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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • ODWC Weekly Fishing Report

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


    Lake of the Arbuckles: November 24. Elevation 4 3/4 ft. below normal, stained, algae bloom present on calm days. Bass being caught on shaky head jigs, bass jigs and crankbaits in 6-15 ft., also good around outer edges of hydrilla beds. Crappie good at 25 ft. of water around brush piles, crappie slow around docks. White bass excellent. White bass fair to good on small grubs and CC spoons in 35 ft. water near creek channel bends. Report submitted by Jack Melton.


    Blue River: November 27. Elevation normal, water 49 and clear. Fly fishing excellent on elk hair caddis flies, zebra nymphs and San Juan worms. Smallmouth and spotted bass fair on soft plastics in deeper pools around structure. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, minnows and cutbait. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area. - Trout good on in-line spinners, garlic powerbait, and mealworms around current. Approximately 4,810 Rainbow trout were stocks on November 20.


    Broken Bow: November 26. 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 25. Elevation 4 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. White and black bass slow. Blue catfish good on a variety of baits in the shallow flats. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around boat docks and along riprap areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.


    Konawa: November 25. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 63 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms at 4-8 ft. around points and weed beds. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
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    Lower Mountain Fork River: November 25. With the growing moon and clear skies, fishing has been tough. Try these flies: Zone I Light Cahills - size 22 and 20; Yellow and Hare’s Ear Soft Hackles - size 20; Miracle Midges - size 20; BWO’s - size 18 and 20; Pink egg patterns - size 12. Try trailing the miracle midges under a pheasant tail nymph, stimulator or other dry fly. Zone II and III Wooly Buggers (olive) - size 12 Report Submitted by Jesse King Owner, Three Rivers Fly Shop.


    McGee Creek: November 25. Elevation 7 1/2 ft. below normal, water 60 and clear. Black bass fair on soft plastic baits at 6-20 ft. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-20 ft. over cedar brush piles at in creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.


    Pine Creek: November 25. Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass good on jigs around creek inlets. Catfish good on cut shad on trotlines. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


    Robert S. Kerr: November 27. Bass fair on crankbaits and stick baits off points and along creek channels. Crappie fair around deeper submerged brush. White bass and striped bass good on minnows and shad colored 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 Lake: November 22. Elevation 2 ft. below normal. Largemouth bass good on stick baits and crankbaits at 4-6 ft. in creek channels. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 10-14 ft. Walleye fair trolling at 8-14 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
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    Texoma: November 25. Elevation 5 3/4 ft. below normal, water 64 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic worms and crankbaits at 5-15 ft. in the creek channels. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, sassy shad and slabs at 10-30 ft. in river channels. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on minnows, worms and cut baits at 10-15 ft. from the Washita River to Platter Flats. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around underwater brush and fish attractors. Sunfish fair to good on worms and small tube jigs at 5-15 ft. around the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

    Wister: November 25. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on silver crankbaits and fair on black/blue plastic worms. Crappie fair to good 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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