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FISHING REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 26, 2014

 

FISHING REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 26, 2014

 

  

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CENTRAL

 

Arcadia: February 24. Elevation normal, water 37 and murky. Channel catfish good on cut bait and shad at 10 ft. along the northeast shoreline. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 8-10 ft. at enclosed docks early and late. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Sheila Hutton.


Draper: February 24. Elevation 3/4 ft. below normal, water 40 and clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.


Hefner: February 24. Elevation dropping, water 42-45 and clear. Largemouth bass slow. Smallmouth bass slow. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow on jigs and grubs at 25-30 ft. along the dam. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait at 30 ft. along the dam. Crappie slow on slip corks, jigs and minnows at 25-35 ft. along the dam. Walleye slow. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.


Overholser: February 25. Elevation level normal, water 41 and murky. Catfish slow. White bass fair on feather tail jigs. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Jerrod Davis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.


Thunderbird: February 24. 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 24. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

 

NORTHEAST

 

Carl Blackwell: February 25. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water mid to upper 30s and stained to murky. Crappie fair to good on jigs in natural colors such as browns and black and bright oranges, white/chartreuse or emerald on sunny days and good to excellent on live bait at 8-14 in. off the bottom around and inside the enclosed Crappie dock. Saugeye fair on live bait at the crappie dock and trolling the main lake while targeting striped bass hybrids. Channel catfish good to excellent cut shad, chicken liver and large live shiners tight lined in the main channel. Trout good on Power Bait and dough bait in yellow or chartreuse colors and on worms and preserved leeches. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny, H2O Lakeside Store.

 

Eucha: February 25. Elevation normal, water 45 and dingy. All fishing slow but should pick up as water temperatures increase. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.


Ft. Gibson: February 24. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water clear. Catfish good on whole shad and cut bait along the windy shallow points where the water is being muddied. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. just off bottom. White bass fair on whole shad and Carolina rigs in the Big Hollow and Mission bend areas of the river. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

 

Greenleaf: February 24. Elevation normal, water 42 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on deep diving crankbaits along rocky points and brush structure. Catfish fair on fresh cut shad and stinkbait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 16-20 ft. around fishing docks and brush structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.


Hudson: February 24. Elevation 1 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic baits along rocky riprap. Blue catfish good on cut bait at the edge of channels in the lake. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around brush piles and headed docks. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

 

Kaw: February 24. Elevation normal, water low 40s. Crappie good on jigs at 15-25 ft. structure. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow on windy points. Blue catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.


Keystone: February 25. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 44. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.


Lower Illinois: February 23. Water upper 40s with releases occurring regularly, usually in the mornings. Trout good on Power Bait in deep holes below the dam and on dark rooster tails at the Watts area and below the dam. Fly fishing very good drifting small nymphs under an indicator and slowly stripping woolly buggers. Check the 2014 "Fishing Guide" for regulations specific to the trout stream. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.


Oologah: February 23. Elevation normal, water lower 40s and murky. Blue catfish fair on shad at 25 ft. along ledges near the main lake channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 20 ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

 

Skiatook: February 24. Elevation 9 ft. below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 20-30 ft. around structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.


Sooner: February 26. Elevation normal. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on slabs and live shad in the lake and fair on sassy shad and topwater lures in the discharge. Catfish fair on cut bait and live bait around the points and channels. Saugeye fair on jerk bait. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.


Spavinaw: February 25. Elevation slightly below normal, water 42 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam. Largemouth bass slow. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

 

Tenkiller: February 24. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 40 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits in shallow to deep water around rocky points. Catfish fair on flip-flops with cut bait at 20-25 ft. in mid lake. White bass staging in the mouths of coves in the middle to the upper end of the lake. Report submitted by Monte Brooks in Cookson.

 

Webbers Falls: February 24. Elevation normal, water 42 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on deep diving bill baits along riprap, creek channels and brush. 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 23. Elevation 13 ft. below normal, water clear. Channel catfish fair on shad in the river channel near Canadian campground and along bluffs. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on jigs and crankbaits in the river channel near the spillway. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

 

Ft. Supply: February 24. Elevation normal. Walleye fair on minnows and jigs along the dam and at the intake. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

 

SOUTHEAST

 

Arbuckle: February 24. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water low 51 and murky. Crappie slow on jigs at 36-43 ft. and slow off docks. Bass slow on drop-shot rigs at 40 ft. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Jack Melton. 
 
Blue River: February 24. Elevation normal, water 48 and clear. Trout good on small spoons and jigs, 1/8 oz. in-line spinnerbaits and various colors of Power Bait immediately above and below riffles and in deeper pools. Fly fishing good on woolly buggers, nymphs, flashback pheasant tails, egg patterns and Caddis flies. Fish flies low in water column. Smallmouth and spotted bass fair on soft plastic baits in deeper pools around structure. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and stinkbait off the channel in deeper pools. Approximately 2,000 rainbow trout were stocked on February 18. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

 

Broken Bow: February 23. 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 23. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 45 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits along deeper rocky areas. White bass slow. Blue catfish fair on shad along flats and creek channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around boat docks with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: February 23. 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 25. Elevation normal, water 51 and murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and soft plastic baits in the discharge. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad 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 in or around the discharge canal. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

 

Lower Mountain Fork: February 23. 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 20. Stocked 2,295 lbs., approximately 3,200 rainbow trout on February 18. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast regional office.

McGee Creek: February 23. Elevation 4 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 23. 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.


Robber's Cave State Park: February 20. Stocked 545 lbs., approximately 750 rainbow trout on February 18. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast regional office.

Robert S. Kerr: February 24. Bass good on crankbaits around points and on Alabama rigs near drop-offs. Crappie good on minnows in the mouth of the Big San Bois and in pits. Catfish fair on cut bait along the flats close to the river channel. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

 

Sardis: February 22. Elevation normal, water 49. Crappie fair at 24-26 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

 

Texoma: February 23. Elevation 8 ft. below normal, water 45 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic baits and jig combination baits at 10-20 ft. around underwater brush and riprap. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, slabs and sassy shad at 10-25 ft. from Johnson Creek to Platter Flats. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Platter Flats and around the cleaning stations. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. in Glasses, Widowmoore and Kansas creeks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

 

Wister: February 23. 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 23. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs over structure. Catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

 

Foss: February 25. Elevation 14 ft. below normal with gates closed, water high 40s and clear. Main ramp on the south side is open but difficult. Striped bass hybrids slow on slabs. Walleye slow on live bait. Catfish slow. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

 

Lawtonka: February 23. 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 24. Elevation 11 ft. below normal, water murky. All fishing slow. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

 

 

 

  

To check current Oklahoma lake conditions across the state go to the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department's website at http://www.travelok.com/checkmyoklake/. This website provides information on blue-green algae, lake updates, water safety tips, etc.

 

 

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