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Fishing Report: January 31, 2024 Featured

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Hey, what kind of fish is that?? Well, that's a question the ODWC Stream Team answers every summer while conducting community-based fish sampling across Oklahoma’s river drainages. We document everything from small, nongame species like minnows and darters to larger sportfish like bass and catfish. Most people are unaware that Oklahoma has over 180 different species of fish. The primary goal of this effort is to conserve this biodiversity by monitoring trends in fish communities over time. With the helpful cooperation of landowners, the Stream Team has surveyed 400 sites since 2016! This summer, the Stream Team will be sampling the Muddy Boggy watershed in south central Oklahoma. If you have stream access to the Muddy Boggy, Clear Boggy, or any of their tributaries and you’d like to partner with ODWC, please reach out! If your access site is chosen, landowners will be given a report highlighting all the species found on your property. Contact the Stream Team at: drew.wallace@odwc.ok.gov, (918) 351-9085 Hey, what kind of fish is that?? Well, that's a question the ODWC Stream Team answers every summer while conducting community-based fish sampling across Oklahoma’s river drainages. We document everything from small, nongame species like minnows and darters to larger sportfish like bass and catfish. Most people are unaware that Oklahoma has over 180 different species of fish. The primary goal of this effort is to conserve this biodiversity by monitoring trends in fish communities over time. With the helpful cooperation of landowners, the Stream Team has surveyed 400 sites since 2016! This summer, the Stream Team will be sampling the Muddy Boggy watershed in south central Oklahoma. If you have stream access to the Muddy Boggy, Clear Boggy, or any of their tributaries and you’d like to partner with ODWC, please reach out! If your access site is chosen, landowners will be given a report highlighting all the species found on your property. Contact the Stream Team at: drew.wallace@odwc.ok.gov, (918) 351-9085 ODWC

NORTHEAST

Fort Gibson: Jan 28. Elevation is 3 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 38°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie slow on hair jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, and main lake. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad around channels and main lake. Paddlefish slow snagging below the dam. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.

Grand: Jan 30. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 40°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure and docks. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, and shad around channels, main lake, and river channel. Report submitted by C. Newkirk, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: Jan 28. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 38°F and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, flukes, lipless baits, plastic baits, and sassy shad around brush structure, docks, main lake, and points. Crappie good on jigs, minnows, and plastic baits around brush structure, docks, and points. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, minnows, and worms around channels, docks, main lake, and points. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Kaw: Jan 29. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 33°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Paddlefish slow snagging below the dam and main lake. Striped bass, striped bass hybrids, and white bass slow on Alabama rigs, jigs, lipless baits, and sassy shad below the dam. Crappie slow on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, riprap, and standing timber. Comments: Significant icing remains in the north end of the lake. Should clear by mid-week. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: Jan 26. Elevation is 2 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 40°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Bluegill, green, and redear sunfish good on jigs, minnows, and worms around brush structure and docks. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around docks. Report submitted by Bailey Johnson, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: Jan 26. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 44°F and clear. Rainbow trout fair on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbaits, midges, PowerBait, and spoons below the dam. Comments: Best areas are below the dam and at the Watts area. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Perry CCC: Jan 29. Elevation is 2 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 32°F and stained. Rainbow trout slow on dough bait and PowerBait around coves and flats. Comments: As of January 29, 2024, the lake is still frozen. The lake is beginning to thaw, but there are minimal open areas. The Perry Chamber of Commerce trout tournament was moved to Saturday, February 3, 2024. You can contact the Perry Chamber of Commerce for additional information. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Tenkiller: Jan 28. Elevation is 1.5 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 37°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, and plastic baits around brush structure, channels, and points. Crappie fair on hair jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks, and main lake. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, and live shad around channels and main lake. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Webbers Falls: Jan 28. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 38°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad below the dam, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around brush structure and main lake. Striped and white bass good on flukes, jigs, lipless baits, plastic baits, and sassy shad below the dam, riprap, river channel, and river mouth. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

SOUTHEAST

Blue River: Jan 30. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 44°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level) Rainbow trout excellent on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbaits, midges, nymphs, PowerBait, small lures, and spoons around brush structure, channels, and rocks. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: Jan 29. Elevation is 2 ft. below normal and rising, water temperature 51°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, jigs, and spoons around brush structure, main lake, points, river channel, and standing timber. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and spoons around brush structure, creek channels, points, river mouth, and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: Jan 26. Elevation is 2 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 38°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass, striped bass hybrids, and white bass good on crankbaits, jigs, lipless baits, and sassy shad below the dam, discharge, and tailwater. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live bait, live shad, and shad around channels, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie good on crankbaits, hair jigs, and spoons around channels, docks, points, and riprap. Report submitted by Jake Rowland, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: Jan 26. Elevation is 3 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 43°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, punch bait, shad, stinkbait, and sunfish below the dam, brush structure, channels, main lake, river channel, shorelines, and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam, brush structure, channels, river channel, and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: Jan 28. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 40°F and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, and plastic baits around main lake, points, river channel, and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, and live shad around discharge, main lake, and river channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and cut bait around discharge, inlet, riprap, and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: Jan 26. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 47°F and clear. Rainbow trout good on PowerBait, small lures, tube jigs, and worms around creek channels and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: Jan 26. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 41°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) White bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, and small lures around main lake and points. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, bill baits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, and plastic baits around brush structure, docks, main lake, points, shallows, shorelines, and standing timber. Crappie good on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, main lake, and standing timber. Report submitted by Shay Loudermilk, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: Jan 26. Elevation is 8 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 48°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spoons around creek channels and river channel. Crappie fair on jigs around standing timber. Channel catfish good on cut bait and punch bait around river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: Jan 26. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 40°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on hot dogs, minnows, and shad below the dam, main lake, river channel, river mouth, and tailwater. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows below the dam, creek channels, river channel, and river mouth. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits, and small lures around brush structure, creek channels, and rocks. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: Jan 26. Elevation is above normal and falling, water temperature 40°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass slow on bill baits, crankbaits, lipless baits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around channels, points, and standing timber. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish slow on cut bait, shad, stinkbait, and worms around brush structure, main lake, points, and standing timber. Crappie slow on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, points, and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: Jan 28. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 48°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass good on flukes and live shad around channels, main lake, points, and river channel. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, live shad, and punch bait around channels, coves, docks, points, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie fair on caddis flies, hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around brush structure, channels, coves, docks, and standing timber. Comments: Fishing this week has been good. Striper are biting dead sticking methods. The end of the week was a little tougher than the first of the week. Catfish are good near the river channels and the mouth of the river on live shad and cut bait. Crappie are okay on jigs near brush piles. Report submitted by Garrett Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: Jan 26. Elevation is normal and rising, water temperature 43°F and stained. (USACE Current Lake Level) Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and jigs around brush structure, creek channels, and river channel. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad around main lake. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure, main lake, and river channel. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Waurika: Jan 28. Elevation is 4 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 42°F and murky. Largemouth bass and crappie slow on crankbaits, hair jigs, jigs, minnows, plastic baits, PowerBait, and small lures around brush structure, main lake, points, rocks, shorelines, and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids, white bass, and saugeye fair on crankbaits, lipless baits, minnows, plastic baits, and small lures around docks, main lake, points, and rocks. Blue and channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, and stinkbait around creek channels, docks, main lake, rocks, and shorelines. Report submitted by Tucker Clem, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.

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