Oklahoma Fishing Report September 24 2014

Oklahoma Fishing Report September 24, 2014

CENTRAL

Arcadia: September 24. Elevation above normal, water 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.

Hefner: September 22. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and topwater lures at 3-8 ft. along riprap and coves. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on grubs, sassy shad and gay blades at 6-10 ft. around points and riprap. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. along riprap and docks. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, punch bait and cut bait along riprap and the dam. Flathead catfish good on live bait at 6-10 ft. along riprap. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: September 21. Elevation below normal, water 80 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and Power Bait around brush structure, docks and standing timber. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, stinkbait and worms. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and tube jigs around standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Carl Blackwell: September 23. Elevation below normal, water 71 and stained. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on jerk baits, tube jigs, rouges and shaky head lures at 2-7 ft. along coves, points, docks the cove west of Fox Run Bridge. White bass, striped bass hybrids and saugeye fair on live bait, slabs, crankbaits and minnows at 2-7 ft. along riprap, creek channels, flats and Fox Run Bridge; the Fox Run Bridge is the easiest bank accessible area to fish, however, the best results will come from the main lake channels and flats. Crappie good on live bait, jigs, hair jigs, tube jigs, small crankbaits and in-line spinnerbaits at 9-14 ft. around docks, brush structure, standing timber and along the dam. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, live bait, chicken liver and dough bait at 1-8 ft. in the main lake, around rocks and docks. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny.

Chandler: September 21. Elevation below normal, water 80 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around docks. Channel catfish fair on worms, stinkbait and sunfish along shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on in-line spinnerbaits along shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: September 20. Elevation normal, water 79 and clearing. Blue and channel catfish slow on live bait, shad and worms at 6-10 ft. in the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Greenleaf: September 22. Elevation normal, water 71 and clear. Largemouth bass good on weed-less jigs in moss beds and on Biffle Bugs and salt craws along shorelines, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-17 ft. around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hulah: September 20. Elevation normal, water 79 and clearing. Channel and blue catfish slow on chicken liver, shad and worms at 3-8 ft. along channels, riprap and the main lake. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: September 23. Elevation below normal, water 79 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits, topwater lures and spinnerbaits from the surface to 6 ft. along rocks. 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 Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: September 23. Elevation below normal, water 76. Blue catfish good on cut bait in channels. Striped bass good on topwater lures along shallows. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: September 21. Elevation normal, water 55-65 and murky. Trout good on Power Bait and small lures below the dam, in the upper Watts area and deep holes. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: September 21. Elevation above normal, water 70 and murky. White bass fair trolling crankbaits at 10-15 ft. along flats. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 5-8 ft. around rocks. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: September 22. Elevation below normal, water upper 70s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits at 10-20 ft. along shorelines. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Tenkiller: September 22. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 78 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, topwater lures and plastic baits at 3-25 ft. in the main lake, around points and shorelines; topwater lures early and crankbaits and soft plastic baits later. White bass fair on jigs, spoons and in-line spinnerbaits on the surface in the main lake, along shorelines and around points early and late. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, punch bait and dough bait at 7-27 ft. around points, creek channels and flats; drift shallow water with cut baits and anchor in deeper water and use dough bait and punch bait. Crappie fair on hair jigs, tube jigs and minnows at 15-25 ft. around docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, OK.

Webbers Falls: September 22. Elevation normal, water 71 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and bill baits along riprap, brush structure and creek channels. Catfish good on fresh cut bait, sunfish and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair at 12-15 ft. around brush structure and bridges. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: September 20. Elevation below normal, water 74 and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on slabs and crankbaits at 4-10 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: September 21. Elevation 8 ft. below normal and dropping, water 78 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on topwater lures, jigs and crankbaits from the surface to 19 ft. in the main lake, around brush structure and in the river channels; fishing for bass has been slow but better on overcast days. Crappie fair on grubs, minnows and jigs at 25 ft. around brush structure, in the main lake, creek channels and state brush piles; lots of patience is needed, best early morning. White bass fair on slabs, spoons, jigs and CC spoons at 30 ft. in channels, creek channels, the main lake and creek bends. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Eufaula: September 21. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits around points. White bass fair trolling flats. Blue catfish fair drifting fresh shad along 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 22. Elevation normal, water 85. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, small lures and plastic baits around brush structure, points and shorelines. Striped bass fair on Alabama rigs, live shad and cut bait below the dam and in the river channel. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, live bait, dough bait and shrimp along the river channel, flats and the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure, coves and points. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: September 21. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on topwater lures, plastic baits and crankbaits at 5-20 ft. around brush structure, riprap and creek channels. Striped and white bass good on topwater lures, live shad, sassy shad and slabs at 10-25 ft. in the main lake, coves, river channel, ledges on the river channel and the cleaning stations. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, stinkbait and worms at 10-20 ft. along riprap, creek channels, coves and cleaning stations. Crappie and sunfish fair on minnows, small lures, tube jigs and worms at 5-20 ft. around brush structure, docks and creek channels. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

SOUTHWEST

Foss: September 23. Elevation 18 ft. below normal, water 80s and clear. The main ramp is open at the marina. Striped bass hybrids and largemouth bass good on live bait. Catfish fair to good on stinkbait. Crappie slow to fair. Walleye slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Tom Steed: September 23. Elevation below normal, water 76 and murky. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait on bottom and along flats. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: September 22. Elevation below normal, water 79. Blue and channel catfish fair on stinkbait in the main lake. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.

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