On Monday May 12, 2014 at 11:14 AM bigjon
Many, many years ago Northern Pike were stocked in little Lake Bixoma down by Leonard. We caught a few but they eventually disappeared. I don't know if ODWC stocked them or if it was the City of Bixby. I don't mean to hijack this thread but what happened to the Walleye population in Lake Yahola. I know there were several stockings in past years but I never hear of anyone catching any. Maybe they are still there and those that are catching them are not talking. I know they drew the lake down drastically a few years ago. Maybe that killed them off.
If I recall correctly, the last time Yahola was sampled was in 2011 by yours truly. I want to say that I gillnetted and e-fished that year. I don't believe we encountered any walleye. I think there were some collected on the previous sample though.
That lake (and all the data) has since been turned over to Northeast Regional biologist Chris Whisenhunt in the Jenks office 918-299-2334, but to my knowledge he hasn't collected fish there. He'd be the one to call about the current status and if there have been any recent stockings.
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