Oklahoma Fishing Reports – Oct 07

FISHING REPORTS AS OF OCTOBER 10, 2007

CENTRAL

Wes Watkins: Elevation 1 – 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 73-80 and very murky.
Catfish very good on fresh cut bait, chicken livers, shrimp, minnows and worms in
deeper waters around the dam tower area and back west around deeper waters of the
main lake channel. Crappie being caught around stumps and other structures on
minnows and jigs. White bass slow. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, worms,
sinkoes and other slow-sinking, soft plastic lures; some action on topwater lures
early morning and early evening. Report submitted by M.M. Fowler, St. Gregory’s.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: Elevation normal and murky. Largemouth bass and channel catfish slow.
Crappie good on jigs around the fishing dock. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game
warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: Elevation normal, water 70 and clear. Crappie fair around brush piles on
minnows at 10-15 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers
County.

Carl Blackwell: Elevation normal, water 80 and murky. Crappie fair at 15-18 ft. on
small minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in
Payne County.

Chandler: Elevation normal and murky. Largemouth bass and channel catfish slow.
Crappie fair off dam and around fishing dock. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game
warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Eucha: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 75 and murky. Crappie fair on jigs and
minnows around brush and structure at 12-14 ft. Largemouth bass fair on
Carolina-rigged plastic baits. Catfish fair on juglines using cut shad. Report
submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

Ft. Gibson: Elevation 2 ft. above normal and clear. Largemouth bass good on
spinnerbaits and stinkbaits. Catfish good on cut baits and shad on juglines or
drifting. Crappie good on jigs and minnows at 15 ft. at structures and brush piles.
Report submitted by Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.

Greenleaf: Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits,
spinnerbaits and worms. Catfish good on cut baits and punch baits on bottom. Crappie
fair on minnows and jigs at brush structure and fishing docks. Report submitted by
Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Keystone: Elevation ½ ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on
buzzbaits and spinnerbaits at 2-4 ft. at windy points. Smallmouth bass fair on jigs
and chunk baits at 6-10 ft. at 45 degrees of banks in coves. Spotted bass fair on
crankbaits, jigs and chunk baits at 5-8 ft. in main lake pockets. White bass good on
small spoons and rooster tails at 2-4 ft. at windy points. Striped bass good on
bucktails and sassy shad at 2-5 ft. below dam when generating. Channel catfish fair
on chicken liver and worms at 4-8 ft. in creeks and coves. Blue catfish good on cut
shad and punch baits at 6-10 ft. on flats along river channel. Flathead catfish slow
on goldfish and large shiners at 6-10 ft. in riprap areas. Crappie good on minnows
and Bobby Garland jigs at 8-15 ft. at ledges, brush piles and docks. Report
submitted by Woody’s Bait and Tackle.

Lower Illinois: Water 58 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on live bait, crankbaits
and spinners at 1-5 ft. along the shoreline. Spotted bass fair on live bait,
crankbaits, large rooster tails and spinners at 1-5 ft. along the shoreline. Striped
bass slow on live trout and red fin at 1-20 ft. in deep holes and wood piles.
Channel catfish good on cut shad and worms at 10-20 ft. in deep holes. Walleye good
on minnows, crankbaits and rattle traps at 5-10 ft. at night in deep holes. Saugeye
good on minnows and crankbaits at 5-10 ft at night in deep holes. Trout good on
power bait, wooly boogers and power eggs at 5-10 ft. in deep holes. Report submitted
by MarVal Family Camping Resort.

Oologah: Elevation normal, water 70 and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs
around brush piles at 10-15 ft. Blue catfish good on shad around timber on north end
of the lake. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits at 5-8 ft. Report submitted by
Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Spavinaw: Elevation slightly above normal, water 76 and clear. Crappie fair on jigs
and minnows around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report
submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

Sooner: White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on jigs or live shad around the dam
when pumping in water and on topwater lures and sassy shad in the discharge channel.
Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Tenkiller: Elevation 23 ft. below normal, water 79-80. Largemouth bass slow with
some action in coves on topwater lures or slabs. Catfish fair on stinkbaits at 18-20
ft. with some action off windy points on cut baits. Sunfish fair on worms in coves
or docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits,
spinnerbaits and plastic worms in riprap, brush structure and creek channels.
Catfish good on cut baits, sunfish and punch baits at mudflats. Crappie good on
minnows and jigs at brush structures and fishing docks. Report submitted by Lark
Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: Elevation normal. White bass and striped bass hybrids good trolling
crankbaits and drifting shad. Channel catfish good on shad. Report submitted by Mark
Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

SOUTHEAST

Blue River: Elevation normal, water 77 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on minnows
and flies. Channel catfish fair on worms, liver and stinkbaits. Report submitted by
Charles Baker, technician at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: Water rising due to recent rains. Largemouth bass good flipping soft
plastic worms around brush, structure and off points. Channel catfish good on cut
bait or whole blue gill on trotlines or juglines. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game
warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: Elevation 1 ft. above normal and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits
off windy points and rocky areas. White bass good on slab spoons at 6-10 ft. on the
flats. Blue catfish fair on fresh shad drifting deep flats. Crappie good on minnows
and jigs at 8-20 ft. around boat docks. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden
stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: Elevation normal, water 79. Largemouth bass fair along drop-offs and channels.
Crappie fair on minnows. Catfish slow to fair on shad. Blue catfish and crappie slow
in the tailwater. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw
and Bryan counties.

Konawa: Water 82 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic worms
along points and road beds at 10-20 ft. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver in the
discharge canal at 15 ft. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in
Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork River: Trout slow. Biting in Zone 2 very early in the morning;
set up quietly, and start out using a large streamer of some sort. When you are able
to see clearly, watch for insect activity, fish activity and riseforms. You may need
to switch to a small dry fly, or even a midge emerger. All three have been working
at times in Zone 2. In Zone 1, the new “red” area is usually fair. Report submitted
by Beavers Bend Fly Shop.

McGee Creek: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth bass fair
to good on soft plastic lures off rocky points and on shad-colored, shallow running
crankbaits on schooling fish. Crappie fair on minnows at 16-25 ft. over cedar brush.
Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: Elevation normal, water murky. Bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits
around points. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around flooded timber. Catfish fair
on trotlines baited with cut shad. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden
stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: Elevation normal, water 78 and murky. Largemouth bass fair at 4-8
ft. using plastic baits fishing the weeds, rock and woody shorelines next to deeper
water. Crappie good at 8-10 ft. using minnows fishing the bends in the old submerged
creek channels. White bass fair at 8 ft. using shad imitation lures fishing the
riprap jetties from Webbers Falls dam to the Tamaha area. Blue catfish good at 3-8
ft. using fresh cut bait and stinkbaits fishing the windy shores with weed beds.
Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden for Haskell County.

Sardis Lake: Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good in flooded timber on
spinnerbaits. Catfish good on cut bait or live shad. Crappie good around bridges,
brush piles and dam tower on minnows. White bass good trolling the islands. Report
submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to
good on jig combinations at 10-20 ft. around the points. Striped and white bass fair
to good on live bait, slabs and surface lures at 5-20 ft. from Platter Flats south.
Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, worms and commercial catfish
baits at 10-20 ft. in the Washita river arm. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at
5-10 ft. in Widow Moore and Kansas creeks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game
warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on topwater baits early
and late. Crappie fair on jigs and live minnows around timber. Channel catfish fair
on cut shad and liver. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game Warden stationed in
LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Altus-Lugert: Elevation 8 1/2 ft. below normal. Fishing picking up a little more and
is slow to fair overall. Striped bass hybrids good in deep water. Channel and blue
catfish are being caught on juglines. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz
Mountain State Park.

Ellsworth: Elevation normal and murky. Crappie fair at Ralph’s Resort on minnows and
jigs. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water 80 and clear. Gates are open. Striped
bass hybrids fair on slabs. White bass fair. Catfish fair. Walleye, saugeye and bass
slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Waurika: Elevation normal, water 60 and murky. Blue catfish good in the spillway on
juglines. Report submitted by Phillip Cottrill, game warden stationed in Jefferson
County.

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