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Fishing Report September 8, 2021 Featured

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Anglers play an important role in broadening our understanding of Oklahoma's fish. By allowing the Wildlife Department to examine record and near-record fish, collect measurements, and even remove earstones for aging, anglers have helped show the growth and age potential of our fish communities. Oklahoma anglers have pulled in the state's largest known alligator gar, the world's largest paddlefish, and the oldest known smallmouth buffalo and spotted gar! Anglers play an important role in broadening our understanding of Oklahoma's fish. By allowing the Wildlife Department to examine record and near-record fish, collect measurements, and even remove earstones for aging, anglers have helped show the growth and age potential of our fish communities. Oklahoma anglers have pulled in the state's largest known alligator gar, the world's largest paddlefish, and the oldest known smallmouth buffalo and spotted gar! Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

NORTHEAST

Eucha: September 5. Elevation normal, water 70s and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?07191285. Largemouth bass good on jerk baits and plastic baits along the river mouth, rocks and shorelines. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and live bait below the dam, docks and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and shorelines. Report submitted by Riley Willman, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: September 6. Elevation normal, water 80 with 1 ft. of visibility. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/FGIB.lakepage.html. White bass good on spoons, topwater lures and tube jigs in the main lake. Look for white bass feeding on small baitfish early in the morning and late in the evening . They’ll often break the surface while schools of bait attempt to flee. Gulls and other birds may also be nearby taking advantage of a feeding opportunity. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits around brush structure, creek channels and docks. Blue catfish slow on cut bait and live shad along channels. Report submitted by Ben Haff, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.

Grand: September 5. Elevation below normal, water 80s and stained. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/PENS.lakepage.html. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along shorelines. White bass good on Alabama rigs and jigs below the dam, along sandbar and shallows. Blue catfish good below the dam, along channels, docks and main lake. Report submitted by Riley Willman, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: September 8. Elevation normal, water 80s and stained. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, minnows, plastic baits and worms in coves, around docks and shallows. Crappie and bluegill slow on crickets, grubs, in-line spinnerbaits, minnows, PowerBait and small lures around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Kaw: September 6. Elevation  1/3 ft. above normal, water 80s and muddy. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/KAWL.lakepage.html. Blue, channel and flathead catfish excellent on crawfish, cut bait, goldfish, grasshoppers, live bait, live shad, punch bait, shad, stinkbait, sunfish and worms along flats, main lake, river channel and river mouth. Crappie excellent on hair jigs, jigs, live bait, minnows, small lures and tube jigs around brush structure, main lake, riprap, rocks and standing timber. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits, jigs, minnows, sassy shad, shad, small lures and spoons below the dam, along creek channels, main lake and points. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: September 6. Elevation normal, water 86. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/KEYS.lakepage.html. Blue catfish fair  on cut bait along channels. Largemouth and white bass good on crankbaits along shorelines and bridges. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: September 3. Elevation normal, water 67 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?site_no=07198000. Rainbow trout good on in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, midges, nymphs, PowerBait and spoons below the dam and Watts area. Best times are early morning and late evening. Fishing will improve even more as air temperatures start to cool. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Sooner: September 5. Elevation normal, water 80 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and topwater lures around brush structure, coves, main lake and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on live shad in the main lake. Blue catfish slow on cut bait in the main lake. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: September 5. Elevation normal, water 80s and stained. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?07191300. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on jigs and plastic baits in the main lake and points. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Channel catfish good on cut bait and shad along flats and main lake. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Tenkiller: September 7. Elevation normal, water 86 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/TENK.lakepage.html. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, flats, points and shorelines. White bass fair on Alabama rigs, small lures and tube jigs along channels and flats. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Webbers Falls: September 8. Elevation normal, water 80s and stained. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/webdata/gagedata/WFLO2.current.html.Striped bass slow on bill baits, hair jigs, lipless baits, live bait and small lures below the dam, along the river channel and tailwater. Flathead and blue catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait, live shad, shad, sunfish and worms below the dam, main lake, river channel and tailwater. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County. 

NORTHWEST

Canton: September 4. Elevation normal, water clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/CANT.lakepage.html. Channel and blue catfish fair on grasshoppers and shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Foss: September 6. Elevation 1 3/4 ft. below normal, water mid-80s and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/FOSS.lakepage.html. Striped bass hybrids good on topwater lures in early mornings. Walleye good on worms. Catfish good on live bait and shrimp. Crappie fair on jigs around docks. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Supply: September 6. Elevation above normal. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/FSUP.lakepage.html. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, hotdogs, punch bait, shad, shrimp and sunfish below the dam, along channels, main lake and tailwater. Report submitted by Jason Badley, game warden stationed in Harper County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: September 4. Elevation normal, water 89 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/ARBU.lakepage.html. Bass fair at dawn and good on topwater lures off rocky points and 10-inch purple worms up shallow and pull off to 12 ft. of water. Crappie fair off docks at daybreak on minnows and real good on lake brush piles if at the right place. White bass can be chasing shad anywhere on the lake, hitting on topwater lures or rattletrap type baits. Channel catfish good on shrimp and dough bait. Fishing with a fly-rod for bluegill can be really good. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: September 7. Elevation normal, water 82 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ok/nwis/uv?site_no=07332390. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, rocks and shorelines. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, dough bait and stinkbait along channels and docks.

Broken Bow: September 6. Elevation below normal, water 89.For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/BROK.lakepage.html. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, flukes and plastic baits around brush structure and points. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: September 3. Elevation dropping, water 82 and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/EUFA.lakepage.html. White bass good on spoons and topwater lures around points and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish fair on live shad, stinkbait and worms below the dam and along the river channel. Report submitted by Patrick Matlock, game warden stationed in Okmulgee County.

Hugo: September 3. Elevation above normal, water 90 and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/HUGO.lakepage.html. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, punch bait, shad, stinkbait and sunfish below the dam, along channels, creek channels, main lake, river channel and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows below the dam, around brush structure, channels, creek channels, main lake, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: September 5. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and topwater lures in the main lake, around points, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and live shad. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and shrimp along the inlet, riprap and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: September 3. Elevation normal, water 68 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ok/nwis/uv?site_no=07339000. Rainbow trout good on caddis flies, PowerBait, tube jigs and worms along creek channels and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: September 3. Elevation below normal, water 86. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/MCGE.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits in coves, around points and rocks. Crappie slow on minnows along creek channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: September 3. Elevation above normal, water 86 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/PINE.lakepage.html. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and topwater lures along channels and coves. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure and river channel. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, hotdogs and worms below the dam, along creek channels and river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: September 3. Elevation normal, water murky. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/webdata/gagedata/KERO2.current.html. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks, river mouth and tailwater. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits, grasshoppers, minnows, plastic baits, small lures and spoons around brush structure, coves, points, rocks, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, grubs, hotdogs, minnows, shad, shrimp, stinkbait, sunfish and worms below the dam, main lake, river channel and tailwater. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: September 5. Elevation below normal, water 87. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/SARD.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, jigs, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, creek channels, points, riprap, rocks, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad and sunfish along flats, main lake and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: September 5. Elevation normal, water 85. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/DENI.lakepage.htmlFishing this week has been better. Striped bass fair on Alabama rigs, flukes, live shad, plastic baits, sassy shad and slabs below the dam, along flats, main lake and points. Striper are being caught near Washita Point on live shad, slabs and Alabama rigs. They are also catching lots of striper below the dam. Blue catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, live shad, punch bait, stinkbait and sunfish below the dam, around docks and main lake. Blue cats are being caught in 15-25 ft. of water on punch bait. Crappie slow on jigs, minnows and PowerBait around brush structure, docks and standing timber. Crappie are being caught in 13-22 ft. of water. Report submitted by Garrett Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: September 3. Elevation below normal, water stained. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/WIST.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, points and shorelines. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, shad, stinkbait, sunfish and worms along channels, main lake, points and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs, minnows, small lures, spinnerbaits and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, points, shorelines, standing timber and cedar brush. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: September 5. Elevation above normal, water high 80s and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?07308990. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait, dough bait and shad in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Ft. Cobb: September 5. Elevation below normal, water 90s. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/FCOB.lakepage.html. Striped bass hybrids fair on jigs and small lures in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Waurika: September 7. Elevation below normal, water 80s and clearing. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/WAUR.lakepage.html. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver and cut bait along channels and main lake. Crappie slow on minnows and tube jigs around docks and rocks. Report submitted by Matt Farris, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.

David Deaton

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