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Oklahoma Fishing Report January 5, 2021
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Oklahoma Fishing Report

Oklahoma Fishing Report January 5, 2021

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Skiatook Fishing Report

Sunset over Skiatook lake.

CENTRAL

Edwards Park: January 2. Elevation dropping, water 41. Rainbow trout slow on in-line spinnerbaits, chartreuse PowerBait and corn in coves, inlet and spillway. Report submitted by Keith Thomas, fisheries biologist.

Route 66 Park: January 4. Elevation below normal, water 40. Rainbow trout slow on in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, PowerBait, spoons and worms along creek channels, points, shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by John Rayfield, City of Oklahoma City.

NORTHEAST

Ft. Gibson: January 2. Elevation above normal, water 38 with 1 ft. of visibility. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/FGIB.lakepage.html. Blue catfish slow on shad along the river channel. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows around brush structure. Paddlefish slow snagging in the main lake and river channel. Recent drops in temperature and cold winter weather has drastically reduced water temps. Most anglers are struggling to catch fish during the cold snap. Report submitted by Ben Haff, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.

Grand: January 1. Elevation above normal, water 40s and muddy. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/PENS.lakepage.html. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, chicken liver and plastic baits around brush structure, docks and shorelines. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait below the dam, along channels and docks. Crappie slow on hair jigs, jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Recent rains have made the water murky and temperature swings have slowed the bite considerably. Report submitted by Riley Willman, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: January 4. Elevation normal, water 40s and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, bill baits crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, jigs, lipless baits, plastic baits sassy shad, spinnerbaits and worms in coves, docks, points and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait, hot dogs, live shad, minnows, shrimp and worms along channels, coves, docks and flats. Crappie fair on grubs, in-line spinnerbaits, minnows, PowerBait, small lures and worms around brush structure, coves, docks and points. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

 

Kaw: January 3. Elevation normal, water 30s and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/KAWL.lakepage.html. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, shad and sunfish along channels, main lake and points. Crappie good on jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, main lake and standing timber. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: December 30. Elevation normal, water clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/KEYS.lakepage.html. Blue catfish good on cut bait along channels. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

 

Perry CCC: January 2. Elevation below normal, water 40s and murky. Rainbow trout fair on in-line spinnerbaits, PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs in coves, dam and docks. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

 

Sooner: January 2. Elevation below normal, water 40s and murky. Striped bass hybrids fair on jigs and live shad in the discharge and main lake. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait, stinkbait and sunfish in the discharge and main lake. Saugeye slow on crankbaits and jigs in the discharge. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

 

Tenkiller: January 3. Elevation above normal, water 40s and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/TENK.lakepage.html. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure and docks. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around docks, points and shorelines. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Webbers Falls: January 4. Elevation normal, water 40s and stained. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/webdata/gagedata/WFLO2.current.html. Striped and white bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, flukes, hair jigs, in-line spinnerbaits, lipless baits, minnows, sassy shad, shad and small lures below the dam, discharge, river channel, river mouth and tailwater. Blue and flathead catfish slow on cut bait, hot dogs, shad, shrimp and worms below the dam, discharge, river channel, river mouth and tailwater. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: January 2. Elevation below normal, water 50s. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/CANT.lakepage.html. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows along the dam. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Foss: January 3. Elevation 3 3/4 ft. below normal with gates closed, water lower 50s and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/FOSS.lakepage.html. Striped bass hybrids good on slabs in deep water. Walleye fair on worms. Catfish slow to fair on stinkbait. Crappie fair on live baits. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

 

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: January 1. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 53 and clear to stained. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/ARBU.lakepage.html.  Bass fair on crankbaits and shaky head worms. Crappie good around docks early morning and on spoons with small crappie jigs above lure along ledges dropping from 29-55 ft. deep the rest of the day. White bass being caught on spoons with small crappie jig above lure in the 35 ft. range. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: January 3. Elevation below normal, water 42 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ok/nwis/uv?site_no=07332390. Rainbow trout excellent on in-line spinnerbaits, PowerBait and spoon along channels and rocks. All colors of garlic scented PowerBait have been producing good numbers of fish. Metallic Super Dupers with slow-medium rate of retrieve have been very productive as well. Fly fishermen have given good reports of trout biting zebra midges, pheasant tailed nymphs and a wide variety of bead headed nymphs under a small indicator fished in the current seems behind current breaks. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, technician at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: January 1. Elevation below normal, water 58. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/BROK.lakepage.html. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, flukes and spoons around brush structure, coves, points, river mouth and standing timber. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: December 31. Elevation below normal, water 54 and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/EUFA.lakepage.html. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, tube jigs and minnows below the dam, around brush structure, docks and main lake. Bluegill, green and redear sunfish fair on crickets, grass hoppers and worms around brush structure, coves, docks, shallows and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, live bait, minnows and worms below the dam, discharge and main lake. Report submitted by David deMontigny, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: December 31. Elevation normal, water 55 and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/HUGO.lakepage.html. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, punch bait, shad, stinkbait and sunfish below the dam, along channels, main lake, river channel and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows below the dam, around brush structure, channels, main lake, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: January 2. Elevation normal, water 42 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, jerk baits and live shad in coves, discharge, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait and shrimp in the discharge, inlet, riprap and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: December 31. Elevation normal, water 55 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ok/nwis/uv?site_no=07339000. Rainbow trout good on PowerBait, tube jigs and worms along creek channels, rocks and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: December 31. Elevation below normal, water 56. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/MCGE.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and swim baits along flats, main lake and points. White and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, topwater lures and swim baits along flats and main lake. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

 

Pine Creek: December 31. Elevation below normal, water 62 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/PINE.lakepage.html. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and spoons along the river channel and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs and spoons around brush structure, river channel and standing timber. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and worms in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: December 31. Elevation normal, water murky. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/webdata/gagedata/KERO2.current.html. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, minnows, plastic baits and small lures around brush structure, channels, points, sandbars and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, grubs hot dogs, minnows, shad, sunfish and worms below the dam, along creek channels, flats, main lake, river channel and river mouth. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs and minnows around brush structure, creek channels, main lake, points, tailwater and weed beds. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: December 31. Elevation below normal, water 52 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/SARD.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, lipless baits and plastic baits along channels, creek channels, main lake,  points and standing timber. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and worms along channels, main lake riprap and standing timber. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs and minnows around brush structure, channels, creek channels, main lake, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Eric Barnes, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: January 2. Elevation below normal, water 54. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/DENI.lakepage.html. Fishing this week has been good. Striped bass good on live shad, sassy shad and slabs along channels, main lake, points and river channel. Striper are being caught on live shad very well. They are also being caught dead sticking. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, goldfish, live shad, stinkbait and sunfish along channels, docks, flats and points. Catfish are being caught on juglines and rod-and-reel with live shad in 8-18 ft. of water. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, nymphs, plastic baits, PowerBait small lures and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, coves, docks, points and standing timber. Crappie are being caught on minnows and jigs with PowerBait. Report submitted by Garrett Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: December 31. Elevation below normal, water cloudy. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/WIST.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, points, shorelines and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, crawfish, cut bait, shad, stinkbait, sunfish and worms around brush structure, channels, main lake points and standing timber. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows, small lures and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, points, standing timber and cedar brush. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

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