February 28th, 2007

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FISHING REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 28, 2007

CENTRAL

Arcadia: Elevation below normal. Crappie being caught at 8 ft. on red and white jigs. Channel catfish caught on cut shad drift fishing. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, state game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Hefner: Water 44 and clear. Crappie fair on jigs off the dam. Report submitted by Kelly Roberson, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Overholser: Water 55 and murky. Crappie fair on jigs around docks. Report submitted by Kelly Roberson, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Wes Watkins: Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal, water 51. White bass fair off points on rattle traps and crankbaits. Channel catfish fair on cut baits around the shoreline. Report submitted by Ronnie Arganbright, state game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Birch: Elevation 2 3/4 ft. below normal and clear. Crappie fair on soft plastic jigs and minnows along creek channels. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 42 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Copan: Elevation is 1 1/2 ft. below normal and clear. Crappie good at 14-15 ft. on chartreuse or black/pink tube jigs from the banks. Catfish fair to good on juglines in or near the river channel. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, state game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: Elevation slightly above normal, water 45 and clear. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush and structure at 14-16 ft. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

Ft. Gibson: Elevation 2 ft. above normal and murky. Channel catfish good in creek channels and around drop offs and on juglines baited with whole shad. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush at 10-12 ft. Report submitted Don Cole, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.

Grand: Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie fair around brush piles on minnows and jigs. Channel catfish fair in river channels using cut or whole shad. Report submitted by Jim Littlefield, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: Elevation normal and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits. Catfish fair on cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around fishing dock. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hulah: Elevation 1 ft. below normal and clear. Crappie good at 14-15 ft. on chartreuse or black/pink tube jigs from the bank. Catfish fair to good on juglines in or near the river channel. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, state game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 45 and clear. Crappie are picking up on Kaw at 20-25 ft. around brush piles that have been placed in areas close to natural structure, drop-offs, riprap, and both marinas. The riprap on the Washunga Bay bridge and the Sarge Creek bridge are historically good areas. Washunga bay has been producing the best the last part of February, although fishing is good from the upper Arkansas River to the dam. There are brush piles that have been placed by the Wildlife Department, and these areas are marked with fishing buoys. When most fishing is done from a boat, a depth finder is necessary to find the brush. Generally if your lure or minnow is not in close proximity to the brush, the fish wont see your bait 2 ft. or closer. 1/8 oz jigs with 2" bodies work well, black and green; 10 lb. super line (fire line) helps the abrasive effects of the zebra mussels. Blue catfish will pick up as the water temps edge closer to 50. Jug fishing with cut bait is a ver

y effective technique setting the hooks at five inch intervals at 5-30 ft. When fish are caught, concentrate hooks and bait in the productive zone. The best areas are the upper portion of the lake in the river channel, and trotlines are also very effective. Most anglers use fresh gizzard shad cut into pieces caught with a cast net in the same area. Fishing below Kaw dam has picked up with the recent release of water, with a few white bass showing up. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Keystone: Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal, water 45-48 and clear to murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow to fair on jig and chunk and suspended baits at 8-15 ft. off points and bluffs. White bass fair on spoons and minnows at 10-15 ft. in mouths of creeks. Striped bass below the dam good on Red Fins and Long-A-Bombers at 2-4 ft. when discharging. Striped bass in the lake fair on live shad and big swim baits at 12-20 ft. along Hwy 64 riprap. Channel catfish good on worms and shrimp at 6-10 ft. in creeks. Blue catfish good on shad and worms at 12-20 ft. in mouth of coves. Flathead catfish fair on live shad and worms at 12-20 ft. along rocky bluffs in creeks. Crappie good on small jigs and minnows at 10-20 ft. around docks and brush piles. Report submitted by Larry Sellers, Woody's Bait and Tackle.

Oologah: Elevation normal, water in the lower 40's and clear. Crappie fair on jigs around brush piles at 20 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: Elevation 12 ft. below normal, water 43-52 and clear. Crappie fair to good, on jigs and minnows, in creek channels and on structure. Largemouth bass fair, in relatively shallow water on jigs and crankbaits. Smallmouth bass fair to poor, suspended over deeper water on stick baits and crankbaits. Report submitted by Greenwood Fishing Center.

Sooner: White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on sassy shad and topwater lures in the discharge channel. Channel and blue catfish fair on live and dead shad in the discharge channel. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: Elevation slightly above normal, water 45 and clear. 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.

Tenkiller: Elevation 1/3 ft. above normal, water 44-46 and clear. Largemouth slow with some action on soft plastic jigs on drop-offs. Crappie slow with some action in docks in the mornings on tube jigs.

Webbers Falls: Largemouth fair on jig and worms in creek channels and brush structure on cut bait and stink bait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: Elevation 8 ft below normal. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs near brush piles. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on lake side of spillway on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: Elevation below normal. Crappie fair on jigs around gate tower. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Harper County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: Elevation normal, water 44-47 and stained. Crappie good off docks and brush piles around dam. White bass slow. Bass fair to good at 12-14 ft. with some bass moving up in shallow in afternoon and caught on spinnerbaits and jigs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: Elevation normal, water 51 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on minnows and flies. Catfish fair on liver and worms. Trout good on power bait, super dupers, rooster tails and meal worms. Report submitted by Charles Baker, technician at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: Elevation above normal, water clear. Crappie good on jigs around submerged timber. Bass great on spoons at 30 ft. in creek channels. Catfish good on trotlines with cut bait. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: Elevation 1 ft. above normal and murky. Blue catfish fair on shad at 5-25 ft. off the flats. Crappie fair on minnows or jigs at 15-20 ft. around boat docks. Report submitted Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: Elevation 1/4 ft. above normal, water 46 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Crappie fair on minnows. Blue catfish fair on dead minnows and liver. Report submitted by Wendell Smalling, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: Elevation normal, water 45 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits along points and roadbeds at 15 ft. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on minnows and jigs at 15 ft. in discharge channel. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

McGee Creek: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 46 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures over deep water drop-offs. White bass fair on grubs along windy points. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Lower Mountain Fork River: Trout good on midges and mayflies, March brown mayflies, San Juan worms, egg patterns and midge patterns. The powerhouse has been releasing water daily. Report submitted by Sid Ingram, Beavers Bend Fly Shop.

Pine Creek: Elevation above normal water clear. Crappie excellent on jigs around points. Bass fair on crankbaits around creek channels. Catfish fair on trotlines baited with shad. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: Elevation normal, water 44 and murky. Largemouth bass slow at 8-10 ft. using jigs and plastic baits fishing the rock and riprapped areas next to the old creek channels. Crappie good at 10 ft. using small minnows fishing the edges of the old creek channels of Dirty, Big Sans Bois and Sallisaw creeks. White bass fair at 10 ft. using jigs fishing below Webbers Falls dam. Blue catfish good at 20-30 ft. using fresh cut shad fishing the old Arkansas River channel. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Texoma: Elevation normal, water 46 and clear. Striped bass and white bass fair to good on sassy shad and live bait at 10-20 ft. in the coves. Crappie fair on small minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. in Widow Moore Creek. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs. Channel catfish good on cut shad. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: Elevation 13 ft. below normal. Crappie fair at Ralph's Resort at 10-12 ft. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 38 and clear. Striped bass hybrids and walleye fair. Crappie good. Catfish fair. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Cobb: Elevation 1 3/4 ft. below normal. Crappie slow to fair around marina and boat slips. Saugeye slow to fair along east end of dam. Report submitted by James Edwards Jr., game warden station in Caddo County.

Tom Steed: Crappie fair on jigs around brush piles. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

 

 

 

 

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