Lake Report


Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 6:12 pm
By: News 9


Oklahoma lake report
   OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Here are the conditions at Oklahoma lakes as reported Wednesday, Jan. 21, by the state Department of Wildlife Conservation and lake rangers.
CENTRAL
   Hefner: Elevation above normal, water murky. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad above the dam. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 35 ft. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
   Thunderbird: Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Crappie fair to good on small minnows and jigs at 8 to 10 ft. around structure. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
NORTHEAST
   Birch: Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 36 degrees and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15 to 20 ft. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden for Osage County.
   Eucha: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 38 degrees and dingy. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush and structure at 16 to 18 ft. Largemouth bass fair on deep diving crankbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.
   Fort Gibson: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal and clear. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at 15 to 25 ft. around docks and brush piles. Stripers are biting on whole shad and red fins below the dam during generation. Catfish are biting on live bait and cut shad in the main channel. Report Submitted by Rick Stafford with www.3riverguideservice.com
   Greenleaf: Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, worms and jigs along riprap and creek channels. Catfish fair on cut baits on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 18 to 20 ft. around fishing docks. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
   Kaw: Crappie fair on black and blue or black and chartreuse 1/16 ounce jigs on six lb. test line at 18 to 24 ft. around man made brush piles in the Washunga Bay area. Striped bass hybrids and walleye fair on 1/8th and 3/16th ounce jigs tipped with a 3 inch white and red sassy shad fished very slow below the dam. Report submitted by Marshall Reigh, game warden stationed in Grant and Kay counties.
   Lower Illinois: Elevation normal, water 50 degrees and clear. Trout excellent on salmon eggs on bottom, roster tails at 1 to 2 ft. around the dam and Watts and on power baits on bottom at river access. ly fishing excellent. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.
   Oologah: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water upper 40's to lower 50's and murky. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush piles 15 to 18 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
   Pawhuska Lake: Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 35 degrees and clear. Trout good on inline spinnerbaits and chartreuse and white power baits in the mornings and evenings. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden for Osage County.
   Sooner: White bass good on topwater lures, sassy shad and ghost minnows in the discharge canal. Striped bass hybrids good on topwater lures, sassy shad and ghost minnows in the discharge canal and on live shad in the lake. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
   Spavinaw: Elevation slightly below normal, water 39 degrees and clear. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.
   Tenkiller: Elevation 1/3 ft. below normal and steady, water 45 degrees and clear. Crappie fair in docks on 1/32 ounce feathered jigs at 15 to 20 ft. Sunfish good in docks on jigs tipped with nightcrawlers at 10 to 15 ft. Report by Monte Brooks Cookson Village Resort.
   Webbers Falls: Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits in riprap and creek channels. Catfish fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
NORTHWEST
   Canton: Elevation normal. Crappie good on minnows and jigs near brush along dam and Canadian River area. Channel catfish fair on shad. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
SOUTHEAST
   Arbuckle: Elevation 4 1/2 ft. below normal, water 44 degrees and stained from algae bloom. Crappie good on jigs and small spoons. White bass good at 45 to 55 ft. using chrome spoons. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
   Blue River: Elevation normal, water 40 degrees and murky. Largemouth bass fair on minnows and flies. Catfish fair on liver and worms. Trout fair to good on mealworms, rooster tails, super dupers and power baits. Report submitted by Charles Baker, technician at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
   Broken Bow: Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on jig and pig and black .11. Smallmouth bass fair on crawdad colored deep running crankbaits. Catfish good on juglines with cut shad. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around structure. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
   Eufaula: Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and small jigs around boat docks baited with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
   Konawa: Elevation normal, water 48 degrees and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits at 8 to 10 ft. along road beds. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on minnows and jigs at 15 ft. in the discharge canal. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver at 15 ft. in the discharge canal. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
   Lower Mountain Fork River: Trout good. No reports from Presbyterian Falls. Trout fair at times at the regeneration dam. In Zone 2: fair at times. The predominant hatches have been tiny blue winged olives and midges. Sometimes a dry fly will work otherwise use an emerger or "drown a dry fly" in the surface film by applying a quick strip action to get the dry fly slightly below the surface. Report submitted by Beavers Bend Fly Shop.
   McGee Creek: Elevation 1/2 below normal, water 48 degrees and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures and jig and pigs fished slowly at 15 to 25 ft. over underwater structure. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
   Pine Creek: Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass fair on shad colored deep running crankbaits off of rocky points. Crappie fair on jigs and spoons around timber. Catfish fair on liver. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
   Robert S. Kerr: Elevation normal, water 46 degrees and murky. Crappie good on minnows at 8 to 10 ft. around edges and bends in the old creek channels of Dirty Creek and Big Sans Bois Creek. Blue catfish good on fresh cut bait at 6 to 20 ft. along windy shorelines next to deeper water. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
   Sardis Lake: Bass fair to good on crankbaits around points and creek channels and on spinnerbaits around cover, warmer afternoons best. Crappie good on minnows off of Jack Fork Bridge, on live minnows off of tower and on pink grubs or green and black around brush piles, activity is better on sunny days. Flathead catfish slow on jugs or trotlines with live bait. Blue and channel catfish fair on jugs and trotlines with cut bait or shrimp. White bass good trolling around islands and on plugs. Walleye fair trolling around islands and around riprap on deep diving plugs. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
   Texoma: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 51 degrees and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good in the south half of the lake. Striped and white bass fair to good in the middle section of the lake. Blue and channel catfish fair to good north of Platter Flats to the Washita River arm. Crappie fair to good around the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
   Wister: Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass slow to fair on dark plastic baits around points and drop-offs. Crappie fair on small spinnerbaits and jigs around brush piles and fair to good on minnows below the dam area. Channel catfish slow to fair on juglines with cut shad and liver. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
SOUTHWEST
   Foss: Elevation normal and gates closed, water low 40's and clear. Striped bass hybrids slow on slabs in deep water. Walleye slow in front of dam on the rocks. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
   Fort Cobb: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal. Crappie slow to fair on jigs around marina. Saugeye slow off east end of dam. Report submitted by James L. Edwards Jr., game warden stationed in Caddo County.
   Tom Steed: Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water murky. Crappie slow on minnows at 20 ft. over brush piles. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.
   Waurika: Elevation slightly below normal, water murky. Blue catfish fair on shad and cut baits. Report submitted by Phillip Cottrill, game warden stationed in Cotton County.