Feb 19th, 2014

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FISHING REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 19, 2014

 

    

Crappie are biting at Lake Carl Blackwell and all over Oklahoma. Share your catch with us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

CENTRAL

 

Arcadia: February 18. Elevation normal, water 37 and murky. Crappie fair at 8-10 ft. around docks. All other fishing fair. Report submitted by Sheila Hutton.

 

Draper: February 18. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 37 and clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

 

Overholser: February 18. Elevation level normal, water 45 and murky. Catfish slow. White bass good on feather tail jigs and soft body jigs. Crappie fair on soft tube jigs and feather tail jigs. Report submitted by Jerrod Davis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.


Thunderbird: February 18. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie fair at 8-10 ft. around structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.


Wes Watkins: February 18. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.


NORTHEAST

 

Bell Cow: February 16. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

 

Birch: February 18. All fishing slow. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: February 17. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal, water mid-30s and murky. Crappie fair to good on jigs in electric chicken colors, gumdrop or any orange, white and blue color variations and live bait such as small shiners in and around the enclosed crappie dock when the water is choppy due to winds. Crappie fair to good in the main lake when you are able to locate schools of bait fish around woody structure. Striped bass hybrids fair drifting large live shiners and slab spoons in the main lake channels. Trout good to excellent on Power Bait in yellow or chartreuse, worms and small hair jigs. All other fishing is slow. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny, H2O Lakeside Store.

 

Chandler: February 16. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

 

Eucha: February 19. Elevation slightly above normal, water 43 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: February 17. Elevation normal, water clear. Catfish good on whole shad drifting in the main lake near the main channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 20-25 ft. just off bottom. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits at 10-15 ft. fished slowly around structure. White bass fair drifting small whole shad in the main river channel around Ear Bob and Mission Bend areas. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.
 

Grand: February 15. Elevation normal, water upper 30s. Fishing should pick up with the warmer weather. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 20-25 ft. Largemouth bass good on jerk baits and Alabama rigs at 20 ft. off main lake points. Catfish fair on cut bait deep. Paddlefish fair around Sailboat Bridge and the mouth of Wolf Creek. Paddlefish snagging will get better with the first warm rains of the spring. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

 

Greenleaf: February 18. Elevation normal, water 41 and clear. Largemouth bass slow. Catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on jigs in Christmas tree, yellow, red and green around fishing dock. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: February 19. Elevation 1 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass fair to good on crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits. Blue catfish fair to good on cut bait in river channel. Crappie good on small jigs at 20 ft. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.
 

Kaw: February 17. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water low 40s. Crappie fair on jigs at 15-20 ft. over brush and around docks. Blue catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: February 18. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 38. Catfish good on cut bait in channel. Crappie good on minnows at 10-15 ft. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: February 16. Water low 40s with releases in the mornings. Trout very good on yellow/orange Power Bait and dark rooster tails along the first half of the river, most fish are being caught below the dam, the Watts area and Marval trout camp. Fly fishing good on small nymphs and woolly buggers. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: February 16. Elevation normal, water upper 30s to lower 40s and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 20 ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Pawhuska: February 18. All fishing slow. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County. 

Skiatook: February 17. Elevation 9 ft. below normal, water clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 

Sooner: February 17. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

 

Spavinaw: February 19. Elevation slightly below normal, water 38 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: February 17. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 38-40 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on soft plastic jigs. Crappie slow on minnows and small jigs at 25-28 ft. White bass slow on slab spoons in the upper end in the mouth of coves. Report submitted by Monte Brooks in Cookson.

Webbers Falls: February 18. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass slow. Catfish fair on fresh cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in black and purple around brush piles and bridges. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

 NORTHWEST


Canton: February 15. Elevation 13 ft. below normal. Lake is mostly frozen over as of February 15. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

 

Ft. Supply: February 17. Lake is still frozen. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

 

SOUTHEAST

 
Arbuckle: February 16. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal, water low 56 and clear. Crappie slow off docks early morning. Bass slow to fair on jerk baits and Alabama rigs. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Jack Melton. 

Blue River: February 18. Elevation normal, water 49 and clear. Trout good on Power Bait, in-line spinnerbaits and spoons below waterfalls and shallow runs above deeper pools. Fly fishing excellent on midges, woolly buggers and flashbacks in riffles and just off current behind structure. Smallmouth and spotted bass fair on soft plastic baits fished slowly and in deeper pools. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait and chicken liver in deeper pools off of structure and around current. Approximately 2,000 rainbow trout were stocked on February 12. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

 

Broken Bow: February 16. Water mid-40s. Bass fair on Alabama rigs with small white swim baits at 25-45 ft. around points and walls and on clown colored jerk baits around dead trees. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Walleye on rattling rogues, 5-inch twirl tail grubs in pumpkin seed/chartreuse with 1/4 oz. lead heads running up the Mt. Fork River on upper ends and tributary waters and rocky bottoms.

 

Eufaula: February 16. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow. White bass slow. Blue catfish slow. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around boat docks with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County. 

Hugo: February 16. Elevation 1 ft. above normal. Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam during water releases. Crappie fair to good. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties

Konawa: February 16. Elevation normal, water 49 and clear. Largemouth bass good on soft plastic baits and crankbaits in the discharge. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on cut bait, jigs and live bait at 12-15 ft. along old road beds. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: February 16. Water 56 and clear. The best areas are Spillway Creek, Evening Hole and Zone 2. Fly fishing hatches are BWOs, midges and March browns. High stick presentation with nymphs in fast water. Swing soft hackles or throw streamers in deeper runs. BWOs, especially on cloudy days. Try wet flies or soft hackles on the swing if there are only a few adult Mayflies on the surface. Report submitted by Woodruff Guide Service. 

 

Lower Mountain Fork: February 19. Stocked 1,300 lbs., approximately 2,145 rainbow trout on January 29. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast regional office. 
 
McGee Creek: February 16. Elevation 3 2/3 ft. below normal, water 45 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures at 18-30 ft. over submerged points. Crappie fair on minnows at 18-30 ft. over submerged cedar trees off major creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

 

Pine Creek: February 16. Elevation normal, water clear. Bass good on slow-rolling crankbaits in deeper creek channels. Crappie good on spoons in deep water. Catfish fair on night crawlers below the spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

Robert S. Kerr: February 17. Crappie fair on minnows at the mouth of Big San Bois Creek around stumps and pits. Bass good on Alabama rigs around points on warmer days. Catfish good on cut bait along flats around creek channel and river. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County. 
 

Texoma: February 16. Elevation 8 ft. below normal, water 44 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic worms and jig combination baits at 10-20 ft. around the face of the dam and other riprap. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait and sassy shad at 10-20 ft. from Newberry Creek to Platter Flats. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait and stinkbait at 15-20 ft. from Johnson Creek to Alberta Creek and around the cleaning stations. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. in underwater brush and around boat docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: February 16. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie fair on jigs. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

 SOUTHWEST
 

Ellsworth: February 16. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water murky. Catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
 

Lawtonka: February 16. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie and white bass fair to good on minnows and jigs off the dam. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County. 
 

Tom Steed: February 18. Elevation 10 ft. below normal, water murky. Blue catfish fair on cut shad on bottom in 6-10 ft. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County. 

 

 

  

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