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Oklahoma Fishing Report for January 9

Central

Hefner: January 8. Elevation above normal, water 44-46. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 25-35 ft. off the dam. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut baits in deep water off the dam. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on grubs and lipless baits off the dam. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Northeast

Ft. Gibson: January 4. Elevation above normal, water 47 and murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on live shad along the river channel. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.

Kaw: January 7. Elevation above normal, water 40s and dirty. Paddlefish excellent below the dam. White bass, striped bass and striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits, grubs, hair jigs, jigs and sassy shad below the dam. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, hotdogs and shad along creek channels, flats and river channel. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: January 3. Elevation above normal, water clear. Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: January 4. Elevation above normal, water 50 and murky. Excessive rain has led to high water and murky conditions. Fishing is slow until conditions stabilize. Trout slow on PowerBait below the dam. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Perry CCC: January 6. Elevation normal, water murky. Trout fair on jigs, PowerBait and salmon eggs in coves and along shorelines. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Sooner: January 6. Striped bass hybrids fair on live shad in discharge and main lake. Saugeye slow on crankbaits in the discharge and main lake. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Northwest

Foss: January 7. Elevation normal with gates closed, water mid-40s and clear. Striped bass hybrids good on slabs in deep water close to the south side of the dam early morning. Walleye fair on live bait. Crappie fair on live bait near marina and around fish house. Catfish slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Southeast

Arbuckle: January 5. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. above normal, water 50 and stained. All fishing slow. White bass and crappie being caught on spoons at 35-45 ft. along mid-lake drop-offs. Channel catfish fair on juglines. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: January 4. Elevation above normal, water 51 and cloudy. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, jigs and spoons around brush structure and points. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and live bait in the main lake. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: January 4. Elevation above normal, water murky. Blue catfish good on cut bait, shad and river channels. Crappie fair on jigs and tube jigs around brush structure, docks and main lake. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits, sassy shad and slabs. Report submitted by Jake Bersche, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: January 4. Elevation above normal, water 50 and murky. Flooded conditions continue on the lake and Kiamichi River. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, live bait and shad below the dam, in the main lake and river channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs below the dam, in the main lake, river channel and standing timber. Crappie and cat fishing good-fair at certain times throughout the day below Hugo Dam. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: January 3. Elevation normal, water 44 and clear. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and plastic baits in the main lake, around points, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and live shad in coves, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait in coves, along creek channels and riprap. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: January 4. Elevation above normal, water clear to cloudy. Trout good on caddis flies and tube jigs below the dam, along shallows and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: January 5. Elevation above normal, water 51. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, jigs and lipless baits along creek channels, flats and points. Crappie slow on minnows along channels, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: January 4. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and spoons in the main lake and around points. Crappie fair on jigs and spoons around brush structure and channels. Channel catfish good on chicken liver in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: January 4. Elevation normal, water murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad and stinkbait along inlet, river channel and river mouth. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs along inlet, main lake and standing timber. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: January 4. Elevation above normal, water 52. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on bill baits, crankbaits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: January 4. Elevation above normal, water 46 and muddy. Striped bass good on flukes and live shad in the main lake. Lake levels have increased with recent rains, but striper fishing is still good across most of the lake. Larger fish seemed to be concentrated on the west end of the lake. Live Bait fishing is producing fish, but dead sticking is the easiest method. Chartreuse and pink are hot colors right now with watercolor. Use electronics to find concentrations of fish and drop bait to marked fish. Blue catfish good on cut bait, live bait and shad below the dam, main lake, river channel and river mouth. Jugline fishing for blues has good right now using gizzard shad and other cut baits. Crappie slow on hair jigs, jigs and live bait around docks. Crappie have slowed with muddy water, but bite is still happening in evenings after water has warmed. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: January 4. Elevation above normal, water cloudy. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits along channels, points and standing timber. Blue catfish slow along channels, main lake and standing timber. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure, channels, points and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

Southwest

Ft. Cobb: January 8. Elevation normal, water 40s and cloudy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Tom Steed: January 8. Elevation normal, water 40. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad around points. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

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