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Oklahoma Fishing Report for March 11, 2020

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

Central

Arcadia: March 9. Elevation normal, water 49 and stained. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/ARCA.lakepage.html. Blue catfish fair on shad along channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits along flats. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper: March 9. Elevation below average, water 47 and stained. For current elevation conditions go to the US Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=07229445. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rig, jerk bait and jigs around points. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait around inlet. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner: March 8. Elevation normal, water clearing. For current elevation conditions go to the US Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ok/nwis/uv?site_no=07159550. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits in coves. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows in coves and around docks. Channel and blue catfish slow on live shad, shad, shrimp and worms around channels, dam and shorelines. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Overholser: March 9. Elevation above normal, water 50 and stained. For current elevation conditions go to the US Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?07240500. Striped bass hybrids and channel catfish slow on chicken liver and shrimp in the main lake and tailwaters. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along the dam. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: March 8. Elevation normal, water 50 and stained. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/THUN.lakepage.html. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastics and spinnerbaits around brush structure and points. Channel and blue catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, shad and sunfish below the dam, in coves and main lake. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure, creek channels and docks. Report submitted by Zachary Paulk, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: March 10. Elevation normal, water 47 and muddy. For current elevation conditions go to the US Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ok/nwis/uv/?site_no=07241588&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060.  Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits around brush structure. Crappie slow on minnows and tube jigs around standing timber. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

Northeast

Bell Cow: March 10. Elevation below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on jigs, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and tube jigs around brush structure, riprap and standing timber. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver and cut bait around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Jacob Harriet, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: March 8. Elevation above average, water low 50s and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/BIRC.lakepage.html. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure, creek channels and docks. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, jerk bait, jigs and spinnerbaits around creek channels, points and standing timber. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: March 9. Elevation normal, water 48 and murky. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, plastics, tube jigs and ice jigs around shorelines and crappie dock. Saugeye slow on jigs, live bait, minnows, sassy shad and slabs around main lake. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: March 10. Elevation below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on jigs and plastic baits around brush structure. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver and cut bait around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Jacob Harriet, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: March 8. Elevation normal, water 50s and clearing. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/webdata/gagedata/CPLO2.current.html. Crappie slow on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, docks and standing timber. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on shad, sunfish and worms below the dam and around river channel. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: March 8. Elevation normal, water 50s and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?07191285. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rig, jerk bait and jigs around points. Channel catfish slow on cut bait and shad around flats and main lake. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Ft. Gibson: March 9. Elevation normal, water 48 and less than 1ft. clarity. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/FGIB.lakepage.html. Paddlefish fair on snagging below the dam and around channels, main lake and river mouth. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jigs, rogues and spinnerbaits around main lake, points, rocks and shorelines. White bass slow on minnows, slabs and spoons around river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Ben Haff, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.

Grand: March 8. Elevation normal, water 42-52 and dirty and the mouth of the Elk River (east towards Missouri) is clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/PENS.lakepage.html. Crappie and white bass slow on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows, plastics, spoons, tube jigs in black/white and chartreuse-pink/green around brush structure, channels, creek channels, docks, flats, points, riprap, river mouth and rocks. White bass and largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, flukes, grubs, jigs, plastics, small lures, spinnerbaits, spoons and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, creek channels, flats, inlet, points, riprap, river channel, river mouth, rocks and sandbar. Watermelon/Red, Pumpkin Seed color jigs have been decent for Largemouth Bass. Blue and channel catfish fair on chicken liver, live bait, live shad, shad and shrimp below the dam, around channels, flats, main lake, points, river channel, river mouth and rocks. Report submitted by Jason Adair, game warden stationed in Ottawa County.

Greenleaf: March 9. Elevation normal, water 48 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points and shallows. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad along creek channels and in coves. Report submitted by Josey Branch, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: March 8. Elevation normal, water 50s and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/HUDS.lakepage.html. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rig, crankbaits and jerk bait around points. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Paddlefish fair on snagging below the dam. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: March 8. Elevation normal, water 50s and clearing. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/HULA.lakepage.html. Crappie slow on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: March 9. Elevation above normal, water 40s and stained. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/KAWL.lakepage.html. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait around the main lake. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: March 5. Elevation above normal, water clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/KEYS.lakepage.html. Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam and around channels. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Largemouth bass fair on plastics in coves. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: March 6. Elevation normal, water 47 and clear. Water levels have improved and water is beginning to cycle between periods of low water and generation. For current elevation conditions go to the US Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?site_no=07198000. Rainbow trout fair on in-line spinnerbait, nymphs and PowerBait below the dam and around watts area. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Oologah: March 7. Elevation above normal and dropping, water low 50s and muddy. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/webdata/gagedata/OOLO2.current.html. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and creek channels. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure, creek channels and standing timber. Paddlefish good on snagging below the dam. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Perry CCC: March 8. Elevation below average, water murky. Rainbow trout fair on PowerBait and small lures in coves and dam. Trout previously stocked on March 2nd. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Skiatook: March 7. Elevation above average, water dirty and in the 40s. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/skia.lakepage.html. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at 10-15 ft. around brush structure, creek channels and standing timber. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits in coves and shorelines. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: March 8. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastics around weed beds. Blue catfish slow on cut bait around points. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Tenkiller: March 9. Elevation above average, water murky. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/TENK.lakepage.html. Crappie fair on crankbaits and jigs around river channel and fair on minnows and small lures around brush structure and docks. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits and plastics around brush structure, channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Webbers Falls: March 9. Elevation above normal, water 49 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/webdata/gagedata/WFLO2.current.html. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad below the dam. Paddlefish fair snagging below the dam. Report submitted by Josey Branch, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Northwest

Canton: March 9. Elevation above normal, water clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/CANT.lakepage.html. Walleye good on grubs and worms below the dam. Striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits and jigs along the dam. Report submitted by Mark Walker, game warden stationed in Blaine County.

Foss: March 9. Elevation below average, water mid-50s and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/FOSS.lakepage.html. Striped bass hybrids fair on slabs around the main lake. Elevation 1/3 ft. below normal with gates open. Walleye slow on live bait. Crappie fair on jigs. Catfish fair along the north side of the lake. Report submitted by Eric Puryear, B & K Bait House.

Ft. Supply: March 10. Elevation normal, water 45 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/FSUP.lakepage.html. Largemouth bass fair on jigs along creek channels. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver below the dam, along channels and main lake. White bass fair on jigs in the main lake. Report submitted by Jason Badley, game warden stationed in Harper County.

Southeast

Arbuckle: March 9. Elevation normal, water 51-54 and very stained. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/ARBU.lakepage.html. White bass good on spoons around points. Bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and jigs. Smallmouth bass fair on jerk baits. Crappie slow around docks and slow on jigs at 25 ft. moving into shallows. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: March 6. Elevation normal, water 53. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/BROK.lakepage.html. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits around brush structure and points. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows in coves and around points. White bass slow on in-line spinnerbaits and jigs around channels, creek channels and staging in the upper end of the lake. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: March 6. Elevation normal, water murky. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/EUFA.lakepage.html. White bass fair on jigs, live bait, minnows and small lures around creek channels, river mouth and spillway. Crappie fair on crickets, grasshoppers, jigs, live bait and minnows around creek channels, docks, shallows, shorelines and under bridges. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: March 6. Elevation normal, water 51 and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/HUGO.lakepage.html. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, shad and sunfish below the dam, around creek channels, main lake and river channel. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam and around brush structure, channels, main lake, river channel and standing timber. Look for the white bass run to begin any time. Lake level approaching normal. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: March 10. Elevation normal, water 58 and clear. Largemouth good on crankbaits, jerk baits, jigs and plastic baits in the main lake, around points, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rigs and crankbaits in coves, along discharge, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and stinkbait in coves, along creek channels, discharge and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: March 6. Elevation normal, water clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ok/nwis/uv?site_no=07339000. Rainbow trout good on plastics, PowerBait and small lures around creek channels, rocks and shallows. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: March 6. Elevation normal, water 53. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/MCGE.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rig, crankbaits, plastics and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels, main lake and points. Crappie fair on minnows around creek channels, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: March 10. Elevation above normal, water 56 and clear.  Smallmouth bass fair on plastic baits around brush structure, points and in coves. White bass fair on crankbaits and jigs in coves and creek channels. Report submitted by Jaylen Flynn, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: March 6. Elevation normal, water clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/PINE.lakepage.html. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rig and flukes along channels, in coves and around points. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and cut bait below the dam and around channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: March 6. Elevation normal, water murky. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/webdata/gagedata/KERO2.current.html. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on jigs, lipless baits, plastics and spinnerbaits around brush structure, creek channels, riprap and river channel. Blue catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, punch bait, shad and stinkbait around creek channels, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: March 6. Elevation normal, water 55. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/SARD.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass good on jigs, plastics and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad around channels, flats and main lake. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, points and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: March 6. Elevation below average, water 50-53. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/DENI.lakepage.html. Striped bass fair on Alabama rig, flukes, live bait and live shad around river channel and river mouth. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure and docks. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad around main lake and river channel. Anglers we are on the eve of spring fishing patterns but there has not been much change from the last fishing report. Stand by and I will keep all of you updated with any changes. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Marshall County.

Wister: March 6. Elevation below average, water 52 and cloudy. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/WIST.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, lipless baits, plastics and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, points and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, hot dogs, shad and shrimp below the dam, around channels, main lake and points. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam and around brush structure, channels, shorelines, standing timber and cedar brush. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in Leflore County.

Southwest

Altus-Lugert: March 9. Elevation below average, water 50 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/ALTU.lakepage.html. White bass good on jigs around river channel. Report submitted by Brandon Lehrman, game warden stationed in Greer County.

Ellsworth: March 8. Elevation below average, water murky. For current elevation conditions go to the US Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?07308990. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, punch bait and shad around main lake and points. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Crappie fair at Ralphs resort. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche county.

Ft. Cobb: March 9. Elevation normal, water upper 40s to lower 50s. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/FCOB.lakepage.html. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure and shallows. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and PowerBait around brush structure and flats. Report submitted by Brayden Hicks, game warden stationed in Caddo County.

Lawtonka: March 8. Elevation below average, water clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/webdata/gagedata/LTKO2.current.html. Crappie slow on jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks and dam. Report submitted by Mike Carroll, game warden stationed in Comanche county.

Tom Steed: March 8. Elevation normal, water 50. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/TOMS.lakepage.html. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad and stinkbait around flats. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and minnows around points. Report submitted by David Smith, Kiowa County.

Waurika: March 9. Elevation normal, water mid 50s and cloudy. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/WAUR.lakepage.html. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure and docks. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on sassy shad and shad around main lake and shorelines. Report submitted by Matt Farris, game warden stationed in Jefferson County.