January 31st, 2007

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FISHING REPORT FOR JANUARY 31, 2007

CENTRAL

Arcadia: Elevation below normal, Catfish being caught on cut shad. Crappie being caught at 10-15 ft. around heated docks on red and white jigs. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Hefner: Crappie being caught in early mornings on jigs off the dam. Report submitted by Kelly Roberson, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: Elevation 9 ft. below normal and clear. Crappie good on minnows at 7-10 ft. around structure. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

NORTHEAST

Birch: Elevation 3 ft. below normal and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs deep around brush piles. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 42. Crappie fair on jigs at 20-25 ft. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Greenleaf: Elevation 1 ft. below normal and clear. Largemouth bass slow. Catfish fair on cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around fishing dock. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Keystone: Elevation slightly above normal, water 40 and clear to murky. Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass slow on jerk baits and jig and chunk at 8-15 ft. along bluffs, points and ledges. White bass slow on jigging spoons and minnows at 12-20 ft. in the river channel. Striped bass slow on red fins and topwaters from the surface to 3 ft. below the dam. Channel catfish fair on worms at 8-15 ft. in creeks. Blue catfish fair on shad at 15-25 ft. along channels and around humps. Flathead catfish slow on shad at 15-25 ft. along bluffs. Crappie good on small jigs and minnows at 12-25 ft. around brush piles and docks. Saugeye fair on pink and chartreuse jigs at 4-8 ft. in deep holes along the Arkansas River below the dam. Report submitted by Larry Sellers, Woody's Bait and Tackle.

Oologah: For the last two or more weeks, Oologah was frozen solid on the northern 1/3 of the lake, and all the boat ramps were ice-packed. The parks were closed. They opened back up this week. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water near 40 and clear on the south end but near freezing on the north end. Crappie fair on jigs around brush piles at 20 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: Elevation 12 ft. below normal, water 47-50 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks and other structure. Report submitted by Greenwood Fishing Center.

Sooner: Striped bass hybrids fair on sassy shad, shad and topwaters in the discharge channel. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Webbers Falls: Elevation 1 ft. above normal and murky, Catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-15 ft. around brush. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: Elevation 7 ft. below normal. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs near brush piles. White bass, striped bass hybrids and walleye fair on minnows and jigs on lake side of spillway in river channel. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

SOUTHEAST

Blue River: Elevation above normal, water 44 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on minnows and flies. Channel catfish fair on liver and worms. Trout good on power bait, super dupers, rooster tails and meal worms. Report submitted by Charles Baker, technician at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Eufaula: Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal and murky. Largemouth bass, white bass and blue catfish slow. Crappie fair on minnows or jigs at 15-20 ft. around boat docks. Report submitted Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water 47 and murky. Blue catfish fair on liver and dead minnows. Crappie fair on minnows in the lake and good below the dam on light-colored jigs. Report submitted by Wendell Smalling, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: Elevation normal, water 41 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits at 15 ft. in the discharge channel. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

McGee Creek: Elevation 6 ft. above normal, water 47 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures and jigs on submerged humps. White bass fair on grubs off windy point. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Lower Mountain Fork River: Trout fishing has been fantastic in the park. The other zones have been flooded nearly all the time. Generation schedule is 24 hours of continuous generation. Any bead head fly is good. Report submitted by Sid Ingram, Beavers Bend Fly Shop. The newly constructed Lost Creek stream channel has recently been stocked for the first time, and fishing is reportedly excellent. Trout have been stocked along the stream, so anglers should find good numbers of fish in most accessible areas. Report submitted by Paul Balkenbush, southeast region fisheries supervisor for the Wildlife Department.

Pine Creek: Elevation 6 ft. above normal and murky. Bass good on spoons in creek channels and crankbaits around points. Crappie fair around tops on minnows. Catfish fair on cut shad on trotlines. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: Elevation above normal, water 44 and murky. Largemouth bass at 8-10 ft. using plastic baits fishing the rip-rapped areas. Crappie fair at 10 ft. using small minnows fishing the old creek channels. White bass slow at 10 ft. using jigs fishing below Webbers Falls dam. Blue catfish fair at 10-15 ft. drift fishing using fresh cut bait along the old river channel. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis Lake: Elevation is normal. Largemouth bass slow to fair off points and around islands on crankbaits and crawdads. White bass good around islands trolling rattle traps and below the dam on grubs. Catfish fair on trotlines and juglines baited with cut shad in deep flats and channels. Crappie good on minnows around bridges and tower. Walleye fair on jigs and grubs below the dam. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: Elevation normal, water 48 and clear. Striped bass fair on live bait and sassy shad at 10-20 ft. in the coves. Channel and blue catfish slow, with some fish being caught on cut bait at 10-20 ft., above the Highway 70 bridge. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: Elevation 7 ft. above normal and murky. Largemouth bass slow. Crappie good on minnows and jigs below the dam. Channel catfish fair to good on cut shad. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: Elevation 13 ft. below normal and murky. Crappie fair to good at Ralph's Resort at 12-15 ft. Catfish fair on cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water in the lower 40's and clear. Crappie good around fishing dock and structures. Striped bass hybrids good on slabs in deep water with slight winds. Walleye fair off the bottom. Catfish fair. Bass slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: Elevation 2 ft. below normal. Crappie slow to fair around marina and boat docks. Report submitted by James Edwards Jr., game warden station in Caddo County.

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