OK: Fishing Report for March 30, 2011

CENTRAL

Arcadia: March 29. Water murky. White bass good on spinnerbaits.
Channel catfish good on cut shad. Crappie good on jigs along heated
docks. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in
Oklahoma County.

Hefner: March 29. Elevation below normal, water clear. White bass
good on jigs. Channel catfish good on cut shad. Report submitted by
Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Overholser: March 28. Elevation 5-6 ft. below normal, water 50 and
murky. White bass slow on minnows and jigs off the docks on the
west side. Channel and blue catfish slow to fair on worms in gar
hole. Crappie slow to fair on minnows and jigs off the docks on the
west side. Report submitted by Joey Rushing, game warden stationed
in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: March 27. Elevation 2 3/4 ft. below normal, water
clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6 ft. on structure.
Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in
Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: March 27. Elevation 4 1/2 ft. below normal, water 63.
Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on various baits at 6-8 ft.
Crappie good on minnows along structure on the west side of the
lake. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in
Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Carl Blackwell: March 28. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 52
and murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. Saugeye
fair trolling crankbaits and plastic baits. Report submitted by Jon
Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Copan: March 28. Elevation above normal, water clear. Crappie good
on minnows at 4-6 ft. near the Highway 10 Bridge and in Cotton
Creek before the recent drop in air temperature. Blue and channel
catfish fair on juglines baited with cut shad. Report submitted by
Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: March 29. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 52 and dingy.
Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around brush and
structure. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and spinnerbaits.
Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: March 27. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 54 and
clear. White bass good on Mr. Twister grubs and twin tail Bobby
Garland jigs in the rivers and creeks. Largemouth bass good on
spinnerbaits and Biffle Bugs at 5-15 ft. Crappie good on minnows
and chartreuse tube jigs at 5-15 ft. around structure. Report
submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Greenleaf: March 29. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass
fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along shorelines, riprap, rocky
points and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on
bottom near the spillway, creek channels and the upper end of the
lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in yellow, red and green
along fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark
Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: March 28. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on jerk
baits and spinnerbaits. White bass good on small lures and plugs.
Crappie good at 2-6 ft. along brush piles in shallow areas.
Paddlefish good in the upper end of the lake below Pensacola dam.
Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers
and Mayes counties.

Hulah: March 28. Elevation above normal, water clear. Crappie good
on minnows and jigs at 4-8 ft. Crappie being caught in Skull Creek
and Turkey Creek. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden
stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: March 28. March 28. Elevation below normal. Catfish fair on
fresh and cut shad in the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and
jigs around structure and off of riprap near the bridges. Report
submitted by David Rempe, game warden stationed in Grant and Kay
counties.

Lower Illinois: March 28. Elevation normal, water 44 and clear.
Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits at 2 ft. all along the river.
White bass fair on jigs at 3 ft. all along the river. Channel
catfish good on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie
fair on jigs at 3 ft. all along the river. Trout excellent
fly-fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power
Bait on bottom above Gore Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy,
Town of Gore.

Oologah: March 27. Elevation 1/3 ft. above normal, 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, on jigs around the lake 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 28. 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 28. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live
shad and slabs. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush
piles. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed
in Noble County.

Spavinaw: March 29. Elevation slightly below normal, water 54 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 28. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal and steady,
water 58-60 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic baits
or crankbaits in coves. Crappie slow trolling deep running lures in
the upper end of lake and on plastic jigs in docks. White bass good
trolling jigs and deep running lures in the upper part to Horseshoe
Bend and on jigs and inline spinnerbaits in the upper end. Report
by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: March 29. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth
bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jig and worms along
riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh
cut bait on bottom. Crappie good at 8 ft. along bridges, brush
piles and shorelines. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden
stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: March 28. Elevation normal, water 51 and clear. Walleye
fair on jigs and crankbaits along the dam in evening. Channel
catfish and striped bass hybrids good on minnows and night crawlers
from beach to Longdale campground. Report submitted by Mark Walker,
game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Ft. Supply: March 26. Elevation normal, water clear. White bass
fair on spinnerbaits along the dam. Channel catfish fair on cut
shad and stinkbait along the shoreline. Report submitted by Mark
Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: March 26. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 57-62 and
stained. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in chartreuse off docks
early and on curly-tailed jigs at 12 ft. mid-way up coves. White
bass being caught on rattletraps and roadrunner jigs up creeks on
flats. Bass being caught on jigs, shakey jigs and shallow running
crankbaits in sunfish colors moving up to spawn. Report submitted
by Jack Melton.

Blue River: March 28. Elevation normal, water 56 and clear. Trout
good on Power Bait, marshmallows and spinnerbaits. Smallmouth and
spotted bass fair on soft plastics and small spinnerbaits. Channel
catfish fair on stinkbait and minnows. Report submitted by Matt
Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting
Area.

Broken Bow: March 28. 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 28. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear.
Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and soft plastics at 2-6 ft. in
rocky areas. White bass good on jigs below the dam when running
water. Blue catfish fair on shad over shallow flats. Crappie fair
on minnows jigs at 3-10 ft. along rocky and brushy areas. Report
submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh
County.

Hugo: March 27. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 60. Temp 60.
White bass fair on crankbaits and jigs in the upper river channel.
Catfish fair on cut bait below the dam. Report submitted by Jay
Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: March 29. Elevation normal, water 59 and clear. Largemouth
bass fair on plastic worms at 5-10 ft. along points and road beds.
White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on minnows and jigs at 15
ft. in the discharge canal. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game
warden stationed in Seminole County.

McGee Creek: March 27. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 57
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 8-10 ft. deep in 18-20 ft. water. Report submitted by
Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: March 30. 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 27. Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass
good on spinnerbaits and rattletraps. Crappie excellent on green
jigs with pink heads in the shallows. 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.

Sardis: March 28. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 64 and
murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, swim baits and
crankbaits at 2-6 ft. White bass fair on minnows and jigs in open
water. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait. Crappie fair to
good at 10-12 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden
stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: March 27. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 52 and
clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on deep diving
crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jigs at 10-20 ft. in creek channels
and around the deep points. Striped and white bass fair to good on
slabs, sassy shad and live bait at 10-30 ft. in the river channels.
Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, worms and cut
shad at 10-20 ft. from Platter Flats 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 areas with riprap. Sunfish fair to
good on worms around the fishing docks. Paddlefish fair below the
dam while generating. Report submitted by Leland Sockey, game
warden stationed in Haskell County.

Wister: March 27. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass
fair to good on dark colored jig and worms and fair on spinnerbaits
along road beds. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 20-25 ft.
around structure. Channel catfish fair on juglines baited with cut
shad, liver and night crawlers. Report submitted by Randy Fennell,
game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

SOUTHWEST

Altus-Lugert: March 27. Elevation 13 3/4 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.

Ellsworth: March 27. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water murky.
Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 12-17 ft. Catfish fair
on cut bait off rocky points. Report submitted by Mike Carroll,
game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Foss: March 26. Elevation 1 ft. below normal with gates closed,
water 50s and clear. Crappie good on live bait around marina.
Walleye fair to good on live bait around marina and along rocks at
the dam. Striped bass hybrids fair on slabs and light colored jigs
in deep water. Catfish fair on doughbait moving into channels and
shallow water. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait
House.

Ft. Cobb: March 29. Water 57 and murky. Crappie excellent on
plastic jigs in shallow water around rocks near dam. Striped bass
hybrids fair on crankbaits around rocks in about 15 feet of water.
Channel and blue catfish fair on juglines baited with cut shad at
30 ft. Saugeye being caught on crankbaits at 15 ft. around rocks.
Report submitted by K. Bean, Ft. Cobb State Park.

Lawtonka: March 27. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear.
Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at the dam. Report submitted by
Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: March 29. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 52 and
murky. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on crawdad tails
tight lining off the points. Saugeye fair on minnows at 5-10 ft.
along the rocks. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden
stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: March 27. Elevation below normal, water 56-60 and muddy.
Striped bass hybrids fair on cut shad and crawdad tails along windy
shorelines and points. Blue catfish fair on cut shad along windy
shorelines and points. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden
stationed in Cotton County.

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