Oklahoma State Weekly Fishing Report


Monday, October 2nd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


CENTRAL

Wes Watkins: Water 80 and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs; black bass fair on plastic worms and minnows off points and brush piles, channel catfish fair on cut baits and blood bait; sand bass fair trolling
crankbaits.


NORTHEAST

Birch: Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water clear. Black bass good on salt craws and crankbaits along creek channels; hybrids fair drifting live shad and trolling crankbaits and on top water lures early and late; channel
catfish good on live shad and cut bait; crappie good on minnows and jigs near brush piles and in creek channels.

Carl Blackwell:Water 3 ft. below normal, 78 and clear. Black bass good on
spinnerbaits.

Eucha: Water 78 and clear. All fishing reported good.

Ft. Gibson: Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 75 and murky. Black bass
good on plastic worms; sand bass good on inline spinners and twister tails, along windy shorelines; channel catfish fair drifting blood baits and cutshad in the flats.

Greenleaf: Water clear. Black bass fair on crankbaits and topwater lures along shorelines.

Hulah: Elevation below normal, water murky. Channel catfish good on shad and
cut bait; crappie good on minnows and jigs over brush piles and in the river.

Oologah: Elevation 3 ft. below normal. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs, 10-15 ft., near standing timber.

Skiatook: Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 73 and clear. Black bass fair
on spinner and crankbaits; hybrids good on live shad, crankbaits and topwater, early and late; channel cats fair on all baits; crappie fair on minnows, 10-20 ft., near structure.

Spavinaw: Elevation normal, water 78 and clear. All fishing reported good.

Tenkiller: Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water clear. Black bass good on all
baits; sand bass good on crankbaits late in main pool; channel cats fair on cut shad, 40-45 ft; crappie good, 20-25 ft, over structure.

Webbers Falls: Black bass good on crankbaits near rip-rap and in creek channels; channel catfish good on cut bait, worms and liver on the bottom.


SOUTHEAST

Eufaula: Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water murky. Black bass fair off deep points; sand bass good early and late near flats; crappie fair, 10-20 ft, over brush and near docks.

Hugo: Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 80. Black bass fair on crankbaits;
crappie fair on jigs in river channel.

Konawa: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 78 and clear. Black bass fair on crankbaits, 5-10 ft., along points.

McGee Creek: Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 78 and clear. Black bass
good on soft plastic lures, spinnerbaits and crankbaits, 2-8 ft.

Murray: Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 80 and clear. Black bass fair on medium running lures; sand bass fair on minnows and jigs; crappie fair on minnows and jigs.

Robert S. Kerr: Elevation normal, water 78 and murky. Black bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits, 8-10 ft., near rip rap areas; channel catfish fair on fresh shad, 15-25 ft., in the old Arkansas River channel; crappie fair on small minnows, 10-12 ft., in old creek channels.

Texoma:Elevation 4 ft. below normal , water 80 and clear. Black bass fair on spinnerbaits, 5-10 ft., off of points; striped bass good on live shad, 15-20 ft., near islands; channel catfish good on cut bait, 5-10 ft., in the
Washita River.

NORTHWEST

Canton: Elevation 1 ft. below normal. Sand bass good drifting live shad and
artificial bait; striped bass good drifting live shad and artificial bait; channel catfish good; crappie fair.


SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 83 and murky. Channel catfish
fair on liver and stinkbaits in creek channels; saugeye fair trolling crankbaits.

Ft. Cobb: Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water clear. Channel catfish good on jug lines using cut bait, 15-20 ft; hybrids good drifting live shad & slabs along islands on the west side.

Foss: Sand bass fair on medium running crankbaits.


ALL FISHING IS REPORTED AS SLOW AT THE FOLLOWING LAKES:

Arbuckle, Atoka, Copan, Draper, Foss, Grand, Great Salt Plains, Hefner, Hudson, Kaw, Overholser, Pine Creek, Sardis, Sooner, Thunderbird, Waurika.