OK: Fishing Report For February 1, 2012

This weekly fishing report is provided by the Oklahoma
Department of Wildlife Conservation.

NORTHEAST

Birch: January 30. All fishing slow. Report submitted by David
Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Eucha: January 31. Elevation slightly below normal, water 45 and
clear. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at 14 – 16 ft. Largemouth
bass fair on plastic baits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City
of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: January 29. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 39
and clear. Catfish fair on cut bait and goldfish drifting in the
main channel south of HWY 51 Bridge. Crappie fair on minnows and
jigs at 20-25 ft. Black bass good on warm days using crankbaits and
jig and pig combinations at 5ft. Report submitted by Rick Stafford
of Wagoner.

Greenleaf: January 30. Elevation normal and clear. Largemouth
bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and dipped baits along
shoreline, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on
fresh cut bait and stinkbait in creek channels and at the spillway.
Crappie good on minnows and yellow, green, and red jigs at the
fishing dock and around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark
Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: January 30. Elevation normal. Crappie good on minnows
and jigs in heated docks and over brush. All other fishing slow.
Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers
and Mayes counties.

Kaw: January 31. Elevation normal, water 44 and clear. Crappie
good on 2 in. black and green jigs and minnows at 20 – 25 ft.
around brush piles that have been placed close to natural structure
such as drop-offs and riprap from the upper Arkansas river to the
dam. Blue catfish fair on juglines using cut gizzard shad at 5 – 30
ft. in the upper portion of the lake in river channels. Trotlines
using cut gizzard shad are also effective. Fishing below the dam is
slow. Report submitted by Larry Green, game warden stationed in
Osage County.

Lower Illinois River: January 29. Elevation normal, water 43 and
clear. Largemouth bass slow on stinkbaits at 1-3 ft. in coves
towards the mouth of the river. Striped bass fair on jigs at 1-3
ft. at the mouth of the river. Channel catfish good on cut bait on
the bottom along all of the river. Trout excellent on flies on
surface, rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and Power Bait on bottom by the
dam and Gore Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of
Gore.

Oologah: January 29. Elevation ½ ft. below normal, water 50 and
clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush piles at 12-18
ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers
County.

Pawhuska: January 30. Elevation below normal, water 40 and
clear. Trout good on Power Bait. Report submitted by David Clay,
game warden stationed in Osage County.

Skiatook: January 31. Elevation 13 ½ ft. below normal and clear.
All fishing slow. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden
stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: January 30. Fishing slow in the discharge. Hybrid
striped bass fair on shad and slabs in lake and good on the north
end of the dam. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Doug
Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: January 31. Elevation slightly above normal, water 46
and dingy. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around the dam.
Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight
Moore, City of Tulsa.

Webbers Falls: January 30. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits
and spinnerbaits around rip rap, creek channels, and brush
structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait drifting on bottom and
across mud flats. Crappie good on minnows and black and purple jigs
around bridges and brush structure. All other fishing slow. Report
submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee
County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: January 29. Elevation 11 ½ ft. below normal and clear.
Channel catfish good on cut and stinkbait in river channel. Crappie
good on minnows and jigs along the dam. Report submitted by Mark
Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: January 29. Elevation 2 ft. below normal and clear.
Crappie fair on jigs by gate tower. Report submitted by Mark
Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Lake of the Arbuckles: January 29. Elevation 3 4/5 ft. below
normal, water 47 and stained. Bass hitting jigs, jerkbaits, and
Alabama rigs. Crappie and White bass hitting CC spoons along creek
channel bends at 35-55 ft. Crappie slow off of docks but hitting
Chartruese jigs over deep brushpiles. Report submitted by Jack
Melton.

Blue River: January 30. Elevation normal, water 42 and murky.
Trout good on garlic scented Power Bait, in-line spinners, and meal
worms. Fly-fishing good on wooly buggers, elk hair caddis flies,
soft-hackle pheasant tails, and emergers. Channel catfish fair on
stinkbait around structure in larger pools. Report submitted by
Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting
Area.

Broken Bow. January 29. Largemouth, Smallmouth and Spotted bass
good on black jigs, jig-and-pig, black #11, and black and blue
flake in deeper water. Catfish good on juglines baited with cut
bait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in deeper water around
structure. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in
McCurtain County.

Eufala: January 30. Elevation ½ ft. above normal. Largemouth
bass slow. White bass slow. Blue catfish fair on fresh shad on
flats and in creek channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in
standing timber, on docks over brush, and in rocky areas at 12-20
ft. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in
McIntosh County.

Hugo: January 29. Elevation normal, water 51. Crappie fair on
minnows. Catfish fair on cutbait. Crappie good on jigs below the
dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in
Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: January 28. Elevation normal, water 48 and clear.
Largemouth bass good on crankbaits at 5-15 ft. around points and in
the discharge canal. White bass fair on minnows and jigs at 15 ft.
in the discharge canal. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by
Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

McGee Creek: January 29. Elevation 5 ½ ft. above normal, water
49 and murky. Black bass fair on soft plastic lures and
jig-and-pigs at 6-20 ft. Crappie fair around cedar brush and just
off of main creek channels at 10-20 ft. Channel catfish fair to
good on liver and stinkbait in upper creek channels where fresh
water is coming in. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden
stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: January 29. Elevation below normal and murky. Bass
and Crappie good in the deepest water. Catfish fair on cut shad.
Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain
County.

Robert S. Kerr: January 31. Elevation normal, water 45 and
murky. Catfish fair on shad and cut bait in main river channels.
Crappie fair on minnows at 10 – 12 ft. around submerged brush piles
by Little Sans Bois Creek. Report Submitted by Leland Sockey, game
warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: January 29. Elevation 6 in. above normal. Largemouth
bass fair to good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and swim baits.
Channel catfish and Blue catfish good on cut bait and dipped
minnows. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 9- 14 ft. Walleye fair
trolling crankbaits. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden
stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: January 29. Elevation ½ ft. below normal, water 50 and
murky to the north and clear to the south. Largemouth bass and
Smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic worms, crankbaits, and
spinnerbaits at 10-15 ft. around points and drop-offs. Striped bass
and White bass fair to good on live bait, slabs and sassyshad at
15-20 ft. from Alberta Creek to the south and west. Channel catfish
and Blue catfish fair to good on live bait and stinkbait at 10-15
ft. from Platter Flats to the north. Crappie fair to good on
minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. in Kansas and Widowmoore Creeks.
Paddlefish fair below the dam while generating. Report submitted by
Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: January 30. Elevation normal and murky. Crappie fair on
minnows and jigs below the dam. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits
and spinnerbaits. Catfish fair to good on cut shad and liver.
Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore
County.

SOUTHWEST

Foss: January 25. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 40’s and
clear. Striped bass hybrids good on dark colored slabs in deep
water. Walleye fair on live bait. Catfish fair on stinkbait.
Crappie slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait
House.

 

 

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