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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: January 26. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 45 and clear. Crappie slow around docks and fair on minnows and jigging spoons at 55-60 ft. on mid-lake knolls and drop-offs. White bass being caught on drop-offs in mid-lake and in coves where gulls are working. Bass being caught on jerk baits, crankbaits and Alabama rigs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.


    Blue River: January 28. Elevation normal, water 54 and clear. Trout good on salmon eggs, in-line spinnerbaits and mealworms around structure in current. Channel catfish good on blood bait, stinkbait and liver in deeper holes around slow current. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.


    Broken Bow: January 28. Elevation 9-10 ft. below normal, water 50. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair to good on jerk baits and crankbaits around structure and points. Walleye good on rogues, rattletraps and 5-inch twirl-tail grubs with 1/4 ounce jig heads in the upper end of the lake. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


    Eufaula: January 27. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water clear. Blue catfish fair on shad on the flats. Crappie fair on minnows and small jigs around boat docks with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.


    Hugo: January 27. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 48. Blue catfish fair on trotlines baited with shad. Crappie fair on minnows along the river channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.


    Konawa: January 28. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 42 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits at 8-10 ft. around points and fair on jigs and jigging spoons at 15-20 ft. along creek channels. White bass fair on minnows and jigs at 15 ft. in the discharge canal. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
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    Lower Mountain Fork: January 27. Blue Zone rainbows are attacking soft plastic baits, and small browns are biting dry flies near the spillway. Fishing activity is up but there is still plenty of room for new anglers. Report submitted by Jesse King, Three Rivers Fly Shop.


    Lower Mountain Fork River: January 25. Stocked 1,577 lbs., approximately 2,210 rainbow trout. An additional 2, 600 10-inch rainbow trout were stocked in Zone II. Report submitted by Don Groom, southeast region fisheries supervisor.


    McGee Creek: January 27. Elevation 11 ft. below normal, water 48 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastics and jig-and-pig combinations at 10-25 ft. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-28 ft. over cedar brush piles in creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.


    Pine Creek: January 27. Elevation below normal, water clear. Boat ramps have been reopened. Bass good on jerk baits. Crappie good on jigs. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County. Robber’s Cave State Park: January 25. Stocked 385 lbs., approximately 644 rainbow trout. Report submitted by Don Groom, southeast region fisheries supervisor.


    Texoma: January 27. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on slow moving crankbaits, plastic worms and spinnerbaits at 10-15 ft. in creek channels. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, slabs and sassy shad at 10-20 ft. in the river channels. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from Platter Flats to Johnson Creek. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. in upper creeks. Sunfish fair on tube jigs and worms at 5-10 ft. around fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.


    Wister: January 27. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on black plastic worms with white tail tip and fair on silver crankbaits. Crappie fair to good on minnows and fair on white/pink 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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