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Southeast Area Lakes Report - Feb 22 Featured

Written by  Friday, 22 February 2019 15:35
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Arbuckle: February 16. Elevation normal, water 47 and very stained. Largemouth and smallmouth Bass fair on Alabama rigs, jerk baits and shakey head worms. Crappie all small in 44-55 ft water near dam hitting spoons & jigs. White bass slow. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: February 15. Elevation above average, water 49. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on Bill Baits, Crankbaits, Jigs, Rogues, and Spoons around brush structure, points, and standing timber. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live bait, and sunfish around channels, mian lake, and points. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: February 15. Elevation above average, water murky. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on shad around the main lake. Black and white crappie good on tube jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Jake Bersche, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: February 15. 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, Brush structure, main lake, river channel, and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Lower Mountain Fork: February 20. Elevation normal. Rainbow trout fair on powerbait along river channel. Stocked approximately 1,480 rainbow trout on February 19. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Region Office.

McGee Creek: February 17. Elevation normal, water 48. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Jigs, Plastics, and Drop shot rigs around main lake, points, and standing timber. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and stink bait along creek channels and river mouth. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: February 16. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jigs, and spoons around coves and creek channels. Black crappie excellent on jigs and spoons around brush structure, channel, and coves. Channel catfish fair on cutbait around the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robber’s Cave: February 20. Elevation normal. Rainbow trout fair on powerbait along river channel. Stocked approximately 390 rainbow trout on February 19. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Region Office.

Robert S. Kerr: February 15. Elevation normal, water murky. White bass and white crappie good on jigs and minnows along inlet, standing timber, and mouth of Big San Bios Creek. Blue catfish good on cutbait, dough bait, shad, and stink bait around channels, river mouth, and drift fishing Canadian river and mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: February 20. Elevation above average, water 52. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, jigs, plastics, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, rocks, shorelines, and standing timber. White crappie slow on jigs and minnows around brush structure, channels, points, and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish slow on cutbait and shad around channels and main lake. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: February 15. Elevation normal, water 46 and stained. Blue catfish good on cutbait around main lake and river mouth. Striped bass good on flukes and live shad below the dam, main lake, and river mouth. Black crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, live bait, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure and docks. Lake levels are beginning to stabilize which is good news for anglers. Fish are becoming more predictable and normal in their patterns. Striped Bass are in early stages of staging at the mouths of Red and Washita river. Striped bass are good with both deadsticking flukes and live bait, anglers should have both on their boat if they want to effectively harvest striper. Crappie are still holding close to bottom in 25ft-35ft of water, slow or no moment of jig will be the best method. Small and largemouth bass are in shallow water and are hitting slow moving crankbaits. Bluecats are being caught in 10ft-20ft of water near river mouths by drifting whole or cut shad. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: February 15. Elevation above average, water cloudy. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, plastics, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, and points. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, power bait, and stink bait below the dam, and around channels and the main lake. White and black crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam, and around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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