BY Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Thursday, January 24, 2013
1/24/13 at 5:06 AM
Birch: All fishing slow.
Eucha: Elevation 11 1/4 feet below normal, water 40 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits.
Ft. Gibson: Elevation 1/2 foot below normal, and clear. Catfish good drifting shad and sunfish and on juglines at 15-25 feet in the main river channel. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 15-20 feet in and around docks. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, Sinko worms and Biffle Bugs at 5-15 feet.
Grand: Elevation 2 feet below normal. Bass fair on worms and jigs. White bass slow. Catfish excellent on fresh cut bait in deep water. Crappie good on minnows and jigs 10-20 feet below docks. Paddlefish fair above Sailboat Bridge to Grey's Ranch.
Greenleaf: Bass good on crankbaits, soft jerk baits, chartreuse/white spinnerbaits and sink-o type baits.
Hudson: Elevation normal. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-15 feet around heated docks and brush piles. All other fishing slow.
Kaw: Elevation 1 1/2 feet below normal. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-12 feet around Sarge Creek towers.
Keystone: Elevation 4 1/2 feet below normal, water 44. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits. Catfish good on cut bait near channels. Crappie good on minnows and jigs.
Lower Illinois: Elevation normal, water 43 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits at 1-2 feet along coves and bridge. White bass slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 feet in coves. Striped bass slow on trout and shad at 1-4 feet at the mouth of the river. Channel catfish good on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 feet in coves. Trout excellent fly fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 feet and on Power Bait on bottom from the dam to Gore Landing.
Oologah: Elevation 4 feet below normal, water near 40 and clear. Crappie fair at 10-15 feet around brush piles. Blue catfish fair on worms and shad at 10-15 feet on flats.
Pawhuska: Trout good on small spinners, Super Dupers and Power Bait.
Skiatook: Elevation 12 feet below normal, water clear. All fishing slow.
Sooner: White bass and striped bass hybrids good on ghost minnows, topwater lures and sassy shad at the discharge. Catfish fair on cut and live bait.
Spavinaw: Elevation slightly below normal, water 40 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam area. Largemouth bass slow.
Tenkiller: Elevation 10 feet below normal, water 50 and clear. All fishing slow.
Webbers Falls: Bass good on spinnerbaits, shad, square bill crankbaits and chatter baits up creeks. Striped bass hybrids good on shad colored or shad imitation baits.
Eufaula: Elevation 5 feet below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow. White bass slow. Blue catfish fair on shad on the flats. Crappie fair on minnows and small jigs around boat docks with brush.
Robert S. Kerr: Bass fair on crankbaits and stick baits off points, along creek channels and in coves up river. Spotted bass excellent up the Canadian River; look for concentration of gulls. Crappie good up Big Sanbois Creek around deeper submerged brush. White bass and striped bass fair on minnows and shad crankbaits up river in deeper holes and around rock ledges. Channel and blue catfish excellent on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait at 12-20 feet close to creek and river channels.
Sardis Lake: Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water 49. All fishing slow.
Wister: Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on black plastic worms with white tail tip and fair on silver crankbaits. Crappie fair to good on minnows and fair on white/pink tail grubs at 15-20 feet. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and liver.