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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • ODWC Weekley Fishing report

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  • The following information is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation:
     
    Arbuckle: April 27. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 63. Crappie being caught on small chartreuse/white jigs at 4-6 ft. in back of coves and around docks early and late. White bass being caught on rattletraps and small wiggle-tail grubs along the south bank and riprap along the dam. Bass being caught on shaky head worms, drop shot rigs, crankbaits and bass jigs in green pumpkin. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: April 29. Elevation normal, water 65 and clear. Smallmouth and spotted bass good on small crankbaits and soft plastic baits around rocks and structure in larger pools and deeper water. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, minnows and chicken liver around current in larger pools. Sunfish excellent on crickets, small grubs and mealworms in slack water areas off the channel. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: April 28. 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 28. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 62 and clear in the east and murky in the west. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brushy and rocky areas. White bass fair on small spinnerbaits and jigs in feeder creeks with water flow. Blue catfish good on shad along shallow flats. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 1-6 ft. around brushy and rocky areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: April 28. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 64. Crappie and largemouth bass fair on minnows around button brush along the river channels. Catfish fair to good on trotlines baited with goldfish and cut bait. Crappie and white bass fair on jigs in the tail water. Blue catfish fair on shad during water releases. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: April 28. Elevation normal, water 66 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms at 3-6 ft. in cattails and weed beds. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on jigs and shad at 15 ft. in the discharge canal. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and stinkbait at 5-10 ft. around points. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: April 28. 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: April 28. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 57 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic baits and spinnerbaits 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 29. Elevation 6-7 ft. below normal, water 65. The marina boat ramp is the only ramp open. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass fair at the northeast end near Martin’s Landing. Crappie fair to good at 3-4 ft. around brush piles and rock structure. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
     
    Pine Creek: April 28. Elevation above normal, water 59 and clear. Bass good on soft plastic baits. Crappie good on minnows and jigs 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 26. Bass fair on crankbaits and stick baits and good on 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; look for crappie fishing to improve on the north side of the lake as it slows on the south side. 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 27. Elevation normal, water 70. Largemouth bass fair to good on swim baits, topwater lures and spinnerbaits in shallows. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on cut bait and dead minnows. Flathead catfish good on live bait at 8-12 ft. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 2-14 ft. Walleye good trolling crawdad colored crankbaits at 8-14 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: April 28. Elevation 2 1/3 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 worms at 5-15 ft. in the creek channels and around brush. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait and sassy shad 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, small spinnerbaits and jigs at 5-10 ft. in upper creeks and around underwater brush. Sunfish fair to good on shrimp, worms and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
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    Wister: April 28. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie fair to good on minnows and fair on white/pink 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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