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 13, 2018

White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, sassy shad and slabs in the main lake and around points surfacing early and late. Blue and channel catfish good on crawfish, cut bait, minnows, shad and sunfish along riprap and rocks. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and Carolina rigs along weed beds and submerged humps. 

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Bell Cow Lake & Equestrian Campground
July 15, 2018

Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait, minnows, shrimp and worms around docks, points and shorelines. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 12 ft. around brush structure and docks at night.

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Birch Lake
July 13, 2018

Channel catfish slow on chicken liver and stinkbait below the dam, in coves, along the dam, docks and shorelines. 

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Broken Bow Lake
July 13, 2018

Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, flukes and plastic baits around brush structure, points and standing timber. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, live shad, punch bait, stinkbait and worms along channels, in coves, creek channels, river channel and river mouth. 

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Canton Lake
July 13, 2018

White bass and striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits, shad and slabs in the main lake. Walleye fair on slabs and worms in the main lake. Channel catfish good on shrimp and worms in the main lake and shallows. 

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Chandler Lake
July 15, 2018

Bluegill good on worms along the dam, docks and shorelines. 

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Copan Lake
July 7, 2018

Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and worms along riprap and shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and jerk bait around points. Crappie slow on minnows, jigs and PowerBait around brush structure and docks. 

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Fort Cobb Reservoir
July 17, 2018

Channel and blue catfish slow on juglines baited with cut bait around brush structure, channels and creek channels. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

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Fort Gibson Lake
July 16, 2018

White bass fair trolling small crankbaits and in-line spinnerbaits along flats, main lake, points and shallows humps. Blue catfish fair on live shad and minnows along flats, main lake and river channel. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, crawfish, jigs and spinnerbaits at 4-10 ft. around brush structure, docks and rocks.

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Fort Supply Lake
July 16, 2018

Channel catfish slow on stinkbait in the main lake. All fishing slow. 

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Foss Lake
July 17, 2018

Striped bass hybrids and white bass surfacing in early morning and late evening. Catfish good on trotlines baited with cut shad and stinkbait. Crappie slow around docks. Smallmouth bass fair. Largemouth bass fair.

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Greenleaf Lake
July 13, 2018

Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, hair jigs, jerk baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, creek channels, shallows, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels and standing timber. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on live bait, live shad and shad along channels, shallows and shorelines.

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Hudson Lake
July 6, 2018

Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on plastic baits and topwater lures below the dam and in the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Largemouth bass fair on jigs, plastic baits and worms in coves and around points.

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Hugo Lake
July 13, 2018

Blue, channel and flathead catfish slow on cut bait, dough bait and shad below the dam, along channels, main lake and river channel. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs below the dam, around brush structure, main lake and river channel. 

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Hulah Lake
July 7, 2018

Flathead and blue catfish good on shad and worms around rocks and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows, jigs and PowerBait around brush structure and docks. 

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Kaw Lake
July 17, 2018

Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Crappie fishing has been very good the last week as fish are suspended over brush in 15-20 ft. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, grasshoppers and shad along flats, main lake and river channel. Blue catfish are biting well on fresh cut shad in the flats and river channel. Jugline fishermen need to be aware that the thermocline has set up in the lake and there is little dissolved oxygen below 12-15 ft. Therefore fish caught on jigs below that depth are likely to be dead if you are not running your jugs every 3-4 hours. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, jigs, live shad, sassy shad and slabs in the main lake and around points. Hybrid and white bass action has been very good early in the morning and late in the evening over humps and drop-offs in the mid-lake region. 

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Keystone Lake
July 5, 2018

Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam and along channels. Crappie fair around brush structure and docks. 

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Lake Altus-Lugert
July 10, 2018

Channel catfish fair on crawfish, cut bait, live bait, live shad, punch bait, shad and stinkbait along flats and sandbars. Crappie and white bass slow on minnows, jigs and small lures around brush structure, docks and riprap. 

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Lake Carl Blackwell
July 16, 2018

Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, stinkbait and worms around brush structure, channels and shorelines. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on crankbaits in the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and tube jigs around crappie dock. 

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Lake Ellsworth
July 17, 2018

Channel and blue catfish slow on stinkbait around brush structure, creek channels and main lake. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

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Lake Eucha
July 6, 2018

Crappie fair on minnows, tube jigs and hair jigs around brush structure, in coves, docks and main lake. Crappie are still being caught under the Highway 59 bridge and are being found suspended near brush piles 10+ feet in the main lake. Crappie, sandbass, and largemouth bass are being caught trolling crankbaits off of structure. Largemouth bass are biting slow on jigs and topwater baits. I would also like to remind everybody that the creel and length limits for Lake Eucha are the same as the statewide limits which are found in the regulations. Largemouth and white bass slow on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, flukes, in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in coves, docks, main lake, points, riprap, shorelines and weed beds. Channel and blue catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait, live bait, shrimp, sunfish and worms in coves, around docks, main lake, points and riprap. 

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Lake Eufaula
July 13, 2018

Crappie good on minnows and jigs below the dam, along the dam, shallows, standing timber and bridges. Striped bass excellent on cut bait, jigs, small lures, topwater lures and tube jigs below the dam and along the dam. Blue catfish good on cut bait, hot dogs, stinkbait and worms along river channel and river mouth. 

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Lake Hefner
July 9, 2018

Channel catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait off the dam and inlet. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on lipless baits, grubs and gay blades off windy shorelines and inlet. Walleye fair drifting live baits on rigs in the main lake over humps. Largemouth bass slow to fair on jigs and spinnerbaits along shorelines.

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Lake Konawa
July 5, 2018

Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and topwater lures in the main lake, around points, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and live shad in coves, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait in coves, inlet and riprap. 

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Lake Lawtonka
July 17, 2018

Channel and blue catfish slow on chicken liver and shad around brush structure, channels and flats. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

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Lake of the Arbuckles
July 17, 2018

Largemouth bass good on soft plastic baits, topwater lures and crankbaits. Smallmouth bass good on topwater lures early morning hours and on spinnerbaits on windy days. Crappie fair around dock and brush piles. White bass good at 15 ft. near creek channels. 

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Lake Overholser
July 13, 2018

Channel catfish fair on cut bait and dough bait along channels and shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures around brush structure. Crappie slow. 

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Lake Stanley Draper
July 13, 2018

Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits around points and weed beds. Crappie slow. Channel catfish slow on punch bait and stinkbait around docks and inlet. 

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Lake Tenkiller
July 13, 2018

Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits and 10-inch worms at 15-20 ft. along flats, main lake, points and shorelines. White bass fair trolling bill baits and crankbaits in the main lake around surfacing schools. Summertime surfacing white bass is cause for boaters to be ready; especially in late evenings. Be careful of underwater obstructions and unmarked flats while boating.

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Lake Texoma
July 12, 2018

Striped bass good on Alabama rigs, flukes, live shad, sassy shad, shad and topwater lures below the dam, along channels, dam, flats and tailwater. Striper has been present in early mornings near the Dam in deep water. Mid-morning striper are active near Washita point in 40-50 ft. of water. Dropping slabs and live bait are the best methods but when surfacing fish are visible topwater lures are very productive. Below the dam in Red River striper fishing is great midday by using a floating cork and live shad underneath. Blue catfish fair on cut bait, live bait, live shad and shad below the dam, along channels and river channel. Blue cats are baiting cut bait in the main lake, jug lines are a good way to catch a limit of blues (make sure juglines are properly marked before setting).  Flathead catfish fair on live bait below the dam and river mouth. Flatheads have been biting at night on live bait (shad, small sunfish, etc.). Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County

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Lake Thunderbird
July 13, 2018

White bass and saugeye slow on crankbaits around points and rocks. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around points and weed beds. Channel catfish slow on punch bait and stinkbait along the dam.

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Lake Wister
July 13, 2018

Largemouth bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, in coves and points. Blue catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, punch bait, shad and stinkbait along channels, main lake and points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure, channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

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McGee Creek Reservoir
July 13, 2018

Largemouth and spotted bass fair on jerk baits, plastic baits and topwater lures along creek channels, points and standing timber. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows along river channel and standing timber. Flathead and channel catfish fair on goldfish and sunfish along creek channels and river mouth. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

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Oologah Lake
July 12, 2018

Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-18 ft. around brush structure and brush piles. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 20-25 ft. along flats near the river channel. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad below the dam. 

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Pine Creek Lake
July 13, 2018

Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits in coves. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver below the dam. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

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Robert S Kerr Reservoir
July 13, 2018

Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, live bait, live shad and stinkbait along flats, river channel and river mouth. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, main lake and standing timber. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on flukes, lipless baits and plastic baits around brush structure, in coves, points and standing timber. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

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Sardis Lake
July 12, 2018

Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, topwater lures and tube jigs around brush structure, points, rocks, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live bait, shad and sunfish along channels, flats, main lake and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs, tube jigs and minnows around brush structure, points and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

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Skiatook Lake
July 14, 2018

Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live shad at 15-25 ft. in the main lake. 

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Sooner Lake
July 10, 2018

Striped bass hybrids and striped bass good on cut bait, live bait and shad along the dam and main lake. Saugeye good on crankbaits along riprap. Water is being pumped into the lake at this time. 

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Spavinaw Lake
July 6, 2018

Crappie fair on minnows, hair jigs and tube jigs around brush structure, in coves, docks and main lake. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, flukes, in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in coves, around docks, points, riprap, shorelines and weed beds. 

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Tom Steed Lake
July 16, 2018

White bass and striped bass hybrids fair trolling crankbaits in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

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Waurika Lake
July 14, 2018

Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, stinkbait and worms around docks, main lake, points and shorelines. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.

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Webbers Falls Reservoir
July 13, 2018

Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, in coves, creek channels, shorelines and standing timber. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, docks and standing timber and on minnows on bottom under bridges. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on live shad and shad along channels, flats, shallows and shorelines.

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Wes Watkins Reservoir
July 17, 2018

White bass fair trolling in-line spinnerbaits and sassy shad in the main lake early morning. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver and punch bait along riprap.

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