The following information is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation:
Arbuckle: July 14. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 86-90 and clear to stained in areas. Thermocline is at 21 ft. Algae present on the calm days. Bass being caught on Chug Bugs early morning and on crankbaits, shaky-head worms, drop-shot and jigging spoons the rest of day. Crappie being caught on chartreuse/white jigs off marked brush piles and off the docks early. White bass being caught on topwater when chasing shad and jigging spoons on the main creek channel drop-off in mid lake area. Channel catfish being caught on dough bait over baited holes. Sunfish being caught on fly rods popping bugs late evening. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
Bell Cow: July 15. Elevation below normal, water 91 and clear. Bass fair on plastic baits. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
Eufaula: July 15. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair around deeper points and deeper rocky areas. White bass good on topwater plugs and slab spoons along flats early and late. Blue catfish fair drifting fresh shad along deep flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridges, along riprap and rocky areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
Hugo: July 14. Elevation below normal, water 85. Crappie fair on minnows along the river channel. Largemouth bass and white bass fair trolling crankbaits above the Hwy 93 Bridge. Blue and channel catfish fair on
trotlines baited with sunfish and goldfish. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
Konawa: July 15. Elevation normal, water 94 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures at 5-10 ft. along coves and weed beds early and late. Channel catfish good on shad at 10 ft. along the south cove. Report
submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
Lower Mountain Fork: July 15. Zone I continues to be really good. The Evening Hole good on grasshoppers and hexagenias in the late afternoon and evening. Spillway Creek good on pheasant tail nymphs and wooly buggers. Zone II good early and late in the day as well as all day when it’s cloudy. Try pheasant tails, soft hackles, and white streamers. Hexagenias are hatching near sundown. Report submitted by Jesse King, Three Rivers Fly Shop.
McGee Creek: July 14. Elevation three inches below normal, water 87 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
Page 2 of 3 - schooling bass in open water early and late. Crappie fair to good on minnows 10-18 ft. over cedar brush piles. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
Murray: July 16. Elevation 4-5 ft. below normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth bass good on soft plastic baits, worms, Slugos, topwater lures and spooks early, late evening and at night. White bass fair on topwater
lures when schooling late evening. Channel catfish good on minnows, stinkbait and chicken liver. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around pumps and rocky piles. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game
warden stationed in Carter County.
Pine Creek: July 15. Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass fair on Baby Brush Hogs near brush and snags. Spotted bass slow to fair being caught on white grubs and small white spinnerbaits around brush. Crappie good on minnows around brush piles. Catfish fair on cut shad or liver. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
Robert S. Kerr: July 16. Largemouth and spotted bass good on spinnerbaits and buzz baits and on swim baits and crankbaits at 2-10 ft. around banks and grass beds; early mornings best. White bass fair on minnows under bridges. Channel and blue catfish excellent on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait in 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 13. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 83. White bass fair trolling at 9-14 ft. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and dead minnows. Flathead catfish good on live bait. Crappie fair at 9-18 ft.
Walleye fair trolling at 14-16 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
Texoma: July 15. Elevation 2 1/3 ft. below normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on plastic combination baits, crankbaits and surface lures at 5-15 ft. in the creeks. Striped and white bass good on sassy shad, slabs, surface lures and live bait at 10-30 ft. in the river channels. 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 at 5-20 ft. in underwater brush and around the fish attractors. Sunfish good on worms, shrimp and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
Wister: July 15. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and buzz baits early and late. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs and good on white/chartreuse tail grubs. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and liver. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
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