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  • State Lake report

  • The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation provides updates for weekly lake report.
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  • This is the state lake report provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
     
    CENTRAL
    Hefner: January 15. Elevation below normal and dropping, water 42-44 and clear. White bass fair on grubs at 18-25 ft. along the dam. Striped bass hybrids fair on jigs and grubs at 18-25 ft. along the dam. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait at 30 ft. along the dam. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and grubs at 20 ft. along the dam. Walleye fair on jigs and grubs at 10-15 ft. along the dam. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.
     
    NORTHEAST
    Ft. Gibson: January 14. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, and clear. Catfish good drifting shad and sunfish and on juglines at 15-25 ft. in the main river channel. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. in and around docks. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, Sinko worms and Biffle Bugs at 5-15 ft. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.
     
    Grand: January 13. Elevation 2 ft. below normal. Bass fair on worms and jigs at 15-25 ft. Catfish excellent on fresh cut bait in deep water. Paddlefish fair trolling from Sailboat Bridge to Grey's Ranch. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
    Kaw: January 13. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 44. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Kay and Grant counties.
     
    Keystone: January 15. Elevation 4 1/2 ft. below normal, water 47. Catfish good on cut bait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.
     
    Lower Illinois: January 14. Elevation normal, water 45 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits at 1-2 ft. at the mouth of the river. White bass slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 ft. at the mouth of the river. Striped bass slow on trout and shad at 1-4 ft. in coves and the mouth of the river. Channel catfish good on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 ft. in coves. Trout good fly fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom from the dam to Gore Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.
     
    Oologah: January 13. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water near 40 and clear. Crappie fair at 10-15 ft. around brush piles. Blue catfish fair on worms and shad at 10-15 ft. on flats. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
     
    Sooner: January 15. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on ghost minnows, topwater lures and sassy shad at the discharge. Catfish fair on cut and live bait. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
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    NORTHWEST
    Canton: January 14. Elevation 9 ft. below normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait near big bend. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed Blaine County.
     
    SOUTHEAST
    Arbuckle: January 12. Elevation 5 3/4 ft. below normal, water 45 and stained in the upper arms and windblown banks. Crappie fair on white/chartreuse 1/8 oz. jigs or minnows at 25-35 ft. off brush piles in the lake and slow around docks. White bass good on CC spoons along mid-lake knolls and creek channel bends out from the dam. Bass fair on jerk baits, crankbaits and drop-shot rigs and fair on Alabama rigs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: January 15. Elevation normal, water 38 and clear. Trout good on garlic scented Power Bait, in-line spinnerbaits and power worms. Fly fishing good on woolly buggers, San Juan worms, egg patterns and caddis flies. Channel catfish fair on blood bait and chicken liver in larger pools around current. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Blue River: January 15. Approximately 4,000 rainbow trout were stocked on January 8. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: January 13. Elevation below normal. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits and black #11 jig-and-pigs in deeper water around points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around structure. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Eufaula: January 13. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water clear. Blue catfish fair on shad drifting the flats. Crappie fair on small minnows and small jigs around boat docks with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
    Hugo: January 13. Elevation 8 ft. below normal. Boating extremely hazardous. Catfish fair on trotlines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: January 14. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 43 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.
    Lower Mountain Fork: January 13. Try mayfly nymphs in sizes 16, 18 and 20. Size 20 soft hackles in yellow, olive and orange are working in all three zones as well as pink and yellow egg patterns. Report submitted by Jesse King, Three Rivers Fly Shop.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork River: January 14. Stocked 1,577 lbs., approximately 2,180 rainbow trout. An additional 2, 495 10-inch rainbow trout were stocked in Zone II. Report submitted by Don Groom, southeast region fisheries supervisor.
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    McGee Creek: January 13. Elevation 9 3/4 ft. below normal, water 48 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastics and jig-and-pig combinations at 10-25 ft. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-28 ft. over brush piles in creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
     
    Pine Creek: January 13. All public boat ramps have been closed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. No fishing activity to report due to extremely low water levels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Robber's Cave State Park: January 14. Stocked 385 lbs., approximately 622 rainbow trout. Report submitted by Don Groom, southeast region fisheries supervisor.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: January 15. Bass fair on crankbaits and stick baits off points, along creek channels and in coves up river. Spotted bass excellent up the Canadian River; look for concentration of gulls. Crappie good up Big Sanbois Creek around deeper submerged brush. White bass and striped bass fair on minnows and shad crankbaits up river in deeper holes and around rock ledges. Channel and blue catfish excellent on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait at 12-20 ft. close to creek and river channels. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
     
    Texoma: January 13. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on large crankbaits and plastic worms at 10-20 ft. around points and riprap. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, slabs and sassy shad at 10-30 ft. in the river channels. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from Catfish Bay to the Washita River. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around underwater brush. Sunfish fair on tube jigs and worms at 5-10 ft. around fish attractors and docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: January 13. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on black plastic worms and silver crankbaits. Crappie fair to good on white tail grubs at 15-20 ft. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and liver. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
     
    SOUTHWEST
    Altus-Lugert: January 11. Elevation 26 3/4 ft. below normal and rising. Catfish, crappie, walleye and striped bass hybrids fair. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Harmon County.
     
    Medicine Creek Park: January 14. Trout fair on Power Bait and spinnerbaits and small minnows. Trout stocking scheduled for later this week. Report submitted by Larry Cofer, southwest region supervisor.
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