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Weekly Fishing Report

by Ed Godfrey Modified: February 12, 2014 at 3:35 pm •  Published: February 12, 2014
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Casey Henson of Lindsay caught this big rainbow trout from the Blue River, where the President's Day trout derby will be held Saturday and Sunday.
Casey Henson of Lindsay caught this big rainbow trout from the Blue River, where the President's Day trout derby will be held Saturday and Sunday.

CENTRAL
Draper: February 9. Elevation 1 1/4 ft. below normal, water 35 and clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
Overholser: February 11. Water level normal, water frozen. All fishing slow due to ice and weather. Report submitted by Jerrod Davis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.
Thunderbird: February 9. Elevation normal, water clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
Wes Watkins: February 9. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.
NORTHEAST
Birch: February 10. All fishing slow. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.
Carl Blackwell: February 9. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water at or near freezing in all areas of the lake. Crappie good to excellent on chartreuse/yellow jigs near the bottom at the enclosed dock and in the brush that lines the bottom of the lake bed. Trout good to excellent on Power Bait in orange and yellow, in-line spinnerbaits and small crankbaits. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny, H2O Lakeside Store.
Copan: February 9. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie fair on jigs at 15-20 ft. near submerged structure. Blue and Channel catfish fair on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
Eucha: February 11. Elevation slightly above normal, water 34 and dingy. All fishing slow due to weather. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
Ft. Gibson: February 8. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 20-30 ft. just off bottom with very slow presentation in and around deep structure and docks. Catfish good on cut bait and whole shad in the main channel while drifting. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.
Greenleaf: February 11. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow. Catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on jigs in yellow, red and green around fishing dock. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
Hudson: February 10. Elevation normal. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 13-17 ft. along heated docks and brush piles. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.
Hulah: February 9. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie fair on jigs at 15-20 ft. near submerged structure. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
Kaw: February 10. Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water low 30s and clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.
Keystone: February 11. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal. Catfish fair on cut bait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.
Lower Illinois: February 9. Water low 40s with water releases occurring regularly, usually in the mornings. Check the Tenkiller Lake release schedule for release times. Trout good all along the river. Due to cold temperatures shad are dying in the river, so lures resembling these smaller shad are working well. Rapalas and white rooster tails are working well. White streamers and small dark midges are working well for fly fishermen. All other fishing slow. Be sure to check out the 2014 Fishing Guide for new laws on the Lower Illinois River trout stream. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.
Oologah: February 9. Entire lake is frozen over. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
Pawhuska: February 10. All fishing slow. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.
Skiatook: February 10. Elevation 8 3/4 ft. below normal, water clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.
Spavinaw: February 11. Elevation slightly above normal, water 33 and dingy. All fishing slow due to weather. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of  Tulsa.
Tenkiller: February 10. Elevation normal, water 43 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic baits and deep crankbaits off windy points or along bluffs. Crappie slow on tube jigs and minnows around docks and deep brush. Report submitted by Monte Brooks in Cookson.
Webbers Falls: February 11. Water 42 and murky. Catfish fair on fresh stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in black and purple around brush structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
NORTHWEST
Canton: February 8. Elevation 13 ft. below normal. Lake is completely frozen over. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
SOUTHEAST
Arbuckle: February 8. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal, water low 40s and clear. Crappie slow off docks. All fishing other fishing slow. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
Blue River: February 11. Elevation normal, water 34 and clear. Trout good on gold spoons, orange and yellow Power Bait, salmon eggs and small in-line spinnerbaits below waterfalls and just off the edge of deeper pools or behind structure in current. Fly fishing good on Copper Johns, red midges, woolly buggers and egg patterns below riffles or in deeper water. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait and cut bait in larger pools just off of current. Approximately 2,000 rainbow trout were stocked. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
Eufaula: February 9. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow. White bass slow. Blue catfish slow. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around boat docks with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
Hugo: February 9. Elevation 2 ft. above normal. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties
Konawa: February 10. Elevation normal, water 46 and murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and soft plastic baits in the discharge canal along road beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
Lower Mountain Fork: February 9. Water flow of 80 c.f.s. above the powerhouse. Water 56 and clear. Overall fishing is excellent all day long. The best areas are Spillway Creek, Evening Hole and Zone 2. The best access points are Beaver Lodge Nature Trail, Evening Hole Bridge and Old Park Dam. Fly fishing hatches are BWOs, midges and black caddis. Catching rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass and walleye. High stick presentation with nymphs in fast water. Swing soft hackles or throw streamers in deeper runs. BWOs, especially on cloudy days. Rainbow Trout spawning. Report submitted by Woodruff Guide Service.
McGee Creek: February 9. Elevation 3 1/3 ft. below normal, water 45 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures at 18-30 ft. over submerged points. Crappie fair on minnows at 18-30 ft. over submerged cedar trees off major creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
Pine Creek: February 9. Elevation normal, water clear. Bass fair to good on soft plastic baits fished slowly near creek channels. Crappie fair on spoons in deep water. Catfish good on night crawlers and chicken liver in the river channel, slow off the half-bridge and good below the dam. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
Robert S. Kerr: February 10. Crappie fair on minnows in the mouth of Big San Bois Creek and submerged brush in the lake. Blue catfish fair on cut bait near the river channel on the north side of the lake along flats. Bass fair on Alabama rigs near points on warmer days. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
Texoma: February 9. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 44 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on jigs and spinnerbaits at 10-20 ft. along the face of the dam and around other riprap. Striped bass and white bass fair to good on live bait and sassy shad at 10-25 ft. from Johnston Creek to Platter Flats. Channel and blue catfish fair to good at 10-20 ft. around the cleaning stations and in the upper Red River and the Washita River to Catfish Bay. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around brush piles in the upper creeks like Glasses, Kansas and Widowmoore. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
Wister: February 9. Due to snow, ice and freezing temperatures all fishing slow. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
SOUTHWEST
Ellsworth: February 9. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water murky. Catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
Foss: February 10. Elevation 14 ft. below normal with gates closed, water 30 and clear. Water frozen around the marina. Striped bass hybrids slow on slabs. Walleye slow on live bait. Crappie slow. Catfish slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
Lawtonka: February 9. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie and white bass fair to good on minnows and jigs off the dam. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
Tom Steed: February 10. Elevation 10 ft. below normal, water murky. Blue catfish fair on cut shad on bottom in 5-8 ft. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.


by Ed Godfrey
Reporter Sr.
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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