January 29 Fishing Report

Oklahoma Department of Fishing and Wildlife


Lower Mountain Fork : January 26. Water flow of 80 c.f.s. above the powerhouse. Water 56 and clear. Overall fishing is excellent all day long. The best areas are Spillway Creek, Evening Hole and Zone 2. The best access points are Beaver Lodge Nature Trail, Evening Hole Bridge and Old Park Dam. Fly fishing hatches are BWOs, midges and black caddis. Catching rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass and walleye. High Stick presentation with nymphs in fast water. Swing soft hackles or throw streamers in deeper runs.  BWOs, especially on cloudy days. Rainbow Trout spawning. Report submitted by Woodruff Guide Service.

Broken Bow : January 26. Water upper 40s. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on jigs, red jerk baits and shaky heads worked slowly on sunny walls and points and on spoons at 25-50 ft. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Look for walleye to start their annual spawn up the Mountain Fork River and larger tributaries being caught on rogues and 5-inch twirl tail grubs. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.