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Area fishing report 1-20-2021

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This week’s area fishing report.

oklahoma wildlifeBlue River: January 19. Elevation normal, water 40 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ok/nwis/uv?site_no=07332390. Rainbow trout good on midges, nymphs, PowerBait and spoons along creek channels, rocks, above and below waterfalls where there is some kind of current break. Gold spoons seem to be the ticket this week for larger fish. Small midges and nymphs did the trick for a few catch and release fishermen. Garlic scented PowerBait produced a lot of bites as well. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, technician at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: January 15. Elevation above normal, water 50 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/BROK.lakepage.html.  Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits and spoons around brush structure, points, standing timber and the main lake. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, punch bait and worms along channels, points and in coves. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: January 15. Elevation above normal, water 50 and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/EUFA.lakepage.html. Largemouth, smallmouth, spotted and striped bass fair on live bait, plastic baits and small lures around brush structure, docks, main lake and standing timber. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and worms below the dam, around brush structure, creek channels, discharge and main lake. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, hotdogs, live bait, live shad and worms below the dam, along creek channels, discharge, main lake, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by David deMontigny, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Lower Mountain Fork: January 15. Elevation above normal, water murky. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ok/nwis/uv?site_no=07339000. Rainbow trout slow on tube jigs below the dam. Anglers are advised to use caution as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are releasing large volumes of water down Spillway Creek through the week. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: January 15. Elevation below normal, water 48. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/MCGE.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on Alabama rigs, jigs and plastic baits in coves, around points and standing timber. White bass slow on Alabama rigs and lipless baits in coves, main lake and around points. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Pine Creek: January 15. Elevation above normal, water murky. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/PINE.lakepage.html. Largemouth bass slow on spoons along creek channels and river channel. Crappie fair on spoons around brush structure and channels. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and cut bait along the river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: January 15. Elevation normal, water murky. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/webdata/gagedata/KERO2.current.html.  Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, minnows and small lures around brush structure, creek channels, points, standing timber, weed beds and in coves. Blue, channel and flathead  catfish good on chicken liver, crawfish, goldfish, grubs, hotdogs, minnows, shad, shrimp and sunfish along creek channels, main lake, river channel, river mouth and tailwater. Crappie fair on crickets, hair jigs, jigs and small lures along channels, river channel, river mouth, sandbars, rocks, standing timber and in coves. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: January 17. Elevation normal, water 51. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/SARD.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, lipless baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, creek channels, points, riprap and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along flats, main lake and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, points and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Tenkiller: January 17. Elevation above normal, water 40 and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/TENK.lakepage.html. Crappie good on jigs, small lures and tube jigs around brush structure, docks and standing timber. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits, small lures and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, docks, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Wister: January 15. Elevation above normal, water cloudy. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/WIST.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, points, shorelines and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, crawfish, cut bait, hotdogs, shad, stinkbait and worms below the dam, around brush structure, channels, main lake, points and standing timber. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and small lures below the dam, around brush structure, channels, points, shorelines, standing timber and cedar brush. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

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