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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Fishing Report

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  • The following information is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife
    Conservation:
    Arbuckle: December 29. Elevation 5 1/4 ft. below normal, water 48 and clear.
    Algae bloom noticeable on calm days. Crappie fair on chartreuse or white
    jigs at 25+ ft., crappie slow around docks. White bass good on CC spoons in
    mid lake drop offs & channel bends at 22-45 ft. Bass fair to good using
    crankbaits, jerk baits, drop shot rigs, and Alabama rigs. Report submitted
    by Jack Melton.
    Blue River: December 31. Elevation normal, water 40. Trout good on orange
    Power Bait, inline spinnerbaits and glitter dough baits around structure and
    moving water. Fly fishing good on mayfly nymphs, soft hackles and egg
    patterns in shallow runs. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and
    stinkbait around current in larger pools. Report submitted by Matt Gamble,
    biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
    Blue River: December 31. Approximately 2,405 rainbow trout were stocked on
    December 19. Approximately 3,090 rainbow trout were stocked on December 26.
    Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing
    and Hunting Area.
    Broken Bow: December 30. Elevation below normal. Largemouth, smallmouth and
    spotted bass good on crankbaits and black #11 jig and pigs, in deeper water
    around points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around structure. Jug and
    trot lines baited with cut bait fair. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game
    warden stationed in McCurtain County.
    Eufaula: December 16. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water clear. Blue
    catfish fair on shad in the shallow flats. Crappie fair 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: December 30. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 42 and clear.
    Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits at 5-15 ft. in the discharge canal and
    around points. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in
    Seminole County.
    Lower Mountain Fork River: December 30. Try mayfly nymphs in sizes 16, 18
    and 20. Size 20 soft hackles in yellow, olive and orange are working in all
    three zones as well as pink and yellow egg patterns. Report submitted by
    Jesse King, Three Rivers Fly Shop.
    Lower Mountain Fork River: December 31. Stocked 1,577-pounds, approximately
    2,030 rainbow trout. Report submitted by Don Groom, southeast region
    fisheries supervisor.
    McGee Creek: December 30. Elevation 9 1/2 ft. below normal, water 52 and
    clear. Black bass fair on soft plastics and jig and pig combinations at
    10-25 ft. Crappie fair on minnows over brush piles at 12-28 ft. in creek
    Page 2 of 2 - channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka
    County.
    Pine Creek: December 30. All public boat ramps have been closed by the U.S.
    Army Corps of Engineers. No fishing activity to report due to extremely low
    water levels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in
    McCurtain County.
    Robber's Cave State Park: December 31. Stocked 385 lbs. rainbow trout.
    Report submitted by Don Groom, southeast region fisheries supervisor.
    Robert S. Kerr: January 1. Bass fair on crankbaits and stick baits off
    points, along creek channels and up river in coves. Spotted bass excellent
    up Canadian River; look for concentrations of gulls. 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 at 12-20
    ft. close to creek and river channels. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game
    warden stationed in Haskell County.
    Texoma: December 30. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal, water 52 and clear.
    Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on crankbaits and plastic worms
    at 15-20 ft. around drop-offs and points. 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 at 15-30 ft. from Johnston creek to
    Platter Flats on live bait and stinkbait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs
    at 10-15 ft. around underwater brush. 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 30. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water murky.
    Largemouth bass fair on black/blue plastic worms and good on silver
    crankbaits. Crappie fair on white tail grubs at 15-20 ft. Catfish fair on
    jug lines and trotlines baited with cut bait and liver. Report submitted by
    Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

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