Oklahoma State Fishing Report


Thursday, February 8th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Here are the conditions at Oklahoma lakes as reported Wednesday by the state Department of Wildlife Conservation and lake rangers.


CENTRAL

Arcadia: Black bass fair on worms; crappie good on jigs near brush piles.

Hefner: Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in deep water.

Thunderbird: Water 48 degrees. Crappie good on minnows and jigs, 6-10 ft., near brush piles.


NORTHEAST

Birch: Elevation normal. Crappie fair on minnows at deep brush piles.

Copan: Elevation above normal, water clear. Crappie good on minnows near deep structure in the old river channel.

Eucha: Elevation normal, water 38 degrees and clear. All fishing reported good.

Fort Gibson: Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water 48 degrees and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs, 12-15 ft., near brush piles and docks; channel catfish good on whole shad on jugs, 20 ft.

Grand: Crappie fair on minnows and jigs, 15- 20 ft., at heated docks and over brush piles.

Greenleaf: Water clear. Black bass fair on spinnerbaits and dill baits; channel catfish fair on cut shad on bottom; crappie fair on minnows and jigs near the docks and over brush structure.

Hudson: Crappie good on minnows and jigs, 10-12 ft., over brush piles.

Hulah: Elevation normal. Crappie fair on minnows at bridge piers and deep brush piles.

Kaw: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water clear. Sand bass fair on jigs below the dam; crappie fair on minnows and jigs in deep brush.

Oologah: Crappie fair on minnows and jigs, 20 ft., in standing timber.

Skiatook: Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs near deep structure.

Spavinaw: Elevation normal, water 38 degrees and clear. All fishing reported good.

Tenkiller: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water clear lower, murky upper. Black bass good using small spinnerbaits and curly tail gigs; crappie fishing good on small jigs in 30 ft. of water under brush.

Webbers Falls: Black bass fair on spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on cut bait on bottom; crappie fair on minnows and jigs near brush structure and bridges.


SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: Elevation above normal, water 50 degrees and clear.

Sand bass good on jigs and slabs, 30-35 ft.

Eufaula: Elevation above normal. Crappie fair at brush piles and boat docks, 10-20 ft.

Konawa: Elevation normal, water 49 degrees and clear. Black bass fair on crankbaits and plastic worms, 5-15 ft., in the roadbeds and off points.

Murray: Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 40 degrees and clear. Black bass fair on medium running lures sand bass and crappie fair on minnows; catfish fair on cut bait.

Pine Creek: Elevation normal, water 44 degrees. Crappie fair on minnows, 10-15 ft.

Robert S. Kerr: Elevation normal, water 48 degrees and murky.

Channel catfish fair on fresh shad, 15-20 ft.; crappie fair on minnows, 10-15 ft., in the old creek channel.

Sardis: Elevation below normal, water 45 degrees and murky. Crappie fair on white jigs with minnows 16-20 ft.

Texoma: Elevation 1 ft, above normal, water 42 degrees and clear. Striped bass fair on live shad, 15-25 ft., near the islands; channel catfish fair on cut bait, 5-10 ft., in the Washita River.


NORTHWEST

Canton: Crappie fair on minnows and jigs near brush piles.


SOUTHWEST

Altus-Lugert: Crappie fair, 10-12 ft., near the rocks; walleye good on jigs in shallow water early and late.

Ellsworth: Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 38 degrees. Blue catfish fair on cut shad.

Foss: Elevation normal, water 56 degrees and clear. Crappie fair, 35 ft., at the face of the dam. Saugeye fair on jigs and large minnows around the marina.

Tom Steed: Crappie fair on minnows and jigs, 20-25 ft., near brush piles.

All other lakes reported slow fishing.