Oklahoma lake report
BY Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Thursday, November 01, 2012
11/01/12 at 5:05 AM
Eucha: Elevation 11 1/2 feet below normal, water 56 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnow and jigs at 14-16 feet around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits.
Ft. Gibson: Elevation normal, water 70 and clear. Catfish excellent on shad at 15 feet with juglines and rod-and-reel. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and Biffle Bugs at 5-15 feet. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 feet.
Grand: Elevation 3 feet below normal. Largemouth bass excellent to good on worms and crankbaits. White bass slow. Catfish excellent on drift and juglines baited with fresh cut bait above Sailboat Bridge. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-20 feet. Paddlefish slow.
Greenleaf: Bass good on spinnerbaits, chatter baits, imitation shad, lipless baits and topwater lures. Crappie good on minnows and feather jigs in brush.
Hudson: Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and topwater lures. Channel catfish good on cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 12-18 feet along brush piles and upland coves. All other fishing slow.
Kaw: Elevation normal, water 55 and clear. Blue catfish and crappie good at 20 ft. All fishing slow below the dam.
Keystone: Elevation 3 feet below normal, water 61. Catfish good on cut bait. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastics. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs.
Lower Illinois: Elevation normal, water 49 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on sink baits at 1-3 feet in coves and around the bridge. White bass slow on jigs at 1-4 feet all along the river. Striped bass slow on trout and shad at 1-4 feet in mouth of river. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on the bottom all along the river. Crappie slow on jigs at 1-4 feet all along the river. Trout excellent fly fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 feet and on Power Bait on bottom from the dam to Gore Landing.
Oologah: Elevation 3 feet below normal, water upper 60s to low 70s and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 feet around brush piles and standing timber. Blue catfish fair on shad and liver around standing timber in the north end of the lake. White bass fair trolling shad-colored crankbaits at 10-15 feet near creek channels.
Sooner: White and striped bass hybrids good on sassy shad and topwater lures at the discharge. Catfish fair on cut bait and live bait at the discharge.
Spavinaw: Elevation 1/2 foot below normal, water 58 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits.
Tenkiller: Elevation 7 3/4 feet below normal, water 68-70 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and soft plastics in the back of coves and in shallow water. Crappie fair on minnows or tube jigs at 15 feet near docks and brush.
Eufaula: Elevation 4 feet below normal and clear. Largemouth bass fair on cut bait and plastics at windy points and rocky points. White bass fair on cut bait and top water lures in the early morning along points and shallow flats. Blue catfish fair on shad casting into deeper flats and drifting the shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around boat docks baited with brush and in riprap.
Robert S. Kerr: Largemouth and spotted bass good on spinnerbaits, swim baits and crankbaits at 2-10 feet around banks and grass beds. Crappie fair around deeper submerged brush. White bass and striped bass good on minnows and shad crankbaits up river in deeper holes and around rock ledges. Channel and blue catfish excellent on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait at 12-20 feet near creek and river channels. Flathead catfish good on live bait 9-14 feet in the lake and up the Canadian River.
Original Print Headline: Fishing Report