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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Fishing Report

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  • The following information is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
    Blue River: July 23. Elevation normal, water 86 and clear. Smallmouth and spotted bass fair on soft plastic baits around structure and on topwater lures in open water early morning and late evening. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait and chicken liver around current in large pools. Flathead catfish fair on live sunfish in large, deep pools at night. Sunfish excellent on mealworms, crickets and small jigs in slack water areas. Report Submitted by Matt Gamble, fisheries biologist, Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
    Broken Bow: July 21. Water mid to high 90s. Bass schooling early and late. White bass being caught on white crankbaits at 10-20 ft. around points and ridges and on shaky heads with watermelon seed finesse worms in plum or green around rock walls and points. Catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait. Crappie fair on jigs and spoons moving to deeper water. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
    Eufaula: July 21. Elevation normal, water stained. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around points. White bass fair on jigs around bridges and points off bridges. Blue catfish good on shad and liver drifting the flats and rocky areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around standing timber and under bridges. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
    Hugo: July 21. Elevation normal. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs along the river channel. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures in and around the vegetation and brush. Catfish fair on worms and cut bait below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
    Konawa: July 22. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures at 5-10 ft. around points and moss beds early and late. Channel catfish good on cut shad at 5-15 ft. around points and the south cove. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
    Lower Mountain Fork: July 21. The next trout stocking date is July 25 and then every three weeks thereafter. Fly fishing patterns include olive and brown hoppers (size 10 and 12), stimulators, light cahills or PMD's (size 12-14). Pheasant tail with flashback (size 18-20). Small midges (size 20-22) in red, brown and copper. Also try crayfish patterns, streamers and ants. The hexagenias should be working in early evening in the Evening Hole area. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
    McGee Creek: July 21. Elevation normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on soft plastic lures and rattling crankbaits at 6-20 ft. and fair to good on shad colored topwater lures in open water in schooling fish early and late. Crappie fair to good on minnows over trees right off creek channels. White bass fair to good on crankbaits at 28-35 ft. Report submitted by Joe Young, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
    Page 2 of 2 - Murray: July 23. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on soft plastic baits and jerk baits early morning, late evening and at night. Channel catfish slow to fair on chicken liver , worms and stinkbait at 3-4 ft. Crappie slow to fair at 10 ft. around brush piles. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
    Pine Creek: July 21. Elevation normal, water clear. Bass fair on spinnerbaits. Crappie good on jigs around tops. Catfish fair on punch bait. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
    Robert S. Kerr: July 22. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush, grass and riprap along the river and good in cutoffs in the river. Spotted bass and white bass excellent up the Canadian River. White bass congregated in deeper pools. Crappie fair around deeper submerged brush locations. 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 the river and in coves. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
    Texoma: July 21. Elevation 1 1/4 ft. below normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on surface lures, crankbaits and plastic worms at 5-15 ft. along riprap and underwater brush. Striped and white bass good on live bait, surface lures and slabs at 10-30 ft. from Burns Run to Caney Creek. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, worms and stinkbait at 5-20 ft. from the Washita River to Platter Flats. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around underwater brush and fish attractors. Sunfish good on worms, shrimp and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
    Wister: July 21. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass excellent on black 12-inch worms, white tips and watermelon, spinnerbaits and crankbaits and on Zara Spooks early and late. Crappie good on minnows and fair on white, blue and pink jigs at 10-15 ft. around brushy cover. Catfish excellent on live shad sunfish and goldfish 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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