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Monday, 02 January 2017 17:23

Fishing Report for the New Year

CENTRAL

Hefner: December 27. Elevation below normal, water 47 and clear. Crappie, white bass and walleye slow on minnows and jigs along riprap. Channel catfish fair on cut bait along riprap. Largemouth bass slow on jerk baits and jigs around points and riprap. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

NORTHEAST

Ft. Gibson: December 26. Elevation below normal, water 48 and clear. Crappie good on minnows, tube jigs and Wally Marshall salt-and-pepper twintails at 22-28 ft. around brush structure. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on live shad and Carolina-rigged shad at 20-30 ft. in the river channel. White bass fair on live shad and Carolina-rigged shad with ½ ounce sinkers along deep holes in the river channel north of Big Hollow. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.

Keystone: December 27. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, standing timber and heated docks. Striped and white bass fair on live shad around points and humps in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and live bait in the main lake. Report submitted by Dwight Luther, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: December 25. Elevation normal, water 55 and clear. Trout fair on in-line spinnerbaits, PowerBait and small lures below the dam, along channels, the dam, river channel and tailwater. Report submitted by Jerry Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Perry CCC: December 27. Elevation normal, water murky. Trout good on in-line spinnerbaits, PowerBait, small lures and salmon eggs in the main lake and along shorelines. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Sooner: December 27. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass hybrids and striped bass fair on live shad, sassy shad and slabs in the discharge and main lake. Blue catfish fair on cut bait in the main lake. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

NORTHWEST

Ft. Supply: December 27. Elevation below normal, water clear. White bass fair on jigs along the dam. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Blue River: December 27. Elevation normal, water 45 and clear. Trout good on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbaits, spoons, Frenchies, zebra midges, Woolly Buggers and yellow garlic scented PowerBait along rocks, sandbars, below riffles and obstructions in current in deeper water. Stocked approximately 3,000 rainbow trout on December 21. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, punch bait and stinkbait along channels, creek channels and sandbars. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Eufaula: December 25. Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks and standing timber. Striped bass good on minnows and shad below the dam. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and live shad along channels, the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Terry Springwater, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Lower Mountain Fork: December 25. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout good on PowerBait below the dam, along creek channels and rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Pine Creek: December 25. Elevation rising, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits in coves. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, shrimp and stinkbait along channels, the main lake and standing timber. Crappie slow on jigs in the river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: December 25. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, bill baits, lipless baits and plastic baits around brush structure, points and rocks. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, channels and the inlet. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Texoma: December 27. Elevation normal, water stained. Striped and white bass fair on flukes, live shad and topwater lures below the dam, in the main lake and around points. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, punch bait and shad in the main lake, around points and the river mouth. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, in coves, the main lake and standing timber. Report submitted by Cody Jones, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: December 25. Elevation below normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, punch bait and shad in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Lawtonka: December 25. Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: December 27. Elevation normal, water 40. Blue catfish slow on cut bait and punch bait in the main lake. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: December 25. Elevation normal, water murky. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait in the main lake. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.

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