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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • ODWC Weekly Fishing Report

  • The following information is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation:
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  • The following information is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation:
     
    Arbuckle: September 15. Elevation 3 1/4 ft. below normal, water 78-81 and warmer upper ends of creeks. Bass good on pearl flukes, shaky heads, Texas-rigged eight-inch worms topwater early and late especially on cloudy days. White bass good long johns and smaller shad jigs while chasing shad. Crappie good on small chartreuse jigs at 12 ft. moving from the deep-water brush to shallows. Channel catfish being caught on shrimp and dough baits. Sunfish being caught on black gnat flies. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: September 18. Elevation normal, water 70 and clear. Smallmouth and spotted bass good on small crankbaits and topwater lures in larger pools around structure. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, stinkbait and minnows around current in large pools. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: September 16. 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 16. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic worms and crankbaits off points and rocky areas. White bass good on topwater lures around windy points and flats early and late. Blue catfish good on shad drifting shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridges, around standing timber and along riprap. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: September 16. Elevation 7 ft. below normal. Boating is extremely hazardous, only one boat ramp is open. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: September 15. Elevation 1 1/4 ft. below normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and crankbaits at 10-15 ft. in the discharge canal and creek channels around schooling fish early and late. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on jigs and spoons at 15-20 ft. along creek channels and road beds. 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 16. Zone I - Grasshoppers and midges doing well throughout the park. Zone II - Good on nymphs and wooly buggers in the early morning. Report submitted by Jesse King, Three Rivers Fly Shop.
     
    McGee Creek: September 16. Elevation 3 3/4 ft. below normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on Carolina-rigged soft plastic baits and Chatter Baits at 6-18 ft. and good on topwater baits early and late for schooling bass. Crappie good on minnows 16-20 ft. over cedar brush piles in creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
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    Murray: September 17. 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 16. Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass fair on deep diving crankbaits near points. Crappie excellent on jigs around structures. Catfish fair 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 18. Largemouth and spotted bass good on spinnerbaits, swim baits and crankbaits at 2-10 ft. around banks and grass beds early mornings. Crappie fair around deeper submerged brush. 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 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: September 18. Elevation normal, water murky. Bass good on soft plastics and crankbaits. Catfish good on cut bait, shad and earthworms. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around submerged brush piles. Report submitted by Leland Sockey, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
     
    Sardis: September 14. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass fair to good on plastic worms, spinnerbaits and topwater lures at 2-7 ft. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and dead minnows. Crappie fair to good on live minnows at 16-18 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: September 16. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on surface lures, crankbaits ad plastic worms at 5-15 ft. in the creek channels and around under water brush. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, surface lures and sassy shad at 10-30 ft. from Burns Run to Caney Creek. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, stinkbait and worms at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Platter Flats. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. in the upper creeks in brush piles and around fish attractors. Sunfish fair to good on worms, shrimp and small tube jigs at 5-15 ft. around the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
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    Wister: September 16. 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 sunfish, cut bait and liver. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
     
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