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
July 17, 2017

Channel and blue catfish are good on shad and worms at the dam, off points, riprap and rocks. White crappie are fair on jigs and minnows on brush structure and at docks. Largemouth bass are slow but fair on deep diving crank baits and Carolina rigs on brush structure and off points. 

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Bell Cow Lake & Equestrian Campground
July 20, 2017

Channel catfish are slow on stinkbait and worms along shorelines. 

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Birch Lake
July 16, 2017

Striped (hybrid) bass are fair on sassy shad, spinnerbaits and spoons in the main lake. Largemouth bass are slow on crankbaits, plastics and spinnerbaits in coves, creek channels, rocks, standing timber and weed beds. White crappie and bluegill sunfish are slow on jigs, minnows and worms below the dam, in coves, at docks and along shorelines. The lake is just half a foot above conservation pool. With the hot weather, fishing is best early in the morning. 

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Broken Bow Lake
July 20, 2017

Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass are biting fair on Alabama rig, plastic and spoons around brush structure and standing timber. White Crappie are biting fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. 

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Canton Lake
July 20, 2017

Bass, white bass, striped bass and hybrids are biting good on shad and slabs in main lake.

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Chandler Lake
July 17, 2017

Flathead catfish are slow on sunfish along the shorelines. Channel catfish are slow on cut bait and sunfish along the shorelines. 

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Copan Lake
July 16, 2017

Channel, blue and flathead catfish are good on chicken liver, shad and worms below the dam, off riprap, rocks and along shorelines. 

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Fort Cobb Reservoir
July 20, 2017

Striped Bass and white bass are good on crankbaits, Flukes, sassy shad and slabs on channels creek channels, points and riprap. Blues and channels are fair on crawfish, cut bait, shrimp and stinkbait in creek channels, around the dam, on point and riprap. White and black Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around brush structures and docks. 

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Fort Gibson Lake
July 12, 2017

White and black crappie are slow on hair jigs, jigs, tube jigs and black and chartreuse Slab Slayer bodies on ⅛ oz. Timmy Tom weedless jigs in brush structure, docks, rocks, and 10 to 13 ft. of water. Blue, channel and flathead catfish are fair on goldfish and live shad on flats, in the main lake, off points and 20-25 ft. deep on rod and reel or juglines. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are fair on plastics, topwater and Brush Hogs on docks, the main lake, off points and surfacing at times. 

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Fort Supply Lake
July 11, 2017

Channel catfish are fair on cut bait, stinkbait worms on the main lake and along riprap. 

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Foss Lake
July 17, 2017

Striped (hybrid) bass are good on hard baits. Catfish are good along north side of lake with trot lines. Walleye are good on worms and soft baits. 

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Grand Lake O' The Cherokees
July 16, 2017

White and black crappie are fair on jigs, minnows and plastics below the dam, on brush structure and docks. White bass are good on plastics, spoons and topwater in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish are good on shad and shrimp below the dam, off flats and in the main lake. 

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Greenleaf Lake
July 17, 2017

Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass are fair on bill baits, buzzbaits and spinnerbaits in brush structure, channels, coves, creek channels, in the main lake, along shorelines, in weed beds and spinnerbaits white in color near weed beds. White and black crappie are fair on grubs, hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs in brush structure, standing timber, and 8-12 ft. of water on minnows. Blue, channel and flathead catfish are fair on live shad, shad and sunfish in channels, creek channels, on flats, in shallows and shad on bottom. 

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Hugo Lake
July 20, 2017

Blue and channel catfish are biting good on cut bait, live bait and shad below the dam. Largemouth and spotted bass are biting fair on buzz baits plastics and spinnerbaits around brush structure creek channels and in the shallows. 

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Hulah Lake
July 16, 2017

Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, shad and worms below the dam, off riprap and along shorelines. 

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Kaw Lake
July 17, 2017

White and black crappie are good on jigs, minnows, shad and tube jigs in brush structure, in the main lake, off riprap and rocks. Striped (hybrid) and white bass are fair on crankbaits, jigs, lipless baits, live shad, sassy shad, spoons and topwater below the dam and in the main lake. Blue, channel and flathead catfish are good on crawfish, crickets, cut bait, grasshoppers, hot dogs, live bait, live shad, minnows. Punch bait, shad, stink bait and worms below the dam, in the main lake and river channel. 

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Keystone Lake
July 18, 2017

Blue catfish are good on cut bait below the dam and in channels. White bass are good on crankbaits and small lures off points. 

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Lake Carl Blackwell
July 11, 2017

Crappie are good on jigs and plastic baits around brush structure and docks. Channel catfish are fair on Alabama rigs, chicken liver, crickets, grasshoppers, minnows and worms and on chartreuse colored jigs early evening and morning around brush structure, channels, in coves and weed beds. 

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Lake Ellsworth
July 20, 2017

Blue and channel catfish are fair on cut baits, chicken liver and hotdogs in main lake and points. 

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Lake Eucha
July 16, 2017

Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits and topwater in the main lake, off points, along shorelines and in weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish are good on chicken liver, shad, sunfish and worms in channels, discharge, in the main lake, off points and riprap. White bass are good on jigs, plastics and shad in the discharge, on flats and in the main lake. 

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Lake Eufaula
July 20, 2017

White, striped and hybrid bass are biting good on live shad and sassy shad in main lake and river channel. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish are biting good on cut bait and shad in main lake and river channel. White and Black crappie are biting good on minnows around docks and standing timber. 

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Lake Hefner
July 17, 2017

Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait and punch bait along shorelines. White bass and striped (hybrid) bass are good on grubs, lipless baits and gay blades on the main lake. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, jigs and topwater off points and riprap. 

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Lake Hudson
July 17, 2017

Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, jigs, plastics, spinnerbaits and topwater in brush structure and off points. Blue and channel catfish are good on cut bait and shad below the dam and off flats. Black crappie and white crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in brush structure and docks. 

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Lake Konawa
July 20, 2017

Largemouth bass are biting fair on buzzbaits, crankbaits, flukes, plastics and topwater in main lake, points, river channels and weed beds. White bass and hybrids are good on crankbaits, live shad and spoons in coves, main lakes, points and river channels. Channel Catfish are biting fair on chicken liver and cut bait around channels, coves, main lake and riprap. 

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Lake Lawtonka
July 20, 2017

Channel and blue catfish are fair on chicken liver, cut bait, punch bait and stinkbait below the dam and on riprap. 

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Lake Murray
July 20, 2017

Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass are biting slow on alabama rigs, crankbaits, flukes, plastics sassy shad and topwater in main lake points and weed beds. Channel catfish are fair on chicken liver, cut bait, minnow, shad, shrimp and worms in channels, coves riprap and rocks. Bluegill, green and redear sunfish are good on jigs, tube jigs and worms around docks, rocks and weed beds. 

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Lake of the Arbuckles
July 20, 2017

Bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and spotted bass are biting good on crankbaits, hair jigs, jigs, spoons and worms around brush structure and Creek Channels. White bass action is slow biting on jigs minnows and lot of little crappie 10'' around brush structure in the main lake. 

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Lake Overholser
July 17, 2017

Blue catfish and channel catfish are slow on live bait, cut shad and punch bait in the main lake and off points. Striped (hybrid) bass are slow on crawfish, cut bait, chicken liver and jigs chartreuse in color in the main lake, off points and the dock. Sunfish are fair on worms and small jigs along shorelines. A variety of fish are being caught in the basin. A lot of carp and buffalo are being caught using worms and dough bait. 

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Lake Stanley Draper
July 16, 2017

Channel catfish are fair on chicken liver and cut bait in channels and on the main lake. White crappie are slow on jigs and minnows on docks and off rocks. Largemouth bass are slow on buzz baits, crankbaits in coves and off points. Fish are biting the best in early mornings and late evenings. 

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Lake Tenkiller
July 17, 2017

Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on buzzbaits, crankbaits and spinnerbaits in coves, in the main lake and off points. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on punch bait, shad, stink bait and worms on flats, in the main lake and off points. Bluegill sunfish, green sunfish and redear sunfish good on jigs and worms at docks and along shorelines. Fish for catfish by drifting the flats with worms or shad. Also fish off the points in 17-21 feet of water with punch bait, stink bait or worms. Fish for bluegill near docks or on gravel banks, 10-15 feet deep. 

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Lake Texoma
July 20, 2017

Largemouth and smallmouth bass are good on crankbaits, plastics and spinnerbaits around coves and points. Striper and white bass are fair on flukes, hair jigs, shad and top water below the dam, on points, riprap and river mouth. Blue and channel catfish are fair on chicken liver, cut baits, live shad, sunfish and worms below the dam, on points, riprap and in the river mouth. 

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Lake Thunderbird
July 16, 2017

Saugeye and largemouth bass are slow on crankbaits and plastics off points and along shorelines. White crappie are slow on jigs and minnows on docks and off rocks. Channel catfish are fair on chicken liver and cut bait in channels, in the main lake and along shorelines. Fish are biting best early mornings and late evenings. 

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Lake Wister
July 20, 2017

Largemouth bass are slow on jigs, plastics, spinnerbaits, and worms around brush structures, main lake, points and the river channel. Blue and channel catfish are fair on cut bait and grasshoppers in the main lake. White crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around brush structures, main lake and river channel. 

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McGee Creek Reservoir
July 20, 2017

White crappie are excellent on minnows around brush structure. Largemouth and spotted bass are fair on plastic around brush structure, main lake, rocks, standing timber and weed beds. Channel and flathead catfish are fair on sunfish in river channel and around rocks. 

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Oologah Lake
July 16, 2017

White bass are fair on slabs and top water on flats and look for schooling fish early and late. Blue and channel catfish are fair on cut bait and shad below the dam and on flats. White crappie are fair on jigs and minnows on brush structure and 10-15 ft. deep. Blue and channel catfish in the lake on juglines. 

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Pine Creek Lake
July 20, 2017

Largemouth bass are good on plastics, spinnerbaits and topwater around brush structure and points. Black crappie are good on jigs around brush structure. Channel catfish are good on cut bait in creek channels and main lake. 

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Robert S Kerr Reservoir
July 20, 2017

Largemouth bass are excellent on jigs and spinners around brush structures, shallows and standing timber. Blue catfish are fair on minnows and jigs around creek channels and riprap. White crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in creek channels and around riprap. 

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Sardis Lake
July 20, 2017

Largemouth and spotted bass are biting on crankbaits, inline spinners, jigs, plastics and top water around brush structure, points, riprap, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Channel, Blue and Flathead catfish are good on cut bait, live bait live shad and sunfish in the main lake, rocks and shoreline. White crappie are fair on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around bush structure and standing timber.

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Skiatook Lake
July 16, 2017

Striped (hybrid) bass and white bass are fair on live shad and spoons in the main lake and 20-30 feet deep. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass are slow on crankbaits, plastics and spinnerbaits in brush structure, coves and along shorelines. 

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Sooner Lake
July 17, 2017

Striped (hybrid) bass and striped bass are fair on live shad and slabs in the main lake. Blue catfish are slow on cut bait in channels. Saugeye are slow on crankbaits off riprap. 

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Spavinaw Lake
July 20, 2017

Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater in coves, creek channels, shallows, along shorelines and in weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish are fair on chicken liver, shad, sunfish and worms at the discharge, in the main lake and off points. White and black crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in brush structure, at docks and in the main lake. 

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Tom Steed Lake
July 20, 2017

Blue and channel catfish are fair on cut baits, live baits, shad and on juglines. 

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Waurika Lake
July 20, 2017

Blue and channel catfish are good on chicken liver, cut bait, hot dogs, shad, stinkbait in channels, main lake, points and shorelines. Hybrid and white bass are fair on crankbaits and sassy shad on the dam, Main lake and points. Black and white crappie are slow biting on jigs and minnows in brush structure. 

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Webbers Falls Reservoir
July 17, 2017

Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass are fair on bill baits, buzzbaits, inline spinner bait, jerk bait and spinnerbaits on brush structure, creek channels, riprap and along shorelines. White and black crappie are fair on grubs, hair jigs, jigs and minnows on brush structure, in coves, creek channels and on minnows under bridges on bottom. Blue, channel and flathead catfish are good on cut bait and live shad in channels, flats and drift fishing on bottom with shad. 

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Wes Watkins Reservoir
July 18, 2017

White bass are fair on sassy shad and small lures in the main lake. Channel catfish are slow on worms off points and riprap. Sandbass have been showing some surfacing in early mornings and trolling at other times. Catching drum along with channel catfish. 

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