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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • ODWC Weekly Fishing Report

  • The following area fishing information is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation:


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  • The following area fishing information is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation:
     
    Arbuckle: July 28. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 88-90. Park officials have made report of green algae present in lake. Thermocline is at 21 ft. Bass slow on topwater lures with first light to, the rest of the day
    try crankbaits, drop-shot and Texas-rigged worms. Crappie fair off docks early morning hours and slow around brush piles. White bass in small surfacing schools come up, but back down quick. Channel catfish being caught
    on baited holes during morning hours. Sunfish good using fly rods. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: July 30. Elevation normal, water 82 and clear. Smallmouth and spotted bass good on topwater early and late and good on small spinnerbaits and crankbaits below the falls. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, minnows and chicken liver fished near current in larger pools. Flathead catfish fair on live sunfish around structures at night. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: July 29. Elevation below normal. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on soft plastics in deep water around structure and rocky points early, late and at night. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and gizzard shad. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around structure in the upper end and around Holly Creek. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Eufaula: July 29. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits around points and deeper rocky areas. White bass good on topwater lures and slab spoons along flats early and late. Blue catfish fair on fresh shad along deep creek channels and deep flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridges, around standing timber and riprap. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: July 29. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 85. Boaters should use extreme caution. Catfish fair on trotlines baited with sunfish and goldfish. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: July 28. Elevation normal, water 95 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and plastic worms at 5-10 ft. around points and weed beds early and late. White bass fair on topwater lures and jigs at 10-15 ft. in the south cove when schooling early and late. Channel catfish fair on shad at 5-10 ft. in the south cove. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
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    Lower Mountain Fork: July 29. Zone I continues to be really good. The Evening Hole good on grasshoppers and hexagenias in the late afternoon and evening. Spillway Creek good on pheasant tail nymphs and wooly buggers. Zone II good early and late in the day as well as all day when it’s cloudy. Try pheasant tails, soft hackles and white streamers. Hexagenias are hatching near sundown. Report submitted by Jesse King, Three Rivers Fly Shop.
     
    McGee Creek: July 29. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 90 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Carolina-rigged soft plastic baits and Chatter Baits at 6-15 ft. and fair on shad colored topwater lures for schooling bass in open water early and late. Crappie fair to good on minnows at 12-25 ft. over cedar brush piles. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
     
    Murray: July 30. Elevation 3-4 ft. below normal, water 87 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair around rocky points early and late. White bass slow to fair on topwater lures when schooling early and late. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
     
    Pine Creek: July 29. Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass fair near brush and snags on baby brush hogs. Spotted bass being caught on white grubs and small white spinnerbaits around brush. Crappie good on minnows around brush piles. Catfish fair at best on cut shad or liver. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: July 30. Largemouth and spotted bass good on spinnerbaits, swim baits and crankbaits at 2-10 ft. around banks and grass beds early mornings. 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. in the lake and up the Canadian River. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County
     
    Robert S. Kerr: July 27. Elevation normal, water murky. Bass good on spinnerbaits and soft plastics early and late. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with shad and liver. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Leland Sockey, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
     
    Texoma: July 29. Elevation 2 3/4 ft. below normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on surface lures, crankbaits and plastic worms at 5-20 ft. in the creeks. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, surface lures and sassy shad at 5-30 ft. in the river channels and the points. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, worms, and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from Catfish Bay to the Washita River. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around the fish attractors. Sunfish fair to good on worms, shrimp and small lures at 5-10 ft. around the fishing docks and riprap. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
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    Wister: July 29. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and buzz baits early and late. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs and fair on white/chartreuse tail grubs. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and liver at 25-30 ft.
    Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
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