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Lake report

Fort Gibson: June 6. Elevation above average, water 75 and stained, app. 27 feet high. Catfish fair o n live shad below the dam and in main lake. All other fishing slow due to high water. Submitted by Rick Stafford, game warden.

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.

Keystone: June 6. Elevation above normal, water muddy. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait below the dam and on shorelines. All fishing slow, lake continues to drop, release levels have also decreased. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: June 8. Elevation above normal, water 55 and clear. Rainbow trout good 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.

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.

Eufaula: June 7. Elevation above average, water 77 and murky. Striped bass, white bass and striped bass hybrids good on flukes and shads below the dam. Blue and channel catfish good on stinkbait and cut bait below the dam. Crappie good on minnows and  tube jigs  below the dam. Report submitted by Jake Bersche, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Robert S. Kerr: June 7. Elevation normal, water murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad, shad, stinkbait and sunfish along channels, creek channels, river channel and river mouth. Largemouth and spotted bass fair in billbaits, lipless baits, plastics, rogues and spinnerbaits in brush structure, coves, riprap, rocks, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.


Hunting dates

Deer: Archery: Oct. 1 to Jan. 15; Youth gun: Oct. 18 to Oct. 20; Adult gun: Nov. 23 to Dec. 8;  Muzzleloader deer: Oct. 26  to Nov. 3.

Dove: Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 and Dec. 1 to Dec. 29

Duck: Zone 1, Oct. 26 to Dec. 1 and Dec. 14 to Jan. 26; Zone 2, Nov. 2 to Dec. 1 and Dec. 14 to Jan. 26; Panhandle, Oct. 12 to Jan. 8. Youth waterfowl:  Oct. 5 and Feb. 1, all areas.




May-summer — Greenleaf Bass Jackpot, 7-11 p.m. Fridays, $40 per boat. More info at @greenleafmarina on Facebook. 


June 22 —FLW T-H Marine BFL Okie Division Bass Fishing League tournament at Taylor’s Ferry North, Fort Gibson Lake. Registration by June 21. Contact: (918) 485-3006. 



Greenleaf Bass Jackpot 

From Friday 

1. Michael Daily & Troy Whitney (13.72 pounds).

2.  Shannon Harris & Kasey Moreland (12.51 pounds).

3. Scott Hyslope & Casey Hoffman (9.38 pounds).

Big bass: Scott Hyslope & Casey Hoffman (4.96 pounds).

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