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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: July 27. Elevation 2 3/4 ft. below normal, water 83 and stained. Crappie off docks good early morning on minnows and chartreuse/pearl jigs. 25 ft. brush piles out on lake good using some form of a 1/8oz. chartreuse jig. White bass are surfacing and chasing shad in the mid lake area, good on small crank baits, wiggle tailed grub on lead head good. Channel catfish are hitting grasshoppers, dough baits and cut baits on or near baited holes. Sunfish excellent on popping bugs in shallow shaded areas. Largemouth and smallmouth bass at first light good on top water. Rest of day use of deep diving crank baits, Carolina rigs, and 3/4 oz. football jigs off deep ledges and points. Report submitted by Jack Melton
     
    Blue River: July 29. Elevation normal, water 84 and murky. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, minnows and chicken liver in larger pools near current. Flathead catfish fair on live sunfish in larger pools near rocks and structure at night. Report Submitted by Matt Gamble, fisheries biologist, Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: July 28. 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 28. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits around points and deep rocks. White bass fair around bridges and points. Blue catfish good drifting shad along flats and deep rocks. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around timber and bridge piers. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: July 27. 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: June 29. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms at 5-10 ft. along weed beds and around points. Channel catfish good on cut shad at 10-12 ft. in the south cove. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: July 28. The trout stocking dates have been changed. We understand that the hatchery will stock every three weeks which began on July 4. Therefore, the next stocking date is to be July 25 and then every three weeks thereafter. Fly fishing patterns would include olive and brown hoppers size 10 and 12, stimulators, light cahills or PMD's also in size 12-14. Pheasant tail with flashback, size 18-20. Small midges size 20-22 in red, brown, 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.
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    Lower Mountain Fork: July 30. Stocked 2,362 lbs. approximately 2,500 rainbow trout on July 25. Report submitted by April Drake, southeast regional office secretary.
     
    McGee Creek: July 28. Lake Elevation normal, clear, 83 degrees. Fishing for black bass is fair to good on soft plastic lures and rattling crank baits, 2-10ft., also fair to good on schooling fish in open water and around rock ledges on shad colored topwater baits and buzz baits early and late. Crappie fair to good on minnows over cedar trees, right off creek channels. White bass is fair to good on crank baits 28-35 ft.
     
    Murray: July 29. 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 28. 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 29. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush, grass and riprap around river also good in cutoffs in river. Spotted bass and white bass excellent up Canadian River, white bass are congregated in deeper pools. Crappie fishing fair in 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 up river or in coves on live bait on trotlinesReport submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
     
    Texoma: July 28. Elevation 1.5 ft. below normal, water 79 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good from 5-20 ft. in the upper ends of the creek and around the points on surface lures, crankbaits and plastic combination baits. Striped and white bass good from 5-20 plus ft. from Burns run to Caney creek on surface lures, live bait and sassy shad. Channel and blue catfish good from10-20 ft. deep from the Washita River to Platter Flats and Sanders Island View on Red River on live baits, worms and stink bait. Crappie fair to good from 5-15 ft. deep around the fishing docks and fish attractors on minnows and tube jigs. Sunfish good around the fishing docks and rip-rap on worms and small tube jigs. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: July 28. Elevation 4 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass excellent on black 12" worms and white tips or watermelon spinner baits and crank baits. Zara Spooks, early and late. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

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