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Fishing Report for Oklahoma, September 26, 2012

CENTRAL

Arcadia: September 23. Catfish good on various baits early morning. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at midday. Report submitted by Chance Whiteley, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: September 23. Elevation below normal, water clear. Boating closed due to low water. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: September 25. Elevation below normal and dropping, water 70-78 and clear. Largemouth bass slow. Smallmouth bass slow. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on gay blades and grubs at 4-10 ft. wading points and the dam. Channel catfish fair on prepared baits and lipless lures at 10-25 ft. along the east shore and the dam. Blue catfish fair tight lining cut bait at 20 ft. along the deeper areas of the dam. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. Walleye fair on gay blades and grubs at 4-10 ft. wading points and the dam. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: September 26. Elevation below normal, water murky. Striped bass hybrids good on worms and chicken liver off the dam in the main lake from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. Catfish fair on stinkbait in the evening. Report by David Rempe, game warden in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

Thunderbird: September 23. Elevation 5 3/4 ft. below normal, water clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: September 23. Elevation below normal, water 86 and clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: September 23. All fishing slow. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Chandler: September 23. Elevation below normal, water 86 and clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: September 23. Elevation normal, water 80s and clearing. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. from boats around the lake as well as from the new fishing dock at Copan Point. Catfish slow on juglines baited with cut shad, sunfish and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: September 25. Elevation 10 3/4 ft. below normal, water 72 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-14 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits. White bass fair trolling. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: September 23. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. White bass being caught on Cast Master spoons when surfacing early and late. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms, jig-and-pig combinations at 5-15 ft. Catfish excellent on juglines and drifting whole shad and sunfish at 10-15 ft. on the flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Grand: September 23. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water high 70s. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits at 5-10 ft. White bass slow. Catfish excellent on fresh cut bait at 50-70 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush below docks. Paddlefish slow. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Hudson: September 25. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures early and on spinnerbaits and plastic baits. Blue catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait at the edge of the river channel. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs around brush piles. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: September 23. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clearing. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. Catfish slow on worms below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Keystone: September 25. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 71. Catfish good on cut bait at 25 ft. Crappie good minnows at 15 ft. White bass good trolling at 10 ft. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: September 24. Elevation normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures in coves. White bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 ft. all along the river. Striped bass good on live trout and shad at 3 ft. at the mouth of the deep branch. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 ft. all along the river. Trout excellent fly fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom from the dam to Gore Landing.

Oologah: September 23. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water upper 70s and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. around brush piles and standing timber. Blue catfish fair on shad and liver around standing timber in the north end of the lake. White bass fair trolling shad colored crankbaits at 10-15 ft. in near creek channels. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: September 24. Elevation 9 1/4 ft. below normal, water mid-70s and clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: September 25. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: September 25. Elevation slightly below normal, water 72 and dingy. Catfish good on cut bait, crawdad and shrimp at 8-15 ft. in upper end of lake drift fishing. Crappie fair around fish shelters. Bluegill fair around boat houses. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures. White bass good early morning or late evening. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: September 24. Elevation 8 1/2 ft. below normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures or drop-shot in deeper water. Sunfish good on night crawlers at 5-15 ft. in or near docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

NORTHWEST

Canton: September 23. Elevation 8 ft. below normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait along the dam. White bass and striped bass hybrids good trolling shad and slabs near drop-offs. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: September 24. Elevation 3 ft. below normal. White bass fair on minnows all over the lake. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait and cut bait below the dam and at the riprap at the dam. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: September 22. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. below normal, water 74 and stained. Algae bloom present along with hydrilla beds. Bass fair on pearl flukes, shaky head, drop-shot worm and creature baits and good on shad crankbaits. White bass good on long johns and C. C. spoons around point drop-offs. Crappie good on chartreuse jigs at 12 ft. Channel catfish slow on shrimp and dough baits. Sunfish good in shallows. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: September 23. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair to good on soft plastic in deeper water around rocky points and structure early and late. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with sunfish. Crappie good on soft plastic grubs and minnows at 15-20 ft. around structure, points and mouths of creeks. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: September 23. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits along windy points and rocky areas. White bass good on topwater lures and slab spoons along flats and windy points early and late. Blue catfish fair on shad drifting shallow flats and the banks of deeper rocky areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridges, standing timber and riprap. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: September 23. Elevation 8 ft. below normal. Boating access very limited and navigation hazardous. Crappie fair on minnows along the Kiamichi River channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: September 22. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and crankbaits at 5-15 ft. around points and weed beds in schooling fish early and late. White bass and striped bass fair on jigs and shad at 15-20 ft. in creek channels. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: September 23. Flies that are now working on the lower Mountain Fork River: Chernobyl Ant size 6, Grasshopper size 10, Crackle Back size 16, Griffith's gnat size 24, Yellow soft hackle size 20, Flashback pheasant tail size 16. Report submitted by Jesse King, owner, Three Rivers Fly Shop.

McGee Creek: September 23. Elevation 4 1/4 ft. below normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on Carolina-rigged soft plastic baits chatter baits at 6-18 ft. and good on topwater baits early and late for schooling bass. Crappie good on minnows at 16-20 ft. over cedar brush piles at creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: September 25. Elevation below normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good early and late. White bass slow to fair on topwater lures when chasing shad in the evenings. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, stinkbait and worms. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around structure, brush piles and below docks. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: September 23. Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass good on deep diving crankbaits off of points. Crappie good on jigs near brush piles. Catfish fair on night crawlers near creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: September 25. Largemouth and spotted bass good on spinnerbaits, swim baits and crankbaits at 2-10 ft. around banks and grass beds early mornings. Crappie fair around deeper submerged brush. White bass and striped bass good up river in deeper holes and around rock ledges on minnows and shad crank baits. Channel and blue catfish excellent on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait at 12-20 ft. close to creek and river channels. Flathead catfish good on live bait at 9-14 ft. in the lake and up the Canadian River. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: September 21. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass fair to good on plastic worms, spinnerbaits and topwater lures at 2-7 ft. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and dead minnows. Crappie fair to good on live minnows at 16-18 ft. Walleye slow. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: September 23. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic worms, surface lures and spinnerbaits at 5-15 ft. in the creek channels. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, surface lures and sassy shad at 10-30 ft. from Platter Flats to Caney Creek. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on worms, live bait and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from Johnson Creek to the south. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around the fish attractors and underwater brush. Sunfish fair to good on worms, shrimp and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. at the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: September 23. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on 12-inch black plastic worms, silver deep diving crankbaits. Crappie fair on white tail grubs at 15 -20 ft. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with sunfish, cut bait and liver. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: September 23. Elevation 12 ft. below normal, water murky. Catfish fair on cut bait off rocky points. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche county.

Foss: September 25. Elevation 10 ft. below normal with gates closed, water mid-70s and clear. Catfish fair on shrimp and dough bait. Striped bass hybrids slow to fair on live bait while drifting ledges. Walleye slow on live bait and lures. Bass slow on buzz baits around structures. Crappie slow around fishing dock and boat docks. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Lawtonka: September 23. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water clear. White bass hybrids fair to good on minnows and spinnerbaits at the pipeline morning and evening. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: September 24. All fishing slow. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: September 25. Elevation 9 ft. below normal, water clear to murky. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Cotton County.

 

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