Bass are really starting to bite in the state. Anglers should be targeting shallow water as largemouth bass are moving from the pre-spawn into the spawning phase.
Several lake record largemouths have been caught in recent weeks, including a 12.1-pound hawg landed Wednesday by Ardmore pro angler Jeff Kriet off a spawning bed on Lake Murray. Kriet released the fish.
A lake record also was set on Sardis. Mark Wiles of Shady Point caught an 11.8-pound largemouth on March 30 in a weed bed using a handmade Chatter style bait. He also released the fish.
On Easter Sunday, Wesley Burns of Gracemont caught an 8.8-pound largemouth on a spinner that is the new lake record for Fort Cobb.