~ FISHING REPORT ~
Broken Bow Lake is 11 feet low with the water temps steady in the lower 50 degree range.
February fishing can provide exciting action not only for catching numbers of fish, but also the opportunity to catch quality fish as well as the possibility of a trophy fish!
With January having been warmer than usual, the water temps are uncharacteristically warm going into February, and if that continues, the fishing should gradually get better as we roll into early spring.
Largemouth: With the water temps in the low 50's, it won't take much more of a warming trend to get the bigger fish moving. Begin looking on main or secondary river and creek channel points. Depths should range from 8-20 feet. There are a variety of baits that can be used depending on if you want to target quantity or quality. For more bites, down size to finesse baits such as a shakey head or small finesse jig. For quality bites, go bigger with a Carolina rig, 3/8 to 1/2 ounce jig, or an Alabama rig outfitted with 5 inch swimbaits.
Spotted bass: Stay a little deeper for these feisty bass. Target bluff walls, bluff end points, and deep main lake structures. Depths can range from 15-30 feet, and on some days even deeper. Finesse fishing is the key. Light line and spinning tackle are always important. Try drop shots rigged with small finesse worms. Use 3/16 ounce to 1/4 ounce shakey heads with a finesse worm and a small 3-4 inch grub on a 1/4 ounce grub head.
White bass: If water temps hold steady and slowly begin to warm at the end of the month these fish will begin their annual run up the north end of the lake. Depths can range from just a few feet of water, out to 30-35 feet as they stage before moving into spawn. Jigging spoons, small swim baits, and grubs are typically consistent baits to get bites on. These fish will be on the move daily, so be prepared to cover water to locate them. Once you do though, the action will be non stop!
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