Thursday, September 17, 2015

Oklahoma weekly fishing report 9/17/2015

Pomoxis nigromaculatus

CENTRAL

Arcadia: September 15. Elevation normal, water 74 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and swim baits at 4-8 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 11-14 ft. around mark brush piles and rocky points near the overlook.  Channel and blue catfish good on crawfish and nightcrawlers near the channel. White bass fair on white grubs near the boat ramps and points. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

Draper: September 13. Elevation below normal, water 77 and stained. Crappie and white bass slow on minnows and jigs around docks. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: September 14. Elevation normal, water 80-84 and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on grubs, lipless baits and sassy shad around points and the main lake. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along coves and riprap. Channel and blue catfish good on punch bait, cut bait and worms along riprap and the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around docks and riprap. Walleye slow on lipless baits and grubs around points and the main lake. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: September 14. Elevation normal, water murky to muddy. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: September 13. Elevation below normal, water 77 and stained. Crappie and white bass slow on minnows and jigs around docks. Channel and blue catfish slow on chicken liver and stinkbait in the main lake. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: September 14. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie slow on minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: September 13. Elevation normal, water 80 and murky. Channel catfish slow on worms and hotdogs along shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows around docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: September 15. Elevation normal, water 80s and clear. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. around docks. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Carl Blackwell: September 16. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie slow on minnows around brush structure. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.


Chandler: September 13. Elevation normal, water 80 and murky. Channel catfish slow on hotdogs and worms around docks and boat ramp. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: September 13. Elevation normal, water 70s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs at 7-9 ft. around brush structure and near the dam. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on worms and shad at 5-8 ft. below the dam, river channel and riprap. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: September 13. Elevation normal, water 75. Largemouth bass fair on jigs and crankbaits around points, the main lake and brush structure. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along flats and the main lake. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks, brush structure and bridges. Bluegill slow on worms and crickets around docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: September 14. Elevation above normal, water 84 and clear. Crappie slow on minnows and Bonehead slim sticks at 6-8 ft. around brush structure, river channel and coves. Blue, flathead and channel catfish good on shad and cut bait in the main lake and along flats. White bass slow on in-line spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 6 ft. in the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand: September 14. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and purple jigs at 10 ft. around docks. White bass fair on 1/8 ounce Go Go minnows around points in evenings. Blue and channel catfish fair drifting shad and cut bait at 30 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: September 14. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, standing timber and docks. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait and worms along flats and shallows. Bluegill good on worms, grubs and grasshoppers around docks, shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: September 13. Elevation normal, water 76. Blue and channel catfish good on live shad and worms at 6-12 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and riprap. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, topwater lures, spinnerbaits and jerk baits at 2-10 ft. around brush structure, shorelines and points. White bass fair on crankbaits, small lures, sassy shad and jigs at 6-10 ft. below the dam, around points and the main lake. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: September 13. Elevation normal, water 70s and clearing. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, river channel and near the dam. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on worms and shad at 4-6 ft. below the dam, along riprap and flats. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Keystone: September 15. Elevation above normal, water 78. Crappie good on small lures along shorelines. Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits along shorelines. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: September 13. Elevation normal, water 70 and slightly stained. Trout slow on PowerBait below the dam. Trout stocking has been suspended due to high temperatures and low oxygen levels. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

McMurtry: September 14. Elevation above normal, water 79 and semi-murky. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and worms on bottom around docks, brush structure and points. Report submitted by Jared Avilez.

Skiatook: September 15. Elevation below normal, water low 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: September 14. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass hybrids, striped bass and white bass fair on live shad in the main lake. Blue catfish fair on cut bait along channels. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: September 13. Elevation normal, water 75. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits in the main lake and around points. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, worms and shad in the main lake and along flats. Walleye fair on crankbaits and jigs along flats and the main lake. Bluegill good on crickets, worms and jigs along shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: September 14. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 5-20 ft. in the main lake, along shorelines and brush structure. Bluegill and sunfish fair on hair jigs, worms and tube jigs at 5-15 ft. around docks. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait and punch bait at 17-25 ft. anchor around points and creek channels and on cut bait at 10-20 ft. drifting flats. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.

Webbers Falls: September 14. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, creek channels and standing timber. Blue and flathead catfish fair on shad, sunfish and cut bait below the dam, along the river channel and riprap. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: September 12. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 78 and clear. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, punch bait and shad at 6-15 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: September 12. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on topwater lures early morning and on lipless baits and crankbaits later in the day from the surface to 12 ft. along  coves, rocks and the main lake. Channel and blue catfish good on dough bait, punch bait, cut bait and minnows along coves, creek channels and baited holes. Crappie and bluegill slow on minnows and jigs at 22 ft. around docks, brush structure and state brush piles. White bass good on lipless baits, slabs and crankbaits from the surface to 32 ft. in the main lake, coves and creek channels. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Eufaula: September 13. Elevation normal, water clearing. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 2-15 ft. around docks, points and rocks. White bass fair on jigs, slabs and sassy shad at 5-18 ft. below the dam, around points and bridges. Blue catfish slow on cut bait, shad and punch bait below the dam, along the river channel and the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs at 4-20 ft. around brush structure, docks and bridges. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Konawa: September 14. Elevation normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits, spoons and crankbaits at 6-12 ft. along coves, weed beds and points. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms, stinkbait and dough bait at 6-12 ft. along creek channels, points and the inlet. White bass fair on crankbaits, tube jigs, live bait and worms at 8-16 ft. along creek channels, points and the main lake. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Robert S. Kerr: September 13. Elevation normal, water slightly stained. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and topwater lures at 4 ft. around standing timber and creek channels. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along creek channels at night. Blue and flathead catfish excellent on shad, plain shiny circle hooks, trotlines and juglines at 8 ft. along channels and the sandbar. Striped bass fair on shad colored crankbaits and sassy shad at 15 ft. along river channels, sandbars and deep holes on the Canadian  River from below Eufaula Dam to Sequoyah NWR. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Texoma: September 13. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on buzz baits, plastic baits and crankbaits from the surface to 20 ft. around brush structure, creek channels and riprap. Striped and white bass good on live shad, sassy shad, slabs and topwater lures at 10-25 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and coves. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, worms, stinkbait and ghost minnows at 10-20 ft. below the dam, along the main lake and riprap. Crappie and sunfish good on live bait, tube jigs, small lures and ghost minnows at 5-20 ft. around brush structure, docks and creek channels. Paddlefish good at 10-20 ft. below the dam. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: September 14. Elevation above normal, water 83 and murky. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait and shad around points, rocks and creek channels. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: September 15. Elevation 6 ft. below normal with gates closed, water 70s and clear. Striped bass hybrids fair on live bait in deep water. Catfish fair on trotlines baited with shrimp. White bass fair on live bait around the fishing dock. Walleye slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B&K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: September 15. Elevation normal, water 79. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait around points and the main lake. Striped bass hybrids slow on live bait and sassy shad in the main lake, around points and shorelines. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed Cotton County.

Lawtonka: September 14. Elevation above normal, water 82 and clear. Saugeye and white bass slow on crankbaits and small lures in the main lake and riprap. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: September 14. Elevation normal, water 72. Blue and channel catfish slow on stinkbait at 5-8 ft. along flats. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: September 12. Elevation normal, water 78. Crappie slow on jigs around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on stinkbait and cut bait around points and shorelines. Striped bass hybrids slow on sassy shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.