Here is this week’s fishing report as compiled by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Arcadia: December 20. Elevation 11 ft. below normal. Blue catfish good to fair on blood and dough baits, at 9 ft. in morning around coves in central north shores. Crappie good to fair on jigs and minnows in the morning at the south docks at 5-7 ft. All other fishing fair. Report by Linnie Mason.
Ft Gibson: December 21. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 51 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around docks. Catfish good drift fishing the main channel using whole shad and sunfish. Bass fair on crankbaits and plastic craws at 10-20 ft. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.
Lower Illinois: December 24 . Elevation normal, water 49 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits at 1-2 ft. in coves and under the bridge. Striped bass slow on trout and shad at river mouth. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Trout excellent fly fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom from the dam to Gore Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.
Pawhuska: December 23. Trout good on Power Bait and Super Dupers. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.
Canton: December 23. Elevation 9 ft. below normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait and cut chad near big bend and spill way. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed Blaine County.
Ft. Supply: December 23. Elevation 3-4 ft. below normal. Crappie fair jigging at the intake. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.
Lake of the Arbuckles: December 22. Elevation 5 1/4 ft. below normal, water 53 and clear to stained in upper arms. Algae bloom on surface. Crappie slow on docks, brushpiles in 25+ ft. water, good using white or chartreuce jigs and minnows. Sand bass have moved to the knolls and dropoofs in midlake out from dam, ¾ oz. CC spoon near drops. Bass fishing can be good using crankbaits, jerkbaits and dropshot jigs, Alabama rigs also working. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
Broken Bow: December 23. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on spinner and crankbaits in 10-15 ft. around structure. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with live sunfish and cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 20-25 ft. around points and dead standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
Konawa: December 23. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 58 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms and crankbaits at 5-15 ft. in the discharge canal and around points. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
Lower Mountain Fork River: December 23. Try mayfly nymphs in sizes 16, 18 and 20. Size 20 soft hackles in yellow, olive and orange are working in all three zones as well as pink and yellow egg patterns. Report submitted by Jesse King, Three Rivers Fly Shop.
McGee Creek: December 26. Elevation 9 ft. below normal, water 56 and clear. Fishing is slow due to weather this week.
Robert S. Kerr: December 25. Bass fair on crankbaits and stick baits off points, along creek channels and up river in coves. Spotted bass excellent up Canadian River, look for concentrations of gulls. Crappie fair around deeper submerged brush. White bass and striped bass fair on minnows and shad crankbaits up river in deeper holes and around rock ledges. Channel and blue catfish excellent on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait at 12-20 ft. close to creek and river channels. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
Sardis Lake: December 21. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 49. Largemouth bass good on stick baits and crankbaits at 4-6 ft. in creek channels. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 10-14 ft. Walleye fair trolling at 8-14 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
Texoma: December 23. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 60 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on crankbaits and plastic worms at 5-20 ft. in the creek channels. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, sassy shad and slabs at 10-30 ft. from Platter Flats to Caney creek. Channel and blue catfish fair to good at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Catfish Bay on live bait, worms and stinkbait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-20 ft. around underwater brush. Sunfish fair on worms and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
Wister: December 23. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on black/blue plastic worms and good on silver crankbaits. Crappie fair on white tail grubs at 15-20 ft. Catfish fair on jug lines and trotlines baited with cut bait and liver. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
Foss: December 25. Elevation 11 3/4 ft. below normal with gates closed, water high-40s and clear. Hybrids fair on slabs in deep water. Walleye fair on live bait. Crappie slow. Catfish fair with dough bait. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.