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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • ODWC Weekly Fishing Report

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  • The following information is supplied by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation:

    Arbuckle: October 27. Elevation 4 1/2 ft. below normal, water 69 and clear or stained in main body and stained up the creeks. Algae bloom present in the shallows. Hydrilla beds are holding bass, crappie and white bass around them, use buzz baits, flukes or small wiggle tailed grubs. Bass good on crankbaits, jigs, creature baits and shaky head worms. Crappie fair off docks and brush piles in lake with chartreuse or white jigs and minnows. White bass fair on long johns, rattletraps or small crankbaits at 15 ft. on bluff banks. Sunfish good on black gnat flies along shore. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

    Broken Bow: October 28. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 10-15 ft. around structure. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with live sunfish and cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 20-25 ft. around points and dead standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

    Eufaula: October 28. Elevation 4 ft. below normal and clear. Largemouth bass fair on cut bait and plastic baits at windy points and rocky points. White bass fair on cut bait and top water lures in the early morning along points and shallow flats. Blue catfish fair on shad casting into deeper flats and drifting the shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around boat docks baited with brush and in riprap. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

    Konawa: October 26. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 59 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic worms and cut bait at 5-10 ft. in weed beds and creek beds. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

    Lower Mountain Fork: October 28. Flies that are now working on the lower Mountain Fork River: Chernobyl Ant size 6, Grasshopper size 10, Crackle Back size 16, Griffith’s gnat size 24, Yellow soft hackle size 20 and Flashback pheasant tail size 16. Report submitted by Jesse King, Three Rivers Fly Shop.
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    McGee Creek: October 28. Elevation 5 3/4 ft. below normal, water 69 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Carolina-rigged soft plastic baits along shallow drop-offs. Crappie fair over cedar brush piles on minnows at 12-20 ft. at creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

    Pine Creek: October 28. Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass good on jigs near creek channels. Catfish good on chicken liver. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

    Robert S. Kerr: October 30. Largemouth and spotted bass good on spinnerbaits, swim baits and crankbaits at 2-10 ft. around banks and grass beds. 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. near 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 Lake: October 27. Elevation normal and 58. Bass fair to good on crankbaits and stick baits off points and along creek channels. Channel and blue catfish good on minnows and cut bait. Crappie good at 18-20 ft. and at 4 ft. off the bottom. Walleye fair trolling in 12-14 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

    Texoma: October 28. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 74 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic worms and crankbaits around underwater brush and the fish attractors. Striped and white bass fair to good on surface lures, live bait and sassy shad at 10-30 ft. from Platter Flats to Caney Creek. 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, small live shad and jigs at 5-20 ft. in the upper creeks and around brush piles. Sunfish fair to good on worms and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around fishing docks and riprap. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
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    Wister: October 28. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on 12-inch black plastic worms and good on silver crankbaits. Crappie fair on white tail grubs at 15-20 ft. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and liver. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

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