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  • State lake report

  • Stripers fair to good at Texoma.
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    This is the state lake report provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
     
    CENTRAL
     
    Hefner: November 5. Elevation dropping, water 55-59 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits along riprap. Smallmouth bass fair. White bass good on grubs and blade baits at 2-10 ft. along the dam and docks. Striped bass hybrids fair on grubs and blade baits at 2-10 ft. along dam and docks. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait at the dam. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around the north dock. Walleye good on grubs, blade baits and crankbaits. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.
     
    NORTHEAST
     
    Carl Blackwell: November 4. Elevation 2 3/4 ft. below normal, water 58-65 and murky to clearing in isolated coves out of the wind. Crappie fair to good on live bait suspended at 9-11 ft. and good on dark colored jigs at the enclosed fishing dock. Largemouth bass good on creature style baits along riprap and on Colorado bladed spinnerbaits around woody structure. White bass and striped bass hybrids good trolling large crankbaits at 5-9 ft. and on heavy chatter baits and large live shiners. Saugeye fair to good trolling crankbaits, casting and retrieving jigs in natural colors and on worms or minnows with a bottom bouncer around drop-offs into old creek channels. Flathead catfish slow to fair on large live baits. Channel catfish slow to fair on cut bait, dough bait, frozen shad and chicken liver on bottom. The trout pond is stocked and fishing is fair to good on Power Bait on the bottom and on rooster tails, small spoons and small jigs from 1/32 oz. to 1/124 oz. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny, The H2O Lakeside store.
     
    Eucha: November 5. Elevation 1 2/3 ft. below normal and rising, water 60 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 14-16 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
     
    Ft. Gibson: November 4. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. above normal and steady. Catfish good on cut bait and shad along all the creeks and inlet water and below the dam. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. under docks. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and crankbaits. White bass good on curl tail jigs and white spinnerbaits along windy points. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.
     
    Hudson: November 4. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and buzz baits and on crankbaits along riprap. Channel and blue catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Crappie 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.
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    Keystone: November 5. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 55. Catfish good on cut bait. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.
     
    Lower Illinois: November 3. Elevation normal with occasional afternoon water releases, water 50s and clear. Fishing is decent all along the river from the dam to the mouth. Striped bass being caught on shad and trout in deep holes and good on Alabama and umbrella rigs. Trout good on Power Bait, rooster tails and Rapalas at the dam and Watts area in deeper holes. Fly fishing is good on nymphs below indicator especially in the Watts area. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.
     
    Sooner: November 4. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on sassy shad and rattle traps in the discharge. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
     
    Spavinaw: November 5. Elevation slightly above normal, water 60 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around fish shelters. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
     
    Tenkiller: November 4. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 72-74 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on soft plastic baits and crankbaits around windy points. White bass fair on rooster tails, roadrunners and spoons around windy points and shorelines. Crappie good on minnows and tube jigs. Sunfish good on worm-tipped jigs around docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.
     
    NORTHWEST
     
    Canton: November 2. Elevation 13 ft. below normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on shad along the dam. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
     
    Carl Etling: November 4. Stocked 1,900 lbs. of rainbow trout on October 25. Report submitted by Jody Laubhan, secretary at Byron State Fish Hatchery.
     
    Ft. Supply: November 4. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.
     
    Watonga: November 4. Stocked 720 lbs. of rainbow trout on October 29. Report submitted by Jody Laubhan, secretary at Byron State Fish Hatchery.
     
    SOUTHEAST
     
    Arbuckle: November 2. Elevation 4 1/4 ft. below normal, water 66 and clear in the main lake and stained in the upper arms. White bass being caught on white or chrome spoons at 22-35 ft. along creek channel bends. Crappie slow off docks and good on tan/chartreuse jigs at 18-33 ft. in the main lake around brush piles. Smallmouth bass good on topwater lures early morning. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, topwater lures flukes and football jigs. Channel catfish good off docks and baited holes. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
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    Blue River: November 5. Elevation normal, water 60 and clear. Trout good on salmon eggs, garlic Power Bait and super dupers below waterfalls and riffles. Smallmouth bass fair on soft plastic baits around current and structure. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, chicken liver and minnows around structure in deep holes. Approximately 2,500 rainbow trout will be stocked on November 6. Report Submitted by Matt Gamble, fisheries biologist, Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Eufaula: November 3. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits around boat docks and off points. Blue catfish fair on shad along shallow flats. Crappie fair along riprap and boat docks. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County. 

Konawa: November 4. Elevation normal, water 72 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms at 5-8 ft. along weed beds. Channel catfish fair on shad and stinkbait at 10 ft. along creek channels. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on minnows and jigs in the discharge canal. Report submitted by Dale Stites, game warden stationed in Pontotoc County.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: November 5. 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 and around creeks. 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 good 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: November 3. Elevation 6 1/2 ft. below normal, water 68 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on crankbaits and plastic combination baits at 10-20 ft. in the creeks. 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 on live bait, stinkbait and cut shad at 15-20 ft. from the Washita River to Platter Flats and Sanders Island view on Red River. Crappie fair to good on live bait and jigs at 5-15 ft. around fish attractors. Sunfish fair to good on worms and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: November 3. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-15 ft. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait.Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
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    SOUTHWEST
     
    Ellsworth: November 3. Elevation normal, water muddy. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
     
    Lawtonka: November 3. Elevation normal, water murky. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
     
    Tom Steed: November 5. Elevation 10 ft. below normal, water murky. Blue catfish fair on stinkbait and shad. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.
     
     

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