Skiatook Fishing Report

Sunset over Skiatook lake. LINDSEY CHASTAIN/Skiatook Journal

Bell Cow

June 4. Elevation above normal, water 76 and muddy. Channel catfish fair on minnows, punch bait, stinkbait and worms along shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows around docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch

June 1. Elevation 22 ft. above normal, water 70s and murky. All the access to the lake is flooded the only way to get to the water is along the face of the dam. The road on the north side of the dam is still closed due to water being in the spillway. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on cut bait and worms along the dam. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell

June 3. Elevation rising, water 73 and murky. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and tube jigs in the main lake. Striped bass hybrids slow on crankbaits, cut bait, grubs, minnows and spinnerbaits in the discharge, main lake and spillway. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler

June 4. Elevation above normal, water 77 and muddy. Channel catfish slow on punch bait and stinkbait along the dam and shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and plastic baits around brush structure. Crappie slow on minnows along the dam. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan

May 31. Elevation 22 ft. above normal, water 60s and muddy. All boat ramps and camping areas are closed due to flooding. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, shad, sunfish and worms below the dam and along riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha

June 2. Elevation above normal, water mid-70s and stained. Crappie and white bass fair on crankbaits, hair jigs, jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks, main lake and points. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in coves, around docks, points, riprap and shorelines. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, shad and worms around docks, points and riprap. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Grand

June 3. Elevation above normal, water 70 and stained. The lake is still flooded and full of debris and hazards. Please use extreme caution while boating. Check out the Facebook pages GrandFishingReport.com and Grand River Dam Authority for lake and fishing updates. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and main lake. White bass good on jigs in the main lake and river channel. Blue catfish good on shad along shallows and standing timber. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf

June 3. Elevation normal, water 73. Greenleaf Lake and State Park is accessible from all directions. At this time until further notice the lake and park will close at 9 p.m. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures along shallows and weed beds. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and cut bait along shallows. Report submitted by Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson

June 2. Elevation above normal, water upper 60s and muddy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits in the main lake, around points and shorelines. Blue catfish good on shad and cut bait in the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah

May 31. Elevation 31 ft. above normal, water 60s and muddy. All boat ramps and camping areas are closed due to flooding. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on shad, stinkbait, sunfish and worms below the dam and along riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw

June 4. Elevation 33 ft. above normal, water low 70s and muddy. White bass, striped bass and striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits, jigs, lipless baits and live shad below the dam, main lake and submerged islands. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on crawfish, cut bait, live bait, live shad, minnows, shad, shrimp, stinkbait, sunfish and worms below the dam, along flats, shallows and shorelines. Paddlefish fair snagging below the dam. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone

May 30. Elevation above normal, water muddy. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver and worms around shorelines. Flood conditions continue at Keystone, water levels have fluctuated but are still extremely high. Some finding fish in flooded areas when water is rising. Fishing slow when water falls. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois

May 31. Elevation above normal, water 57 and clear at the dam and murky down river near Watts unit and below. Trout fair on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbaits, midges, nymphs, PowerBait and worms below the dam and slow at the Watts area. Report submitted by Jerry Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah

June 2. Elevation 26 ft. above normal and slowly falling, water 68 and muddy. All Corps campgrounds and boat ramps are still closed. Area below the dam is still closed. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver and cut bait along flooded fields. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook

June 1. Elevation above normal, water 60s and dirty. All boat ramps are closed as of 6 p.m. on June 1st. Channel and blue catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, stinkbait and worms along shorelines and flooded vegetation. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner

June 2. Elevation above normal, water murky. Striped bass hybrids slow on live shad in the main lake. Saugeye good on crankbaits, cut bait and worms in the main lake. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and live bait in the discharge and main lake. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw

June 2. Elevation above normal, water mid-70s and stained. Crappie and white bass fair on crankbaits, hair jigs, jigs and minnows around brush structure, discharge, docks, main lake and points. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in coves, around docks, points, riprap and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, shad and worms in the discharge, around points and riprap. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller

June 3. Elevation rising, water murky. As of Monday, June 3, Lake Tenkiller is 24 ft. above normal and rising with levels expected to be 27 ft. by the weekend. There are no open Corps ramps and intent anglers have to use roads to attempt launching with very little parking space. Use extreme caution due to submerged obstacles and unknown road drop-offs. For those who manage to get on the water, largemouth bass are king in the flooded timber with lots of action on many bait types. White bass are schooling at night to submerged lights or lantern fishing. USE EXTREME CAUTION with the current flood stage lake level. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass excellent on jigs and big soft plastic baits around brush structure, points, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. White bass good on minnows in the main lake at night with lights. Report submitted by Brady May, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Webbers Falls

June 3. Elevation above normal and dropping, water 70. Webbers Falls is still above flood stage at this time. Use extreme caution when fishing from the bank and boating. Blue catfish slow on cut bait, hair jigs, live bait and live shad along the dam and inlet. Report submitted by Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.