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Southeast Area Lakes report for week of Feb 18th Featured

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Arbuckle: February 18. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 44-46 and very clear. All fishing slow. Largemouth and smallmouth bass being caught on Alabama rigs, jerk baits and bass jigs. Crappie and white bass are on the move up the creeks and very hard to catch. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

 

Broken Bow: February 16. Elevation below normal, water 56. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits around brush structure, points and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on live shad, shad and sunfish along channels, the main lake, points and river channel. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and tube jigs around brush structure, points, standing timber and deep water. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

Eufaula: February 16. Elevation below normal, water murky. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs along creek channels, docks, shallows, shorelines and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, live shad, shad and worms below the dam and along the dam. Smallmouth bass fair on worms in coves and main lake. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

 

Hugo: February 17. Elevation rising, water 48 and murky. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on Alabama rigs, plastic baits and spoons in coves and creek channels. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure, in the main lake and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, live shad and minnows along flats and shallows. Report submitted by Jim Gillham, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

 

Konawa: February 15. Elevation normal, water 49 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic baits and worms along creek channels, main lake, points and river channel. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, live shad and spoons in coves, discharge, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait and shrimp in coves, along riprap and tailwater. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

 

Lower Mountain Fork: February 18. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout excellent on caddis flies, PowerBait, tube jigs and salmon eggs along creek channels, rocks and shallows. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

Lower Mountain Fork: February 20. Stocked approximately 3,200 rainbow trout on February 20. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast region office.

 

McGee Creek: February 17. Elevation below normal, water 48. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, flukes and spoons along creek channels, main lake and river channel. Crappie slow on minnows in the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

 

Pine Creek: February 18. Elevation above normal, water 49 and clear. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and lipless baits in coves, creek channels and points. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure and channels. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and worms along creek channels, main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robber’s Cave: February 20. Stocked 678 rainbow trout on February 20. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast region office.

 

Robert S. Kerr: February 18. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and hair jigs along channels and the mouth of Big San Bois Creek. Blue and channel catfish excellent on cut bait, dough bait, shad and stinkbait along creek channels, main lake, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

 

Sardis: February 14. Elevation below normal, water 45. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on jigs, plastic baits, slabs, spinnerbaits and tube jigs along creek channels and points. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad in the main lake and along shorelines. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

 

Texoma: February 16. Elevation below normal, water semi-clear. Channel catfish good on cut bait, minnows and stinkbait along channels, in coves, creek channels, river mouth and north end of the lake. Blue catfish good on cut bait and live shad along channels, in coves, points, river channel and river mouth. Striped and white bass fair on Alabama rigs, flukes, hair jigs, jigs, live shad and sassy shad along channels, main lake, points and river mouth. On warm weather days, striped bass and white bass are holding close to the bottom (bottom to 5 ft. from bottom) but actively feeding in short burst. Lures need to have flashes such as glitter or silver/gold blades. Locating fish on electronics is key this time of year. Channel catfish have increased their feeding patterns recently being caught in depths ranging from 6-30 ft. Best baits for channels will be stinkbaits and/or punch baits. Crappie are slow under docks with a water depth of 20-30 .ft, approximately 2 or 3 cranks from bottom seemed to be producing bites. Red was a key color in getting hits from crappie the past week paired with lightweight jig heads. Jug lining is very effective for blue catfish in the main lake. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

 

Wister: February 17. Elevation rising, water 47 and cloudy. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and channels. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad along channels and the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County

David Deaton

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