Northeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report Week Of July 18

Largemouth Bass

Reports show that the fishing is good in several locations.  Be sure to take your baitcasting reel or spinning reel and go catch the catch of the day.

Carl Blackwell: July 18. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal, water low 80s and stained. Striped bass hybrids fair trolling crankbaits. Catfish fair on all baits. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Copan: July 18. Elevation below normal. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut shad and worms on bottom early and late on rod and reel. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: July 19. Elevation 1 3/4 ft. below normal, water 87 and dingy. Bluegill good on crickets and worms in the back of coves. Largemouth bass fair on topwater baits early morning. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: July 16. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water stained. Boaters need to be aware of underwater obstacles due to low water conditions. Catfish good on juglines baited with whole shad and sunfish. White bass good on Heddon Torpedo’s with a jig trailers and ripping them across the surface along the windy points and below the main dam during generation. Catfish good on cut bait and shrimp while generating below the dam. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits and buzz baits around structure and docks early and late. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand: July 17. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on juglines baited with cut or whole shad at 15 ft. Report submitted by Jim Littlefield.

Grand: July 17. Elevation normal, water clear. Bass good on frogs in shallow water early and late. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with fresh cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in deep water. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: July 18. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and tube worms in pumpkin color along shorelines, creek channels and riprap. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: July 18. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass fair to good on topwater lures and spinnerbaits early and late. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: July 18. Elevation below normal, water stained. Catfish slow on cut shad and worms on bottom with rod and reel. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Keystone: July 18.. Water 87. White bass good on plastic baits and rattletraps around points. Catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: July 18. Elevation normal, water 49 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures all along the river. White bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Striped bass fair on live shad at 1-2 ft. below Gore Landing. Channel catfish good on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Walleye fair on pink jigs at 1-4 ft. below Gore Landing. Trout good fly-fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom from the dam to Watts. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Oologah: July 17. Elevation near normal, water near 80 and murky on the south end and muddy on the north end. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around brush piles. White bass fair trolling shad colored crankbaits off main lake points at 10-15 ft. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines baited with shad at 15-20 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Sooner: July 19. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad and slabs. Catfish fair on cut bait and live bait in the channels. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: July 19.. Elevation slightly below normal, water 89 and dingy. Bluegill fair on crickets and worms. Largemouth fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: July 18. Elevation normal, water low 80s and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures. Catfish fair on flip-flops or juglines baited with cut bait or fresh shad and on doughbait at 18-21 ft. Sunfish good on night crawlers in or near the docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: July 18. Water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and tube worms in pumpkin color along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on stinkbait and cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Reported by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

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