Thursday, October 29, 2015

Oklahoma Weekly Fishing Report 10/29/2015

Petra Guelia Sustaita of Broken Bow caught this freshwater drum in Broken Bow Lake on October 24. It was just shy of the current state record. It weighed in at 36 pounds 10.4 ounces and was 38 1/2 inches long.
CENTRAL

Hefner: October 28. Elevation normal, water 67-70. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-15 ft. around docks, riprap and the dam. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on lipless baits and minnows along shorelines and docks. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and dough bait along shorelines. Walleye fair on lipless baits, crankbaits and sassy shad along riprap, shorelines and the dam. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: October 27. Elevation slightly below normal, water murky to muddy. Catfish slow to fair on live bait, stinkbait and punch bait in the main lake. Carp slow to fair on dough bait in the main lake along shorelines. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

NORTHEAST

Carl Blackwell: October 26. Elevation normal, water murky. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and shad on bottom along the dam. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Ft. Gibson: October 27. Elevation above normal, water 68 and clear. Blue and channel catfish good on live shad and worms on bottom along flats and in the main lake. Crappie fair on tube jigs and minnows at 8-12 ft. along riprap and brush structure. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 6-12 ft. around brush structure and points. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Hudson: October 27. Elevation normal, water 68 and murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, buzz baits and jerk baits at 3-8 ft. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad at 7-13 ft. in the river channel and around points. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. around brush piles and standing timber. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Keystone: October 27. Elevation above normal, water 58. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait along channels. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits along rocks. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: October 25. Elevation normal, water 70 and clear to murky. Trout slow below the dam. Very few trout in the river. Trout are still not being stocked due to water temperature and oxygen levels. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: October 25. Elevation normal, water 72 and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush structure. Blue catfish fair on chicken liver and cut bait at 10-15 ft. around standing timber in the north end of the lake. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: October 27. Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: October 26. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass hybrids and striped bass slow on live shad and sassy shad in the discharge and main lake. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: October 25. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. below normal, water 63 and clear. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait at 12-18 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County

Ft. Supply: October 26. Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on jigs along riprap and rocks. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: October 24. Elevation normal, water 68-71. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on rogues, crankbaits and lipless baits from the surface to 6 ft. along rocks, the main lake, flats and stickups on flats. All three species of bass are primarily in the same places, using Zara spooks on cloudy days and early morning hours. Crappie fair on jigs, hair jigs, spoons and minnows at 22 ft. around brush structure, weed beds, docks and marked brush piles. Channel catfish fair on crankbaits, lipless baits, dough bait, punch bait at 6 ft. around docks, rocks, shorelines and stickups and drifting dead minnows along flats. White bass slow on spoons, jigs and slabs at 32 ft. along river channels, coves and the main lake. Striped bass hybrids slow on goldfish in the main lake. Report submitted by Jack Melton. 

Blue River: October 27. Elevation normal, water 62 and murky. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, cut bait and chicken liver at 2-6 ft. along channels, brush structure and sandbars. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Hunting and Fishing Area.

Eufaula: October 25. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water clearing. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 2-15 ft. around docks and points. White bass fair on crankbaits and spoons at 3-10 ft. along flats and points. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 5-20 ft. below the dam, in the main lake and channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-20 ft. around brush structure, standing timber, docks and bridges. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.  

Konawa: October 26. Elevation normal, water 70 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits and sassy shad at 6-14 ft. in the discharge, along channels and coves. Channel catfish slow on cut bait, worms, stinkbait and dough bait at 10-16 ft. along riprap, channels and the discharge. White bass fair on jigs, shad and sassy shad at 8-14 ft. in the discharge, around points and creek channels. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Robert S. Kerr: October 25. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits and jigs at 4 ft. in the main lake and around points. Crappie slow on minnows at 10 ft. around brush structure and in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad and chicken liver at 15 ft. drifting and on juglines in the main lake and river mouth. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County. 

Texoma: October 25. Elevation below normal, water 74 and murky in the north and clear in the south. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on plastic baits, crankbaits, topwater lures and jig-and-pig at 5-15 ft. along creek channels, riprap and brush structure. Striped and white bass good on live shad, sassy shad, topwater lures and pencil poppers at 10-20 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and coves. Channel and blue catfish good on live shad, worms, stinkbait and ghost minnows at 5-20 ft. below the dam, along coves, riprap and active cleaning stations. Crappie, white bass and sunfish fair on tube jigs, minnows and small lures at 5-15 ft. around docks, creek channels and riprap. Paddlefish fair at 10-20 ft. below the dam. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

SOUTHWEST

Foss: October 27. Elevation 7 ft. below normal with gates closed, water mid-60s and clear. Striped bass hybrids good on live bait in deep water. Catfish good on chicken liver and shrimp. White bass slow. Walleye slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B&K Bait House.

Lawtonka: October 25. Elevation normal, water clear. White bass and Saugeye fair on jigs, small lures and minnows in the discharge and along pipeline. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: October 26. Elevation normal, water 60. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait, shad and stinkbait on bottom along flats. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: October 25. Elevation normal, water 70. Crappie fair on jigs around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on stinkbait, shad and cut bait in the main lake and along shorelines. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.