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Fishing Report for January 27, 2021 Featured

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Looking for a place to check out recently caught fish in Oklahoma head on over to The Dock. Jett, Brad, and Jared Homer recently had a little success at Lake Ellsworth reeling in some big cats. We would love to see your fishing success big or small at The Dock! Head over to The Dock to submit your catch or check out others. Looking for a place to check out recently caught fish in Oklahoma head on over to The Dock. Jett, Brad, and Jared Homer recently had a little success at Lake Ellsworth reeling in some big cats. We would love to see your fishing success big or small at The Dock! Head over to The Dock to submit your catch or check out others. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

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NORTHEAST

Greenleaf: January 24. Elevation normal, water stained. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and plastic baits around brush structure. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Kaw: January 26. Elevation 1 1/3 ft. 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/KAWL.lakepage.html. Blue and channel catfish excellent on cut bait, punch bait, shad, stinkbait and worms along flats, river channel and river mouth. Striped bass hybrids slow on hair jigs, jerk baits, jigs and sassy shad below the dam. Paddlefish good snagging below the dam. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: January 21. Elevation above normal, water 45 and 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. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits in coves and along shorelines. Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam and along channels. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: January 24. Elevation normal, water 47 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?site_no=07198000. Rainbow trout fair on in-line spinnerbaits, nymphs, PowerBait and spoons below the dam and Watts area. Best times are during low water, usually early morning or late evening. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: January 24. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water 40. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/webdata/gagedata/OOLO2.current.html. The lake level is being lowered for shoreline projects. Please use extreme caution when boating in shallow areas and when around underwater obstructions. Some boat ramps may not be usable. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at 15-20 ft. around brush structure in the main lake. Larger crappie are scattered. Blue catfish slow on live shad below the dam and river channel. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and crawdad red crankbaits in the main lake, around points, riprap and rocks. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Perry CCC: January 24. Elevation below normal, water 40s and muddy. Rainbow trout slow on PowerBait, spinnerbaits and spoons in coves and around docks. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Sooner: January 24. Elevation normal, water 40s and murky. Striped bass hybrids and saugeye slow on crankbaits and live shad in the main lake and along riprap. Blue catfish slow on cut bait in the discharge. Report submitted by Stephen Paull, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Tenkiller: January 24. Elevation above normal, water mid-40s and clear. 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 good on hair jigs, plastic baits, small lures and tube jigs around brush structure, main lake and standing timber in deep water. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along channels and points. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits and small lures around brush structure, docks, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Webbers Falls: January 24. Elevation normal, water low 40s. 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. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad below the dam and along channels. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: January 23. Elevation above 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/CANT.lakepage.html. Crappie good on jigs on the lake side of the spillway gates and around brush structure near the Canadian boat ramp. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Foss: January 25. Elevation 3 ft. below normal with gates closed, water lower 40s 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 slow to fair in deep water. Walleye slow on live bait. Catfish fair on cut bait. Crappie fair on live bait and small jigs around docks. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: January 25. Elevation normal, water 47 and clear. 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. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, jerk baits, Ned rigs and shay head worms in the main lake. White bass, crappie, channel catfish and the occasional bass are being caught on spoons with jigs above it near ledges in 34-60 ft. of water. Electronics are very important to find these areas. Largemouth and smallmouth bass being caught on Alabama rigs, jerk baits, Ned rigs and shaky head worms.

Blue River: January 26. Elevation normal, water 42 and slightly stained. 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 good on in-line spinnerbaits, midges, nymphs, PowerBait and spoons along channels and rocks. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, technician at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: January 22. Elevation normal, water 50. 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, jigs and spoons around brush structure, main lake, points and standing timber. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, punch bait, stinkbait and worms along channels and in coves. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: January 22. Elevation above normal, water 40 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 good on jigs, minnows, small lures and tube jigs below the dam, along channels, creek channels, docks, main lake and river channel. Largemouth, smallmouth and white bass fair on crankbaits, jerk baits and jigs below the dam, around brush structure, channels, discharge, docks, main lake and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, hotdogs, live shad, minnows and stinkbait below the dam, along channels, discharge, main lake, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by David deMontigny, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: January 22. Elevation normal, water 49 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 good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, punch, 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 24. Elevation normal, water 42 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, lipless baits and plastic baits in the main lake, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and live shad in coves, discharge and river channel. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait and shrimp in coves, discharge, riprap and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: January 22. Elevation above normal, water murky. 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 slow on small lures below the dam. Water levels have been high due to scheduled releases into Spillway Creek. Water levels will be adjusted toward normal levels on Friday. Please consult with posted warnings from Oklahoma State Parks and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before planning your outings in this area. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: January 22. Elevation below normal, water 48. 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 slow on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and plastic baits in coves, along the dam and around points. Crappie slow on minnows along creek channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: January 22. Elevation above 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/PINE.lakepage.html. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spoons along creek channels and points. Crappie slow on spoons and tube jigs around brush structure and points. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, hotdogs and punch bait along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: January 21. 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. White bass and crappie good on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows and small lures along channels, creek channels, river channel, river mouth, shallows, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, goldfish, hotdogs, minnows, shad, shrimp, stinkbait and sunfish below the dam, along creek channels and main lake. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, minnows, small lures and spoons around brush structure, docks, points, rocks, sandbars, shorelines, standing timber, weed beds and in coves. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: January 22. Elevation above normal, water 52. 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 bill baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, jigs and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, points, rocks, shorelines and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along channels, main lake and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: January 24. Elevation normal, water 45. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/DENI.lakepage.htmlStriped bass good on flukes, live shad and sassy shad in the main lake, points and river channel. Striped bass fishing this week was still very good. Most of the striped bass have been caught on the northern part of the lake this week. Blue catfish fair on live bait, live shad and sunfish along creek channels, main lake, river channel and river mouth. Blue cats are being caught between 30-40 ft. of water on juglines. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Garret Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: January 22. Elevation above 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 and shorelines. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, shad, sunfish and worms in the main lake, around points and standing timber. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and small lures below the dam, around brush structure, channels, points, shorelines and cedar brush. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ft. Cobb: January 25. 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/FCOB.lakepage.html. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

David Deaton

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