March 22, 2006

 

 

 

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FISHING REPORT FOR MARCH 22, 2006

NORTHEAST

Birch: Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 40 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush at 8-10 ft.; white bass good in the creek channels on plastic shad. Report submitted by Ben Bickerstaff, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Copan: Elevation below normal and clear. Crappie fair in and around creek channels on medium minnows and jigs at shallow depths. Report submitted by Jason Cain, Copan Handi Mart.

Eucha: Elevation 11 ft. below normal, water 47 and murky. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows on the lower end of the lake; largemouth bass fair on rogues. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

Grand: Elevation below normal and clear. White bass fair to good off rocky points and in river and creek tributaries; channel catfish fair on cut shad or worms in the tributaries; crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush piles; paddlefish snagging good at 30 ft. around Sailboat Bridge. Report submitted by Jim Littlefield, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: Elevation normal and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; catfish fair on cut bait on bottom; crappie fair on jigs and minnows around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Kaw: Water 50 and clear. Blue Catfish fair in tail waters on cut shad and shad guts and in north end of the lake at 5-10 ft. on cut shad. Report submitted by Marshall Reigh, game warden stationed in Kay and Grant counties.

Keystone: Elevation 4 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear to murky. Largemouth bass fair on jig and chunk and crankbaits at 6-10 ft. coves and creeks; smallmouth bass fair on jig and chunk at 6-10 ft. in mouth of coves; spotted bass fair on jig and chunk and crankbaits at 6-10 ft. in main lake; white bass fair on sassy shad and small crankbaits at 6-10 ft. in creeks and river channels; striped bass good on jerk baits and sassy shad at 4-6 ft. below dam; channel catfish fair on worms and shrimp at 6-10 ft. in creeks; blue catfish good on shad and large minnows at 15-30 ft. around humps and river ledges; flathead catfish fair on shad at 15-30 ft. off steep banks; crappie good on jigs or minnows at 8-15 ft. around docks and brush piles in creeks; walleye and saugeye slow on jigs and large minnows at 4-6 ft. below river dam; paddlefish good at 4-10 ft. in mouths of creeks on treble hooks. Report submitted by Larry Sellers, Woody's Bait and Tackle.

Oologah: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 50 and clear. White bass fair in the Verdigris River above the lake; crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles 15 ft. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Spavinaw: Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 48 and murky. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around the dam area; largemouth fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa Fisheries.

Tenkiller: Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 54 and clear. Smallmouth bass fair off points at 15 ft. on rogues or bass jigs; crappie fair on jigs around brush and docks at 12-20 ft.; white bass fair in the upper end on spinners or spoons on gravel banks and trolling deep runners in the Cherokee landing area. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: Elevation normal and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits along riprap; catfish fair on cut bait on bottom; crappie fair on minnows and jigs around bridges and around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal. Walleye good along dam after sundown on jigs and crankbaits; walleye, white bass and striped bass hybrids good along windy north shore on live bait. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

 

 

 

 

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 56 and clear. Crappie good on docks and brush piles; white bass good up in the creeks under gulls on roadrunners and jigs; bass fair to good on worms, crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 6-12 ft. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: Elevation normal, water 52 and muddy to murky. Largemouth bass fair on minnows and flies; catfish fair on liver and worms; trout fair to good on super dupers, rooster tails and power baits. Report submitted by Charles Baker, technician at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Eufaula: Elevation 6 ft. below normal and clear. Largemouth bass good on jerk baits at 4-10 ft. around rocks; blue catfish good on shad at 3-10 ft. on the flats; crappie good on jigs at 5-15 ft. around boat docks and riprap areas. Report submitted Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: Elevation 1 3/4 ft. above normal, water 55 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and soft plastic lures; white bass good on jigs, grubs and small spinners; crappie fair on live minnows and light colored jigs; channel catfish fair on chicken liver. Report submitted by Wendell Smalling, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

McGee Creek: Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 54 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on soft plastic lures at 6-14 ft. in creek channels. White bass fair on spinners and sassy shad. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Lower Mountain Fork River: Lake is rising and clearing. Trout good in Zone 2 on various streamers. Report submitted by Sid and Peggy, Beavers Bend Fly Shop.

Pine Creek: Elevation below normal and murky. The fishing was heating up on the lake until the 6-7 inches of rain last week. Crappie good on minnows in the upper end of the lake at 8 ft.; catfish fair on chicken liver and cut bait. White bass good up on the river shoals. Report Submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: Elevation normal, water 54 and clear. Largemouth bass fair at 5-6 ft. using spinner baits and plastic baits fished in the areas with some weed cover; crappie slow at 10 ft. using minnows fishing in the creek channels; white bass good using shad imitation lures. Fish are moving up the major creeks and are below the dams on their spawning run. Blue catfish fair at 5-10 ft. using cut shad fishing the fresh water flowing into the lake. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Texoma: Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 56 and clear. Largemouth bass good on deep diving plastic baits at 15-20 ft. in the mouth of creek channels; white bass good on sassy shad and slabs at 15-20 ft. near the islands; catfish fair to good on cut baits at 10-15 ft. in Washita River arm of the lake; crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. around structure. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: Elevation 2 ft. above normal and rising, water 56 degrees and muddy. White bass fair on rattletraps up in the creeks and rivers; channel catfish good on worms and stinkbaits at 6-10 ft. Report submitted by D.G. Belcher, game warden stationed in Latimer County.

SOUTHWEST

Ellsworth: Elevation 9 1/2 ft. below normal and murky. Crappie fair to good at Ralph's Resort at 6-10 ft. on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

 

 

 

 

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