Area fishing report 12-27-2023

This week’s area fishing report.
Blue River: 

December 19. Elevation is normal (stable). Water temperature 49°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level) Rainbow trout excellent on in-line spinnerbaits, midges, nymphs, PowerBait, spoons, and worms around brush structure, channels, and rocks. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, fisheries biologist in Johnston County. 

Eufaula: 

December 22. Elevation is 4 ft. below normal (stable). Water temperature 45°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Striped, striped bass hybrids, and white bass good on crankbaits, jigs, lipless baits, sassy shad, and topwater lures around discharge, tailwater, and below the dam. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, hot dogs, stinkbait, and sunfish around channels, main lake, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie good on hair jigs, minnows, and spoons around brush structure, channels, creek channels, docks, and main lake. Report submitted by Jake Rowland, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Lower Mountain Fork: 

December 22. Elevation is normal (stable). Water temperature 45°F and clear. Rainbow trout good on PowerBait, tube jigs around creek channels, spillway, and below the dam. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County. 

McGee Creek:

December 22. Elevation is 2 ft. below normal (rising). Water temperature 54°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rig, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and other around brush structure, points, and standing timber. Channel and flathead catfish excellent on chicken liver, cut bait, and shad around channels and main lake. Crappie fair on minnows, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, main lake, points, standing timber, and other. Report submitted by Shay Loudermilk, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek:

December 22. Elevation is 3 ft. above normal (rising). Water temperature 48°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around channels and coves. Crappie fair on jigs around standing timber. Channel catfish good on chicken liver around main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County. 

Robert S. Kerr: 

December 22. Elevation is normal (stable). Water temperature 47°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass good on minnows and plastic baits around brush structure, creek channels, points, and below the dam. Crappie excellent on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around channels and creek channels. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on minnows, shad, and sunfish around channels, main lake, river channel, river mouth, and below the dam. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.  

Sardis: 

December 22. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal (rising). Water temperature 55°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass slow on bill baits, crankbaits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, and points. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad, sunfish, and worms around brush structure, channels, main lake, points, and standing timber. Crappie slow on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, points, and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Tenkiller:

December 23. Elevation is normal (stable). Water temperature 53°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) White bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, and jigs around channels and main lake. Crappie good on hair jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, and main lake. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, and shad around channels and main lake. Comments: Anglers have had success for crappie by fishing deeper brush in the main lake and around docks. Minnows and jigs have been the baits of choice. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County. 


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