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Southeast Area Lakes Fishing Report March 22/25 Featured

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Corey Tillis caught this nice crappie at Zoo Lake in OKC on March 24 Corey Tillis caught this nice crappie at Zoo Lake in OKC on March 24 Photo from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife

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Arbuckle: March 25. Elevation normal, water 46-49 and stained up creeks. Largemouth bass being caught on jerk baits, worms and Long Johns. Smallmouth bass being caught on crankbaits and jerk baits. White bass being caught on rattletraps, Long Johns and spoons at 35 ft. Crappie slow. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: March 23. Elevation above normal, water 59. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, flukes, grubs and plastic baits around brush structure, creek channels, flats, points and standing timber. Crappie fair on minnows, grubs, jigs and hair jigs. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: March 23. Elevation normal, water 56 and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in coves, creek channels and shorelines. Flathead and blue catfish good on cut bait, hot dogs, stinkbait and worms in the main lake. White bass fair on jigs, live bait and plastic baits below the dam, along creek channels and dam. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: March 23. Elevation above normal, water 56 and murky. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits in the main lake, around points and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, live shad, shrimp and worms below the dam, flats and main lake. 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.

Kaw: March 27. Elevation normal, water 53 and stained. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits, sassy shad and small lures along creek channels and river channel. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs and minnows at 7-15 ft. in coves, creek channels, docks and riprap.  A good stretch of 70 plus weather is needed to move them on towards the shallows for spawning. Blue catfish good on juglines and rod-and-reel baited with cut bait, hot dogs and shad along flats and river channel. Paddlefish activity has been slow below the dam, however spring rains and water releases could change that overnight. Report submitted by Tracy Daniel, District 8 Chief.

Konawa: March 22. Elevation normal, water 56 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, lipless baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits in the main lake, around points, shorelines and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, live shad and spoons in coves, discharge, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait in coves, creek channels, riprap and shorelines. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: March 23. Elevation above normal, water clear. Trout good on PowerBait along channels and rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: March 22. Stocked approximately 5,300 rainbow trout on March 22. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast region office.

McGee Creek: March 23. Elevation normal, water 50. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, flukes, lipless baits, plastic baits and tube jigs along creek channels, points and standing timber. White and spotted bass fair on grubs, jigs and sassy shad at the mouths of creeks and river. Crappie, spotted bass and white bass slow on minnows along creek channels, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: March 23. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jerk baits and plastic baits along channels and shallows. Crappie good on minnows around brush structure. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and worms along channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: March 26. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and hair jigs along creek channels, river mouth, shorelines and standing timber. Largemouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, bill baits, plastic baits and worms in coves, around points, river channel and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, shad and stinkbait along flats, points, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: March 22. Elevation normal, water 61. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, hair jigs, in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and worms around brush structure, in coves, points, riprap, rocks, shorelines and standing timber. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad and sunfish along channels, flats, main lake and shorelines. Striped bass fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, plastic baits and tube jigs around points, riprap, rocks and shorelines. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: March 23. Elevation below normal, water 56 and stained. Blue catfish good on cut bait, live shad and shad along channels, river channel and river mouth. White bass good on grubs, hair jigs, in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, minnows, sassy shad and spoons along channels, creek channels, river channel and river mouth. Crappie good on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, live bait, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels, docks and standing timber. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: March 23. Elevation dropping, water cloudy. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits and plastic baits around brush structure and channels. Blue catfish good on 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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