Feb 20 2008

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FISHING REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 20, 2008
 
CENTRAL
 
Arcadia: Elevation normal, water clear. White bass being caught on chartreuse jigs. Channel catfish being caught on cut shad. Crappie being caught on chartreuse jigs around heated docks and on white jigs and minnows. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
 
Hefner: Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie being caught around the heated dock on chartreuse jigs. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
 
NORTEAST
 
Birch: Elevation normal, water in the lower 40s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-30 ft. around brush piles. Blue catfish fair on cut shad at 30-40 ft. fishing flats near the creeks channels. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Greenleaf: Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and in creek channels. Catfish fair on cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at fishing docks and around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
Kaw: Elevation slightly above normal and murky. Crappie fair using minnows and jigs at 20-25 ft. over deep water brush piles. Hybrid striped bass and striped bass fair on bucktail jigs and sassy shads below the dam, eastside. Report submitted by Tracy Daniel, game warden stationed in Kay County.
 
Keystone: Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, jigs and chunkbaits at 10-15 ft. around points at coves with creeks. Smallmouth bass slow on finesse jigs at 10-15 ft. around points at coves with creeks. Spotted bass slow on small crankbaits at 10-15 ft. in main lake pockets and coves. White bass slow on minnows and jigging spoons at 20-30 ft. around ledges along river channel. Striped bass fair on bucktails and jerk baits at 3-6 ft. below dam. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and worms at 8-12 ft. in creeks. Blue catfish fair on cut shad at 10-20 ft. in mouths of coves. Flathead catfish slow on large shiners and live shad at 15-20 ft. in main lake bluffs and coves with bluffs. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at 15-25 ft. near ledges along creek and river channels. Walleye slow on large shiners and jerk baits at 4-8 ft. in holes downstream below dam to Riverside Drive. Saugeye slow on small jigs and blackhead minnows at 4-8 ft. in holes downstream below dam to Riverside Drive. Report submitted by Woody’s Bait and Tackle.
 
Lower Illinois: Trout good on black #18 midges, #14 copper Johns, Streamers, Bead headed Prince's.
 
Oologah: Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water in the lower 40s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around brush piles. Striped bass hybrids, walleye and crappie fair on jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
 
Pawhuska Lake: Elevation normal, water in the upper 30s and clear. Trout excellent on power bait, mini-marshmallows, homemade bait and corn and fair on super dupers and little cleos at 3-12 ft. Spotted bass are being caught on bucktail jigs at 5-15 ft. near drop offs. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Skiatook: Elevation normal, water in the upper 30s and clear. Crappie fair on large minnows along creek channels with standing timber. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Sooner: Fishing fair to good on ghost minnows and sassy shad and on topwater lures in the evening. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
 
Tenkiller: Elevation 3 ft. above normal and stained. Crappie fair in brush at 20-25 ft. on tube jigs, and around docks at 10-15 ft. on minnows or 1/32nd oz. jigs. Sunfish fair around docks on worm-tipped jigs. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.
 
Webbers Falls: Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits in riprap and creek channels. Catfish good on cut baits and stinkbaits in creek channels and on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs at brush structure and around bridges. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
NORTHWEST
 
Canton
: Elevation normal. Crappie fair along dam near brush. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
 
SOUTHEAST
 
Arbuckle
: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 46-49 and stained. Crappie being caught around shelters and drop-offs near dam. White bass good along channel drop-offs up creeks. Bass fair to good on crankbaits, drop-shot and Carolina rigs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
 
Blue River: Elevation normal, water 45 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on minnows and flies. Channel catfish fair on liver and worms. Trout good on power baits, super dupers, roostertails and mealworms. Report submitted by Charles Baker, technician at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
 
Broken Bow: Elevation rising, water 49 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spoons and deep-running crankbaits around islands and off points. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines with cut bait. Crappie fair on minnows or jigs around structure in the upper end of the lake. Walleye good in the upper end of the lake staging at 40-45 ft. on deep running crankbaits. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Eufaula: Elevation 1 ft. below normal and clear. Largemouth bass and white bass slow. Blue catfish fair on fresh shad drifting the flats. Crappie good along riprap around I-40 and around boat docks over sunken brush piles at 10-20 ft. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
 
Hugo: Elevation 3 1/2 ft. above normal, water 46. White bass and crappie fair on jigs and trolling shad-colored crankbaits in the upper Kiamichi River channel. Largemouth bass slow on jigs and slow rolled spinnerbaits along the drop-offs. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
 
Konawa: Elevation normal, water 54 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms along points and weed beds at 15 ft. White bass and hybrid striped bass good on crankbaits and jigs in the discharge canal at 15 ft. Report submitted by Darrell Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
 
Lower Mountain Fork River: Trout good on tiny flies and very light tippets. Most popular flies have been quite small and the color red has been very productive. Two-fly rigs seem to be the favorite method using flies such as Soft Hackles, Zebra Midges, UFO and Disco Midge. Report submitted by Beavers Bend Fly Shop.
 
McGee Creek: Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 47 and murky. 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, water clear. Bass good on red shad-colored soft plastics. Crappie fair on minnows. Catfish fair on beef blood magic bait. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Robert S. Kerr: Elevation below normal, water 48 and stained. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits and jigs at 7-8 ft. around wood and rock structure next to deeper water. Crappie fair on minnows at 10 ft. in the old creek channels. White bass slow on jigs at 10 ft. below Webbers Falls dam. Blue catfish good on fresh cut bait at 6-10 ft. along the windy shorelines. Walleye and sauger fair on jigs and minnows fishing below Webbers Falls dam. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
 
Sardis Lake: Bass good to fair on plastics around points and mouths of creek channels and around riprap. Crappie good off of Jack Fork bridge with minnows. Catfish good on cut bait fishing deep on flats near creek channels. White bass fair around mouths on creek channels or if schools of shad can be located. Walleye slow to fair on warmer days around islands and riprap. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
 
Texoma: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 47 and clear. Striped bass fair on live bait at 10-20 ft. in the coves. Channel and blue catfish fair on live minnows at 10-15 ft. in the upper Red River. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
 
Wister: Elevation 8 1/2 ft. above normal and murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on soft plastic baits. Crappie good with minnows and jigs. Channel catfish and blue catfish good on cut shad. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
SOUTWEST
 
Altus-Lugert: Elevation 5 ft. below normal and rising. Crappie and walleye poor. Trout fishing very good on corn in the river. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain State Park.
 
Ellsworth: Elevation above normal and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
 
Foss: Elevation normal, water 42 and clear. Hybrid striped bass fair in deep water on slabs. Crappie good around fish house with baby bass jigs. Catfish fair. Walleye slow. Report submitted By Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
 
Ft. Cobb: Elevation 1 1/4 ft. above normal. Crappie slow to fair around marina and boat slips. Catfish slow to fair on cut baits. Report submitted by James Edwards Jr., game warden stationed in Caddo County.
 

 

 

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Introducing Angella: She is an avid fisherperson and fishes year round, Angella's favorite is Lake Eufaula and the Lower Illinois River. She is like Okiefish, where ever her travels take her, she fishes. This picture from a trip to Cozumel, Mexico. When the fish are biting and where ever, you'll most likely find Angella close by.

 

 

 

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