Depends on what you're looking for around Claremore, but I'll be headed up to the Tahlequah area myself this weekend to fish the Baron Fork Creek, which has a bunch of smallmouth bass in it. It flows into the upper Illinois River which I've heard can also be a really good smallmouth river. You'll just be competing with the float tube/canoe crowd over there. If you decide to fish the Baron Fork, you'll run into the same issue the closer you get to the confluence with the Illinois. The further upsteam (east) that you go, the less of an issue that becomes.