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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • ODWC Fishing Report

  • The following report is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation:


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  • The following report is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation:
    Arbuckle: July 1. Elevation slightly below normal, water 86 and clear to stained up the arms. Algae bad on calm days. Bass being caught on chrome Chug Bugs early, and then on crankbaits, shaky-head worms, drop-shot worms during the day in 15-20 ft. White bass being caught on small crankbaits and wiggle-tailed grubs while chasing shad, but not staying up long. Crappie being caught on chartreuse/white jigs at 25 ft. off the docks early and brush piles. Channel catfish being caught on dough bait up Guy Sandy arm and other baited holes. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: July 3. Elevation normal, water 85 and clear. Smallmouth and spotted bass good on topwater lures in larger pools early and late. Channel catfish excellent on stinkbait, minnows and crawfish around current.
    Flathead catfish fair on live bait in deeper water around structure at night. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: July 1. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on soft plastics around structure and rocky points after dark. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 20-25 ft. around structure in the upper end. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Eufaula: July 1. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on Carolina-rigged lures and other deep water lures around deep points and deep rocky areas. White bass fair on flats early and late. Blue catfish fair on fresh shad drifting the flats and deeper rocky areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridges, standing timber and up creek channels. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: July 1. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water 78. Catfish fair on trotlines baited with sunfish and goldfish. Blue catfish fair to good on cut bait and shad below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: July 1. Elevation normal, water 94 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures at 5-10 ft. along moss beds and coves in schooling bass early and late. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on shad at 10 ft. in the south cove. Channel catfish good on shad and chicken liver at 8-15 ft. in the south cove and around points. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: July 1. In spite of triple digit temperatures, fishing has been good inside the park boundaries on a variety of flies including size 12 grasshoppers and medium size dry flies like size 14-16 sulphurs and parachute Adams. Also good nymph fishing with size 16-18 flashback pheasant tails. Zones 2 and 3 have had some water temperature problems and fishing has been slow to fair. Olive wooly buggers size 10-12 have been good producers when water temperatures are cool. Report submitted by Jesse King, Owner/Operator Three Rivers Fly Shop Hochatown, Oklahoma.
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    McGee Creek: July 1. Elevation 1/4 ft. above normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Carolina-rigged soft plastic baits and H & H spinnerbaits at 2-12 ft. and fair on shad colored topwater lures in schooling bass in open water early and late. Crappie fair to good on minnows at 8-12 ft. over cedar brush piles. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
     
    Murray: July 3. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good early morning, late evening and at night. White bass good on topwater lures when schooling early and late. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, minnows, jigs and chicken liver. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
     
    Pine Creek: July 1. Elevation extremely low, water clear. Bass fair on Baby Brush Hogs at 8 ft. near structure. Crappie fair to good on jigs in brush. Catfish fair on chicken liver and blood bait. White bass good on topwater
    lures while schooling in open water up the river channel early and late. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: July 2. Largemouth and spotted bass good on topwater lures, spinnerbaits and buzz baits and good on swim baits and crankbaits at 2-10 ft. around banks and grass beds. White bass fair on minnows under bridges. Channel and blue catfish excellent on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait at 12-20 ft. close to creek and river channels. Flathead catfish good on live bait at 9-14 ft. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
     
    Sardis: July 1. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water 82. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and 10-inch worms. White bass fair trolling. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and dead minnows. Flathead catfish good on live bait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 14-18 ft. Walleye fair trolling at 8-14 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: July 1. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on plastic worms, crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 5-15 ft. in the creek channels and around riprap. Striped and white bass good on live bait, sassy shad and surface lures at 5-20 ft. from Alberta Creek to east Burns Run. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, worms and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to the south to Platter Flats. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. in underwater brush and around the fish attractors. Sunfish good on worms, shrimp and small tube jigs at 5-15 ft. around the fishing docks and riprap. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
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    Wister: July 1. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and buzz baits early and late and fair on topwater lures early and late. Crappie fair on jigs, white tail grubs and
    minnows. Catfish fair to good on juglines on cut shad, sunfish, liver and excellent on night crawlers. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

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