Water temperatures are colder than normal for mid-March so the fishing across Oklahoma has yet to really take off, but fish are starting to bite.
Sand bass fishing has been good in southern Oklahoma on the Hickory Wildlife Management Area near Marietta.
Crappie reports have been sketchy and the bass fishing has been hit and miss. But there were a few big bass caught over the weekend.
A 13-pound largemouth bass was reportedly caught Sunday at Longmire Lake near Pauls Valley. State wildlife officials are trying to confirm the catch to establish it as a lake record.
On Lake Eufaula Sunday in the American Rodsmiths Bass Tournament, the big bass weighed more than 9 pounds and an angler weighed in a 6-pound smallmouth, said tournament director Dwight Tanneyhill.
The winning stringer in the Eufaula tournament was 17.56 pounds, anchored by a 7½-pound largemouth.
The latest additions to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s lake records this month is 2.9 pound crappie from Grand Lake, caught by Carl Cortiana from Broken Arrow and a 55.6-pound blue catfish caught from Lake Fort Gibson by Johnny Smith of Chouteau.
Bass Tournament on Friday
There will be a bass tournament Friday (yes, on Friday) on Konawa Lake. Take off is at the city ramp. Entry fee is $60 which includes big bass and it is a team tournament.
Registration begins at 6 a.m. with fishing starting at 7 a.m. The weigh-in will be at 2:30 p.m. The tournament is sponsored by “Fishing 4 the Future Foundation” which encourages youth to go fishing.
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