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Oklahoma weekly fishing report
By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Nov 5, 2018
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Central

Hefner: October 29. Elevation above normal, water 63-66. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks and off the dam. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad guts and shrimp off the dam. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on grubs and gay blades off shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jigs along shorelines. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Northeast

Ft. Gibson: October 27. Elevation above normal, water 65 and clear. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair drifting live shad in the main lake and river channel. Crappie slow on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, docks and rocks. White bass fair trolling crankbaits and rooster tails in the main lake, around points and shallows. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.

Greenleaf: October 26. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, in coves, flats, shallows, shorelines, spillway, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie fair on grubs, hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, shorelines and standing timber. Flathead, blue and channel catfish fair on live bait and shad along creek channels, main lake and shallows. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Keystone: October 30. Elevation above normal, water muddy. Blue catfish slow on cut bait along channels. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: October 26. Elevation normal, water 55 and murky. Water is murky from recent rains but the fish are biting well. Bright PowerBait below riffles and heads of deep holes is doing well. Fly fishing seems to be slower due to decreased visibility. Trout good on in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, nymphs, PowerBait and worms below the dam, creek channels, rocks and Watts area. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Webbers Falls: October 27. Elevation above normal, water 71 and murky. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, in-line spinnerbaits, plastic baits and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, creek channels, flats, shallows, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, in coves and standing timber.  Blue, channel and flathead catfish good drifting shad on bottom along flats, river channel and shallows. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Northwest

Ft. Supply: October 29. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie and walleye fair on minnows and jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

Southeast

Arbuckle: October 27. Elevation 6 1/2 ft. above normal, water 69 and stained. Watch for floating logs on the lake. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits and soft plastic baits at 8-10 ft. and on spoons and spinnerbaits at 35 ft. on the main lake along underwater ridges. White bass and crappie being caught on spoons.  Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: October 30. Elevation above normal, water 64 and clear. Smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jerk baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and points. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait along rocks and deeper pools on the edge of currents. Rainbow trout are scheduled to be stocked in all areas except the Catch and Release portion of the river on October 30. The Catch and Release portion will receive its initial stocking on November 8. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: October 26. Elevation below normal, water 74. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits below the dam and around points. Crappie good on jigs, minnows and slabs around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: October 26. Elevation above normal, water murky. Striped bass excellent on cut bait, live bait, live shad and shad below the dam and along the dam. Crappie fair on jigs in coves, along dam, docks and main lake. Blue catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad and worms under bridges, main lake, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: October 26. Elevation above normal, water 71 and murky. Flood mitigation continues, with intermittent gate openings at Hugo Dam. Water flow and high water levels continue to be favorable for cat fishing. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, live bait and shad below the dam, along channels, creek channels, main lake and river channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs below the dam, around brush structure, creek channels, main lake, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Game Warden Andrew Potter assisted Southeast Region fisheries staff with Gill net sampling on Hugo Lake to assess catfish populations. They caught good numbers of white crappie and blue catfish including this giant.

Konawa: October 25. Elevation normal, water 65 and clear. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits in the main lake, around points, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and live shad in coves, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait in coves, creek channels, riprap and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: October 26. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout good on PowerBait, small lures and worms along channels and rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: October 26. Stocked approximately 2,300 rainbow trout on October 22. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast region office.

McGee Creek: October 26. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. above normal. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, flukes and jigs around brush structure, points and standing timber. Channel catfish fair on dough bait and stinkbait along creek channels, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: October 26. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits along channels, in coves and points. Crappie fair on jigs in coves. Channel catfish good on cut bait and shrimp along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robber’s Cave: October 26. Stocked approximately 600 rainbow trout on October 22. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast region office.

Robert S. Kerr: October 26. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, bill baits, lipless baits and tube jigs around points, riprap, river channel and rocks. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, shad and stinkbait along flats, inlet, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: October 24. Elevation above normal, water 68. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on jerk baits, lipless baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, rocks, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad and sunfish along flats, main lake and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: October 26. Elevation above normal, water muddy. Blue and channel catfish good on shad below the dam. Flathead catfish fair on sunfish below the dam. Striped and white bass good on live shad and topwater lures along flats, main lake and river channel. With the release of water at Denison Dam, the catfishing is good throughout most of the day, Blues and channels are biting well on cut shad and cut drum. Most fishermen use small pieces of worm to catch drum and then fillet drum using the fillets for bait. Flatheads are being caught on live baits such as perch, shad, small drum. Striper fishing in the main lake is doing well, look for working birds for surface feeding and when this isn't present dropping live shad is most productive. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: October 26. Elevation above normal, water cloudy. Largemouth bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels and standing timber. Blue catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, hotdogs and shad along channels and main lake. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure, channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

Southwest

Altus-Lugert: October 29. Elevation rising, water murky. Walleye slow on bill baits and crankbaits in the main lake and along rocks. Report submitted by Brandon Lehrman, game warden stationed in Greer County.

Ft. Cobb: October 30. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and live bait along channels and creek channels. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Waurika: October 28. Elevation normal, water 69. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait in the main lake, around points and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.