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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: No report
     
    Broken Bow: April 22. 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 21. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water clear in the east and murky in the north and west. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits along brushy and rocky areas. White bass good on small spinnerbaits and jigs in feeder creeks that have substantial current flow. Blue catfish good on a variety of baits in shallow areas around brush and rocks. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 1-6 ft. moving with the cold fronts. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: April 21. 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 20. Elevation normal, water 64 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms at 4-8 ft. around points and weed 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 and stinkbait at 5-10 ft. in coves. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: April 21. 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 21. Elevation 1/2 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. White bass being caught on grubs and jigs at the first shoal at the north end of McGee Creek. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
     
    Murray: April 23. 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 fair on minnows and jigs right before dark off the dam. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
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    Pine Creek: April 21. Elevation above normal, water 59 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 23. Bass fair on crankbaits, stick baits and topwater lures off points, along creek channels and in coves up river in coves. White and spotted bass excellent up the Canadian River; look for concentrations of gulls; white bass are congregated in deeper pools. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 2-4 ft. up Big San Bois Creek, in strip pits and shallow weed areas. 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 20. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 68. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and plastic worms in shallows. White bass fair in creek channels. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and dead minnows. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 2-8 ft. Walleye good trolling at 8-14 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: April 21. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water 56 and clear in the south and murky in the north. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic combination baits, crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 5-20 ft. in the creek channels. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, sassy shad and slabs at 10-30 ft. in the river channels. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, stinkbait and worms at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Catfish Bay. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. in underwater brush and gravel shorelines. Sunfish fair to good 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: April 21. Elevation 8 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie fair to good on minnows and white grubs at 2-4 ft. around brushy cover. Catfish fair to good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and dead minnows at 8-12 ft. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

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