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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 16. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 51 and clear to stained in the upper arms of the lake. Crappie good on brown/chartreuse jigs and CC Spoons at 35 ft. off ledges and brush piles and fair around docks early morning. White bass being caught on CC Spoons under the gulls and on long Johns in the upper creek arms. Bas being caught on crankbaits, jerk baits, jigs and Alabama rigs at 12-20 ft. on cooler days and in shallows on sunny days. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: February 20. Elevation normal, water 45 and clear. Trout good on yellow and peach Power Bait, in-line spinnerbaits and Super Dupers with hook dressing when fishing around waterfalls and structure in current. Fly fishing good on zebra midge, soft hackles, caddis flies and woolly buggers. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait, chicken livers and shrimp fished in deeper pools around current and structure. Approximately 2,000 rainbow trout were stocked February 19. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: February 17. 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 17. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth fair on jerk baits and plastic baits in rocky areas. Blue catfish good on shad in the flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in riprap and around boat docks. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: February 17. Elevation normal. 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 16. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water 53 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic bait in the cattails and along moss beds at 5-8 ft. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on minnows and jigs at 15 ft. early and late at the discharge. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: February 17. 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.
     
    McGee Creek: February 17. Elevation 11 2/3 ft. below normal, water 48 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on soft plastic baits and jig-and-pig combinations at 15-30 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 17. 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 19. 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 concentrations 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 upriver 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: February 15. Largemouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Channel and blue catfish good on shad and dead minnows at 8-14 ft. White bass fair on jigs and live minnows at 10-14 ft. Walleye fair trolling and on jigs at 8-9 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: February 17. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits at 10-20 ft. around the points. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait and sassy shad at 10-30 ft. from Johnson Creek to Platter Flats. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, cut shad and stinkbait at 10-30 ft. from Johnson Creek to Burns Run. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. in the creek channels. Sunfish fair on worms and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around fish attractors. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: February 17. Elevation 1 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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