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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • ODWC Weekly Fishing Report

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


    Arbuckle: December 1. Elevation 4 3/4 ft. below normal, stained, algae bloom bad on calm days. Bass being caught on shaky head jigs, crankbaits, drop-shot rigs and bass jigs off rocky banks and bluffs. Hydrilla bed off pavilion point has been good using drop-shot rigs. Crappie slow off docks and good on chartreuse/white jigs at 25 ft. around brush piles. White bass excellent on CC spoons at 35-42 ft. near drop-offs in creek channels. Report submitted by Jack Melton.


    Blue River: December 4. Approximately 2,405 Rainbow Trout were stocked on November 28. Elevation normal, water 58 and clear. Trout good on garlic scented Power Bait, super dupers and in-line spinnerbaits around falls and current. Fly fishing good on dark colored woolly buggers, elk hair caddis flies, soft hackles and egg patterns. Smallmouth and spotted bass fair on soft plastics fished slow in deeper water. Channel catfish excellent on blood bait in larger pools around current. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.


    Broken Bow: December 2. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on spinner and crank baits in 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: November 25. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow. White bass slow. Blue catfish good on shad in the shallow flats. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around boat docks with brush and along riprap areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.


    Konawa: November 30. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 54 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits at 5-10 ft. around points. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
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    Lower Mountain Fork: November 30. Stocked 1,577 lbs., approximately 1,895, rainbow trout. Stocked approximately 22,000, six-inch brown trout December 2. With the full moon, fishing has been tough. Try these flies: Zone I- Light Cahill’s, 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. Zones II and III: Wooly Buggers (olive), size 12. Report submitted by Jesse King, Three Rivers Fly Shop


    McGee Creek: December 2. Elevation 8 ft. below normal, water 61 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic baits at 6-20 ft. Crappie fair on minnows 12-20 ft. over cedar brush piles in creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.


    Pine Creek: December 2. Elevation below normal, water clear.  Bass good on jigs around creek inlets. Catfish good on trotlines baited with cut shad. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County. Robbers Cave State Park: November 30. Stocked 385 lbs., approximately 452, rainbow trout. Report submitted by Don Groom, southeast region fisheries supervisor.


    Robert S. Kerr: December 4. Bass fair on crankbaits and stick baits off points, along creek channels and up river in coves. Crappie fair around deeper submerged brush. White bass and striped bass fair 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 adt 12-20 ft. close to creek and river channels. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.


    Sardis Lake: November 30. 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: December 2. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 62 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on crankbaits and plastic worms at 5-15 ft. in the upper creek channels. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, sassy shad and slabs at 10-30 ft. from Platter Flats to Burns Run. Channel and blue catfish fair on live bait and worms at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Johnson Creek. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. in Little Glasses Creek. Sunfish fair on worms and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.


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