Feb 06 2008

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FISHING REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 6, 2008.
 
CENTRAL
 
Arcadia
: Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad. Crappie good on minnows and chartreuse jigs at heated dock. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
 
Hefner: Elevation below normal, water clear. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad. Crappie good on minnows and red and white jigs at dock. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
 
Overholser: Elevation normal, water clear. White bass good on white grubs. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad. Crappie good on minnows in rocks. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
 
NORTHEAST
 
Birch: Elevation normal, water in the middle 30s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles at 20-30 ft. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait in main channels at 30-40 ft. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Eucha: Elevation slightly above normal, water 47 and murky. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at 14-16 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.
 
Ft. Gibson: Elevation 4 ft. above normal, water 35 and murky. Largemouth bass fair in deep water around drop-offs at 20-25 ft. Crappie good on jigs and minnows at 15-20 ft. around docks and brush piles. Report submitted by Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.
 
Greenleaf: Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along shoreline and in creek channels. Catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbaits on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around fishing dock and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
Kaw: Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water 35 and murky. Crappie good over deep brush piles at 20-30 ft. on 1/16 oz. chartreuse and black or red and black tube jigs. Fish are not in every brush pile, so you have to "search and move" if you are not catching fish on a particular brush pile. Blue catfish fair on juglines in main lake channels using shad. Blues are also being caught below the dam when generation is occurring. Report submitted by Tracy Daniel, game warden stationed in Kay County.
 
Keystone: Elevation 1/10 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on jigs, chunk baits and big crankbaits at 8-12 ft. around points at the mouths of creeks and coves. Smallmouth bass fair on finesse jigs at 8-12 ft. in deep coves with secondary points. Spotted bass fair on small jigs and crankbaits at 8-12 ft. around bluffs and main lake pockets. White bass fair on minnows and jigging spoons at 15-25 ft. in main lake river channel and bends. Striped bass fair on bucktails and jerk baits at 3-6 ft. below dam. Channel catfish slow on chicken livers and worms at 8-12 ft. in creeks. Blue catfish fair on cut shad at 25-35 ft. at humps along river channel and mouths of coves. Flathead catfish slow on live shad at 15-25 ft. around bluffs and steep banks near mouth of deep coves. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at 12-25 ft. around ledges, docks and bluffs. Walleye and saugeye fair on minnows and jerk baits at 4-8 ft. in holes below dam from Swift Park to I-44 Bridge in Tulsa. Report submitted by Woody’s Bait and Tackle.
 
Oologah: Elevation 1 ft. above normal and falling, water in mid-40s to near 50 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles at 15-20 ft. Blue catfish fair on shad drifting flats near the river channel at 20-25 ft. Walleye and striped bass hybrids fair on jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
 
Pawhuska Lake: Elevation slightly below normal, water in lower 30s and clear. Trout fair on power bait and home-made bait and casting chartreuse and yellow super dupers and rooster tails at 5-15 ft. Submitted by Spencer Grace, Game Warden stationed Osage County.
 
Skiatook: Elevation normal, water low to mid-30s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows in creek channels. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Sooner: Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on sassy shad in the discharge. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
 
Spavinaw: Elevation slightly above normal, water 42 and murky. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.
 
Webbers Falls: Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along riprap and in creek channels. Catfish good on cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at brush structure and bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
NORTHWEST
 
Canton
: Elevation normal. Crappie good on minnows and jigs near deep brush along dam. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
 
SOUTHEAST
 
Arbuckle
: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 43 and down stained. Crappie being caught around brush piles around the dam. White bass slow. Largemouth bass slow due to the windy, cold weather. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
 
Blue River: Elevation normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on minnows and flies. Channel catfish fair on liver and worms. Trout good on power bait, super dupers, roostertails and mealworms. Report submitted by Charles Baker, technician at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
 
Broken Bow: Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on spoons on jig and pig around rocky points and structure. Channel catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with shad. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs around structure in the upper end of the lake. Walleye fair on deep-running crankbaits. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Eufaula: Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal and clear. Largemouth bass and white bass slow. Blue catfish fair on fresh shad in deep creek channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-20 ft. around boat docks over brush piles. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
 
Hugo: Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water 48. Crappie fair on minnows at 15-25 ft. in channels and timber. Blue cats fair on cut bait. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
 
Konawa: Elevation normal, water 49 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits in weed beds and off points at 5-8 ft. White bass and hybrid striped bass fair on minnows and jigs in the discharge channel at 15 ft. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
 
McGee Creek: Elevation 8 inches below normal, water 48 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures and jig and pig at 16-30 ft. over submerged humps. Crappie fair on minnows at 16-25 ft. over cedar brush. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
 
Pine Creek: Elevation below normal and clear. Bass good on red shad-colored soft plastics. Crappie good on jigs and minnows. Catfish fair to good on liver, garlic punchbait and cut shad at the old bridge and at the spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Robert S. Kerr: Elevation below normal, water 46 and murky. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits and jigs at 8 ft. fishing the rock and woody structure next to deeper water. Crappie fair at 10 ft. on minnows up Big Sans Bois and Dirty creek. White bass slow on jigs at 10 ft. below Webbers Falls and Kerr dams. Blue catfish good on fresh cut bait at 8-10 ft. next to old creek channels. Flathead catfish fair using live bait on trotlines and juglines at 20-30 ft. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden for Haskell County.
 
Sardis Lake: Elevation normal. Bass good on plastics on flats and points, especially on warmer afternoons. Catfish good on jugs using cut bait on flats near creek channels at 20-35 ft. Crappie excellent around the tower using minnows suspended from bottom and jigs. Walleye slow. White bass good on spoons around flats and points. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
 
Texoma: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 46 and clear. Striped bass fair on live bait at 15-20 ft. in the coves. Channel and blue catfish fair on live minnows at 10-15 ft. north of the Hwy 70 Bridge. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. around boat docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
 
Wister: Elevation below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on soft plastic baits. Crappie good on minnows and jigs below the dam in the old river channel. Channel and blue and catfish good on cut shad below dam and on juglines baited with liver in lake. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game Warden stationed in LeFlore County.
 
SOUTHWEST
 
Altus-Lugert: Elevation 6 ft. below normal and rising. Crappie and walleye poor to fair. Trout good in river on corn. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain State Park.
 
Ellsworth: Elevation above normal, water murky. Crappie fair at Ralph's Resort on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
 
Foss: Elevation normal, water 41 and clear. Gates closed. Crappie fair around south side with red thunder baby shad. Striped bass hybrids slow. Walleye and saugeye slow. Catfish fair. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
 
Lawtonka: Elevation below normal. Crappie fair on minnows off the dam. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
 
Tom Steed: Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie and saugeye slow to fair at 20-24 ft. over brush piles. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.
 
 
WATERFOWL REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 6, 2008

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NORTHWEST


Ft. Supply: Lake level is 0.54 ft above normal. Habitat conditions around the lake are poor to fair. Local wheat crops in the area range from good to poor condition. Duck numbers are good, with mostly divers. Goose numbers are fair. Hunting activity is low, with no reports of success. Bird movement in the area has been low, but should increase with forecasted cold fronts.
 
SOUTHWEST


Ft. Cobb: Lake level is 1.02 ft. above normal. Habitat condition is poor. Winter wheat is good in the area. Goose numbers are good. Hunting activity is high on the weekends and moderate during the week. Hunter success is fair to good. Bird movement in the area is good, with birds moving around all day.


Hackberry: Refuge reservoir is approximately 4 to 5 ft. below conservation pool, with around 600 acres of wetland units flooded. Habitat conditions are fair. Goose numbers are fair. Hunter activity is moderate, with fair success. No significant bird movement in the area. Hackberry Flat Waterfowl Refuge Portion is closed to all activity from October 15 to January 31.

Mtn. Park: Lake level is 1.1 ft. below normal. Habitat condition is fair due to water in shoreline vegetation. Winter wheat is poor to fair on the Wildlife Management Area. Wetland Development Units are flooded and still have some food left. Duck numbers are fair. Goose numbers are fair. Hunting activity is low and success is unknown.


NORTHEAST


Copan: Lake level is 0.62 ft. above normal. Habitat condition is fair. Flooded native plants on wetland units are in fair condition, with cornfields on the Wildlife Management Area in good condition. Plenty of flooded vegetation present to hold birds. Goose numbers are low. Hunting activity is light, with poor success. Most birds have been seen in the upper end of the lake using the moist soil units.
 
Eufaula: Lake level is 1.25 ft. below normal. Current habitat condition is very poor. Very little farming in the area. Goose numbers are low. No bird movement has been observed in the past few days.
 
Ft. Gibson: Lake level is 2.8 ft. above normal. Habitat condition is good. Due to the extreme high water throughout summer and early fall, the vegetation is in poor shape. There are some agricultural crops in the area. Goose numbers are low. Hunting activity is low, with fair success.


Hulah: Lake level is 0.53 ft. above normal. Lake level is not flooding terrestrial vegetation. Wetland Development Unit is three-quarters full with flooded vegetation. Wheat is coming up in various agricultural fields around the area. Goose numbers are low. Hunting activity is low, with low success.


Kaw: Lake level is 0.93 ft. above normal. Habitat condition is fair. Most food for waterfowl in the area has been depleted. Goose numbers are low. Hunter activity is low, with poor success. Bird movement has been slow.
 
Keystone: Lake level is normal. Habitat conditions are poor, with almost no food available due to prolonged summer flooding on the lake. Goose numbers are low. Hunter activity and success is low. Hunters using the area this year should be prepared for very deep mud. Caution should be taken, especially if hunting alone.


Oologah: Lake level is .29 ft. above normal. Current habitat conditions are poor to fair. No flooded millet or native vegetation on the lake. Ag fields have not been re-planted due to flood conditions this summer, and most are inaccessible or in poor condition due to ice storm. Goose numbers are poor. Giant Canadians have been seen in the area flying through and on private land. Hunter activity and success is unknown. There is significant ice storm damage to the Wildlife Management Area and to the Wetland Development Units. Most if not all roads are inaccessible within the Wildlife Management Area. Hunter’s should contact the Army Corp of Engineer’s Office at Oologah to see if boat ramps are clear or open to access the lake. Upper Verdigris Wetland Development Unit has a few Gadwalls, and both units are 90 percent capacity. Contact the area biologist for information.
 
Sooner: Lake level is near average. Habitat conditions are poor, with winter wheat around the area also in poor condition. Goose numbers are low.
 
Webbers Falls: Lake level is 3.66 ft. above normal. Habitat condition is good, with smartweed, barnyardgrass, bidens, cut soybeans, corn, milo and wheat in the area. Goose numbers are low. Hunter activity is low, with fair success.


SOUTHEAST


Grassy Slough: Water level is 70 percent full. Habitat condition is good. Goose numbers are low. No bird movement has been monitored in the area.
 
Red Slough: Water level is 85 percent full. Habitat condition is excellent, with plenty of wild forage. Goose numbers are low.
 
Texoma: Lake level is 1.11 ft. below normal. Due to high water levels that persisted throughout the growing season, no millet and very little native food is available. Goose numbers are low. Hunter activity is low, with low success.



 

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Caught of out OkieFish's Boat

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