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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • ODWC Weekly Fishing Report

  • The following are fishing information is supplied by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.


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  • The following are fishing information is supplied by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
     
    Arbuckle: August 4. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 88-90. Green algae is present in lake as determined by officials. Thermocline is at 21 ft. Bass slow on topwater early morning and fair on crankbaits and Texas-rigged worms the rest of day. Crappie slow off docks early and slow around brush piles. White bass are slow using CC spoons off creek bends and drop-offs in Guy Sandy Creek. Channel catfish being caught on dough baits early morning. Sunfish very good on fly rods. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: August 6. Elevation normal, water 87 and clear. Smallmouth and spotted bass fair on topwater lures early and late and on small spinnerbaits around structure in larger pools. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, chicken liver and minnows around current in large pools. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: August 5. 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: August 5. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits around deep points and deeper rocky areas. White bass good on topwater lures and slab spoons along flats early and late. Blue catfish fair on shad drifting the 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.
     
    Konawa: August 7. Elevation normal, water 96 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures at 5-10 ft. along weed beds and coves early and late. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on jigs and shad at 5-10 ft. in the south cove early and late. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork River: August 5. Zone 1 fair to good inside the park on an assortment of midges, small light cahills and egg patterns. Zone 2 nice fish this week on stimulators and hoppers. The best fishing has been early and late in the day. Report submitted by Jesse King, Three Rivers Fly Shop.
     
    McGee Creek: August 5. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 91 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Carolina-rigged soft plastic baits and Chatter Baits at 8-20 ft. and fair on shad colored topwater lures in open water schooling bass early and late. Crappie fair on minnows 12-25 ft. over cedar brush piles. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
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    Murray: August 7. 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: August 5. Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass fair on Baby Brush Hogs and spinnerbaits near standing snags in deep water. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: August 6. 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 9-14 ft. in the lake and up the Canadian River. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
     
    Sardis: August 2. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 88. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures, plastic worms and crankbaits early and late. White bass fair trolling jigs. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and dead minnows. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 16-18 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: August 5. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on surface lures, plastic worms and crankbaits at 5-20 ft. on the points and around riprap. Striped and white bass good on live bait, surface lures and slabs at 5-30 ft. in the river channels. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, worms and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Catfish Bay. Crappie fair on live bait and jigs at 5-15 ft. around underwater brush and fish attractors. Sunfish fair to good on worms, shrimp, small lures and tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around the fishing docks and riprap. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: August 5. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits. Crappie slow on white tail grubs at 25-30 ft. Catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait and liver. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
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