Jan 16 2008

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FISHING REPORT FOR JANUARY 16, 2008
 
CENTRAL
 
Thunderbird: Elevation normal and clear. Crappie fair to good on minnows and tube jigs on structure at 8-12 ft. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
 
NORTHEAST
 
Birch: Elevation normal, water in the upper 40s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles at 15 ft. Blue catfish and channel catfish slow on cut shad fishing flats near the creek channels at 20-30 ft. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Ft. Gibson: Elevation 4 1/2 ft. above normal, water 42 and murky. Channel catfish good in creeks and drainage using shad and earthworms. Report submitted by Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.
 
Greenleaf: Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on bill bait and spinnerbaits in big channels and near brush structure. Channel catfish fair on cut baits and stinkbaits on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at fishing dock and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
Hudson: Elevation normal. Crappie fair to good on jigs around brush piles. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.
 
Kaw: Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water 36 and murky. Crappie remains good over man-made brush piles at 15-20 ft. in the Kaw City, Washunga, and McFadden areas. Most fish are being taken on chartreuse and black tube jigs in 1/32 to 1/8 oz. size. Blue catfish fair in main lake channels at 20-30 ft. on fresh cut shad. Shad are hard to castnet in Kaw this time of year. All boat ramps are open lakewide. Report submitted by Tracy Daniel, game warden stationed in Kay County.
 
Keystone: Elevation 1 1/3 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits, jigs and chunk baits at 6-12 ft. along steep banks in creeks and coves. Smallmouth bass fair on jerk baits, jigs and chunk baits at 6-12 ft. around points in Salt Creek area. Spotted bass fair on jerk baits, jigs and chunk baits at 6-12 ft. around bluffs in main lake. White bass fair on minnows and jigging spoons at 10-18 ft. around ledges along river channel. Striped bass good on bucktails and jerk baits at 3-6 ft. below dam. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver at 8-15 ft. in creek channels. Blue catfish fair on cut shad at 20-30 ft. at mouths of creeks and deep coves. Flathead catfish slow on large shiners and live shad at 15-25 ft. around bluffs and riprap. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at 12-20 ft. around docks, ledges, bluffs and brush piles. Walleye and saugeye fair on large shiners and 3-4 in. grubs at 4-8 ft. in holes in Arkansas River below dam. Report submitted by Woody’s Bait and Tackle.
 
Oologah: Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water in upper 40s and clear. Crappie fair on jigs around brush piles at 20-25 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
 
Pawhuska Lake: Elevation normal, water in the lower 40s and clear. Crappie slow on minnows at 15-20 ft. Trout are good to excellent at 5-15 ft. on power bait and trolling small crankbaits. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Sooner: White bass and hybrid striped bass fair in the discharge channel on topwater lures and sassy shad. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
 
Tenkiller: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 45 and clear. Largemouth bass slow with some action on crawdad crankbaits at 8 ft. Crappie slow with some action in the upper end along the river channel with 1/32 oz. jigs. Catfish fair on flip flops at 40 ft. on shad or live sunfish. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.
 
Webbers Falls: Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along riprap and creek channels. Channel catfish fair on cut baits and jigs. Crappie fair on minnow and jigs at 8-12 ft. at brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
NORTHWEST
 
Canton
: Elevation normal. Crappie good on minnows and jigs near brush piles around the Canadian area. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
 
Ft. Supply: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on stinkbaits in shallow water off bank. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Harper County.
 
SOUTHEAST
 
Arbuckle
: Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 45-48 and stained. Crappie fishing has been slow. White bass biting on spoons in creek channels. Bass fair using crankbaits, jerk baits and jigs. Also some late evening bass chasing shad in shallows. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
 
Blue River: Elevation normal, water 42 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on minnows and flies. Channel catfish fair to good on worms and liver. Trout good on power baits, super dupers, roostertails and meal worms. 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. above normal and clear. Largemouth bass and white bass slow. Blue catfish fair on fresh shad fishing deep creek channels and the flat at 10-30 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around boat docks with submerged brush piles. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
 
Hugo: Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 50. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in the tailwaters. Blue catfish good on cut shad in the tailwaters fishing in the lake slow. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
 
Konawa: Elevation normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits off points and in weed bed at 5-8 ft. White bass and hybrid striped bass fair on minnows and jigs in the discharge channel at 15 ft. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
 
Lower Mountain Fork River: Fishing has been great. Good flies have been: zebra midge, Griffith’s gnat, prismatic emerger, small soft hackles, very small midge dries, blue winged olives, wooly buggers, egg patterns and others. Report submitted by Beavers Bend Fly Shop.
 
McGee Creek: Elevation 8 inches below normal, water 49 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures at 16-30 ft. over submerged humps. 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 fair on jigs. Crappie good on jigs and minnows. Catfish good on liver and garlic punchbait at the old bridge and at the spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Robert S. Kerr: Elevation below normal, water 44 and murky. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits at 8 ft. fishing the rock and woody cover next to deeper water. Crappie fair on minnows at 10 ft. fishing the old creek channels. White bass on jigs slow at 10 ft. below Webbers Falls dam. Blue catfish fair on fresh cut bait at 5-10 ft. fishing the windy points and 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 from bridges and submerged brush piles on minnows. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
 
Wister: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal and murky. Largemouth bass fair to slow on black plastic worms. Crappie good below dam with minnows and jigs in the old river channel. Channel catfish and blue catfish good on cut shad below dam and fair to slow on jug lines on liver in lake. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game Warden stationed in LeFlore County.
 
SOUTHWEST
 
Ellsworth: Elevation above normal. Crappie good at Ralph's Resort on minnows at 20-22 ft. Catfish fair to good 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 white bass slow. Walleye slow. Crappie fair. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
 
Ft. Cobb: Elevation 1 ft above normal. Crappie slow to fair around marina and boat slips. Catfish slow to fair on cut baits and jugs. Report submitted by James Edwards, Jr., game warden stationed in Caddo County.
 
Lawtonka: Elevation above normal. Crappie good on jigs and minnows off the dam. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

 

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