Oklahoma Fishing Report September 17 2014

Oklahoma Fishing Report Sept. 17, 2014

CENTRAL

Arcadia: September 17. Elevation above normal, water 73 and clear to murky. White bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and worms. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and worms. Striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and worms. Crappie slow to good on minnows, jigs, worms and niblets at 8-13 ft. along rocky points, brush piles and docks. Catfish slow on cut bait, worms and blood bait. Report submitted by Sheila Hutton, Lake Arcadia.

Wes Watkins: September 15. Elevation below normal. Crappie slow on minnows around standing timber. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: September 16. Elevation below average, water murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Channel catfish slow on stinkbait and punch bait along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Carl Blackwell: September 17. Elevation below normal, water 73 and clearing. Largemouth bass fair on jigs, jerk baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits with Colorado blades at 2-8 ft. in coves, points and standing timber. White bass, striped bass hybrids and saugeye fair on lipless baits, minnows, slabs, goldfish and soft plastic jerk baits at 1-5 ft. in channels, along shorelines, flats and the ski point shoreline. Crappie good on minnows, tube jigs, jigs and live bait at 3-15 ft. around docks, riprap and rocks. Channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, punch bait, worms, minnows, live bait and goldfish at 2 ft. off the bottom in creek channels, along shorelines and Beaver Cove. Sunfish slow on worms, topwater lures, nymphs and Power Bait at 1/2-2 ft. along docks, shallows, rocks and brush piles. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny.

Chandler: September 16. Elevation below normal, water murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around docks. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver and stinkbait along docks and shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and small lures along riprap. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Ft. Gibson: September 16. Elevation above normal, water 81 and clear. Channel catfish good drifting and on juglines baited with live shad and hotdogs at 10-15 ft. in the main lake and along flats. White bass fair on slabs, spoons and in-line spinnerbaits at 8 ft. along flats, points and the main lake and on white rooster tails along windy points around the state park. Crappie fair on jigs and live bait at 15 ft. around brush structure. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and topwater lures at 8 ft. around brush structure, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Rick Stafford.

Greenleaf: September 16. Elevation normal, water 72 and clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, bill baits and salt crawls in watermelon and pumpkin seed around brush structure, rocky points and moss beds. Catfish good on cut bait and liver on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-18 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Kaw: September 15. Elevation below normal, water 81 and clear. Walleye slow on crankbaits and rouges at 10-18 ft. around points, rocks and riprap. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait, worms and shad at 1-6 ft. along flats, river channel and river mouth. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and tube jigs at 12-20 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits, topwater lures, spoons and shad from the surface to 30 ft. around riprap, points, the main lake and big water humps. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Keystone: September 2. Elevation below average, water 84. White bass excellent on surface with top water lures. White Bass surfacing all morning. Crappie excellent in rocks on minnows at 5-20 ft. Blue catfish good in channels on cut bait. Largemouth bass good along shorelines on plastics. Striped bass good along humps on shad at 20 ft. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: September 15. Elevation normal, water 60s and clear. Trout slow on in-line spinnerbaits and Power Bait in the tail waters, below the dam, in deep holes with no water running and in eddies with current. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: September 15. Elevation above normal, water 75 and murky. White bass fair trolling crankbaits along flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush structure. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 5-8 ft. along rocks. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait at 20 ft. in the river channel. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: September 15. Elevation below normal, water low 80s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around standing timber. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Tenkiller: September 15. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 80-82 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on topwater lures, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 3-5 ft. around brush structure, the main lake and points. Crappie fair on minnows, tube jigs and hair jigs at 10-20 ft. around docks and brush structure. Channel and blue catfish good on punch bait, shad and cut bait at 7-27 ft. in the main lake, around points and creek channels; drift in shallower water and anchor in deeper water with punch bait. Sunfish and bluegill good on worm-tipped jigs around docks and coves. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, OK.

Webbers Falls: September 16. Elevation normal, water 73 and murky. Largemouth bass good on salt crawls, bill baits and spinnerbaits in chartreuse at 4-5 ft. along shorelines. Catfish good on sunfish and fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-18 ft. around brush structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: September 13. Elevation below normal, water 78 and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits, slabs and shad at 4-10 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: September 13. Elevation 8 ft. below normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on buzz baits, topwater lures, crankbaits and pearl colored flukes from the surface to 15 ft. in creek channels, points and the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and grubs at 6-28 ft. around brush structure and state brush piles. White bass fair on lipless baits, grubs and spoons from the surface to 12 ft. in the main lake, around points and riprap; some white bass are chasing minnows and shad during the evening hours on sunny days and spoons and slabs at 35 ft. along drop-offs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Eufaula: September 14. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on deep running crankbaits and plastic baits around deeper points. White bass fair trolling crankbaits off flats. Blue catfish fair drifting fresh shad along flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridges and around standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Robert S. Kerr: September 15. Elevation normal, water 85. Largemouth bass slow on bill baits, spinnerbaits and flukes along coves, riprap and shorelines. Striped and white bass fair on Alabama rigs, live bait and bill baits below the dam and in the river channel. Blue, channel and flathead catfish excellent on cut bait, live bait and dough bait along shallows, flats and the river channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: September 14. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on buzz baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 5-20 ft. along brush structure, creek channels and riprap. Striped and white bass good on live shad, sassy shad, slabs and topwater lures at 10-20 ft. in the main lake, the river channel and coves. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, stinkbait and worms at 10-20 ft. along creek channels, riprap and cleaning stations. Crappie and sunfish fair on minnows, tube jigs and small lures at 5-20 ft. around docks, creek channels and brush structure. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

SOUTHWEST

Tom Steed: September 16. Elevation below normal, water 76. Blue and channel catfish slow on shad and punch bait on bottom along flats. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: September 15. Elevation below normal, water 79. Channel and blue catfish fair on stinkbait and shad in the main lake and around points. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.

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