Northeast Oklahoma fishing report for week of September 5

This weekend the weather will be more inviting for fishing, camping and other lake activities. It has been a rough summer for the lakes with lower than average rainfall, low lake levels and some reports of BGA. A cool front moving through the area on Friday will drop our temperatures and give us some pleasant weather to enjoy your favorite lakeside activities. Check out current lake conditions provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation to find the perfect destination for your weekend fun.

NORTHEAST

Copan: September 2. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water upper 80's and murky. 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 and from the new fishing dock at Copan Point. Catfish slow below the dam and on juglines baited with cut shad, sunfish and worms. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: September 4. Elevation 10 ft. below normal, water 83 and dingy. Largemouth bass fair on deep diving crankbaits early morning and on plastic worms at night. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Bluegill good on crickets and worms around grass beds. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Eufaula: September 3. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits around deep points and deeper rocky areas. White bass good on topwater lures and slab spoons along flats early and late. Blue catfish fair on juglines baited with fresh shad drifting the flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridges, along riprap and around standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Ft. Gibson: September 3. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 85 and clear. Catfish good on whole shad and drifting the flats around Long Bay. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around the docks and structure. White bass fair on white rooster tails and small crankbaits along the windy points. Largemouth bass good on crawdad jig-and-pig combinations at 5-15 ft. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Grand: September 2. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 88. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits. White bass good trolling islands. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with fresh cut bait above Sailboat Bridge. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. below docks. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: September 4. Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass good on popping and topwater baits around deep structure early and late and on seven-inch worms during the day. Crappie fair on plastic jigs and hair jigs at 12-15 ft. Report submitted by Mike's Outdoors.

Hudson: September 5. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and crankbaits. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on juglines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: September 2. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water stained. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. Catfish slow on cut shad and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: September 4. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 88 and clear. Drawing down lake levels for millet planting. When gates are open during the week the fishing is good. 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 slow in the upper Arkansas River and good north of Washunga Bay Bridge. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around deep standing timber. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: September 4. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 79. White bass good trolling. Catfish good on cut bait at 15-20 ft. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits at 5-15 ft. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: September 4. Elevation normal, water 55 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures in the coves. White bass slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Striped bass good on trout and shad at 1-3 ft. in the deep branch. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom 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 3. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water upper 80's and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush or standing timber at 10-15 ft. Blue catfish

fair drifting shad at 20-25 ft. along the river channel. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: September 4. Elevation 8 1/2 below normal, water low 80's and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-20 ft. around standing timber. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Spavinaw: September 4. Elevation slightly below normal, water 81 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Largemouth bass fair on plastic worms. Bluegill fair on crickets and worms. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: September 3. Elevation 8 ft. below normal, water mid-80s and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastics at 15-20 ft. along bluffs. White bass fair on spoons, spinnerbaits or jigs early and late. Sunfish good on nightcrawlers in or near docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: September 4. Elevation below normal. Bass good on creature type baits, jigs and crankbaits with black backs and chartreuse sides. Catfish good drifting cut shad around bends. Report submitted by Mike's Outdoors.

 

Information provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation .

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