FT. GIBSON: April 16. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal (stable). Water temperature 61°F and stained. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around coves, creek channels, points, riprap, and shorelines. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure, coves, creek channels, and shorelines. Paddlefish fair on snagging below the dam and around river mouth. Comments: Crappie are moving to the shorelines in the main lake. This is welcoming news since the Crappie creek fishing has slowed down. Hybrids and White Bass are still being caught below the dam during generation. White Bass in the upper end of the lake still isn’t concentrated until you get to low water in Mayes County. Blue Catfish are slow below the dam. You can still catch them in wind-blown shorelines in the coves. Black Bass fishing is white hot with chatter baits and spinnerbaits doing well. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.
April 20, 2023
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