LOWER ILLINOIS: February 17. Elevation is 11 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 45°F and clear. Rainbow trout slow on in-line spinnerbaits and PowerBait below the dam. Comments: Water level remains higher. Currently running water from the dam around the clock. Fishing should improve when water flow from the dam begins to cycle to periods of lower flows. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.
TENKILLER: February 19. Elevation is 1.5 ft. above normal, water temperature 44°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, and worms around brush structure, creek channels, docks, and main lake. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, and shorelines. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, shad, and stinkbait around channels and main lake. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.