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Updated October 22, 2014

Central - See a map of the area -

Arcadia: October 8. Elevation above normal, water 73-74 and clear to murky. White bass slow to good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and worms. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and worms. Striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and worms. Crappie slow to good on minnows, jigs, worms and niblets at 8-13 ft. along rocky points, brush piles and docks. Catfish slow on cut bait, worms and blood bait. Report submitted by Sheila Hutton, Lake Arcadia.

Hefner: October 20. Elevation dropping, water 67-70. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on white and pearl grubs, sassy shad, lipless baits and gay blades at 3-6 ft. along riprap and the dam area early and late.  Walleye good on pearl/chartreuse grubs and jerk baits at 5-8 ft. along riprap at early and late. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-20 ft. along riprap and the dam. Channel and blue catfish fair on dough bait and cut bait at 10-20 ft. along riprap. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Wes Watkins: October 21. Elevation below normal. Crappie bass slow on minnows around standing timber. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

Northeast - See a map of the area -

Carl Blackwell: October 21. Elevation dropping, water 66 and dingy. Crappie slow on live bait, tube jigs and small lures at 7-11 ft. around docks, creek channels, and rock structure on the lake bed. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on live bait, jerk bait, crankbaits and plastic baits at 3-7 ft. around points, channels and coves. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live bait, sassy shad, slabs and crankbaits at 4-10 ft. along flats, creek channels, the main lake, along the north shorelines and the Fox Run Bridge. Channel and flathead catfish good on live bait, punch bait, grass hoppers, stinkbait, cut and live sunfish. Saugeye fair on live bait, crankbaits, spoons, worms at 12-18 ft. in creek channels, docks, flats and along the dam shorelines in the deepest areas. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny.

Ft. Gibson: October 20. Elevation dropping, water 72 and murky. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 8-18 ft. along flats and shallows and good drifting and on juglines. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits and small lures around points and shallows. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 1-5 ft. along shallows. Report submitted by Rick Stafford.

Grand: October 14. Elevation below normal, water 70. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad in the main lake. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits and jigs. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: October 13. Elevation normal, water 68 and clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits chartreuse crankbaits and jigless grubs and worms on the surface and around weed beds. Catfish good on sunfish and fresh shad on bottom. Crappie fair around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Kaw: October 13. Elevation rising, water 72 and murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, worms and shad at 1-8 ft. along flats and shallows. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush structure. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits, spoons and live shad along riprap and rocks. Walleye slow on crankbaits at 5-12 ft. along riprap. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: October 21. Elevation below normal, water 68. Striped bass good on live shad in the main lake. Blue catfish good on cut bait along channels. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits along shorelines. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: October 20. Elevation normal, water 50-60. Trout good on Power Bait, small lures, midges and sow bugs for fly fishing below the dam, spillway, tailwaters and deep holes in the first half of Watts area. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

McMurtry: October 13. Elevation below normal, water 68 and semi-murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 8-18 ft. around docks, brush structure and below the dam. Channel catfish good on live shad, sassy shad and chicken liver at 6-18 ft. along creek channels, docks and sandbars; catching channel catfish on shad and chicken liver near bottom off the docks. Report submitted by Jared Avilez, Park Operations Manager at Lake McMurtry.

Oologah: October 19. Elevation above average, water 65 and murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad below the dam and along the bottom. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County. 

Skiatook: October 21. Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-30 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Tenkiller: October 13. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-23 ft. around brush structure, the main lake and around points. Channel and blue catfish good on dough bait, punch bait and cut bait at 7-27 ft. along flats, the main lake and around points; drift in 7-20 ft. and anchor in deeper water. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around docks and brush structure; best to use 1/64th oz. and 4 lb. line. White bass slow on jigs and in-line spinnerbaits at the surface in the main lake and around points when the wind is blowing early and late. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, OK.

Webbers Falls: October 13. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 69 and murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and bill baits around brush structure, creek channels and riprap. Catfish good on sunfish and fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-16 ft. around bridges and brush structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Northwest - See a map of the area -

Canton: September 20. Elevation below normal, water 74 and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on slabs and crankbaits at 4-10 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Carl Etling: No report submitted.

Ft. Supply:  July 15. Channel catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait and on stinkbait and liver along the bank. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

Great Salt Plains: The fishery has not recovered from 2011 kill.

Watonga: No report submitted.

Southeast - See a map of the area -

Arbuckle: October 11. Elevation 8 ft. below normal, water 76 and clear in the main lake and stained in the creeks. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on jigs, worms, crankbaits and Zara spooks from the surface to 15 ft. around brush structure, rocks, weed beds and hydrilla beds. Crappie fair on jigs, grubs, spoons and crankbaits in chartreuse/pearl at 10-32 ft. around brush structure, the main lake and creek channels. White bass fair on spoons, slabs and grubs at 27-35 ft. in creek channels, the main lake and coves; slabbing near creek bends and drop-offs. Report submitted by Jack Melton. 

Blue RiverBlue River: October 20. Elevation normal, water 59 and clear. Smallmouth, spotted and largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jerk baits and sassy shad at 3-6 ft. along rocks, channels and brush structure. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms and stinkbait at 2-8 ft. along channels, brush structure and deeper pools off of current. Sunfish and bluegill fair on in-line spinnerbaits, small lures and grasshoppers at 1-3 ft. along shallows and sandbar. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Eufaula: October 19. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around points. White bass good around windy points. Blue catfish fair on shad along shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around bridge piers, riprap and boat docks with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County. 

Lower Mt. Fork: October 9. Stocked 1,000 lbs., approximately 1,775 rainbow trout on October 6. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Regional Office.

Robert S. Kerr: October 20. Elevation normal, water 83. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits along channels, brush structure and rocks. Striped and white bass good on Alabama rigs, live shad and cut bait. Blue, channel and flathead catfish excellent on cut bait in the main lake, river channel and flats. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County. 

Texoma: October 19. Elevation 6.5 ft. below normal, water 76 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, plastics and spinnerbaits in and around brush structure, creek channels and riprap at 5-20 ft. Striped and white bass food on live shad, sassy shad and slabs in river channel, main lake and coves at 10-25 ft. Channel and blue catfish good on worms, live bait and stinkbait in and around riprap, coves and creek channels at 10-20 ft. Crappie and sunfish good on tube jigs, minnows and small lures in and around brush structure, creek channels and docks.  Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Southwest - See a map of the area -

Foss: October 20. Elevation 18 1/2 ft. below normal with gates closed, water low 70s and clear. Main boat ramp is open. White bass good on live bait and small jigs. Striped bass hybrids fair on live bait. Catfish good on shrimp. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Tom Steed: October 21. Elevation below normal, water 65 and murky. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait and stinkbait on bottom along flats. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: October 20. Elevation below normal, water 68. Blue and channel catfish slow on stinkbait in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.


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