The following fishing report is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife and Conservation:
Arbuckle: July 7. Elevation 2/3 ft. below normal, water 86 and clear mid-lake and stained up the arms. Thermocline is at 21 ft. Algae still present especially on calm days. Bass being caught on topwater lures early morning and on shaky heads, drop-shot and deep diving crankbaits during the rest of day. Crappie being caught on chartreuse/white jigs on deeper brush piles and off the docks early morning. White bass being caught jigging spoons chasing shad on top, also near drop-offs of points and ledges. Channel catfish being caught on baited holes with dough baits. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
Broken Bow: July 9. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on soft plastics around structure early and late. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in the upper end around structure. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
Eufaula: July 8. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits around deep points and deeper rocky areas. White bass good on topwater lures and slab spoons early and late. Blue catfish fair on fresh shad drifting the deep flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around standing timber, under bridges and along riprap. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
Hugo: July 8. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water 82. Crappie fair along the river channel next to stumps and standing timber. Catfish fair on trotlines baited with goldfish and cut bait. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
Konawa: July 9. Elevation normal, water 95 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures and plastic worms at 5-8 ft. along weed beds early and late. Channel catfish fair on shad at 10 ft. in the south cove. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
Lower Mountain Fork River: July 8. In spite of triple digit temperatures, fishing has been good inside the park boundaries on a variety of flies including size 12 grasshoppers and medium size dry flies like size 14-16 sulphurs and parachute Adams. Also good nymph fishing with size 16-18 flashback pheasant tails. Zones 2 and 3 have had some water temperature problems and fishing has been slow to fair. Olive wooly buggers size 10-12 have been good producers when water temperatures are cool. Report submitted by Jesse King, Owner/Operator Three Rivers Fly Shop.
McGee Creek: July 8. Elevation normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Carolina-rigged soft plastic baits, H & H spinnerbaits at 2-12 ft. and fair on shad colored topwater lures in schooling bass in open water early and late. Crappie fair to good on minnows at 8-12 ft. over cedar brush piles. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
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Murray: July 9. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good early morning, late evening and at night. White bass good on topwater lures when schooling early and late. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, minnows, jigs and chicken liver. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
Pine Creek: July 8. Elevation extremely low, water clear. Bass slow to fair on Baby Brush Hogs at 8 ft. near structure. Crappie fair to good on jigs in brush. Catfish fair on chicken liver and blood bait. White bass good on topwater lures while schooling in open water up the river channel in mornings and evenings. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
Robert S. Kerr: July 9. Largemouth and spotted bass good on spinnerbaits, buzz baits, swim baits and crankbaits at 2-10 ft. around banks and grass beds. White bass fair on minnows under bridges. Channel and blue catfish excellent on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait at 12-20 ft. close to creek and river channels. Flathead catfish good on live bait 9-14 ft. in the lake and up the Canadian River. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
Sardis: July 7. Elevation normal, water 83. Largemouth bass fair to good on 10-inch worms, spinnerbaits and buzz baits. White bass fair trolling. Channel and blue catfish good trolling. Crappie good at 9-14 ft. Walleye fair trolling crankbaits. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
Texoma: July 8. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on surface lures, plastic worms and spinnerbaits at 5-20 ft. in the coves and around the drop-offs. Striped and white bass good on surface lures, live bait, sassy shad and slabs at 5-30 ft. from Alberta Creek to Caney Creek. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, worms and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Platter Flats. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs and small lures at 5-15 ft. around underwater brush and fish attractors. Sunfish good on small tube jigs, worms and shrimp at 5-15 ft. around riprap and the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
Wister: July 8. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on 10-12 inch black worms, crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures and buzz baits early and late. Crappie fair on jigs, white tail grubs and minnows. Catfish fair to good on juglines baited with cut shad, sunfish and liver and excellent on night crawlers. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
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