Oklahoma fishing report 3-6-19

Fishing Report for March 6, 2019

Central

Arcadia: March 3. Elevation above average, water 46 and murky. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and jerk bait around creek channels, main lake, and points. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait around the main lake. White crappie fair on jigs and minnows around docks. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Northeast

Birch: Feb. 28. Elevation above average, water upper 30s and clear. White crappie slow on jigs around the dam. The twin coves and Birch Cove campgrounds are closed; the only access to the lake is the Birch Cove boat ramp. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Fort Gibson: March 1. Elevation above average, water 47 and stained. Black and white crappie slow on hair jigs, minnows, tube jigs, and 3-inch crappie custom baits around brush structure, docks, main lake, and 12-18 feet using crappie custom baits. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish slow on live shad and minnows around the main lake and 20-35 feet deep. White bass slow on live shad and live Carolina rigged shad along river channel. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.

Greenleaf: March 2. Elevation normal, water 47 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk bait, plastics, and spinnerbait around brush structure, channels, coves, creek channels, docks, main lake, points, rocks, shallows, shorelines, standing timber, and weed beds. White and black crappie fair on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, coves, creek channels, docks, and standing timber. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live shad, and shad around channels, coves, creek channels, flats, main lake, and spillway. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Kaw: March 6. Elevation normal. Water low- to mid-30s. Black and white crappie are fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure, channels, creek channels, main lake and standing timber. Paddlefish are fair snagging below the dam. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: Feb. 28. Elevation above average, water clear. Blue catfish fair on cut bait below the dam. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois River: Feb. 28. Elevation above average, water 45 and clear. Rainbow trout slow on Powerbait below the dam. High water level has led to increased water releases. The river is high and running almost continuously lately, making fishing hard. Some fish can be caught in eddies. Fishing is decent if you can catch it with little to no water release. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

McMurtry: March 2. Elevation 1 foot above average, water 34 and semi clear. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, tube jigs, and 12-18 feet deep around brush structure, docks, standing timber, brush piles, and west side island cedar pile. Channel catfish fair on live shad, shad, chicken liver, on bottom, or floating in 12-15 feet of water around channels, north creek channel, docks, and west side of island. Largemouth bass fair on minnows, plastic worms, Texas and Carolina rigs around channels, southwest side coves, northern creek, island rocks, and docks. Report submitted by Lake McMurtry staff.

Perry CCC: March 3. Elevation normal, water murky. Rainbow trout fair on Powerbait around coves and shorelines. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Sooner: March 3. Elevation normal, water murky. Striped bass hybrid fair on live shad around the main lake. White bass slow on plastics around the discharge. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Webbers Falls: March 2. Elevation below average, water 47 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, plastics, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, coves, creek channels, docks, flats, riprap, shallows, shorelines, standing timber, and weed beds. Black and white crappie fair on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, coves, creek channels, docks, and standing timber. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live shad, and shad around channels, creek channels, flats, riprap, and shallows. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Northwest

Canton: March 3. Elevation above average, water clear. White crappie fair on jigs around brush structure. Walleye fair on jigs and slabs along the spillway. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Foss: March 5. Elevation normal, water in the 40s. Crappie fair around docks. Hybrids slow in deep water with live bait. Walleye slow with live bait. Catfish slow. Report submitted by Eric Puyear, B and K Bait House.

Southeast

Arbuckle: March 2. Elevation above average by 6 inches, water 44 degrees and stained. Bass fishing is slow, however some being caught on Alabama rigs, jerkbaits, and swimbaits. Crappie and white bass are still on deep water dropoffs near dam. War Eagle spoons and CC spoons best. All other fishing is slow. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: March 1. Elevation above average, water 50. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on bill baits, crank baits, and jigs around brush structure and points. Walleye good on grubs, jigs, and rogues around channels, points, river channel, and rocks. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: March 1. Elevation normal, water murky. White and black crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels, and standing timber. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish slow on cut bait and shad around main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Jake Bersche, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: March 1. Elevation above average, water 46 and murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad, and shad below the dam, around the main lake, and river channel. Black and white crappie fair on jigs and minnows below the dam, around brush structure, channels, main lake, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: Feb. 28. Elevation normal, water 44 and clear. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rig, crankbaits, jigs, and plastics around the main lake, points, river channel, and weed beds. Striped bass hybrid and white bass slow on Alabama rig, crankbaits, and spoons around coves, main lake, and river channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, and stink bait around coves, riprap, and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: March 1. Elevation normal, water clear. Rainbow trout excellent on jigs, nymphs, plastics, Powerbait, and small lures around channels and shallows. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: March 1. Elevation normal, water 48 and stained. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, flukes, jerkbait, and jigs around channels, creek channels, points, and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: March 1. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on plastics around coves. Black crappie excellent on jigs and spoons around brush structure, coves, and creek channels. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and punch bait around the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: March 1. Elevation normal, water murky. White bass and white crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure, channels, creek channels, and river mouth. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, shad and stink bait around the river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: March 1. Elevation above average, water 53. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on jigs, plastics, spinnerbaits, and chatter bait around brush structure, points, shorelines, and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait, live shad, and shad around creek channels and main lake. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: March 1. Elevation normal, water 46 and stained. Striped bass good on Alabama rig, flukes, and live bait around main lake and points. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad around the river mouth. White crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure and docks. Striped Bass are fair deadsticking and with live bait from day to day. Having both methods will produce the most fish, Deadsticking will target larger fish while live bait will produce greater quantity of fish. More striped bass are being caught near the islands while finding fish on electronics will produce fish almost anywhere on the lake. Crappie are in 20-25 feet of water near structure; drop jig to bottom and slowly retrieve jig until you feel the bite. Colors include silver/chartreuse tail, Pumpkin seed paired with chartreuse jig head. Catfish are beginning to stage in the mouths of Red River and Washita River so fishermen should focus on these areas when targeting catfish. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: March 1. Elevation above average, water cloudy. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, plastics, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, hot dogs, punch bait, and stink bait below the dam, around brush structure, channels, and the main lake. White and black crappie good on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs below the dam, around brush structure, channels, and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

Southwest

Altus-Lugert: March 4. Elevation below average. Walleye slow on jigs below the dam. All fishing is very slow at this time. Report submitted by Brandon Lehrman, game warden stationed in Greer County.

Tom Steed: March 4. Elevation normal, water 40. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad around the main lake and on juglines. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: March 1. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth, smallmouth, and white bass good on small lures and spinnerbaits around docks, points, and shorelines. Black and white crappie fair on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, and standing timber. Report submitted by Matt Farris, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.


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