The Pryor Times

May 3, 2014

Lake Reports 5/4/14


PRYOR, OK — Bell Cow: April 27. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water murky. Bass excellent on soft plastic baits shallow. Channel catfish fair on worms and chicken liver. Crappie good and jigs at 3 ft. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Carl Blackwell: April 28. Elevation 5 3/4 ft. below normal, water 64. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs shallow around rocks and brush throughout the day. Channel catfish fair on punch bait, chicken liver, shad and night crawlers early morning and late evening. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with large live shiners, night crawlers and cut shad. Saugeye, white bass, and striped bass hybrids good to fair 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 fair to good on football head jigs and Texas-rigged plastic baits in woody cover. Trout poor to nonexistent. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny.

Chandler: April 27. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water murky. Bass excellent on crankbaits at 6 ft. and on soft plastic baits shallow. Channel catfish slow. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at 2-3 ft. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: April 27. Elevation normal, water 60s and clear. Crappie good on jigs at 2-5 ft. near submerged structure. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: April 29. Elevation slightly above normal, water 65 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along banks. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits in shallow water. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Fort Gibson: April 28. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 65 and clear. White bass and paddlefish slow. Catfish good on cut bait, punch bait, and shad. Crappie excellent around Rocky Point, Oil Capital docks, and around the Jetty in Western hills. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic worms 5-10 ft. around structure. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner, Okla.

Greenleaf: April 29. Elevation normal, water 56 and clear. Bass good on crankbaits, bill baits, and spinnerbaits along creek channels, rocky points, and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie good on minnows and electric chicken jigs around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: April 21. Elevation normal, water 60 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and spinner baits. White bass good on small lures and minnows below the dam in the upper end and in creeks and tributaries flowing into the lake. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait. Crappie good on small jigs and minnows in brush. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: April 27. Elevation normal, water 60s and clear. Crappie fair on jigs at 2-5 ft. near submerged structure. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Keystone: April 30. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 63. Black bass good along shore on spinners and plastics. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 5 ft. Catfish good on cut bait. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: April 27. Water upper 40s. Water releases are occurring with one unit half of the day. Fishing is good on the upper third of the river. Trout are being caught on small spoons in the moving water and power bait in the eddies. Fly fishing is good drifting nymphs in eddies and current seams.

Oologah: April 20. Elevation normal, water near 60 and clear. Crappie 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 fair on shad at 10-15 ft. along the flats. White bass good on jigs in the river above the lake and fair on jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: April 28. Elevation 10 ft. below normal, water clear. Hybrids and largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and soft plastics in backs of coves. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. around structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: April 29. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits around points. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on slabs.

 and live shad. Catfish fair on cut bait and live bait in channels. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: April 29. Elevation slightly above normal, water 61 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-6 ft.. Largemouth bass fair crankbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: April 28. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 60 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, soft plastic baits, and crankbaits on mainlake points. White bass good trolling deep runners off windy points at 20-30 ft. Crappie good on tube jigs and minnows at 3-5 ft. in the upper end and trolling at 20-40 ft. on deep running lures. Catfish good on flipflops with cutbait at 20-40 ft. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, Okla.

Webbers Falls: April 21. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, bill baits, and spinnerbaits around brush piles, creek channels and riprap. Catfish good on fresh shad and stinkbait along mudflats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in black and purple around bridges and brush structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.