The Pryor Times

December 14, 2012

Lake reports

PRYOR — Greenleaf: Dec. 11. Bass good on crankbaits, soft jerk baits, chartreuse/white spinnerbaits and sink-o type baits. Report submitted by Mike's Outdoors.

Keystone: Dec. 11. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 56. Catfish fair on cut bait. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: Dec.10. Elevation normal, water 49 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits at 2 ft. in coves. White bass slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 ft. at the mouth of the river. Striped bass slow on trout and shad at 3 ft. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom. Crappie slow on jigs at 3 ft. Trout excellent fly fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom from the dam to Gore Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Lower Illinois: Dec. 10. Stocked 2,405 rainbow trout and 16,000 6-8 inch brown trout from Norfork National Fish Hatchery. Brown trout must be 20 inches or longer to be kept from the Lower Illinois River, so these fish must be released immediately upon being caught. However, they grow fast in the stream, and should produce some great opportunities in the future. Report submitted by Josh Johnston, fisheries biologist east central region.

Oologah: Dec. 9. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. below normal, water mid-50s and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush piles and standing timber. Blue catfish fair on shad and liver around standing timber in the north end of the lake. White bass fair trolling shad colored crankbaits at 10-15 ft. in near creek channels. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Sooner: Dec. 10. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on sassy shad and topwater lures in the discharge. Catfish good on cut bait and live bait off points. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Tenkiller: Dec. 10. Elevation 9 ft. below normal, water 58-60 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on soft plastic baits around docks. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs around docks or brush. Sunfish fair on worm-tipped jigs at 10-15 ft. around docks. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson.

Webbers Falls: Dec. 10. Bass good on spinnerbaits, shad, square bill crankbaits and chatter baits up creeks. Striped bass hybrids good on shad colored or shad imitation baits. Report submitted by Mike's Outdoors.