Oklahoma weekend fishing report


Friday, September 8th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


NORTHEAST

Birch: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. Black bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms; hybrids fair drifting live shad or trolling crankbaits; channel catfish good on live shad or cut bait; crappie good on
minnows and jigs.

Eucha: Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. All fishing reported good.

Greenleaf: Black bass fair on crankbaits and topwater lures early.

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

Kaw: Sand bass excellent off windy points; channel catfish good on shad in the Coon Creek and Bear Creek flats.

Skiatook: Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 84 and clear. Sand bass good on topwater lures; hybrids fair on live shad and trolling crankbaits; channel catfish good on all baits; crappie good on minnows and jigs near
deep brush piles at night.

Sooner: Sand bass and hybrids fair on slabs or trolling deep in the north end.

Spavinaw: Elevation above normal, water 80 and clear. All fishing reported good.

Tenkiller: Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water clear. Black bass fair using jumbo plastic worms; lizards and jig and pig combinations, 12-25 ft., off rocky ledges.


SOUTHEAST

Eufaula: Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water clear. Black bass fair on plastic baits off deep points; sand bass good early and late near the deep flats.

Hugo: Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 83. Black bass good on crankbaits and top water lures; crappie fair on jigs in the river channel.

Konawa: Elevation normal, water 93 and clear. Black bass fair on top water lures, 5-10 ft., in the coves; channel catfish good on shad in the south cove.

McGee Creek: Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 84 and clear. Black bass fair on Carolina rigs, 10-15 ft., and topwater lures early and late in open water, look for schooling bass.

Robert S. Kerr: Elevation normal, water 82 and murky. Channel catfish fair on fresh shad, 15-30 ft., in the old Arkansas River channel.

Texoma: Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 86 and clear. Black bass fair on spinnerbaits, 5-10 ft., off points; striped bass fair on live shad, 15-20 ft., near the islands; channel catfish fair on cut bait, 5-10 ft. at Burns Run.


NORTHWEST

Canton: Elevation 1 ft. below normal. Sand bass and hybrids good drifting live shad or artificial baits; channel catfish fair.

Great Salt Plains: Elevation normal. Channel catfish good on grasshoppers and shad on trot lines.


SOUTHWEST

Tom Steed: Sand bass, hybrids and walleye fair on slabs in deep water.

Waurika: Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water clear. Hybrids good on shad and slabs trolling, look for schooling late in the coves; channel catfish good on stinkbait early and late in the main creek channel.

All fishing is reported as slow at the following lakes: Altus-Lugert, Arbuckle, Arcadia, Atoka, Broken Bow, Carl Blackwell, Copan, Draper, Foss, Ft. Cobb, Ft. Gibson, Grand, Hefner, Hudson, Keystone, Murray, Overholser,
Pine Creek, Sardis, Thunderbird, Webbers Falls, Wes Watkins and Wister.