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Fishing Report: March 27, 2024 Featured

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While white bass fishing in a tributary of Hudson Lake, Keegan (15) caught his largest LMB at 9 lbs. Sawyer (8) caught several nice white bass and hybrids. While white bass fishing in a tributary of Hudson Lake, Keegan (15) caught his largest LMB at 9 lbs. Sawyer (8) caught several nice white bass and hybrids. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

CENTRAL

Arcadia: March 25. Elevation is .5 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 53°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, plastic baits, tube jigs, and worms around brush structure, coves, and docks. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around channels, coves, and points. Channel catfish slow on cut bait, punch bait, and stinkbait around channels and main lake. Report submitted by Dalton Buley, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Hefner: March 24. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 57°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and slabs around brush structure, shorelines, and weed beds. White bass and crappie fair on jigs, minnows, and plastic baits around docks and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on dough bait, shad, and worms around docks, main lake, and rocks. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Overholser: March 26. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 53°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Striped bass hybrids fair on jigs, shad, and shrimp around shallows and shorelines. White bass fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, and jigs around docks, shallows, and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around dam and riprap. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Canadian County.

Stanley Draper: March 19. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 55°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure and main lake. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Thunderbird: March 26. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 57°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around shorelines and weed beds. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait and punch bait around main lake. White bass fair on crankbaits and jigs around creek channels and main lake. Report submitted by Zach Paulk, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: March 26. Elevation is 2 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 56°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and shorelines. White bass fair on sassy shad and small lures around channels. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows around standing timber. Comments: Fishing has slowed a little this week with the cooler temperatures and strong winds. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: March 25. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 55°F and stained. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, slabs, and spinnerbaits around channels, coves, and points. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, coves, and docks. Channel catfish slow on cut bait, punch bait, and stinkbait around channels and shorelines. Report submitted by Dalton Buley, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Birch: March 24. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 55°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around coves and points. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: March 26. Elevation is 5 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and murky. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad around flats. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Saugeye good on jigs and plastic baits around points and rocks. Report submitted by Josey branch, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: March 25. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 55°F and stained. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around channels, coves, and points. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, coves, and docks. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, and stinkbait around coves and points. Report submitted by Dalton Buley, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Copan: March 25. Elevation is 3 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 56°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, coves, docks, and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, goldfish, live bait, live shad, and worms around main lake, river channel, and shorelines. Report submitted by Lt. Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: March 24. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 54°F and murky. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and jerk baits around brush structure, docks, and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around brush structure, docks, and shorelines. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, shrimp, and worms around coves, docks, and shorelines. Report submitted by Riley Willman, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Fort Gibson: March 24. Elevation is 0.5 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 58°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, spoons, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, and main lake. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, flukes, jerk baits, jigs, and spinnerbaits around coves, points, and rocks. Paddlefish fair snagging below the dam and main lake. Comments: Keep fishing deeper water for crappie, the bite is real hit or miss right now. Moon jigs and minnows seem to be working the best. Some sand bass are being caught in the mouth of Flat Rock Creek on the lake. Throw square bill cranks and lipless cranks for them. The black bass bite has been slow; jerk baits, jigs, square bills, and lipless near structure in deeper water has had the best results. Triple digit paddlefish have been caught in the lake, so hit channels in deeper water for them. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.

Greenleaf: March 25. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 58°F and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jerk baits, and plastic baits around main lake, points, shallows, and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and slabs around brush structure, docks, shallows, and shorelines. Channel catfish fair on worms around channels, docks, main lake, and points. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hulah: March 25. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 56°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, PowerBait, and tube jigs around brush structure, coves, docks, and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, goldfish, hot dogs, live bait, live shad, minnows, shrimp, sunfish, and worms around creek channels, main lake, river channel, and shorelines. Report submitted by Lt. Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Hudson: March 24. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 55°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, jerk baits, jigs, and spinnerbaits around brush structure and coves. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure, coves, and docks. White bass good on jigs and sassy shad below the dam. Report submitted by Monte Reid, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Kaw: March 24. Elevation is normal and rising, water temperature 55°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Paddlefish good snagging below the dam and river channel. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on crankbaits, grubs, jerk baits, jigs, lipless baits, minnows, sassy shad, and small lures below the dam, creek channels, and river channel. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad, sunfish, and worms below the dam, flats, river channel, and river mouth. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: March 25. Elevation is normal and rising, water temperature 62°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on Alabama rigs, bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, jigs, lipless baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, coves, creek channels, flats, points, riprap, river mouth, and rocks. Bluegill, green, and redear sunfish excellent on jigs, minnows, and small lures around brush structure and docks. Crappie good on jigs, live bait, minnows, slabs, and small lures around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Bailey Johnson, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: March 22. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 46°F and clear. Rainbow trout good on caddis flies, hair jigs, in-line spinnerbaits, midges, nymphs, and PowerBait below the dam and shallows. Comments: Current river flow 1294 cfs. Report submitted by Jerry Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: March 24. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 60°F and stained. Paddlefish slow snagging below the dam. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on jigs below the dam. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Perry CCCMarch 24. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 58°F and stained. Rainbow trout good on dough bait, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, and PowerBait around coves, dam, and flats. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Skiatook: March 24. Elevation is 9 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 57°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around creek channels and standing timber. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jerk baits, and spinnerbaits around coves and shorelines. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: March 24. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 57°F and clear. Blue catfish slow on live bait around coves. Largemouth bass slow on jerk baits and plastic baits around brush structure and standing timber. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on crankbaits, jigs, and live shad around discharge and main lake. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: March 24. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 54°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs and jerk baits around main lake and points. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. White bass fair on crankbaits and spoons around creek channels. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Tenkiller: March 24. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 57°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) White bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, hair jigs, and in-line spinnerbaits around channels, river channel, and river mouth. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, and shorelines. Crappie good on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, and main lake. Comments: White bass are being caught in the creek and river channels. Anglers are having success catching them around Caney Creek up to Carter's Landing area. You can catch a few around the Horseshoe Bend area, but they are not there in large numbers, but it shouldn't be long before the action really picks up there. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Texoma: March 24. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 60°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass good on live shad around channels, main lake, points, and river channel. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live shad, punch bait, and stinkbait around channels, coves, docks, points, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie fair on caddis flies, grubs, hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around brush structure, coves, docks, rocks, and standing timber. Comments: Fishing this week has been good. Striper are biting on live shad very well right now. Around ledges and humps. Catfish are biting near river channels on live shad and cut bait. Crappie are biting on jigs with power bait in open water around brush piles. Report submitted by Garrett Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Webbers Falls: March 24. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 58°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Striped and white bass good on flukes, jigs, lipless baits, and sassy shad below the dam, river channel, and tailwater. Blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live bait, and shad below the dam, channels, river channel, and river mouth. Paddlefish fair snagging around river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: March 24. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 58°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) White bass, crappie, and walleye fair on jigs, minnows, and worms. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Fort Supply: March 25. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 71°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Walleye slow on hair jigs, minnows, and worms below the dam, dam, and discharge. Report submitted by Jason Badley, game warden stationed in Harper County.

Foss: March 25. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 53°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Walleye fair on crankbaits and minnows. Striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits and white paddle-tail jigs. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait, and worms around points and main lake. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows. Report submitted by Clint Carpenter, game warden stationed in Custer County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: March 26. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 56°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, bill baits, and plastic baits around channels and points. White bass slow on jigs and minnows around creek channels. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows around coves and creek channels. Report submitted by Casey Young, game warden stationed in Murray County.

Blue River: March 25. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 62°F and murky. (USGS Lake Level) Rainbow trout good on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbaits, midges, nymphs, PowerBait, small lures, spoons, and worms around brush structure, channels, creek channels, river channel, and rocks. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on crawfish, jerk baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, tube jigs, and worms around brush structure, creek channels, river channel, rocks, and shorelines. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: March 22. Elevation is normal and rising, water temperature 56°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, flukes, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, coves, creek channels, flats, points, shallows, shorelines, and standing timber. White bass slow on grubs, hair jigs, in-line spinnerbaits, and jigs around channels, creek channels, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie good on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and PowerBait around brush structure, coves, flats, points, shallows, shorelines, standing timber, and weed beds. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: March 22. Elevation is normal and rising, water temperature 56°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, jerk baits, and plastic baits around channels, main lake, points, riprap, and rocks. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, live bait, live shad, and shad around channels, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and spoons around brush structure, docks, and main lake. Report submitted by Jake Rowland, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: March 22. Elevation is 2 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 55°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) White bass good on in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, minnows, and small lures below the dam, creek channels, and river channel. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, punch bait, shad, stinkbait, and sunfish below the dam, brush structure, channels, creek channels, main lake, river channel, shorelines, and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam, brush structure, creek channels, main lake, river channel, shallows, shorelines, and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: March 25. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 58°F and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, and plastic baits around main lake, points, river mouth, and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, and live shad around coves, discharge, main lake, and river channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and cut bait around coves, inlet, riprap, and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork River: March 22. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 53°F and clear. Rainbow trout good on PowerBait and tube jigs around creek channels and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: March 22. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 60°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, jigs, and plastic baits around brush structure, main lake, shallows, shorelines, and standing timber. White bass excellent on small lures and spinnerbaits around channels, coves, and shallows. Crappie good on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, shallows, shorelines, and standing timber. Report submitted by Shay Loudermilk, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: March 26. Elevation is 4 ft. below normal and rising, water temperature 60°F and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on jigs, lipless baits, and plastic baits around flats, points, riprap, and rocks. Crappie slow on minnows around brush structure and main lake. Report submitted by Jaylen Flynn, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: March 22. Elevation is 2 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 60°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around creek channels. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and punch bait around creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: March 22. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 59°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, minnows, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and spoons around brush structure, channels, points, and rocks. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish excellent on minnows, shad, sunfish, and worms below the dam, main lake, points, river channel, and tailwater. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and small lures around brush structure, channels, shallows, standing timber, tailwater, and weed beds. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: March 22. Elevation is above normal and stable, water temperature 59°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, lipless baits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, points, and shorelines. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on cut bait, shad, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms around brush structure, channels, main lake, points, and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, points, and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: March 24. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 60°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass good on live shad around channels, main lake, points, and river channel. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live shad, punch bait, and stinkbait around channels, coves, docks, points, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie fair on caddis flies, grubs, hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around brush structure, coves, docks, rocks, and standing timber. Comments: Fishing this week has been good. Striper are biting on live shad very well right now around ledges and humps. Catfish are biting near river channels on live shad and cut bait. Crappie are biting on jigs with power bait in open water around brush piles. Report submitted by Garrett Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: March 22. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 56°F and stained. (USACE Current Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, coves, creek channels, and main lake. Blue catfish good on cut bait, hot dogs, and shad around main lake. White bass good on grubs and lipless baits around river channel. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Altus-Lugert: March 25. Elevation is 17 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 55°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Comments: All fishing activity is slow. Report submitted by Brandon Lehrman, game warden stationed in Greer County.

Ellsworth: March 24. Elevation is 2.5 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 55°F and murky. ( USGS Lake Level) Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad around docks, flats, and shallows. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Fort Cobb: March 25. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 55°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass hybrids fair on flukes. Report submitted by Justin Cornett, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: March 24. Elevation is 3 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 55°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: March 25. Elevation is 6 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 52°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait around flats and standing timber. White bass slow on jigs and minnows around main lake and points. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: March 24. Elevation is 3 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 55°F and murky. Largemouth bass and crappie good on crankbaits, hair jigs, jigs, lipless baits, minnows, plastic baits, PowerBait, small lures, and tube jigs around docks, main lake, points, rocks, and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids, striped bass, white bass, and saugeye good on crankbaits, lipless baits, minnows, plastic baits, small lures, and tube jigs around docks, main lake, points, rocks, and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, minnows, shrimp, stinkbait, and worms around creek channels, docks, main lake, rocks, shorelines. Report submitted by Tucker Clem, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.

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