Thursday, September 3, 2015

Oklahoma Fishing Report 9/3/2015

Adam Free and his daughter Mada recently caught this 60 pound flathead on cut bait at Kaw Lake.
CENTRAL

Arcadia: September 1. Elevation normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits at 4-8 ft. starting to move up and on crankbaits in shallows. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 11-14 ft. on the marked brush piles and rocky points near the overlook. Channel and blue catfish fair on crawfish and nightcrawlers near the channel. White bass fair on white grubs near the boat ramps and on points. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

Draper: August 30. Elevation below normal, water 80 and stained. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around docks. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits around points and standing timber. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait and stinkbait in the main lake. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: September 1. Elevation normal, water 82-86 and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on grubs, lipless baits and sassy shad at 1-5 ft. in the main lake. Channel and blue catfish fair on dough bait, cut bait and punch bait at 20 ft. along riprap. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits along shorelines. Walleye slow on minnows and worms at 14-20 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: August 31. Elevation normal, water murky to muddy. Blue and channel catfish slow on live bait, punch bait and cut bait in the main lake and along shorelines. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow on jigs and live bait. There are multiple species of fish being caught in the discharge on various baits. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: August 30. Elevation below normal, water 80 and stained. Saugeye and largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and plastic baits around points. Crappie fair on minnows around docks. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait and stinkbait around points and the river channel. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: September 1. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie slow on minnows around standing timber. Channel and blue catfish slow on worms, punch bait and chicken liver along creek channels and riprap. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: August 31. Elevation normal, water 90 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows around docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: August 31. Elevation normal, water 80s and clear. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. around docks. Channel and blue catfish slow on worms, cut bait and stinkbait at 8-10 ft. along shorelines. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Chandler: August 31. Elevation normal, water 90 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows around docks. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits and spinnerbaits along weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: August 30. Elevation normal, water 80s and murky. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on live shad, sunfish and worms at 6-9 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: August 30. Elevation normal, water 81. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, worms and topwater lures around points, weed beds and coves. White bass fair on crankbaits and jigs in the main lake and flats. Channel catfish slow on cut bait and shad along riprap and flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: August 28. Elevation above normal, water 82 and stained. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits at 5-15 ft. around points and the main lake. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and shad on bottom in the main lake, the river channel and flats. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand: August 31. Elevation normal, water 83 and slightly murky. Crappie fair on minnows around docks. White bass good on 1/8 ounce Go Go minnows in the main lake and around points. Blue and channel catfish fair drifting cut shad at 30 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf
: August 31. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush structure, docks and weed beds. Crappie slow on minnows and tube jigs along docks and brush structure. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, worms and shrimp along coves and flats. Bluegill fair on worms and grubs along shorelines, weed beds and docks. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: August 31. Elevation 3/4 ft. above normal, water 77. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, shad and live shad at 5-14 ft. below the dam, tailwater and river channel. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, topwater lures, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-11 ft. around brush structure, shorelines and points. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: August 30. Elevation normal, water 80s and murky. Channel, flathead and blue catfish fair on worms, sunfish and live shad at 6-9 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.


Lower Illinois: August 31. Elevation normal, water 74 and murky. Trout slow on worms below the dam. Fishing very slow due to suspended stocking and warm water conditions. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

McMurtry: August 25. Elevation normal, water 80 and semi-clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10 ft. around docks, brush structure and spillway. White bass fair on crankbaits at 4 ft. along sandbars, the main lake and points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-12 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Jared Avilez.

Oologah: August 30. Elevation normal, water 82 and murky. White bass fair trolling crankbaits at 5-15 ft. along flats. Blue and channel catfish fair drifting and on juglines baited with cut bait and shad at 15-25 ft. along flats. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: September 1. Elevation normal, water mid 80s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: August 31. Elevation normal, water clear. Blue catfish slow on cut bait along channels. Striped bass hybrids, white bass and striped bass slow on live shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: August 30. Elevation normal, water 82. Largemouth bass on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures along coves, docks and flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and riprap. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along flats and riprap. Walleye fair on crankbaits and jigs along flats and shallows. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: August 31. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits at 10-25 ft. around brush structure, the main lake and points. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair drifting worms and cut bait at 10-20 ft. anchored along points and mouths of coves and on dough bait and punch bait at 17-25 ft. along flats. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.

Webbers Falls: August 31. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush structure, standing timber and creek channels. Blue and flathead catfish fair on shad and sunfish below the dam, along the river channel and riprap. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: August 29. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water clear. Channel catfish good on shrimp, crawfish and shad at 8-15 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: August 31. Elevation below normal, water murky. Channel catfish slow on cut bait in the main lake. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: August 29. Elevation normal, water 84 and stained. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits and topwater lures along coves, rocks and riprap. Crappie slow on minnows, jigs and small lures around docks, the discharge and brush structure. White bass fair on lipless baits, jerk baits, spinnerbaits and jigs along rocks, the river channel and coves. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: August 26. Elevation normal, water 78 and clear. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, stinkbait and worms at 2-6 ft. around brush structure, channels and rocks. Smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass fair on topwater lures, crankbaits, spinnerbaits and grubs at 1-6 ft. around brush structure, shallows and sandbars. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Eufaula: August 30. Elevation normal, water stained. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, topwater lures and spinnerbaits at 3-15 ft. around docks and points. White bass fair on lipless baits, minnows and slabs at 4-20 ft. below the dam, around bridges and points. Blue catfish good on live shad, punch bait and stinkbait at 5-20 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-20 ft. around standing timber and bridges. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: August 30. Elevation normal, water 84 and muddy. Blue catfish good on cut bait, worms and shad at 5-15 ft. below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: August 30. Elevation normal, water 87 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, slabs and plastic baits at 4-10 ft. along coves, weed beds and creek channels. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad, worms and stinkbait at 6-12 ft. along channels, points and riprap. White bass fair on crankbaits, spoons, sassy shad and jigs at 6-14 ft. in the main lake, creek channels and around points. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: August 27. Stocked 1,936 pounds, approximately 3,020 rainbow trout, Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Regional Office.

Murray: August 31. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass slow on plastic baits, topwater lures and flukes from the surface to 20 ft. in the main lake, around points and weed beds. Spotted bass fair on crankbaits, sassy shad and jigs from the surface to 20 ft. along creek channels, points and the main lake. Channel catfish slow on cut bait, punch bait, worms and minnows at 8-25 ft. along rocks, the main lake and docks. Crappie slow on minnows, jigs, tube jigs and sassy shad at 7-15 ft. along docks, weed beds and points. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Robert S. Kerr: August 30. Elevation above normal, water stained. White bass good trolling in-line spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 4 ft. along coves and creek channels. Flathead and blue catfish fair drifting live shad and stinkbait at 8-10 ft. in the river mouth and river channel. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits around standing timber and brush structure. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Texoma: August 29. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on topwater lures, plastic baits and crankbaits from the surface to 20 ft. around brush structure, creek channels and shallows. Striped and white bass good on live shad, topwater lures, sassy shad and ghost minnows from the surface to 20 ft. below the dam, the river mouth and main lake. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, cut bait, shrimp, stinkbait and ghost minnows at 10-20 ft. below the dam, along riprap, creek channels and upper Washita River. Crappie and sunfish fair on minnows, tube jigs and small lures at 5-15 ft. around docks, brush structure and creek channels. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: August 30. Elevation above normal, water 84 and murky. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait, shad and punch bait around points and standing timber. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: September 1. Elevation 5 ft. below normal with gates closed, water 70s and clear. Striped bass hybrids fair on live bait drifting in deep water on the north side of the lake. Catfish fair to good on Danny King stinkbait and liver near the reservoir and in creeks. White bass slow to fair around the fishing dock on the south side. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B&K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: August 30. Elevation normal, water 80. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on cut bait and dough bait around points and the main lake. Striped bass hybrids fair on live shad in the main lake. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed Cotton County.

Lawtonka: August 30. Elevation above normal, water 85 and clear. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait, punch bait and shad around points and riprap. White bass slow on small lures in the discharge and riprap. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: September 1. Elevation normal, water 70. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait at 5-10 ft. along flats. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: August 30. Elevation normal, water 79. Blue catfish fair on hotdogs, stinkbait and cut bait in the main lake, shorelines and points. Striped bass hybrids slow on live shad, sassy shad and minnows.  Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.