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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 23. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 50 and clear to stained in the upper creek arms. Crappie good around docks in early morning and being caught on chartreuse/brown jigs and CC Spoons while moving from deep water; use of locators important in locating movement. White bass are also on the move; they can be in 30-40 ft. along creek channel bends or at 5 ft. chasing shad; gulls are a clue they are in the shallows. Bass being caught on crankbaits, jerk baits, Alabama rigs and jigs at 5-20 ft. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: February 26. Elevation normal, water 49 and clear. Trout good on green and rainbow Power Bait below the falls in slack water and good on inline spinnerbaits and jigs in current below falls and around structure. Fly fishing good on caddis flies, zebra nymphs, woolly buggers and egg patterns near slow current or riffles. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, minnows and night crawlers around structure in deeper pools. Smallmouth and spotted bass fair on soft plastics and jerk baits fished slowly in deeper pools around structure in current. Approximately 2,000 rainbow trout were stocked on 2/25/2013. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: February 24. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water low 50s. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on jigs, plastic baits and sinking jerk baits in deeper water. Catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait in deeper water. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in schools in open water. Walleye are in full spawn and excellent on jerk baits, shallow diving crankbaits, rogues, Long A lures and grubs with 1/4 ounce jig heads in shallower water in the upper end of the lake, along points with rocky outcroppings, mouths of creeks and the head of the lake. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Eufaula: February 24. Elevation 4 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and plastic baits around rocky deeper areas. Blue catfish fair on shad along the flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs below docks with brush and riprap areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: February 24. 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 24. Elevation normal, water 56 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms at 4-8 ft. along the edge of the cattails. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on shad 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: February 24. 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 26. Stocked 1,577 lbs., approximately 2,540 rainbow trout. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast regional office.
     
    McGee Creek: February 24. Elevation 10 2/3 ft. below normal, water 51 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.
     
    Pine Creek: February 24. 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.
     
    Robber’s Cave State Park: February 26. Stocked 385 lbs., approximately 618 rainbow trout. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast regional office.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: February 26. 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 Lake: February 22. 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 24. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic worms, crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 15-20 ft. in creeks. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, slabs and sassy shad at 20-40 ft. from Platter Flats to Caney Creek. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait and stinkbait at 15-30 ft. from Johnson Creek to Burns Run. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around underwater brush piles. Sunfish fair to good on worms and tiny tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around fish attractors. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
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    Wister: February 24. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on silver deep diving crankbaits. Crappie good on minnows and fair on white grubs at 10-12 ft. around brushy cover. 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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