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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: May 4. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 63-70 in afternoons and in upper creek arms. Crappie good on chartreuse/white small 1/16 oz. jigs at 6-7 ft. and around the dock early and late. White bass being caught on small crankbaits and small wiggle-tailed grubs along most rocky banks; they are spawning. Bass being caught on jigs, tubes, crankbaits and most worm rigs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: May 7. Elevation normal, water 62 and clear. Smallmouth and spotted bass good on soft plastic baits and small crankbaits around structure and falls. Channel catfish good on stinkbait and chicken liver in large pools. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: May 6. 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. Attention, beginning 7 a.m. Monday, May 6th through 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9th, releases through Broken Bow dam will be suspended for maintenance. ODWC requested releases of 85cfs will continue through the spillway.
     
    Eufaula: May 5. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water clear in the east and murky in the west. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and spinnerbaits along flooded brush and rocky areas. White bass good on small spinnerbaits and jigs below the dam when running water. Blue catfish fair on a variety of baits at 2-8 ft. along shallow flats and rocky areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 1-8 ft. along rocky banks and standing brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: May 5. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits around button brush. Crappie fair on minnows in the river channel. White bass, striped bass, blue catfish and crappie fair on jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: May 6. Elevation normal, water 67 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on plastic worms at 2-5 ft. along weed beds and cattails. Channel catfish good on stinkbait and chicken liver at 5-10 ft. around points. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: May 5. 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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    Lower Mountain Fork: May 1. Stocked 1,577 lbs., approximately 2,025 rainbow trout on April 16. Report submitted by April Drake, southeast region fisheries secretary.
     
    McGee Creek: May 5. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 57 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on soft plastic lures and spinnerbaits at 5-15 ft. Crappie fair on minnows over cedar trees next to creek channels. Channel catfish fair to good on liver and stinkbait in upper creek channels where fresh water is coming in. White bass fair to good on white curly tail jigs in the upper end of the lake. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
     
    Murray: May 6. 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: May 5. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie excellent on jigs at 6-8 ft. Bass good on pumpkinseed grubs and craw jigs near flooded timber and points. Catfish fair to good on night crawlers off the half bridge. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: May 6. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 58 and murky. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and jigs shallow in the Sallisaw and Vian Creek areas on the north side of the lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around weed beds and brush. Blue catfish good on fresh shad along river channel flats and drop-offs. White bass and striped bass fair on pearl and white soft plastic grubs and jigs in the Lower Illinois River where the mouth of the Illinois meets the Arkansas River. Walleye slow to fair on jigs on bottom at the mouth of the Lower Illinois River. Gar, buffalo and carp excellent bow fishing along shorelines and slack water areas. Report submitted by Jerry Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.
     
    Sardis: May 3. 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: May 5. Elevation 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 worms and crankbaits at 5-15 ft. in the creeks. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait and sassy shad at 10-30 ft. from Burns Run to Caney Creek. 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 5-15 ft. in underwater brush and around the fish attractors. Sunfish fair to good on small tube jigs, shrimp and worms at 5-10 ft. around riprap and fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
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    Wister:May 5. Elevation 1/2 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 brush 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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