OK: Weekly Fishing Report March 23, 2011

CENTRAL

Hefner: March 21. Elevation below normal, water 50-55 and clear
to murky near the intake. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and
jigs at 3-8 ft. along rocky banks. Smallmouth bass fair on
crankbaits and jigs at 3-8 ft. along rocky banks. White bass fair
on jigs and spinnerbaits at 6-12 ft. along rocky banks. Channel and
blue catfish good on cut bait at 2-30 ft. along the dam. Crappie
good on jigs at 6-15 ft. along the dam. Walleye good on crankbaits
and grubs in shallow water along rocks at the dam. Report submitted
by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: March 20. Elevation below normal, water 54 and
murky. White bass slow on minnows, ghost minnows and jigs all over
the lake. Channel catfish slow to fair on worms, punchbait and
chicken liver along the west side by the docks, along Stinchcomb
Wildlife Refuge on the north side of Route 66 and below the dam at
Gar Hole. Crappie slow on minnows, ghost minnows and jigs all over
the lake. Report submitted by Joey Rushing, game warden stationed
in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: March 20. Elevation 2 3/4 ft. below normal, water
clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6 ft. along structure.
Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in
Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: March 21. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 63
and clear. Largemouth bass good on various lures at 6-8 ft. Crappie
good on minnows in the west end along the timber. Report submitted
by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Birch: March 21. Elevation normal, water upper 50s and clear.
Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie good
on minnows and jigs at 12-15 ft. around structure. Report submitted
by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: March 21. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 52
and muddy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Saugeye fair trolling
crankbaits. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden
stationed in Payne County.

Copan: March 20. Elevation above normal, water murky. Crappie
good on minnows at 4-6 ft. near the Highway 10 bridge and in Cotton
Creek. Blue and channel catfish fair on juglines baited with cut
shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in
Washington County.

Eucha: March 22. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 57 and
dingy. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around brush
and structure. Largemouth bass good on jerk baits and spinnerbaits.
Catfish fair on trotlines and juglines baited with live perch.
Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft Gibson: March 21. Elevation normal, water 52 and clear. White
bass fair starting up the main river and creeks. Largemouth bass
being caught on crankbaits and countdown minnows at 15-30 ft.
Crappie good under docks and in shallow water late in the evenings.
Catfish slow in the main part of the lake. Report submitted by Rick
Stafford in Wagoner.

Hulah: March 20. Elevation above normal, water clear. Crappie
good on minnows and jigs at 4-8 ft. in Skull Creek and Turkey
Creek. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in
Washington County.

Kaw: March 20. Elevation below normal, water 51. Crappie fair to
good on jigs and minnows at 5-15 ft. around structure. Catfish fair
to good on shad in the main lake. White bass slow to fair on jigs
and spinnerbaits in the river and creeks. Report by submitted by
David Rempe, game warden stationed in Grant and Kay counties.

Lower Illinois: March 22. Elevation normal, water 44 and clear.
Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits. White bass slow on jigs at 1-3
ft. all along the river. Channel catfish good on cut bait. Crappie
slow on jigs at 1-3 ft. Trout excellent fly-fishing the surface, on
rooster tails at 1-3 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom above Gore
Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Oologah: March 20. Elevation 1 ft. above normal and rising,
water 50-55 and clear on the south end and muddy on the north end.
Crappie fair on jigs in the Big Creek area, on minnows and jigs at
15 ft. around brush piles and on jigs below the dam. White bass
fair on jigs in the Big Creek area, on jigs in creeks around the
lake and on jigs below the dam. Blue catfish fair on juglines
baited with shad at 15-20 ft. near the channel. Report submitted by
Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: March 21. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water mid 50s
and clear. White bass fair on rooster tails along rocky shorelines.
Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. Report submitted by
Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: March 21. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on
sassy shad in the discharge. Catfish fair on cut bait and live bait
in the channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along brush
piles. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed
in Noble County.

Spavinaw: March 22. Elevation slightly below normal, water 55
and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam area.
Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight
Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: March 21. Elevation 2 3/4 ft. below normal and
rising, water 58 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and
soft plastics in coves. Crappie slow on soft plastic jigs around
brush in docks. White bass fair on spoons, spinnerbaits and jigs in
the upper end. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

NORTHWEST

Canton: March 20. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear.
Walleye good on jigs and crankbaits along dam after sundown. White
bass fair on jigs and crankbaits along dam. Report submitted by
Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: March 21. Elevation normal, water murky. Channel
catfish fair on stinkbait and cut shad. Crappie fair on minnows,
jigs and spinnerbaits along jetties above the intake. Report
submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward
County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: March 19. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 54-58
and stained. Crappie being caught on small wiggle tailed grubs at
4-10 ft. in coves and off docks in early morning hours. White bass
being caught on rattletraps in chrome and blue up creeks and coves.
Bass good on jerk baits, bass jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits.
Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: March 22. Elevation normal, water 65 and clear.
Trout good on Power Bait, salmon eggs and inline spinnerbaits.
Fly-fishing good on woolly buggers, hares ear and caddis flies.
Smallmouth and spotted bass good on soft plastics and crankbaits
fished around structure and waterfalls. Channel catfish good on
stinkbait and chicken liver in larger pools around current.
Flathead catfish fair on live sunfish in deeper pools. Report
submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public
Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: March 20. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water low
60s. Bass being caught on plastic lures and spinnerbaits at 6-7 ft.
around points. White bass being caught on chartreuse grubs, white
grubs and rooster tails in the upper Mountain Fork at the head of
the lake. Crappie being caught on minnows and jigs at 8-10 ft.
around structure. Walleye being caught on rogues and witches brew
5-inch twirl-tail grubs with 1/4 ounce lead head in the upper end
of the lake. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in
McCurtain County.

Eufaula: March 20. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. below normal, water 57
and clear. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and plastic baits
along rocky areas. White bass good on jigs below the dam when
running water. Blue catfish fair on shad along the flats. Crappie
fair on minnows and jigs at 2-10 ft. around brush and rocky bank
areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in
McIntosh County.

Hugo: March 20. Elevation normal, water 58. Crappie good on
minnows along the brush shorelines near the river channel.
Largemouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White
bass fair to good trolling crankbaits in the upper Kiamichi River
channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in
Choctaw County.

Konawa: March 20. Elevation normal, water 58 and clear.
Largemouth bass good on plastic worms at 5-8 ft. along weed beds.
White bass and striped bass hybrids good on shad at 15 ft. in the
discharge canal. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden
stationed in Seminole County.

McGee Creek: March 20. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water
52 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around
cedar brush off main creek channels. Largemouth bass fair on swim
baits fished 10-12 ft. deep in 20-25 ft. of water. Report submitted
by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: March 21. Water 60. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good
on jigs and crankbaits at 15 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs
at 5-10 ft. around brush structure. Walleye good on minnows and
jigs in late evening. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game
warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: March 20. Elevation below normal water clear. Bass
good on spinnerbaits and rattletraps. Crappie excellent in the
shallows on blue and white jigs. Catfish good on chicken liver
below the spillway and near creek channels. White bass excellent on
chartreuse or white twirl tailed grubs. Report submitted by Mark
Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: March 22. Elevation normal, water 55 and murky.
White bass fair on small spinnerbaits and jigs in upper creek
channels. Catfish fair on fresh shad along break off points between
shallow and deeper water. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along
the Big San Bois Creek area. Report submitted by Leland Sockey,
game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: March 20. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 60 and
murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, plastic baits and swim
baits. White bass fair to good in the lake. Blue catfish good on
juglines baited with cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs.
Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha
County.

Texoma: March 20. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 52 and
clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on jigs and deep
diving crankbaits at 10-15 ft. on the shelves in the creek
channels. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, sassy
shad and slabs at 10-20 ft. in the river channels. Channel and blue
catfish fair to good on worms, minnows and stinkbait from Platter
Flats to the north to the Washita River. Crappie fair to good on
minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. in the upper ends of the creeks and
around underwater brush. Sunfish good on worms and small
spinnerbaits at 5-10 ft. around the fishing docks. Paddlefish fair
below the dam while generating. Report submitted by Leland Sockey,
game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Wister: March 20. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass
fair to good on dark colored jig and worms and fair on spinnerbaits
along road beds. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 20-25
ft. around structure. Channel catfish fair on juglines baited with
cut shad and liver and good on night crawlers. Report submitted by
Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Altus-Lugert: March 20. Elevation 14 ft. below normal and
steady. Catfish fair. Crappie fair to good at the floating fishing
dock, near the dam and near Hicks Mountain. White bass fair.
Walleye fair to good. Report submitted by Sue Hokanson, Quartz
Mountain Nature Center.

Tom Steed: March 22. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 55 and
murky. Saugeye good on jigs and spinnerbaits at 4-8 ft. along rock
shorelines. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on minnows off
the points. Crappie slow to fair on minnows. Report submitted by
David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: March 22. Elevation below normal, water 58-60 and murky
to muddy. Striped bass hybrids fair on jigs along windy shorelines
and points. Blue catfish fair on cut shad along windy shorelines
and on juglines. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs along fishing
docks and at the bridge at Corum and Walker roads. Report submitted
by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Cotton County.

 

 

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