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Fishing Report

We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.

Northeast

Submitted by:
Game Warden Marni Loftis
Date:
01/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
45 and slightly stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, and Crappie kickers
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, and 20-30ft

Action: Fair
Baits:  Sassy Shad, and Gogo minnows
Locations: Coves, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Coves, Main lake, and 35-60ft

Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
01/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
39 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Minnows, Tube Jigs, and Salt and Pepper colored Wally Marshell and Black and Chartreuse Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks

Action: Good
Locations: Main lake, River Channel, and 25 to 30 ft. drift fishing the bottom with Carolina-rigged shad

Additional Information:
all other fishing is slow

Submitted by:
Doug Gottschalk
Date:
01/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad, Sassy Shad, Top Water
Locations: Discharge



Submitted by:
Lark Wilson
Date:
01/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
45 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, Jerk Bait, Spoons
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Main lake, Points, Rocks, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Punch bait, Shad, Sunfish, Worms
Locations: Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Flats, Main lake, Points, River Channel, Rocks

Submitted by:
Lark Wilson
Date:
01/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
45 and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Hair Jigs, Jerk Bait, Rogues, Spinnerbaits, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Riprap, Rocks, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Sassy Shad, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Standing timber, and Bridges

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Hot Dogs, Live Shad, Punch bait, Sunfish
Locations: Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Flats, Shallows

Submitted by:
Game Warden Jeremy Bersche
Date:
01/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
45 to 50 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Nymphs, Powerbait
Locations: Below the dam, and Watts


Additional Information:
Rain showers this past weekend may lead to murky water and tougher fishing.

Southeast

Submitted by:
J.D. Stauffer
Date:
01/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Main lake

Action: Good
Baits:  Minnows, and 15 ft.
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels, Standing timber


Submitted by:
Michael Ward Lake Ranger
Date:
01/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Main lake

Action: Slow
Baits:  Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake

Action: Slow
Baits:  Stinkbait
Locations: Creek channels

Submitted by:
Jack Melton
Date:
01/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
47 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Flukes, Jerk Bait, Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks

Action: Good
Baits:  Slabs, Spoons
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake, and 39-56 ft. along drop-offs

Additional Information:
miserable weather, not many out fishing.

Submitted by:
Bob Wingo
Date:
01/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
49 and clear to stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, River Channel, River Mouth

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Flukes, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Live Bait, Live Shad, Sassy Shad, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Discharge, Main lake, River Channel, Shallows

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure
Additional Information:
Water rising due to rain,717.37. Blue catfish good on juglines adn trotlines in the Washita Arm. Stripers good on shad and dead sticking. Box fish 15-18 inch.

Submitted by:
Game Warden Terry Springwater
Date:
01/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Normal

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Docks

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Main lake, River Channel

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam

Submitted by:
Larry Luman
Date:
01/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
5 1/2' below, 46, Clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Points



Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
01/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Powerbait, Small Lures
Locations: Creek channels, Shallows



Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
01/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Plastics, Spoons
Locations: Channels, Coves

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Worms
Locations: Main lake

Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
01/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
48

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, River Channel

Action: Slow
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Below the dam


Submitted by:
Matt Gamble
Date:
01/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
45 degrees and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Powerbait, Spoons
Locations: Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait
Locations: Rocks, and Deeper pools behind breaks in current

Additional Information:
Trout fishing is slower due to high water conditions. Fish near banks and obstructions in current. Approximately 2,000 rainbow trout will be stocked on 1/17/2017.

Central

Submitted by:
Vince Mesis
Date:
01/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
murky to muddy

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Docks, and Bridge by the police station on the east side

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Main lake

Additional Information:
The fishing depends on the weather right now.

Southwest

Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
01/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks



Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
01/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait, Shad
Locations: Main lake, Points

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks


Submitted by:
Chris Stover
Date:
01/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
40s and murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Brush structure

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Main lake


We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.
Submitted by:
Vince Mesis
Date:
01/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
murky to muddy

Action: Fair
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Docks, and Bridge by the police station on the east side

Action: Slow
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Main lake

Additional Information:
The fishing depends on the weather right now.

We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.
Submitted by:
Game Warden Jeremy Bersche
Date:
01/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
45 to 50 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Nymphs, Powerbait
Locations: Below the dam, and Watts


Additional Information:
Rain showers this past weekend may lead to murky water and tougher fishing.

Submitted by:
Rick Stafford in Wagoner
Date:
01/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
39 and clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Minnows, Tube Jigs, and Salt and Pepper colored Wally Marshell and Black and Chartreuse Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks

Action: Good
Locations: Main lake, River Channel, and 25 to 30 ft. drift fishing the bottom with Carolina-rigged shad

Additional Information:
all other fishing is slow

Submitted by:
Lark Wilson
Date:
01/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
45 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Crankbaits, Hair Jigs, Jerk Bait, Spoons
Locations: Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Points, Riprap, Rocks, Standing timber, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Main lake, Points, Rocks, Standing timber

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Punch bait, Shad, Sunfish, Worms
Locations: Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Flats, Main lake, Points, River Channel, Rocks

Submitted by:
Doug Gottschalk
Date:
01/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad, Sassy Shad, Top Water
Locations: Discharge



Submitted by:
Lark Wilson
Date:
01/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
45 and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Bill Baits, Buzz Baits, Hair Jigs, Jerk Bait, Rogues, Spinnerbaits, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Riprap, Rocks, Weed beds

Action: Fair
Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Sassy Shad, Tube Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Standing timber, and Bridges

Action: Fair
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Hot Dogs, Live Shad, Punch bait, Sunfish
Locations: Channels, Coves, Creek channels, Flats, Shallows

Submitted by:
Game Warden Marni Loftis
Date:
01/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
45 and slightly stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, and Crappie kickers
Locations: Brush structure, Docks, and 20-30ft

Action: Fair
Baits:  Sassy Shad, and Gogo minnows
Locations: Coves, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Coves, Main lake, and 35-60ft

We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.
Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
01/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Good
Baits:  Plastics, Spoons
Locations: Channels, Coves

Action: Good
Baits:  Grubs, Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, River Channel

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Worms
Locations: Main lake

Submitted by:
Jack Melton
Date:
01/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
47 and clear

Action: Fair
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Flukes, Jerk Bait, Jigs
Locations: Brush structure, Docks

Action: Good
Baits:  Slabs, Spoons
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake, and 39-56 ft. along drop-offs

Additional Information:
miserable weather, not many out fishing.

Submitted by:
Matt Gamble
Date:
01/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Above Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
45 degrees and murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  In-line Spinnerbait, Powerbait, Spoons
Locations: Shorelines

Action: Good
Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait
Locations: Rocks, and Deeper pools behind breaks in current

Additional Information:
Trout fishing is slower due to high water conditions. Fish near banks and obstructions in current. Approximately 2,000 rainbow trout will be stocked on 1/17/2017.

Submitted by:
Game Warden Terry Springwater
Date:
01/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Normal

Action: Good
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Docks

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Main lake, River Channel

Action: Fair
Baits:  Live Shad, Minnows
Locations: Below the dam

Submitted by:
Jay Harvey
Date:
01/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
48

Action: Fair
Baits:  Minnows, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, River Channel

Action: Slow
Baits:  Shad
Locations: Below the dam


Submitted by:
Mark Hannah
Date:
01/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Excellent
Baits:  Powerbait, Small Lures
Locations: Creek channels, Shallows



Submitted by:
Bob Wingo
Date:
01/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
49 and clear to stained

Action: Good
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Channels, Creek channels, River Channel, River Mouth

Action: Good
Baits:  Alabama Rig, Flukes, Hair Jigs, Jigs, Live Bait, Live Shad, Sassy Shad, Shad
Locations: Below the dam, Channels, Discharge, Main lake, River Channel, Shallows

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure
Additional Information:
Water rising due to rain,717.37. Blue catfish good on juglines adn trotlines in the Washita Arm. Stripers good on shad and dead sticking. Box fish 15-18 inch.

Submitted by:
Larry Luman
Date:
01/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
5 1/2' below, 46, Clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Points



Submitted by:
J.D. Stauffer
Date:
01/16/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Stained

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Live Shad
Locations: Main lake

Action: Good
Baits:  Minnows, and 15 ft.
Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels, Standing timber


Submitted by:
Michael Ward Lake Ranger
Date:
01/17/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Plastics
Locations: Main lake

Action: Slow
Baits:  Minnows, Tube Jigs
Locations: Creek channels, Main lake

Action: Slow
Baits:  Stinkbait
Locations: Creek channels

We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.
Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
01/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Murky

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait, Punch bait, Shad
Locations: Main lake, Points

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks


Submitted by:
Mike Carroll
Date:
01/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Below Average
Water Temp and Clarity:
Clear

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Brush structure, Docks



Submitted by:
Chris Stover
Date:
01/15/2017
Lake Elevation:
Normal
Water Temp and Clarity:
40s and murky

Action: Slow
Baits:  Jigs
Locations: Brush structure

Action: Fair
Baits:  Cut Bait
Locations: Main lake