Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Oklahoma Weekly Fishing Report

CENTRAL

Arcadia: March 11. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at the enclosed dock. Channel and blue catfish fair on punch bait and cut shad around rocky points. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits at 8-12 ft. along steep banks. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: March 13. Elevation below normal, water 55 and stained. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: March 14. Elevation normal, water 58-60 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along shorelines. Crappie good on minnows and lipless baits around docks and shorelines. Walleye good on jigs, jerk baits and crankbaits along riprap and shorelines. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait along riprap. White bass fair on lipless baits, grubs and chrome gay blades along shorelines. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: March 14. Elevation normal, water murky to muddy. Blue and channel catfish slow on balloons baited with cut bait, live bait and chicken liver in the main lake. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on crawfish, cut bait and worms on bottom in the main lake along windy shorelines and points. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around fishing docks and the bridge pylons by the police station. Fishing has been slow. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: March 13. Elevation above normal, water 55 and stained. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: March 12. Elevation normal, water 58 and murky. White bass slow on minnows around boat ramps. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Carl Blackwell: March 14. Elevation normal, water murky. Saugeye fair on jigs in the main lake. Crappie fair on jigs around the floating dock. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: March 12. Elevation normal, water 58 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows around docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: March 13. Elevation normal, water low 60s. Crappie good on minnows, tube jigs and hair jigs at 3-6 ft. around brush structure and coves. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: March 13. Elevation normal, water stained. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around points and the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, shorelines and docks. Channel catfish good on cut bait and shad along flats and in the main lake. Fishing will get better as the water clarity improves. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: March 15. Elevation normal, water 55 and stained. Crappie slow on hair jigs at 15 ft. around brush structure. Paddlefish slow below the dam and along the river channel. Blue catfish slow on live shad on bottom along creek channels. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Ft. Gibson.

Grand: March 14. Elevation normal, water 50 and stained. Crappie excellent on 1/16 ounce Crappie Kicker around docks. White bass excellent on Go Go minnows in chartreuse and firecracker colors in the Neosho and Spring rivers. Blue and channel catfish good on shad and shrimp in upper and mid lake areas and below the dam. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Hudson: March 14. Elevation normal, water 53. Paddlefish slow at 10-14 ft. along shorelines and the river channel. White bass fair on sassy shad, grubs and hair jigs at 5-10 ft. along creek channels and the river channel. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs and minnows at 6-10 ft. around brush structure and channels. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, grubs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 4-12 ft. around brush structure, creek channels and shorelines. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: March13. Elevation normal, water low 60s and clearing. Crappie slow on minnows at 3-6 ft. along the river channel. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Keystone: March 15. Elevation above normal, water 60. Crappie good on jigs along shorelines. White bass good on spinnerbaits along shorelines. Largemouth bass excellent on spinnerbaits along shorelines. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: March 14. Elevation normal, water 46 and murky. Trout fair on PowerBait, worms and midges below the dam and Watts area. Report submitted by Jerry Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: March 13. Elevation normal, water 50 and murky. White bass good on jigs and crankbaits at 5-10 ft. along the Verdigris River above the lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-12 ft. around brush structure. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits at 4-8 ft. along rocks. Blue catfish fair on cut bait, worms and shad at 6-12 ft. along riprap and Winganon Bridge. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Perry CCC: March 14. Elevation below normal, water murky. Trout good on small lures, PowerBait and salmon eggs along shorelines. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Skiatook: March 14. Elevation above normal, water mid 50s and murky. White bass fair on jigs and in-line spinnerbaits at 2-5 ft. along creek channels. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: March 14. Elevation normal, water clear. Striped bass hybrids and striped bass fair on live shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: March 13. Elevation normal, water stained. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits and crankbaits around points and the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, shorelines and docks. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad in the main lake, along flats and riprap. Walleye fair on crankbaits, jigs and spoons along flats and in the main lake. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: March 13. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water clearing. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 5-15 ft. around docks, in the main lake and along shorelines. White bass good on in-line spinnerbaits, crankbaits and hair jigs at 5-15 ft. in the river channel and upper end of the main lake. Crappie good on hair jigs, tube jigs and minnows at 5-15 ft. around brush structure and docks and trolling crankbaits in mid to upper lake early in the day. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and dough bait at 20-40 ft. along flats in the main lake and on juglines or flip-flops just off the channels. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson.

NORTHWEST

Canton: March 12. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 51 and clear. White bass excellent on lipless baits and jigs at 2-5 ft. along riprap and in the river above the lake. Walleye fair on crankbaits and jigs at 2-10 ft. along rocks. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: March 14. Elevation normal, water clear. White bass fair on jigs and spoons along riprap and shorelines. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Broken Bow: March 13. Elevation normal, water 58. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on jerk baits, rogues and crankbaits at 5-10 ft. around brush structure, the river channel and points. Walleye fair on crankbaits and rogues at 10-12 ft. along channels, riprap and points. Crappie good on minnows, tube jigs and jigs at 5-8 ft. along weed beds, shorelines and riprap. Blue, flathead and channel catfish good on crawfish, worms, sunfish and cut bait at 10-15 ft. along channels and the river mouth. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: March 13. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and jerk baits around points, coves and riprap. White bass excellent on jigs, grubs and flukes below the dam and along channels. Blue catfish fair on cut bait, shad and worms below the dam, around points and riprap. Flathead catfish fair on cut bait, sunfish and shad below the dam. Crappie good on minnows  and jigs at 8-10 ft. around docks, creek channels and brush structure. Report submitted by Cody Jones, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: March 13. Elevation rising, water 53. Crappie fair on minnows at 10-20 ft. around brush structure and on jigs below the dam. Blue and channel catfish good on shad at 5-15 ft. below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

Konawa: March 15. Elevation normal, water 55 and murky. Largemouth bass good on jerk baits, crankbaits and plastic baits at 4-8 ft. in the discharge, coves and riprap. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms, stinkbait and dough bait at 8-12 ft. along channels, discharge and points. White bass good on crankbaits, worms, shad and jigs at 8-14 ft. in the discharge and points. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: March 13. Elevation normal, water 48 and clear. Trout fair on PowerBait and small lures along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: March 10. Stocked approximately 1,200 rainbow trout on March 10. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Regional Office.

McGee Creek: March 13. Elevation 4 1/3 ft. above normal, water 55 and murky. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits and jigs at 4-15 ft. around points and rocks. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-20 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: March 15. Elevation normal, water 60 and stained. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, tube jigs and plastic baits at 4-12 ft. around points, rocks and shallows. White bass fair on jigs, sassy shad and minnows at 5-15 ft. along creek channels, points and in the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around points, standing timber and brush structure. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: March 13. Elevation above normal, water 56 and murky. Largemouth bass excellent on spinnerbaits, jigs and plastic baits around brush structure, the river channel and points. Channel catfish good on cut bait along creek channels. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs along creek channels, brush structure and the half bridge. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: March 13. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on spinnerbaits, Alabama rigs and rogues along coves, riprap and points. White bass excellent on jigs, crankbaits and small lures along the river channel, creek channels and below the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs along creek channels, shorelines and the river mouth. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait along flats, the river channel and below the dam. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: March 13. Elevation above normal, water 57. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8 ft. around brush structure. Largemouth bass good on jigs, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 2-6 ft. around brush structure and weed beds. Blue catfish fair on cut bait at 10-13 ft. along channels and points. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: March 13. Elevation normal and rising, water 54 and clear in the south and muddy in the north. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and big jigs at 5-20 ft. around brush structure, creek channels and deep points. Striped and white bass good on live shad, sassy shad and spoons at 10-20 ft. below the dam, along coves and in the main lake. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, live bait, stinkbait and ghost minnows at 10-20 ft. below the dam, along riprap, creek channels and active cleaning stations. Crappie, sunfish and white bass good on minnows, tube jigs and small lures at 5-15 ft. around docks, brush structure, shorelines and upper end of creeks. Paddlefish good at 10-20 ft. below the dam while generating. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: March 13. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits and spinnerbaits at 7-10 ft. around points and riprap. Crappie fair on jigs in silver or white at 18-25 ft. along channels. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: March 13. Elevation above normal, water murky. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait, shad and punch bait around points and rocks. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: March 14. Elevation 4 1/2 ft. below normal, water 50s. Striped bass hybrids good drifting live bait. Walleye fair on live bait and lures near rocks along the dam. White bass good on live bait. Crappie fair on jigs around the fishing dock. Catfish fair on liver and shrimp. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Lawtonka: March 13. Elevation above normal, water clear. Crappie and white bass slow on minnows and jigs around docks, brush structure and along the dam. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: March 15. Elevation normal, water 50. Blue catfish, channel catfish and striped bass hybrids fair on cut bait, shad and stinkbait at 5-8 ft. around points and flats. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: March 14. Elevation normal, water 53. Striped bass hybrids good on flukes in the main lake and along shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait around points and shorelines. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Stephens County.