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Area Fishing report for April 1 Featured

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Arbuckle: April 1. Elevation above normal, water 61 and cloudy. Largemouth bass good on worm, tube or jig at 8-10 ft. off the bank; they are trying to spawn. Smallmouth bass being caught on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jerk baits off rocky banks. Crappie being caught on small jigs in coves and on minnows and jigs off docks. White bass being caught on spinnerbaits and rattletraps up creeks. Channel catfish good on dead minnows and dough bait where fresh water is coming in. Muddy water is making fishing tough. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: April 2. Elevation above normal, water 50 and murky. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, punch bait and stinkbait around brush structure, points and rocks. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: March 30. Elevation above normal, water 60. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on flukes, grubs and spinnerbaits around points and shorelines. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs and tube jigs along flats, points, shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


Eufaula: March 31. Elevation above normal, water murky. Blue catfish excellent on hot dogs and worms along creek channels, river channel and river mouth. Crappie good on jigs along creek channels, rocks and shallows. Striped bass fair on jigs, live bait, live shad, small lures and topwater lures below the dam and along the dam. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: March 30. Elevation above normal, water 55 and murky. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits and plastic baits along creek channels, points and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and live shad below the dam, along flats, main lake and river channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs below the dam, around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Jim Gillham, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: March 29. Elevation above normal, water 60 and muddy. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and rattletraps in the main lake, around points, shorelines and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, live shad and spoons in coves, the main lake, around points and river channel. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait in coves, creek channels, riprap and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: March 30. Elevation above normal, water clear. Trout good on caddis flies, PowerBait and tube jigs along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: March 30. Elevation rising, water 50 and stained. Crappie, spotted bass and white bass fair on minnows around brush structure, creek channels and standing timber. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and flukes along creek channels, points, riprap and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: March 30. Elevation above normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic baits around points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Channel catfish excellent on chicken liver and cut bait along creek channels and flats. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: March 31. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs and minnows around brush structure, river channel, river mouth, shorelines and standing timber. White bass good on Alabama rigs, grubs, jigs, lipless baits and small lures along channels, creek channels and river channel. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, grubs, jigs, lipless baits and plastic baits around brush structure, channels, in coves, creek channels, points and shorelines. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: March 30. Elevation above normal, water 62. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, jigs, plastic baits, sassy shad and tube jigs around brush structure, points, shorelines and weed beds. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, live shad and shad in the main lake, around points and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows, tube jigs, hair jigs and jigs around brush structure, points, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: March 30. Elevation normal, water 58 and stained. Blue catfish good on cut bait, live bait, live shad and shad below the dam, along channels, creek channels, points and river mouth. Crappie good on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, live bait and tube jigs at 15 ft. around brush structure, docks, rocks and standing timber. Striped and white bass good on Alabama rigs, live bait, live shad and sassy shad along channels, main lake, points, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: March 30. Elevation rising, water 61 and cloudy. Largemouth bass good on bill baits and plastic baits around brush structure and channels. Blue catfish good on cut bait, punch bait and shad along channels and main lake. Crappie good on minnows and jigs below the dam, along brush structure, shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.


David Deaton

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