Sept 5th, 2007

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FISHING REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 5, 2007
 
CENTRAL
 
Hefner
: Water 88 and clear. Largemouth bass being caught on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic worms from boats and shorelines. Channel catfish being caught on worms, shrimp, cut bait and stinkbait. Crappie being caught on minnows and jigs around docks. Walleye being caught trolling and jigging from boats. Report submitted by Kelly Roberson, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
 
Overholser: Water 88 and muddy. Largemouth bass being caught on crankbaits, stinkbaits and plastic worms from boats and along the shoreline. White bass being caught below the dam on worms and jigs. Crappie being caught on jigs along the shoreline. Walleye being caught on jigs from boat. Report submitted by Kelly Roberson, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
 
Wes Watkins: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 81-85 and clearing. White bass good on crankbaits while trolling, especially around sandy cove areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jig around stickups and back west around timbered areas and around structures and boat docks. Catfish good on shrimp, worms, fresh cut bait, chicken liver and assorted stinkbaits at 10-14 ft. Largemouth bass poor with a few being caught on spinnerbaits, brush hogs and other appendage baits, with some action on topwater early morning. Report submitted by M.M. Fowler, St. Gregory’s.
 
 
NORTHEAST
 
Bell Cow: Elevation normal and murky. Largemouth bass good on plastics. Catfish slow. Crappie good on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
 
Carl Blackwell: Elevation normal, water 80 and murky. Crappie fair on small minnows and small jigs. Catfish fair on live and cut bait. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.
 
Chandler: Elevation normal and murky. Largemouth bass good on plastics. Channel catfish fair on cut bait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
 
Copan: Elevation normal and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 8-10 ft. near structure. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
 
Ft. Gibson: Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal, water 87. Largemouth bass good in flooded areas on worms, salt craws and good at night on spinnerbaits under black lights. White bass good surfacing topwater lures and trolling shad and minnows over deep drop offs and around bridge structure. Catfish good on cut bait, shad, minnows and jug fishing. Report submitted by Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.
 
Grand: Elevation normal and clear. White bass good in lake streams and tributaries using spinnerbaits and spoons. Channel catfish can still be caught using juglines at 10 ft. on cut and whole shad. Report submitted by Jim Littlefield, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
 
Greenleaf: Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs and worms along creek channels and points. Catfish good on cut baits and stinkbaits on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at fishing dock and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
Hudson: Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on soft baits. White bass good on small lures around bridge pillars. Blue and channel catfish good on cut shad. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.
 
Hulah: Elevation normal and moderately clear. Crappie good on minnow and jig at 10-12 ft. near structure. Catfish fair below dam on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
 
Kaw: Elevation normal, water 86 and stained. White bass are being caught trolling crankbaits along sandy beaches and points, and white bass are still being caught under the bridges on slabs and jigs. Crappie fishing has picked up since the water has stabilized; fish are being caught at 5-15 ft. around submerged brush piles on jigs or minnows. Blue catfish are being caught in the upper end of the lake by jug fishermen using fresh cut bait or whole small shad. Flathead catfish have finished spawning, ending the noodling season. Kaw Dam has finally closed the flood gates and returned to a normal power generation schedule; fishing should remain good when Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority is releasing water. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Lower Illinois: Water 51 and clear. Largemouth bass and spotted bass fair on live bait, crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 1-5 ft. Striped bass good on shad and red fin at 1-20 ft. around woody piles and deep holes during generations. Channel catfish good on cut shad at 10-20 ft. in deep holes. Walleye and saugeye good on minnows and crankbaits at 5-10 ft. at night in deep holes and drifting. Trout excellent on wooly buggers, spinners and any color power bait at 5-10 ft. in deep moving water. Report submitted by MarVal Family Camping Resort.
 
Oologah: Elevation normal, water mid-70 and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush piles at 10-15 ft. White bass fair trolling shad-colored lures on flats near the main lake at 10- 15 ft. Largemouth bass fair on topwater baits early and late. Channel and blue catfish fair drifting shad on flats near the main channel at 20-25ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
 
Sooner: White bass fair on topwaters toward the dam. Striped bass hybrids fair on live shad and slabs in deep water. Channel catfish fair on cut and live bait in channels and off points. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
 
Tenkiller: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 89 and clear. Largemouth bass slow with some action at 20 ft. off ledges with Carolina-rigged plastic worms or large chrome crankbaits. Catfish fair at 18-21 ft. on stinkbaits. Sunfish good in coves, along bluffs or in docks on night crawlers. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.
 
Webbers Falls: Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along creek channels. Catfish good on stinkbaits, cut baits and sunfish on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at brush structure and bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
NORTHWEST
 
Canton
: Elevation 1/2 ft above normal. White bass and striped bass hybrids good drifting shad and slabs. Channel catfish good drifting shad and slabs. Channel catfish good drifting shad. Walleye good drifting night crawlers and trolling crankbaits. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
 
Ft. Supply: Elevation normal, water clear. Channel catfish good on stinkbait all over lake. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Harper County.
 
SOUTHEAST
 
Arbuckle
: Elevation normal, water 87 and stained. Crappie fair to good on marked brush piles and docks. White bass slow with some surface activity in late evening. Bass good at night on Carolina-rigged lizard. Channel catfish good. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
 
Blue River: Elevation normal, water 77 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on minnows and flies. Channel catfish fair on liver, worms and stinkbait. Report submitted by Charles Baker, technician at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
 
Broken Bow: Elevation normal and clear. Largemouth bass schooling in the morning, good on buzzbaits and at night at 8-10 ft. on worms. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines on cut shad and sunfish. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in the upper end of the lake around structure. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Eufaula: Elevation 2 ft. below normal. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and Carolina rigging off points. White bass good on topwaters early and late in the day and on slab spoons in the flats. Blue catfish good on fresh shad below the dam. Crappie fair on jigs at 15-20 ft. in standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
 
Hugo: Elevation 4 ft. above normal, water 85. Bass fair on spinners and jigs. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush. Catfish fair on cut bait. Crappie and blue catfish fair to good below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
 
Konawa: Elevation normal, water 91 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures around weed beds and off points at 4-8 ft. Channel catfish good on shad in the south coves at 5-15 ft. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
 
Lower Mountain Fork River: August 21. Zone 2 good with smallish trout but an occasional 18" - 20" fish being caught. Best flies reportedly have been: grasshoppers, egg patterns, light cahills, soft hackles, wooly buggers, prismatic emergers, hares ears and prince nymphs. Report submitted by Sid Ingram, Beavers Bend Fly Shop.
 
McGee Creek: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 87 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures along weed beds. Crappie fair over cedar brush at 16-25 ft. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
 
Pine Creek: Elevation normal and clear. Bass fair on white spinnerbaits. White bass good on white roadrunners and grubs. Crappie fair on jigs at the "old bridge". Catfish good on shad below the spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Robert S. Kerr: Elevation below normal, water 88 and murky. Largemouth bass fair at 4-8 ft. on topwater baits early in the morning and late evening, plastic baits during the day in the weeds and woody lay downs. Crappie fair at 10 ft. using minnows fishing the edges of the old creek channels. White bass fair at 6-8 ft. using crankbaits and jigs fishing the rock jetties and around the mouth of the Illinois River. Flathead and blue catfish fair at 15-20ft. using fresh cut bait and live bait fishing in the Arkansas River channel. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden stationed in 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 5 ft. above normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on topwater baits and deep diving crankbaits from the surface to 10 ft. around points. Striped and white bass fair to good on surface lures, slabs and live bait from the surface to 20 ft. at south end of lake. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, cut shad and stink baits at 10-15 ft. from Platter Flats north. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
 
Wister: Elevation normal and muddy. Largemouth bass fair to slow on soft plastic worms and topwaters. Crappie fair on live minnows around timber. Channel catfish being caught on cut shad and liver. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game Warden stationed in LeFlore County.
 
SOUTHWEST
 
Altus-Lugert: Elevation 9 ft. below normal and dropping. Irrigation canal is running. Fishing is slow. A few good-sized hybrids are being caught in deep water. Catfish are most active in the river above the low water bridge. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain State Park.
 
Ellsworth: Elevation normal with one floodgate open. Catfish fair on cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
 
Foss: Elevation 1/4 ft. below normal, water 82 and clear. Striped bass hybrids fair on live bait. Walleye slow.
White bass fair. Catfish good. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
 
Ft. Cobb: Elevation 5 1/3 ft. above normal. All fishing slow at this time. Caution is still urged while water is above normal. Report submitted by James Edwards, Jr., game warden stationed in Caddo County.
 
Waurika: Elevation 3-4 ft. above normal, water 80 and clear to the south and murky to the north. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow. Blue catfish good on fresh and cut bait. Chisholm and Wichita boat ramps are open. Report submitted by Phillip Cottrill, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.
 

 

THIS IS A PICTURE OF MY NEPHEWS FLATHEAD CATFISH CAUGHT 8-12-2007 IN SW OKLAHOMA . A BIOLOGIST MEASURED IT AND AVERAGED THE WEIGHT AT 104 LBS. THE CARCASS WEIGHED 76LBS DRIED OUT AND THE MEAT TAKEN OFF IT WEIGHED  40 LBS . SO WHO REALLY KNOWS BUT THE PICTURE DOES NOT TELL THE TRUE WEIGHT BUT AT LEAST WE GOT A PICTURE. I WISHED HE GOT THE TRUE WEIGHT. BUT HE DID CATCH IT ON ROD AND REEL WITH 50 LBS TEST LINE. IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS EMAIL ME OR CALL MY NEPHEW AT 580-429-3258 HE LIVES IN CACHE OKLAHOMA AND HIS NAME IS JUSTIN ASH . MAY BE HE CAN AT LEAST GET HIS PICTURE on YOUR WEBSITE SINCE HE CAN'T GET IN THE RECORD BOOKS. YOUR WEBSITE IS JUST AS GOOD IF NOT BETTER. I THINK THE RECORD WAS 76 OR 78 LBS HE WOULD HAVE BLOWN IT AWAY BY AT LEAST 30 LBS. THANK YOU REGGY COMBS.

 

 

 

 

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