Sept 12th, 2007

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FISHING REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 12, 2007
 
CENTRAL
 
Arcadia: Elevation above normal. Largemouth bass good on cut bait. Channel catfish good on cut shad. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
 
Hefner: Water 88 and clear. Largemouth bass being caught on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and topwaters along shoreline and docks. Channel catfish being caught on chicken liver, cut bait and worms in coves. Crappie being caught on minnows and jigs around docks. Walleye being caught on minnows and worms around boat docks. Saugeye being caught on minnows, worms and deep diving crankbaits. Report submitted by Kelly Roberson, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
 
Overholser: Water 88 and muddy. White bass and striped bass hybrids being caught on jigs below the dam on cut baits. Channel catfish being caught on stinkbait and cut bait along the shoreline. Report submitted by Kelly Roberson, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
 
Wes Watkins: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 77-82 and murky, with some clearing in main body of lake. Catfish good on chicken livers, fresh cut bait, worms, minnows and bait shrimps in deeper water, especially around dam. White bass fair while trolling around beach areas and around dam in deeper water. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structures and in timber area at west end of lake. Largemouth bass poor but some action with spinnerbaits, whodaddies, worms and assorted darker-colored soft plastics; some action early morning and evening on topwater lures. Report submitted by M. M. Fowler, St. Gregory’s.
 
NORTHEAST
 
Bell Cow: Elevation normal and muddy. Largemouth bass good on plastics. Channel catfish slow. Crappie good on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
 
Birch: Elevation normal, water in the mid-70s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows around brush and other structure at 10-15 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
 
Chandler: Water muddy. Largemouth bass good on plastics and spinners. Channel catfish slow. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
 
Copan: Elevation is slightly above normal and murky. 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 1 ft. below normal, water 82 and rising. Largemouth bass good at night on jigs, salt craws and stick bait. Catfish good around running water in small creeks on cut shad, worms and punch bait. Report submitted by Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.
 
Grand: Elevation normal and clear. Channel catfish still being taken on jug lines in river channel. White bass being taken in lake tributaries using spinner baits and spoons. Report submitted by Jim Littlefield, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
 
Greenleaf: Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs, worms and chatter bait. Channel catfish good on stinkbaits and cut baits on bottom at the spillway. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at brush structure and fishing dock. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
Hudson: Elevation 1 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass good on soft baits and spinnerbaits. White bass good on minnows and small lures around brush piles and rocky points. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.
 
Hulah: Elevation is slightly above normal and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. near structure. Catfish is 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, also 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. Fishing below the dam has slowed. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Keystone: Elevation 6 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky to muddy. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and flipping tube jigs at 4-8 ft. at flooded points with buck brush. Smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits and three-inch pumpkin and chartreuse tube jigs at 6-10 ft. at flooded rocky points. Spotted bass good on fire tiger crankbaits and six-inch June bug worms at 6-10 ft. along steep rock banks. White bass fair on small spoons and minnows at 6-10 ft. at bridge areas and deep coves. Striped bass fair on buck tails and wild-eye shad at 3-5 ft. below dam. Channel catfish good on worms and stinkbaits at 4-8 ft. at backs at coves. Blue catfish good on cut shad and punch baits at 6-10 ft. at mouths of coves to halfway back. Flathead catfish fair on goldfish and live shad at 6-10 ft. at riprap areas. Crappie good on chartreuse jigs and minnows at 10-18 ft. at docks and brush piles. Report submitted by Larry Sellers, Woody’s Bait and Tackle.
 
Lower Illinois: Water 51 and clear. Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass good on live bait, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, big rooster tails at 1-5 ft. along the shoreline. Striped bass good on red fin at 1-20 ft. in deep holes and around wood piles. Channel catfish good on cut shad at 10-20 ft. in deep holes at the mouth of the Illinois River where it meets the Arkansas River and at 5-10 ft. around flat surfaces. Walleye and saugeye good on bright-colored crankbaits at 5-10 ft. at night in deep holes. Trout excellent on woolly buggers and roostertails at 5-10 ft. in deep holes and moving water. Report submitted by MarVal Family Camping Resort.
 
Oologah: Elevation normal, water in the mid-70s and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles at 10-15 ft. White bass fair trolling shad-colored lures on flats on the main lake at 10-15 ft. White bass fair on jigs below the dam. 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.
 
Webbers Falls: Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on jigs and worms along creek channels and off riprap. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, cut bait and sunfish on bottom and mud flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at brush structure and bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
SOUTHEAST
 
Arbuckle: Elevation normal, water 83 and stained. Channel catfish hitting dough bait at mouth of coves. White bass are chasing shad; use topwater or wiggle-tailed grubs. Crappie good on brush piles and docks. Bass good on topwaters and drop shot. Bass are feeding on shad over most of lake. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
 
Blue River: Elevation normal, water 74 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on minnows and flies. Channel catfish fair to good on worms and liver. Report submitted by Charles Baker, technician at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
 
Broken Bow: Elevation rising. Largemouth bass good flipping soft plastic worms around brush, structure and off points. Channel catfish good on cut bait or whole bluegill on trotlines or juglines. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Eufaula: Elevation 1 ft. above normal and murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastics baits and spinnerbaits off points. White bass good on topwaters on the flats on slab spoons. Blue catfish good on fresh shad below the dam and standing timber at 10-20 ft. Crappie fair on minnows or jigs at 10-20 ft. around standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
 
Hugo: Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 85. Largemouth bass fair on plastics and spinners along button brush. Crappie fair to good on minnows along structure at 15-25 ft. Catfish fair on cut bait in creek channels. Below the dam, crappie good on jigs at 9-11 ft. Blue catfish good to excellent on shad in moving water. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
 
Konawa: Elevation normal, water 88 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms around weed beds and off points at 5-10 ft. Channel catfish fair on shad along points and roadbeds at 10-12 ft. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
 
Lower Mountain Fork River: The best areas have been Spillway Creek, Lost Creek, and in zone 2. The list of good flies are soft hackles, wooly buggers, grasshoppers, ants, prismatic emergers, egg patterns and San Juan worms. 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. Watch for schooling bass breaking the surface. Then cast shallow-running, shad-colored lures to catch them. Crappie fair over cedar brush at 16-25 ft. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
 
Murray: Elevation above normal, water 84. Bass good early mornings and in the evenings on jerk baits and worms. White bass fair early mornings on topwaters. Channel catfish fair. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
 
Pine Creek: Elevation above normal, water murky. Bass fair on topwater baits in the morning in the upper end of the lake. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around flooded timber. Catfish good on cut shad on trotlines. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Robert S. Kerr: Elevation normal, water 87 and murky. Largemouth bass fair at 5-8 ft. using topwater baits early morning and late evening. Crappie fair at 10 ft. using minnows fishing the edge of the old creek channels. White bass fair at 6-8 ft. using shad imitation crankbaits fishing near the mouth of the Illinois River and off the rock jetties. Blue catfish fair to good using fresh cut bait drift fishing in the old river channel. Flathead catfish fair at 20-25 ft. using live bait jug fishing the old river and creek channels. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden for 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 2 1/2 ft. above normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass has been fair to good on topwater lures and deep diving crankbaits from the surface at 15 ft. near the riprap. Striped bass and white bass fair to good on surface lures, live bait and slabs from the surface to 20 ft. in the river channels. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on minnows, worms and catfish baits at 10-15 ft. from Platter flats to the Washita River. Crappie fair to good on minnows at boat docks at 5-10 ft. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
 
Wister: Elevation 2 ft. above normal and rising, water muddy. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic worms and topwater lures. Crappie fair on live minnows around timber. Channel catfish fair on cut shad and liver. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game Warden stationed in LeFlore County.
 
SOUTHWEST
 
Altus-Lugert: Elevation 9 1/2 ft. below normal and dropping. Irrigation canal is running. Fishing is very slow with a few good-sized striped bass hybrids being caught in deep water. Catfish are most active in the river above the low water bridges. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain State Park.
 
Ellsworth: Elevation normal and murky. One floodgate open. Catfish good behind the dam and in the lake on cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
 
Foss: Elevation 1 ft. above normal and inflow good. Water temp around 80 degrees. Striped bass hybrids, white bass and walleye slow. Catfish and crappie fair. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
 
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. Report submitted by Phillip Cottrill, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.

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 This fish weighed 102 lbs it was out of the water for almost an hour before it was weighed in, Kevin the Johnston county game warden said it would have went over 110 lbs if weighed right then. Gary Deaton from Tishomingo Oklahoma caught this fish on a trotline on 9-14-07

 

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