Fishing Reports - Northeast

picture of a map of the northeast region of Oklahoma 1. Birch
2. Carl Blackwell
3. Copan
4. Eucha
5. Ft. Gibson
6. Grand
7. Greenleaf
8. Hudson
9. Hulah
10. Kaw
11. Keystone
12. Oologah
13. Pawhuska
14. Skiatook
15. Sooner
16. Spavinaw
17. Tenkiller
18. Webbers Falls
19. Lower Illinois River
20. Bell Cow
21. Chandler
22. McMurtry


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.


Birch: April 15. Elevation normal, water mid 50s and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 3-5 ft. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Carl Blackwell: September 30. Elevation below normal, water 76 and stained. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, live bait, lipless baits, black and purple Colorado bladed spinnerbaits, plastic baits and spoons at 2-5 ft. in coves, around points and shorelines of the dam. White bass, striped bass hybrids and saugeye good on live bait, crankbaits, spoons, sassy shad, in-line spinnerbaits, slabs and nightcrawlers at 1-6 ft. in creek channels, flats, the main lake and Fox Run Bridge. Channel and flathead catfish fair on live bait, grasshoppers, dough bait, crankbaits and cut bait at 2-8 ft. around docks, rocks, shorelines and over the point west of the crappie dock along the shoreline. Crappie good on live bait, jigs in black/chartreuse and black/pink, in-line spinnerbaits, spoons and small lures at 2-16 ft. around docks, standing timber, brush structure and submerged brush structure. 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.


Eucha: May 6. Elevation normal, water 66 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and crankbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.


Ft. Gibson: September 28. Elevation above normal, water 78 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 8 ft. along riprap and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in black and chartreuse at 12-15 ft. around docks and brush structure. White bass fair on white rooster tails, in-line spinnerbaits and spoons at 8-12 ft. around points, shallows and the main lake; fishing the windy south facing points around the lake using the white rooster tails. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on live shad, cut bait and worms at 8-20 ft. along the river channel, flats to the north and east of Long Bay, flats east of Snug Harbor and the area around the north boat ramp at Rocky Point. Report submitted by Rick Stafford.


Grand: August 31. Elevation below average, water 88. Largemouth bass fair in main lake and points on worms and crankbait. Blue and channel catfish fair in main lake on shad. White bass good on flats on jigs and minnows. Crappie fair in brush structure and docks on jigs and minnows. Paddlefish slow in main lake on snagging. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware 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.


Hudson: August 25. Elevation normal, water 82. Largemouth bass and crappie slow on plastic baits at 10-18 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.


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 30. Elevation below average, water 78 and clear. Carp good on punch bait, worms and dough bait around flats and shallows. 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 30. Elevation normal, water 60-65 and murky. Trout good on small lures and Power Bait below the dam, in the tailwater, channels, Watts area and deep holes. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.


McMurtry:  September 29. Elevation below normal, water mostly clear. Channel catfish good on sunfish, chicken liver and minnows at 7-12 ft.; bigger fish have been caught on floats at 8-10 ft. mid-afternoon. Saugeye fair on cut bait and sunfish at 8-12 ft. around docks and on live sunfish at the west dock mid-morning. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 6-12 ft. around docks, standing timber and the spillway; crappie are beginning to become more active as the water temperatures slowly drop. Report submitted by Jared Avilez, Park Operations Manager at Lake McMurtry.


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 29. Elevation below normal, water 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: August 11. Elevation normal. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow on live shad and slabs in the main lake. Saugeye slow on crankbaits along riprap. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.


Spavinaw: August 19. Elevation below normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits, topwater lures and crankbaits around brush structure, shorelines and docks. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, punch bait, dough bait and sunfish at 7-27 ft. around points and creek channels and drifting stinkbait in the main lake. Flathead catfish good on cut bait in deep water. Sunfish and bluegill good on worms at 5-20 ft. around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, Okla.


Tenkiller: September 29. Elevation 4 1/2 ft. below normal, water 87 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-20 ft. around brush structure, the main lake and points. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, punch bait, dough bait and worms at 7-25 ft. along creek channels, points and flats; drift in the shallow water and anchor in the deeper water to fish with punch bait and dough bait. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and tube jigs at 15-25 ft. around docks and brush structure. Sunfish and bluegill fair on small worm-tipped jigs and hair jigs at 10-20 ft. around docks. 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.


 

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