Fishing Report

 

Thunderbird: June 14. Elevation below normal, water 81 and stained. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/THUN.lakepage.html. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits and plastic baits around brush structure and shorelines. Channel catfish good on cut bait and hotdogs along channels and dam. Report submitted by Zach Paulk, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: June 16. Elevation below normal, water 84 and clearing. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver, punch bait and worms along riprap and shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits and plastic worms around brush structure. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows along creek channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County

Chandler: June 14. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, top water and worms around brush structure, rocks and weed beds. Channel catfish slow on dough bait, sunfish and worms around brush structure, dam and rocks. Bluegill sunfish good on small lures and worms around brush structure, dam, shallows and weed beds. Report submitted by Jacob Harriet, game warden stationed in Lincoln County. 


Tenkiller: June 14. Elevation above average, water 82 and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/TENK.lakepage.html. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, jerk bait and plastics around brush structure, flats, points and standing timber. Blue and flathead catfish good on cut bait, live shad and sunfish around channels, coves and river channel. Crappie and white bass fair on jigs, minnows and small lures around brush structure, river channel and standing timber. Fishing slowed with the water levels dropping but have begun to pick back up with the lake leveling out. Anglers have been finding success located largemouth in and around brush structures. Catfishing has been good trolling or fishing near channels with live bait. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Arbuckle: June 13. Elevation 1/4 ft. above normal, water 82 and stained. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/ARBU.lakepage.html. Bass fair on drop-shot, Ned rigs and topwater lures. White bass are all over the lake, some surfacing, good on topwater lures and pearl grubs. Crappie good off docks early morning and on chartreuse/silver jigs around brush piles. Channel catfish good off rocks where they are spawning. Report submitted by Jack Melton.


Blue River: June 16. Elevation normal, water 72. For current elevation conditions go to the US Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ok/nwis/uv?site_no=07332390. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on buzz baits, jigs and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, rocks and shorelines. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and dough bait along channels. Bluegill, sunfish and redear sunfish good on crickets, small lures and worms around brush structure, rocks and shorelines. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, technician at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

 Eufaula: June 12. Elevation normal, water 88 and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/EUFA.lakepage.html. Striped bass good on live bait, live shad, shad, small lures and topwater lures below the dam and along the dam. Flathead, blue and channel catfish good on live bait, live shad and worms in the main lake, along rocks, shallows and shorelines. Crappie good on crickets, jigs, live bait and minnows below the dam and along the dam. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.


Konawa: June 15. Elevation normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits in the main lake, around points and river channel. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and live shad in coves, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and shrimp in coves, along riprap and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Texoma: June 12. Elevation normal, water 79. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/DENI.lakepage.html. Striped bass excellent on Alabama rigs, live shad, sassy shad, slabs and topwater lures along flats, points and river channel. Striper fishing is on. Anglers should focus on the south end of Lake Texoma and near islands. Dropping live shad is the best method for catfishing lots of fish but during early mornings anglers can find smaller fish surface feeding on small bait fish. White bass good on jigs, sassy shad and topwater lures along flats, main lake and points.  White bass have been mixed in with striper during surface feeding. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad along flats and river channel. Blue cats are biting whole/cut shad on juglines as well as rod-and-reel. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Marshall County.

 

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