Enid Lake: ??? Water level 239.72 ft, falling 0.3 ft/day; 4.4 ft above rule curve Monday.
Expect fishing to slow down with a big cold front late this week. Access is limited at some ramps at current water levels. Most crappie anglers are spider-rigging jigs and/or minnows 6 - 14 ft deep out from creek mouths in the main lake. Minnows have been the key to getting bites, but are also attracting more short fish. Crappie can also be taken fishing planted brush tops 3 6 ft deep. For white bass, fish over sandy, main lake points with small shad-colored crankbaits or jigs. For catfish, fish worms, shad, or stink baits in the river and creek channels or on main lake flats. As the lake falls, it pulls fish, including largemouth bass, out of the backs of creeks into the deeper channels. Fish spinnerbaits, swim baits, or soft plastics on river or creek channel edges 2 6 ft deep early and late in the day or fish crankbaits or soft plastics 4 10 ft deep on any cover (brush tops, stake beds, old timber) off main lake points midday.
As the water falls, folks report balls of fish eggs or jellyfish clinging to sticks, trees, and about everything else. Those blobs are actually colonial animals called bryozoans that filter plankton out of the water. Nibbling by fish causes the colony to minimize its surface area to a round shape. Web search freshwater bryozoans for more on these interesting, ancient animals.
MDWFP electrofishing recently found bass, bream, and crappie on cover, especially brush tops, in 2 6 ft of water. Several bass over 7 lbs were weighed. Most crappie on brush tops were keeper size black crappie. Crappie were also in standing timber 6 8 ft deep. White bass and small largemouths were scattered on sandy flats feeding on small shad.
The spillway had two gates open 3.0 ft each (1750 cfs) Monday. Best luck down here has been for catfish on various natural baits. Some white bass can be taken in the faster water and a few bream and bass can be taken on the rocks.