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.

Arcadia Lake

Lake Information
April 15, 2014 Update

All fishing is fair. 

Bell Cow Lake & Equestrian Campground

Lake Information
April 13, 2014 Update

Bass are good on jigs and soft plastic baits at 3-4 ft. Channel catfish are slow. Crappie are fair to good on jigs at 3 ft. 

Birch Lake

Lake Information
April 13, 2014 Update

Crappie are good on minnows and jigs at 3-5 ft.

Broken Bow Lake

Lake Information
April 13, 2014 Update

Spotted bass are good on minnows and red worms in the upper end. White bass are good on yellow rooster tails and various colors of 3-5 inch1/4 ounce grubs in creeks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs moving into the shallows around structure. Walleye are good on watermelon, smoke and witches brew grubs in the upper end at the head of the Mountain Fork.

Canton Lake

Lake Information
April 5, 2014 Update

Channel catfish are fair on shad along the dam. Walleye are fair on crankbaits and jigs along the dam in the evening. Crappie are fair on jigs near brush along the dam. 

Chandler Lake

Lake Information
April 13, 2014 Update

Bass are good on spinnerbaits, jigs and plastic baits. Channel catfish are slow. Crappie are fair on jigs at 3 ft.

Copan Lake

Lake Information
April 14, 2014 Update

Crappie are good on jigs at 2-5 ft. near submerged structure. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut shad.

Fort Cobb Reservoir

Lake Information
April 13, 2014 Update

Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs near structure. Catfish are slow on cut bait off windy points. Saugeye are slow on rattletraps and live bait. White bass and striped bass hybrids are slow on swim baits, shrimp and crawfish tails off windy points. 

Fort Gibson Lake

Lake Information
April 15, 2014 Update

White bass are excellent on white grubs and white ice swim baits in the river around Chouteau Bend. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs at 3-5 ft. staging for spawn. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits and worms in shallow water. Paddlefish are excellent in the upper river.

Fort Supply Lake

Lake Information
April 14, 2014 Update

White bass are fair on jigs and spinnerbaits along the dam. Crappie are fair on jigs around brush piles and cattails. Walleye are fair on minnows along the dam and the west side. 

Foss Lake

Lake Information
April 16, 2014 Update

Striped bass hybrids are good on live bait. Walleye are fair on live bait and jigs. Crappie are slow on Bobby Garland jigs around the marina. Catfish are fair.

Grand Lake O' The Cherokees

Lake Information
April 14, 2014 Update

Largemouth bass are fair on jigs and jerk baits at 15 ft. off main lake points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. Paddlefish are fair and should get better this week with the rain from up north coming downstream. White bass are fair and should get better this week. All other fishing is slow. 

Greenleaf Lake

Lake Information
April 14, 2014 Update

Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, bill baits and spinnerbaits along shorelines, creek channels, rocky points and brush structure. Catfish are good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie are fair on minnows and electric chicken Strike King Jigs at 12-18 ft. around fishing docks and brush structure. 

Hudson Lake

Lake Information
April 16, 2014 Update

Largemouth bass are good on swim baits, plastic baits and jerk baits. White bass are good in the upper end, at mouths of creeks and below the dams. Crappie are fair to good on small jigs and minnows around brush piles. Paddlefish are fair to good in the upper end below the dams.

Hugo Lake

Lake Information
April 13, 2014 Update

Largemouth bass are good on soft plastic baits and spinnerbaits along flooded vegetation. Blue catfish are good on cut bait and stinkbait below the dam with flood water releases. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. around button brush. 

Hulah Lake

Lake Information
April 14, 2014 Update

Crappie are fair on jigs at 2-5 ft. near submerged structure. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut shad. 

Kaw Lake

Lake Information
April 14, 2014 Update

Crappie are fair on minnow and jigs at 12-20 ft. all over the lake. Crappie are excellent in the creeks 1-2 ft. around structure. Walleye are fair on minnows and jigs in the creeks. White bass are slow on jigs and small crankbaits east of Newkirk in the Arkansas River as they are still staging up to spawn in Kansas in Grouse creek. Largemouth and spotted bass are fair on jerk baits and spinnerbaits at 6-10 ft. near rocks from south of Kaw City to the dam. Blue and channel catfish excellent on cut bait in the shallows of the Arkansas River arm, fair on juglines in the coon creek area and good on worms below Kaw Dam. Paddlefish are fair off the east side after generation. Generation below the dam typically only occurs during the week unless there is a high water event. 

Keystone Lake

Lake Information
April 15, 2014 Update

Crappie are fair at 5 ft. while staging for spawn. White bass are excellent while running in the feeder streams. Catfish are good on juglines baited with cut bait. Largemouth bass are good on spinnerbaits.

Lake Carl Blackwell

Lake Information
April 14, 2014 Update

Crappie are fair on live bait and jigs at 3-6 ft. all over the lake. Channel catfish are good to excellent on punch bait, chicken liver, shad and nightcrawlers early morning and late evening. Catfish are fair on juglines and trotlines baited with large live shiners, night crawlers and cut shad. Saugeye, white bass and striped bass hybrids are excellent on crankbaits, spoons and large casting jigs at 4-6 ft. around rocks and points or trolling the flats of the main lake and windy blown coves; the best times are early morning and late evening. Largemouth and spotted bass are fair to good on football head jigs and Texas-rigged plastic baits in woody cover. Trout are poor to nonexistent.

Lake Ellsworth

Lake Information
April 13, 2014 Update

Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs over structure. Catfish are fair on juglines baited with cut bait.

Lake Eucha

Lake Information
April 15, 2014 Update

Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs at 7-9 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass are fair on jerk baits.

Lake Eufaula

Lake Information
April 13, 2014 Update

Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits and plastic baits along rocky areas and standing timber. White bass are fair on small jigs and spinnerbaits up feeder creeks when water is running. Blue catfish are fair on shad along deeper flats. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs at 1-5 ft. 

Lake Hefner

Lake Information
April 15, 2014 Update

Largemouth and smallmouth bass are good on crankbaits and jigs at 3-6 ft. along rocky shorelines. White bass and striped bass hybrids are good on grubs and gay blades at 6-10 ft. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait at 15-20 ft. along the dam. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. along the dam and rocks. Walleye are fair on jerk baits and crankbaits at 3-6 ft. along the dam. 

Lake Konawa

Lake Information
April 14, 2014 Update

Largemouth bass are good on soft plastic baits and crankbaits along structure and vegetation. White bass and striped bass hybrids are good on crankbaits, jigs, cut bait and live bait in the discharge canal and along points. Channel catfish are good on cut bait, dough bait and stinkbait around points. All other fishing is slow.

Lake Lawtonka

Lake Information
April 13, 2014 Update

Crappie and white bass are fair to good on minnows and jigs off the dam. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait.

Lake Murray

Lake Information
April 14, 2014 Update

Largemouth and smallmouth bass are good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs at 5 ft. around brushy structure and fish habitat buoys. Walleye are slow to fair on chartreuse jigs at the dam in the morning and last hour of daylight in evening. All other fishing is slow. Boat ramps are hard to use due to lake level but are still open.

Lake of the Arbuckles

Lake Information
April 12, 2014 Update

Crappie are slow on the main lake brush piles and fair in the mouths and midway back in coves. White bass are up creeks chasing shad. Bass are fair to good on jigs, crankbaits and Alabama rigs.

Lake Overholser

Lake Information
April 15, 2014 Update

All fishing is slow.

Lake Pawhuska

Lake Information
March 23, 2014 Update

Trout are good on Power Bait.

Lake Stanley Draper

Lake Information
April 13, 2014 Update

Crappie are fair on minnows at 3-5 ft. around structure. White bass are fair on jigs at the water inflow pipe. All other fishing is slow. 

Lake Tenkiller

Lake Information
April 14, 2014 Update

Largemouth bass are fair on spinnerbaits and deep crankbaits on main lake points. White bass are good trolling deep runners in the main lake and good on spoons, spinnerbaits and jigs in the upper end. Catfish are fair on flip-flops baited with cut bait at 20-25 ft. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs moving into coves.

Lake Texoma

Lake Information
April 13, 2014 Update

Largemouth and smallmouth bass are fair to good on buck tail jigs with trailers and plastic worms at 5-15 ft. around the points. Striped and white bass are fair to good on live bait and cut shad at 10-20 ft. from East Burns Run to Fobb Bottom. Channel and blue catfish are fair to good on live bait and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from Washita River to Catfish Bay and around the cleaning docks and Sanders Island View on Red River. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. in Widowmoore, Kansas and Rock creeks and the south and north dikes.

Lake Thunderbird

Lake Information
April 13, 2014 Update

Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs at 3-5 ft. around structure. White bass are fair on jigs and road runners in Little River. 

Lake Wister

Lake Information
April 13, 2014 Update

Largemouth bass are good on 12-inch black plastic worms, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on juglines and trotlines baited with live sunfish, goldfish and cut bait.

McGee Creek Reservoir

Lake Information
April 13, 2014 Update

Largemouth bass are fair on shad colored rattletraps, chartreuse spinnerbaits with a red blade and jerk baits at 2-5 ft. Channel catfish are fair on juglines baited with cut bait.

Oologah Lake

Lake Information
April 13, 2014 Update

Crappie are good on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. in creeks and fair on minnows and jigs at 6-10 ft. around brush piles in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish are fair on shad at 10-15 ft. along the flats. White bass are good on jigs in the river above the lake and fair on jigs below the dam. 

Pine Creek Lake

Lake Information
April 13, 2014 Update

Bass are good on soft plastic baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in shallow water. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, chicken liver and cut shad.

Robert S Kerr Reservoir

Lake Information
April 15, 2014 Update

White bass are excellent on white twist tail grubs up Big San Bois Creek all the way to Iron Bridge. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs at 5 ft. up Big San Bois Creek, Hawthorn pits and Highway 9 port. Bass are good on jigs along grass beds and on plugs around points. Catfish are fair on cut bait on juglines, trotlines and rod-and-reel along flats close to river and creek channels. 

Sardis Lake

Lake Information
April 13, 2014 Update

Largemouth bass are fair to good on plastic baits at 2-4 ft. Channel and blue catfish are fair to good on cut bait and dead minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs at 6 ft.

Skiatook Lake

Lake Information
April 14, 2014 Update

White bass are fair on soft plastic baits and rooster tails in creek channels. Catfish are fair on worms and cut shad. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs at 2-5 ft. along rocky shorelines. All other fishing is slow. 

Sooner Lake

Lake Information
April 15, 2014 Update

All fishing is slow.

Spavinaw Lake

Lake Information
April 15, 2014 Update

Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around the dam. Largemouth bass are fair on spinnerbaits.

Tom Steed Lake

Lake Information
April 14, 2014 Update

Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs at 4-10 ft. near structure. Saugeye are fair on minnows at 6 ft. near rocks. The boat ramp in the state park is still open. Use extreme caution while boating.

Waurika Lake

Lake Information
April 13, 2014 Update

Striped bass hybrids are good on minnows and crankbaits along the dam and riprap. Catfish are good on cut bait and stinkbait. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. along riprap. All other fishing is fair. 

Webbers Falls Reservoir

Lake Information
April 14, 2014 Update

Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, bill baits, creature lures and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Catfish are good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie are fair on minnows and buck tail jigs in green, red and yellow around bridges and brush structure. All other fishing is slow.

Wes Watkins Reservoir

Lake Information
April 15, 2014 Update

Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Largemouth bass are good at 1-4 ft.

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