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Weekly Fishing Report

by Ed Godfrey Published: November 27, 2013
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CENTRAL
Hefner: November 25. Elevation dropping, water 45-48 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits. White bass fair on 8-15 ft. at the dam. Striped bass hybrids fair on white grubs at 8-15 ft. along the dam. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait along the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and white jigs at 20-24 ft. around docks and the dam. Walleye fair on grubs at 8-12 ft. along the dam. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.
Overholser: November 25. Elevation normal, water 38 and clear to murky. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Jarrod Davis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.
Wes Watkins: November 25. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST
Birch: November 25. All fishing slow. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Copan: November 26. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
Eucha: November 27. Elevation 3/4 ft. below normal, water 47 and dingy. All fishing slow due to cold weather. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
Ft. Gibson: November 25. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal, water clear. Catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 15-25 ft. in the main river channel. White bass good on silver spoons jigging the bottom. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around docks. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits at 15-20 ft. around structure. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.
Greenleaf: November 26. Water 46 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and jig-and-worms at 8-12 ft. Catfish good on cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in yellow, red and white around fishing docks. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
Hudson: November 25. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.
Hulah: November 26. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water clear. Crappie slow on jigs at 8-12 ft. around brush piles. Channel catfish slow on cut bait. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
Kaw: November 25. Elevation 1 3/4 ft. above normal. Crappie fair on dark jigs at 15 ft. over brush piles. Spotted bass good on rattletraps on rocky shorelines near the Osage Cove and Burbank Landing areas. White bass and striped bass hybrids excellent around structure near the Sarge Creek Bridge. Catfish good on juglines at 6-15 ft. all over the lake. Blue catfish good on rod-and-reel. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Kay and Grant counties.
Keystone: November 26. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 46. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around docks and brush piles. Catfish good on worms and cut bait below the dam. Striped bass good on green/yellow buck tail jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.
Lower Illinois: November 24. Water low 50s. Trout good on Power Bait on bottom all along the river and on rooster tails in deeper holes, especially below the dam. All other fishing fair. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.
Oologah: November 24. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water upper 50s and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15 ft. around brush piles. Channel and blue catfish fair on shad and liver along flats on the north end and at 5-10 ft. around standing timber. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad below the dam. White bass fair on jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
Pawhuska: November 25. Trout good on Power Bait and Super Dupers. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.
Skiatook: November 25. Elevation 8 ft. below normal, water clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed Osage County.
Sooner: November 25. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
Spavinaw: November 27. Elevation slightly below normal, water 50 and dingy. All fishing slow due to cold weather. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
Tenkiller: November 26. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 56 and clear. Bass fair on crankbaits and jigs deep around rocky points and ledges. White bass fair trolling rocky points. Catfish good on cut shad at 45 ft. in the river channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around docks with brush piles. Report submitted by Brady May, game warden stationed in Cherokee County and Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
Webbers Falls: November 26. Elevation normal, water 46 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on jig-and-worm. Catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and purple jigs. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
NORTHWEST
Canton: November 23. Elevation 13 ft. below normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on shad in the river channel. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
Ft. Supply: November 24. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.
SOUTHEAST
Arbuckle: November 24. Elevation 4 3/4 ft. below normal. Fishing prior to this last front was good. Crappie good on 1/4 oz. spoons and 1/8oz. chartreuse jigs around brush piles. White bass being caught on CC spoons at 35-45 ft. in creek channel bends. Bass good on crankbaits, Alabama rigs and swim baits. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
Blue River: November 26. Elevation normal, water 49 and clear. Trout good on mealworms, rooster tails, garlic Power Bait and Super Dupers immediately above and below waterfalls. Smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics around current. Channel catfish good on stinkbait and minnows around structure in deep holes. Stocked approximately 2,500 rainbow trout on November 20. Report Submitted by fisheries technician Clint Beaver, Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
Broken Bow: November 24. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on jigs in green pumpkin and peanut butter and jelly colors, soft plastic baits in watermelon and green pumpkin, Carolina rigs, Texas rigs and shaky heads around steeper rock banks and major creeks at 10-20 ft., on jerk baits in clown color and on topwater early and late. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
Eufaula: November 25. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits around boat docks and off points. White bass slow. Blue catfish fair along shallow flats. Crappie fair along riprap and boat docks with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
Hugo: November 11. Elevation 2 ft. above normal. Crappie fair on minnows in the river channel. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
Lower Mountain Fork: November 10. 100 C.F.S. above the Powerhouse, call 866-494-1993 for hydroelectric release schedule, water 60 and clear. The best areas to fish are Spillway Creek, Evening Hole and Zone 2. The best access points are Beaver Lodge Nature Trail, Evening Hole Bridge and the Old Park Dam. BWOs and midges hatching. Recommend fly fishing leader of 7 1/2 ft., with 5X Tippet on a 9’5″ weight fly rod. Report submitted by Rob Woodruff, Woodruff Guide Service.
Lower Mountain Fork: November 22. Stocked 2,295 lbs., approximately 4,150 rainbow trout, on November 21. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast regional office.
McGee Creek: November 24. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 57 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and soft plastic lures at 14-18 ft. over submerged points. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-20 ft. over submerged cedar trees off major creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
Pine Creek: November 24. Elevation normal, water clear. Bass good on soft plastic baits and jigs near the back of creek channels. Crappie fair on spoons in deeper water. Catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
Robber’s Cave State Park: November 22. Stocked 545 lbs., approximately 830 rainbow trout on November 21. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast regional office.
Robert S. Kerr: November 25. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in deeper submerged brush locations, in the mouth of the Big San Bois Creek and around riprap. Blue catfish good on cut bait drifting in the river channel in the lake and on trotlines near the channel. Bass fair around points and in deeper pools in the river. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
Sardis: November 24. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal. Bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 6-14 ft. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and dead minnows. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 12-14 ft. Walleye good trolling rocks. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
Texoma: November 24. Elevation 7 1/2 ft. below normal and falling, water 62 and clear. Striped bass fair to good on live shad and slabs at 20 ft. in the river channels. White bass fair on live bait and jigs at 10-20 ft. around points. Largemouth bass fair to good on large crankbaits and plastic worms at 15-20 ft. around points and ledges. Smallmouth bass fair on big jigs and slow moving crankbaits at 10-20 ft. around the ledges with riprap. Channel catfish fair on live bait and cut bait at 10-15 ft. from Little Glasses Creek to Johnston Creek. Blue catfish fair to good on cut baits around the cleaning docks. Crappie fair on live bait and jigs at 5-15 ft. in underwater brush and the fish attractors. Sunfish fair on worms at 5-10 ft. around the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
Wister: November 24. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie fair on pink/white jigs at 8-10 ft. Catfish fair to good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
SOUTHWEST
Ellsworth: November 24. Elevation normal, water muddy. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
Foss: November 26. Elevation 13 1/2 ft. below normal with gates closed. Striped bass hybrids good on slabs in deep water. Walleye fair on live bait. Crappie slow. Catfish fair on dough bait. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
Lawtonka: November 24. Elevation normal, water clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
Medicine Creek: November 26. Trout fishing good from Hwy 49 bridge to Gondola Dam. Few anglers but high catch rates of 1/2 to 3-lb fish. Fishing fair on Power Bait, and excellent on small casting spoons and inline spinners with ultra-light spinning tackle- 2 to 4 lb. line. Good also on sinking flies. Report submitted by ODWC southwest region office.
Tom Steed: November 25. Elevation 10 ft. below normal, water 45 and murky. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut shad at 3 ft. off the bottom near the west side islands. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.


by Ed Godfrey
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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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