Oklahoma Department of Wildlife

Bell Cow: April 28. Elevation normal, water 66 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastics and small lures around brush structure and standing timber. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and PowerBait around docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: April 25. Elevation above average, water 50’s and clearing. Crappie and white bass fair on in-line spinnerbait, jigs and minnows below the dam and around brush structure, coves, docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: April 28. Elevation above average, water 67 and murky. Striped bass hybrids and saugeye fair on crankbaits, jigs, minnows, spinnerbaits and tube jigs below the dam and around discharge, riprap and shorelines. Saturday fishing was good along riprap and spillway on hybrids and saugeye. Sunday fishing slowed significantly on hybrids, catfish and saugeye. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: April 28. Elevation normal, water 67 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows around docks. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, plastics and spinnerbaits around coves and shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: April 28. Elevation normal, water 60’s and clearing. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs and minnows around creek channels, docks and shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and plastics around shorelines and standing timber. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, stinkbait and worms around channels and riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: April 27. Elevation above average, water 60’s and stained. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, dam, discharge and docks. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits around coves, points, riprap and shorelines. White bass fair on crankbaits, hair jigs, in-line spinnerbait and plastics around creek channels, discharge and flats. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: April 29. Elevation normal, water 65 and stained. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, tube jigs, orange pumpkin seed and chartreuse tail crappie custom jigs around brush structure, channels, docks, standing timber and 10-14ft deep suspended about 6-8ft. White bass good on flukes, in-line spinnerbait and sassy shad around creek channels, river channel, any moving creeks, around low water dam and below the main dam. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on crawfish, goldfish, live shad and sunfish around main lake, river channel and Carolina rigged shad and juglines on the flats. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.

Grand: April 29. Elevation above normal, water 59 and slightly stained. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs at 8-15 ft. around brush structure and docks. White bass good on jigs and spoons below the dam, Elk River and Drowning Creek. Blue catfish good on fresh cut shad in the main lake and shallows. Paddlefish snagging good in the Neosho River and below the dam. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: April 26. Elevation normal, water 57 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbait, jerk bait, plastics and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, coves, creek channels, docks, points, shallows, shorelines, spillway and weed beds. Crappie good on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, coves, creek channels, docks, shallows, shorelines and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait and live shad around channels, coves, creek channels, main lake, shallows and spillway. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: April 29. Elevation dropping, water lower 60s and stained. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along creek channels, docks and shorelines. Paddlefish snagging fair below the dam and low water dam. White bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits along creek channels and river channel. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: April 28. Elevation normal, water 60’s and clearing. White bass good on hair jigs, jigs and tube jigs around creek channels. Channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, shad and worms around creek channels, riprap and river channel. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and PowerBait around creek channels and shorelines. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: April 29. Elevation rising, water 60s and muddy. Striped bass hybrids, striped and white bass fair on flukes, grubs, hair jigs, sassy shad and topwater lures below the dam and along creek channels. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and tube jigs below the dam, around brush structure, in coves, riprap, shorelines and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish good on crawfish, cut bait, dough bait, shad , hotdogs, stinkbait and worms along flats, river channel, river mouth and shallows. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: April 25. Elevation above average, water murky. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam and long channels. Blue catfish good on jigs and plastics around shorelines. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois River: April 26. Elevation above average, water 50 and clear. Rainbow trout slow on PowerBait below the dam. Tenkiller releases making fishing hard. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: April 28. Elevation above average, water 62 and murky. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around rocks and rocky banks at 3-8 ft. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad around flats and 10-15ft on juglines. White bass fair on jigs and minnows below the dam. Lake is 1.5ft above normal and falling slowly. Release below the dam was 5600 c.f.s. at time of this report. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: April 27. Elevation below average, water 60’s and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around coves, points and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at 5-15 ft. around brush structure, standing timber. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: April 28. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastics around weed beds. Crappie fair on minnows around riprap. Saugeye slow on crankbait on main lake. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: April 27. Elevation above average, water 60’s and stained. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, discharge and docks. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits around coves, points, riprap and shorelines. White bass fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbait and plastics around creek channels and discharge. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: April 29. Elevation above average, water slightly stained. Largemouth and smallmouth bass excellent on bill baits, jigs, plastics and jig-n-chunk combo and brush hogs around main lake, points, rocks and underwater ledges. Bass fishermen are finding big smallmouth on ledges and off points. Crappie excellent on jigs, minnows, small lures and tube jigs around brush structure and shallows. Crappie are King and moving into the banks. White bass can still be caught but are quickly winding down from the spawn. Report submitted by Brady May, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Webbers Falls: April 26. Elevation above normal, water 57 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, in coves, creek channels, docks, points, riprap, shallows, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, in coves, creek channels, docks, shallows, shorelines and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on live shad and shad along channels, in coves, creek channels, flats, river channel and shallows. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County