ODWC Fishing Report for the week of July 3

July 3, 2024 | Headlines

NORTHEAST

Kaw: July 1. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 85°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on cut bait, goldfish, live bait, live shad, shad, and sunfish below the dam, points, riprap, rocks, and shallows. 

Striped bass, striped bass hybrids, and white bass fair on crankbaits, hair jigs, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, jigs, sassy shad, and topwater lures below the dam and points. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, live bait, and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Comments: Noodling excellent. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Sooner: July 1. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 83°F and clear. Striped bass hybrids good on live shad around main lake. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, live bait, and sunfish around flats and main lake. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around brush structure, rocks, and weed beds. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Birch: June 29. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 85°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie good on minnows around brush structure. Striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits around channels. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Skiatook: June 29. Elevation is 5 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 82°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure. Striped bass hybrids fair on shad around creek channels. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: June 25. Elevation is 3 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 82°F and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits around shallows and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish excellent on cut bait and shad around docks, flats, and shorelines. Saugeye fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around main lake, points, and riprap. Report submitted by Josey Branch, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Bell Cow: June 30. Elevation is 3 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 82°F and stained. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, grasshoppers, plastic baits, small lures, and spinnerbaits around shallows, shorelines, and weed beds. Crappie fair on jigs around brush structure and docks. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait, grasshoppers, and sunfish around brush structure and shorelines. Report submitted by Harriet, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Chandler: June 30. Elevation is 3 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 83°F and stained. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, grasshoppers, plastic baits, small lures, and spinnerbaits around shallows, shorelines, and weed beds. Crappie fair on jigs around brush structure and docks. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait, grasshoppers, and sunfish around brush structure and shorelines. Report submitted by Harriet, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: June 30. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 80°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, crawfish, hot dogs, live bait, live shad, shad, shrimp, sunfish, and worms below the dam, channels, main lake, riprap, and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, and shorelines. Report submitted by Lt. Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: June 29. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 79°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and shorelines. White bass fair on Alabama rigs, in-line spinnerbaits, and jigs around coves. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks, and shorelines. Report submitted by Riley Willman, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Hulah: June 30. Elevation is .5 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 80°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) White bass slow on in-line spinnerbaits and spoons around coves, main lake, and river channel. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, crawfish, goldfish, hot dogs, live bait, live shad, shad, shrimp, stinkbait, and worms below the dam, channels, main lake, riprap, and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, small lures, spoons, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, and shorelines. Report submitted by Lt. Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Fort Gibson: June 29. Elevation is 2 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 82°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, flukes, jigs, spinnerbaits, topwater lures, and worms around coves, docks, and shorelines. White bass and crappie fair on crankbaits, hair jigs, minnows, spoons, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, docks, and main lake. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, live shad, shad, sunfish, and worms below the dam, channels, and coves. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.

Grand: June 29. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 85°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, lipless baits, plastic baits, and topwater lures around coves, points, rocks, shorelines, and weed beds. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, shad, and stinkbait below the dam, channels, flats, river channel, and shorelines. Crappie on hair jigs, jigs, and tube jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by C. Newkirk, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: July 1. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 82°F and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jigs, lipless baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, topwater lures, and worms around coves, creek channels, docks, shorelines, and weed beds. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, shad, and worms around coves, flats, and main lake. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows, slabs, and small lures around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: June 29. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 79°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits and jigs around brush structure and points. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad around riprap and river channel. Report submitted by Monte Reid, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Keystone: Jun 30. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 80°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and smallmouth fair on bill baits, jerk baits, jigs, lipless baits, and plastic baits around brush structure, channels, coves, points, and riprap. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad, and stinkbait below the dam, channels, dam, flats, and main lake. Bluegill, green, and redear sunfish good on minnows and worms around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Bailey Johnson, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois River: June 28. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 62°F and clear. Rainbow trout fair on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbaits, midges, nymphs, PowerBait, and worms below the dam, flats, shallows, and shorelines. Comments: Current river flow 250 CFS. Report submitted by Jerry Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: June 29. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 80°F and clear. White bass fair on crankbaits and in-line spinnerbaits below the dam, flats, and main lake. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad below the dam. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and worms around brush structure, creek channels, and standing timber. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Tenkiller: June 29. Elevation is 0.5 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 83°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, flukes, jigs, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around brush structure, coves, docks, and shorelines. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, live shad, and sunfish around channels, coves, and main lake. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, and main lake. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Webbers Falls: July 1. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 82°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Striped and white bass fair on flukes, jigs, plastic baits, sassy shad, and shad below the dam, river channel, and river mouth. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, lipless baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around brush structure, coves, points, shorelines, and weed beds. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, shad, and worms below the dam, main lake, river channel, and river mouth. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

CENTRAL

Arcadia: July 2. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 86°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, flukes, and spinnerbaits around points and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, and PowerBait around channels, flats, and rocks. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, coves, and docks. Report submitted by Dalton Buley, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Hefner: June 30. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 82°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass, bluegill, and redear sunfish good on buzz baits, minnows, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, shorelines, and weed beds. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on live shad, punch bait, and sunfish around brush structure, dam, and main lake. Walleye fair on crickets and worms around flats and main lake. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Overholser: July 2. Elevation is .5 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 84°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Channel catfish fair on punch bait, stinkbait, and worms around riprap. White bass fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, and sassy shad around points. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Canadian County.

Wes Watkins: July 1. Elevation is normal and falling, water temperature 84°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level) Blue and channel catfish fair on worms around riprap and shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits around brush structure and points. White bass fair on crankbaits and sassy shad around main lake. Comments: Channel and blue catfish are biting good on hotdog wieners covered with strawberry Kool-Aid packet. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: June 29. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 80°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass fair on live bait and slabs around main lake. Striped bass hybrids fair on live bait and slabs around main lake. Report submitted by Blake Pearson, game warden stationed in Kingfisher County.

Fort Supply: July 1. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 80°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, and worms below the dam, channels, main lake, and rocks. Report submitted by Jason Badley, game warden stationed in Harper County.

SOUTHEAST

Blue River: July 2. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 80°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on crankbaits, jerk baits, lipless baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, topwater lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, creek channels, rocks, shallows, shorelines, and weed beds. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, punch bait, stinkbait, and worms around brush structure, channels, and rocks. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: July 1. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 88°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, flukes, in-line spinnerbaits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, spoons, and topwater lures around brush structure, coves, main lake, points, river channel, shorelines, and standing timber. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and spoons around brush structure, points, river mouth, and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, punch bait, shrimp, stinkbait, and worms around channels, coves, points, river channel, and river mouth. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: June 28. Elevation is .5 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 82°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, jigs, and plastic baits around main lake, points, riprap, rocks, and standing timber. Striped bass, striped bass hybrids, and white bass good on crankbaits, jigs, lipless baits, and sassy shad below the dam, discharge and tailwater. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, live bait, live shad, and sunfish around channels, river channel, river mouth, and rocks. Report submitted by Jake Rowland, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Konawa: June 29. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 86°F and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic baits around main lake, points, river channel, and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, and live shad around coves, inlet, main lake, and river channel. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, and shrimp around coves, inlet, riprap, rocks, and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork River: June 28. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 69°F and clear. Rainbow trout good on PowerBait and tube jigs below the dam, creek channels, and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: June 28. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 83°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, jigs, minnows, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, docks, main lake, riprap, rocks, and standing timber. Channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, live bait, shrimp, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms below the dam, creek channels, riprap, and rocks. Crappie slow on minnows, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, main lake, and standing timber. Report submitted by Shay Loudermilk, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: June 28. Elevation is 3 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 84°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits, and topwater lures around coves and points. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure, points, and standing timber. Flathead catfish good on live bait and sunfish around rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: June 28. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 88°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, hot dogs, minnows, shad, sunfish, and worms below the dam, creek channels, main lake, river channel, and tailwater. Largemouth and spotted bass good on buzz baits, in-line spinnerbaits, plastic baits, small lures, spinnerbaits, spoons, and topwater lures around brush structure, coves, docks, rocks, shallows, shorelines, and weed beds. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and small lures around brush structure, points, river channel, and rocks. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: June 28. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 88°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, crankbaits, lipless baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, points, shorelines, and standing timber. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on cut bait, grasshoppers, shad, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms around brush structure, channels, main lake, points, and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, points, and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: June 30. Elevation is 2 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 89°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass good on live bait, live shad, and topwater lures around channels, main lake, and points. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad, punch bait, and stinkbait around channels, coves, docks, and river channel. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and nymphs around coves, docks, points, and standing timber. Comments: Fishing this week has been good. Striper have been good on live bait and starting to see more and more topwater action. Remember once the topwater action starts, try to keep your boat on the outside of the schools. Running your boat in the middle of them will push them down. Catfish are good on live bait and cut bait. Crappie are good on jigs and minions around open brush structure. Report submitted by Garrett Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: June 28. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 90°F and stained. (USACE Current Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jigs, and plastic baits around brush structure and river channel. Blue catfish good on cut bait and hot dogs around main lake and river channel. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure and main lake. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: June 29. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 86°F and murky. ( USGS Lake Level) Comments: All fishing slow Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Fort Cobb: July 1. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 84°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue and flathead catfish slow on cut bait around coves and points. Report submitted by Justin Cornett, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: June 29. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 85°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Comments: All fishing slow Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Waurika: June 29. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 77°F and murky. Largemouth bass, crappie, and saugeye good on crankbaits, hair jigs, jigs, minnows, PowerBait, small lures, and tube jigs around docks, main lake, points, and rocks. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on crankbaits, minnows, and small lures around dam, inlet, and rocks. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait, and worms around creek channels, dam, docks, main lake, and rocks. Report submitted by Tucker Clem, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.