Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Oklahoma Weekly Fishing Report

CENTRAL

Hefner: February 22. Elevation above normal, water 47-52 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and jigs along shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along riprap and docks. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on minnows, jigs and grubs along riprap and docks. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait along shorelines. Walleye slow on grubs and lipless baits along shorelines. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

NORTHEAST

Lower Illinois: February 21. Elevation normal, water 50 and murky. Trout good on PowerBait and in-line spinnerbaits below the dam and in the Watts area. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: February 21. Elevation normal, water 45 and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush structure. White bass slow on jigs at 10-15 ft. along the Verdigris River channel above the lake. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 10-15 ft. along standing timber at the north end of the lake. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Perry CCC: February 22. Elevation below normal, water murky. Trout excellent on PowerBait and small lures and salmon eggs along shorelines. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Skiatook: February 22. Elevation above normal, water upper 40s to low 50s and stained. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: February 22. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass hybrids and striped bass fair on live shad, sassy shad and slabs in the main lake. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait along channels and points. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: February 20. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Walleye slow on crankbaits, jigs and lipless baits at 3-10 ft. along riprap. Channel catfish fair on shad and stinkbait at 10-18 ft. in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: February 20. Elevation normal, water 51 and stained. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, jigs, crankbaits and worms at 4-22 ft. around brush structure, rocks, the main lake and points. Crappie very slow. Fishing is starting to pick up. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: February 20. Elevation normal, water 53. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, jerk baits and jigs at 5-25 ft. around brush structure, rocks and points. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, live bait and shad at 20-30 ft. along channels, the river mouth and river channel. Walleye fair on jigs, rogues, grubs and plastic baits at 10-20 ft. around points and rocks. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: February 21. Elevation normal, water clearing. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad below the dam, along riprap and around points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. along creek channels and docks. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and jigs around points and creek channels. Report submitted by Cody Jones, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
Hugo: February 21. Elevation normal, water 52. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits at 1-10 ft. around rocks and creek channels. Spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits at 1-10 ft. along rocks. Crappie good on jigs at 10-20 ft. below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Lower Mountain Fork: February 21. Elevation normal, water 44 and clear. Trout good on PowerBait below the dam, along the spillway and creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: February 21. Elevation normal, water 51 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass good on jigs and plastic baits at 2-12 ft. along flats and shorelines. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: February 21. Elevation normal, water 48 and clear. Largemouth bass good on jigs and crankbaits along creek channels and the river channel. Crappie good on black and green jigs at the half-bridge. Channel catfish good on cut bait along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: February 21. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, rogues and Alabama rigs around points and coves. Crappie and white bass good on minnows and jigs along creek channels and brush structure. Blue and channel catfish excellent on shad, cut bait and dough bait along flats and channels. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: February 21. Elevation above normal, water 50. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 14 ft. around brush structure. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits at 4-12 ft. around points and standing timber. Blue catfish fair on cut bait at 15 ft. along channels. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: February 21. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water clear in the south and murky in the north. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 5-20 ft. along riprap and creek channels. Striped and white bass fair on live shad, sassy shad and ghost minnows at 10-20 ft. below the dam, along coves and river channel. Channel and blue catfish fair on stinkbait, minnows and worms at 5-15 ft. below the dam, along riprap and creek channels. Crappie and sunfish fair on small lures, minnows and tube jigs at 5-15 ft. along docks, riprap, brush structure and upper creeks. Paddlefish fair at 10-20 ft. below the dam while generating. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: February 21. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and plastic baits along riprap and points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 7-12 ft. below the dam and around brush structure. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: February 21. Elevation above normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Blue and channel catfish slow on chicken liver, shad and punch bait around points and rocks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Ft. Cobb: February 23. Elevation normal, water 45. Crappie fair on jigs and small lures around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: February 21. Elevation above normal, water clear. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and the dam. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Waurika: February 21. Elevation normal, water 52. Crappie fair on jigs around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, worms and stinkbait along shorelines and the main lake. Striped bass hybrids slow on shad in the main lake and along shorelines. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.