The following information is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation:
Lake of the Arbuckles: September 29. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, Water 74 degrees and stained. Algae bloom present along with hydrilla beds. Bass fishing fair on creature baits, shakey head , shad crankbaits, & flukes along side of hydrilla beds. White bass good up Buckhorn on shad crankbaits and long johns, CC spoons off points. Crappie good on chartreuse jigs off brush piles and docks. Channel catfish slow on shrimp and dough up Guy Sandy creek arm. Sunfish good in the shallows. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
Broken Bow: September 28. 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 fair 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: October 1. Elevation 4 1/2 ft. below normal. Black bass good on plastic and crank baits in rock areas and windy points. White bass good trolling with crank baits in shallow flats and windy points. Blue catfish good on shad and a variety of baits in shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in standing timber and riprap. Report by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
Lower Mountain Fork River: September 30. 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 Mark Hannah, owner, Three Rivers Fly Shop.
McGee Creek: September 30. Elevation 4 1/2 ft. below normal, water 80 and clear. Fishing is fair to good for black bass on Carolina rigged soft plastic baits, Chatter Baits at 6-18 ft., also good on top water baits early and late for schooling bass. Crappie fishing is good over cedar brush piles on minnows 16-20 ft., at creek channels. Report by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
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Pine Creek: September 30. 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: October 1. 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 9-14 ft. in the lake and up the Canadian River. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County
Sardis Lake: September 28. Elevation 2 ft below 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.