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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • ODWC Weekly Fishing Report

  • This following information is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation:
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  • This following information is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation:

    Arbuckle: September 8. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 80-83 in the lake and 85 in upper ends of creeks. Bass hitting yellow magic topwater lures early morning, fair on flukes, small crankbaits and creature baits in shallows during the day and on spoons at 25 ft. drop-offs and channel bends. White bass and crappie hitting the same C. C. spoons in with the bass. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 20-25 ft. off docks and fair on chartreuse jigs brush piles. Channel catfish hitting dough bait and shrimp in the Guy Sandy Arm. Sunfish good on black gnat flies. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
    Broken Bow: September 9. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair to good on soft plastic in deeper water around rocky points and structure early and late. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with sunfish. Crappie good on soft plastic grubs and minnows at 15-20 ft. around structure, points and mouths of creeks. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

    Eufaula: September 9. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around deep points and deep rocky areas. White bass good on topwater lures when surfacing and slab spoons during the rest of the time along the flats early and late. Blue catfish good on fresh shad along deep flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around bridge piers, riprap and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

    Konawa: September 10. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic worms at 5-15 ft. around points and creek beds. Channel catfish fair on shad at 5-10 ft. around points. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

    Lower Mountain Fork: September 9. Zone I - grasshoppers and midges doing well throughout the park. Zone II - good with nymphs and wooly buggers in the early morning. Report submitted by Jesse King, owner of Three Rivers Fly Shop.

    McGee Creek: September 10. Elevation 2 3/4 ft. below normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on Carolina-rigged soft plastic baits and Chatter Baits at 8-20 ft. and good on topwater baits along the shorelines early and late. Crappie good on minnows at 18-20 ft. over cedar brush piles in creek channels. Report submitted by Joe Young, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
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    Murray: September 11. Elevation below normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good early and late. White bass slow to fair on topwater lures when chasing shad in the evenings. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, stinkbait and worms. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around structure, brush piles and below docks. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.

    Pine Creek: September 9. Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass slow to fair on deep diving crankbaits near points. Crappie excellent on jigs around structure. Catfish good on juglines baited with chicken liver or cut shad. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

    Robert S. Kerr: September 11. Largemouth and spotted bass good on spinnerbaits, swim baits and crankbaits at 2-10 ft. around banks and grass beds early mornings. White bass and striped bass good on minnows and shad crankbaits up river in deeper holes and around rock ledges. 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: September 7. Elevation normal, water 81. Largemouth bass fair to good on jigs and spinnerbaits at 6-14 ft. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 18 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

    Texoma: September 9. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on surface lures, crankbaits and plastic worms at 5-15 ft. in the creek channels. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, sassy shad, slabs and surface lures at 10-30 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 Platter Flats. Crappie fair on live bait, small tube jigs and small spinnerbaits at 5-15 ft. around underwater brush and fish attractors. Sunfish fair to good on shrimp, worms and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around the fishing docks and riprap. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan
    County.

    Wister: September 9. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass slow on deep diving crankbaits. Crappie slow on white tail grubs at 15 -20 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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