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Fishing Report for October 10, 2018 Featured

Written by  Thursday, 11 October 2018 23:13
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Arbuckle: October 7. Elevation 2 ft. above normal and rising, water 71 and clear except upper creeks. Largemouth bass good on chigger craws, tube jigs, grubs and crankbaits. Smallmouth bass good on grubs and spinnerbaits off points. Spotted bass good on grubs and worms. Crappie fair on chartreuse jigs and minnows around brush piles. White bass being caught on minnows and grubs up on flats chasing shad. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: October 8. Elevation above normal, water 68 and murky. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, stinkbait and worms along shorelines. All other fishing slow due to heightened flow. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: October 5. Elevation below normal, water 82. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, flukes and plastic baits around brush structure and points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: October 5. Elevation normal, water turbid. White bass excellent on cut bait, jigs and small lures below the dam, along the dam and discharge. Crappie fair on minnows around docks, main lake and bridges. Spotted bass good on small lures and worms along riprap, shallows and standing timber. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: October 5. Elevation above normal, water 76 and murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, live bait and shad below the dam, main lake and river channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs below the dam, around brush structure, channels, main lake, river channel and standing timber. Outflow from flood gates continues at Hugo Dam. Report submitted Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Konawa: October 4. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits and topwater lures in the main lake, around points, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and live shad in coves, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait in coves, creek channels, inlet and riprap. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: October 4. Stocked approximately 3,800 rainbow trout on October 3. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast region office.

Lower Mountain Fork: October 6. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout fair caddis flies, PowerBait, tube jigs and worms along channels and rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: October 6. Elevation above normal, water 77. Largemouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, flukes and plastic baits along channels, creek channels, points and rocks. Crappie, spotted bass and white bass fair on minnows along creek channels, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: October 6. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures in the main lake. Crappie excellent on jigs around brush structure. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and worms along creek channels and main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: October 5. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, bill baits, flukes, lipless baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, in coves, creek channels, points and riprap. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, live shad, shad, stinkbait and sunfish along channels, creek channels, flats, inlet and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: October 3. Elevation above normal, water 77. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels, rocks, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad and sunfish along channels, flats, main lake and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and tube jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: October 5. Elevation above normal, water 79 and muddy. Striped bass good on live shad at 20-40 ft. in the main lake; larger fish have slowed a bit. Well maintained live bait is key right now. Blue and channel catfish fair on live bait, live shad and worms below the dam and in the main lake. Blue cats and channel cats are feeding at the mouths of feeder creeks on cut shad and worms. Crappie slow on hair jigs and live bait around brush structure and in the main lake. Crappie are slow with muddy water. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: October 5. Elevation normal, water cloudy. Largemouth bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, points and shorelines. Blue catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, hot dogs, punch bait and stinkbait along channels, main lake and points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure, channels, points and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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