Fishing Report for August 5, 2015

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Jeremiah Mefford caught the new lake record crappie at Okmulgee Lake on August 3. It weighed 2.9 pounds and was 17.5 inches long. For more information go to wildlifedepartment.com
Jeremiah Mefford caught the new lake record crappie at Okmulgee Lake on August 3. It weighed 2.9 pounds and was 17.5 inches long. For more information go to wildlifedepartment.com

All fishing slow at Heyburn, Sahoma and Pretty Water. All three slightly above normal level. Water temps 85-91.

Chandler: Elevation normal, water 90 and murky. Channel catfish fair on worms, punch bait and minnows around docks and shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits and spinnerbaits along coves and weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
Grand: Elevation normal, water 90 and slightly murky. Crappie good on minnows at 15 ft. below the dam and around docks. White bass good on topwater lures and 2-inch Go Go minnows at the surface along Elk River and islands. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and drifting cut shad at 25 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
Greenleaf: Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and rocks. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait. Bluegill good on worms and grasshoppers along shorelines, docks and weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
Hudson: Elevation normal, water 80. Blue and channel catfish good on live shad, stinkbait and worms at 5-13 ft. below the dam, tailwater and river channel. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, topwater lures, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-12 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and river channel. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.
Hulah: Elevation normal, water 70s and clearing. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on shad, sunfish and worms at 4-8 ft. along channels, riprap and below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
Kaw: Elevation 8 ft. above normal, water clear. White bass fair. Striped bass hybrids fair trolling the main lake. Blue catfish excellent on cut bait in the Arkansas arm of the river. Crappie fair. All fishing below the dam is slow, even if using the ReelChase fishing gear. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.
Keystone: Elevation 5 ft. above normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around points and structure. White and striped bass good on jigs, crankbaits, live shad and silver spoons around humps in the Whispering Hills area and points around the Hwy 412 Bridge. Blue and flathead catfish good on juglines baited with live shad. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in white or chartreuse at 20 ft. around structure. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.
Lower Illinois: Elevation above normal, water 70-75 and dingy. Trout slow on PowerBait, worms and in-line spinnerbaits. Trout stocking has been suspended at this time due to high water temperatures and low oxygen levels. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.
Oologah: Elevation 4 ft. above normal and falling, water 82 and murky. White bass fair trolling crankbaits at 5-10 ft. along flats. Blue and channel catfish fair drift fishing and on juglines baited with cut bait and shad at 15-25 ft. along flats. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits at 5-10 ft. around rocks. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
Skiatook: Elevation normal, water upper 80s to low 90s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver, worms, stinkbait and cut bait at 15-25 ft. along flats. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.
Webbers Falls: Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits along brush structure, creek channels and coves. Blue and flathead catfish fair on shad and sunfish below the dam, in the river channel and the main lake. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
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