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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • ODWC Weekly Fishing Report

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


    Arbuckle: November 3. Elevation 4 1/2 ft. below normal, water 64 and stained. Algae bloom in backs of creeks and coves in shallow water. Hydrilla beds holding lots of different species of fish. Crappie and white bass hitting the small grub/jigs. Bass being caught on fluke and crankbaits around the hydrilla beds and on crankbaits in shad patterns, shakey head worms and jigs along bluff banks and up creek arms. Crappie slow around docks and fair on minnows or chartreuse/white jigs. White bass being caught on rattletraps, long johns and small crankbaits at 12-15 ft. Sunfish slow on flies near the shores. Report submitted by Jack Melton.


    Blue River: November 7. Elevation normal, water 55 and clear. Trout excellent on Power Bait, salmon eggs and small in-line spinnerbaits. Fly fishing excellent on woolly buggers, copper johns and San Juan worms. Smallmouth and spotted bass good on small crankbaits and soft plastics in larger pools. Catfish good on stinkbait and minnows fished in larger holes around current. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area. 


    Broken Bow: November 4. Elevation normal, water 67 and clear. Smallmouth and spotted bass good on soft plastics around cover in deeper pools and around waterfalls. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and stinkbait around current in larger deeper holes. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.


    Eufaula: November 4. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits along rocky areas and points. Blue catfish good on shad along shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around boat docks, riprap and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.


    Konawa: November 4. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 62 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 5-10 ft. around points and weed beds. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
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    Lower Mountain Fork: November 4. Flies that are now working: 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, Owner, Three Rivers Fly Shop. McGee Creek: Nov. 4. Elevation 6 1/4 ft. below normal, water 68 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Carolina-rigged soft plastic baits along shallow drop-offs. Crappie fair on minnows 12-20 ft. over cedar brush piles at creek channels.


    Pine Creek: November 4. 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: November 6. Bass fair on crankbaits and stick baits off points and along creek channels. Crappie fair around deeper submerged brush. White 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. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

    Sardis: November 3. Elevation 1 1/4 ft. below normal, water 59. Largemouth bass good on stick baits and crankbaits at 6-8 ft. White bass good trolling. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait. Flathead catfish good on live bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 6-14 ft. Walleye fair to good trolling jigs at 12-14 ft. along the rocks. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

    Texoma: November 4. Elevation 5 1/3 ft. below normal, water 68 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic worms, crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 10-20 ft. in the creeks. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, surface lures and sassy shad at 10-30 ft. from Alberta Creek to Caney Creek. Channel and blue catfish fair to good at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Platter Flats. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around underwater brush. Sunfish fair to good on worms and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. on the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
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    Wister: November 4. 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 with cut bait and liver. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

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