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OKLAHOMA FISHING REPORTS

Whether you’re looking to reel in a trophy bass, prize walleye or channel catfish, we have you covered with weekly fishing reports from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife. Check back often to find out what fish species are biting, what bait to use and where you’ll find the most active fishing spots across Oklahoma lakes.

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Find updates about the following fish varieties (Note: The fish selector below only displays species included in recent fishing reports and does not represent all species present in lakes):

Arcadia Lake
May 22, 2017

Largemouth bass are fair on flukes and plastics on flats and in the shallows. Channel catfish and blue catfish are fair on crawfish and live bait off points and riprap. White crappie are good on jigs and minnows on brush structure, docks and riprap.

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Bell Cow Lake & Equestrian Campground
May 22, 2017

Channel catfish are fair on punch bait and stinkbait on riprap. White crappie are slow on jigs at docks. Largemouth bass are fair on jigs and plastics along shorelines and weed beds. 

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Birch Lake
May 21, 2017

White crappie, white bass and bluegill sunfish are slow on minnows at the discharge. The lake is still 13 ft. high and the Army Corps of Engineers quit releasing water. Both Birch Cove and Twin Coves are still closed due to the high water so the only access to the lake is below the dam and at the discharge tube.

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Broken Bow Lake
May 21, 2017

Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass are good on flukes, plastics and spinnerbaits on points and standing timber. Black crappie and white crappie are good on jigs, minnows and tube jigs in brush structure and standing timber. Channel, blue and flathead catfish are good on cut bait, punch bait, sunfish and worms in coves, creek channels, river channel and river mouth. 

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Canton Lake
May 14, 2017

Walleye are good on crankbaits, lipless baits and worms in the shallows. White bass and striped hybrid bass are good on crankbaits and slabs at the main lake. 

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Chandler Lake
May 22, 2017

Largemouth bass are slow on crankbaits, jigs and plastics on riprap and along shorelines. Channel catfish are slow on stinkbait and worms on riprap and weed beds. 

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Copan Lake
May 21, 2017

Channel, blue, and flathead catfish are slow on chicken liver and worms in coves, on riprap and along shorelines. At the time of the report, Lake Copan is 13ft. above normal. 

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Fort Cobb Reservoir
May 23, 2017

Largemouth bass are good on Alabama rig, buzz baits, crankbaits, in line spinnerbait, jerk bait, plastics, sassy shad and top water on brush structure, coves, riprap, shallows and weed beds. Striped (hybrid) bass, white bass, blue catfish and channel catfish are good on chicken liver, cut bait, flukes, minnows, shad, shrimp, slabs, spoons and top water in channels, creek channels, off points and riprap. Black crappie, white crappie and saugeye are good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and small lures on brush structure, docks and riprap. 

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Fort Gibson Lake
May 18, 2017

Blue, channel and flathead catfish are good on crawfish, goldfish, live shad and worms in creek channels, the main lake and limb lines in the back water. Paddlefish are snagging. Crappie and sand bass are good below the dam. All other fishing is slow. 

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Fort Supply Lake
May 22, 2017

White bass and white crappie are fair on jigs and minnows on points and riprap. Walleye are fair on lipless baits in the main lake. Channel catfish are fair on punch bait and stinkbait at the dam, on the main lake and riprap. Walleye are also fair trolling high points on main lake. 

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Foss Lake
May 21, 2017

Channel catfish are fair on cut bait, shad and worms in channels and on the main lake. White crappie are fair on jigs and minnows on brush structure, docks and rocks. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits on brush structure and standing timber. 

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Grand Lake O' The Cherokees
May 22, 2017

White crappie and black crappie are good in brush and shallows on jigs and minnows. White bass are good around duck creek, horse creek, and elk creek on jigs, spoons, road runners and plastics. Blue catfish are good on mud flats on cut shad. 

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Greenleaf Lake
May 22, 2017

Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass are good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, jerk bait, plastics, spinnerbaits, worms and plastic worms purple in color on brush structure, in coves, creek channels, docks, on flats, in shallows, along shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Black crappie and white crappie are fair on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs on brush structure, standing timber and 8 to 12 feet of water. Blue, channel and flathead catfish are good on chicken liver, hot dogs, live shad, shad and sunfish in creek channels, on flats, in shallows and spillway. 

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Hugo Lake
May 21, 2017

Largemouth and spotted bass are fair on buzz baits, jerk bait and spinnerbaits on brush structure, channels, points and along shorelines. Blue catfish and channel catfish are fair on cut bait, shad and sunfish below the dam. White crappie are fair on minnows in creek channels and standing timber. 

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Hulah Lake
May 21, 2017

Blue, channel and flathead catfish are fair on chicken liver, shad and worms in channels, coves and along shorelines. At the time of the report, Lake Hulah level is 23 ft. above normal. R

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Kaw Lake
May 9, 2017

White bass are good on inline spinnerbaits, jigs, sassy shads and small lures at the inlet. Crappie are slow. Paddlefish are fair snagging in the tailwater. Catfish are good on shad and worms in standing timber and flooded areas at the upper part of the lake. Bowfishing is good in the flooded areas of Kaw for carp and gar. Catfishing is good in the flooded willows.

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Keystone Lake
May 23, 2017

Blue catfish are fair on cut bait below the dam.

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Lake Carl Blackwell
May 23, 2017

Striped (hybrid) bass are good on crankbaits, flukes, live shad and shad below the dam and spillway. White crappie and black crappie are fair on jigs and minnows below the dam, in coves, docks and off points. Channel catfish are fair on chicken liver, minnows, shrimp and worms in coves and the shallows. Weather conditions have dropped the water temperature. Fishing still varies day-to-day. Hybrids have been good up to this point near the spillway and the dam off the riprap. At one point this week, they were biting on anything you could throw at them. Black bass have also been fair in the main part of the lake on crankbaits. Temperature should climb this week with sunny skies in the forecast until Sunday. 

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Lake Ellsworth
May 21, 2017

Blue catfish and channel catfish are fair on cut bait, dough bait and shad off points and in the shallows. Black crappie and white crappie are slow on jigs and minnows on brush structure, docks and in the shallows. One floodgate is open. 

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Lake Eucha
May 25, 2017

Blue, channel and flathead catfish are good on chicken liver, live bait, shad and worms in channels, discharge and on riprap. Largemouth bass are slow on jigs and spinnerbaits in shallows and weed beds. White bass are fair on jigs and plastics in creek channels, on flats and riprap.

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Lake Eufaula
May 21, 2017

White crappie and black crappie are fair on jigs and minnows on brush structure and the docks. Striped bass, striped (hybrid) and white bass are fair on sassy shad and shad below the dam. Blue, channel and flathead catfish are good on cut bait and live shad in creek channels and river channel.

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Lake Hefner
May 22, 2017

Walleye are good on grubs, lipless baits, live bait and sassy shad off points, rocks and along shorelines. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, jigs, plastics and spinnerbaits in the shallows. Channel catfish and blue catfish are good on punch bait on rocks and along shorelines. Walleye have been biting good in the shallows and off points drifting live bait during the day. Catfish are starting to move shallow.

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Lake Hudson
May 21, 2017

Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait, shad and stinkbait below the dam, on flats, and in the river channel. Paddlefish are slow snagging below the dam. Largemouth bass are slow on crankbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits in brush structure, coves, shallows and along shorelines. 

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Lake Konawa
May 23, 2017

Largemouth bass are slow on crankbaits, plastics and top water on brush structure, discharge, the main lake, off points, riprap and weed beds. Channel catfish are good on chicken liver and shad in channels, coves, inlet and the main lake. Striped (hybrid) bass and white bass are excellent on crankbaits, shad and spoons on the main lake and off points. 

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Lake Lawtonka
May 21, 2017

Black crappie and white crappie are slow on jigs and minnows on brush structure, docks and in the shallows. Saugeye are fair on crankbaits and small lures in the main lake and off points.

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Lake Murray
May 22, 2017

Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass are fair on crankbaits, flukes, jerkbait, plastics, sassy shad and spinnerbaits in brush structure, at docks, off points, rocks, standing timber and weed beds. Spotted bass are also fair on crankbaits, hair jigs, minnows and sassy shad in channels, creek channels, the main lake, off points and rocks. White crappie, black crappie, bluegill sunfish, green sunfish and redear sunfish are slow on jigs, minnows and tube jigs on brush structure, docks, rocks and standing timber. 

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Lake of the Arbuckles
May 21, 2017

Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass are fair on crankbaits, flukes and jigs in brush structure, coves and docks. White crappie are slow on jigs and minnows in brush structure and at the docks. Channel catfish are good on minnows and stinkbait in creek channels, inlet, and moving up creeks and in flood waters. 

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Lake Overholser
May 23, 2017

Striped hybrid bass and white bass are biting fair on crawfish, cut bait, jigs and shrimp below the dam, in the main lake around docks points, riprap and shoreline. Catfish are biting good on cut bait, live bait, punch bait and worms  below the dam and in the main lake around points and riprap. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Crappie are being caught in the basin right along the damn wall mainly on chartreuse jigs. Carp ,buffalo catfish and hybrid striped bass are being caught in the basin to this should last while the gate is opened. Catfish are being caught by ballooning the bait into the lake and some on the bottom. Hybrids are being caught on bottom with the baits mentioned above. 

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Lake Stanley Draper
May 7, 2017

Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks and rocks. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and points. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait, shad in the channels and the main lake. 

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Lake Tenkiller
May 15, 2017

Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass are slow on plastics, spinnerbaits and top water along shorelines, in the main lake and around flooded trees. Channel, blue and flathead catfish are fair on chicken liver, cut bait and worms on points and in the main lake. Use flipflops set at about 40 ft. 

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Lake Texoma
May 22, 2017

Striped and white bass are fair on live shad in the main lake. Blue, channel and flathead catfish are good on cut bait, live bait, live shad, minnows and shad in the river channel and river mouth. Black crappie and white crappie are fair on hair jigs, in-line spinnerbait, jigs, live bait, minnows and small lures in brush structure, docks, shallows and along shorelines. Water is rising due to heavy rains. Clarity can be almost anything depending on where you are on the lake. All fishing is still strong. Stripers are small but plentiful. 

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Lake Thunderbird
May 21, 2017

Saugeye are good on in-line spinnerbait, minnows and plastics on points, rocks and drop-offs. White crappie are fair on jigs and minnows on brush structure, docks and rocks. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait, shad and worms in channels and on the main lake. 

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Lake Wister
May 21, 2017

Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits and jigs on the main lake, off points and the river channel. Blue catfish are good on cut bait in channels and on the main lake. White crappie are slow on jigs on brush structure.

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McGee Creek Reservoir
May 21, 2017

Channel catfish are good on chicken liver, cut bait and punch bait in creek channels and standing timber. Largemouth bass and spotted bass are fair on plastics in standing timber. White crappie are slow on minnows on brush structure. 

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Oologah Lake
May 21, 2017

Blue and channel catfish are fair on cut bait and live shad below the dam. Channel catfish are also fair on chicken liver and worms in the shallows. Channel catfish in the lake are being caught in flooded fields and around flooded willow trees. The lake is 16ft. above normal and falling. Many of the campsites and boat ramps still remain closed. Contact Oologah Lake corp office at 918-443-2250 for more information.

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Pine Creek Lake
May 21, 2017

Largemouth bass are good on plastics in creek channels and points. Channel catfish are good on cut bait and worms in creek channels. Black crappie and white crappie are good on jigs and spinnerbaits on brush structure, points and the shallows. 

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Robert S Kerr Reservoir
May 21, 2017

Blue catfish are good on shad in creek channels, the main lake and river mouth. Largemouth bass are good on buzzbaits and spinnerbaits in creek channels, standing timber and back of creek channels. Black crappie are slow on jigs and minnows in creek channels and standing timber. 

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Sardis Lake
May 18, 2017

Blue, channel and flathead catfish are good on cut bait, live bait, live shad, shad and sunfish in channels, on flats, in the main lake, on rocks and along shorelines. Blue catfish and spotted bass are good on Alabama rig, bill baits, buzz baits, jerk bait, jigs, lipless baits, spinnerbaits and top water on brush structure, off points, on rocks, along shorelines and standing timber. White crappie are good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs in brush structure, off points and standing timber.

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Skiatook Lake
May 21, 2017

Striped (hybrid), largemouth and white bass are slow on crankbaits, sassy shad and spinnerbaits in channels, along shorelines and on standing timber. White crappie are slow on hair jigs and minnows in channels and along shorelines. The lake is 9 ft. high, so all boat ramps except for Black Dog are closed. 

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Sooner Lake
May 22, 2017

Saugeye are fair on crankbaits along shorelines. Striped bass and striped (hybrid) bass are fair on live shad and slabs in the main lake. Blue catfish and channel catfish are fair on cut bait in the main lake and along Hwy 15.

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Spavinaw Lake
May 21, 2017

Blue catfish and channel catfish are good on shad and worms in channels and discharge. White crappie and black crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in brush structure and discharge. Largemouth bass are slow on jigs and spinnerbaits in shallows and weed beds.

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Tom Steed Lake
May 23, 2017

White and striped (hybrid) bass and saugeye are good on crankbaits, jigs, minnows and trolling open water on the main lake and off points. Blue, channel and flathead catfish are good on cut bait, live bait, shad and stinkbait on flats, off points, rocks and juglines. White crappie are slow on jigs and minnows on brush structure and rocks. 

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Waurika Lake
May 21, 2017

Black crappie and white crappie are good on jigs and minnows on brush structure, docks, riprap and standing timber. Blue catfish and channel catfish are good on chicken liver, cut bait, hot dogs, punch bait, shad and stinkbait in the main lake, off points, river mouth and along shorelines. 

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Webbers Falls Reservoir
May 22, 2017

Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass are fair on bill baits, buzz baits, jerk bait, spinnerbaits and top water on brush structure, creek channels, in the shallows, along shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Black crappie and white crappie are fair on jigs, minnows, tube jigs and jigs purple in color on brush structure, in coves, standing timber and 8 to 12 feet of water. Blue, channel and flathead catfish are good on chicken liver, live shad, shad and sunfish in coves, in shallows, along shorelines and 4 to 8 feet of water. 

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Wes Watkins Reservoir
May 21, 2017

Channel and blue catfish are good on chicken liver and punch bait in creek channels and creek mouths. 

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