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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: March 23. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 58. Fish are still on the move from deep water to shallow water. Crappie slow around docks and fair on swim jigs at 10-12 ft. White bass are scattered and best up the creek in the shallows under the gulls and terns. Bass slow on crankbaits and jerk baits and fair on jigs and Alabama rigs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: March 25. Elevation normal, water 50 and clear. Trout good on orange, rainbow and pink Power Bait around current in larger pools. Fly fishing good on midges, woolly buggers, caddis flies and emergers below the falls and around riffles. Smallmouth and spotted bass fair on small crankbaits and soft plastic baits around structure in large pools. Channel catfish good on stinkbait and chicken liver in larger pools around current and brush. Approximately 2,000 rainbow trout stocked on March 18. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: March 25. Elevation near normal, water low 30s. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits, jerk baits and jigs. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in deeper water around structure. Walleye good on jigs and rogues in the upper end of the lake and mouths of creeks. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Eufaula: March 24. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and crankbaits along rocky areas. White bass fair on jigs below the dam when running water. Blue catfish good on shad along flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-10 ft. below docks and along riprap areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: March 24. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 52. Largemouth bass and crappie fair on minnows along the river channels and drop-offs. White bass fair trolling crankbaits in the upper river channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: March 25. Elevation normal, water 52 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms and crankbaits at 5-10 ft. along the cattails and points. 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.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: March 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.
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    McGee Creek: March 24. Elevation 5 2/3 ft. below normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic bait at 15-25 ft. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-28 ft. over cedar brush in creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
     
     
     
    Pine Creek: March 17. Elevation below normal, water 47 and clear. Bass fair on soft plastic baits. Crappie good on minnows at the back of creek channels. Catfish fair on trotlines baited with cut shad. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
     
     
    Robert S. Kerr: March 26. Bass fair on crankbaits and stick baits off points, along creek channels and in coves up river. White and spotted bass excellent up the Canadian River; look for concentrations of gulls. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 2-4 ft. up Big San Bois Creek and in strip pits; look for improvement with warmer days. 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: March 22. Elevation normal, water 59. Largemouth bass good on jerk baits, shallow running crankbaits, Slug-Go lures, spinnerbaits and plastic worms at 4-6 ft. White bass fair on jigs. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and dead minnows. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-6 ft. Walleye fair to good trolling at 8-12 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: March 24. Elevation 3 1/4 ft. below normal, water 52 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic worms, spinnerbaits and large crankbaits at 10-15 ft. in creeks. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, slabs and sassy shad at 10-30 ft. from Alberta Creek to Caney Creek. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, cut bait and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Platter Flats. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-20 ft. around underwater brush. Sunfish fair on worms and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: March 24. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie fair on minnows and white grubs at 10-12 ft. around brushy cover. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and dead minnows at 10-15 ft. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
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