Fishing Report April 8, 2015

Broken Bow: April 4. Elevation above normal, water 62. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 5-10 ft. around brush structure, points and weed beds. White bass good on in-line spinnerbaits, grubs and sassy shad at 2-5 ft. along channels, rocks and the river channel. Walleye fair on rogues and sassy shad at 5-10 ft. along channels, rocks and the river channel. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: April 5. Elevation above normal, water 55. Trout good on midges and Power Bait along creek channels and the spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

I fished the River Bend area on April 7 and 9. We floated the 1 1/2 mile bend in a kayak and canoe. We caught fish in the first half mile and near the cliffs just up from the fly shop. We landed three 15 to 16 inch rainbows and lost a 18 to 19 inch rainbow. Super Duper was productive on light spinning tackle and medium size olive streamers were productive, usually while being stripped back to the boat. This fish was caught in mid afternoon on April 7th.