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Date 22-Apr-16
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Conditions : Enid Lake: ???Water level 256.7, rising 0.1 ft/day, 10.6 ft over rule curve Tuesday. It is supposed to rise from 235 ft March 1 to 250 ft (summer pool) by May 1. For water level information,call (662) 563-4571

Fishing has been difficult to dangerous this past week with high winds. The latest rise will likely turn off about everything but catfish until the lake starts to stabilize and clear. A full moon and warming trend expect the fish to move in shallower water to start spawning. Crappie are spawning shallow with the water rising and are virtually undisturbed in heavy, flooded cover. Best reports lately have been fishing 1 - 3 ft deep in flooded grass flats near the backs of creeks. Other folks are slow trolling or drifting 3 to 5 ft deep out from spawning areas with jigs and/or minnows. Most fish are 2 - 3 lbs or near 12 inches; measure carefully. Use larger baits and/or fish deeper to improve the percentage of bigger fish caught. Expect catfish to be feeding in tributaries after the rains or feeding shallow following the rising water; this is a good time to fish worms. For Largemouth Bass, look for clearer water in the backs of creeks and coves and fish topwaters, buzzbaits, or spinnerbaits in flooded cover, especially grass and brush covered flats near creek channels. White Bass are in the creeks and the river on their spawning run; fish jigs or small crankbaits over a sandy bottom. There are no size or number limits for White Bass.

The spillway had no gates open 0.0 ft (0 cfs) Tuesday. Expect fishing to improve after the water is on a few days. Best luck has been for crappie fishing jigs and/or minnows.

Crappie spawning in Enid is normally from the end of March through the end of April, but it may vary a week or more depending on weather, moon phase, etc. Crappie spawned nearly a month later than normal the last couple of springs because a cold winter made main lake temperatures where crappie overwinter very cold. Main lake temperatures are warmer this winter and a more normal spawning time is expected unless we get an unusually cool spring. Not all crappie spawn at the same time; larger females usually spawn first and get the best spots. Black Crappie usually spawn earlier than White Crappie (males of both species get dark during the spawn; do not use color to tell the species apart).

Reported by: MDWFP


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About: - MDWFP electrofishing last fall found good spawns of crappie, bass, and white bass this past spring. There were good white crappie spawns in 2009, 2010, and 2011. The big 2009 year class averaged just under 12 inches in November and is growing normally. The abundance of smaller fish bodes well for crappie fishing through 2015. Bass from 2007 and 2008 were abundant from 14 to 17 inches (1.5 to 2.5 lb), but there were also good numbers of bass to over 7 lbs. Bream were not extremely abundant, but many were one-third to one-half pound.

Contact the COE office (662)563-4571 for accessible ramps at current water levels.

Crappie spawning in Enid is normally from the end of March through the end of April, but it may vary a week or more depending on weather, moon phase, etc. Crappie spawned nearly a month later than normal the last couple of springs because a cold winter made main lake temperatures where crappie overwinter very cold. Main lake temperatures are warmer this winter and a more normal spawning time is expected unless we get an unusually cool spring. Not all crappie spawn at the same time; larger females usually spawn first and get the best spots. Black Crappie usually spawn earlier than White Crappie (males of both species get dark during the spawn; do not use color to tell the species apart).


Misc Info: - (2015) Starting July 22, 2015, the daily creel limit for crappie is 15 per person. Crappie must be over 12 inches. Anglers may use no more than 4 poles per person and no more than 2 hooks or lures per pole. There is a 40 crappie per boat limit for boats with 3 or more anglers. The 12 inch length limit does not apply to the reservoir spillway, but the spillway has a 15 crappie creel limit.

Starting July 22, 2015, limits on black bass (largemouth and spotted) go to statewide limits: no size limit, 10 fish per person daily.



Enid Lake Level

Stages

Normal

- Near Flood Stage
268' - Minor Flooding


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