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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:
     
    Abuckle: July 13. Elevation 2 ft below normal, water 82 and stained. Crappie excellent off docks using small chartreuse jigs and minnows; brush piles on lake are good in the 25ft range 1/8 oz. chartreuse/pearl jigs good. White bass surfacing chasing shad from back end of Buck horn creek to dam, use small crank baits or wiggle tail grubs. Channel catfish good early morning using dough and cut baits. Sunfish excellent in shade pocket late evening on fly rod popping bugs. Bass good using crank bait, creature baits, and Carolina rig; buzz baits has been good early morning along with Chug bugs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: July 15. Elevation normal, water 76 and clear. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and stinkbait around obstructions near current in larger pools. Smallmouth and spotted bass fair on soft plastics around brush in larger pools and fair on topwaters early and late. Sunfish excellent on crickets, mealworms and small jigs in slack water areas. Flathead catfish fair on live sunfish in large pools.Report Submitted by Matt Gamble, fisheries biologist, Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: July 15. 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.
     
    Eufaula: July 14. Elevation 6 inches above normal and murky. Black bass fair on soft plastic and crank baits around points and in deep rocky areas. White bass fair near bridges when there is a current. Blue catfish fair on shad, liver, and stink bait in rip-rap and shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around bridges and rip-rap. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: July 14. 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. Blue catfish fair to good on stink bait below dam in shallow water. Black bass fair on spinner and topwater baits early and late around the button brush. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: July 14. Elevation 6 inches above normal, water 88 and clear. Largemouth Bass good on plastic worm and top water lure around weed beds and at 5-8 ft. Channel Catfish are good on cut shad around points and south cove at 5-10 ft. White bass fair on topwater lures and jigs, schooling early and late in south cove 5-10 ft. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
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    Lower Mountain Fork: July 14. 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 we also caught fish on the Light Cahills. Otherwise, there isn’t a particular hatch that is strong at this point. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    McGee Creek: July 14. Elevation normal, water clear near the dam and in potapo creek arm. Water gets murky the further you travel up McGee creek . Bass good when throwing a shad colored shallow lure in these areas. Schooling bass may chase shad to the top in evenings. Other times you may want to try soft plastic lures off rocky points at 20 ft. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs around cedar trees close to creek channels or near deep water. Catfish fair to good on liver and commercial prepared bait at 10-20 ft. Report submitted by Joe Young, game warden stationed in Atoka County
     
    Murray: July15. Elevation 4-5 ft below normal, water 82 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: July 14. Elevation above normal, water clear. Bass fair on watermelon brush hogs. Crappie good on white, blue, and pink jigs. Catfish good on nightcrawlers. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: July 15. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush, grass and rip-rap around river also good in cutoffs in river. Largemouth good around windy points on plastic bait in grass. Spotted bass 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 also good up river around submerged brush and rip-rap. 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 on trotlines. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
     
    Texoma: Elevation 1.5 ft below normal, water 81 degrees and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good at 5 -20 ft in upper creeks on surface lures, plastic worms and crankbaits. Striped and white bass good at 5-30 ft from Burns Run to the Islands on surface lures, slabs and live bait. Channel and blue catfish good from 10-20 ft from Johnson creek to Platter flats and Sanders Island View on Red River on live bait, worms and stinkbait. Crappie fair to good at 5-15 ft around the fish attractors and underwater brush on minnows and jigs. Sunfish good at 5-10 ft on fishing docks on small tube jigs, worms and shrimp. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
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    Wister: July 14. Elevation 6 inches above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass excellent on black 12-inch worms, white tips, spinner baits, crankbaits and zara spooks early and late. Crappie good on minnows and fair on white/pink jigs at 10-12 ft at brushy cover. Catfish excellent on rod-and-reel with live sunfish and on juglines and trot lines baited with cut bait and dead minnows. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
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