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.

 

Broken Bow Fishing Reports March 9

Broken Bow : March 9. Elevation below normal, water high 40s – low 50s. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on deep running crankbaits and Alabama rigs in deeper water around structure. Crappie slow. Walleye fair on rogues and 5-inch twirl tail grubs with 1/4 oz. lead heads in pumpkin seed or gray slow-rolled in deeper water. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork River : March 9. Water flow 100 c.f.s. above Powerhouse, water 45 and stained. 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. Fish being caught are rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass and walleye. March brown hatch has been later than usual due to cold water and heavy generation schedule. Try fishing wet flies or soft hackles on the swing if there are only a few adult Mayflies on the surface. Report submitted by Woodruff Guide Service.

 

Broken Bow Lake Fishing Report from Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Broken Bow : February 16. Water mid-40s. Bass fair on Alabama rigs with small white swim baits at 25-45 ft. around points and walls and on clown colored jerk baits around dead trees. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Walleye on rattling rogues, 5-inch twirl tail grubs in pumpkin seed/chartreuse with 1/4 oz. lead heads running up the Mt. Fork River on upper ends and tributary waters and rocky bottoms.

Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Fishing Report Feb. 12

Lower Mountain Fork: February 9. Water flow of 80 c.f.s. above the powerhouse. Water 56 and clear. Overall fishing is excellent all day long. The best areas are Spillway Creek, Evening Hole and Zone 2. The best access points are Beaver Lodge Nature Trail, Evening Hole Bridge and Old Park Dam. Fly fishing hatches are BWOs, midges and black caddis. Catching rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass and walleye. High stick presentation with nymphs in fast water. Swing soft hackles or throw streamers in deeper runs. BWOs, especially on cloudy days. Rainbow Trout spawning. Report submitted by Woodruff Guide Service.

 

 

Trailer Life Magazine lists Beavers Bend as Top Spring Break Destination for Families

The March edition of Trailer Life lists Beavers Bend State Park as a top ten destination for family spring break trips. Citing the more than 16 miles of hiking and biking trails, trout fishing, river float trips, horseback riding, golfing, train rides and numerous other family activities, the article also mentions the lake and festivals. Chances are if a family makes Beavers Bend a spring break destination they will be back for another visit.

January 29 Fishing Report

Oklahoma Department of Fishing and Wildlife

 

Lower Mountain Fork : January 26. Water flow of 80 c.f.s. above the powerhouse. Water 56 and clear. Overall fishing is excellent all day long. The best areas are Spillway Creek, Evening Hole and Zone 2. The best access points are Beaver Lodge Nature Trail, Evening Hole Bridge and Old Park Dam. Fly fishing hatches are BWOs, midges and black caddis. Catching rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass and walleye. High Stick presentation with nymphs in fast water. Swing soft hackles or throw streamers in deeper runs.  BWOs, especially on cloudy days. Rainbow Trout spawning. Report submitted by Woodruff Guide Service.

Broken Bow : January 26. Water upper 40s. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on jigs, red jerk baits and shaky heads worked slowly on sunny walls and points and on spoons at 25-50 ft. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Look for walleye to start their annual spawn up the Mountain Fork River and larger tributaries being caught on rogues and 5-inch twirl tail grubs. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.