Two hot spots for fishing this weekend could be Canton Lake and Grand Lake.
Sand bass runs are over at many places in the state, but on Thursday anglers were reportedly hammering the white bass on the North Canadian River above Canton Lake, along with some 4- and 5-pound hybrids in the mix.
The sand bass fishing also has been good at Konawa and Sooner lakes as well.
In northeast Oklahoma, it’s not to late to snag paddlefish heading up the Neosho River from Grand Lake. The big females, who are usually the last to go on their spawning runs, are now moving up the rivers and state wildlife officials expect it will be a busy weekend if anglers can get boats on the water.
There is still flooding in the Grand River watershed. Check lake levels and the latest conditions before making a drive up there.
State wildlife officials have set up their fish cleaning station for paddlefish at Twin Bridges State Park. Anglers can catch and release paddlefish all day, but once they keep one, they must stop fishing.
And game wardens could be watching. The state Wildlife Department sends extra game wardens to locations where the fishing or hunting pressure is expected to be heavy, such as the paddlefish runs in northeast Oklahoma or the opening day of dove season on Hackberry Flat.