January 3rd, 2007

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FISHING REPORT FOR JANUARY 3, 2007

CENTRAL

Hefner: Crappie are being caught on jigs around the dam and rocks. Report submitted by Kelly Roberson, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Overholser: Crappie are being caught on jigs around docks and rocks. Report submitted by Kelly Roberson, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

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

NORTHEAST

Birch: Elevation 3 1/4 ft. below normal water in the 50s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Eucha: Elevation 3 1/2 ft., water 45 and clear. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush and structure at 18-20 ft. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

Ft. Gibson: Elevation 2 ft. above normal and rising, water 42 and muddy. Channel catfish good on creeks where water is flowing and in flooded grass. Report submitted Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Wagoner and Muskogee counties.

Grand: Elevation below normal and clear. Crappie fair to good using minnow and jigs at 12 ft. Catfish fair to good at 20 ft. using cut shad on juglines and rod and reel. Report submitted by Jim Littlefield, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Spavinaw: Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 46 and clear. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around dam area. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

Tenkiller: Elevation 1/3 ft. above normal, water 49. Crappie fair around brush at 15-25 ft. on tube jigs and good around docks at 15-20 ft. on minnows or tube jigs. Sunfish good in docks on worm-tipped jigs at 10-20 ft. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

NORTHWEST

Canton: Elevation 6 ft. below normal. Crappie good on minnows and jigs near brush. White bass, striped bass hybrid and walleye fair on jigs along dam and on slabs near underwater islands. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: Elevation 2 1/4 ft. below normal. Crappie slow to fair around marina and boat docks. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Harper County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 49 and stained. Crappie good on drop-offs using spoons and Guy Sandy dock. White bass excellent under gulls and on creek drop-offs. Bass fair to slow on drop shot and jig and pig. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: Elevation is rising. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good in the mouths of creeks on jigs and crankbaits. Catfish good on juglines baited with sunfish or cut bait. Crappie fair in the upper end of the lake around structure on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: Elevation normal and murky. Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass slow. Blue catfish fair on shad at 10-30 ft. drifting the flats. Crappie good on minnows or jigs at 10-25 ft. around boat docks. Report submitted Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: Elevation 9 ft. above normal, water 51 and murky. Largemouth bass fair spinnerbaits. Crappie fair live on minnows. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and liver. Report submitted by Wendell Smalling, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: Elevation normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic worms at 15 ft. off points and in the discharge channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver at 15 ft. in the discharge channel. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork River: The fishing is generally good. The fishing last week was very good until the rain hit. This caused the river to muddy up and create some very difficult fishing conditions on the river downstream from Bee Creek. Zone 1: recently stocked, fishing was very good. Zone 2: muddy and fishing poorly. Zone 3: muddy/poor conditions. Best flies have been very small dry flies, Griffith's gnat, adult caddis flies, and a multitude of emerges. The lake has risen several feet and the powerhouse may release water at any time. Be very careful if you are fishing zones 2 or 3. Report submitted by Sid Ingram, Beavers Bend Fly Shop.

Pine Creek: Elevation above normal, water clear. Bass excellent on crankbaits around points and good on Texas-rigged centipede worms. Crappie and walleye good below the dam. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: Elevation above normal, water 46 and murky. Largemouth bass slow at 8-10 ft. using plastic baits fishing the deeper water in the riprap and rocky areas. Crappie fair at 8-10 ft. using minnows fishing the old creek channels. White bass slow at 10 ft. using jigs fishing below the dams. Blue catfish fair at 5-15 ft. using fresh cut bait and worms fishing the fresh water flowing into the lake. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis Lake: Crappie good along structure on minnows and jigs and off bridges. Largemouth bass fair on shallow running crankbaits and spinnerbaits running shallow. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 54 and semi-clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on plastic baits at 15-20 ft. deep along riprap. Striped and white bass fair on live and cut shad at 15-20 ft. near the islands and good bank fishing off long points. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut shad at 10-15 ft. deep above the highway 70 bridge and bank fishing is good. Crappie fair on small minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. near underwater brush and fish attractors. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: Elevation 6 1/2 ft. above normal and murky. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs below the dam. Channel catfish very good on cut shad below the dam. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ft. Cobb: Elevation 2 1/4 ft. below normal. Crappie slow to fair around marina and boat docks; Report submitted by James Edwards Jr., game warden station in Caddo County.

 

WATERFOWL REPORT FOR JANUARY 3, 2007

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NORTHWEST

Canton: Lake level is 5.60 ft. below normal. Habitat condition is poor. Water level has dropped below all vegetation along the shoreline due to water release. Winter wheat plantings are still in fair condition and improving with recent rains. Duck numbers are low to moderate, with most ducks leaving to find better forage. Goose numbers are high, with mostly Canadas, and a few Snow geese as well. Hunting activity is low in the area. The boat ramp west of Canton WMA headquarters is not usable due to low water levels.

Ft. Supply: Lake level is 1.0 ft. below normal. Habitat conditions around the lake are poor, with lots of open shoreline. Local wheat crops are fair to poor. Duck numbers are fair. Goose numbers are low. Movement in the area has been slow. Hunting activity is low, with no reports of success. Area ponds and sloughs are mostly dry, and some boat ramps are closed due to low lake levels.

SOUTHWEST

Ft. Cobb: Lake level is 2.21 ft. below normal. Habitat condition is poor due to lake level. Winter wheat is good, with small amount of peanut residue in the field. Duck numbers are good, with mostly mallards. Goose numbers are good. Hunting activity is high, with good success.

Mtn. Park: Lake elevation is 9.28 ft. below normal. Habitat condition is very poor due to lake level. Winter wheat is good on WMA and surrounding area. Duck numbers are low. Goose numbers are good, with a large number of Snow geese mixed in. Hunting activity is low, with no reports of success.

NORTHEAST

Copan: Lake level is 2.01 ft. below normal. Lake level is not flooding terrestrial vegetation. Soybeans and wheat in ag fields on WMA. Beans are cut, with wheat is up. Duck numbers are low. Goose numbers are low. Hunting activity is fair, with fair success. No significant migrations have been noted in the last week.

Eufaula: Lake level is 1.50 ft. below normal. Current habitat condition is good to excellent. Vegetation is very good to excellent on the mudflats and suitable lake shore. Very little farming in the area. Duck numbers are fair. Few geese observed in the area. No significant bird movements have been observed. Hunting activity is moderate, with variable success.

Ft. Gibson: Lake level is 2.75 ft. above normal. Habitat condition is good, with smartweed, barnyard grass, bidens, cut soybeans, corn, milo, and wheat in the area. Duck numbers are fair. Goose numbers are low. Some bird movement has been seen in the area. Hunting activity is high, with moderate success.

Hulah: Lake level is 2.23 ft. below normal. Lake level is not flooding terrestrial vegetation. Soybeans and wheat in ag fields on WMA. Beans are now cut. Duck numbers are low. Goose numbers are low. No significant migrations have been noted in the last week. Hunting activity is low, with low success.

Kaw: Lake level is 0.61 ft. below normal. Habitat condition is good, with millet and natural food available. Duck numbers are fair, with mostly mallard's and green-winged teal. Goose numbers are fair. Bird movement is slow at the moment, but expected to pick up with approaching cold fronts. Hunting activity in the area is moderate with good success.

Keystone: Lake level is 1.3 ft. below normal. Habitat conditions are poor. Habitat condition is fair-good on Cottonwood Creak WDU. Very little vegetation is flooded on the lake. Habitat potential is fair on the mudflats, sloughs, potholes, and lower elevation. Both duck and goose numbers are low. Hunting activity is moderate, with low success. Duck numbers have decreased recently due to hunting pressure and low quality habitat. Some of the sloughs now have some water in them. The water level in the sloughs is not up the vegetation line. 3 mile slough is 20% full. Lake level needs to be normal for fair habitat and one foot above normal for good habitat.

Webbers Falls: Lake level is 2.03 ft. above normal. Habitat condition is good, with smartweed, barnyard grass, bidens, cut soybeans, corn, milo and wheat in the area. Duck numbers are fair. Goose numbers are low. Some bird movement in the area. Hunting activity is high, with moderate success.

SOUTHEAST

Hugo: Lake level is 9.65 ft. above normal. Habitat condition is fair to good, with Japanese millet, sedges, and other native vegetation in the area. Ponds in the area are filling up. Duck numbers are good. Goose numbers are good, with Canada's mixed with light geese.

Little River NWR: Water levels are good. Food conditions are good. Duck numbers: gadwall 260; mallard 220; wood duck 125; ring-neck 75. No geese were observed on the area.

Texoma: Lake level is 2.28 ft. below normal. Habitat conditions are good, with smart weed, barnyard grass, and nutsedge in the area. Duck numbers are poor. Goose numbers are poor. No new waterfowl movement due to fair weather. Hunting activity is moderate, with poor success.

Wister: Lake level is 9.21 ft. above normal. Duck numbers: mallard 75; gadwall 30; wigeon 10, shoveller 20, wood duck 30, redhead 20, scaup 20, ringneck 20, bufflehead 4, ruddy 6. No geese observed.

 

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