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The Shawnee News-Star
  • State Lake report

  • Stripers fair to good at Lake Texoma,
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    This is the state lake report provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
     
    CENTRAL
     
    Arcadia: October 1. Elevation normal, water 68 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits early and late. White bass good on rooster tails, silver blades and silver rattle traps early and late. Catfish fair on dough bait, worms, stink bait and cut bait along the bottom early and late. Crappie good on pink and chartreuse jigs, nibbles and worms at 8-14 ft. near brush piles, the open dock, and around rocky points early and late. All other fishing fair. Report submitted by Sheila Hutton, gate attendant.
     
    Hefner : October 14. Elevation normal, water 72-76 and murky. Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass fair on jigs in rip rap. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on grubs and gay blades at 2-6 ft. in shallow areas and docks. Channel catfish and blue catfish good on cut and prepared baits at 6-12 at the dam. Crappie good on minnows and white jigs at 8-15 ft. along the dam. Walleye good on grubs, gay blades and live bait at 3-12 ft. on windy shorelines and drifting drop offs. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.
     
    NORTHEAST
     
    Carl Blackwell: October 13. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 69-71 degrees and murky. Crappie fair to slow on live bait, good on small shiners and rosy red minnows at 13-16 ft. around structure or from enclosed crappie dock. Bass fair to good on hard baits and soft plastics off points with rocky structure. White bass and hybrid striped bass good on large live shiners and gold fish, crank baits, jigs, jigging slab spoons, and rooster tails at 6-12 ft deep along the dam and 6-10 ft. deep across the flats. Saugeye fair on jigs tipped with live bait at bottom depths along steep drop offs. Channel catfish good on chicken liver. Sunfish good on simple bait and bobber or small jigs 1/64 oz. and small in sunlit spots where fish are basking. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny, The H2O Lakeside store.
     
    Eucha: October 15. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 69 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 14-16 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and top water baits. Catfish fair on limb-lines baited with live sunfish. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
     
    Ft. Gibson: October 13. Elevation normal, water clear. Bass good on plastic baits and crank baits in 2-15 ft. of water. Crappie fair on minnows around structure and the docks. White bass good on small crank baits and spoons while trolling along the flats on the main lake. Catfish good on whole shad and cut bait along the bottom. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.
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    Grand: October 13. Elevation 2 ft. below normal. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits in the shallows. Crappie good on minnows and jigs. Catfish good on fresh cut bait. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
     
    Hudson: October 14. Elevation normal. Bass good on plastic baits mid-day and buzz baits top of water in early morning and late evening. Channel and blue catfish good on juglines and tight-lines baited with cut bait along channel edge. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 6-10 ft. around brush piles. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.
     
    Keystone: October 15. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 72. Catfish good on cut bait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. White bass fair on jigs. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.
     
    Lower Illinois: October 13. Elevation normal with occasional releases, water mid 60s and clear. Fishing is decent all along the river from the dam to the mouth. Small striped bass and white bass abundant towards the river mouth where the Arkansas water mixes. Striped bass good on shad and trout in deep holes. Trout good on powerbait, rooster tails and rapalas in deeper holes where river begins to flow. Fly fishing good on nymphs below and indicator, especially in the Watts Area. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.
     
    Spavinaw: October 15. Elevation slightly below normal, water 69. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
     
    Tenkiller: October 14. Elevation normal, water 76 degrees, clear and steady. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits and spinner baits in the shallows. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around docks. Sunfish good on nightcrawlers at 5-15 ft. around docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.
     
    NORTHWEST
     
    Canton: October 12. Elevation 13 ft below normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on shad and stink bait near Big Bend Campground. White bass and hybrid bass good trolling on crankbaits near the dam. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
     
    Ft. Supply: October 14. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait all over the lake. Walleye fair on spinnerbaits and minnows. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.
     
    SOUTHEAST
     
     
     
    Page 3 of 3 - Eufaula: October 14. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits around points and boat docks. White bass slow. Blue catfish fair on shad in shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around boat docks with brush, bridges and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Texoma: October 13. Elevation 4 3/4 ft. below normal, water 76 degrees and clear. Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass fair to good on crank baits and plastic combination baits from 5-15 ft. deep in the creeks. Striped and white bass fair to good on sassy shad, live bait and slabs from 10-25+ ft. deep in the river channel. Channel catfish and blue catfish bait to good on live bait, worms and stink baits, at 10 to 20 ft. deer from the Washita river to catfish bay and Sanders Island view on the Red River. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs from 5-15 ft. in underwater brush. Sunfish fair on worms, shrimp and tube jigs at 5-10 ft. deep on the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: October 13. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinner baits and crank baits, good on Zara spooks. Crappie fair on minnows, white/blue and pink jigs at 15-20 ft. deep. Catfish fair on live shad, and jug lines and trot lines with cut bait. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
     
    SOUTHWEST
     
    Ellsworth: October 13. Elevation normal, water muddy. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
     
    Lawtonka: October 13. Elevation normal, water clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
     
    Tom Steed: October 15. All fishing slow. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.
     
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