Oklahoma Fishing Report


Monday, October 23rd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


CENTRAL

Thunderbird: Elevation 2 ft. Below, water 68. Sand bass fair on minnows, jigs and inline spinners off windy points.

Wes Watkins: Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 69. Black bass good on jig on pig and minnows; sand bass good on topwater baits and crankbaits; crappie good on minnows and jigs; channel catfish good on cut shad and minnows.


NORTHEAST

Eucha: Elevation below normal, water 65 and clear. All fishing reported good.

Ft. Gibson: Elevation 2 ft. Below normal, water 69 and clear. Black bass good on plastic worms and crankbaits, 4-6 ft., off points; sand bass excellent on inline spinners and twister tails off any windy gravel shoreline; channel catfish fair on cut shad and prepared baits in the flats around Jackson Bay.

Greenleaf: Black bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along the shoreline; crappie good on minnows and jigs on bottom and near brush
structures.

Hudson: Elevation 1 ft. Below normal. Black bass good on spinnerbaits and topwater lures; channel catfish good on blood bait; crappie good on small jigs in the brushy areas.

Kaw: Sand bass fair on inline spinners and jigs off windy points; channel catfish fair on cut shad; crappie fair on minnows and jigs over submerged timber; blue catfish good cut shad.

Oologah: Elevation 4 ft. below normal. Sand bass fair on minnows and jigs, 10-12 ft., in creek channels; crappie fair on minnows and jigs, 10-12 ft., in standing timber and in creek channels.

Skiatook: Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water clear. Sand bass and hybrids fair on live bait and trolling crankbaits; crappie good on minnows and jigs near deep brush piles; channel catfish good on all baits.

Sooner: Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in deep water off points; blue catfish good on live and cut bait in shallow water in the channels; saugeye good on minnows and jigs off Hwy. 177.

Spavinaw: Elevation normal, water 65 and clear. All fishing reported good.

Tenkiller: Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water clear. Black bass good on worms and top water baits; sand bass fair on spoons on the bottom of the river channel; crappie fair on small minnows and jigs; catfish fair on cut
bait on juglines, 25 ft.

Webbers Falls: Black bass fair on spinnerbaits near rip rap; channel catfish good on cut bait on bottom; crappie fair on minnows and jigs near brush structure.


SOUTHEAST

Hugo: Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 69. Black bass fair on crankbaits; crappie fair on live minnows in the river channel.

Konawa: Elevation below normal, water 64 and clear. Black bass fair on crankbaits and plastic worms, 15 ft., near the dam and in the discharge canal.

McGee Creek: Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 71 and clear. Black bass good on soft plastic lures, crankbaits and spinnerbaits, 4-10 ft.; crappie fair on minnows, 8-14 ft., near submerged timber.

Murray: Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 72 and clear. Black bass fair on medium running lures; sand bass and crappie fair on minnows and jigs; channel catfish good on cut bait at the mouths of creeks.

Robert S. Kerr: Elevation normal, water 62 and clear. Black bass good on crankbaits and plastic baits, 5-10 ft., along shoreline structure; channel catfish good on fresh shad, 3-15 ft., in the old stump fields; crappie fair on minnows, 12 ft., in the old creek channels.

Texoma: Elevation 6 ft. below normal , water 70 and clear. Striped bass good on live shad, 15-25 ft., near Platter Flats.


NORTHWEST

Canton: Elevation 2 ft. below normal. Sand bass and hybrids fair trolling or drifting shad or artificial baits; crappie fair on minnows and jigs along the dam.


SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 68 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs off boat docks and in creek channels; blue catfish good on cut shad off windy points.

Ft. Cobb: Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water clear. Channel catfish good on cut bait in the main creek channels; crappie good, 12-15 ft., near the boat docks.


ALL FISHING IS REPORTED AS SLOW AT THE FOLLOWING LAKES:

Altus-Lugert, Arbuckle, Arcadia, Atoka, Broken Bow, Carl Blackwell, Copan, Draper, Foss, Ft. Supply, Grand, Hefner, Keystone, Overholser, Pine Creek, Sardis, Tom Steed, Waurika, Wister.