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  • State Lake report

  • Largemouth bass good at Konawa.
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  • This is the state lake report provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
     
    CENTRAL
     
    Hefner: October 22. Elevation normal and dropping, water 67-70 and clear. Largemouth bass good on jigs and crankbaits along riprap. Smallmouth bass fair on jigs along riprap. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on grubs and gay blades at 2-10 ft. along the dam. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. along the dam. Walleye fair on grubs and gay blades at 2-12 ft. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.
     
    Overholser: October 21. Elevation normal, water murky. Catfish fair on stinkbait, hotdogs and worms near the dam and off the fishing dock. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by David Rempe, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.
     
    NORTHEAST
     
    Carl Blackwell: October 21. Elevation 2 3/4 ft. below normal, water 68-71 and stained. Crappie slow to fair on jigs at mid-day around most of the lake and on live bait at 12-14 ft. Saugeye fair on crankbaits, chatter baits and jigs at 8-9 ft. around edges. Largemouth bass fair to good around most structure 1-8 ft. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow. Sunfish good on small jigs or natural bait at 3-7 ft. in sunny areas. Channel catfish fair to good on chicken liver, cut dead bait, cheese dough bait, shad and nightcrawlers on bottom. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny, The H2O Lakeside store.
     
    Eucha: October 22. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 62 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 14-16 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures and spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
     
    Ft. Gibson: October 20. Elevation normal, water 62 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the docks at 5-15 ft. Catfish good on whole shad and sunfish from the banks and drifting. White bass good on red head 1/8 oz. jig heads and 2 1/2 in. white curl-tail jigs while wading the windy banks and trolling. Largemouth bass fair on plastic worms. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.
     
    Grand: October 21. Elevation 1 ft. below normal. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 15 ft. Catfish good on fresh cut bait at 15-20 ft. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
     
    Hudson: October 21. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and buzz baits early and on plastic baits later in the day. White bass fair to good on small lures below the dams. Channel and blue catfish good on juglines, trotlines and tight-lines baited with cut bait. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs around brush piles. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.
    Page 2 of 3 - Keystone: October 22. Elevation normal, water 65. Catfish good on cut bait. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.
     
    Lower Illinois: October 20. Elevation normal with occasional releases, water 60s and clear. Fishing is decent all along the river from the dam to the mouth. White bass and striped bass abundant toward the mouth of the river where the Arkansas River water mixes. Striped bass being caught on shad and trout in deep holes. Trout good on Power Bait and rooster tails at the dam and Watts's area in deeper holes as the river begins to flow. Fly fishing is good on nymphs below the dam especially in the Watts area. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.
     
    Sooner: October 21. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
     
    Spavinaw: October 22. Elevation slightly below normal, water 64 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
     
    Tenkiller: October 22. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water 76 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs. Sunfish good on nightcrawlers. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.
     
    NORTHWEST
     
    Canton: October 20. Elevation 13 ft. below normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait along the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs near brush along the dam. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
     
    Ft. Supply: October 21. White bass and walleye fair to good jigging and on shad at the intake. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.
     
    SOUTHEAST
     
    Arbuckle: October 19. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 68 and clear to stained in the upper arms. Bass good on topwater lures, Senko lures and Texas-rigged creature baits. Crappie good on brown/chartreuse jigs at 15-22 ft. in main lake brush piles and slow around docks. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: October 22. Elevation normal, water 57 and clear. Small and spotted bass fair on soft plastic baits fished slowly around structure and waterfalls. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, stinkbait and minnows around current in larger pools and below breaks in current. Sunfish good on grasshoppers in shallow slack water areas. Report Submitted by Matt Gamble, fisheries biologist, Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Eufaula: October 20. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear in the ease and murky in the west. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits around points and boat docks. Blue catfish fair on shad along shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around boat docks, standing timber and bridges. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
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    Konawa: October 20. Elevation normal, water 73 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms at 5-10 ft. along weed beds and along points. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and cut shad along creek channels. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on minnows and jigs at 15 ft. in the discharge canal. Sunfish fair at 3-6 ft. along weed lines. Report submitted by Dale Stites, game warden stationed in Pontotoc County.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: October 21. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush, grass and riprap around the river and good in cutoffs of the river. Spotted bass and white bass excellent up Canadian River, white bass are congregated in deeper pools. Crappie fair in deeper submerged brush locations. Channel and blue catfish excellent on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait at 12-20 ft. close to creek and river channels and on cut bait, pole fishing in the river channel. Flathead catfish good on trotlines baited with live bait up river or in coves. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
     
    Texoma: October 20. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal, water 76 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic worms and crankbaits at 10-20 ft. in creek channels. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, sassy shad and slabs at 10-25 ft. in the river channels. Channel and blue catfish fair to good at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Catfish Bay and Sanders Island View on the Red River. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft.in underwater brush and the creeks. Sunfish fair to good on worms and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: October 20. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits Crappie fair on minnows and white/pink jigs at 15-20 ft. Catfish fair on live shad and liver and on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
     
    SOUTHWEST
     
    Ellsworth: October 20. Elevation normal, water muddy. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
     
    Lawtonka: October 20. Elevation normal, water murky. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
     
    Tom Steed: October 22. All fishing slow. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.
     

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