The fishing is getting hot across the state.
Jeremiah Johnson of Bristow caught a 14-pound, 6-ounce largemouth out on Wetumka Lake on March 7.
The fish now is in quarantine at the Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Mo., but eventually will be on display at the Broken Arrow store.
On Friday, Sardis Lake near McAlester produced a 10-pound, 10-ounce brute that state wildlife officials are planning to certify as the new lake record.
On Sunday, a 12 pound, 6-ounce largemouth was pulled from Lake Longmire near Pauls Valley.
And get ready for the sand bass runs. Down at Broken Bow, the sand bass have just started running on the Mountain Fork River – the first place it occurs in the state – so runs likely will be happening soon on Hugo, Texoma and then move to the northern lakes.
An old adage is when the red buds are blooming, the sand bass are running, but the red buds seem to be ahead of the sand bass runs this year.
Sand bass runs depend a lot on water flow so watch for rains.