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: October 21. Elevation dropping, water 66 and dingy. Crappie slow on live bait, tube jigs and small lures at 7-11 ft. around docks, creek channels, and rock structure on the lake bed. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on live bait, jerk bait, crankbaits and plastic baits at 3-7 ft. around points, channels and coves. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live bait, sassy shad, slabs and crankbaits at 4-10 ft. along flats, creek channels, the main lake, along the north shorelines and the Fox Run Bridge. Channel and flathead catfish good on live bait, punch bait, grass hoppers, stinkbait, cut and live sunfish. Saugeye fair on live bait, crankbaits, spoons, worms at 12-18 ft. in creek channels, docks, flats and along the dam shorelines in the deepest areas. 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: October 20. Elevation dropping, water 72 and murky. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 8-18 ft. along flats and shallows and good drifting and on juglines. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits and small lures around points and shallows. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 1-5 ft. along shallows. Report submitted by Rick Stafford.


Grand: October 14. Elevation below normal, water 70. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad in the main lake. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits and jigs. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.


Greenleaf: October 13. Elevation normal, water 68 and clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits chartreuse crankbaits and jigless grubs and worms on the surface and around weed beds. Catfish good on sunfish and fresh shad on bottom. Crappie fair 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: October 13. Elevation rising, water 72 and murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, worms and shad at 1-8 ft. along flats and shallows. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush structure. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits, spoons and live shad along riprap and rocks. Walleye slow on crankbaits at 5-12 ft. along riprap. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.


Keystone: October 21. Elevation below normal, water 68. Striped bass good on live shad in the main lake. Blue catfish good on cut bait along channels. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits along shorelines. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.


Lower Illinois: October 20. Elevation normal, water 50-60. Trout good on Power Bait, small lures, midges and sow bugs for fly fishing below the dam, spillway, tailwaters and deep holes in the first half of Watts area. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.


McMurtry:  October 13. Elevation below normal, water 68 and semi-murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 8-18 ft. around docks, brush structure and below the dam. Channel catfish good on live shad, sassy shad and chicken liver at 6-18 ft. along creek channels, docks and sandbars; catching channel catfish on shad and chicken liver near bottom off the docks. Report submitted by Jared Avilez, Park Operations Manager at Lake McMurtry.


Oologah:  October 19. Elevation above average, water 65 and murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad below the dam and along the bottom. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.


Skiatook:  October 21. Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-30 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: October 13. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-23 ft. around brush structure, the main lake and around points. Channel and blue catfish good on dough bait, punch bait and cut bait at 7-27 ft. along flats, the main lake and around points; drift in 7-20 ft. and anchor in deeper water. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around docks and brush structure; best to use 1/64th oz. and 4 lb. line. White bass slow on jigs and in-line spinnerbaits at the surface in the main lake and around points when the wind is blowing early and late. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, OK.


Webbers Falls: October 13. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 69 and murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and bill baits around brush structure, creek channels and riprap. Catfish good on sunfish and fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-16 ft. around bridges and brush structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


 

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