Fishing Report July 4, 2018

Broken Bow: June 29. Elevation below normal, water 87. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, flukes and plastic baits around brush structure, channels, points and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: June 29. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout fair on PowerBait, small lures and worms below the dam, along channels and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Fishing Report March 2, 2016

Broken Bow: February 28. Elevation below normal, water 54. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, rogues and jigs at 5-25 ft. around brush structure, rocks and shorelines. Walleye fair on rogues at 10-15 ft. around points and the river channel. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on live bait, worms, sunfish and cut bait at 15-20 ft. along channels and the river mouth. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Went fishing on Feb. 29th and March 2nd on Broken Bow. Had modest luck with perch colored crank baits and spinner baits fished from shoreline out from rock cliffs in coves.

Fishing Report Dec. 9, 2015

Lower Mountain Fork: December 9. Stocked 1,534 pounds, approximately 1,380 rainbow trout on December 3. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Regional Office.

Now is the time to ask Santa Clause for that new fly rod or waders!

Fishing Report Broken Bow, OK May 6, 2015

Broken Bow: May 3. Elevation above normal, water 68. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-6 ft. along weed beds, shorelines and shallows. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and tube jigs at 3-6 ft. along weed beds and shorelines. Flathead, channel and blue catfish good on chicken liver, worms, live bait and sunfish at 10-12 ft. along channels, tailwaters and river mouth. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: May 3. Elevation above normal, water 59 and clear. Trout good on nymphs along rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Fished the River Bend with kayak on April 30. Hooked up with three nice trout, one 15 and another 16 inch. Using a Super Duper with 4 pound line on a spin cast ultralight. Had my best luck anchored near the big cliff after you leave Elm and before you come to the cabin on the river.

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.

 

Fishing Report for April 1 – no fooling

Broken Bow: March 29. Elevation above normal, water 60. White bass good on in-line spinnerbaits and grubs at 5 ft. in the river channel, the river mouth and the inlet. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on in-line spinnerbaits and rogues at 5-10 ft. around brush structure, shallows and flats. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: March 29. Elevation above normal, water 50 and murky. Trout fair on nymphs along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.