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Fishing Report: March 6, 2024 Featured

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Billy V. with a blue catfish caught at Waurika Lake. Billy V. with a blue catfish caught at Waurika Lake. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

CENTRAL

Arcadia: March 4. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jerk baits, and plastic baits around brush structure, creek channels, and points. Crappie slow on hair jigs, minnows, and slabs around brush structure, docks, and rocks. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait, hot dogs, and shad around channels, coves, and points. Report submitted by Dalton Buley, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Hefner: March 3. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Walleye fair on spinnerbaits and worms around main lake and rocks. Crappie slow on jigs around docks. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits around dams and shorelines. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Overholser: March 4. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 51°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around riprap. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on crankbaits and jigs around shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Stanley Draper: March 3. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 47°F and stained. (USGS Lake Level) White bass fair on crankbaits and small lures around inlet, main lake, and points. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait around main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, and main lake. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Thunderbird: March 3. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 49°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait around main lake. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around docks. Report submitted by Zach Paulk, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: March 5. Elevation is 2 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and plastic baits around brush structure and points. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. White bass slow on crankbaits and plastic baits around creek channels. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: March 4. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and murky. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, and plastic baits around channels and coves. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, coves, and docks. Channel catfish slow on worms around coves and points. Report submitted by Dalton Buley, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Birch: March 3. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 48°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around channels. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jigs, and spinnerbaits around points. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: March 5. Elevation is 4 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 64°F and murky. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around docks and rocks. Saugeye fair on jigs around points and rocks. Striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits around flats and rocks. Report submitted by Josey Branch, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: March 4. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jerk baits, and plastic baits around coves, points, and rocks. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, and worms around brush structure, coves, and rocks. Channel catfish slow on cut bait and worms around coves and points. Report submitted by Dalton Buley, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Copan: March 3. Elevation is 3.5 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 60°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, live shad, and shad around main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Lt. Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: March 3. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 49°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, coves, and shorelines. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, hot dogs, and stinkbait below the dam, docks, and shorelines. Bluegill, green, and redear sunfish good on grubs and worms around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Riley Willman, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Fort Gibson: March 3. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 49°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie good on hair jigs, minnows, spoons, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, and main lake. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad around channels, main lake, and points. Paddlefish fair snagging below the dam, channels, and main lake. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.

Grand: March 3. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 51°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on Alabama rigs, hair jigs, jigs, spoons, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, and points. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, and shad around channels, main lake, and river channel. White bass fair on Alabama rigs, jigs, minnows, and plastic baits around creek channels, river channel, rocks, and sandbar. Comments: White bass are being caught in the Spring and Neosho rivers; the cold front stalled the bite, however with the warmer days coming water temps should increase and assist with the run. Spoonbill are slowly making their way up the Elk River with only a few being caught in the rivers currently. Report submitted by C. Newkirk, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: March 3. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 49°F and clear. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, lipless baits, and plastic baits around brush structure, docks, points, and shorelines. Crappie good on hair jigs, minnows, and slabs around brush structure and docks. Blue catfish fair on cut bait, shad, and worms around creek channels, docks, and main lake. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: March 3. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 48°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around brush structure. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and shad around river channel. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Monte Reid, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: March 3. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 60°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and coves. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, live bait, live shad, and shad around main lake, river channel, and river mouth. Report submitted by Lt. Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: March 4. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 55°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, minnows, sassy shad, shad, small lures, spoons, and tube jigs below the dam, creek channels, and river channel. Crappie good on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, live bait, minnows, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels, riprap, and standing timber. Paddlefish good snagging below the dam and river channel. Comments: White bass males making early runs up the Arkansas and Beaver Creek arms. Crappie starting in the creeks. Paddlefish moving up the lake and into the river. Lots of small paddlefish in the basin below the dam. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: March 3. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on jerk baits, jigs, lipless baits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, riprap, rocks, and weed beds. Channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, punch bait, and stinkbait around channels, river channel, river mouth, and rocks. Crappie good on hair jigs, minnows, and plastic baits around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Bailey Johnson, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: March 1. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 45°F and clear. Rainbow trout good on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbaits, midges, nymphs, and PowerBait below the dam. Comments: Best areas are below the dam and at the Watts area. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: March 3. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and clear. Largemouth bass good on jerk baits and spinnerbaits around points and standing timber. Blue catfish fair on chicken liver and shad around flats and main lake. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure, creek channels, and standing timber. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Perry CCC: March 4. Elevation is normal and falling, water temperature 52°F and stained. Rainbow trout good on dough bait, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, PowerBait, and worms around coves, dam, and flats. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Skiatook: March 3. Elevation is 10 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 48°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around standing timber. Comments: Crappie are being caught between 5-15 feet deep. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Spavinaw: March 3. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 49°F and clear. (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 slow on crankbaits and jigs around creek channels and main lake. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Tenkiller: March 3. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on crankbaits, jigs, and plastic baits around brush structure, channels, points, and shorelines. Crappie good on hair jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks, main lake, and shallows. White bass fair on Alabama rigs, in-line spinnerbaits, and small lures around channels and main lake. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Webbers Falls: March 3. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 49°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad around main lake, river channel, and tailwater. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, lipless baits, and plastic baits around brush structure, channels, points, and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around brush structure and creek channels. Report submitted by Dylan Langford, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

NORTHWEST

Canton: March 3. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 60°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on jigs and minnows below the dam, main lake, and spillway. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Fort Supply: March 4. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 43°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Walleye slow on hair jigs, in-line spinnerbaits, plastic baits, and worms around dam and discharge. Report submitted by Jason Badley, game warden stationed in Harper County.

Foss: March 4. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 55°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on crankbaits and jigs. Comments: Crappie and walleye fair on crankbaits, jigs, and minnows. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait, and worms around points, main lake, and rocks. Report submitted by Clint Carpenter, game warden stationed in Custer County.

SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: March 5. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 54°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around channels and points. White bass fair on jigs and minnows around inlet. Blue and channel catfish slow on punch bait and shad around creek channels and flats. Report submitted by Casey, game warden stationed in Murray County.

Blue River: March 6. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 60°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level) Rainbow trout excellent on caddis flies, dough bait, nymphs, PowerBait, small lures, spoons, and worms around brush structure, channels, river channel, and rocks. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: March 1. Elevation is 2 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 53°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, flukes, and plastic baits around brush structure, main lake, points, river mouth, and standing timber. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and spoons around brush structure, points, and standing timber. Walleye fair on bill baits, grubs, and rogues around channels, points, and river channel. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: March 1. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, jigs, and plastic baits around channels, main lake, points, and riprap. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on cut bait, live bait, live shad, stinkbait, and worms around channels, river channel, river mouth, and shallows. Crappie fair on crankbaits, hair jigs, minnows, and spoons around brush structure, channels, docks, and riprap. Report submitted by Jake Rowland, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: March 1. Elevation is 2 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 50°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) 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, and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam, brush structure, channels, creek channels, main lake, river channel, shorelines, and standing timber. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, minnows, and small lures around creek channels and river channel. Report submitted by Andrew, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: March 3. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 52°F and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, and plastic baits around main lake, points, river channel, and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, and live shad around discharge, main lake, and river channel. Smallmouth bass and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, and shrimp around coves, inlet, riprap, and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: March 1. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 55°F and clear. Rainbow trout good on plastic baits, PowerBait, small lures, and tube jigs around channels and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: March 1. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, jigs, and plastic baits around brush structure, docks, flats, main lake, and points. Channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad, shad, and worms around channels, creek channels, main lake, and rocks. White bass excellent on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, and small lures around main lake and points. Report submitted by Shay Loudermilk, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: March 5. Elevation is 4 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 49°F and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on bill baits, jigs, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, flats, points, riprap, and rocks. Report submitted by Jaylen Flynn, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: March 1. Elevation is 3 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 64°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spoons around creek channels. Crappie good on minnows around creek channels. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and cut bait around main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: March 1. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, hot dogs, minnows, shad, and worms below the dam, creek channels, river channel, and tailwater. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows below the dam, brush structure, creek channels, points, and tailwater. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, minnows, plastic baits, and spoons around channels, coves, main lake, and points. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: March 1. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, lipless baits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, coves, points, and shorelines. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms around channels, main lake, points, and standing timber. Crappie fair 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 3. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 58°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass fair on flukes, live shad, and sassy shad around channels, main lake, points, and river channel. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live shad, PowerBait, punch bait, and stinkbait around channels, coves, docks, points, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie fair on caddis flies, grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and nymphs around brush structure, coves, docks, points, rocks, and standing timber. Comments: Fishing has been okay this week. Striper are biting on sassy shad, live shad and swim baits around ledges and channels. Catfish are biting on cut bait near ledges and channels. Crappie are starting to bite near brush piles around docks on jigs. Report submitted by Garrett Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: March 1. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 54°F and stained. (USACE Current Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, creek channels, main lake, and river channel. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, hot dogs, and shad around main lake and river channel. White bass fair on grubs, sassy shad around river channel. Report submitted by Clayton Kannady, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

SOUTHWEST

Altus-LugertMarch 3. Elevation is 17 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Channel catfish slow on minnows around docks. Report submitted by Brandon Lehrman, game warden stationed in Greer County.

Ellsworth: March 3. Elevation is 3.5 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 53°F and murky. ( USGS Lake Level) Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad around flats and main lake. Comments: Crappie good on minnows at Ralphs Resort. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Fort Cobb: March 5. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, and hot dogs around main lake. Crappie slow on jigs around docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Justin Cornett, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: March 3. Elevation is 2.5 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 54°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure. Comments: Crappie fair at the dam on minnows. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.

Tom Steed: March 3. Elevation is 6 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait around brush structure and flats. Crappie slow on minnows around brush structure, dam. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County.

Waurika: March 3. Elevation is 3 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 67°F and murky. Largemouth bass and crappie fair on crankbaits, hair jigs, jigs, lipless baits, minnows, plastic baits, PowerBait, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, main lake, points, rocks, shorelines, and weed beds. Striped bass, striped bass hybrids, white bass, and saugeye good on crankbaits, jerk baits, lipless baits, minnows, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, main lake, points, rocks, shorelines, and weed beds. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, minnows, stinkbait, and worms around creek channels, main lake, rocks, and shorelines. Report submitted by Tucker Clem, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.

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