February 6, 2013

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FISHING REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 6, 2013

  

CENTRAL

 

Hefner: February 5. Elevation below normal and rising, water 46-48 and clear to murky. White bass good on grubs near the intake. Striped bass hybrids fair on jigs and grubs at 18-25 ft. along the dam. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and punch bait near the dam and intake. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and grubs at the dam. Walleye fair on grubs and jerk baits at the dam. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle. 

   

NORTHEAST

 

Eucha: February 6. Elevation 8 3/4 ft. below normal, water 44 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush and structure at 16-18 feet. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
 
Ft. Gibson: February 2. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water stained. Catfish good on juglines with whole shad and at 15-20 ft. drift fishing the main channel. Crappie excellent at 15-20 ft. around the docks. White bass good on whole small shad Carolina-rigged on bottom. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and Slugg-O worms. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

 Hudson: February 5. Elevation normal. Black bass good on plastic baits and crankbaits. Crappie good on small minnows and jigs around brush piles. Blue catfish good on but bait. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

 Kaw: February 2. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water 44. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around Sarge Creek. Blue catfish fair on juglines. Channel catfish good on fresh cut shad north on the Arkansas River. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Kay and Grant counties.
 
Lower Illinois: February 4. Elevation normal, water 43 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits at 3 ft. along coves and bridges. White bass slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 ft. at the mouth of the river. Striped bass slow on shad at 3 ft. at the mouth of the river. Channel catfish good on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie slow on jigs at the mouth of 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.

Oologah: February 3. Elevation 4 1/4 ft. below normal, water low to mid 40s and clear. Crappie fair at 10-15 ft. around brush piles. Blue catfish fair on worms and shad at 10-15 ft. on flats. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: February 5. Elevation 12 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut shad along rocky shorelines. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

  

Spavinaw: February 6. Elevation slightly above normal, water 43 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on spinner baits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
 
Tenkiller: February 4. Elevation 9 ft. below normal, water 48-50 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on soft plastics. Sunfish fair on worm-tipped jigs around rocks. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson.

   

NORTHWEST

 

Ft. Supply: February 4. Elevation 3 ft. below normal. White bass fair on spinners along the riprap. Crappie fair on jigs at the intake. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

 Watonga: February 1. Stocked 710 lbs. of rainbow trout on January 31. Report submitted by John Stahl, northwest region fisheries supervisor.

 

 

 SOUTHEAST

 

Arbuckle: February 2. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 43-45 and clear. Crappie slow to fair on minnows and jigs in chartreuse and white at 42-52 ft. near the dam. Crappie slow off docks. White bass fair on CC spoons at 35-45 ft. near drop-offs. Bass fair on jerk baits, jigs, crankbaits and Alabama rigs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: February 6. Elevation normal, water 50 and clear. Trout good on orange powerbait, mealworms, in-line spinners arounf waterfalls and structure in current. Fly fishing good on caddis flies, midges, woolly buggers and mayfly larvae. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, worms and chicken liver fished in deep pools around current. Approximately 2,000 rainbow trout stocked on January 30 and approximately 2,000 stocked on February 4. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

 Broken Bow: February 3. Elevation 9-10 ft. below normal, water 50. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair to good on jerk baits and crankbaits around structure and points. Walleye good on rogues, rattletraps and 5-inch twirl-tail grubs with 1/4 ounce jig heads in the upper end of the lake. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
 Eufaula: February 3. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water clear. Black bass and sand bass slow. Blue catfish fair on shad on the flats. Crappie fair on small minnows and jigs around boat docks with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
 
Hugo: February 3. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 48. Blue catfish fair on trotlines baited with shad. Crappie fair on minnows along the river channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: February 3. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 47 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic bait in the cattails at 5-6 ft. and good on crank baits off the points in 8-10 ft. Hybrid and white bass good on minnows and jigs at 15 ft. in the discharge canal early and late in the day. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
 
Lower Mountain Fork: February 3. Rainbow trout being caught on night crawlers and Power Bait in the Blue Zone. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: February 3. Elevation 11 ft. below normal, water 48 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic baits and jig-and-pig combinations at 10-25 ft. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-28 over cedar brush piles in creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

 Pine Creek: February 3. Elevation below normal, water clear. Boat ramps have been reopened. Bass fishing good on most jerk baits. Crappie good on jigs. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: February 5. Bass fair on crankbaits and stick baits off points, along creek channels and in coves up river. Spotted bass excellent up the Canadian River; look for concentration of gulls. Crappie good up Big San Bois Creek 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.

Texoma: February 3. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic worms and crankbaits at 10-20 ft. along the deep points and riprap. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, slabs and sassy shad at 10-30 in river channels. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from Johnson Creek to the south. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around underwater brush. Sunfish fair to good 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: February 3. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on black plastic worms with white tail tips and fair on silver crankbaits. Crappie fair to good on minnows and fair on white/pink tail grubs at 15-20 ft. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and liver. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

 

 

SOUTHWEST

 

Ellsworth:February 4. Elevation 12 ft. below normal, water murky. Blue catfish fair on cut bait off rocky points. Crappie slow to fair on minnows around the boathouse at Ralph's Resort. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

 Medicine Creek Park: February 4. Trout were stocked last week. Trout excellent on Berkley Dough and Gulp bait early morning, good on Super Dupers, small spinnerbaits and salmon eggs and fair on small to medium minnows. Channel catfish fair on minnows. Report submitted by Jimmy Miller, Gone Fishin' Baitshop.

 Waurika: February 4. Elevation 11 ft. below normal, water murky. Blue catfish fair on shad at 25-30 ft. near the dam. Channel catfish fair on punch bait in flooded timber. Report submitted by Ted Hasty, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

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