The Pryor Times

November 16, 2012

Lake reports


Oklahoma Department of Wildlife



Eucha: Nov. 13. Elevation 12 1/4 ft. below normal, water 55 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnow and jigs at 14-16 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on plastic worms. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: Nov. 10. Elevation normal, water 58 and clear. Crappie good on minnows and worms at 5-15 ft. Catfish good on sunfish and shad drifting and on juglines in the main channel north of Taylors Ferry Bridge. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 5-15 ft. around any underwater structure. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Greenleaf: Nov. 13. Bass good on chatter and lipless crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jigs with plastic imitation baits. Report submitted by Mike's Outdoors.

Hudson: Nov. 13. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass fair to good on plastic baits and crankbaits. Crappie fair to good on small black jigs and minnows around brush piles. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Lower Illinois: Nov. 12. Elevation normal, water 49 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits at 1-3 ft. in coves. White bass slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 ft. all along the river. Striped bass slow on trout and shad at 1-3 ft. along the mouth of the river. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 ft. in coves and under bridge. 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.

Oologah: Nov. 11. Elevation 3 1/4 ft. below normal, water upper 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. near creek channels. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed Rogers County.

Pawhuska: Nov. 11. Trout good on Power Bait and Super Dupers. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: No. 12. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on live shad and slabs in the lake and fair on topwater lures and sassy shad in the discharge. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: Nov. 13. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water 54 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: Nov. 12. Elevation 8 ft. below normal, water 64-66, water clear and steady. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good in 3-6 ft. on soft plastics. Crappie good at 5-10 ft. on tube jigs or minnows. Sunfish good in docks on worm-tipped jigs at 5-10 ft. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: Nov. 13. Bass good on spinner baits, shad and chatter baits. Striped bass and striped bass hybrids good on shad. Report submitted by Mike's Outdoors.