March 12th, 2014

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FISHING REPORT FOR MARCH 12, 2014

 

       

Jake Moomey caught this 43 lbs. paddlefish at Grand Lake this past Sunday. Share your photos with us on Facebook

 

CENTRAL

 

Arcadia: March 12. Elevation normal, water 40. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Shelia Hutton.

 

Draper: March 11. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water 40 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 11. Elevation dropping, water 40-44 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass slow. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on jigs and grubs at 15-20 ft. along the dam. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait at 30 ft. along the dam. Crappie fair on slip corks with minnows and 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 11. Elevation below normal, water 49 and murky. Blue catfish fair on cut bait. White bass good 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 11. 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 10. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-15 ft. near structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

 

NORTHEAST

 

Bell Cow: March 9. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water murky. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

 

Birch: March 9. 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 9. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water mid to upper 30s and murky. Crappie good to excellent on jigs in black/pink, black/yellow, black/chartreuse, twilight colors and emerald shad colors from the enclosed fishing dock. Saugeye and striped bass hybrids good on three-hook worm harnesses with nightcrawlers or minnow rigs tipped with large live shiners trolling the flats. Saugeye have moved into and around the dock about mid-day pushing large numbers of shad in and around the dock. Trout fair to good on Power Baits, salmon eggs, nightcrawlers and small in-line spinnerbaits. Largemouth and spotted bass being caught on live bait at 5-7 ft. around rocky points. Channel catfish slow to fair on nightcrawlers, chicken livers and cut shad in areas with steep drop-offs in the lake. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny, H2O Lakeside Store.

 

Chandler: March 9. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

 

Copan: March 9. Elevation normal, water 40s and clear. Crappie fair on jigs at 15-20 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 11. Elevation slightly below normal, water 43 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-14 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

 

Ft. Gibson: March 11. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water clear. White bass being caught on Carolina-rigged whole shad in the main river around the Mission Bend area. Catfish good in the main river around the Mission Bend area, all along the river channel in the main lake and below the dam. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.

 

Grand: March 10. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water lower 40s. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs and jerk baits at 20-25 ft. off main lake staging points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 20-25 ft. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 15-29 ft. Paddlefish good from Sailboat Bridge to just above Gray's Ranch boat ramp; should move up into the river with the forecasted warmer weather. Catfish good on fresh cut bait. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

 

Greenleaf: March 10. Elevation normal, water 42 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and jig-and-worms at 8-10 ft. along shorelines and brush structure. Catfish fair on fresh cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in green, yellow and red around fishing docks and brush structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

 

Hudson: March 11. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and crankbaits. Blue catfish good on cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-14 ft. around brush pile areas. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

 

Hulah: March 9. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie fair on jigs at 15-20 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 10. Elevation normal, water 40s and clear. Crappie fair on jigs at 15-25 ft. over structure. Blue and channel catfish slow on juglines baited with cut bait in the Coon Creek area. As the water temps rise, white bass fishing should pick-up in the Arkansas arm first. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

 

Keystone: March 11. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 40. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks. Catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

 

Lower Illinois: March 9. Water mid to low 40s with regular water releases in the morning hours. Trout very good on the upper half of the river, good on dark rooster tails and small jerk baits in the Watts area in deeper holes and on Power Bait and small spinnerbaits below the dam. Fly fishing good on small dark midges below all riffles below an indicator and on small, shad-patterned streamers. Weekly trout stockings are still occurring. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

 

Oologah: March 9. Elevation normal, water mid 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 15-20 ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

 

Pawhuska: March 9. Trout good on Power Bait and Super Dupers. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.

 

Skiatook: March 10. Elevation 9 1/4 ft. below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-30 ft. around structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

 

Sooner: March 10. Elevation normal. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on sassy shad and pencil poppers in the discharge and on live shad and slabs in the lake. Catfish fair on cut bait and live bait off points. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

 

Spavinaw: March 11. Elevation slightly below normal, water 43 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

 

Tenkiller: March 10. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 40-42 and clear and steady. Largemouth bass slow on soft plastic lures around main lake points. Crappie fair on tube jigs at 20-25 ft. in docks or deep brush. Catfish fair on flip-flops baited with cut bait in the mid to upper end of the lake. Report submitted by Monte Brook, Cookson.

 

Webbers Falls: March 10. Elevation normal, water 42 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and bill baits at 8-12 ft. around brush structure, creek channels and riprap. Catfish fair on fresh cut bait on bottom along mudflats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in black and purple at 18-20 ft. under bridges and around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

 

NORTHWEST

 

Canton: March 8. Elevation 12 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

 

Ft. Supply: March 10. Elevation normal. White bass slow to fair on jigs and Kastmasters off the dam. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait bait and dough bait off shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs around brush piles. Walleye fair on minnows, Kastmasters and jigs off the dam and at the intake. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

 

SOUTHEAST

 

Arbuckle: March 8. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 51 and stained. Crappie fair on deeper brush piles and slow at the dock. Bass slow. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

 

Blue River: March 12. Elevation normal, water 42 and clear. Trout good on black and red Super Dupers, garlic scented Power Bait and small in-line spinnerbaits with flashy dressed hooks just off edges of deeper pools. Fly fishing good on woolly buggers, prince nymphs, pink Frenchies and San Juan worms above and below waterfalls and downstream from breaks in current. Channel catfish good on stinkbait and chicken liver in deep pools. Approximately 2,000 rainbow trout were stocked on March 5. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

 

Broken Bow: March 9. Elevation below normal, water high 40s - low 50s. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on deep running crankbaits and Alabama rigs in deeper water around structure. Crappie slow. Walleye fair on rogues and 5-inch twirl tail grubs with 1/4 oz. lead heads in pumpkin seed or gray slow-rolled in deeper water. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

Eufaula: March 9. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow. White bass slow. Blue catfish fair on shad along deeper flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around boat docks with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

 

Hugo: March 9. Elevation normal. Channel catfish fair on trotlines baited with cut bait. Crappie fair to good on minnows at 10-15 ft. moving into the shallows. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.

 

Konawa: March 10. Elevation normal, water 52 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and soft plastic baits on old road beds, points and in the discharge canal. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on live bait, cut bait and jigs in the discharge canal. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

 

Lower Mountain Fork River: March 9. Water flow 100 c.f.s. above Powerhouse, water 45 and stained. Best areas are Spillway Creek, Evening Hole and Zone 2. Best access points are Beaver Lodge Nature Trail, Evening Hole Bridge and Old Park Dam. Fish being caught are rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass and walleye. 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 9. Elevation 4 1/4 ft. below normal, water 45 and murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on dark-colored salt craws and black jig-and-pig combination baits at 16-30 ft. 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 10. 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 9. Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie fair to good on minnows in deeper water near brush piles. Bass being caught on rattletraps at 20 ft. near points. Catfish fair on nightcrawlers. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

Robert S. Kerr: March 10. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10 ft. in the mouth of the Big San Bois or in Hawthorn pits. White bass being caught trolling chartreuse or white jigs; starting to stage up in creek channels. Bass fair around points and creek channels in the lake. Catfish fair on cut bait. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

 

Sardis: March 8. Elevation normal, water 46 and murky. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

 

Texoma: March 9. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 44 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on live bait at 10-15 ft. around the points. Striped and white bass fair on live bait and sassy shad at 10-20 ft. in the river channels. Channel and blue catfish good on stinkbait and live bait from Newberry Creek to Little Glasses Creek and Sanders Island View on Red River. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around the boat docks and in the upper creeks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

 

Wister: March 9. Elevation 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 9. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water murky. Crappie fair 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.

 

Foss: March 11. Elevation 14 ft. below normal with gates closed, water mid 50s and clear. Striped bass hybrids fair on slabs and live bait. Walleye slow to fair on live bait. Crappie slow on small jigs. Catfish slow on stinkbait. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

 

Lawtonka: March 9. 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 10. Elevation 12 ft. below normal, water murky. Crappie slow on minnows at 15 ft. near the dam. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

 

 

 

  

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