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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: February 2. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 43-45 and clear. Crappie slow to fair on minnows and jigs in chartreuse and white at 42-52 ft. near the dam. Crappie slow off docks. White bass fair on CC spoons at 35-45 ft. near drop-offs. Bass fair on jerk baits, jigs, crankbaits and Alabama rigs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: February 6. Elevation normal, water 50 and clear. Trout good on orange powerbait, mealworms, in-line spinners around waterfalls and structure in current. Fly fishing good on caddis flies, midges, woolly buggers and mayfly larvae. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, worms and chicken liver fished in deep pools around current. Approximately 2,000 rainbow trout stocked on January 30 and approximately 2,000 stocked on February 4. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: February 3. 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: February 3. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water clear. Black bass and sand bass slow. Blue catfish fair on shad on the flats. Crappie fair on small minnows and jigs around boat docks with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: February 3. 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: February 3. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 47 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic bait in the cattails at 5-6 ft. and good on crank baits off the points in 8-10 ft. Hybrid and white bass good on minnows and jigs at 15 ft. in the discharge canal early and late in the day. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: February 3. Rainbow trout being caught on night crawlers and Power Bait in the Blue Zone. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    McGee Creek: February 3. Elevation 11 ft. below normal, water 48 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic baits and jig-and-pig combinations at 10-25 ft. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-28 over cedar brush piles in creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
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    Pine Creek: February 3. Elevation below normal, water clear. Boat ramps have been reopened. Bass fishing good on most jerk baits. Crappie good on jigs. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: February 5. Bass fair on crankbaits and stick baits off points, along creek channels and in coves up river. Spotted bass excellent up the Canadian River; look for concentration of gulls. Crappie good up Big San Bois Creek 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: February 3. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic worms and crankbaits at 10-20 ft. along the deep points and riprap. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, slabs and sassy shad at 10-30 in river channels. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from Johnson Creek to the south. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around underwater brush. Sunfish fair to good 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: February 3. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on black plastic worms with white tail tips 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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