Thursday, October 31, 2013

Oklahoma Fishing Report



 
John Harrison caught a new lake record crappie for Lake Hudson on October 27, 2013. It weighed in at 3.1 pounds and was 17.25 inches long.

CENTRAL

Arcadia: October 29. Elevation above normal, water 62. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Sheila Hutton, gate attendant.

Hefner: October 30. White bass excellent on gay blades. Largemouth and smallmouth bass slow. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

NORTHEAST

Carl Blackwell: October 28. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 65-71. Crappie excellent on live rosy red minnows and jigs in dark color patterns at 11-14 ft. at the crappie dock. Saugeye fair on live bait, crankbaits and jigs at 5-9 ft. along creek edges in the lake. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on rattletraps and H & H spinnerbaits at varying depths where bait fish are schooled. Channel catfish slow on nightcrawlers and chicken liver. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny, The H2O Lakeside store.

Eucha: October 29. Elevation 2 1/3 ft. below normal, water 62 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 14-16 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: October 28. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around all structure. White bass good on white curly-tail grubs with red jig heads around windy points. Catfish good drifting the flats and back fishing below the dam. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and soft baits at 5-15 ft. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Grand: October 27. Elevation 1 ft. below normal. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. Catfish fair on cut bait at 20 ft. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Hudson: October 29. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits around brush piles and on crankbaits along riprap. Blue catfish good on juglines, trotlines and tight-lines baited with cut bait. Crappie 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.

Keystone: October 29. Elevation normal, water 64. Catfish good on cut bait. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plugs. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: October 27. Elevation normal with occasional releases, water 60s and clear. Fishing is decent all along the river from the dam to the mouth. White bass and striped bass abundant toward the mouth of the river where the Arkansas River water mixes. Striped bass being caught on shad and trout in deep holes. Trout good on Power Bait and rooster tails at the dam and Watts area in deeper holes as the river begins to flow. Fly fishing is good on nymphs below the dam especially in the Watts area. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: October 28. Elevation normal, water mid 60s and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15 ft. around brush piles. Channel and blue catfish fair on shad and liver on flats on the north end and at 5-10 ft. around standing timber on the north end. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Spavinaw: October 29. Elevation slightly below normal, water 63 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: October 28. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water low 70s and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on shad type crankbaits. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs in docks and around brush. Sunfish good on worm-tipped jigs around docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.

NORTHWEST

Canton: October 26. Elevation 13 ft. below normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait and shad along the dam. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: October 28. White bass and walleye fair jigs and shad at the intake. Channel catfish fair on cut bait at the dam. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: October 27. Elevation 4 1/4 ft. below normal, water 67 and clear to stained. White bass being caught on slabs and spoons at 35 ft. along creek channel drop-offs. Crappie slow off docks and excellent on white/chartreuse 1/4 oz. jigs at 25 ft. around brush piles. Smallmouth bass being caught on poppers at the surface. Largemouth bass being caught topwater lures, drop-shot rigs, white spinnerbaits and bass jigs. Channel catfish being caught on dough bait in baited holes up Guy Sandy Creek. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: October 30. Elevation normal, water 62 and stained. Trout good on garlic Power Bait below waterfalls and riffles. Smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics around current. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, chicken liver and minnows around structure in deep holes. Report Submitted by Clint Beaver, fisheries technician, Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Eufaula: October 27. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits around points and boat docks. Blue catfish fair along shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around boat docks, standing timber and under bridges. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Konawa: October 29. Elevation normal, water 70 and clear. Largemouth bass good on artificial worms at 5-8 ft. along weed lines and points. Channel catfish fair on liver and cut shad at 10 ft. in channels. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on minnows and jigs at 15 ft. in the discharge canal. Report submitted by Dale Stites, game warden stationed in Pontotoc County.

Lower Mountain Fork: October 23. Stocked 2,295 lbs. approximately 2,415 rainbow trout on October 10. Report submitted by April Drake, southeast regional office secretary.

Robert S. Kerr: October 28. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush, grass and riprap around the river and good in cutoffs of the river. Spotted bass and white bass excellent up Canadian River, white bass are congregated in deeper pools. Crappie fair in deeper submerged brush locations. Channel and blue catfish excellent on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait at 12-20 ft. close to creek and river channels and on cut bait, pole fishing in the river channel. Flathead catfish good on trotlines baited with live bait up river or in coves. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Texoma: October 27. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 76 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic worms, spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 10-20 ft. in upper creek. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, sassy shad and slabs at 10-25 ft. in the river channels. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, worms and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Platter Flats and Sanders Island view on the Red River. Crappie fair to good on live bait and tube jigs at 5-15 ft.in underwater brush and around fish attractors. Sunfish fair to good on worms, small tube jigs, shrimp and lures at 5-10 ft. around fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: October 27. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits Crappie fair on minnows and white jigs at 12-15 ft. Catfish fair on live shad and liver and on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Tom Steed: October 29. Elevation 9 ft. below normal, water murky. Catfish good on stinkbait and cut shad. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.



 

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