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Fishing Report: February 14, 2024 Featured

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Reminder: The Paddlefish Research Center's fish cleaning and caviar program has ended. Paddlefish research and management will continue statewide, with expansion in staffing and efforts on additional native nongame species such as shovelnose sturgeon and American eel. THANK YOU to all paddlefish anglers who have been vital to this program's success from 2008-2023. Reminder: The Paddlefish Research Center's fish cleaning and caviar program has ended. Paddlefish research and management will continue statewide, with expansion in staffing and efforts on additional native nongame species such as shovelnose sturgeon and American eel. THANK YOU to all paddlefish anglers who have been vital to this program's success from 2008-2023. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

NORHTEAST

Fort Gibson: February 11. Elevation is 2.5 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 46°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad around channels, main lake, and points. Crappie slow on hair jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, and main lake. Paddlefish good snagging below the dam, channels, and main lake. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.

Grand: February 12. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 46°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, spoons, and tube jigs around brush structure and docks. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, and shad around channels, main lake, and river channel. Report submitted by C. Newkirk, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: February 10. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 43°F and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, shorelines, and weed beds. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows, and slabs around brush structure, docks, and standing timber. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, and worms around coves, docks, flats, and shorelines. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Keystone: February 11. Elevation is 2 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 44°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie good on jigs and minnows around docks. Bluegill, green, and redear sunfish fair on minnows and worms around brush structure, docks, and rocks. Report submitted by Bailey Johnson, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: February 11. Elevation is 9 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 43°F and clear. Rainbow trout slow on in-line spinnerbaits and PowerBait below the dam. Comments: Best area is below the dam. Currently releasing 1970 cfs from the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: February 10. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 43°F and clear. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs and rogues around creek channels and flats. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure and main lake. Blue catfish good on cut bait and live shad below the dam. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Perry CCC: February 12. Elevation is 1.5 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 38°F and stained. Rainbow trout good on dough bait, in-line spinnerbaits, PowerBait, and small lures around coves, dam, and flats. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Tenkiller: February 10. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 43°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on crankbaits, jigs, and plastic baits around brush structure, channels, and shorelines. Crappie good on hair jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks, and main lake. White bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, and small lures around channels, flats, and main lake. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Webbers Falls: February 10. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 43°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue and flathead catfish good on cut bait, shad, and sunfish below the dam, flats, main lake, and shallows. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around main lake, points, river channel, and standing timber. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows, plastic baits, slabs, and small lures around brush structure, channels, points, and standing timber. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

SOUTHEAST

Blue River: February 13. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 47°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Rainbow trout good on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbaits, midges, nymphs, PowerBait, spoons, and worms around brush structure, channels, creek channels, river channel, and rocks. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: February 10. Elevation is 4 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 51°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, flukes, plastic baits, and spoons around brush structure, creek channels, main lake, points, river channel, and standing timber. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and spoons around brush structure, main lake, points, and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: February 9. Elevation is .5 ft. below normal and rising, water temperature 39°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on chicken liver, in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, lipless baits, minnows, and plastic baits around brush structure, channels, main lake, points, riprap, and rocks. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live bait, live shad, and shad around channels, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, and spoons around brush structure, channels, and docks. Report submitted by Jake Rowland, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Konawa: February 11. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 46°F and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, and plastic baits around main lake, points, river mouth, and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on Alabama rigs and crankbaits around coves, discharge, main lake, and river channel. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver and cut bait around coves, inlet, riprap, and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: February 9. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 48°F and clear. Rainbow trout good on nymphs, plastic baits, PowerBait, and small lures. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: February 9. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 43°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass slow on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, and jerk baits around brush structure, main lake, points, and standing timber. White bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, and small lures around main lake, points, sandbar, other. Channel and flathead catfish slow on cut bait, hot dogs, shad, shrimp, worms, other around channels, creek channels, docks, main lake, points, riprap. Report submitted by Shay Loudermilk, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: February 9. Elevation is 2 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 49°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits around creek channels. Crappie excellent on spoons around points. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver around main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: February 9. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 48°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around channels, coves, creek channels, main lake, and points. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, hot dogs, minnows, shad, sunfish, and worms below the dam, main lake, river channel, and river mouth. White bass and crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows below the dam, creek channels, and docks. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: February 9. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 45°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, lipless baits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, points, and shorelines. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms around channels, main lake, points, and standing timber. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, points, and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: February 11. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass fair on flukes, live shad, and sassy shad around channels, main lake, and points. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live shad, and punch bait around channels, coves, docks, and river channel. Crappie fair on caddis flies, hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around brush structure, coves, docks, points, and standing timber. Comments: Fishing this week has been good, except for the last part of the week was tough. Striper are biting on sassy shad trolling and throwing around structure. Catfish are good on juglines with cut bait. Crappie are okay on jigs and power bait near brush piles Report submitted by Garrett Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: February 9. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 47°F and stained. (USACE Current Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on jigs and plastic baits around brush structure, creek channels, and river channel. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, and shad around main lake. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure, main lake, and river channel. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Waurika: February 11. Elevation is 4 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 43°F and murky. Largemouth bass and crappie fair on crankbaits, hair jigs, jigs, lipless baits, minnows, plastic baits, PowerBait, and small lures around brush structure, docks, main lake, rocks, and standing timber. Striped bass hybrids, white bass, and saugeye good on crankbaits, minnows, plastic baits, small lures, and spinnerbaits around docks, main lake, points, rocks, and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, live shad, minnows, punch bait, shrimp, stinkbait, and worms around creek channels, docks, main lake, rocks, and shorelines. Report submitted by Tucker Clem, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.

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