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  • State lake report

  • Largemouth bass biting at Lake Konawa.
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    This is the state lake report provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
     
    CENTRAL
     
    Arcadia: November 19. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Sheila Hutton, gate attendant.
     
    Hefner: November 19. Elevation dropping, water 54-58 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits. White bass and striped bass hybrids excellent on white grubs and gay blades at 5-15 ft. along the dam. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait at the dam. Crappie good on minnows and chartreuse or white jigs at 12-20 ft. around docks and the dam. Walleye fair on grubs and gay blades at 8-12 ft. along the dam. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.
     
    NORTHEAST
     
    Carl Blackwell: November 18. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water mid to upper 60s. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair to good on crankbaits trolling the dam and flats. Saugeye fair on crankbaits, jigs and live bait in channels around the lake. Crappie fair to good on live bait and jigs at 12-14 ft. in the crappie dock and at 16-20 ft. in the lake. Trout good to excellent in the trout pond on Power Bait in pink and orange and on artificial lures such as small jigs, rooster tails and spoons in the appropriate sizes. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny, The H2O Lakeside store.
     
    Eucha: November 19. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 53 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 14-16 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
     
    Ft. Gibson: November 17. Elevation 4 ft. above normal, water murky. Catfish good on cut bait and hotdogs along the banks around mouths of creeks. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits at 5-15 ft. White bass good on white curl-tailed jigs and spinnerbaits around windy points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around the docks. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.
     
    Hudson: November 18. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on jig and chunk bait and crankbaits. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs around brush structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.
     
    Keystone: November 19. Elevation 2 3/4 ft. above normal, water 54. Catfish fair on cut bait. Largemouth bass good on plastic grubs. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.
     
    Lower Illinois: November 17. Elevation normal with occasional 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, trout, Alabama and umbrella rigs in deep holes. Trout good on Power Bait, rooster tails and Rapalas in deeper holes at the dam and Watts area. Fly fishing good on nymphs below an indicator, especially in the Watts area. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.
    Page 2 of 4 - Oologah: November 17. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water low 60s and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15 ft. around brush piles. Channel and blue catfish fair on shad and liver on flats along the north end, at 5-10 ft. around standing timber and on shad below the dam. White bass fair on jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
     
    Sooner: November 19. Elevation normal. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on sassy shad and rattletraps in the discharge. Catfish fair on cut bait and live bait around points and channels. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
     
    Spavinaw: November 19. Elevation slightly below normal. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around fish shelters. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
     
    NORTHWEST
     
    Canton: November 17. Elevation 13 ft. below normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on shad near river channels. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
     
    Ft. Supply: November 17. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water murky. Walleye fair jigging at the intake. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.
     
    Watonga: November 18. Stocked 725 lbs. of rainbow trout on November 14. Report submitted by Jody Laubhan, secretary at the Byron State Fish Hatchery.
     
    SOUTHEAST
     
    Arbuckle: November 16. Elevation 4 3/4 ft. below normal, water 57-59 and clear in the main lake and stained in the upper arms. White bass excellent on CC spoons off main lake points. Crappie slow off docks and good on 1/8 oz. chartreuse/pearl jigs. Smallmouth bass being caught on jerk baits and tubes off points. Largemouth bass being caught on flukes, jigs and swim baits. Channel catfish good on dough bait and cut bait off docks. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Broken Bow: November 17. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on jigs in green pumpkin and peanut butter and jelly colors, soft plastic baits in watermelon and green pumpkin, Carolina rigs, Texas rigs and shaky heads around steeper rock banks and major creeks at 10-20 ft., on jerk baits in clown color and on topwater early and late. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Eufaula: November 17. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits around boat docks and off points. White bass slow. Blue catfish fair along shallow flats. Crappie fair along riprap and boat docks with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
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    Hugo: November 17. Elevation 2 ft. above normal. Crappie fair on minnows in the river channel. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: November 19. Elevation normal, water 68 and clear. Largemouth bass good on artificial worms and silver or blue rattletraps at 5-10 ft. along weed beds and underwater structure. Channel catfish fair on shad and liver in the inlet when water is being pumped and fair on worms and stinkbait around docks. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on minnows and jigs at 12-15 ft. in the discharge canal. Sunfish good on worms and Power Bait at 3-6 ft. and around docks. Report submitted by Dale Stites, game warden stationed in Pontotoc County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: November 17. 100 C.F.S. above the Powerhouse, call 866-494-1993 for hydroelectric release schedule, water 60 and clear. The best areas to fish are Spillway Creek, Evening Hole and Zone 2. The best access points are Beaver Lodge Nature Trail, Evening Hole Bridge and the Old Park Dam. Very few people fishing on weekdays. Caddis and Sulfurs hatching, BWOs on cloudy days. Trout spawn getting underway. High Stick presentation with nymphs in fast water. Swing soft hackles or throw streamers in deeper runs. Report submitted by Rob Woodruff, Woodruff Guide Service.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: November 14. Stocked 2,295 lbs. of rainbow trout, approximately 3,434 fish, on November 1. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Regional Office.
     
    McGee Creek: November 17. Elevation 1 3/4 ft. below normal, water 60 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits at 12-14 ft. over submerged points. Crappie fair on minnows at 10-18 ft. over submerged cedar trees off major creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
     
    Pine Creek: November 17. Elevation normal, water clear. Bass excellent on spinnerbaits and rattletraps in the back of creek channels. Crappie fair on jigs. Channel catfish good on juglines baited with shrimp. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Robber's Cave State Park: November 14. Stocked 545 lbs. of rainbow trout, approximately 809 fish on November 1. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Regional Office.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: November 19. 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.
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    Sardis: November 15. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal. Bass fair on spinnerbaits and swim baits at 6-8 ft. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 10 ft. Walleye good trolling rocks. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: November 17. Elevation 7 1/4 ft. below normal, water 64 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on plastic combination baits and plastic worms at 5-15 ft. in the upper creeks. Smallmouth bass fair to good on jigs and crankbaits at 10-20 ft. off points. White bass fair to good on live bait and shad colored crankbaits at 10-20 ft. from Johnson Creek to Little Glasses Creek. Striped bass fair to good on live bait and sassy shad at 10-20 ft. in the river channels. Blue catfish fair to good on live bait and cut shad at 10-25 ft. from Caney Creek to Sanders Island view on Red River. Channel catfish fair to good on live bait and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Catfish Bay. Crappie fair to good on live bait and jigs at 5-15 ft. in brush piles from Little Glasses and Widowmoore creeks. Sunfish fair to good on worms, shrimp and tiny tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around the fishing docks and riprap. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: November 17. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good 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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