OK: Fishing Report for October 26, 2011

This weekly fishing report is provided by the Oklahoma
Department of Wildlife Conservation.

CENTRAL

 

Hefner: October 24. Elevation below normal and rising, water
55-63 and murky. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits
at 3-8 ft. in rocky areas. White bass and striped bass hybrids good
on sassy shad, grubs and rooster tails at 2-8 ft. at the water
inlet area. Channel catfish excellent on punchbait and cut bait at
5-10 ft. at the water inlet area and the dam. Blue catfish good on
cut bait at 5-12 ft. at the water inlet and the dam. Crappie fair
on jigs at 8-20 ft. at the dam. Walleye good on jerk baits and
grubs at 2-8 ft. along rocky shores and the dam. Report submitted
by Lucky Lure Tackle.

 

NORTHEAST

 

Eucha: October 25. Elevation 8 3/4 ft. below normal, water 61
and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush and
structure. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits. Report submitted by
Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

 

Ft. Gibson: October 23. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water
70 and clear. White bass good on white spinnerbaits and sassy shad
along the windy points while wading. Largemouth bass good on
crankbaits and spinnerbaits in shallow water and around structure.
Crappie good on minnows and jigs in shallow water brush. Catfish
excellent on shad drifting and juglines. Report submitted by Rick
Stafford in Wagoner.

 

Greenleaf: October 24. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth
bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, bill baits and jig-and-worm
around brush structure, shorelines, rocky points and creek
channels. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on
minnows and jigs around fishing docks and brush structure. Report
submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee
County.

 

Hudson: October 24. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on
buzz baits, spinnerbaits and classic lizard baits around brush
piles and stump areas. Blue catfish good on cut shad off the edge
of river channels. Crappie good on small jigs and minnows at 6-8
ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game
warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

 

Keystone: October 23. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 69.
Largemouth bass good on jigs and crankbaits at 10-15 ft. Catfish
good on cut bait at 10-15 ft. Crappie good at 15 ft. around
structure. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed
in Creek County.

 

Oologah: October 23. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water mid 60s
and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10 ft. around brush
piles. White bass fair on jigs at 5-10 ft. off main lake points.
Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers
County.

 

Sooner: October 25. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on
ghost minnows and sassy shad in the discharge and fair on live shad
and slabs in the lake. Catfish fair on cut bait and live bait in
channels and around points. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk,
game warden stationed in Noble County.

 

Spavinaw: October 25. Elevation slightly below normal, water 63
and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush.
Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight
Moore, City of Tulsa.

 

Webbers Falls: October 24. Elevation normal, water murky.
Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jig-and-worm
along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on
fresh cut bait drifting and on mudflats. Crappie good on minnows
and jigs around brush structure and bridges. Report submitted by
Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

 

NORTHWEST

 

Canton: October 23. Elevation 9 ft. below normal, water stained.
White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on shad and slabs. Report
submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine
County.

 

SOUTHEAST

 

Arbuckle: October 24. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 69-70
and clear to stained up creek arms. Bass being caught on shaky head
worms, Carolina-rigged creature baits and pearl flukes early
morning hours. White bass being caught jigging spoons at 28-33 ft.
along creek channels. Crappie being caught on chartreuse and white
jigs on all brush piles and docks. Report submitted by Jack
Melton.

 

Broken Bow: October 23. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass
good on crankbaits around points, structure, mouths of creeks and
ledges early and late. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines
baited with cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around
structure in the upper end of the lake. Report submitted by Dru
Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

Eufaula: October 23. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water clear.
Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits around rocky
areas and deeper windy points. Blue catfish fair on fresh shad
drifting the shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at
6-15 ft. around bridges, highway riprap and standing timber. Report
submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh
County.

 

Konawa: October 24. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 70 and
clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits at 5-10 ft. along points
and road beds. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on minnows
and jigs at 15 ft. in the discharge canal. Report submitted by
Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

 

McGee Creek: October 23. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 71
and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits and swim
baits at 4-10 ft. and on topwater lures along the shorelines early
and late. Crappie fair at 8-16 ft. around cedar brush just off of
main creek channels. Channel catfish fair to good on juglines with
sunfish for bait. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden
stationed in Atoka County.

 

Pine Creek: October 23. Elevation below normal, water clear.
Bass fair on crankbaits near rocky outcroppings. Crappie good on
spoons around deep structure. Catfish good on juglines baited with
cut shad. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in
McCurtain County.

 

Robert S. Kerr: October 25. Elevation normal, water 68 and
murky. Largemouth bass fair on soft crankbaits and spinnerbaits
along shorelines. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited
with shad and cut bait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around
brush piles and standing timber. Report submitted by Leland Sockey,
game warden stationed in Haskell County.

 

Sardis: October 23. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 76 and
clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, swim baits and
topwater lures. Channel catfish good on cut bait. Crappie good on
minnows and jigs at 12-14 ft. Walleye fair trolling. Report
submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha
County.

 

Texoma: October 23. Elevation 8 ft. below normal, water 72 and
clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic
combination baits, surface lures and crankbaits at 5-15 ft. in the
upper creeks. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait,
surface lures, slabs and sassy shad at 10-15 ft. in the river
channels. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, worms
and cut shad at 10-15 ft. from Platter Flats to the north. Crappie
fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around underwater
brush. Sunfish fair to good on worms, shrimp and small tube jigs at
5-10 ft. around riprap and fish attractors. Report submitted by
Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

 

Wister: October 24. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water
murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and
topwater lures early and late. Catfish fair on juglines baited with
cut shad and liver, best on night crawlers. Report submitted by
Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

 

SOUTHWEST

 

Altus-Lugert: October 23. Elevation 27 3/4 ft. below normal and
dropping. Catfish fair. Crappie fair to good on minnows, worms and
shrimp. White bass fair to good on minnows and worms from the bank
near the dam. Walleye good on minnows, worms and shrimp. Report
submitted by Sue Hokanson.

 

Ellsworth: October 23. Elevation 10 ft. below normal, water
murky. Catfish fair on cut bait off rocky points. Report submitted
by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

 

Ft. Cobb: October 26. Elevation 4 1/2 ft. below normal, water 63
and clear. Only Sunset Boat Ramp and Lemon Hill still open. Catfish
being caught on whole shad in White Catfish Cove early nights.
Crappie slow on jigs around marina and boat slips in evenings.
Report submitted by Sgt. Kevin Bean, park ranger at Ft. Cobb State
Park.

 

Foss: October 26. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal with gates
closed, water high 60s and clear. Striped bass hybrids fair on live
bait and slabs. Walleye slow to fair. Catfish good on cut shad.
Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

 

Lawtonka: October 23. Elevation 8 ft. below normal, water clear.
Catfish good on cut bait drifting. Striped bass hybrids good on
minnows, small spinnerbaits and jigs at the pipeline. Report
submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche
County.

 

 

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