Jan 09 2008

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FISHING REPORT FOR JANUARY 9, 2008
 
CENTRAL
 
Arcadia: Elevation slightly above normal, water 45-50 and semi-clear. Blue catfish good on cut shad at 20 ft. along northeast banks and deep parts of lake from morning to midday. Crappie fair to good on minnows at 8-9 ft. at south heated fishing dock evening to early morning. All other fishing fair. Report submitted by Linnie Mason, gate attendant.
 
Wes Watkins: Elevation 1-2 ft. below normal, water 43 and murky. Catfish fair to good on minnows, worms, fresh cut bait, chicken liver and cut bait in deeper waters along main channel and down by dam area. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits in shallow waters. Report submitted by M.M. Fowler, St. Gregory’s.

 
NORTHEAST
 
Birch: Elevation normal, water lower 40s and clear. Crappie fair at 25-30 ft. around brush structures. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Ft. Gibson: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 43 and murky. Channel catfish good on rocky points on cut bait and shad in the evening. Crappie good around docks and brush piles at 15-20 ft. on minnows and jigs early morning and late evening. Report submitted by Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.
 
Greenleaf: Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits in creeks and along shoreline. Catfish fair on cut baits and stinkbaits on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 16 ft. around docks. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
Kaw: Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal, water 38 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs over manmade brush piles in Kaw City area and McFadden marina area at 12-20 ft. Report submitted by Tracy Daniel, game warden stationed in Kay County.
 
Keystone: Elevation 1 3/5 ft. above normal, water clear to murky. Largemouth bass fair on jigs, chunkbaits and crankbaits at 6-12 ft. in creeks. Smallmouth bass fair on jigs, chunkbaits and crankbaits at 6-12 ft. in deep coves. Spotted bass fair on jigs, chunkbaits and crankbaits at 6-12 ft. around bluff areas. White bass fair on minnows and jigging spoons at 10-15 ft. at mouths of coves and bridges. Striped bass good on bucktails and sassy shad at 3-6 ft. below dam. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver at 8-12 ft. in shallow coves and creeks. Blue catfish good on cut shad and punch baits at 15-20 ft. around ledges, humps and along river channel. Flathead catfish slow on live shad at 15-20 ft. in riprap and bluffs. Crappie good on jigs and minnows at 12-20 ft. around docks, ledges and brush piles. Walleye and saugeye fair on 3 in. grubs and large shiners at 4-8 ft. in holes downstream below dam. Report submitted by Woody’s Bait and Tackle.
 
Pawhuska Lake: Elevation normal, water lower 40s and clear. Trout good on power baits. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Skiatook: Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at 20-30 ft. at brush structures. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Sooner: White bass and hybrid striped bass good in the discharge channel on sassy shad. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
 
Webbers Falls: Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits in riprap and creeks. Catfish good on cut baits while drift fishing. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-14 ft. around bridges and structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
NORTHWEST
 
Canton
: Elevation normal. Crappie good on minnows and jigs near Canadian area. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
 
SOUTHEAST
 
Arbuckle
: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 44-46 and stained. Crappie and white bass are being caught in creek channels, around drop-offs in mid-lake area on spoons. Bass are being caught in the same place on jigs and drop shot at 15-24 ft. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
 
Blue River: Elevation normal, water 51 and clear. Largemouth bass slow to fair on minnows and flies. Channel catfish fair on liver and worms. Trout good on power bait, roostertails, super dupers and mealworms. Report submitted by Charles Baker, technician at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
 
Broken Bow: Largemouth bass good on spoons around islands and rocky points on topwater lures. Bass are schooling in the early morning or late evening. Channel catfish good on cut bait on juglines and trotlines. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Eufaula: Elevation 1 ft. below normal and clear. Largemouth bass and white bass slow. Blue catfish fair on fresh shad drifting deep creek channels at 15-30 ft. Crappie good on minnows or jigs at 10-20 ft. around boat docks. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
 
Hugo: Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 63. Crappie and blue catfish good below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
 
Konawa: Elevation normal, water 48 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits at 5-10 ft. off points and roadbeds. White bass and hybrid striped bass fair on minnows and jigs at 15 ft. in discharge channel. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
 
Lower Mountain Fork River: Zone 1 very good due to the recent stockings and relatively low fishing pressure. In zone 2, try very small flies and midge patterns. Zone 3 reports show little success. Flies of choice have mostly been very small or colorful egg patterns, and once in a while a woolly bugger will catch a few fish. Report submitted by Beavers Bend Fly Shop.
 
McGee Creek: Elevation normal, water 51 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures at 12-20 ft. Crappie fair on minnows at 16-25 ft. over cedar brush. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
 
Pine Creek: Elevation below normal and falling, water clear. Bass good on jigs. Crappie good on jigs and minnows. Catfish excellent on liver and garlic punchbaits at the old bridge and at the spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Robert S. Kerr: Elevation normal, water 48 and murky. Largemouth bass slow at 8 ft. using plastic baits and jigs fishing the rocks and stumps next to the creek channels. Crappie good at 10 ft. using minnows fishing the old creek channels of Big Sans Bois and Dirty creek. White bass slow at 10 ft. using jigs fishing below Webbers Falls and Kerr dams. Blue catfish fair at 8-10 ft. using fresh cut shad fishing the windy shorelines. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
 
Sardis Lake: Elevation above normal, water murky to clear. Largemouth bass fair on warm days around points and in deep channels. White bass and walleye slow. Channel catfish slow to fair on trotlines with cut bait or live shad. Crappie excellent on minnows from bridges and submerged brush piles. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
 
Texoma: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 49 and clear. Striped and white bass fair on live bait at 10-20 ft. near the Islands. Channel and blue catfish fair on live bait at 10-20 ft. north of the Hwy 70 Bridge. Crappie fair on small jigs and minnows at 5-10 ft. at Widow Moore, Kansas and upper Rock creeks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
 
Wister: Elevation 1 ˝ ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair to slow on black plastic worms. Crappie good below dam with minnows and jigs. Channel catfish and blue catfish good on cut shad below dam, fair to slow with liver on juglines in lake. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game Warden stationed in LeFlore County.
 
SOUTHWEST
 
Altus-Lugert: Elevation 6 1/2 ft. below normal and rising. Crappies slow to fair. Walleye fair. Trout good in river. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain State Park.
 
Ellsworth: Elevation above normal. Crappie fair to good at Ralph's Resort on minnows and jigs. Catfish fair on cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
 
Foss: Elevation normal, water 42 and clear. Striped bass hybrids and walleye slow. Crappie fair around edges with structure. Catfish slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
 
Ft. Cobb: Elevation 1 ft. above normal. Crappie fair around marina and boat slips. Catfish slow to fair on jugs and cut baits. Report submitted by James Edwards, Jr., game warden stationed in Caddo County.
 
Lawtonka: Elevation above normal. Crappie good. White bass fair at the dam on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
 
Tom Steed: Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 20 ft. around brush. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.
 


 

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