Friday, October 9, 2015

Oklahoma weekly fishing report for October 9, 2015

Gordon Campbell of Seiling caught the new lake record blue catfish at Canton Lake on September 28. It weighed in at 65.6 pounds. 
CENTRAL

Hefner: October 5. Elevation normal, water 70-72 and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow on grubs and lipless baits around points and riprap. Crappie fair on nymphs and jigs at 12-18 ft. along riprap and the dam. Channel catfish fair on punch bait and cut bait along riprap. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along shorelines. Walleye fair on worms, crankbaits and grubs around points and riprap. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: October 6. Elevation slightly below normal, water murky to muddy. Channel and blue catfish slow to fair on cut bait, stinkbait and live bait tight lining and on balloons. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

NORTHEAST

Birch: October 5. Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around docks. Channel catfish slow on cut bait and worms around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: October 6. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows around the crappie dock. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver around the crappie dock and main bridge. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Kaw: October 6. Elevation normal, water 72 and clear. Crappie good on grubs, tube jigs and minnows at 4-10 ft. along riprap and standing timber. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on Alabama rigs, topwater lures, spoons and sassy shad at 2-8 ft. along riprap and points. Blue and channel catfish excellent on cut bait, shad and stinkbait at 2-12 ft. along flats and shallows. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: October 6. Elevation above normal, water 76. Blue catfish good on cut bait along channels. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits along shorelines. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: October 4. Elevation normal, water 70 and clear. Trout slow on PowerBait below the dam. Trout stocking has been suspended due to low oxygen levels. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: October 4. Elevation normal, water 75 and murky. Crappie good on juglines and drifting minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 15-20 ft. along flats. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits at 6-10 ft. around points. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: October 5. Elevation below normal, water low 70s 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: October 5. Elevation normal, water murky. Striped bass hybrids, striped bass and white bass slow on live shad in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait along channels. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Tenkiller: October 5. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 78 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on grubs, tube jigs and plastic baits at 5-15 ft. around brush structure, points and docks. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on punch bait, cut bait and stinkbait at 15-25 ft. along flats, points and channels. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.

NOTHWEST

Canton: October 3. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Channel catfish good on shad and bill baits at 12-15 ft. in the main lake. White bass fair on crankbaits, shad and slabs at 8-14 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: October 3. Elevation normal, water 76 and stained to muddy up creek and clear in the main lake. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, lipless baits, jigs, flukes and square bill baits at 2-18 ft. around brush structure, the main lake and rocks. Crappie fair on hair jigs, tube jigs, minnows and jigs at 23 ft. around brush structure and docks. White bass on hair jigs along flats. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: October 5. Elevation normal, water 62 and clear. Channel catfish excellent on chicken liver, stinkbait and cut bait at 2-7 ft. along channels, rocks and deeper pools around current. Smallmouth, spotted and largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, tube jigs and spinnerbaits at 2-5 ft. around brush structure and rocks. Sunfish and bluegill good on crickets, small lures and mealworms at 2-4 ft. along shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Hunting and Fishing Area.

Eufaula: October 4. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and grubs at 18-20 ft. around brush structure, creek channels and bridges. Blue catfish good on cut bait and goldfish at 20 ft. along the river channel. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 4-6 ft. around points, rocks and riprap. White bass fair on crankbaits, sassy shad, slabs and grubs at 10-14 ft. along channels, riprap and bridges. Report submitted by David Robertson, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Konawa: October 4. Elevation normal, water 77 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits, crankbaits and plastic baits at 6-12 ft. around the discharge, points and creek channels. White bass good on cut bait, spoons, tube jigs and sassy shad at 8-14 ft. in the discharge, points and coves. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, shrimp, shad and stinkbait at 6-14 ft. in the discharge, around points and the inlet. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Robert S. Kerr: October 4. Elevation normal, water stained. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits along shorelines and weed beds. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs in black and pink around standing timber and coves. Flathead and blue catfish good on shad and shrimp at 10 ft. in the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Texoma: October 4. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on topwater lures, plastic baits and crankbaits from the surface to 20 ft. along creek channels, brush structure and riprap. Striped and white bass good on cut bait, live shad, sassy shad and pencil poppers at 10-25 ft. below the dam, the main lake and coves. Channel and blue catfish good on live shad, stinkbait, worms and ghost minnows at 10-25 ft. below the dam, along riprap, the river channel and active cleaning stations. Crappie and sunfish good on tube jigs, small lures, minnows and ghost minnows at 5-15 ft. around docks, riprap and creek channels. Paddlefish good at 10-15 ft. below the dam. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: October 4. Elevation normal, water 79 and murky. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait, shad and punch bait around points and rocks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Lawtonka: October 4. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. White bass and largemouth bass slow on small lures and crankbaits around rocks, coves and shorelines. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: October 5. Elevation normal, water 65. Blue catfish slow on cut bait and stinkbait at 3-8 ft. along flats. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: October 5. Elevation normal, water 72. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish slow on chicken liver and stinkbait around points, shorelines and riprap. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.