Fishing Report for February 27, 2019

Northeast

Birch: February 22. Elevation above average, water upper 30’s and clear. White crappie slow on hair jigs and jigs around the channels and dam. Both Twin Coves and Birch Cove are closed. Boat ramp at Birch Cove is open. Didn’t find any anglers in cold. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Fort Gibson: February 23. Elevation above average, water 45 and stained. White and black crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, tube jigs, and timmy tom jigs and crappie custom baits. 12 to 18 ft deep around brush structure, docks, standing timber, Crooked Hook, and Taylor’s Ferry Area in brush. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on live shad, and Carolina rigged shad in 25-35 ft of water around channels, creek channels, river channel, and deep holes in the channels. White bass fair on live shad and shad around channels and creek channels. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.

Greenleaf: February 24. Elevation normal, water 47 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, crank baits, in-line spinnerbait, jerk bait, and plastics around brush structure, channels, coves, creek channels, points, shallows, shorelines, and standing timber. Black and white crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, coves, creek channels, and standing timber. Channel, blue, and flathead catfish fair on live shad and shad around channels, creek channels, flats, and shallows. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Kaw: February 27. Elevation above average, water upper thirties and stained. Blue and channel catfish good on on cut bait and shad in channels, main lake and 18'-25' of water. Paddlefish fair snagging below the dam, in the main lake and the river channel. Crappie slow on jigs, live bait and minnows around brush structure, creek channels, points standing timber and 18'-24' of water. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County. 

Keystone: February 21. Elevation above average, water clear. White crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois River: February 22. Elevation normal, water clear and temp 45-50. Rainbow trout fair on in-line spinnerbait, nymphs, and powerbait below the dam and around rocks. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

McMurtry: February 25. Elevation 1.5 ft above average, water 37 and semi clear. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and tube jigs 12-18 ft deep around brush structure, docks, standing timber, Crooked Hook, and Taylor’s Ferry Area in brush. Channel catfish fair on live shad, shad, and chicken liver, on bottom or floating in 12-15 ft around channels, creek channels, river channel, docks, and west side of island. Largemouth bass fair on minnows, plastic worms, and Texas and Carolina rigs around channels, west side coves, northern creek, island rocks, and docks. Report submitted by McMurtry lake staff.

Oologah: February 24. Elevation normal, water 45 and murky. White crappie fair on jigs below the dam. Blue catfish fair on shad around flats and 15-20 ft. White crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and 15-20 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers county.

Perry CCC: February 24. Elevation normal, water murky. Rainbow trout good on nymphs, powerbait and salmon eggs around coves and shorelines. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Sooner: February 24. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass slow on plastics around brush structure. Striped bass hybrid fair on crankbaits and live shad around the discharge and main lake. Blue catfish slow on dough bait and shad around the discharge. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Webbers Falls: February 24. Elevation normal, water 47 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, in-line spinnerbait, plastics, and spinnerbait around brush structure, channels, coves, creek channels, points, shorelines, and standing timber. Black and white crappie fair on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, coves, docks, and standing timber. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and live shad around channels, creek channels, main lake, points, riprap, river channel, and shallows. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Northwest

Canton: February 23. Elevation above average, water clear. Walleye fair on jigs and slabs along spillway. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Foss: February 26. Elevation normal and gates closed. Water temp in the lower 40s. Crappie fair with small jigs around fish house and docks. Hybrid fair in deep water with slabs. Walleye slow with live bait. Catfish slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Southeast

Arbuckle: February 24. Elevation normal, water 44 and stained. Bass fishing is poor. However some being caught on a-rigs, jerkbaits, and live shad. Crappie is fair on War Eagle spoons and CC spoons off drop off near dam in 44-55 ft water. White bass is fair in same areas. They should be headed up creeks soon. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: February 22. Elevation above average, water 49. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, jigs, plastics, rogues, and spoons around brush structure, creek channels, points, and standing timber. Walleye fair on grubs and rogues around channels and points. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: February 22. Elevation above average, water murky. Blue and channel catfish good on shad around flats. White and black crappie good on tube jigs around docks and standing timber. Report submitted by Jake Bersche, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: February 22. Elevation above average, water 48 and murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, live bait, and shad below the dam, around the main lake, and river channel. Black and white crappie fair on jigs and minnows below the dam, around brush structure, main lake, river channel, and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: February 21. Elevation normal, water 44 and clear. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rig, crankbaits, jigs, and plastics around main lake, points, river channel, and weed beds. Striped bass hybrid and white bass slow on Alabama rig and crankbaits around coves, main lake, and river channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, and stink bait around coves, riprap, and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: February 22. Elevation normal, water clear. Rainbow trout excellent on jigs, nymphs, and plastics around creek channels and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: Elevation normal, water 49. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on jerkbait, plastics, and drop shots along channels, creek channels, points, and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: February 22. Elevation above average, water clear. Largemouth bass good on plastics and spoons around coves and creek channels. Black crappie good on jigs and spoons around brush structure, coves, and creek channels. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and cut bait around the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: February 22. Elevation normal, water murky. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, and shad around the river channel and river mouth. White bass and white crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure, channels, and creek channels. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Texoma: February 23. Elevation normal, water 47 and stained. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad Below the dam, around the main lake, and river mouth. Striped bass good on Alabama rigs, flukes, and live shad around flats, main lake, points, and river mouth. White and black crappie fair on hair jigs and tube jigs around brush structure and docks. Lake is returning to normal with rainfall slowing. Striper are between deadsticking and live bait, it’s hit or miss with either method. Striper are beginning to move to bottom features (rises, ledges). Crappie have been biting mid mornings beneath docks where structure is present , silver/green has been working in 20-25 ft of water. Jugging for blue cat with fresh bait seems to be most productive method. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: February 22. Elevation above average, water cloudy. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, plastics, and spinnerbaits around channels, points, and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, and hot dogs below the dam, around channels, main lake, and standing timber. Black and white crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam, around brush structure, channels, and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

Sardis: February 20. Above average. Water temp 52. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, jigs, plastics, spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, rocks, shorelines and standing timber. White crappie slow on jigs and minnows around brush structure, points, rocks, shorelines and standing timber. Catfish slow on cut bait and shad in channels and main lake. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County. 

Southwest

Waurika: February 22. Elevation normal, water murky. White and black crappie good on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure and docks. Saugeye and walleye fair on crankbaits, jigs, and minnows around the dam, riprap, and sand bars. Largemouth, smallmouth, and white bass good on buzz baits, and spinnerbaits around docks, points, and shorelines. Report submitted by Matt Farris, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.