The following information is supplied by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation:
Arbuckle: September 22. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. below normal, water 74 and stained. Algae bloom present along with hydrilla beds. Bass fair on pearl flukes, shaky head, drop-shot worm and creature baits and good on shad crankbaits. White bass good on long johns and C. C. spoons around point drop-offs. Crappie good on chartreuse jigs at 12 ft. Channel catfish slow on shrimp and dough baits. Sunfish good in shallows. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
Broken Bow: September 23. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair to good on soft plastic in deeper water around rocky points and structure early and late. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with sunfish. Crappie good on soft plastic grubs and minnows at 15-20 ft. around structure, points and mouths of creeks. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
Eufaula: September 23. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits along windy points and rocky areas. White bass good on topwater lures and slab spoons along flats and windy points early and late. Blue catfish fair on shad drifting shallow flats and the banks of deeper rocky areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridges, standing timber and riprap. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
Hugo: September 23. Elevation 8 ft. below normal. Boating access very limited and navigation hazardous. Crappie fair on minnows along the Kiamichi River channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
Konawa: September 22. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and crankbaits at 5-15 ft. around points and weed beds in schooling fish early and late. White bass and striped bass fair on jigs and shad at 15-20 ft. in creek channels. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
Lower Mountain Fork: September 23. Flies that are now working on the lower Mountain Fork River: Chernobyl Ant size 6, Grasshopper size 10, Crackle Back size 16, Griffith’s gnat size 24, Yellow soft hackle size 20, Flashback pheasant tail size 16. Report submitted by Jesse King, owner, Three Rivers Fly Shop.
McGee Creek: September 23. Elevation 4 1/4 ft. below normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on Carolina-rigged soft plastic baits chatter baits at 6-18 ft. and good on topwater baits early and late for schooling bass. Crappie good on minnows at 16-20 ft. over cedar brush piles at creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
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Murray: September 25. Elevation below normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good early and late. White bass slow to fair on topwater lures when chasing shad in the evenings. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, stinkbait and worms. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around structure, brush piles and below docks. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
Pine Creek: September 23. Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass good on deep diving crankbaits off of points. Crappie good on jigs near brush piles. Catfish fair on night crawlers near creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
Robert S. Kerr: September 25. Largemouth and spotted bass good on spinnerbaits, swim baits and crankbaits at 2-10 ft. around banks and grass beds early mornings. Crappie fair around deeper submerged brush. White bass and striped bass good up river in deeper holes and around rock ledges on minnows and shad crank baits. Channel and blue catfish excellent on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait at 12-20 ft. close to creek and river channels. Flathead catfish good on live bait at 9-14 ft. in the lake and up the Canadian River. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
Sardis: September 21. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass fair to good on plastic worms, spinnerbaits and topwater lures at 2-7 ft. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and dead minnows. Crappie fair to good on live minnows at 16-18 ft. Walleye slow. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.