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Jan 18 Oklahoma Area Lakes Fishing Report Featured

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Blue River: January 16. Elevation is normal, water temperature 47°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level) Rainbow trout on in-line spinnerbaits, midges, nymphs, PowerBait, spoons, and worms around channels, creek channels, river channel, and rocks. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: January 13. Elevation is normal and rising, water temperature 52°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, flukes, jigs, plastic baits, and spoons around brush structure, main lake, points, river mouth, and standing timber. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and spoons around brush structure, points, and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: January 13. Elevation is 3 ft. below normal, water temperature 46°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, jigs, and plastic baits around brush structure, channels, main lake, points, and rocks. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live bait, live shad, and shad around channels, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie fair on hair jigs, PowerBait, small lures, spoons around brush structure, docks, and rocks. Report submitted by Jake Rowland, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: January 13. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal, water temperature 52°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, channels, main lake, river channel, shorelines, and standing timber. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows below the dam, brush structure, channels, main lake, river channel, and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: January 15. Elevation is normal, water temperature 46°F and clear. Largemouth bass slow on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, and lipless baits around main lake, points, river channel, and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on Alabama rigs and crankbaits around coves, discharge, and river channel. Catfish, Channel slow on chicken liver, cut bait around riprap, and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: January 13. Elevation is normal, water temperature 48°F and clear. Rainbow trout good on PowerBait and small lures below the dam, creek channels, and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: January 13. Elevation is 2 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 45°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass excellent on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, plastic baits, and sassy shad around brush structure, coves, docks, rocks, and sandbar. Channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live shad, and shrimp, stinkbait, worms below the dam, creek channels, main lake, riprap, shorelines, other. Crappie slow on jigs, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels, main lake, points, and standing timber. Report submitted by Shay Loudermilk, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: January 13. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal, water temperature 50°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spoons around points and river channel. Crappie good on jigs, minnows, and spoons around brush structure and creek channels. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and cut bait around creek channels and main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: January 13. Elevation is normal, water temperature 42°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, hot dogs, minnows, shad, and worms below the dam, main lake, river channel, river mouth, and tailwater. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around brush structure, creek channels, and river channel. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, minnows, plastic baits, and small lures around coves and points. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: January 13. Elevation is normal, water temperature 45°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass slow on bill baits, crankbaits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, points, and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms around brush structure, channels, main lake, points, and standing timber. Crappie slow on jigs, minnows, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, points, and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: January 15. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal, water temperature 51°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass good on flukes, live shad, sassy shad, and shad around channels, main lake, points, and river channel. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live shad, punch bait, and stinkbait around channels, coves, docks, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie fair on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and nymphs around brush structure, coves, docks, and standing timber. Comments: This week fishing has been good. Striper are being caught dead sticking and using live shad near and around river channels, and ledges. Cats are being caught near flat areas and ledges close to channels. Crappie are being caught around brush piles in 18-26ft of water. Report submitted by Garrett Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: January 13. Elevation is .5 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 44°F and stained. (USACE Current Lake Level) Largemouth bass slow on jigs, lipless baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, creek channels, and river channel. Blue catfish good on cut bait and hot dogs around main lake and river channel. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows around brush structure, main lake, and river channel. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

 

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