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Blue catfish lake record Ft. Gibson
New Lake Record caught! Angler Bernie McBryde of Wagoner, Oklahoma caught this monster 82.7-pound blue catfish on a jug from Ft. Gibson Lake. This fish tops the previous lake record by approximately 8 pounds. The fish was photographed, weighed and measured by ODWC biologists. Shortly after weighing, Bernie successfully released the fish back into Ft. Gibson Lake.

broken bow smallmouth buffalo

 

 

 

 

Southeast region fisheries crew were out gillnetting Broken Bow Lake with the Department of Environmental Quality and pulled out with this giant smallmouth buffalo. It weighed in at 26 pounds.

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Arcadia:August 8. Elevation normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits off points, riprap and rocks. Channel and blue catfish fair on punch bait at dam and off points. White bass good on grubs and in-line spinnerbaits at dam, in the main lake and feeding while surfacing. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: August 1. Elevation below normal, water 82 and stained. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver and cut bait in channels and in the main lake. Largemouth bass slow on buzz baits and topwater in coves. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows around docks and rocks. Lake is at 84% capacity, all fishing is fairly slow, bite is best in the evenings. Report submitted by Tell Judkins, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: December 26. Lake elevation is above average with water temperature at 44 degrees and clear. White crappie are good on jigs at the dam. Blue catfish good on cut bait at the dam as well. Crappie are being caught 25-35 ft. deep, tight lining a jig or slip corking. Catfish are good off the dam at 30 ft. and deeper. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: October 2. Elevation above normal, water murky to muddy. Blue, channel and flathead catfish slow ballooning cut bait, live bait and worms below the dam and in the main lake. Striped bass hybrids slow on crawfish, cut bait, jigs and shrimp below the dam, in the main lake, around windy points and shorelines. Bluegill, green and redear sunfish slow on jigs and worms in the main lake and along shallows. A variety of fish are being caught in the basin depending on the water level. The fishing will depend on the weather we get the more rain could slow the fishing down even more. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: August 1. Elevation below normal, water 81 and cloudy. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver and cut bait in channels and in the main lake. Largemouth bass slow on buzz baits and topwater lures around brush structure and in coves. White crappie slow on jigs and minnows at docks and off rocks. Lake is at 94% capacity, all fishing is slow. Bite is best in the evenings. Report submitted by Tell Judkins, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

WesWatkins: September 26. Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie slow on minnows around standing timber. Largemouth bass slow on small lures around docks. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.


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Bell Cow: August 27. Elevation normal, water 86 and murky. Crappie fair on jigs around docks. Largemouth bass slow on minnows, spinnerbaits and worms around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: September 18. Elevation normal, water 80s and clear. Striped bass hybrids and largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, minnows, shad, spinnerbaits and spoons in coves, around docks and in the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure, in coves, docks and along shorelines. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: September 5. Elevation below normal, water murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along shorelines and crappie dock. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, shrimp and worms in the main lake, along sandbars shorelines and spillway. Striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits, flukes, live bait, PowerBait and spoons in the main lake. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: August 27. Elevation normal, water 88 and murky. Channel catfish slow on shad and stinkbait along shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks. Largemouth bass slow on small lures and spinnerbaits along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: September 10. Elevation below normal, water clearing. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and in coves. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on live bait and live shad in the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Dripping Springs: July 26, 2016. Elevation normal, water 82 and clear. Channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait at 8 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Jaime Cheatwood, City of Okmulgee.

Eucha: July 16. Lake elevation is normal with water temperatures in the low 80's  and stained. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits and topwater in the main lake, off points, along shorelines and in weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, shad, sunfish and worms in channels, discharge, in the main lake, off points and riprap. White bass good on jigs, plastics and shad in the discharge, on flats and in the main lake. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden.

Ft. GibsonNeed a Map? - December 19. Elevation below normal, water 48 and clear. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on juglines baited with live shad and sunfish along flats, in the main lake and river mouth. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows and tube jigs around docks and in the main lake. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.

GrandNeed a Map? -July 16. Lake elevation is normal with water temperature at 80 degrees and slightly stained. White and black crappie fair on jigs, minnows and plastics below the dam, on brush structure and docks. White bass good on plastics, spoons and topwater in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish good on shad and shrimp below the dam, off flats and in the main lake. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: September 4. Elevation normal, water 81 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, in coves, creek channels, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie and white bass fair on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs at 12 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live shad and sunfish along channels and in the main lake. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

HudsonNeed a Map? - August 19. Elevation normal, water 80s and murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits around brush structure, in coves, the main lake and points. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on crankbaits and topwater lures below the dam, in the main lake and along riprap. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad and stinkbait below the dam. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: September 10. Elevation normal, water clearing. Blue catfish fair on live bait and live shad in the main lake and river channel. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and in coves. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

KawNeed a Map? - January 16. Elevation normal, water 32 and clear. Crappie good on dark colored jigs at 13-25 ft. around over man-made brush piles. Blue catfish good on fresh cut shad off of the river channels. Northern portions of the lake remain frozen. The Kaw Lake Eagle Watch is Saturday, January 20th and there are good numbers of bald eagles currently fishing and utilizing the lake. Report submitted by Tracy Daniel, District 8 Chief.

Keystone: January 16. Elevation below normal, water clear. Striped bass excellent on bill baits and flukes below the dam. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: January 14. Elevation normal, water 45 and clear. Trout good on in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, nymphs and PowerBait below the dam, along rocks and tailwater. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

McMurtry: January 15. Elevation normal, water 38 and semi-clear. Saugeye and channel catfish slow on crankbaits, live bait and worms around points, rocks and sandbars. Crappie slow on minnows, PowerBait and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels and flats. Report submitted by Jared A.

Okmulgee: July 26. Elevation normal, water 81 and normal. Largemouth bass and crappie slow on minnows and plastic baits in the main lake. Report submitted by Jaime Cheatwood, City of Okmulgee.

Oologah: July 16. Lake elevation is above average with water temperature at 80 degrees and murky. White bass fair on slabs and top water on flats and look for schooling fish early and late. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad below the dam and on flats. White crappie fair on jigs and minnows on brush structure and 10-15 ft. deep. Blue and channel catfish in the lake on juglines. Below the dam with rod and reel. Lake is 1 ft. above normal and falling. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Perry CCC: January 16. Elevation normal, water cloudy. Trout good on in-line spinnerbaits, PowerBait and small lures along shorelines. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Sooner: January 16. Elevation normal, water murky. Striped bass hybrids, striped bass and saugeye fair on live bait and sassy shad in the discharge. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

SkiatookNeed a Map? - October 3. Elevation below normal, water 70s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around points and along shorelines. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: Need a Map? - November 27. Elevation normal, water murky. Striped bass hybrids fair on live shad and slabs in the discharge and main lake. Striped bass fair on crankbaits and sassy shad in the discharge. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: July 16. Lake elevation is normal with water temperature in the low 80's and stained. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater in coves, creek channels, shallows, along shorelines and in weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, shad, sunfish and worms at the discharge, in the main lake and off points. White and black crappie fair on jigs and minnows in brush structure, at docks and in the main lake. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden.

Tenkiller: Need a Map? - December 3. Elevation below normal, water 52 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on jigs and plastic baits along shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around shallow brush structure and docks. Channel catfish fair on minnows and worms on bottom around docks and flats. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson.

Webbers Falls: September 4. Elevation normal, water 81 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, in coves, creek channels, points, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs at 12 ft. under bridges, around brush structure, in coves, creek channels and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live shad and sunfish along channels, in coves, creek channels, flats and river channel. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

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Canton: January 13. Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on jigs around brush structure and along the dam. Channel catfish fair on shad along channels and the dam. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

Ft. Supply: January 16. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie fair on hair jigs and jigs along the dam. Crappie are being caught at the intake but most are small in size. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

Foss: Jan. 2. Lake elevation 3/4 ft. below normal with gates closed, water mid 40s. Striped bass hybrids fair to good on slabs in deep water. White bass good on live bait. Crappie good on jigs around fish house. Catfish slow. Walleye slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Great Salt Plains: The fishery has not recovered from 2011 kill.

Watonga: No report submitted.

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Arbuckle: Jan. 1. Lake elevation is below average with water temperature at 48 degrees and water clear to stained. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on Alabama rig, jerk bait, jigs and spoons in creek channels, the main lake, off points, and underwater drop-offs in 40 plus ft. of water. White crappie and black crappie fair on jigs, minnows, and spoons in creek channels, the main lake, and 39-56 ft. drop offs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: January 16. Elevation normal, water 27 and clear. Trout excellent on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbaits, PowerBait, spoons, woolly buggers and San Juan worms along rocks, sandbars and below riffles and obstructions in current. Stocked approximately 4,800 rainbow trout on January 8 and on stocked approximately 4,800 rainbow trout on January 10. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken BowNeed a Map? -  January 13. Elevation below normal, water 42. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, crankbaits and jigs around brush structure, in the main lake, around points and river mouth. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, shad, sunfish and worms in coves, the main lake and around points. Walleye fair on crankbaits, grubs, jigs and rogues around points and river channel. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Durant: September 18. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow on lipless baits and plastic baits around brush structure, channels, in the main lake and standing timber. Crappie slow on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, in the main lake and standing timber. Catfish fair on punch bait and stinkbait around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Michael Ward, park ranger.

EufaulaNeed a Map? - January 14. Elevation below normal, water murky. Blue and channel catfish excellent on cut bait in the main lake, around points, rocks, sandbars and shorelines. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks. Striped bass fair on cut bait and topwater lures below the dam and along the dam. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: January 14. Elevation below normal, water 49 and cloudy. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on bill baits, crankbaits and lipless baits along creek channels. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Jim Gillham, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: January 15. Elevation normal, water 40 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, jerk baits and plastic baits in the main lake, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on crankbaits, live shad and spoons in coves, the main lake and river channel. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait and shrimp in coves, discharge and riprap. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: January 14. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout good on caddis flies and PowerBait along channels and shallows. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: January 14. Elevation below normal, water 48 and clear. Crappie, spotted bass and white bass good on minnows and jigs along creek channels, in the main lake and around standing timber. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, grubs and plastic baits around brush structure, points and river channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: August 22. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, flukes, plastic baits, sassy shad and topwater lures around brush structure, creek channels, points, rocks and weed beds. Spotted bass slow on crankbaits, hair jigs and sassy shad along channels, creek channels, the main lake and around points. Channel catfish fair on crawfish, punch bait, shad, shrimp and worms along channels, in coves and docks. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: January 14. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic baits around points. Crappie slow on jigs in coves. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and cut bait in the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robber’s Cave: Dec. 28. Lake elevation is normal. Rainbow trout fair on Powerbait in the river channel. Stocked about 360 rainbow trout on Dec. 28. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Region Office.

Robert S. Kerr: January 14. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, live bait and minnows around brush structure, channels, in coves, creek channels, inlet, points, river channel, river mouth, rocks and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad and stinkbait in the main lake, river channel and river mouth. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on bill baits, crankbaits and lipless baits along creek channels, inlet, points, riprap and rocks. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: January 11. Elevation normal, water 43. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, jigs and slabs around brush structure, points, riprap and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait and shad in the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows, hair jigs, tube jigs and jigs around brush structure, points and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

TexomaNeed a Map? - January 14. Elevation below normal, water 44 and stained. Striped bass fair on Alabama rigs, flukes, hair jigs, live shad and sassy shad along channels, in the main lake, around points and river channel. Blue catfish fair on shad along channels, in the main lake, around points, river channel and river mouth. Crappie slow on hair jigs, minnows, small lures and tube jigs below the dam, around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Wister: January 15. Elevation normal, water cloudy. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, jigs and plastic baits around brush structure, channels and standing timber. Blue catfish fair on cut bait, hot-dogs, punch bait and stinkbait along channels, in the main lake and around standing timber. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and tube jigs around brush structure, channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

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Ellsworth: August 27. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 87 and murky. There are three flood gates open. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, punch bait and shad in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Ft. Cobb: October 23. Elevation normal, water low 70s and murky. Largemouth and smallmouth bass slow on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, plastic baits and PowerBait around brush structure, the main lake and points. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait along shorelines. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: August 27. Elevation rising, water 89 and clear. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait, punch bait and shad along creek channels, the main lake and points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: December 18. Elevation normal, water 45. Blue and channel catfish slow on shad and stinkbait along flats and around points. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: January 17. Elevation below normal, water 40s and muddy. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad in the main lake, around points and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows, hair jigs and jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County. 

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