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Southeast Oklahoma fishing report

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Southeast Oklahoma fishing report
By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Feb 3, 2008

North Texas E-News

Arbuckle: January 28. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 44 and stained. Cold weather has slowed fishing. Crappie being caught around brush pile near dam. White bass has pulled back out of creeks. Look for them there once warmer temperatures. Bass fishing is slow. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: January 15. Elevation normal, water 42 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on minnows and flies. Channel catfish fair to good on worms and liver. Trout good on power baits, super dupers, rooster tails and meal worms. Report submitted by Charles Baker, technician at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: January 28. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on spoons on jig and pig around rocky points and structure. Channel catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with shad. Crappie fair to good around structure in the upper end of the lake on minnows and jigs. Walleye fair on deep running crankbaits. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: January 28. Elevation 1 ft. below normal and clear. Largemouth bass and white bass small. Blue catfish fair on fresh shad drifting deeper creek channels at 10-25 ft. Crappie fair on minnows or jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush piles and boat docks. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: January 28. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 46. Crappie and bass fair on plastic jigs in the upper river channel at 12-15 ft. Crappie and blue catfish good in the tailwaters during water release. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: January 28. Elevation normal, water 47 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits at 8-10 ft. off points and along road beds. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on minnows and jigs in the discharge canal at 15 ft. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver in the discharge canal at 15 ft. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork River: January 28. Flyfishing would have been very challenging! The fish have been very active lately near the surface. While a dry fly will sometimes work, an emerger would be a better choice. You can also twitch your dryfly to break the surface tension of the water and fish it just under the surface. Best to choose a small fly, say about a size 18 or much smaller is even better. Lots of fish have been caught on size 22-26 lately. And then there's the wooly bugger since its not an insect imitation, (more of a minnow or crawfish) it can be a lot larger and still work fine. Report submitted by Beavers Bend Fly Shop.

McGee Creek: January 28. Elevation 9 inches below normal, water 48 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures and jig and pigs, at 16-30 ft. over submerged humps. Crappie fair on minnows at 16-25 ft. over cedar brush. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: No report submitted this week.

Pine Creek: January 28. Elevation below normal and murky. Bass fair on soft plastics. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish good/fair on liver and garlic punch bait and cut shad at the old bridge and at the spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: January 28. Elevation normal, water 41 and murky. Crappie fair at 10 ft. using minnows fishing the old creek channels. Blue catfish fair at 6-10 ft. using fresh cut bait fishing the windy shorelines and points. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden for Haskell County.

Sardis Lake: January 28. Elevation above normal, murky to clear. Largemouth bass fair on warm days around points and in deep channels. White bass and walleye slow. Channel catfish slow to fair on trotlines with cut bait or jus with live shad. Crappie excellent from bridges, submerged brush piles on minnows. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: January 28. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 48 and clear. Striped bass fair on live bait at 15-20 ft. in the coves. All other fishing is slow at this time. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: January 28. Elevation normal and murky. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic baits. Crappie good below dam with minnows and jigs in old river channel. Channel catfish and blue catfish blue good cut shad below dam, fair to slow on jug lines on liver in lake. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game Warden stationed in LeFlore County.
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