CENTRAL

Arcadia: September 16. Elevation below normal. Catfish fair on liver, punch bait, stinkbait and red worms from mid-day to evening. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs early to mid-day. Report submitted by Chance Whiteley, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Hefner: September 17. Elevation below normal and dropping, water 73-80 and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on grubs, sassy shad and gay blades at 6-15 ft. wading points and the dam. Channel catfish good on prepared baits and lipless lures at 6-15 ft. along the east shore and the dam. Blue catfish fair tight lining cut bait at 20 ft. in deeper areas of the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. Walleye fair on grubs, sassy shad and gay blades at 6-15 ft. wading points and the dam. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: September 17. Elevation below normal. Catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait near the dam. Striped bass hybrids slow to fair on jigs along the south side of the lake. Report by David Rempe, game warden in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

NORTHEAST

Copan: September 18. Elevation normal, water 80s and clearing. Anglers should be aware of increasing amounts of blue green algae around the lake. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. from boats around the lake as well as from the new fishing dock at Copan Point. Catfish slow on juglines baited with cut shad, sunfish and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: September 18. Elevation 10 1/2 ft. below normal, water 75 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-14 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on plastic worms. Bluegill fair on crickets and worms. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: September 16. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 82 and stained. White bass good on white rooster tails and two-inch crankbaits while casting and trolling around windy points. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms and crankbaits at 5-15 ft. Catfish good drifting whole shad Carolina-rigged with OOO hooks in the flat around Paradise Cove area. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around docks and structure. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Grand: September 16. Elevation 2 ft. below normal. Largemouth bass good on worms and crankbaits off points. White bass fair. Catfish excellent on fresh cut bait at 50-60 ft. drifting. Crappie fair at 10-20 ft. around brush below docks. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: September 18. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and spinnerbaits along shallow flats. White bass schooling. Report submitted by Mike’s Outdoors.

Hudson: September 19. Elevation 1 above normal. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and spinnerbaits. Blue catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait at the edge of the river channel. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 15-18 ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: Sept 18. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clearing. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. Catfish slow on worms below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: September 17. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. White bass good on crankbaits and small jigs along windy beaches and the Sarge Creek Bridge at night. Striped bass hybrids good below the dam when running water. Blue catfish fair in the upper Arkansas River and good north of Washunga Bay Bridge on earth worms and fresh cut shad. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around deep standing timber. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Keystone: September 18. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 70. Catfish excellent on juglines baited with cut bait at 25 ft. White bass good trolling white grubs in shallows. Crappie fair on minnows at 20 ft. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: September 17. Elevation normal, water 54 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures in coves. White bass fair on spinnerbaits and jigs at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Striped bass good on live trout and shad at 1-4 ft. in the deep branch. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Trout excellent fly fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom from the dam to Gore Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Oologah: September 16. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water mid to upper 70s and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs 8-12 ft. around brush piles and standing timber. Blue catfish fair on shad and livers around standing timber in the north end of the lake. White bass fair trolling shad colored crankbaits at 10-15 ft. in near creek channels. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Sooner: September 17. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on slabs and live shad on the cold water side of the lake. Catfish fair on cut bait and live bait in channels. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: September 18. Elevation slightly above normal, water 73 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Webbers Falls: September 18. Largemouth bass good on square bill crankbaits in the main river. White bass excellent in the main channel where shad are schooling. Report submitted by Mike’s Outdoors.

NORTHWEST

Canton: September 15. Elevation 8 ft. below normal, water clear. Channel catfish good on stinkbait along dam. Crappie fair on jigs near deep brush. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair trolling crankbaits and drifting slabs near drop-offs. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: September 15. Elevation 3 1/4 ft. below normal, water 78-81 and warmer upper ends of creeks. Bass good on pearl flukes, shaky heads, Texas-rigged eight-inch worms topwater early and late especially on cloudy days. White bass good long johns and smaller shad jigs while chasing shad. Crappie good on small chartreuse jigs at 12 ft. moving from the deep-water brush to shallows. Channel catfish being caught on shrimp and dough baits. Sunfish being caught on black gnat flies. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: September 18. Elevation normal, water 70 and clear. Smallmouth and spotted bass good on small crankbaits and topwater lures in larger pools around structure. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, stinkbait and minnows around current in large pools. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: September 16. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair to good on soft plastic in deeper water around rocky points and structure early and late. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with sunfish. Crappie good on soft plastic grubs and minnows at 15-20 ft. around structure, points and mouths of creeks. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: September 16. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic worms and crankbaits off points and rocky areas. White bass good on topwater lures around windy points and flats early and late. Blue catfish good on shad drifting shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridges, around standing timber and along riprap. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: September 16. Elevation 7 ft. below normal. Boating is extremely hazardous, only one boat ramp is open. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: September 15. Elevation 1 1/4 ft. below normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and crankbaits at 10-15 ft. in the discharge canal and creek channels around schooling fish early and late. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on jigs and spoons at 15-20 ft. along creek channels and road beds. Catfish fair on shad at 5-10 ft. around points. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: September 16. Zone I – Grasshoppers and midges doing well throughout the park. Zone II – Good on nymphs and wooly buggers in the early morning. Report submitted by Jesse King, Three Rivers Fly Shop.

McGee Creek: September 16. Elevation 3 3/4 ft. below normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on Carolina-rigged soft plastic baits and Chatter Baits at 6-18 ft. and good on topwater baits early and late for schooling bass. Crappie good on minnows 16-20 ft. over cedar brush piles in creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: September 17. Elevation below normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good early and late. White bass slow to fair on topwater lures when chasing shad in the evenings. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, stinkbait and worms. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around structure, brush piles and below docks. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: September 16. Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass fair on deep diving crankbaits near points. Crappie excellent on jigs around structures. Catfish fair good on juglines baited with chicken liver or cut shad. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: September 18. Largemouth and spotted bass good on spinnerbaits, swim baits and crankbaits at 2-10 ft. around banks and grass beds early mornings. Crappie fair around deeper submerged brush. White bass and striped bass good on minnows and shad crankbaits up river in deeper holes and around rock ledges. Channel and blue catfish excellent on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait at 12-20 ft. close to creek and river channels. Flathead catfish good on live bait at 9-14 ft. in the lake and up the Canadian River. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Robert S. Kerr: September 18. Elevation normal, water murky. Bass good on soft plastics and crankbaits. Catfish good on cut bait, shad and earthworms. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around submerged brush piles. Report submitted by Leland Sockey, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: September 14. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass fair to good on plastic worms, spinnerbaits and topwater lures at 2-7 ft. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and dead minnows. Crappie fair to good on live minnows at 16-18 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: September 16. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on surface lures, crankbaits ad plastic worms at 5-15 ft. in the creek channels and around under water brush. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, surface lures and sassy shad at 10-30 ft. from Burns Run to Caney Creek. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, stinkbait and worms at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Platter Flats. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. in the upper creeks in brush piles and around fish attractors. Sunfish fair to good on worms, shrimp and small tube jigs at 5-15 ft. around the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: September 16. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass slow on deep diving crankbaits. Crappie slow on white tail grubs at 15-20 ft. Catfish fair on juglines baited with sunfish, cut bait and liver. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Altus-Lugert: September 16. Elevation 25 3/4 ft. below normal and falling slowly. The cooler weather has improved the fishing. Walleye being caught on minnows. Catfish and carp also being caught from lake. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain Nature Park.

Ellsworth: September 16. Elevation 12 ft. below normal, water murky. Catfish fair on cut bait off rocky points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: September 18. Elevation 10 ft. below normal with gates closed, water 70s and clear. Striped bass hybrid fair drifting live bait. Walleye slow to fair on live bait. Catfish good on worms and shrimp in channels. Crappie fair around docks. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Lawtonka: September 16. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water clear. White bass hybrids fair to good on minnows and spinnerbaits at the pipeline morning and evening. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Waurika: September 17. Elevation 9 ft. below normal, water murky to muddy. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut shad, grasshoppers, stinkbait, worms, liver and shrimp along windy points and shorelines. Blue catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait and hotdogs in the main part of the lake. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Cotton County.

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