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Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Fish Report

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Fish Report

Southeast

Submitted by:
Jack Melton
Date:
01/01/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
48F clear to stained
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Jerk Bait, Jigs, Spoons
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake, Points, and underwater dropoffs 40+ ft water
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Spoons
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake, and 39-56 ft deep off drop off
 

Submitted by:
Matt Gamble, fisheries biologist-South Central Reg
Date:
01/02/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
33 degrees and clear
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Caddis flies, In-line Spinnerbait, Midges, Powerbait, Spoons
Locations: Points, and Below waterfalls
 
 
Additional Information:
Approximately 2,560 rainbow trout were stocked on 2/27/2017. Much of the river is iced over, open water is mostly downstream of falls and in faster moving chutes.

Submitted by:
Dru Polk, game warden McCurtain County
Date:
12/31/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
48 degrees
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Buzz Baits, Crankbaits, Jigs, Rogues
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Standing timber
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Stinkbait, Sunfish
Locations: Channels, Points, River Channel, River Mouth
 

Submitted by:
Dru Polk, game warden McCurtain county
Date:
12/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
54 degrees
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Points, River Mouth
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Sunfish
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, Points, River Mouth
 

Submitted by:
Cannon Harrison, game warden McIntosh Coutny
Date:
12/31/2017
Lake Elevation:
Dropping
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad, Top Water
Locations: Below the dam, Dam
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Dough bait, Hot Dogs, Live Bait, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Inlet, Main lake, River Channel, River Mouth
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Cannon Harrison, game warden McIntosh county
Date:
12/24/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky
 
Action: Excellent
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Main lake, Points, Shorelines
 
Action: Excellent
Baits:  Jigs, Plastics, Small Lures, Top Water
Locations: Below the dam, Dam
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Docks

Submitted by:
Jim Gillham, game warden Choctaw County
Date:
12/31/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
53 degrees and murky
 
Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics
Locations: Creek channels, Points
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Main lake
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Jim Gillham, game warden Choctaw County
Date:
12/24/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
56 degrees and murky
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics
Locations: Points, Standing timber
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad, Shad
Locations: Main lake, River Channel
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Garret Harley, game warden
Date:
12/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
50 degrees and clear
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Plastics
Locations: Main lake, Points, River Channel
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Live Shad, Spoons
Locations: Coves, Main lake, River Channel
 
Action: Slow
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Dough bait, Shrimp
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Riprap

Submitted by:
Garret Harley, game warden
Date:
01/01/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
48 degrees and clear
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Jerk Bait, Plastics
Locations: Main lake, Points, River Channel
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Crankbaits, Live Shad, Spoons
Locations: Coves, Main lake, River Channel
 
Action: Slow
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Dough bait, Shad
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Main lake, Riprap

Submitted by:
April Drake
Date:
12/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
n/a
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Powerbait
Locations: River Channel
 
 
Additional Information:
Stocked approximately 1,442 rainbow trout on December 28. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Region Office.

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah, game warden McCurtain County
Date:
12/24/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear/Slightly murky
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Powerbait, and Salmon eggs, Berkeley trout worms
Locations: Creek channels
 
 

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah, game warden McCurtain County
Date:
12/31/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Powerbait, and Salmon eggs
Locations: Channels, Rocks
 
 

Submitted by:
Jay Harvey, game warden Bryan/Choctaw Co.
Date:
12/24/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Two feet low. Temp 61
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Main lake, River Channel, Standing timber
 
Action: Slow
Baits:  Flukes, Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Creek channels, Points
 

Submitted by:
Jay Harvey, game warden Bryan/Choctaw Counties
Date:
12/31/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
58 degrees
 
Action: Slow
Baits:  Plastics
Locations: Creek channels, Standing timber
 
Action: Slow
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Main lake, River Channel
 

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah, game warden McCurtain County
Date:
12/24/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics
Locations: Creek channels, Points
 
Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Channels
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Main lake

Submitted by:
Mark Hannah, game warden McCurtain County
Date:
12/31/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear and 45 degrees
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics
Locations: Channels, Points
 
Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Creek channels
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver
Locations: Main lake

Submitted by:
April Drake
Date:
12/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
n/a
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Powerbait
Locations: River Channel
 
 
Additional Information:
Stocked approximately 359 rainbow trout on December 28. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Region Office.

Submitted by:
J.D. Stauffer, game warden Haskell County
Date:
12/31/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels, and 4-14 ft
 
Action: Excellent
Baits:  Shad
Locations: River Channel, Sand bar
 
Action: Slow
Baits:  Spinnerbaits
Locations: Creek channels, Standing timber

Submitted by:
J.D. Stauffer, game warden Haskell County
Date:
12/24/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear
 
Action: Slow
Baits:  Rogues, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Main lake, Points, Riprap
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber, and 12-14 ft
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Shad, and Juglines
Locations: River Channel, Sand bar

Submitted by:
Dane Polk, game warden Latimer/Pushmataha Co
Date:
12/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
54 degrees
 
Action: Slow
Baits:  Crankbaits, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Points, Rocks, Shorelines
 
Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Flats, Main lake
 
Action: Slow
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Dane Polk, game warden Latimer/Pushmataha Counties
Date:
12/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
50 degrees
 
Action: Slow
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Jigs, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Riprap, Shorelines, Standing timber
 
Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Main lake
 
Action: Slow
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Dane Polk, game warden Latimer/Pushmataha Counties
Date:
12/28/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
50 degrees
 
Action: Slow
Baits:  Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Jigs, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
Locations: Brush structure, Points, Riprap, Shorelines, Standing timber
 
Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad, Sunfish
Locations: Main lake
 
Action: Slow
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Cody Jones, game warden McIntosh County
Date:
01/01/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
cloudy
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Flukes, Shad, Slabs
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake, Points, Riprap, Rocks
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake, Points, Riprap, River Mouth
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Main lake, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Cody Jones, game warden
Date:
12/24/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
murky
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Live Shad, Slabs
Locations: Points, Riprap
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Main lake, Points, Riprap, River Channel
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Thomas Gillham, game warden LeFlore County
Date:
12/24/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Cloudy
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Standing timber
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Hot Dogs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Main lake, Standing timber
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Standing timber

Submitted by:
Thomas Gillham, game warden LeFlore County
Date:
12/31/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear
 
Action: Slow
Baits:  Bill Baits, Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Standing timber
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Stinkbait
Locations: Main lake, Standing timber
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Standing timber

Northwest

Submitted by:
Mark Walker, game warden Blaine county
Date:
12/23/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Channels, Dam
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Dam
 

Submitted by:
Mark Walker, game warden Blaine County
Date:
01/01/2018
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Dam
 
 

Submitted by:
Mark Reichenberger, game warden Woodward County
Date:
12/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky
 
Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Dam
 
 
Additional Information:
All fishing is slow.

Central

Submitted by:
Lucky Lure Tackle
Date:
12/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
44 degrees and clear
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Dam
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Dam
 
Additional Information:
Crappie are being caught 25-35 ft. deep, tight lining a jig or slip corking. Catfish are good off the dam at 30ft. and deeper.

Northeast

Kaw

Submitted by:
District 8 Chief Tracy Daniel
Date:
01/01/2018
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
32F and clear
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels, River Channel
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Hot Dogs, Minnows, Shad
Locations: Main lake, River Channel
 
Additional Information:
Crappie are being caught suspended over brush piles in 20’-25’ of water on dark colored jigs with chartreuse/black being a top choice. Blue catfish are schooled up off of main river channels in the Kaw City and Coon Creek areas. Shad are hard to find at this time of year, but are being caught under the Sarge creek bridge. Hot dogs, fresh shrimp, and moist and chunky dog foods are good alternative baits.

Submitted by:
Jeremy Bersche, game warden Sequoyah County
Date:
12/31/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
45-50F fairly clear
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Midges, Nymphs, Powerbait
Locations: Below the dam, Creek channels, Dam, Rocks
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Jigs
Locations: River Mouth
 

Submitted by:
Jerry Henry, game warden Sequoyah County
Date:
12/24/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
53 degrees and clear
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Midges, Nymphs, Powerbait, Small Lures
Locations: Below the dam, and Watts WMA
 
Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Sassy Shad
Locations: River Mouth
 

Southwest

Submitted by:
Chris Stover, game warden Stephens County
Date:
12/26/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky
 
Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Shad, Stinkbait
Locations: Main lake, Points, Shorelines
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