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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: April 13. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 59. Crappie fair on minnows and small feathered jigs around docks early and late and in the lake at the mouths of coves. White bass being caught on small rattletraps and wiggle-tailed grubs in back of creeks along channels. Bass being caught on shaky heads, flukes, Alabama rigs and sunfish colored crankbaits. Report submitted by Mark Reichenberger, game warden stationed in Woodward County.
     
    Blue River: April 16. Elevation normal, water 72 and clear. Smallmouth and spotted bass good on soft plastic baits and small crankbaits around rocks and structure. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, minnows and chicken liver around current in small pools. Sunfish good on crickets, small jigs and small spinnerbaits in shallow slack water areas. Trout fair on garlic Power Bait in large pools around waterfalls. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: April 14. Elevation slightly above normal, water mid-60s. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on soft plastic baits and crankbaits in shallower water around points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 8-10 ft. around structure. Walleye should start being caught on crawdad type crankbaits in deeper water later in the month near the full moon. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Eufaula: April 14. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 59 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits flipping the brush. White bass good on small spinnerbaits and jigs along feeder creeks where water is running. Blue catfish good on various baits along shallow flats and where water is entering the lake from rivers. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 1-7 ft. moving on and off banks with changing water levels and temperatures. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: April 14. Elevation 1 ft. above normal. Crappie fair to good on minnows around button brush along the creek channels. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and soft plastic baits in and around the flooded brush. Crappie and white bass fair to good on jigs at 10-13 ft. below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: April 15. Elevation normal, water 60 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on plastic worms at 3-6 ft. along cattails and moss beds. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on jigs and shad at 15 ft. in the discharge canal. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver at 5-10 ft. around points. submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
     
    Page 2 of 3 - Lower Mountain Fork: April 14. 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: April 14. 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 15. Elevation 7-8 ft. below normal, water 62. The marina boat ramp is the only ramp open. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on soft plastic baits, spinnerbaits, worms and crankbaits at 2-4 ft. Channel catfish fair to good on worms, stinkbait and chicken liver. Crappie slow to fair at 3-4 ft. around brush piles, rock structure and habitat buoys. Walleye fir on minnows and jigs right before dark off the dam. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
     
    Pine Creek: April 14. Elevation above normal, water 52 and clear. Bass good on soft plastic baits. Crappie good on minnows near the banks. Catfish fair on trotlines baited with cut shad. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: April 16. 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 14. Elevation 3/4 ft. above normal, water 61. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and plastic worms in shallows. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and dead minnows. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 7-8 ft. Walleye good trolling at 12-14 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: April 14. Elevation 2 3/4 ft. below normal, water 55 and murky in the north and clear to the south. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits and jig combination baits at 10-15 ft. in the creek channels. Striped and white bass fair to good on slabs, live bait and sassy shad at 10-30 ft. from Platter Flats to the islands. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, cut bait 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 underwater brush and in the upper creeks. Sunfish fair to good on worms, shrimp and small tube jigs around fish attractors. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
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    Wister: April 14. Elevation 9 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie fair to good on minnows and white grubs at 10-12 ft. around brushy cover. Catfish fair to good 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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