Oklahoma Fishing Report


Friday, October 13th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


CENTRAL

Thunderbird: Sand bass fair on minnows and jigs off points.

NORTHEAST

Birch: Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water clear. Hybrids good on live shad and trolling crankbaits; channel catfish fair on live shad and cut bait; crappie good on minnows and jigs near brush piles.

Carl Blackwell: Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 73 and murky. Black bass fair on topwater lures and spinnerbaits; crappie fair on minnows.

Eucha: Water 65. All fishing reported good.

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

Kaw: Sand bass good on inline spinners and jigs off windy points; crappie fair on minnows and jigs over submerged timber, 15-25 ft.; blue catfish good cut shad on jug lines.

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

Sooner: Hybrids fair on topwater lures and live shad in the discharge canal; crappie good on minnows and jigs, 30 ft., off points.

Spavinaw: Water 65. All fishing reported good.

Tenkiller: Elevation 10 ft. below normal, water clear. Black bass good on buzzbaits and plum colored plastic worms and topwater lures; sand bass good on inline spinnerbaits, 3-8 ft., off windy shallow points; crappie fair on
small minnows and jigs, 20-25 ft., over deep brush.

Webbers Falls: Water murky. Black bass fair on spinnerbaits near rip rap; channel catfish good on cut bait on bottom.


SOUTHEAST

Eufaula: Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water clear in the east and murky in the west. Black bass fair around rip rap and off deep points; sand bass off fair deep points and below the dam when running; channel catfish fair
drifting shad off deep flats; crappie fair, 15-20 ft., near brush piles and boat docks.

Konawa: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 66 and clear. Black bass good on crankbaits, 10-15 ft., in the weedbeds and off points; sand bass and hybrids fair on minnows and jigs, 15 ft., at the inlet canal and along the dam.

McGee Creek: Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 73 and clear. Black bass good on soft plastic lures, crankbaits and spinnerbaits, 4-12 ft.

Murray: Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 74 and clear. Black bass fair on medium running lures; sand bass and crappie fair on minnows and jigs; channel catfish good on cut bait.

Robert S. Kerr: Elevation normal, water 65 and clear. Black bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits, 5-8 ft., along the rip rap; channel catfish
good on fresh shad, 3-10 ft., in the timbered areas; crappie fair on minnows, 12 ft., in the old creek channels.

Texoma: Elevation 5 ft. below normal , water 72 and clear. Striped bass good on live shad, 15-25 ft., near Platter Flats; channel catfish good on cut bait, 5-10 ft., in the Red River arm.


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 1 ft. below normal, water 70 and murky. Blue catfish good on cut shad off windy points.

Ft. Cobb: Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water clear. Hybrids good drifting shad along the west side and around the islands; channel catfish good on juglines using shad and cut bait, 20 ft., in the main creek channels.

Waurika: Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait, 20-25 ft.

All fishing is reported as slow at the following lakes: Altus-Lugert, Arbuckle, Arcadia, Atoka, Broken Bow, Copan, Draper, Eucha, Foss, Ft.
Supply, Grand, Great Salt Plains, Hefner, Hudson, Hugo, Hulah, Overholser, Pine Creek, Wes Watkins, Wister.