fair on flip-flops baited with cut bait at 40-50 ft. Crappie fair around docks and on minnows and tube jigs at 15-20 ft. around brush piles. Sunfish good on night crawlers at 5-10 ft. and around docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.

Information provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation .

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