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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 12. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 70. Crappie spawning in coves at 5-7 ft. off bluff banks and good off docks. White bass being caught on shad crankbaits and wiggle-tailed grubs; spawning and along windblown banks. Largemouth bass being caught on bass jigs while spawning and on crankbaits, shaky head worms, flukes and Carolina rigs. Smallmouth bass being caught on square bill baits and flukes. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: May 13. Elevation normal, water 73 and clear. Smallmouth and spotted bass good on soft plastics around cover in large pools. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, stinkbait and minnows in large pools around current and around structure. Sunfish excellent on crickets and small jigs in still waters. Rainbow trout slow. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: May 12. Water upper 60s. Bass good on flukes, shaky heads, swim baits and Carolina rigs in pink, green pumpkin and white at 5-15 ft. and on topwater lures and spinnerbaits along shallows early and late. Crappie good on chartreuse/orange and green weenie jigs at 15-30 ft. in creeks around timber. Walleye good on jerk baits and swim baits around islands and main lake points at night. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Eufaula: May 12. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 64 and clear in the east and murky in the west. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around buck brush and riprap areas. White bass good on jigs below the dam when running water. Blue catfish good on various baits along shallow flats and moving into rocky areas. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 1-5 ft. along banks and traditional spawning areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: May 12. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 64. Largemouth bass good on lizards and dressed jigs around the button brush and along ledges. Crappie fair on minnows along the river channel and fair to good on jigs in the tail water. Blue catfish good on cut bait in the tail water. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: May 12. Elevation normal, water 71 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on plastic worms at 3-6 ft. along cattails and weed beds. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on spoons and jigs at 5-10 ft. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and stinkbait at 3-5 ft. around points. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
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    Lower Mountain Fork: May 12. 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: Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 64 and clear. Largemouth bass good on soft plastic lures and spinnerbaits at 5-15 ft. Crappie fair on minnows over cedar trees and next to creek channels. Channel catfish fair to good on liver and stinkbait in upper creek channels where fresh water is coming in. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
     
    Murray: May 13. Elevation 6-7 ft. below normal, water 68. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on various baits, soft plastic baits, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass slow on minnows and jigs. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, liver and worms at 3-4 ft. Crappie fair to good at 5-7 ft. around brush. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
     
    Pine Creek: May 12. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie excellent on jigs at 6-8 ft. Bass good on pumpkin seed grubs and craw jigs near flooded timber and points. Catfish picking up on night crawlers off the half bridge. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: May 11. 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 fair close to creek channels on submerged brush. 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: May 10. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 66. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on cut bait and dead minnows. Flathead catfish fair to good on live bait. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: May 12. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 56 and murky in the north and clear in the south. Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits at 5-15 ft. in the creek channels. Striped and white bass fair to good on slabs, sassy shad and live bait at 10-30 ft. from Platter Flats to the Islands. 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 the upper creeks and underwater brush piles. Sunfish fair to good on shrimp, worms and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around fish attractors and riprap. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
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    Wister: May 12. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits, R2 best. Crappie good on minnows and fair on white/pink grubs at 2-8 ft. around brushy cover. Catfish 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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