Northern Oklahoma fishing report

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Sat, 03/28/2020 - 14:20
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Information compiled by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

BELL COW

March 22 — Submitted by: Jacob Harriet

Lake Elevation: Above Average

Water Temp and Clarity: 55 and Muddy

Bass, Largemouth

Action: Fair Baits: Jigs, Plastics

Baits: Jigs, Plastics

Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber

Crappie, Black Crappie, White

Action: Slow

Baits: Jigs, Minnows

Locations: Brush structure, Docks

Catfish, Channel

Action: Slow

Baits: Worms

Locations: Brush structure

BIRCH

March 22 — Submitted by: Warden Jeremy Bersche

Lake Elevation: Above Average

Water Temp and Clarity: Low 50s, dirty

Crappie, White

Action: Fair

Baits: Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows

Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels, Docks

Bass, Largemouth

Action: Fair

Baits: Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits

Locations: Creek channels, Points, Standing timber

CARL BLACKWELL

March 22 — Submitted by: E. Long

Lake Elevation: Normal

Water Temp and Clarity: 59* Murky

Crappie, White

Action: Fair

Baits: Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs, Worms

Locations: Docks, Shorelines

Catfish, Channel

Action: Slow

Baits: Chicken Liver, Stinkbait

Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels, Points, Standing timber

Additional Information:

Fishing has been up and down due to weather conditions. Please visit Lake Carl Blackwell’s website https://lcb.okstate. edu/ to ensure you are following new rule changes due to COVID-19.

CHANDLER

March 22 — Submitted by: Jacob Harriet

Lake Elevation: Above Average

Water Temp and Clarity: 55 and muddy

Bass, Largemouth

Action: Slow

Baits: Plastics Locations: Standing timber

Locations: Standing timber

Crappie, Black Crappie, White

Action: Slow

Baits: Jigs, Minnows

Locations: Brush structure

Catfish, Channel

Action: Slow

Baits: Worms

Locations: Brush structure

COPAN

March 22 — Submitted by: J. Alexander

Lake Elevation: Dropping

Water Temp and Clarity: 50’s and clearing

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel, Catfish, Flathead

Action: Fair

Baits: Shad, Sunfish, Worms

Locations: Below the dam, Channels

Crappie, Black Crappie, White

Action: Fair

Baits: Hair Jigs, Jigs, Tube Jigs

Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber

EUCHA

March 21 — Submitted by: Kody Moore

Lake Elevation: Normal

Water Temp and Clarity: Lower 50s and muddy

Bass, Largemouth

Action: Good

Baits: Alabama Rig, Jerk Bait

Locations: Main lake, River Channel

Crappie, Black Crappie, White

Action: Fair

Baits: Jigs, Minnows

Locations: Dam

Catfish, Channel

Action: Slow

Baits: Cut Bait, Shad

Locations: Main lake

FORT GIBSON

March 23 — Submitted by: Ben Haff

Lake Elevation: Above Average

Water Temp and Clarity: 55*, Muddy

Catfish, Blue Catfish, Channel

Action: Fair

Baits: Shad

Locations: Below the dam, Flats

Paddlefish

Action: Good

Baits: Snagging

Locations: Below the dam, Tailwater

Additional Information:

The lake is currently experiencing extreme flooding conditions. Most public access locations and boat ramps are closed due to high water. Many hazards exist for boaters. Only boaters with extensive familiarity of the lake should be on the water. Use extreme caution while boating or otherwise recreating on the lake at this time.

GRAND

March 22 — Submitted by: Jason Adair

Lake Elevation: Above Average

Water Temp and Clarity: 53• Muddy

Bass, White

Action: Fair

Baits: Crankbaits, Grubs, Jigs, Spinnerbaits, Spoons

Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Main lake, River Channel, River Mouth

Catfish, Blue Catfish, Channel

Action: Slow

Baits: Crawfish, Cut Bait, Shad, Shrimp

Locations: Channels, Main lake, River Channel, River Mouth

Crappie, White Crappie, Black

Action: Slow

Baits: Minnows, Tube Jigs

Locations: Docks, Main lake

Additional Information:

Lake elevation is 6ft above normal, area has received 4-5 inches of rain in the last few days. Neosho and Spring Rivers swelled out of the banks. Paddlefish snagging has been slow-fair in some parts of the lake/Neosho River due to the high water levels. Elk River- East, toward the OK MO state line has had a lot of runoff fill into Grand Lake. Debris has come down the Neosho and Spring River(s) out of KS which has made the navigation of the waters tricky. Most of the fish bite has been slow due to the conditions.

GREENLEAF

March 23—Submitted by: Josey Branch

Lake Elevation: Normal Water Temp and Clarity: 50, clear

Water Temp and Clarity: 50, clear

Crappie, Black Crappie, White

Action: Good

Baits: Minnows, Spoons

Locations: Docks, Shallows

HUDSON

March 22 — Submitted by: Monte Reid

Lake Elevation: Dropping

Water Temp and Clarity: Low fifties and murky

Bass, Largemouth Bass, Spotted

Action: Fair Baits: Plastics

Baits: Plastics

Locations: Brush structure

Bass, White Bass, Striped (Hybrid)

Action: Fair

Baits: Jigs, Minnows, Sassy Shad

Locations: Below the dam, Creek channels

Crappie, White Crappie, Black

Action: Slow

Baits: Jigs, Minnows

Locations: Brush structure, Docks

HULAH

March 22 — Submitted by: J. Alexander Lake Elevation: Above Average

Lake Elevation: Above Average

Water Temp and Clarity: 50’s and clearing

Catfish, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead

Action: Fair

Baits: Crawfish, Live Shad, Sunfish, Worms

Locations: Below the dam, Channels, River Channel

KAW

March 23 — Submitted by: Spencer Grace

Lake Elevation: Rising

Water Temp and Clarity: 5.35’ mid 50’s muddy

Catfish, Blue Catfish, Channel

Action: Excellent

Baits: Cut Bait, Goldfish, Shad, Stinkbait, Worms

Locations: Below the dam, Flats, Main lake, River Channel, River Mouth, Shallows

Paddlefish

Action: Good

Baits: Snagging

Locations: Below the dam

Bass, White Bass, Striped (Hybrid) Walleye

Action: Good

Baits: Grubs, In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Minnows, Sassy Shad, Spoons, Tube Jigs

Locations: Below the dam, Creek channels, and Little beaver creek and otter creeks

Additional Information:

Fish are starting to make their spawning runs up the creeks and below the dam.

KEYSTONE

March 26 — Submitted by: Bailey

Lake Elevation: Above Average

Water Temp and Clarity: Muddy

Crappie, White

Action: Slow

Baits: Jigs, Minnows

Locations: Brush structure

Bass, Largemouth

Action: Slow

Baits: Plastics

Locations: Shorelines

Additional Information:

Many access points such as Corp of Engineers property and State Parks are closed due to COVID-19. It is unknown when they will reopen.

LOWER ILLINOIS RIVER

March 20 — Submitted by: Brek Henry

Lake Elevation: Above Average

Water Temp and Clarity: 48 murky

Trout, Rainbow

Action: Slow

Baits: Powerbait

Locations: Below the dam

Additional Information:

Significant rainfall has made fishing slow down. Tenkiller Lake is rising rapidly so expect periods of high water in the river.

OOLOGAH

March 22 Submitted by: J.D. Stauffer

Lake Elevation: Above Average

Water Temp and Clarity: Low 50’s and muddy

Bass, Largemouth

Action: Good

Baits: Spinnerbaits, and Chatterbaits

Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels

Crappie, White

Action: Slow

Baits: Jigs, Minnows, and Bright colored jigs

Locations: Creek channels, Standing timber

Paddlefish

Action: Excellent

Baits: Snagging

Locations: Below the dam

PERRY CCC

March 22 — Submitted by: Stephen Paul, Noble county game warden

Lake Elevation: Normal

Water Temp and Clarity: 40’s and Murky

Trout, Rainbow

Action: Fair

Baits: Powerbait, Small Lures

Locations: Coves, Dam

SKIATOOK

March 22 — Submitted by: Paul Welch

Lake Elevation: Above Average

Water Temp and Clarity: 50’s and muddy

Crappie, White Crappie, Black

Action: Fair

Baits: Jigs, Minnows

Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels, Standing timber

SOONER

March 22 — Submitted by: Stephen Paul, Noble county game warden

Lake Elevation: Normal

Water Temp and Clarity: 40’s and murky

Bass, Largemouth

Action: Fair

Baits: Jerk Bait, Plastics

Locations: Brush structure

Crappie, White

Action: Slow

Baits: Jigs, Minnows

Locations: Riprap

SPAVINAW

March 21 —Submitted by: Kody Moore

Lake Elevation: Normal

Water Temp and Clarity: Lower 50s and muddy

Bass, Largemouth

Action: Good

Baits: Alabama Rig, Jerk Bait

Locations: Main lake, River Channel

Crappie, Black

Action: Good

Baits: Jigs, Minnows

Locations: Dam

Bass, White

Action: Fair

Baits: Crankbaits, Jigs, Plastics

Locations: Creek channels

TENKILLER

March 23 —Submitted by: Cody Youngblood

Lake Elevation: Rising

Water Temp and Clarity: Murky

Crappie, Black, Crappie, White

Baits: Jigs, Small Lures

Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber

Bass, White

Action: Fair

Baits: Crankbaits, Jigs, Small Lures

Locations: Channels

Additional Information:

Lake level has risen quickly. Be cautious of debris that has been washed in from heavy rainfall.

WEBBERS FALLS

March 23 — Submitted by: Josey Branch

Lake Elevation: Above Average

Water Temp and Clarity: 50, murky

Catfish, Blue Catfish, Channel

Action: Good

Baits: Cut Bait, Shad

Locations: Below the dam, Flats

Paddlefish

Action: Fair Baits: Snagging

Baits: Snagging

Locations: Below the dam

NORTHWEST CANTON

March 23 —Submitted by:Mark Walker

Lake Elevation: Above Average

Water Temp and Clarity: Clear

Walleye

Action: Fair

Baits: Crankbaits, Jigs

Locations: Dam

Catfish, Flathead

Action: Good

Baits: Live Bait, Slabs Locations: Below the dam

Locations: Below the dam

FOSS

March 23 — Submitted by: Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House

Lake Elevation: Below Average

Water Temp and Clarity: 1/2 below, mid-50s

Walleye

Action: Fair

Baits: Live Bait

Locations: Other, and fish house

Additional Information:

Conduit gate open 1/2 ft. Striped bass hybrids slow to fair on slabs in deep water. White bass slow to fair on live baits. Catfish slow.

FORT SUPPLY

March 22 — Submitted by: Badley

Lake Elevation:Above Average

Water Temp and Clarity: 50 clear

Bass, Largemouth

Action: Good

Baits: Jigs

Locations: Below the dam, Creek channels, Spillway

Walleye

Crappie, Black

Crappie, White Action: Slow

Action: Slow

Baits: Jigs

Locations: Main lake, Spillway