Here are the conditions at Oklahoma lakes as reported Wednesday, Sept. 24, by the state Department of Wildlife Conservation and lake rangers.
Arbuckle: Elevation 2 1/3 feet below normal, water 77 degrees and stained. Crappie fair around brush piles. White bass are feeding at the surface and on spoons at 21 to 25 feet Bass slow to fair on topwater lures, drop-shot and crankbaits in the grass. Channel catfish good over baited holes. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
Murray: Elevation normal, water clear. All fishing is starting to pick up due to cooler temperatures. Largemouth and smallmouth bass being caught. White bass fair trolling crankbaits early and late when schooling topwater. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, stinkbaits and worms. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 15 feet around brush piles. Walleye slow. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
Texoma: Elevation normal, water 79 degrees and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good in the creek channels. Striped and white bass fair to good in east and west Burns Run. Channel and blue catfish fair to good above the Hwy. 70 Bridge. Crappie fair to good in Widow Moore and Kansas Creeks. Sunfish good around the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
Waurika: Elevation normal, water 76 degrees and murky. Catfish good on punchbaits. Report submitted by Phillip Cottrill, game warden stationed in Cotton County.