Ft. Gibson: September 4. Elevation above normal, water 83 and stained. Crappie slow on hair jigs, minnows and monkey milk colored tube jigs at 13 ft. around brush structure. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on live shad along flats, main lake river channel. White bass fair on crankbaits and in-line spinnerbaits in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.
Kaw: September 3. Elevation normal, water
80 and stained. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad along flats and river channel. The fishing for blue catfish and channel catfish has been good particularly on juglines in the Coon Creek flats and the main river channel in the Sarge Creek area. The blues are operating high in the water
column, so the top hook has been the best. Crappie fishing is good over manmade brush structures if you have good electronics to locate fish suspended over brush. Monkey milk colored jigs have been very effective. For bird watchers, the white pelicans have arrived and are visible in excellent numbers in the portions of the lake north of Hwy 11. Report submitted by Tracy Daniel, District 8 Chief.
Keystone: August 30. Elevation above normal, water 88. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and spinnerbaits around points and weed beds. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.
Lower Illinois: August 31. Elevation normal, water 65. Trout good on PowerBait and worms below the dam and along tailwater. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.
Sooner: September 3. Elevation normal, water 80s and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits around brush structure, points and riprap. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on shad and slabs in the main lake. The hybrid bite continues to be good on live shad in the main lake. It requires good electronics and a good trolling motor system to stay with these schools of fish in order to be successful. Keep a rod with a top water lure or shallow running crank bait handy as these fish are occasionally busting shad on the surface early in the mornings and again late in the evenings. Blue catfish slow on cut bait and shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Tracy Daniel, District 8 Chief.
Tenkiller: August 31. Elevation below normal, water clear. White bass good on crankbaits, jigs, lipless baits and spoons along channels, dam, main lake and points. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spoons around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.