Fishing Report for December 11, 2019

Central

Dolese: December 12. Elevation normal, water 53. Trout good on PowerBait along the dam, shorelines and northwest corner. Report submitted by Robert Martin, Oklahoma City Parks and Rec.

Northeast

Ft. Gibson: December 9. Elevation above normal, water 45. Blue catfish fair on shad around channels and flats. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around standing timber. Report submitted by Ben Haff, game warden stationed in Wagoner County. 

Kaw: December 10. Elevation normal, water 40s and clear. Crappie good on grubs, jigs, live bait, and minnows around brush structure, coves, and standing timber. Blue catfish excellent on cut bait, punch bait, shad, and stinkbait below the dam, and around flats, main lake, river channel, and river mouth. Striped bass hybrids, striped bass, and white bass fair on hair jigs, jigs, live shad, and sassy shad below the dam. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County. 

Keystone: December 9. Elevation above normal, water clear. Blue catfish slow on cut bait below the dam. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois River: December 6. Elevation above normal, water 58 and murky. Rainbow trout slow on PowerBait below the dam. River elevation continues to be high and fishing remains slow. Releasing 7300 CFS around the clock. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

McMurtry: December 9. Elevation normal, water 39. Channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms around the main lake. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and spoons around standing timber and below docks. Smallmouth and largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits. Report submitted by McMurtry lake staff. 

Perry CCC: December 9. Elevation normal, water murky. Rainbow trout fair on PowerBait around coves and shorelines. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Sooner: December 9. Elevation normal, water murky. Striped bass hybrids fair on live shad around the main lake. Saugeye fair on jigs and plastics around riprap. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Tenkiller: December 8. Elevation normal, water 40s and mostly clear. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, plastics, small lures, and spinnerbaits around docks and standing timber. Channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, shad, stinkbait, and worms around channels and coves. Crappie good on jigs, minnows, and small lures around brush structure and standing timber. Most fishermen reporting fair to good some white bass being caught trolling in main lake. Report submitted by Tony Clark, game warden stationed in Cherokee County. 

Northwest

Canton: December 7. Elevation above normal, water clear. Channel and blue catfish fair on shad and stinkbait around the river channel. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County. 

Foss: December 9. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water 47, and clear. Walleye fair on live bait around the main lake. Striped bass hybrids good on slabs in deep water. Catfish slow. Report submitted by Eric Puryear, B&K Bait House. 

Southeast

Arbuckle: December 9. Elevation normal, water 53 and clear to stained. Largemouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rig, crankbaits, and shakey head worms around the main lake. Smallmouth bass good on shakey head worms and Alabama rigs. Crappie excellent on spoons in 43 ft. of water. White bass excellent jigging spoons in 29 ft. of water. Bluegill good around docks. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: December 9. Elevation normal, water 47 and clear. Rainbow trout excellent on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbait, nymphs, and PowerBait around channels, river channel, and below falls behind current breaks. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace. 

Broken Bow: December 6. Elevation above normal, water 61. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on Alabama rig, crankbaits, and spoons around brush structure and points. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows, spoons, and crappie niblets around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: December 6. Elevation above normal, water murky. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around docks and main lake. Blue catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, shad, and kool aid flavored shad around channels, creek channels, river channel, and river mouth. White bass fair on grasshoppers, grubs, and small lures around main lake and rocks. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County. 

Hugo: December 6. Elevation above normal, water 57 and murky. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, jigs, live bait, shad, stinkbait, and sunfish below the dam, and around main lake, river channel, river mouth, and shorelines. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam, and around brush structure, channels, main lake, river channel, and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: December 5. Elevation normal, water 56 and clear. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rig, crankbaits, lipless baits, and plastics around main lake, points, and river channel. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rig, crankbaits, and live shad around coves, main lake, and river channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and stinkbait around coves, inlet, and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: December 6. Elevation normal, water clear. Rainbow trout good on small lures and tube jigs around channels, rocks, and shallows. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: December 6. Elevation normal, water 56. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, flukes, and plastics around coves, creek channels, points, and standing timber. Crappie slow on minnows around creek channels and standing timber. Channel and flathead catfish slow on chicken liver, goldfish, and shad around channels, flats, main lake, river mouth, and trotlines. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: December 6. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastics, and spoons around channels and points. Crappie good on jigs and spoons around brush structure and creek channels. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver and hot dogs around the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County. 

Robert S. Kerr: December 6. Elevation above normal, water murky. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, shad, and stinkbait around channels, flats, inlet, points, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around creek channels, inlet, and standing timber. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: December 6. Elevation above normal, water 53. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, plastics, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, riprap, rocks, shorelines, and standing timber. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad, and sunfish around channels, main lake, and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, points, and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County. 

Texoma: December 6. Elevation above normal, water 58. Striped bass good on Alabama rig, flukes, and live shad around flats, main lake, and points. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad below the dam, and around main lake and points. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, and tube jigs around brush structure and docks. Fishing has been good the past week. Lots of birds working on the lake, fishermen should focus on these areas. Dead sticking and using sassy shads on working birds are good ways to fill a limit. Plastics color varies from day to day. Use electronics to find schools of fish. Live bait fishing for stripers is still an effective method, when targeting winter blues big bait normally means big fish, use drift socks to slow boat on windy days. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: December 6. Elevation above normal, water cloudy. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, plastics, and spinnerbaits around channels, coves, and points. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, hot dogs, punch bait, and stinkbait below the dam, and around channels, coves, main lake, points, and standing timber. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows below the dam, and around brush structure, channels, docks, points, standing timber, and cedar tree structure. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

Southwest

Waurika: December 10. Elevation below normal, water low 60s and murky. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on cut bait and shad around channels and main lake. Crappie slow on minnows and tube jigs around docks and rocks. Walleye and saugeye fair on crankbaits and live bait around dam and riprap. Report submitted by Matt Farris, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.