Northeast Oklahoma fishing report week of September 19

Fall is here, the weather is wonderful and at most lakes the fish are biting.  So how about spending a lazy, fall day fishing? Sounds pretty good doesn't it!

In this week's fishing report provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation you will find useful information about area lakes, how well the fish are biting  and what the water conditions are. All of these tips are provided to help you get the most out of your fishing trip.  

 

FISHING REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 19, 2012

NORTHEAST

Copan: September 18. Elevation normal, water 80s and clearing. 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 as well as from the new fishing dock at Copan Point. Catfish slow on juglines baited with cut shad, sunfish and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: September 18. Elevation 10 1/2 ft. below normal, water 75 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-14 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on plastic worms. Bluegill fair on crickets and worms. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Eufaula: September 16. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic worms and crankbaits off points and rocky areas. White bass good on topwater lures around windy points and flats early and late. Blue catfish good on shad drifting shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridges, around standing timber and along riprap. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Ft. Gibson: September 16. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 82 and stained. White bass good on white rooster tails and two-inch crankbaits while casting and trolling around windy points. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms and crankbaits at 5-15 ft. Catfish good drifting whole shad Carolina-rigged with OOO hooks in the flat around Paradise Cove area. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around docks and structure. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Grand: September 16. Elevation 2 ft. below normal. Largemouth bass good on worms and crankbaits off points. White bass fair. Catfish excellent on fresh cut bait at 50-60 ft. drifting. Crappie fair at 10-20 ft. around brush below docks. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: September 18. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and spinnerbaits along shallow flats. White bass schooling. Report submitted by Mike's Outdoors.

Hudson: September 19. Elevation 1 above normal. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and spinnerbaits. Blue catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait at the edge of the river channel. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 15-18 ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: Sept 18. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clearing. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. Catfish slow on worms below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: September 17. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. 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 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: September 18. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 70. Catfish excellent on juglines baited with cut bait at 25 ft. White bass good trolling white grubs in shallows. Crappie fair on minnows at 20 ft. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: September 17. Elevation normal, water 54 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures in coves. White bass fair on spinnerbaits and jigs at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Striped bass good on live trout and shad at 1-4 ft. in the deep branch. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. 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 16. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water mid to upper 70s and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs 8-12 ft. around brush piles and standing timber. Blue catfish fair on shad and livers around standing timber in the north end of the lake. White bass fair trolling shad colored crankbaits at 10-15 ft. in near creek channels. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Sooner: September 17. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on slabs

and live shad on the cold water side of the lake. Catfish fair on cut bait and live bait in channels. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: September 18. Elevation slightly above normal, water 73 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Webbers Falls: September 18. Largemouth bass good on square bill crankbaits in the main river. White bass excellent in the main channel where shad are schooling. Report submitted by Mike's Outdoors.

Information provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation .

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