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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 9. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 50 and clear to stained in the coves and upper creek arms. Crappie good on brown/ chartreuse slab slayer jigs down to 58 ft. and fair around docks early in the morning. White bass being caught on CC spoons at 40 ft. off channel bends and in back of coves and upper creek arms. Bass being caught on crankbaits, jerk baits, jigs and Alabama rigs along deeper banks. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: February 12. Elevation normal, water 49 and clear. Trout good on salmon eggs, orange and garlic Power Bait and inline spinnerbaits below falls and behind structure in current. Fly fishing good on soft hackles, woolly buggers, zebra midges and mayfly nymphs. Channel catfish good on cut bait, stinkbait and night crawlers around current in deep pools. Approximately 2,000 trout were stocked on February 4. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: February 11. 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 10. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth fair on jerk baits in rocky areas. Blue catfish fair on shad in the flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in standing timber and around boat docks with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: February 10. Elevation 4 ft. below normal. Boating is hazardous. Crappie fair on minnows along the river channel. Catfish fair on trot lines baited with cut bait and live bait. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: February 11. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 54 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic bait in the cattails at 5-8 ft. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: February 3. Fishing has been great. In addition to midges and blue winged olive mayflies, March Browns and tan caddis flies are beginning to take trout throughout the river. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: February 11. Stocked 2,460 10-11 inch rainbow trout in Zone 3. Report submitted by Don Groom, southeast region fisheries supervisor.
     
    McGee Creek: February 10. 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 ft. 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 10. Elevation below normal, water clear. Boat ramps have been reopened. Bass good on most jerk baits. Crappie good on jigs. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: February 12. 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 fair up Big San Bois Creek around deeper submerged brush; as water clears from recent rains look for improvement. 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.
     
    Sardis Lake: February 8. Largemouth bass fair on spinner baits and plastic bait at 2-6 ft. Channel catfish and blue catfish good on whole shad drifting at 8-10 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 9-14 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: February 10. Elevation below normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on live bait, sassy shad and slabs at 10-20 ft. around points and riprap. Striped and white bass fair to good on plastic worms, big crankbaits and spinner baits. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from Johnson Creek to Platter Flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around underwater brush piles. Sunfish fair on worms, shrimp and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around riprap. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: February 10. Elevation 1 1/2 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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