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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: June 22. Elevation 1 3/4 ft. below normal, water 78 and clear. Channel catfish biting on grasshoppers and cut baits around baited holes. Crappie being caught on small chartreuses jigs at 12-15 ft. around brush piles and good around docks early morning. White bass being caught chasing shad around windblown points. Sunfish being caught on worms and small fly rod bugs. Bass good on topwater lures, crankbaits, swim baits and shaky jig worms early and good on flukes on cloudy days. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
    Broken Bow: June 23. Elevation rising, water upper 70s. Bass good on spook lures, Carolina-rigged soft plastic baits in watermelon seed and pumpkin around deep points and rock walls and on big white crankbaits around ridges in the upper end of the river and around main lake points. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and sunfish. Crappie good on small grubs in white, chartreuse and orange at 15-25 ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
    Hugo: June 23. Elevation normal. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows along the river channel. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic baits around the button brush. Fishing below the dam is slow due to the flood gates being closed. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
    Konawa: June 23. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms at 5-10 ft. along creek channels and road beds. White bass fair on topwater lures and spoons at 10-15 ft. in schooling fish in creek channels early and late. Channel catfish good on stinkbait and cut shad at 5-10 ft. around points and south cove. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
    Lower Mountain Fork: June 23.Crayfish and minnow patterns (size 10-12) and Light Cahills (size 16) have been working well in Zone I. Zones II and III have experienced high water from generation periodically during the day. But when the water isn't too high to fish in Zone II, try streamers and midges. In Zone III fish were also caught on the Light Cahills. Otherwise, there isn't a particular hatch that is strong at this point. Report submitted by Three Rivers Fly Shop.
    Lower Mountain Fork: June 21. Stocked 2,362 lbs., approximately 3,343 rainbow trout on June 13. Report submitted by April Drake, southeast region fisheries secretary.
    McGee Creek: June 23. Elevation 3/4 ft. above normal, water 81 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures, spinnerbaits and rattling crankbaits at 2-10 ft. Crappie fair on minnows over cedar trees next to creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
    Murray: June 24. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 77 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on plastic baits, worms, Texas rigs and Carolina rigs early and late. Channel catfish good at 3-4 ft. around rocky structure. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush structure. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
    Page 2 of 2 - Pine Creek: June 23. Elevation above normal, water clear. Bass fair on watermelon brush hogs. Crappie good on white, blue and pink jigs. Catfish good on night crawlers. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
    Robert S. Kerr: June 24. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush, grass and riprap around the river and good in cutoffs in the river and good on plastic baits in grass around windy points. 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: June 23. Elevation normal, water 84 and dingy. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, swim baits and topwater lures early and late. White bass fair to good on topwater lures in the afternoons. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and dead minnows. Flathead catfish fair on live sunfish shallow. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 12-14 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
    Texoma: June 23. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 77 and clear to the south and murky to the north. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on plastic worms, crankbaits, combinations baits and surface lures at 5-15 ft. in the creek channels and riprap. Striped and white bass good on surface lures, live bait and sassy shad at 10-30 ft. from Burns Run to Caney Creek. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, stinkbait and worms at 10-20 ft. from Catfish Bay to the north to the Washita River and Sanders Island view on the Red River arm. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 5-20 ft. around fish attractors and underwater brush. Sunfish good on worms, shrimp and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. at the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
    Wister:June 23. Elevation 9 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on 12-inch black worms, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and pumpkinseed craws and grubs. Crappie good on minnows and fair on white/pink jigs at 4-10 ft. around brushy cover. Catfish good on rod-and-reel with live sunfish and on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and dead minnows. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
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