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Fishing Report for March 22, 2017 Featured

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Jeremy Neal caught this 10.4 pound bass on McGee Creek on March 17. Jeremy Neal caught this 10.4 pound bass on McGee Creek on March 17.

 

 

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: March 18. Elevation normal, water 63 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass excellent on flukes, jigs and tube jigs around brush structure and in coves. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, in coves and docks. White bass good on jigs, spoons and slabs in channels, in coves and creek channels. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

 

Broken Bow: March 19. Elevation below normal, water 60. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along flats and shorelines. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure and along shorelines. Channel, blue and flathead catfish being caught on chicken liver, crawfish, cut bait, live bait, shrimp and sunfish along channels. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

Durant: March 21. Elevation normal, water 59-60 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points and standing timber. Channel catfish slow on cut bait and stinkbait in the main lake and along creek channels. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and in the main lake. Report submitted by Michael Ward, Lake Ranger.

 

Eufaula: March 19. Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Striped bass, striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on minnows and sassy shad below the dam. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait and live bait in the main lake and along the river channel. Report submitted by Terry Springwater, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

 

Konawa: March 20. Elevation normal, water 62 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic baits around points and shorelines. Report submitted by Dale Stites, game warden stationed in Okfuskee County.

 

Lower Mountain Fork: March 19. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout excellent on nymphs along creek channels, flats and shallows. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

Lower Mountain Fork: March 16. Stocked approximately 1,400 rainbow trout on March 15. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast region office.

 

McGee Creek: March 19. Elevation 8 1/2 ft. below normal, water 57 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Sinkos and spinnerbaits along shallows. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

 

Murray: March 20. Elevation normal, water 60 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and tube jigs around brush structure, points, rocks and weed beds. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, points and rocks. White bass and walleye fair on crankbaits, hair jigs, jigs and minnows in coves, creek channels, the main lake and points. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

 

Pine Creek: March 19. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits and plastic baits along creek channels and points. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure and creek channels. Channel and blue catfish good on chicken liver, hot dogs and stinkbait in the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

Robert S. Kerr: March 19. Elevation normal, water upper 50s and stained. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along creek channels, shorelines and the entrance to Big Sans Bois Creek. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits, jigs and minnows below Eufaula dam when generating and along rocks. Blue catfish slow on juglines baited with shad along flats and in the main lake. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

 

Sardis: March 16. Elevation normal, water 61. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, jerk baits, jigs, lipless baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, creek channels, points, rocks, shorelines and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, shad and sunfish along channels, creek channels, flats and in the main lake. Crappie good on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, rocks and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

 

Texoma: March 20. Elevation normal, water 54-61 and cloudy to stained. Striped and white bass fair on live bait and live shad at 20-25 ft. in the main lake, river channel and river mouth. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait, live shad and shad along channel, creek channels, inlet, the main lake, riprap, river channel, river mouth and rocks. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, live bait, minnows, plastic baits, sassy shad and tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around brush structure, channels, in coves, creek channels, docks, points, rocks and standing timber. Report submitted by Bob Wingo, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

 

Wister: March 19. Elevation normal, water 63 and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure and the main lake. Largemouth bass good on lipless baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits in coves, the main lake and around points. White bass excellent on grubs and lipless baits along the river channel. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.