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FISHING REPORT: Crappie fairing well on hair jigs

Jan. 10—Trout fishing has been active in the area. Crappies have also recently been hitting on hair jigs. While the bite for crappie has been hard the finesse presentation of hair jigs have broken through and proven results.

Other cold water patterns such as catfish and paddlefish rates have been up.

For more information about local fishing continue reading below:

Fort Gibson

Jan. 7. Elevation is 1.5 feet above normal and stable, water temperature 48 degrees and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Blue catfish excellent on cut bait and shad around channels, main lake, and points.

Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, and main lake. Paddlefish good snagging below the dam, channels, and main lake.

Comments: The blue catfish bite is still hot. Fish windblown points, or deep channels with cut shad or sunfish. The crappie bite is a little slower with fish wanting finesse presentations.

They are catching paddlefish, stripers, and hybrids below the dam during generation.

Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.

Grand

Jan. 2. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 48 degrees and stained. Largemouth bass fair on jigs, plastic baits, PowerBait, and small lures around main lake, points, and shorelines.

Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure and docks. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, and shad around channels, main lake, and river channel.

Report submitted by C. Newkirk, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Lower Illinois

January 6. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 50 degrees and clear. Rainbow trout fair on in-line spinnerbaits and PowerBait below the dam.

Comments: Best areas are below the dam and at the Watts area.

Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Tenkiller

Jan. 9. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 48 degrees and stained.

Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Largemouth bass slow on jigs and plastic baits around brush structure. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad around creek channels and main lake. Report submitted by Gary Wilcox, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

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