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Fishing Report: February 21, 2024 Featured

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NORTHEAST

Fort Gibson: February 17. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 48°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad around channels, main lake, and points. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, and main lake. Paddlefish good snagging below the dam and main lake. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.

Grand: February 20. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) White bass fair on hair jigs, jigs, and small lures below the dam, river channel, and sandbar. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, spoons, and tube jigs. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, and shad around main lake and river channel. Report submitted by C. Newkirk, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: February 17. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 48°F and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, docks, points, shallows, and weed beds. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and worms around docks, flats, and main lake. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows, and slabs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Kaw: February 20. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 45°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue and channel catfish good on crawfish, cut bait, goldfish, punch bait, shad, and stinkbait around main lake, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie good on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, riprap, and standing timber. Paddlefish good snagging below the dam, main lake, and river channel. Comments: Many small paddlefish 20-40 pounds in the basin below the dam. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: February 19. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 49°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and plastic baits around docks. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on jigs, lipless baits, and tube jigs around brush structure and rocks. Bluegill, green, and redear sunfish good on jigs, worms around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Bailey Johnson, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: February 16. Elevation is 8 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 45°F and clear. Rainbow trout fair on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbaits, midges, and PowerBait below the dam. Comments: Best areas are below the dam and at the Watts area. Currently releasing 842 cfs from the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: February 17. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 47°F and clear. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs and spinnerbaits around channels, flats, and rocks. Blue catfish fair on cut bait below the dam. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure, river channel, and standing timber. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Perry CCC: February 19. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 46°F and stained. Rainbow trout good on dough bait, in-line spinnerbaits, PowerBait, and spoons around coves, dam, flats, and inlet. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Tenkiller: February 17. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 44°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, points, and shorelines. Crappie good on hair jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, and main lake. White bass fair on Alabama rigs, hair jigs, in-line spinnerbaits, and small lures around channels, flats, and main lake. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Webbers Falls: February 17. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 48°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue catfish good on shad and worms below the dam, flats, main lake, and points. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, and plastic baits around brush structure, points, and shorelines. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure and channels. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Foss: February 19. Elevation is 0.5 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 41°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Walleye fair on worms around main lake. Striped bass hybrids good in deep water. Crappie fair at 40-50 ft. deep. Catfish fair on stinkbait. Report submitted by Clint Carpenter, game warden stationed in Custer County.

SOUTHEAST

Blue River: February 20. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 55°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level) Rainbow trout excellent on 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.

Eufaula: February 16. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 42°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, lipless baits, plastic baits, and worms around channels, main lake, points, and riprap. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live bait, live shad, shad, and sunfish around main lake, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie good on hair jigs, minnows, and spoons around brush structure, channels, docks, and riprap. Report submitted by Jake Rowland, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: February 16. Elevation is 3 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 47°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, punch bait, shad, stinkbait, and sunfish below the dam, brush structure, channels, creek channels, main lake, river channel, and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam, brush structure, channels, main lake, river channel, and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: February 17. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and clear. Largemouth bass slow on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, and plastic baits around main lake, points, river channel, and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rigs and crankbaits around coves, discharge, main lake, and river mouth. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver and cut bait around discharge, inlet, riprap, and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: February 16. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 48°F and clear. Rainbow trout good on PowerBait, small lures, tube jigs, and worms below the dam, creek channels, and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: February 16. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 47°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass slow on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, jigs, plastic baits, and sassy shad around brush structure, docks, points, rocks, and standing timber. Crappie fair on minnows, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, main lake, and points. White bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, small lures, and spinnerbaits around dam, main lake, and points. Report submitted by Shay Loudermilk, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: February 16. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 51°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spoons around points. Crappie good on spoons around creek channels and points. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver around river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: February 16. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 44°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, hot dogs, minnows, shad, shrimp, sunfish, and worms below the dam, creek channels, main lake, points, river channel, and tailwater. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows below the dam, creek channels, and points. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, minnows, and small lures around brush structure, points, and standing timber. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: February 16. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 47°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, lipless baits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, and shorelines. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad, sunfish, and worms around brush structure, main lake, and standing timber. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: February 18. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass fair on flukes and sassy shad around channels, main lake, and points. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live shad, punch bait, and stinkbait around channels, docks, main lake, points, and river channel. Crappie fair on caddis flies, hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and nymphs around brush structure, coves, docks, points, rocks, and standing timber. Comments: Fishing this week has been good. Striper have been good trolling and throwing sassy shad around structure. Catfish are good on juglines baited with cut bait and live shad. Crappie are fair near around brush piles using jigs. Report submitted by Garrett Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: February 16. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 47°F and stained. (USACE Current Lake Level) Largemouth bass slow on jigs and plastic baits around brush structure, coves, creek channels, and main lake. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, hot dogs, and shad around main lake and river channel. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure, main lake, river channel, and tailwater. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Waurika: February 17. Elevation is 4 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 45°F and murky. Largemouth bass and crappie fair on crankbaits, minnows, plastic baits, PowerBait, and small lures around brush structure, main lake, points, and shorelines. Striped bass hybrids, white bass, and saugeye fair on crankbaits, lipless baits, minnows, plastic baits, and small lures around main lake, points, and rocks. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, minnows, punch bait, 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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