Thursday, September 24, 2015

Oklahoma weekly fishing report for 9/24/2015

Lower Mountain Fork River: The US Army Corps of Engineers will be conducting maintenance to the Penstock from September 28 - October 8. This means that there will be no hydro-power generation during this period. As long as the water temperatures stay cool enough we will maintain the 150 cfs release from the spillway. Last week the ODWC stocked 9-11 inch rainbow trout below the Old State Park Dam and below the Re-regulation Dam. If the temperatures stay favorable in combination with no generation, those areas will be prime fishing as anglers won't have to contend with the hydro-power releases. We will be monitoring the temperatures closely and work with the USACE in the event temperatures dictate a change in release needs.
CENTRAL

Draper: September 22. Elevation below normal, water 73 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 22. Elevation normal, water 78-82 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along shorelines and riprap. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs along riprap and docks. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on grubs, lipless baits and chrome gay blades along shorelines and riprap. Channel and blue catfish fair on punch bait and dough bait along riprap. Walleye slow on grubs and lipless baits around points and riprap. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Thunderbird: September 22. Elevation below normal, water 73 and stained. Crappie and white bass slow on minnows and jigs around docks. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait in the main lake. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: September 22. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie slow on minnows around standing timber. Channel and blue catfish slow on chicken liver, worms and punch bait along creek channels. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: September 20. Elevation normal, water 80 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows around docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: September 21. Elevation below normal, water 80s and clear. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait, jigs and worms at 6-10 ft. around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: September 22. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows around the crappie dock. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: September 20. Elevation normal, water 80 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows around docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Eucha: September 20. Elevation normal, water 80. Largemouth bass fair on jigs and plastic baits around points, coves and brush structure. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along flats and riprap. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure, shorelines and docks. Sunfish fair on crickets and worms along weed beds and docks. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: September 20. Elevation above normal, water 84 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, coves and the river channel. White bass fair on jigs and crankbaits in the main lake and around points. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on live shad and goldfish on bottom in the river channel and main lake. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and Biffle Bugs in motor oil and pumpkin seed along riprap and brush structure. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand: September 21. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Crappie good on 1/16 ounce crappie kicker at 10-15 ft. around brush structure. White bass good on 1/8 ounce Go Go minnows around islands. Blue and channel catfish good drifting cut shad at 15-35 ft. along the river channel. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: September 21. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits around brush structure and points. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shrimp along creek channels and coves. Bluegill good on worms, grubs and grasshoppers along shorelines, weed beds and docks. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: September 21. Elevation normal, water 74. Blue and channel catfish good on shad, cut bait and worms at 6-12 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and points. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, topwater lures, spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 3-10 ft. around brush structure, points and coves. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Kaw: September 22. Elevation normal, water 82 and clear. White bass good below the dam and trolling beaches around the lake. Blue catfish good on juglines baited with fresh cut bait all over the lake but best in the upper end. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Keystone: September 21. Elevation above normal, water 78. Largemouth bass excellent on plastic baits and crankbaits along shorelines. Striped and white bass good on jigs along channels. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: September 20. Elevation normal, water 70 and clearing. Trout slow on worms and PowerBait below the dam. Trout stocking is suspend due to low oxygen levels. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: September 20. Elevation normal, water 80 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-12 ft. around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish fair 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 22. Elevation below normal, water upper 70s to low 80s and clear. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County

Sooner: September 20. Elevation normal, water murky. Striped bass hybrids, striped bass and channel catfish slow on live shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: September 20. Elevation normal, water 79. Largemouth bass fair on worms and jigs around brush structure and rocks. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along riprap and shallows. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks, brush structure and above the dam. Walleye fair on crankbaits and jigs along flats and shallows. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Webbers Falls: September 21. Elevation normal, water murky. Blue and flathead catfish fair on shad and sunfish below the dam and along the river channel. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbait and plastic baits around brush structure and creek channels. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: September 19. Elevation normal, water 81 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and striped bass fair on jerk baits, lipless baits, jigs and crankbaits from the surface to 12 ft. in the main lake, along weed beds and rocks. Crappie and sunfish slow on hair jigs, minnows and jigs at 14-26 ft. along coves, docks and brush structure. Channel and blue catfish good on dough bait and nymphs in the main lake and baited holes. White bass fair on lipless baits, small lures, spoons and jigs around points, the main lake and points. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Eufaula: September 21. Elevation normal, water clearing. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits and lipless baits at 2-15 ft. around docks and points. White bass fair on slabs and tube jigs at 4-15 ft. along flats, points and bridges. Blue catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait and shad at 5-20 ft. below the dam, the river channel and the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs at 5-20 ft. around standing timber, the main lake and bridges. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Konawa: September 21. Elevation below normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jerk baits and plastic baits at 6-14 ft. around points, coves and channels. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, hotdogs, worms and stinkbait at 8-12 ft. along the inlet, creek channels and points. White bass slow on crankbaits, tube jigs, slabs and cut bait at 10-16 ft. along coves, the main lake and discharge. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: September 22. Stocked 3,068 pounds, approximately 4,602 rainbow trout on September 17. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Regional Office.

Robert S. Kerr: September 20. Elevation normal, water slightly stained. Largemouth bass good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits along creek channels and weed beds. Flathead and blue catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with shad and shrimp along river channels and flats. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 8-10 ft. around standing timber. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Texoma: September 19. Elevation normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on topwater lures, plastic baits and crankbaits from the surface to 20 ft. around brush structure, channels and shorelines. Striped and white bass good on topwater lures, sassy shad and live shad from the surface to 25 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and main lake. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, worms and live bait at 10-20 ft. below the dam, along creek channels, riprap and active cleaning stations. Crappie and sunfish fair on minnows, tube jigs and small lures along docks, riprap 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 20. Elevation above normal, water 84 and murky. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait, shad and punch bait around points and creek channels. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: September 22. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 70s. Striped bass hybrids fair on live bait. Catfish good on live bait and stinkbait. Crappie slow on jigs around the fishing dock. Walleye slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B&K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: September 20. Elevation normal, water 76. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait around points and the main lake. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed Cotton County.

Lawtonka: September 20. Elevation above normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth bass, white bass and Saugeye slow on crankbaits, small lures and worms around points, docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: September 21. Elevation normal, water 70. Blue and channel catfish slow on stinkbait and cut bait at 5-10 ft. along flats. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on minnows on bottom around points. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: September 21. Elevation normal, water 77. Blue and channel catfish fair on stinkbait and cut bait in the main lake, along shorelines and points. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.