Lake report


Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 6:49 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Here are the conditions at Oklahoma lakes as reported Wednesday, Dec. 17, by the state Department of Wildlife Conservation and lake rangers.
CENRAL
   Overholser: Crappie good on jigs on the west side of the lake. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian Counties.
NORTHEAST
   Birch: Elevation below normal, water 40 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles at 15-30 ft. Blue catfish good on cut shad fishing the flats near the creek channels at 30 ft. Submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden for Osage County.
   Fort Gibson: Elevation 1 ft. above normal and clear. Crappie being caught on blue and white tube jigs and red, green and white marabou jigs at 15-25 ft. under docks. Stripers biting on live bait during generation below the dam. Catfish biting on cut shad off of shallow points. Report submitted by Rick Stafford with 3riverguideservice.com
   Greenleaf: Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits around rocky points and brush structure. Channel catfish fair on cut baits on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around fishing docks. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
   Kaw: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 36 and murky. Crappie good on dark colored jigs at 15-22 ft. in the Washunga and Sarge Creek areas over man-made brush piles. Nice slabs continue to be taken on days when the winds are calm. Blue catfish good on juglines with cut shad off of the Arkansas River channel. Shad are becoming hard to cast net in Kaw, so anglers are advised to have their shad caught prior to coming to the lake. Tailwaters of major dams are a good choice this time of year. Report submitted by Tracy Daniel, game warden stationed in Kay County.
   Lower Illinois: Elevation normal, water 52 clear. Trout good on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. around the dam and Watts and on power baits on bottom above Gore Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.
   Oologah: Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 50's and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles 15-20 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
   Pawhuska Lake: Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 30 and clear. Trout excellent on power bait with 16 inch leaders and olive wooly-buggers and fair trolling super dupers at 5-15 ft. Submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden for Osage County.
   Sooner: White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on ghost minnows, sassy shad and topwater lures in the discharge. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
   Webbers Falls: Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and jigging worms in creek channels and riprap. Channel catfish slow on cut baits on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
NORTHWEST
   Fort Supply: Elevation normal. Crappie good on minnows and jigs near brush along dam and Canadian River areas. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Harper County.
   SOUTHEAST
   Arbuckle: Elevation 4 1/4 ft. below normal, water 48 and stained with algae bloom present. Crappie good on jigs around brush piles. White bass good on spoons around drop-offs in main lake. Bass fair on jerk baits, drop shot and jigs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
   Blue River: Elevation below normal, water 42 and clear. Trout good on garlic scented power bait, orange power worms, super dupers, rooster tails and corn. Fly-fishing is good on Hare's ear, wooly buggers, pheasant tails, and zebra nymphs. Smallmouth and spotted bass fair on flies and soft plastics. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait and cut minnows. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
   Broken Bow: Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on jig and pig at 20-25 ft. around structure and islands. Catfish fair on trotlines and juglines with cut bait. Walleye picking up on crawdad colored deep running crankbaits around islands and bluffs.
   Eufaula: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs inside boat docks with brush baited underneath. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
   Hugo: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 66. Crappie fair on minnows around brush piles. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan Counties.
   Konawa: Elevation normal, water 50 and clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on minnows and jigs at 15 ft. in the discharge canal. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
   McGee Creek: Elevation normal, water 60 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures at 12-20 ft. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
   Pine Creek: Elevation normal and clear. Bass good on jig and pork frog combos around rocks and creek inlets. Catfish fair on juglines with cut shad. White bass good on white grubs in lower part of the lake. Report submitted by March Hannah, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
   Robert S. Kerr: Elevation normal and murky. Crappie slow on minnows at 10 ft. fishing the brush and stump fields in the old creek channels. Blue and flathead catfish slow on trotlines and juglines fresh cut shad at 15-30 ft. the old Arkansas River channel. 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 afternoon's best. Crappie good on minnows off of Jack Fork Bridge, on live minnows off of the tower and on pink, green and black grubs around brush piles, activity is better on sunny days. Flathead catfish slow on juglines or trotlines with live bait. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines 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 Alan Couch, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
   Texoma: Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 56 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good around the deep points. Striped and white bass fair to good from Platter Flats south. Channel and blue catfish fair to good in the Washita River arm. Crappie fair in Widow Moore, Rock and Kansas creeks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
   Wister: Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass slow to fair on deep running crankbaits around points and drop-offs. Crappie slow to fair on small spinnerbaits and jigs around brush piles. 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 1 ft. below normal, water 40's and clear, gates closed. Striped bass hybrids good on slabs in deep water. Walleye good. Crappie fair around docks. White bass good. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.