Fishing Report for Sept. 23

September 23, 2020 | Sports

Northeast

Kaw: Sept. 22. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 70s and stained. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/KAWL.lakepage.html. Blue and channel catfish excellent on cut bait, grasshoppers, live bait, live shad, and shad around flats, main lake, river channel, and shallows. Crappie excellent on jigs, live bait, live shad, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, riprap, rocks, and standing timber. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on crankbaits, live bait, live shad, and spoons below the dam, around main lake and points. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County. 

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Ft. Gibson: Sept. 20. Elevation below normal, water 78 with 1ft visibility. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/FGIB.lakepage.html. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, crankbaits, jerk bait, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around coves, rocks, and shorelines. Bluegill and green sunfish good on caddis flies, crickets, hair jigs, jigs, small lures, and worms around docks and main lake. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Tahlequah County. 

Greenleaf: Sept. 20. Elevation normal, water 77 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastics around coves, flats, and points. Blue catfish good on cut bait around the main lake. Bluegill sunfish fair on jigs and worms around docks, shallows, and shorelines. Report submitted by Josey Branch, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Keystone: Sept. 17. Elevation above normal, water 80. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/KEYS.lakepage.html. Largemouth bass fair on small lures around shorelines. Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam and around channels. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Sooner: Sept. 20. Elevation normal, water murky and 80s. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live shad and minnows around the main lake. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait around the main lake. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Tenkiller: Sept. 20. Elevation normal, water 82 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/TENK.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on plastics and small lures around brush structure and standing timber. Crappie fair on jigs and small lures around brush structure. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County. 

Webbers Falls: Sept. 20. Elevation normal, water 77 and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/webdata/gagedata/WFLO2.current.html. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastics around coves, flats, and points. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait below the dam and around the main lake. Paddlefish fair snagging below the dam. Report submitted by Josey Branch, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Northwest

Foss: Sept. 21. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water upper 60s. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/FOSS.lakepage.html. Striped bass hybrids good on live bait around the main lake. Walleye fair on live bait. Catfish good on juglines and rod-and-reel. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House. 

Southeast

Arbuckle: Sept. 21. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/ARBU.lakepage.html. Channel catfish good on dough bait and sponge bait around baited holes. Bass fair on topwater lures at the first light of day. Smallmouth bass good on topwater lures early morning. Crappie fair to good off docks in the mornings and good on milk money jigs around brush piles out of the lake. White bass are chasing shad up creeks during the evening hours. Sunfish excellent with fly-rods. Report submitted by Jack Melton. 

Blue River: Sept. 22. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and punch bait around channels, river channel, and rocks. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, rocks, and shorelines. Bluegill, green, and redear sunfish good on crickets, grasshoppers, and worms around shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace. 

Broken Bow: Sept. 18. Elevation above normal, water 81. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/BROK.lakepage.html. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, and spoons around brush structure and points. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, punch bait, and worms around channels, coves, and river mouth. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: Sept. 18. Elevation normal, water 82 and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/EUFA.lakepage.html. Striped bass fair on jigs, small lures, and topwater lures below and around the dam. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around coves, docks, main lake, riprap, and standing timber. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County. 

Hugo: Sept. 18. Elevation above normal, water 81 and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/HUGO.lakepage.html. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, shad, stinkbait, and sunfish below the dam, around channels, creek channels, main lake, river channel, and shorelines. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam, around, brush structure, channels, creek channels, main lake, river channel, and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: Sept. 20. Elevation normal, water 81 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, plastics, and topwater lures around main lake, points, river channel, and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rig, crankbaits, and live shad around coves, inlet, main lake, and river channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, shrimp, and worms around coves, riprap, and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: Sept. 18. Elevation normal, water clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ok/nwis/uv?site_no=07339000. Rainbow trout excellent on PowerBait, tube jigs, and worms around creek channels and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: Sept. 18. Elevation normal, water 82. Largemouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rig, crankbaits, and topwater lures around coves, flats, and points. White and spotted bass fair on topwater lures around the dam and main lake. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure, channels, and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: Sept. 18. Elevation above normal, water clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/PINE.lakepage.html. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around coves, creek channels, and points. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and stinkbait below the dam. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: Sept. 18. Elevation normal, water murky. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/webdata/gagedata/KERO2.current.html. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits, minnows, plastic baits, small lures, and topwater lures around brush structure, docks, rocks, sandbar, shorelines, standing timber, and weed beds. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, goldfish, grubs, hot dogs, minnows, shad, shrimp, sunfish, and worms below the dam, along channels, main lake, river channel, river mouth, shorelines, and tailwater. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and small lures around coves, points, standing timber, tailwater, and weed beds. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: September 18. Elevation above normal, water 78. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/SARD.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits, jerk bait, lipless baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around brush structure, points, riprap, rocks, shorelines, standing timber, and weed beds. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live shad, shad, and sunfish around channels, flats, main lake, and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, points, and standing timber.  Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: Sept. 18. Elevation normal, water 79. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/DENI.lakepage.html. Lake fishing has started picking back up with cooler temps. Striped bass good on live shad and topwater lures around flats, inlet, and shallows. Striper fishing has been good near the islands in 25 ft. of water, anglers should use fresh caught bait for best results. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad around the flats and main lake. Blue cats hitting cut bait on ledges. White bass surface feeding in early mornings and late evenings. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Marshall County.

Wister: Sept. 18. Elevation above normal, water cloudy. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/WIST.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, plastics, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around brush structure, coves, points, shorelines, and standing timber. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, crawfish, cut bait, hot dogs, shad, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms below the dam, around brush structure, channels, main lake, points, and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs, minnows, small lures, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, shorelines, standing timber, and cedar brush. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in Le Flore County. 

Southwest

Ft. Cobb: Sept. 20. Elevation below normal, water 80s and cloudy. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/FCOB.lakepage.html. Saugeye fair on crankbaits around points. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Waurika: Sept. 21. Elevation normal, water 80s and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website athttps://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/WAUR.lakepage.html. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver and cut bait around channels, creek channels, and main lake. Walleye and saugeye slow on crankbaits below and around the dam. Report submitted by Matt Farris, game warden stationed in Jefferson County. 

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