The following information is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation:
Lake of the Arbuckles: October 6. Elevation 3 3/4 ft. below normal, water 73 degrees and stained. Algae bloom present. Bass fair on crankbaits, buzz baits, Pop R, creature baits and flukes along side of hydrilla beds. Crappie good along side of hydrilla beds and brush piles in 12-25 ft. water. Docks fair on crappie early morning hours. White bass good on crankbaits, rattletraps and small grubs off points going up Buckhorn creek. Sunfish good in shallows. Report submitted by Jack Melton
Blue River: September 18. Elevation normal, water 70 and clear. Smallmouth and spotted bass good on small crankbaits and topwater lures in larger pools around structure. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, stinkbait and minnows around current in large pools. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
Broken Bow: October 7. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on spinner and crank baits in 10-15 ft. water around structure. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with live sunfish and cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 20-25 ft. around points and dead standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
Eufaula: October 8. Elevation 4 ft. below normal. Black bass good on plastic and crank baits in rock areas and windy points. White bass good trolling in shallow flats and windy points. Blue catfish good on shad in shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in standing timber and riprap. Report by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
Konawa: October 8. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crank baits in 5-10 ft. of water off point and rocky beds. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
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Lower Mountain Fork River: October 7. 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: October 7. Elevation 4 2/3 ft. below normal, water 77 and clear. Fishing is fair to good for black bass on Carolina rigged soft plastic baits, Chatter Baits at 4-14 ft. Crappie fishing good over cedar brush piles on minnows 12-20 ft., at creek channels. Report by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
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: October 7. 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 9. Largemouth and spotted bass good on spinners, crank and swim baits 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.
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Sardis Lake: October 5. Elevation below normal. White bass good trolling, on spinners and crank baits in 2-15 ft. water. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and minnows. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-16 ft. Walleye fair trolling in 12-18 ft. water. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
Texoma: October 7. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, 83 degrees and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good at 5-15 ft. in creek channels on plastic worms, spinnerbaits and shad colored crankbaits. Striped and white bass fair to good from 10-30 ft. in the river channels on surface lures, live bait and sassy shad. Channel and blue catfish fair to good from 10-20 ft. deep from Little Glasses creek to Johnston creek on live bait, worms and stink bait. Crappie fair to good from 5-20 ft. deep in the upper creeks and brush piles on minnows and jigs and small lures. Sunfish fair to good 5-15 ft. deep around the fishing docks on worms, small tube jigs and shrimp. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
Wister: October 7. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on 12-inch black plastic worms, good on silver deep diving crankbaits. Crappie fair on white tail grubs at 15 -20 ft. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with sunfish, cut bait and liver. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.