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Fishing Report

by Ed Godfrey Published: January 9, 2014
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Bradley Valdois of Carl Junction, Mo., caught this 106-pound paddlefish in December on Grand Lake
Bradley Valdois of Carl Junction, Mo., caught this 106-pound paddlefish in December on Grand Lake

CENTRAL

Draper: January 5. Elevation below normal, water clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Thunderbird: January 5. Elevation 1/4 ft. above normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows at 8-10 ft. off the fishing docks and the dam. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: January 6. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Carl Blackwell: January 7. Elevation 3 1/3 ft. below normal, water mid to lower 30s. The best fishing has been in the enclosed heated crappie dock in the morning hours from daylight until 10 a.m. The best techniques have been jig fishing with 1/8th oz. jigs in blue ice, blue thunder, electric chicken, hot lips and monkey milk color variations and the traditional black/chartreuse and black/pink are also good colors. The fish are holding close to the bottom early in the day near 12-13 ft. and slowly moving into the 8-11 ft. range later in the day. For live bait fishermen set up a tandem hooked crappie rig and fish small minnows early and as the day wears on move to small/medium shiners. Channel catfish fair to good on cut shad, chicken liver and night crawlers tight lined from the dam area. Saugeye slow trolling a three hook worm harness with a large night crawler attached with a bottom bouncer. The trout pond is stocked but with the cold weather it has been frozen over more days than not. When there is open water to fish the trout good to excellent on 2 3/4 in. 1/4 oz. Rapalas jerk baits in fire tiger patterns and on small jigs when the water is not frozen. All other fishing is slow. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny, H2O Lakeside Store.

Copan: January 7. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: January 8. Elevation slightly above normal, water 35 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 14-16 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: January 5. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. above normal, water 41 and clear. Crappie good on 1/64 oz. jigs on 4 lb. test line fished very slowly at 20-25 ft. Catfish good on whole shad Carolina-rigged in the river channel. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Hudson: January 6. Elevation normal. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Hulah: January 7. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water clear. Crappie slow on jigs at 8-12 ft. around brush piles. Channel catfish slow on cut bait. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Keystone: January 7. Elevation normal, water 39. Striped bass good on buck tail jigs and topwater lures below the dam. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: January 5. Water low 50s with occasional water releases. Trout good on Power Bait on bottom in deep holes, especially below the dam and Watts area. Striped bass good on jigs, swim baits and Alabama rigs in deep holes. White bass good on jigs and crankbaits. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.
Sooner: January 6. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: January 8. Elevation slightly above normal, water 34 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: January 5. Elevation normal, water 45 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on bass jigs along the bluffs. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs at 20-25 ft. in brush and around docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks in Cookson.

NORTHWEST

Canton: January 4. Elevation 13 ft. below normal, water clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: January 6. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: January 4. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 44 and very clear. White bass slow on CC Spoons at 45 ft. drop-offs in the mid-lake area out from the dam. Crappie slow on minnows and small jigs off deeper brush piles and ledges. Bass slow on Alabama rigs, Carolina-rigged creature baits and jerk baits. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: January 8. Elevation normal, water 35 and clear. Trout excellent on rainbow and garlic Power Bait, Super Dupers and 1/32 oz. in-line spinnerbaits below waterfalls. Fly fishing excellent on Copper Johns, red midge, zebra midge and caddis flies below riffles and near breaks in current. Smallmouth and spotted bass fair on soft plastics fished slowly around structure. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, chicken liver and cut bait in large pools off of current. Approximately 4,000 rainbow trout were stocked on January 7. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Eufaula: January 5. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow. White bass slow. Blue catfish slow. Crappie fair on small jigs and small minnows around boat docks with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: January 5. Elevation 2 ft. above normal. Catfish fair on cut bait around dam due to water release. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: January 7. Elevation normal, water 49 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and soft plastic baits in the discharge canal. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. in the discharge canal. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: January 5. High stick presentation with nymphs in fast water. Swing soft hackles or throw streamers in deeper runs. Blue winged olives on cloudy days. Rainbow trout spawn getting underway. There is also a heavy generation schedule. Report submitted by Woodruff Guide Service.

McGee Creek: January 5. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 48 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and soft plastic lures at 18-30 ft. over submerged points. Crappie fair on minnows at 18-30 ft. over submerged cedar trees off major creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Robert S. Kerr: January 6. Crappie fair on minnows up Big San Bois Creek around submerged brush and stumps. Blue catfish good on cut bait drifting around the river channel and in large flats off the river channel. Bass fair on crankbaits around points and large flats on sunny days. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: January 3. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 25 ft. Walleye fair at 16 ft. trolling the rocks. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: January 6. Elevation 7 1/3 ft. below normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic combination baits and jigs at 10-20 ft. around drop-offs and points. Striped and white bass fair to good on sassy shad and live bait at 10-25 ft. in the river channels. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Catfish Bay and Sanders Island View on the Red River and around cleaning stations. Crappie fair on live bait and jigs at 5-15 ft. around underwater brush. Sunfish fair on worms and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around the fish attractors. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: January5.All fishing slow due to freezing temperatures, snow and ice.Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: January 5. Elevation normal, water muddy. Crappie slow to fair on jigs at 14 ft. over structure. Catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: January 3. Elevation 14 ft. below normal with gates closed, water mid 40s and clear. Striped bass hybrids good on slabs in deep water. Walleye slow to fair on live bait. Catfish fair on live bait. Crappie fair around the marina. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Lawtonka: January 5. Elevation normal, water clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: January 6. Elevation 10 ft. below normal, water murky. All fishing slow. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

 

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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