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  • ODWC Weekly Fishing Report

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  • The following information is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation:
    Arbuckle: May 18. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 70 and clear to stained in the upper arms. Crappie good on chartreuse and white jigs 6-10 ft. in coves and fair around docks early morning. White bass being caught on small crankbaits, topwater lures and wiggle-tailed grubs along bluff banks with wind blowing across. Bass being caught on topwater lures, flukes, shaky worms and crankbaits. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
    Blue River: May 21. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 68. Channel catfish excellent on stinkbait and cut minnows behind boulders in heavy current. Flathead catfish fair on live sunfish in large pools at night. All other fishing poor due to high water conditions. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
    Broken Bow: May 18. 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 19. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 65 and clear in the east and murky in the west. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around brushy areas. White bass good below the dam when running water. Blue catfish good on various baits around rocky areas and shallow flats. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 1-5 ft. around brushy areas and traditional spawning areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
    Hugo: May 19. Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water 67 and muddy. White bass fair on jigs below the dam. Catfish fair to good on trotlines baited with goldfish and cut bait. Blue catfish fair on cut bait below the dam. Crappie fair on minnows along the river channel and fair on jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
    Konawa: May 18. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 73 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms at 3-6 ft. along weed beds and cattails. 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: May 19. 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 16. Stocked 1,577 lbs., approximately 2,160 rainbow trout on May 3. Report submitted by April Drake, southeast region fisheries secretary.
    McGee Creek: May 19. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 65. 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.
    Pine Creek: May 19. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie great 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 21.Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush, grass and riprap around the river and good in cutoffs in the river. Spotted and white bass excellent up 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. Flathead catfish good on trotlines baited with live bait up rivers and in coves. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
    Sardis: May 18. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass slow to fair on swim baits, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and plastic worms at 2-10 ft. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on cut bait at 4-10 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-10 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
    Texoma: May 19. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 63 and clear in the south and murky in the north. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on crankbaits, plastic combination baits and surface lures at 5-15 ft. in creeks. Striped and white bass fair to good 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 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.
    Wister:May 19. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits, R2 best. Crappie good on minnows and jigs and fair on white/pink grubs 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.