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September 28, 2012

Lake reports

Bell Cow: September 23. Elevation below normal, water 86 and clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: September 23. All fishing slow. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Chandler: September 23. Elevation below normal, water 86 and clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: September 23. Elevation normal, water 80s and clearing. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 3-6 ft. from boats around the lake as well as from the new fishing dock at Copan Point. Catfish slow on juglines baited with cut shad, sunfish and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: September 25. Elevation 10 3/4 ft. below normal, water 72 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-14 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits. White bass fair trolling. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: September 23. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. White bass being caught on Cast Master spoons when surfacing early and late. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms, jig-and-pig combinations at 5-15 ft. Catfish excellent on juglines and drifting whole shad and sunfish at 10-15 ft. on the flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Grand: September 23. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water high 70s. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits at 5-10 ft. White bass slow. Catfish excellent on fresh cut bait at 50-70 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush below docks. Paddlefish slow. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Hudson: September 25. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures early and on spinnerbaits and plastic baits. Blue catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait at the edge of the river channel. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs around brush piles. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: September 23. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clearing. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. Catfish slow on worms below the dam. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Keystone: September 25. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 71. Catfish good on cut bait at 25 ft. Crappie good minnows at 15 ft. White bass good trolling at 10 ft. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: September 24. Elevation normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures in coves. White bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 ft. all along the river. Striped bass good on live trout and shad at 3 ft. at the mouth of the deep branch. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 ft. all along the river. 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.

Oologah: September 23. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water upper 70s and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 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.

Skiatook: September 24. Elevation 9 1/4 ft. below normal, water mid-70s and clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: September 25. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: September 25. Elevation slightly below normal, water 72 and dingy. Catfish good on cut bait, crawdad and shrimp at 8-15 ft. in upper end of lake drift fishing. Crappie fair around fish shelters. Bluegill fair around boat houses. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures. White bass good early morning or late evening. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: September 24. Elevation 8 1/2 ft. below normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures or drop-shot in deeper water. Sunfish good on night crawlers at 5-15 ft. in or near docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

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