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Northeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report for Week of Sept 28

September 29, 2011 8:54 pm
posted by Terry

Looking at the fishing report below the fishing is slow in several places.  Trout fishing is good on the surface below the Lower Illinois.

Copan: September 26. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel and flathead catfish slow on cut shad and worms below the dam. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around structure and Copan Point. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Hulah: September 26. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel catfish slow on cut shad and worms below the dam. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around structure in Skull Creek. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Hudson: September 27. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, buzz baits and crawdad colored jigs. White bass fair to good on small lures in the upper end of the lake. Blue catfish fair to good on cut shad. Crappie good on small jigs and minnows. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Lower Illinois: September 26. Elevation normal, water 46 and murky. Largemouth bass slow on topwater lures in coves. White bass slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 2 ft. all along the river. Striped bass slow on live shad at 1-2 ft. at the mouth of the river. Channel catfish good on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Trout good fly-fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom at the dam. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Tenkiller: September 26. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 75 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, topwater lures and soft plastic baits. White bass fair on spinnerbaits, spoons and jigs when schooling. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. in docks. Catfish fair on juglines baited with shad. Sunfish good on worm-tipped jigs in docks. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

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Northeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report Week of Sept 21

September 26, 2011 8:43 pm
posted by Terry

Copan: September 18. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel and flathead catfish good on cut shad and worms below the dam. Crappie slow no minnows and jigs around structure at Copan Point. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: September 20. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 70 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 13-15 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Catfish fair on juglines baited with cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: September 18. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on Biffle Bugs and crankbaits at 5-15 ft. White bass excellent trolling silver spoons and white crankbaits along shallow rock piles and humps in the middle of the lake. Catfish excellent drifting cut shad and white bass sides on the flats between the Hwy 51 Bridge and the dam. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Greenleaf: September 19. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, bill baits and jig-and-worm along shorelines, brush structure, creek channels and rocky points. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom near the spillway. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: September 19. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and buzz baits early and late. Blue catfish good on cut shad. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Fishing looks good at several locations around the northeastern section.  Fish are biting be sure to go out and catch some fish. You will need that baitcasting or spinning reel to go catch a fish.

Hulah: September 18. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on cut shad and worms below the dam. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around structure in Skull Creek. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Keystone: September 19. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 73. Largemouth bass fair. White bass fair. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: September 19. Elevation normal, water 49 and murky. Largemouth bass slow on topwater lures in coves. White bass slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 ft. all along the river. Striped bass slow on live shad at 1-2 ft. in mouth of the river. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Trout good fly-fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom at the dam. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Oologah: September 18. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water mid 70s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush piles. White bass fair trolling shad colored crankbaits at 10-15 ft. off main lake points. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines baited with shad at 10-15 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Spavinaw: September 20. Elevation slightly below normal, water 70 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Webbers Falls: September 19. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jig-and-worm along riprap and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait along mudflats and on bottom. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 12 ft. around bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

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Northeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report Aug 17th

August 18, 2011 8:13 pm
posted by Terry

Channel Cat

Looking at the report we see fish are hitting at the top of water.  Be sure to have your spinning reel or baitcasting reel and your crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and plastic baits.

Copan: August 15. Elevation normal, water clear. Channel and flathead catfish good on cut shad and worms below the dam. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around structure at Copan Point. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: August 16. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 80 and dingy. Bluegill fair on crickets and worms around grass beds. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-14 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on topwater baits early morning. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: August 14. Elevation 2 ft. below normal and steady, water 86 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 5-15 ft. White bass good trolling small spinnerbaits and small white crankbaits from the deep-drop offs in the main lake. Catfish good on juglines baited with whole live shad and sunfish. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Grand: August 15. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good at 10-15 ft. around points. White bass good on topwater lures. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with fresh cut bait above Sailboat Bridge. Crappie good on minnows and jigs below the docks with brush. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: August 15. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jig and worm along creek channels, brush structure and shorelines. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait on bottom near the spillway. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: August 16. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits, plastic baits and crankbaits. White bass fair to good trolling small lures in the upper end when schooling late. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: August 15. Elevation near normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on cut shad and worms below the dam. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs in Skull Creek. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Keystone: August 15. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 86. Largemouth bass fair. White bass fair. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: August 15. Elevation normal, water 50 and murky. Largemouth bass slow on topwater lures in coves. White bass slow on jigs at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Striped bass good on live shad at 1-2 ft. along the dam and mouth of river. Channel catfish good on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Trout good fly-fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Oologah: August 14. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water lower 80s and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around brush piles. White bass fair trolling shad colored crankbaits at 10-15 ft. off main lake points. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines baited with shad at 20 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Spavinaw: August 16. Elevation slightly above normal, water 82 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: August 15. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. below normal, water 90 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on soft plastics baits in shallow cover. Sunfish good on worm tipped jigs at 10-20 ft. in docks. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: August 15. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along riprap, creek channels, brush structure and boat ramps. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait drifting and over the mud flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Reported by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife  Conservation

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Tips For Choosing A Fishing Line — Part V

August 12, 2011 9:53 am
posted by Terry

Fishing Line

The fused fishing line is more or less the Cadillac of fishing lines. This particular line has supper strength that the fisher cannot break, and is difficult to cut. The fused line is made from gel-spun polyurethane and when put under heat and pressure; strands with superior strength are formed. When the fisher does not handle a fused line safely it can cut into their hands. This line has no memory, no stretch, and is resistant to abrasion. It will also require a specialize knot when joining lines together. The fused line is highly visible to the fish.

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Tips For Choosing A Fishing Line — Part IV

August 11, 2011 8:48 am
posted by Terry

Fishing Line

Fluorocarbon fishing lines are manufactured by using a carbon base and other materials and are used in fly fishing. This type of line is stiff and it will keep the shape of the spool. Many have complained that this type of line is brittle and breaks easily, especially in cold weather. The big advantage of using this line is that the line is invisible in the water. There are many different brands of these lines along with many different prices. It is hard to say what is best for the individual fisher. They just have to try one and test it out. The fluorocarbon fishing lines can be used with a baitcasting reel, how ever it is difficult to use.

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Tips For Choosing A Fishing Line — Part III

August 10, 2011 9:45 am
posted by Terry

Fishing Line

A Braided fishing line also known as a superline is much more common and has been used for decades. This type of line when knotted holds the knot. Its positive uses are that it is a powerful fishing line that does not stretch and will hold its own in power and strength. As good as this fishing line is the one drawback is that it is opaque in the water and the fish can visualize the line. Some anglers will knot a monofilament line to the end of a braded line, called the leader, in order to help make the line less visable to the fish. The braided fishing line can be used with baitcasing reels.

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Tips For Choosing A Fishing Line — Part II

August 9, 2011 10:39 am
posted by Terry

Fishing Line

Fishing line is important and there are four different types of line. The first one is called a monofilament. This type of fishing line is made from plastic and is made with one line of plastic. This type of fishing line can be spun with several lines to make it stronger. These varying strengths are known as tests. Basically monofilament line is lower in cost. It can be purchased in different colors or in florescent colors. Monofilament line can become easily knotted and is not very forgiving in its shape as over time is will adhere to the reel shape. The monofilament line should not be used if deep sea fishing. It is ideal for use with a spinning reel or baitcasting reel.

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Tips For Choosing A Fishing Line — Part I

August 8, 2011 1:35 pm
posted by Terry

Fishing Line

Fishing is one sport that men and women enjoy participating in. There is casual fishing and then the more serious anglers. While some do not care what kind of rod, reel, fishing line, bait, or tackle they use, others may take a more serious approach to this sport and want to use only the best fishing gear that money can buy in order to enhance their fishing experience. Will the type of fishing line that he or she decides on determine how successful that their fishing trip will be? Some anglers feel that the type of line used makes all the difference, while others are not quite sure.

Stay tuned as we look at the different types of fishing line.

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The Double Surgeon Knot

August 1, 2011 10:00 am
posted by Terry

Double Surgeon Knot

This is an ordinary one, but a good decision if the lines are irregular. Place the leader and tippet next to each other overlapping six inches, ends facing opposite. Take the front leader and the end of the tippet and tie an overhand knot with the leader end and tippet itself. The whole tippet length goes through the overhand loop entirely and, while small, is not tightened. Pass through again using the new loop through the existing one again. Pull on the leader and tippet, and your knot is complete. This is a tippet to leader knot.

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The Blood Knot

July 28, 2011 10:47 am
posted by Terry

Blood Knot

A more precise knot, the ‘blood knot’ isn’t for the faint of heart. It requires skill to complete, and begins by taking the two lines and having them cross for about four inches with the shorter line ends of both facing opposite. One line’s shorter end is wrapped around the next line about six times, with the difference of the first line short end going through the original lines’ wrapping. The difference in the second line is then repeated (about six times wrapping), with that difference passing back through the overall wrapping loop. When not tightened, it may remain loose, however, may be tightened at any time to ensure completion of the knot. It is a versatile knot for the tippet or leader.

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