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Southeast Oklahoma area Fishing Report for March 29, 2017 Featured

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A new lake record white bass was caught at Lake Texoma on March 15, 2017. This whopper white bass was landed by Dustin Plott of Blanchard, OK and weighed 3.7 pounds.  A new lake record white bass was caught at Lake Texoma on March 15, 2017. This whopper white bass was landed by Dustin Plott of Blanchard, OK and weighed 3.7 pounds. Photo from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife

 

Arbuckle: March 25. Elevation normal, water 64 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on jigs, live shad, tube jigs and swim baits around brush structure, in coves and rocks. Crappie and green sunfish excellent on minnows and jigs around brush structure and in coves. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

 

Blue River: March 27. Elevation normal, water 66 and clear. Trout fair on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbaits, midges, PowerBait, woolly buggers and San Juan worms along channels and deeper water around current and waterfalls. Warmer than normal water temperatures have made the trout inactive but cooler spells see an upswing in activity. Smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, flukes and spinnerbaits around brush structure. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait along channels and rocks. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

 

Broken Bow: March 26. Elevation below normal, water 63. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on buzz baits, in-line spinnerbaits and spinnerbaits along flats, points, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and tube jigs along flats, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. White bass good on in-line spinnerbaits and jigs along channels, creek channels and river channel. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

Durant: March 27. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and standing timber. Channel catfish slow on cut bait, punch bait and stinkbait along channels, the main lake and river channel. Crappie slow on minnows along channels and creek channels. Report submitted by Michael Ward, Park Ranger.

 

Eufaula: March 26. Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks and standing timber. 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 shad in the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Terry Springwater, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

 

Hugo: March 26. Elevation normal, water 60 and muddy. White bass and spotted bass good on crankbaits, grubs and in-line spinnerbaits in the river mouth, rocks and above the first shoal. Crappie fair on minnows along creek channels and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, shad and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

 

Konawa: March 25. Elevation normal, water 64 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits and plastic baits around points and shallows. Report submitted by Dale Stites, game warden stationed in Okfuskee County.

 

Lower Mountain Fork: March 26. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout excellent on jigs, midges and tube jigs along creek channels, rocks and shorelines. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

McGee Creek: March 26. Elevation 9 ft. below normal, water 60 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass good on plastic baits 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 28. Elevation normal, water 59 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, flukes, lipless baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, rocks and weed beds. White bass fair on crankbaits, hair jigs, jigs, minnows and sassy shad along creek channels, the main lake and around points. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, rocks, standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

 

Pine Creek: March 26. Elevation rising, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on plastic baits along channels and points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along shallows and standing timber. Channel and blue catfish excellent on chicken liver, cut bait, hot-dogs and punch bait in coves, the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

Robert S. Kerr: March 26. Elevation normal, water 60 and murky. Crappie good on minnows along creek channels and shallows. Blue catfish and white bass fair on shad below the dam. Largemouth bass good on jigs and plastic baits around brush structure and weed beds. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

 

Sardis: March 23. Elevation below normal, water 65. Largemouth and spotted bass good on grubs, jerk baits, jigs, lipless baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels, points, rocks, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, live bait, live shad, shad and sunfish along channels, flats, the main lake and along shorelines. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, points, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

 

Texoma: March 27. Elevation below normal, water 57. Striped and white bass fair on live shad in the main lake and river channel. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait, live bait, live shad and shad along channels, creek channels, the main lake, river channel and river mouth. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, live bait, minnows, plastic baits, sassy shad, small lures and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, in coves, creek channels, docks, points, riprap, river mouth, shallows, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Bob Wingo, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

 

Wister: March 26. Elevation normal, water 65 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits around brush structure, in coves and the main lake. White bass excellent on grubs, lipless baits and sassy shad in the river channel. White bass good on jigs and grubs around brush structure. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.