Northeast Oklahoma fishing report week of October 3

Northeastern Oklahoma has received some rainfall and it appears to be helping some area lake levels. In this week's fishing report from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation you will notice that of the lakes reporting most are close to normal levels now, although Tenkiller is still reporting 8 ½ ft. below normal.

Fishing is also improved over last week with crappie, catfish and bass being the most active.

NORTHEAST

Eucha: October 2. Elevation 11 1/4 ft. below normal, water 70 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 14-16 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on plastic worms. Bluegill fair on crickets. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Eufaula: October 1. Elevation 4 1/2 ft. below normal. Black bass good on plastic and crank baits in rock areas and windy points. White bass good trolling with crank baits in shallow flats and windy points. Blue catfish good on shad and a variety of baits in shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in standing timber and riprap.
Report by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Ft. Gibson: September 30. Elevation 1 ft. below normal. Water 75 degrees and clear. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs 5-15 ft. of water around docks and any underwater structure. White Bass good on 2 ½ inch white crank baits while trolling and casting white rooster tails off the windy points while wading. Catfish excellent on jug lines and rod and reel while drifting the flats, around Long Bay. Black bass are good in 5-15 ft of water using crank baits and spinners. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Greenleaf: October 1. Bass good on topwater lures and spinner baits along grassy flats. Crappie good on plastic jigs in shallow brush. Report by Mike's Outdoors.

Hudson: October 1. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and plastic baits. Blue catfish good on jug and taught lines baited with cut bait at edge of river channel. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in 10-14 feet of water along brush piles. All other fishing slow. Repost by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes Counties.

Kaw: October 2. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Striped bass hybrids good below the dam when running water. Blue catfish fair in the upper Arkansas River and good north of Washunga Bay Bridge on earth worms and fresh cut shad. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around deep standing timber. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Keystone: October 2. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 71. Catfish good on cut bait at 20-25 ft. Crappie good minnows at 15-20 ft. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: October 1. Elevation normal, water 58 degrees and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures on top water in all coves. White bass slow on jigs and spinners in 1-3 ft. water from Gore Landing to mouth of river. Striped bass fair on live shad and trout in 1-3 ft. water at mouth of dam and around brush. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom of whole river. Crappie slow on jigs and spinners in 1-3 ft. water from Gore Landing to mouth of river. Trout excellent on rooster tails, flies and powerbait in 1-2 ft. water and bottom from dam to Gore Landing.

Oologah: September 30. Elevation 2 ½ ft below normal, water upper 70s and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles and standing timber 8-12 ft. Blue catfish fair on shad and livers around standing timber in the north end of the lake. White bass fair trolling shad colored crank baits in near creek channels 10-15 ft. Report by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Spavinaw: October 2. Elevation slightly below normal, water 69 and dingy. Catfish good on cut bait, crawdads and shrimp in upper end of lake. Crappie fair around the dam. Bluegill fair around boat docks. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: October 1. Elevation 8 1/2 ft. below normal, water high 70s clear and steady. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures in early morning, also hitting soft plastics using drop-shot. Sunfish good near docks at 10-15 ft. on nightcrawlers. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: October 1. Bass good on crank bait, shad and creature baits thrown under a structure along the main river where stumps and log jams occur for structure. Catfish good on shad in the main channel and along curves. Report by Mike's Outdoors.

 

Information provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation .

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