March 24, 2010

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FISHING REPORT FOR MARCH 24, 2010
 
CENTRAL
 
Arcadia: March 24. Elevation normal. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs from the heated dock and at 18-20 ft. over brush piles. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad and shad guts around rocky points and riprap. White bass fair on white grubs near Memorial Road. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
 
Hefner: March 24. Elevation above normal and rising, water clear. Largemouth bass good on stick baits in shallow water around rocky banks. White bass fair on sassy shad shallow. Striped bass hybrids fair on sassy shad. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait deep. Walleye good on stick baits and grubs shallow around points and rocks. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.
 
Overholser: March 21. Water murky. White bass fair on white grubs with pink or red tails and other crappie jigs at 2-6 ft. around the crappie dock on the west side. Striped bass hybrids good on white grubs with pink or red tails and other crappie jigs at 2-6 ft. around the crappie dock on the west side. Channel catfish fair on live bait, cut shad and liver along the banks. Crappie slow to fair on white grubs with pink or red tails and other crappie jigs at 2-6 ft. around the crappie dock on the west side. Report submitted by Joey Rushing, game warden stationed in Canadian and Oklahoma counties.
 
Thunderbird: March 21. Elevation normal, water 47 and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 7-9 ft. around brush piles and structure. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
 
Wes Watkins: March 22. Elevation slightly above normal, water 50-54 and clear to murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits along banks and timber. Crappie fair on minnows at 8-10 ft. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.
 
NORTHEAST
 
Bell Cow: March 20. Elevation above normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
 
Birch: March 20. Elevation normal, water 50. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs over structure. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Carl Blackwell: March 21. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 47 and murky. Crappie good on jigs 12-15 ft. Saugeye good on crankbaits and jigs. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.
 
Copan: March 21. Elevation above normal. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in Cotton Creek and in areas with submerged structure. Blue catfish good on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
 
Eucha: March 23. Elevation over 1/2 ft. above normal, water 49 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth fair on rogues and crankbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
 
Ft Gibson: March 20. Elevation 1 ft. above normal and steady, water 49 and stained. Crappie fair on minnows and black and chartreuse jigs along rocky south facing shores at drop-offs early morning and late evening. White bass staging in the creek channels and the main river; white or chartreuse 3 inch curl tail grubs, rattletraps and rooster tails will be the best lures to use. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits along the south facing banks. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.
 
Greenleaf: March 24. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits around rocky points, creek channels and shorelines. Catfish fair on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-17 ft. around the fishing dock. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
Hudson: March 22. Elevation normal, water 44 and murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on crankbaits. White bass good on small lures in the upper end of the lake and mouths of creeks and tributaries. Crappie good on minnows and bright colored jigs along coves in the upper end of the lake and brush pile areas. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.
 
Hulah: March 21. Elevation above normal. Crappie being caught at 12-18 ft. near submerged structure in creeks entering the lake. Blue catfish being caught on cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
Kaw: March 22. Elevation above normal, water 48 and stained. Blue catfish fair on juglines with cut bait at 10-20 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-15 ft. over structure, some are starting to move up the creeks. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow on jigs up the river. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.
Oologah: March 21. Elevation 2 ft. above normal and rising, water upper 40s to lower 50s and murky. White bass fair on jigs in Verdigris River and Big Creek above the lake. Crappie fair at 15 ft. around standing timber in creeks around the lake. Channel and blue catfish fair on shad at 20 ft. on flats near the main river channel. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
 
Skiatook: March 22. Elevation 3/4 ft. above normal, water upper 40s and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around structure. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.
 
Spavinaw: March 23. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 48 and clear. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around the dam area. Largemouth fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
 
Webbers Falls: March 24. Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, jigs and worms along riprap and creek channels. Catfish fair on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and purple jigs along bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
 
NORTHWEST
 
Canton: March 21. Elevation 3/4 ft. below normal. Walleye good on jigs and crankbaits along dam after sundown. Channel catfish fair on cut shad at big bend. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
 
Ft. Supply: March 21. Elevation normal, water clear. White bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits along the dam. Walleye fair on jigs and spinnerbaits in the shallows along the dam and shoreline. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.
 
SOUTHEAST
 
Arbuckle: March 21. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water 49-51 and stained. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks. White bass on spoons along creek channel drop-offs. Bass being caught on Carolina-rigged lizards and slow moving crankbaits. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
 
Broken Bow: March 20. Elevation below normal, water low 50s. Bass good on crankbaits and jigs around points. White bass being caught on white and yellow rooster tails and 5 inch twirl-tail grubs running up creeks and upper Mt. Fork River. Walleye being caught on crawdad colored grubs, witches brew and 1/4 ounce lead heads. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Eufaula: March 20. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and soft plastic lures in rocky areas and clear parts of the lake. White bass good on jigs below the dam when running water. Blue catfish fair on shad drifting the flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along I-40 riprap and boat docks with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
 
Hugo: March 21. Elevation normal, water 48. White bass fair on trolled crankbaits in the upper Kiamichi channel. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-15 ft. Blue catfish and crappie fair on jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.
 
Konawa: March 21. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms at 2-6 ft. along the cattails and moss beds and on crankbaits at 5-10 ft. around points. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on shad and jigs at 15 ft. in the discharge canal. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
 
Murray: March 22. Elevation normal, water 48-50 and clear to murky in the north end. Crappie slow to fair on minnows and jigs. Walleye slow to fair on glow-in-the-dark grubs, rattletraps, minnows and jigs along the dam before dark. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
 
Pine Creek: March 21. Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass good on blue or watermelon colored jigs around points. Crappie good on minnows. Catfish good on chicken liver below the spillway. White bass staging in the river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
 
Sardis: March 20. Elevation normal, water 52 and murky. Bass fair plastic lures and spinnerbaits. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 18 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
 
Texoma: March 21. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 51 and water clear south and murky to muddy north. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good south part of lake in the creeks. Striped and white bass fair to good in the south part of lake in the river channels. Channel and blue catfish fair to good from Catfish Bay to the Washita River arm. Crappie fair to good in Kansas, Widow Moore, Upper Rock and Little Glasses creeks. Paddlefish fair to good below the dam. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
 
Wister: March 21. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. around structure. Channel catfish fair on juglines with cut shad and liver. White bass good in upper Poteau River. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
 
SOUTHWEST
 
Foss: March 23. Elevation normal with gates closed, water 38 and clear. Crappie good on live bait close to marina. Walleye good on live bait in deep water near boat docks. Catfish fair in creeks. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.
 
Ft. Cobb: March 22. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 44 and clear. Catfish slow to fair on cut shad. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs. Saugeye slow on jigs and crankbaits. Report submitted by James L. Edwards Jr., game warden stationed in Caddo County.
 
Tom Steed: March 22. Elevation normal, water 46 and murky. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. near the dam. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.
 
Waurika: March 21. Elevation slightly above normal, water cloudy. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut shad and stinkbaits. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Cotton County.

 

New Lake Records  2009

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Thunderbird
Flathead catfish
Weight: 57 lbs.
Angler: Brad Adkisson
Date: May 11
Bait: Trotline


Konawa
Largemouth bass
Weight: 9.1 lbs.
Angler: Brent Dempsey
Date: May 7
Bait: Soft plastic


 

Lake Tenkiller
Smallmouth bass
Weight: 6.4 lbs.
Angler: Monty Bollinger
Date: April 21
Bait: Soft plastic


Hefner Lake
Largemouth bass
Weight: 10.5 lbs.
Angler: Kevin Barnicoat
Date: April 21
Bait: Jig


McGee Creek
Largemouth bass
Weight: 12.2 lbs.
Angler: Ray Earley
Date: April 18
Bait: Jig


Canton Lake
Striped bass
Weight: 24.1 lbs.
Angler: Kevin Deal
Date: April 15
Bait: Natural bait


Sardis
Largemouth bass
Weight: 11.2 lbs.
Angler: Charles Carter
Date: April 14
Bait: Spinner


Sooner Lake
Blue catfish
Weight: 66.9 lbs.
Angler: Paul Shakula
Date: April 14
Bait: Processed bait


Skiatook
Flathead catfish
Weight: 43.6 lbs.
Angler: Nathan Coyle
Date: April 10
Bait: Natural bait


Fort Gibson
Crappie
Weight: 2.1 lbs.
Angler: Marshall Jones
Date: April 9
Bait: Soft plastic


Oologah
Blue catfish
Weight: 62 lbs.
Angler: Tom Applegate
Date: April 7
Bait: Natural bait


Lake Murray
Largemouth bass
Weight: 10.9 lbs.
Angler: Charles Samuel Jewell, Jr.
Date: March 24
Bait: Soft plastic


Grand Lake
Crappie
Weight: 2.6 lbs.
Angler: Paul J. Youngblood
Date: March 9
Bait: Jig



 

Huge striped bass hybrid takes lake record spot at Canton
            Lifelong Oklahoma angler James Wesley Jones, Jr. of Canton said he loves fishing because it is a relaxing activity, but there was likely no relaxing going on April 19 when he landed a 23.2-lb. (23 lbs., 3 oz.) striped bass hybrid from Canton Lake. The huge fish qualifies as a lake record for Canton and falls only about an ounce shy of taking the state record spot as well, which is held by Paul Hollister and his 23-lb., 4 oz. fish caught April 1, 1997, from Altus-Lugert Lake.
            Jones caught his fish in the evening using a 1-oz. rattletrap. Though the hybrid fell short of the state record, it reminds anglers that if they catch a potential state record fish, they should contact an employee of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation for procedures on certifying state records. Lake record fish are weighed on scales through lake record keepers registered with the Wildlife Department, but the weighing of state records must be done on certified scales with a witness from the Wildlife Department present.
            Jones said the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s new Lake Record Fish Program does more than just recognize fish, but that it also encourages the sport of fishing. Before the program was in place, his near state record fish could have gone overlooked by anglers across the state, but the recognition his fish received through the Lake Record Fish Program reminds anglers of the potential that Oklahoma’s lakes hold for producing monster-sized fish.
            “It gets people motivated to fish knowing that there are larger fish in the lake,” Jones said.
            He said it is common in discussions among anglers to wonder about the sizes of the largest fish caught in lakes across the state.
            “You don’t have to wonder anymore,” he said. “You can just go on and find out.”
            Jones is referring to the Wildlife Department’s Web site, wildlifedepartment.com, which includes an easily-operated search feature that allows those interested to view a wealth of lake record fish information, ranging from the size of record fish caught to what kind of bait or rod and reel was used to catch them. And right now, lake records are being set and broken on a regular basis, which means the wealth of information on the Web site is updating and growing regularly as well.
            Other recent lake records include a 4.8-lb. smallmouth bass caught by Derek Thurman of Collinsville. His fish went down as a record smallmouth for Skiatook Lake, but that record was broken just days later, on April 5, when angler Jim Horn of Cleveland landed a 6.6-lb. smallmouth bass from Skiatook using a bait casting rod and reel set up with a jig.
            Lakes included in the program include Arbuckle, Broken Bow, Canton, Eufaula, Ft. Cobb, Grand, Kaw, Keystone, Sardis, Skiatook, Tenkiller, Texoma and Thunderbird.
            Species eligible for spots in the lake records book include blue, channel and flathead catfish and largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass in addition to crappie, paddlefish, striped bass, striped bass hybrids, sunfish (combined) walleye/saugeye and white bass. Minimum weights are set for each species are detailed on the Wildlife Department’s Web site at wildlifedepartment.com.
         Anglers who catch a potential record from a participating lake should contact designated business locations around the lake that are enrolled as lake record keepers. A listing of official lake record keepers is available on wildlifedepartment.com.
            Once it has been determined that an angler has landed a record fish, the media is notified and the public will be able to view information about the catch on the Wildlife Department’s Web site at wildlifedepartment.com.
            All past and current state record fish are registered in the Lake Record Fish Program as records for their respective lakes.
            To see the complete database of all lake record fish caught, or to learn more about the Lake Record Fish program, log on to the Wildlife Department’s Web site at wildlifedepartment.com.

 

 
Fish Species Crappie
Lake Keystone
Reel Shimano
Rod Shimano
Bait Jig
Catch Method Spinning rod and reel
Disposition Released
Weighed Condition Alive
Length (inches) 17.00
Girth (inches) 13.00
Weight (pounds) 3.7
Angler's Name Dave Bargas
Angler's City sandsprings
Angler's State OK
Date Caught Jun 3 2009
Area Caught saltcreek
Lake Record Yes
Record Keeper N-D-N Hunting and Fishing Supplies



 

 

 

 

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