Broken Bow Fishing Report from Oklahoma Department of Wildlife for April 2, 2014

Broken Bow : March 30. Elevation rising, water mid-50s. Spotted bass good on grubs in the upper end. White bass good on yellow rooster tails and grubs; starting to stage for run. Crappie fair to good on minnows and grubs moving into the shallows around structure. Walleye good on watermelon, smoke and witches brew grubs with 1/4 oz. lead head and rogues in the upper end. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork : March 30. Water flow 100 c.f.s above the Powerhouse, visibility 52 inches, water 45 and clear. Best areas are Spillway Creek, Evening Hole and Zone 2. Best access points are Beaver Lodge Nature Trail, Evening Hole Bridge and Old Park Dam. Best fly fishing patterns are Sparkle Dun in BWO color – size 20, March Brown in natural color – size 14, in Phlamin Pheasant Tail in natural color – size 18, March Brown Wet in natural color – size 14, Elk Wing Caddis in tan color – size 16, Soft Hackle in olive color – size 16, Hare’s Ear in natural color – size 14, Spillway Creek Caddis in olive color – size 14, and Flying Squirrel in natural color – size 16. Report submitted by Woodruff Guide Service.