DoWC News Release

Fishing Report for September 9, 2015

 
Seven-year-old Albany Everhart caught this nice largemouth bass at Draper Lake over the Labor Day weekend. Share your photos with us on Facebook and Twitter.
CENTRAL
 
Draper: September 7. Elevation below normal, water 79 and stained. Crappie slow on minnows around docks. Channel and blue catfish slow on punch bait around points. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
Hefner: September 8. Elevation normal, water 82-84 and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on lipless baits, sassy shad, grubs and chrome gay blades at 3-6 ft. around points and the main lake early and late. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and buzz baits along shorelines. Channel and blue catfish good on punch bait and cut bait at 6-20 ft. along riprap. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs along docks and riprap. Walleye slow on lipless baits and grubs around points and the main lake. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.
Overholser: September 6. Elevation normal, water murky to muddy. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait, live bait and stinkbait in the main lake and along shorelines. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
Thunderbird: September 7. Elevation below normal, water 79 and stained. Largemouth bass, Saugeye and white bass slow on crankbaits and plastic baits around points. Crappie slow on minnows around docks. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
Wes Watkins: September 8. Elevation normal, water clear. White bass slow on crankbaits and sassy shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.
NORTHEAST
 
Bell Cow: September 7. Elevation normal, water 91 and murky. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and plastic baits at 7-10 ft. around standing timber. White bass slow on 1/8 ounce rattletraps around points. Crappie slow on minnows around docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
Birch: September 7. Elevation normal, water 80s and clear. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. around docks. Report submitted by Cody Plunkett, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Chandler: September 7. Elevation normal, water 91 and murky. Sunfish slow on worms around docks. Crappie slow on minnows around docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
Ft. Gibson: September 7. Elevation above normal, water 84 and clear. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on live shad and cut bait on bottom along flats and the main lake. White bass good on in-line spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 6-15 ft. around points and the main lake. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits and spinnerbaits along shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.
Grand: September 7. Elevation normal, water 79 and clear. Crappie good on minnows at 10-15 ft. around docks. White bass good on 1/8 ounce Go Go minnows in the main lake and around points. Blue and channel catfish good drifting cut shad and on juglines at 10-30 ft. along flats and the main lake. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
Greenleaf: September 8. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, weed beds and creek channels. Channel catfish slow on cut bait, worms and stinkbait along coves and shallows. Bluegill good on worms, grubs and grasshoppers along weed beds, docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
Hudson: September 7. Elevation 1 ft. above normal and falling, water 82. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, live shad and worms at 5-12 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and around points. White bass fair on crankbaits, small lures and minnows at 7-13 ft. in the main lake, around points and below the dam. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, topwater lures, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-10 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.
Keystone: September 8. Elevation above normal, water 80. Catfish good on cut bait below the dam. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits along coves. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.
 
Lower Illinois: September 6. Elevation normal, water 70-75 and dingy. Trout slow on PowerBait and worms below the dam. Trout stocking is suspended until further notice. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.
McMurtry: September 8. Elevation normal, water 79 and semi clear. White bass good on minnows and crankbaits at 4-6 ft. in the main lake, rocks and sandbar. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush structure and docks. Channel catfish good on chicken liver from the bottom to 6 ft. around brush structure, docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Jared Avilez.
Oologah: September 6. Elevation normal, water 84 and murky. White bass fair trolling crankbaits at 5-15 ft. along flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-12 ft. around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines and drift fishing with cut bait and shad at 15-25 ft. along flats. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
 
Skiatook: September 7. Elevation below normal, water lower 80s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County
Sooner: September 8. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass, striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on live shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
Webbers Falls: September 8. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush structure, points and creek channels. Flathead and blue catfish fair on live shad, sunfish and goldfish below the dam and in the river channel. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
NORTHWEST
 
Canton: September 5. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits, slabs and shad at 7-12 ft. in the main lake. Channel catfish good on crawfish, shrimp and shad at 8-15 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
 
SOUTHEAST
 
Arbuckle: September 6. Elevation normal, water 82 and stained to clear. Smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, lipless baits, flukes and tube baits from the surface to 6 ft. around brush structure, rocks and riprap; topwater lures best at first light and crankbaits later in the day. Crappie, bluegill and sunfish slow on jigs, hair jigs, grubs, spoons and minnows from the surface to 34 ft. around brush structure, docks and the main lake. White bass slow on flukes, spinnerbaits and lipless baits along coves, shallows and the main lake. Channel catfish good on dough bait, shrimp, nymphs and punch bait at 20 ft. along creek channels, the main lake, channels and baited holes. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
Eufaula: September 6. Elevation normal, water clearing. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-20 ft. around points, riprap and docks. White bass fair on minnows, jigs and slabs along flats and bridges. Blue catfish fair on shad, stinkbait and punch bait at 5-20 ft. in the creek channels and the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs around bridges and channels. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
Konawa: September 6. Elevation below normal, water 89 and clear. Largemouth bass good on jerk baits, crankbaits and plastic baits at 4-12 ft. along coves, weed beds and creek channels. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms, stinkbait and dough bait at 8-16 ft. along creek channels, points and the inlet. White bass fair on crankbaits, sassy shad, tube jigs and shad at 10-16 ft. around points, the main lake and the inlet. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
 
Murray: September 8. Elevation normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on tube jigs, plastic baits and topwater lures from the surface to 20 ft. around points, weed beds and creek channels. White bass fair on jigs, sassy shad, crankbaits and topwater lures from the surface to 20 ft. in the main lake, around points and creek channels. Sunfish and bluegill fair on jigs, worms, small lures and minnows at 4-12 ft. around docks, rocks and weed beds. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
 
Robert S. Kerr: September 6. Elevation normal, water slightly stained. Largemouth bass good on shad colored crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 6-8 ft. along coves and creek channels. Flathead and blue catfish slow on juglines and drift fishing with shad and shrimp at 10 ft. along the river channel and main lake. Crappie slow on minnows at 5 ft. around standing timber. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
Texoma: September 6. Elevation normal, water 84 and mostly clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on topwater lures, plastic baits and crankbaits from the surface to 20 ft. along creek channels, shorelines and riprap. Striped and white bass good on topwater lures, live shad, sassy shad, ghost minnows and pencil poppers from the surface to 25 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and coves. Channel catfish good on live bait, stinkbait, cut bait and ghost minnows at 5-20 ft. below the dam, along riprap and coves. Crappie and sunfish fair on minnows, tube jigs and small lures at 5-10 ft. around docks, creek channels and brush structure. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
 
SOUTHWEST
 
Ellsworth: September 6. Elevation above normal, water 84 and murky. Blue and flathead catfish slow on cut bait, shad and chicken liver around points and rocks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
Foss: September 9. Elevation 6 ft. below normal with gates closed, water 70s and clear. Striped bass hybrids good on live bait and shad colored lures in deep water. Catfish fair on liver and shrimp. White bass fair on live bait around the fishing dock on the south side boat ramp. Walleye slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B&K Bait House.
Ft. Cobb: September 7. Elevation normal, water 81. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait in the main lake. Striped bass hybrids slow on live shad in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed Cotton County.
Lawtonka: September 6. Elevation above normal, water 84 and clear. White bass slow on jigs, small lures and punch bait around points, riprap and rocks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
 
Tom Steed: September 8. Elevation normal, water 74. Blue and channel catfish slow on stinkbait at 5-10 ft. along flats. All fishing slow. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.
Waurika: September 7. Elevation normal, water 79. Blue and channel catfish slow on chicken liver, stinkbait and cut bait in the main lake and along shorelines. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.
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