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Weekly Fishing Report


Hefner: January 5. Elevation below normal, water 36-39. Crappie fair on jigs in assorted colors with chartreuse at 20-30 ft. along riprap. White bass, striped bass hybrids and walleye slow on grubs at 15-25 ft. along riprap. Channel catfish slow on cut bait at 25-40 ft. along riprap. Report Submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.


Lower Illinois: January 4. Elevation normal, water 55. Trout good on Power Bait and small lures below the dam, spillway, channels, deep holes and shallows with current. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Tenkiller: January 5. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 48 and clear. Crappie slow on tube jigs and minnows around brush structure. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on plastic baits at 15-26 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Monte Brooks.


Arbuckle: January 3. Elevation 10 ft. below normal, water 50 and clear. Crappie, white bass and sunfish good on slabs, spoons, jigs and minnows at 31-55 ft. around brush structure, creek channels, the main lake and humps near creek channel bends. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, spoons, jigs and Alabama rigs at 12-55 ft. around brush structure, the main lake and rocks. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Eufaula: January 4. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow. White bass slow. Blue catfish slow. Crappie fair on small minnows and small jigs around boat docks with brush underneath. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Robert S. Kerr: January 4. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie fair on jigs along creek channels and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait along flats and the main lake drift fishing and on juglines. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits along creek channels, standing timber and rocks. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Texoma: January 4. Elevation below normal, water 52 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits at 15-20 ft. around points and brush structure. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live shad, sassy shad and slabs at 15-20 ft. along coves and the river channel. Channel and blue catfish fair on live bait, worms and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. along creek channels, river channel and riprap. Crappie and sunfish fair on minnows, tube jigs and small lures at 5-15 ft. around brush structure, docks and creek channels. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.


Tom Steed: January 4. Elevation below normal, water 40. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait and shad on bottom along flats. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Ed Godfrey

Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more... Read more ›