Oklahoma fishing report 3-13-19

Oklahoma fishing report for March 13.

Central

Arcadia: March 11. Elevation above average, water 48 and stained. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and flukes around the main lake. White crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structures and docks. Blue and channel catfish fari on crawfish and minnows around the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Stanley Draper: March 7. Elevation 4-6ft high and rising, water 45 and murky. White bass slow on crankbaits, swimbaits, and minnows around main lake and dam. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and jerk baits around main lake and points. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait around the main lake. White crappie slow on minnows and jigs around docks. Report submitted by Lake Stanley Draper Marina.

Northeast

Birch: March 8. Elevation above average, water 40’s and clear. White crappie slow on jigs around coves and dam. Both Birch Cove and Twin Coves campgrounds are still closed, the only access is the Birch Cove boat ramp. Due to the extreme cold weather I did not find any anglers to find out if the fish were biting. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Eucha: March 10. Elevation above average, water 40’s and clear. White and black crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around dam, docks, and main lake. Largemouth bass slow on Alabama rig, crankbaits, jerk bait, lipless baits, and spoons around the main lake. Crappie are being caught suspended off of brush piles and in deep water near the dam and the bluffs. Black Bass bite is really slow right now. Suckers are being found mainly in the deeper water of the gigging flats at this time. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Fort Gibson: Elevation above average, water 47 and stained. Black crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, tube jigs, and crappie custom jigs in chartreuse and black around brush structure, creek channels, docks, and creek channels, 6 to 8 ft, popping a cork. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on goldfish, live shad, and Jug lines with the first hook at 22 ft. deep around channels, river channel, and from Crooked Hook to Sequoyah Bay in the deep holes up to 60 ft. White bass fair on hair jigs, live shad, and sassy shad around creek channels, river channel, and staging to spawn in the creek mouths. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.

Grand: March 9. Elevation normal, water 38. White and black crappie good on jigs and plastics around docks, main lake, and 20-30ft deep. White bass good on jigs, plastics, and trolling around river channel and Spring River. Paddlefish good on snagging around the river mouth and north end of lake. Blue catfish are also biting well in deep water on cut shad. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Kaw: March 12. Elevation normal, water low 40’s and clear. White bass, white crappie, and black crappie excellent on jigs and minnows around brush structure, channels, creek channels, points, riprap, standing timber, and 22-27’. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, hot dogs, and shad around channels, main lake, river channel, and 18-22’. Paddlefish excellent on snagging below the dam. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Lower Illinois River: March 8. Elevation above average, water 45 and clear. Rainbow trout slow on in-line spinnerbait and powerbait below the dam, and around eddies and current breaks. Water releases at Tenkiller Dam has made fishing difficult. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

McMurtry: March 10. Elevation 1ft above average, water 40 and semi clear. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, standing timber, brush piles, dam drawdown structure, cedar piles, and mostly around docks. Channel catfish fair on live shad, shad, chicken liver, and on the bottom around channels, North creek channel, docks, and West side cove banks. Largemouth bass fair on minnows, plastic worms, Texas and Carolina jigs, and rattle traps around channels, Southwest side coves, Northern creek, island rocks, and docks. Report submitted by McMurtry lake staff.

Oologah: March 10. Elevation normal, water 43 and murky. White crappie fair on jigs and minnows around creek channels and in creeks around brush piles and standing timber. Blue catfish fair on shad around flats, jugs, and drift fishing flats near the main channel. White crappie fair on jigs and minnows below the dam. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Perry CCC: March 10. Elevation normal, water murky. Rainbow trout good on small lures and powerbait around coves and the dam. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Sooner: March 10. Elevation normal, water murky. Saugeye slow on crankbaits around the discharge. Striped bass hybrid fair on live shad around the main lake. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: March 10. Elevation above average, water 40’s and clear. Black and white crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around the dam, docks, and the main lake. Largemouth bass slow on Alabama rig, crankbaits, jerk bait, and lipless baits around coves and the main lake. Crappie starting to be caught again at the dam. Fish responding decently to minnows and chartreuse jigs right on the bottom. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Northwest

Ft. Supply: March 11. Elevation normal, water murky. White crappie fair on hair jigs and jigs around the dam. Crappie jigging fair at the intake mornings and evenings. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.

Foss: March 11. Elevation normal, water in the mid 40’s. Crappie fair around fish house with jigs. Hybrid slow on slabs and live bait. Walleye slow on live bait. Catfish slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B & K Bait House.

Southeast

Arbuckle: March 9th. Elevation normal, water 56. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are fair, some being caught on A-rigs, shakey head worm, and jerk baits. Crappie are still in deep water, using CC spoons with small jigs tied above spoon working good. White bass are on the move, use electronics. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: March 6. Elevation normal, water 47 and clear. Rainbow trout excellent on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbait, midges, nymphs, powerbait, spoons, yellow garlic scented powerbait, woolly buggers, frenchies, and zebra midges around points, sand bar, below rifles, and around obstructions in current. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and stink bait around rocks and deeper pools. Approximately 2,000 rainbow trout were stocked on 3/6/2019. Report submitted by Matt Gamble.

Broken Bow: March 7. Elevation above average, water 51. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, jigs, and spoons around brush structure, points, river channel, and standing timber. Walleye good on crankbaits around channels, points, river channel, and river mouth. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: March 8. Elevation normal, water murky. White and black crappie good on small lures and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels, and standing timber. Striped bass hybrid fair on Alabama rig and sassy shad around the discharge and main lake. Report submitted by Jake Bersche, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: March 8. Elevation above average, water 49 and murky. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, live shad, and shad below the dam, around the main lake, and river channel. Black and white crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam, around brush structure, creek channels, main lake, river channel, and standing timber. Crappie fair-good below the dam and on the main lake. Hugo dam gate openings may be intermittent with current rain forecast. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: March 7. Elevation normal, water 43 and clear. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rig, crankbaits, jerk bait, jigs, and plastics around main lake, points, river channel, and weed beds. Striped bass hybrid and white bass fair on Alabama rig, crankbaits, and live shad around coves, discharge, and river channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, and stink bait around coves, creek channels, riprap and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: March 8. Elevation normal, water clear. Rainbow trout good on nymphs, powerbait, and small lures below the dam, around channels, and spillway. Stocked approximately 1,400 rainbow trout on March 6. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County and April Drake.

McGee Creek: March 8. Elevation normal, water 48. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jerk bait, lipless baits, and plastics around flats, points, and rocks. White crappie and white bass fair on minnows around creek channels and standing timber.  Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: March 8. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastics, and rattle traps around coves and creek channels. Black crappie fair on jigs around brush structure and creek channels. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, and hot dogs around creek channels and main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: March 8. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rig, plastics, tube jigs, and worms around brush structure, channels, coves, creek channels, riprap, river channel, and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish excellent on cut bait, dough bait, shad, and stink bait around channels, creek channels, river channel, and river mouth. White crappie and white bass fair on jigs and minnows around creek channels, river mouth, and mouth of Big Sanbios Creek on stumps. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County. 

Texoma: March 8. Elevation normal, water 47 and stained. White crappie good on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure and creek channels. Striped bass good on Alabama rig, flukes, and live shad below the dam and around creek channels, main lake, and river mouth. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and live shad below the dam and around creek channels and river mouth. Striped bass are still being caught with deadsticking and live bait. It will not be long until the striper make their spawn run up the Red River and Washita Rivers so fishing the staging areas near the mouth of the rivers will produce larger fish. The same goes for blue and channel cat, cut bait and live shad for blue cats , punch bait or red worms for channels. The crappie bite has been picking up with the warmer weather, fishing docks with structure at 15-20 ft will produce fish. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County. 

Wister: March 8. Elevation above average, water cloudy. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, plastics, and spinnerbaits around brush structures, channels, and points. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, hot dogs, and punch bait below the dam and around channels, main lake, and standing timber. White and black crappie good on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs below the dam and around brush structure, channels, and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County. 

Southwest 

Altus-lugert: March 11. Elevation below average, water 40 and clear. Walleye slow on jerk bait and jigs around rocks. White crappie slow on jigs and minnows around docks and rocks. Report submitted by Brandon Lehrman, game warden stationed in Greer County. 

Tom Steed: March 11. Elevation normal, water 40. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad and juglines around the main lake. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County. 

Waurika: March 8. Elevation normal, water 44 and murky. Largemouth and white bass fair on jerk bait, spinnerbaits, and spoons around brush structure, dam, docks, and shorelines. Black and white crappie slow on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, shallows, and standing timber. Report submitted by Matt Farris, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.


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