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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • ODWC Weekly Fishing Report

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  • The following information is provided by the Oklahoma Department or Wildlife Conservation:
     
    Arbuckle: April 7. Elevation 6 1/2 ft. below normal, water 59-61. Fishing has improved on all species. Crappie being caught around docks early and late and on minnows and jigs midway back in coves. White bass good on rattletraps and wiggle-tailed grub jigs in the shallows up creeks chasing shad. Bass being caught on crankbaits, jerk baits and spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Broken Bow: April 7. Water mid 50s and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits and flukes in shallower water around structure. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in shallows along structure, banks and points. Walleye good on crawdad colored crankbaits and grubs at 8-10 ft. in the upper end of the lake, around islands and rocky structure. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Eufaula: April 7. Elevation normal, water 59 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and spinnerbaits flipping the brush and around rocky areas. White bass good on small jigs and spinnerbaits in feeder creeks when water is running from rain. Blue catfish good on shad along shallow flats and rocky areas. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 1-8 ft. along the north and south ends and at 1-3 ft. along the banks in the spawning areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Konawa: April 8. Elevation normal, water 64 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms and spinnerbaits at 4-8 ft. along the cattails. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on shad and minnows at 15 ft. in the discharge canal. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: April 7. 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: April 9. Stocked 1,577 lbs., approximately 1,855 rainbow trout on April 4. Stocked an additional 2,300 10-11 inch rainbow trout. Report submitted by April Drake, southeast region fisheries secretary.
     
    McGee Creek: April 7. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 56 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic baits at 5-15 ft. Crappie fair on minnows at 10-18 ft. over cedar brush in creek channels. Channel catfish fair to good on liver and stinkbait in the upper creek channels where fresh water is coming in. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
     
    Murray: April 8. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 53. The marina boat ramp is the only open ramp. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on soft plastic baits, spinnerbaits and crankbaits shallow around rocky structure. White bass fair to good on minnows and jigs trolling the northeast end near Martin’s Landing. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 3-4 ft. around structure, brush and rocks. Walleye fair on minnows and jigs along the dam just before dark. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
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    Pine Creek: April 7. Elevation above normal, water 52 and clear. Bass fair on soft plastic baits. Crappie good on minnows near the banks. Bass good on soft plastic baits. Catfish fair on trotlines baited with cut shad. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: April 9. 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: April 6. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal and rising, water 59. Largemouth bass fair at 2-4 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: April 7. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 52 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic combination baits and spinnerbaits 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 Washita Point to the islands. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, worms and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Catfish Bay. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. in upper creeks. Sunfish fair to good on worms and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around riprap. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: April 7. Elevation 12 ft. above 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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