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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 29. Elevation 1 3/4 ft. below normal, water 80 and clear. Crappie good off docks and brush piles in 12-20 ft. using minnows and small chartreuse jigs. White bass are chasing shad in all parts of lake and small crankbaits, grubs and rattletrap baits good. Channel catfish are hitting cut baits and dough baits on the baited holes up Rock Creek and Guy Sandy arms. Sunfish in the shallows hitting live worms and small fly rod bugs. Bass are hitting a chartreuse worms rigged on shakey head, crankbaits, tubes and topwater early. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Broken Bow: June 30. 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 15-25ft around brush piles. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Eufaula: June 30. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 79 and murky. Black bass fair on crank baits and spinners around rocky points and brush areas. White bass fair on jigs near bridges. Channel catfish good on shad and worms in the rocky areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around bridges, riprap, and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: June 30. Elevation normal, flood gates closed. Crappie fair on minnows along river channels. Catfish good on trotlines baited with sunfish and/or goldfish in the main lake. Black bass fair on spinnerbaits and topwaters early and late around the button brush. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: June 29. Elevation 6 inches above normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth Bass good on plastic worm and top water lure around moss beds and at 10 ft. Channel Catfish are fair on chicken liver and stink bait around points and at 10-15 ft. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: June 30. 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.
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    McGee Creek: June 30. Elevation is normal, water is 81 and clear. Black bass fair on soft plastic lures and rattling crank baits at 2-10 ft. Crappie fair on minnows over cedar trees, white bass fair to good on crank bait at 28-35 ft. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
     
    Murray: July 1. Elevation 4-5 ft. below normal, water 78 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass, schooling just before dark, 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.
     
    Pine Creek: June 30. 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: July 1. 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 and riprap. 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 up river or in coves on live bait and trotlines. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
     
    Sardis: June 28. Elevation normal, water 85 and murky. White bass fair to good in early morning and late evening on top water, swimmer, and spinner bait. Channel catfish and blue catfish are good on cut bait and minnows. Flathead Catfish is fair to good in shallow water. Crappie is fair at 8-14 ft. Walleye poor. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: June 30. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 79 and clear to the south and murky to the north. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on spinnerbaits, plastic worms, and surface lures in 5-15 feet in creek channels. Striped and white bass good on sassy shad, livebaits, and surface lures in 10-30 ft. from Burns Run to Islands. Channel and blue catfish good form 10-20 ft. from Washita River to Catfish bay and Sanders Island View on Red River on livebait, worms and stinkbaits. Crappie good from 5-15 ft. around fishing docks and fish attractors on minnows and jigs. Sunfish good 5-15 ft. on fishing docks and around riprap on worms, shrimp and small tube jigs. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
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    Wister: June 30. Elevation 3 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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