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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.


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 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.

Copan: September 8. Elevation normal, water 79 and clearing. Crappie slow on jigs and tube jigs at 4-6 ft. around brush structure. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 4-8 ft. along creek channels and riprap. 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 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.


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 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.


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 8. Elevation normal, water 79 and clearing. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on shad and worms at 4-8 ft. along the river channel, creek channels and the main lake. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington 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.


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 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.


 

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