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Weekly Fishing Report

by Ed Godfrey Published: March 6, 2014

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CENTRAL
Arcadia: March 4. Elevation normal, water 36 and murky. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Sheila Hutton.
Draper: March 3. Elevation 3/4 ft. below normal, water 39 and clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
Thunderbird: March 3. Elevation normal, water clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
NORTHEAST
Bell Cow: March 2. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water murky and icy. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
Carl Blackwell: March 4. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal, water 32 and murky. Crappie good on small hair jigs, spoons and minnows at the enclosed fishing dock. Striped bass hybrids slow trolling the north banks and the dam. Trout good to excellent on yellow and rainbow Power Bait, 2 3/4 in. Rapalas and rooster tails at the pond. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Chris Pulchny, H2O Lakeside Store.
Chandler: March 2. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water murky. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.
Ft. Gibson: March 3. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water clear. Catfish fair on shad and cut bait drifting the main river channel above Big Hollow area. White bass fair to good on small whole shad on Carolina rigs in the holes around Mission Bend. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits in shallow water in the back of coves. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. fished very slowly. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.
Grand: March 2. Elevation normal. Paddlefish snagging good from Sailboat Bridge to Gray’s Ranch and will only get better as the first warm spring rains come. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and Alabama rigs off main lake staging points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs deep. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
Greenleaf: March 3. Elevation normal, water 40 and clear. Largemouth bass slow. Catfish fair on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in black and purple at the fishing dock. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
Hudson: March 4. Elevation normal. Crappie fair on small jigs and minnows. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.
Kaw: March 3. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.
Keystone: March 4. 25. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 36. Crappie fair on minnows around docks and structure. Catfish fair on cut bait. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.
Lower Illinois: March 2. Water upper 30s to low 40s with releases occurring regularly in the morning hours. Trout very good in the upper half of the river where regular stockings occur and good on bright colored Power Bait in deeper holes below the dam and at the Watts area and on small dark spinnerbaits. Fly fishing good on small dark midges in moving water and stripping woolly buggers in the slack water. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.
Oologah: March 3. Elevation normal, water lower 40s and murky. Blue catfish fair on shad at 25 ft. along ledges near the main lake channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 20 ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.
Skiatook: March 4. Elevation 9 1/3 ft. below normal, water clear. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.
Sooner: March 4. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.
Tenkiller: March 3. Water 40-42 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on soft plastic baits on main lake points. Crappie fair on dark colored tube jigs at 18-20 ft. around docks and deep brush. Catfish fair on flip-flops baited with cut bait at 25 ft. above mid-lake. Report submitted by Monte Brooks in Cookson.
Webbers Falls: March 3. Elevation normal, water 40 and clear. Largemouth bass slow. Catfish fair on fresh cut bait on bottom along mudflats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in black and purple along bridges and brush piles. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
NORTHWEST
Canton: March 1. Elevation 12 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. White bass, striped bass hybrids and walleye fair on jigs and crankbaits in the river channel near the spillway. Channel catfish fair on shad in the river channel along bluffs. Crappie fair on jigs near brush piles along the dam. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.
Ft. Supply: March 2. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.
SOUTHEAST
Arbuckle: March 1. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 50-53 and stained. Dock fishing slow. Bass very slow on drop-shot at 35 ft. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
Blue River: March 4. Elevation normal, water 38 and clear. Trout excellent on small blue/silver or red/gold spoons, any color of garlic scented Power Bait and 1/16 oz. in-line spinnerbaits below riffles and the upper edge of deeper pools. Fly fishing good on woolly buggers, nymphs and egg patterns at 3-4 ft. fished slowly. Smallmouth and spotted bass fair on soft plastic baits around structure in deeper pools. Channel catfish good on stinkbait and chicken liver around current. Approximately 2,000 rainbow trout were stocked on February 27. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
Broken Bow: March 2. Water 40s. Bass fair on Alabama rigs with small white swim baits at 25-45 ft. around points and walls and on clown colored jerk baits around dead trees. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Walleye on rattling rogues, 5-inch twirl tail grubs in pumpkin seed/chartreuse with 1/4 oz. lead heads running up the Mt. Fork River on upper ends and tributary waters and rocky bottoms.
Eufaula: March 2. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits in rocky areas. White bass slow. Blue catfish fair on shad along flats. Crappie fair on small minnows and jigs along boat docks with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
Hugo: March 2. All fishing slow due to weather. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties
Konawa: March 3. Elevation normal, water 48 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and soft plastic baits in the discharge canal. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
Lower Mountain Fork: March 2. Water 56 and clear. The best areas are Spillway Creek, Evening Hole and Zone 2. Fly fishing hatches are BWOs, midges and March browns. High stick presentation with nymphs in fast water. Swing soft hackles or throw streamers in deeper runs. BWOs, especially on cloudy days. Try wet flies or soft hackles on the swing if there are only a few adult Mayflies on the surface. Report submitted by Woodruff Guide Service.
McGee Creek: March 2. Elevation 4 1/3 ft. below normal, water 44 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures at 18-30 ft. over submerged points. Crappie fair on minnows at 18-30 ft. over submerged cedar trees off major creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
Pine Creek: March 2. Elevation normal, water clear. Bass good on slow-rolling crankbaits in deeper creek channels. Crappie good on spoons in deep water. Catfish fair on night crawlers below the spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
Robert S. Kerr: March 3. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs along grassy banks and in the mouth of the Big San Bois Creek around stumps. Catfish fair on trotlines baited with cut bait and drifting flats close to the river channel. Bass good on crankbaits around points and on Alabama rigs up the Canadian River in the mouths of creeks and drop-offs. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
Sardis: March 2. Elevation normal, water 49. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
Texoma: March 2. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 44 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic worms and jigs with trailers at 10-20 ft. along the face of the dam and around riprap. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait and sassy shad at 10-20 ft. from Newberry Creek to Catfish Bay. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on cut shad and live bait at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Platter Flats and upper Red River and the cleaning stations. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. in the upper creeks at Little Glasses and Kansas creeks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
Wister: March 2. Due to freezing rain and ice all fishing is slow. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
SOUTHWEST
Ellsworth: March 2. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs over structure. Catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
Lawtonka: March 2. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie and white bass fair to good on minnows and jigs off the dam. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche County.
Tom Steed: March 3. Elevation 11 ft. below normal, water murky. All fishing slow. Report submitted by David Smith, game warden stationed in Kiowa County


by Ed Godfrey
Reporter Sr.
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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