March 19th, 2014
 

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FISHING REPORT FOR MARCH 19, 2014

 

 

                       

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CENTRAL

 

Arcadia: March 18. Elevation normal, water murky. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Shelia Hutton.

 

Draper: March 18. Elevation 1/4 ft. below normal, water 43 and clear. Crappie fair at 8-10 ft. around structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

 

Hefner: March 17. Elevation dropping, water 42-44 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass slow. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on white grubs at 15-20 ft. along the dam. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait at 30 ft. along the dam. Crappie slow on chartreuse jigs at 20-25 ft. along the dam. Walleye fair on jigs and grubs at 15-20 ft. along the dam. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

 

Overholser: March 17. Elevation below normal, water 51 and murky. Catfish fair on cut bait. White bass fair on soft body jigs or feather tail jigs. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Jerrod Davis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.

 

Thunderbird: March 18. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie fair at 10-12 ft. around structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

 

Wes Watkins: March 18. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

 

NORTHEAST

 

Bell Cow: March 14. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water murky. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

 

Birch: March 17. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 12-15 ft. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.

 

Carl Blackwell: March 18. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 39 and murky. Crappie fair to good on jigs in silver and blue at 6-16 ft. at the enclosed dock, on live bait at 7 ft. and at 5-6 ft. around rocky or woody structure near banks. Striped bass hybrids and saugeye slow to fair trolling. Channel catfish fair to good on cut bait and chicken liver along the bank and tight lined into the creek channels and on trotlines and juglines baited with live bait. Trout slow to fair on Power Bait in sherbet colors and rooster tails in the pond. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny, H2O Lakeside Store.

 

Chandler: March 14. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

 

Copan: March 17. Elevation normal, water 40s and clear. Crappie fair on jigs at 8-12 ft. near submerged structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

 

Eucha: March 18. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 48 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

 

Ft. Gibson: March 17. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 48 and steady. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. Catfish good on whole shad bank fishing on windy points. White bass fair on small shad and white grubs at 10-15 ft. below the Chouteau Bend area. Largemouth bass fair on Biffle Bugs and at 10-15 ft. along rocky shorelines. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.

 

Grand: March 16. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs and jerk baits off main lake points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. Paddlefish good from Sailboat Bridge to just above Gray's Ranch boat ramp; should pick up with the warmer weather and warm rains. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

 

Greenleaf: March 18. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water low 40s and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and bill baits along riprap, shorelines and brush structure. Catfish fair on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in green, yellow and red around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

 

Hudson: March 17. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 43 and slightly murky. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits. Crappie good on minnows and small jigs at 8-10 ft. around brush pile areas. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

 

Hulah: March 17. Elevation normal, water mid 40s and clear. Crappie fair on jigs at 8-12 ft. near submerged structure. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

 

Kaw: March 17. Elevation normal, water upper 40s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-20 ft. all over the lake. White bass good on jigs and small crankbaits east of Newkirk in the Arkansas River as they are staging up to spawn. Blue and channel catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait and hotdogs in the main lake north of Kaw City. All fishing below Kaw Dam is slow. With the warmer forecast the next good rain 1-inch or better with runoff will cause the white bass to make their annual run up the creeks specifically Big Beaver, Little Beaver, Bear and Osage creeks. Be ready and remember to stay on maintained roads for bank fishing access. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

 

Keystone: March 18. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 46. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks and structure. Catfish fair on cut bait. White bass excellent on chartreuse grubs below the dam. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

 

Lower Illinois: March 16. Water upper 40s with regular water releases during the week. Trout excellent on dark spinnerbaits in deep holes and below riffles. Fly fishing good drifting dark nymphs below an indicator in moving water, especially in the Watts Area. A double stocking of trout will occur this week due to the ice earlier this year. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

 

Oologah: March 16. Elevation normal, water upper 40s and murky. Blue catfish fair on shad at 25 ft. along ledges near the main lake channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

 

Pawhuska: March 17. Trout good on Power Bait and Super Dupers. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.

 

Skiatook: March 17. Elevation 9 1/4 ft. below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. around structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

 

Sooner: March 18. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

 

Spavinaw: March 18. Elevation 3/4 ft. above normal, water 48 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

 

Tenkiller: March 17. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 40-43 and clear and steady. Largemouth bass slow on soft plastic lures and crankbaits near docks and points. White bass slow in the upper end and in the mouth of coves. Catfish fair on flip-flops baited with cut bait. Crappie fair on tube jigs at 20-25 ft. in docks. Report submitted by Monte Brook, Cookson.

 

Webbers Falls: March 18. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water low 40s and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and deep diving bill baits around brush structure, creek channels and riprap. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait on bottom drifting and along mudflats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in black and purple at 18 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

 

NORTHWEST

 

Canton: March 15. Elevation 12 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Walleye fair on jigs and crankbaits along the dam. Channel catfish good on shad along bluffs. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

 

Ft. Supply: March 17. Elevation normal, water 45-47. White bass fair on jigs on the east side. Crappie fair on jigs around brush piles. Walleye fair to good on minnows, Kastmasters and jigs along the riprap at the dam and on the west side. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

 

SOUTHEAST

 

Arbuckle: March 15. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 47-50 and stained. Bass slow on crankbaits and Alabama rigs at 15-25 ft. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

 

Broken Bow: March 16. Elevation rising, water mid-50s. Spotted bass good on grubs in the upper end. White bass good on yellow rooster tails and grubs; starting to stage for run. Crappie fair to good on minnows and grubs moving into the shallows around structure. Walleye good on watermelon, smoke and witches brew grubs with 1/4 oz. lead head and rogues in the upper end. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

Eufaula: March 16. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 45 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on jerk bait in rocky areas. White bass slow. Blue catfish fair on shad off flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. along standing brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

 

Hugo: March 16. Elevation normal, water 55. Catfish fair on trotlines baited with cut bait and sunfish. Crappie fair to good on minnows at 6-10 ft. along creek channels in standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

 

Konawa: March 17. Elevation normal, water 53 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and soft plastic baits in the discharge canal on old road beds and points. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on live bait, cut bait and jigs in the discharge canal. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

 

Lower Mountain Fork River: March 16. Water flow 100 c.f.s. above Powerhouse, water 45 and clear. BWOs, especially on cloudy days. March Brown hatch has been later than usual due to cold water and heavy generation schedule. Try fishing wet flies or soft hackles on the swing if there are only a few adult Mayflies on the surface.  Report submitted by Woodruff Guide Service.

 

McGee Creek: March 16. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 47 and murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on motor oil colored salt craws and black and blue jig-and-pig combination baits at 16-30 ft. and on chartreuse spinnerbaits at 3-6 ft. fished slowly around structure. Crappie fair on minnows at 18-30 ft. over submerged cedar trees off major creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

 

Murray: March 18. Elevation 6-7 ft. below normal, water 45 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass slow on soft finesse jigs and minnows at 10-12 ft. Crappie slow to fair on minnows and jigs in various colors at 10-12 ft. around brush piles. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

 

Pine Creek: March 16. Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass excellent on red rattletraps and watermelon baby brush hogs at 12-15 ft. Crappie good to excellent on black jigs with green tails near the shallows. Catfish fair to good at the spillway. Channel catfish are being caught on bait shrimp and chicken liver. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

Robert S. Kerr: March 17. Bass excellent on crankbaits and Alabama rigs around points and on jigs in backwaters or around cover up creeks and river coming into the lake. Crappie good to excellent along shallows around the lake and up Big San Bois around cover. Catfish fair drifting cut bait along flats around the river channel and on trotlines around islands. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

 

Sardis: March 15. Elevation normal, water 47 and murky. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

 

Texoma: March 16. Elevation 6 3/4 ft. below normal, water 44 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits and shad colored crankbaits at 5-20 ft. around drop-offs and points. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait and sassy shad at 10-20 ft. from Newberry Creek to Alberta Creek and from Platter Flats to Caney Creek. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait and cut shad at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Alberta Creek and around the cleaning stations. Crappie fair to good on live bait and various jigs at 5-10 ft. in the upper creeks with underwater brush in them and around fish attractors. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

 

Wister: March 16. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie fair on jigs below the dam. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and goldfish. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

 

SOUTHWEST

 

Ellsworth: March 16. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs over structure. Catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

 

Ft. Cobb: March 17. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water low to mid 50s and clear. Striped bass hybrids slow on slabs and live bait. Saugeye slow to fair on live bait. Crappie slow to fair on small jigs and minnows near structure. Catfish slow to fair on cut bait. Report submitted by James Edwards Jr., game warden stationed in Caddo County.

 

Foss: March 18. Elevation 14 ft. below normal with gates closed, water 50s and clear. Striped bass hybrids fair on live bait. Walleye slow on live bait. Catfish slow on stinkbait and worms. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

 

Lawtonka: March 16. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie and white bass fair to good on minnows and jigs off the dam. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

 

Tom Steed: March 17. Elevation 12 ft. below normal, water 45 and murky. Crappie and saugeye slow on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. near the dam and brush piles. Blue catfish fair on cut shad. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

 

Waurika: March 17. Elevation below normal. Striped bass hybrids slow. Catfish fair on shad at 20 ft. below the dam. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Chris Stover, game warden stationed in Cotton County.

 

  

 

 

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