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Southeast Area Lake report for March 22 Featured

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Arbuckle: March 19. Elevation normal, water 54-58 and stained. Largemouth bass being caught on crankbaits, worms, tube jigs and jigs. Smallmouth bass being caught on jerk baits, crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 12 ft. out from the bank. Crappie slow off docks. White bass are chasing shad in coves; follow the seagulls. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: March 19. Elevation normal, water 60 and clear. Trout excellent on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbaits, PowerBait, spoons and woolly buggers along sand bar and below riffles and obstructions in current in deeper water. Smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, flukes and jerk baits along rocks and standing timber. Channel catfish fair on live bait and stinkbait along rocks and deeper pools just off of current. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: March 16. Elevation above normal, water 56. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, flukes and plastic baits around brush structure, inlet, points and standing timber. White bass fair on grubs, hair jigs, in-line spinnerbaits and jigs along channels, creek channels, river channel and river mouth. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and live shad along creek channels, points and river channel. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: March 16. Elevation normal, water 54 and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. in coves, main lake, sandbar, shallows and shorelines. Striped bass fair on cut bait, jigs, plastic baits and topwater lures below the dam and along the dam. White bass fair on jigs, plastic baits and sassy shad below the dam and along the dam. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: March 16. Elevation above normal, water 48 and murky. The lake is still high, some ramps still closed due to high water levels. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, hot dogs, live shad and minnows below the dam, in the main lake and river channel. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs and minnows below the dam, around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Jim Gillham, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: March 15. Elevation normal, water 54 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, lipless baits and plastic baits in the main lake, around points, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on chicken liver, hair jigs, live shad and spoons in coves, discharge, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait and stinkbait in coves, creek channels, discharge, riprap and tailwater. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: March 16. Elevation above normal, water murky. Trout fair on caddis flies, plastic baits and PowerBait along channels and shallows. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: March 16. Elevation above normal, water 48. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, jerk baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits along channels, points, rocks and shorelines. White bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along the river mouth. Crappie good on minnows around brush structure, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: March 16. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits along creek channels. Crappie fair on minnows along channels. Channel catfish good on worms along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: March 16. Elevation normal, water murky. Spotted and largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, lipless baits, tube jigs and worms along channels, river channel, river mouth, shallows and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs and minnows along creek channels, points, river channel, river mouth, rocks and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, shad and stinkbait in the main lake, around points, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: March 16. Elevation above normal, water 58. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on jigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, shallows and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad and worms along flats, main lake and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs and minnows around brush structure, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: March 16. Elevation above normal, water stained. Striped bass good on Alabama rigs, flukes, live bait, live shad and shad below the dam, along channels, main lake, points, river channel and river mouth. White bass good on Alabama rigs, jigs, minnows, sassy shad and spoons below the dam, along channels and creek channels. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, plastic baits and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels, docks and standing timber. Fishing is heating up as well as temperatures, Crappie are biting under the docks on minnows and jigs (black and pink Bobby Garland soft baits seem to produce bites). White bass are beginning their spring runs into small creeks, sassy shads and small spinner baits are good for small creek fishing. Striper are biting steadily on live shad and artificial baits (dead sticking). Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: March 16. Elevation above normal, water cloudy. Largemouth fair on bill baits and plastic baits around points and river channel. Blue catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and shad in the main lake and around points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs below the dam, around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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