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OK: Fishing Report for January 4, 2012

This weekly fishing report is provided by the Oklahoma
Department of Wildlife Conservation.

NORTHEAST

 

Ft. Gibson: January 1. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 45
and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. under the
docks. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and Biffle Bugs at 10-15
ft. around under water structure. Catfish slow on cut shad and
sunfish sides. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

 

Greenleaf: January 2. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth
bass fair on spinnerbaits and bill baits along shorelines, creek
channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on
bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in green, yellow and red
around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark
Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

 

Lower Illinois: January 3. Elevation normal, water 40 and clear.
Striped bass fair on jigs at 3-4 ft. in the mouth of the river.
Channel catfish good on cut bait on bottom all along the river.
Trout good fly-fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and
on Power Bait on bottom from Gore Landing to the dam. Report
submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

 

Oologah: January 1. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water upper
50s and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 12-18 ft. around
brush piles. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed
in Rogers County.

 

Pawhuska: January 3. Trout good on Power Bait. Report submitted
by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.

 

Webbers Falls: January 2. Elevation normal, water murky.
Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along riprap,
creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait
on bottom in the mudflats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around
bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game
warden stationed in Muskogee County.

 

NORTHWEST

 

Canton: January 2. Elevation 12 ft. below normal, water clear.
Channel catfish good on stinkbait along the dam. Crappie fair on
minnows and jigs along the dam. Report submitted by Mark Walker,
game warden stationed in Blaine County.

 

Ft. Supply: January 3. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water
clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at the intake. Report
submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward
County.

 

SOUTHEAST

 

Arbuckle: January 1. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 53-56
and stained. Crappie being caught on deeper brush piles and docks.
Crappie and white bass being caught on CC spoons near drop-offs of
creek channel bends. Bass being caught on jerk baits, jigs and
finesse worms at 12-24 ft. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

 

Blue River: January 3. Elevation normal, water 42 and clear.
Trout fair on garlic scented Power Bait, salmon eggs and small
spoons. Fly-fishing fair on olive and brown woolly buggers, elk
hair caddis flies, San Juan worms and midges. Smallmouth and
spotted bass fair on soft plastics. Channel catfish fair on chicken
liver and stinkbait. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at
the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

 

Broken Bow: January 1. Elevation above normal and rising, water
murky. Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass good on soft plastic
baits and crankbaits in the upper creeks. Catfish fair on juglines
and trotlines baited with cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and
jigs around structure. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden
stationed in McCurtain County.

 

Eufaula: January 1. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water
clear. Blue catfish fair on fresh shad on the flats. Crappie fair
on minnows and jigs at 8-14 ft. around docks with brush, around
brush piles and standing timber in the main lake. Report submitted
by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

 

Hugo: January 1. Elevation 2 ft. above normal. Blue catfish and
crappie fair to good below the dam due to water releases. Report
submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan
counties.

 

Konawa: January 1. Elevation normal, water 48 and clear.
Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits at 5-10 ft. around points and
road beds. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on minnows and
jigs at 15 ft. in the discharge canal. Report submitted by Daryl
Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

 

McGee Creek: January 1. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 50
and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures at 8-20 ft.
Crappie fair at 10-20 ft. around cedar brush just off of main creek
channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in
Atoka County.

 

Pine Creek: January 1. Elevation above normal, water murky. Bass
fair on soft plastics. Catfish good on juglines baited with chicken
liver. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in
McCurtain County.

 

Sardis: January 1. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on
spinnerbaits, swim baits and crankbaits. Channel and blue catfish
good on cut bait. Crappie good on at 6-12 ft. Walleye fair
trolling. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in
Pushmataha County.

 

Texoma: January 1. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 50 and
murky north and clear south. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on
plastic combination baits at 15-20 ft. around the points and
drop-offs. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, slabs
and sassy shad at 15-20 ft. in the river channels from Platter
Flats to the south. Channel and blue catfish fair on live bait and
stinkbait at 10-15 ft. from Alberta Creek to the south. Crappie
fair on minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. around the fishing docks with
brush in them. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden
stationed in Bryan County.

 

Wister: January 1. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky.
Crappie good on minnows and jigs below the dam. Largemouth bass
fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Catfish fair to good on
juglines baited with cut shad and liver. Report submitted by Randy
Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

 

SOUTHWEST

 

Foss: December 29. Elevation 7 ft. below normal with gates
closed, water 50s and clear. Walleye good on slabs in deep water.
Striped bass hybrids fair on slabs and live bait. Catfish fair on
doughbait. Crappie fair on live bait around docks. Report submitted
by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

 

Ft. Cobb: January 4. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 45 and
clear. Only Sunset Boat Ramp and Lemon Hill still open. Catfish
being caught on whole shad White Catfish Cove early nights. Crappie
being caught on crappie jigs around marina and boat slips in
evenings. Report submitted by Sgt. Kevin Bean, park ranger at Ft.
Cobb State Park.

 

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