Thursday, March 3, 2016

Oklahoma Fishing Report

CENTRAL

Hefner: February 29. Elevation above normal, water 50-52 and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along riprap and docks. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on lipless baits, grubs, minnows and gay blades. Walleye fair on jerk bait and grubs along riprap. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait along shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on jigs and jerk baits along shorelines. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: February 28. Elevation normal, water murky to muddy. Blue and channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait and live bait in the main lake. Crappie and white bass slow on jigs around docks. Fishing is fluctuating from slow to good day to day. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

NORTHEAST

Keystone: March 1. Elevation above normal, water 48. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits along shorelines. Blue catfish fair on cut bait along channels. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: February 29. Elevation normal, water 45 and murky. Trout fair on PowerBait, worms and caddis flies below the dam and Watts area. Trout fishing is getting better with the twice a week stockings. Fish are spreading out up and down the river. Report submitted by Jerry Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: February 29. Elevation normal, water 48 and murky. White bass fair on jigs and crankbaits at 5-10 ft. along the Verdigris River above the lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. along brush structure. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 5-15 ft. along mud flats on the north end of the lake. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Perry CCC: February 29. Elevation below normal, water cloudy. Trout good on PowerBait, small lures and salmon eggs along shorelines. Trout stocked on February 23. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Skiatook: February 29. Elevation above normal, water near 50 and clear. White bass fair on jigs and in-line spinnerbaits at 2-5 ft. along creek channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. along brush structure. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: February 29. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass hybrids and striped bass fair on live shad and slabs in the main lake. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: February 29. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and Alabama rigs around points and the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs along docks and rocks. Walleye slow on crankbaits and jigs in the main lake and along flats. Channel catfish slow on cut bait and shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: February 29. Elevation normal, water clearing. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits, plastic baits and crankbaits at 5-15 ft. along coves and creek channels. White bass fair on crankbaits at 5-15 ft. in the main lake, the river channel and trolling around points in the upper end of the lake. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, OK..

NORTHWEST

Canton: March 1. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. White bass good on crankbaits and lipless baits at 4-8 ft. along riprap. Walleye slow on jigs and crankbaits at 2-10 ft. along riprap. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: February 28. Elevation above normal, water 51 and stained. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, jigs, tube jigs and crankbaits at 4-10 ft. along coves, rocks, the main lake and stickups in back of coves. Crappie slow on jigs, tube jigs, minnows and live bait at 6-33 ft. around docks, brush structure and standing timber. White bass fair on lipless baits, jigs, Alabama rigs and small lures at 6 ft. along the river channel, brush structure, rocks and upper creeks. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: February 28. Elevation below normal, water 54. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, rogues and jigs at 5-25 ft. around brush structure, rocks and shorelines. Walleye fair on rogues at 10-15 ft. around points and the river channel. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on live bait, worms, sunfish and cut bait at 15-20 ft. along channels and the river mouth. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: February 28. Elevation normal, water clearing. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits, plastic baits and crankbaits along creek channels, riprap and points. White bass fair on jigs and jerk baits along creek channels and points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along creek channels and docks. Blue catfish fair on cut bait, shad and worms in the main lake, around points and the river channel. Report submitted by Cody Jones, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: February 28. Elevation normal, water 53. Crappie good on jigs at 8-17 ft. below the dam. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits at 2-10 ft. along creek channels. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

McGee Creek: February 28. Elevation normal, water 51 and murky. Spotted and white bass good on minnows and jigs at 6-25 ft. around brush structure and points. Crappie good on minnows at 20-25 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Robert S. Kerr: February 28. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits and Alabama rigs around brush structure and points. Blue and channel catfish excellent on  cut baits, shad and stinkbait along channels, flats and in the main lake. Crappie and white bass good on minnows and jigs around brush structure and creek channels. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: February 28. Elevation normal, water 50. Crappie slow on minnows at 14 ft. around brush structure. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits and spinnerbaits at 7-10 ft. along points and shorelines. Blue catfish fair on cut bait at 16 ft. along channels. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: February 28. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 10-20 ft. around brush structure, creek channels and deep points. Striped and white bass fair on live shad, sassy shad and slabs at 10-20 ft. in the main lake, below the dam and along the river channel. Channel and blue catfish fair on stinkbait, worms and ghost minnows at 5-20 ft. below the dam, along riprap, creek channels and cleaning stations. Crappie, sunfish and white bass fair on tube jigs and minnows at 5-15 ft. along riprap, docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: February 28. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around points and standing timber. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-14 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: February 29. Elevation above normal, water murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad and punch bait along points and rocks. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Ft. Cobb: February 29. Elevation normal, water 45. Crappie fair on jigs and small lures along brush structure and docks. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live bait and shrimp around points and the main lake. Report submitted by John Grellner, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: February 29. 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.

Tom Steed: February 29. Elevation normal, water 45. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait and shad at 5-8 ft. along flats and creek channels. Saugeye and white bass slow on minnows and jigs at 6-10 ft. along rocks and points. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: February 28. Elevation normal, water 50. Blue catfish slow on cut bait in the main lake and along shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.