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Ft. Gibson: May 25. Blue catfish fair on live shad and shad. Lake has been closed by the corps. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.
Grand: May 27. Elevation above normal, water 70 and stained. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks, main lake and flooded timber and grass. White bass good on jigs and spoons around the main lake and flooded timber and grass. Blue catfish good on shad around flooded timber and grass. 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. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
Greenleaf: May 27. Elevation normal, water 68. Do to the record flooding Greenleaf State Park and Lake are inaccessible to the public. All highways leading to the area are flooded and closed. Report submitted by Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
Hudson: May 25. Elevation above normal, water upper 60s and muddy. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, shad, shrimp and stinkbait around flats and main lake. White bass fair on crankbait and jigs around creek channels and river channel. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows around brush structure. The flood water has introduced many hazards into the lake. I urge extreme caution if boating until the water returns to normal levels. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.
Keystone: May 30. Elevation above normal, water muddy. Blue catfish fair on chicken liver and worms on 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 River: May 31. Elevation above normal, water 57 and clear at dam. Rainbow trout fair on caddis flies, inline spinnerbait, midges, worms, nymphs and PowerBait below the dam and slow at Watts in murkier water due to backup from Arkansas River. Report submitted by Jerry Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.
Tenkiller: May 22. Elevation rising, water murky upper and clear low. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, plastics, rogues, small lures and spinnerbaits around riprap, shallows, shorelines, standing timber and flooded shorelines. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, live bait and sunfish around shallows, shorelines and limblines. CAUTION: The Lake Tenkiller Corp of Engineers reports that by Memorial Day the lake will be at 19 feet above normal provided that no more rain falls from Wednesday, May 22 until then. All the Corp. boat ramps are closed except for the high water ramp at Snake Creek Marina which has very limited parking. Boaters who do manage to launch should be aware of submerged structures. Report submitted by Brady May, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.
Webbers Falls: May 27. Elevation rising, water 70. Webbers Falls is at record flood levels. Use extreme caution! Dangerous conditions will continue for at least the next seven days. Report submitted by Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
Eufaula: May 31. Elevation rising, water 76 and murky. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and shad below the dam. Crappie fair on minnows, small lures and tube jigs below the dam and around docks. White and striped bass good on flukes, sassy shad, plastics and spoons below the dam. Report submitted by Jake Bersche, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
Robert S. Kerr: May 31. Elevation normal, water murky. Blue, flathead and channel catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, livebait, sunfish and stinkbait around channels, creek channels, inlet and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
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
Cancelled due to flooding