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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • ODWC Weekly Fishing Report

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  • The following is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation:
     
    Arbuckle: August 3. Elevation 2 3/4 ft. below normal, water 83 and clear to stained. Crappie good on minnows and white/chartreuse jigs around docks early morning and good on 1/8 ounce jigs in chartreuse at 30 ft. around brush piles. White bass being caught on small crankbaits in shad patterns or roadrunners with pearl wiggle tail. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits in shad patterns and creature baits in green pumpkin and fair on Carolina rigs at 20 ft. Channel catfish being caught on dough baits, cut baits and grasshoppers. Sunfish good on fly-rods popping bugs and black gnat flies in shaded areas late evening. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: August 5. Elevation normal, water 84 and murky. Channel catfish good on night crawlers, stinkbait and chicken liver around current in large pools; better in late evening. Smallmouth and spotted bass fair on soft plastic baits, small crankbaits and topwater lures around waterfalls and structure in larger pools. Flathead catfish fair on live sunfish in larger pools at night. Sunfish excellent on crickets, grasshoppers and mealworms in slack water areas. Report Submitted by Matt Gamble, fisheries biologist, Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: August 5. Water upper 80s. Largemouth bass good on Zara Spooks and poppers around points and islands early and late, on white or shad colored crankbaits at 5-15 ft. around points and humps, on Carolina rigs, creature baits, finesse worms in water melon seed and green pumpkin colors and on peanut butter and jelly jigs at 5-20 ft. and around walls and points and in the Sand Springs bend and south lake near the spillway and the dam. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 15 ft. in creeks and brush piles. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Eufaula: August 4. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair around points and timber. White bass good surfacing in open water early and late, around points and under bridges. Blue catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait around rocks and in creek channels. Crappie fair under bridges and around standing timber. Report submitted by David Robertson, game warden stationed in McIntosh and Okmulgee counties.
     
    Hugo: August 5. Elevation normal, water 84. Crappie fair on minnows along the river channel. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and sunfish and fair on cut bait below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: August 5. Elevation normal, water 89 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures at 8-10 ft. in schooling bass in coves and weed beds early and late. Channel catfish good on cut shad at 5-10 ft. in south cove. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
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    Lower Mountain Fork: August 4. 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.
     
    McGee Creek: July 28. Elevation normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on soft plastic lures and rattling crank baits at 2-10ft. and fair to good on shad colored topwater baits and buzz baits on schooling fish in open water and around rock ledges early and late. Crappie fair to good on minnows over cedar trees off creek channels. White bass is fair to good on crankbaits at 28-35 ft. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
     
    Murray: August 6. 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: August 4. 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: August 6. 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 trotlines. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
     
    Sardis: August 1. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 85 and dingy. Channel catfish good on cut bait and dead minnows. Flathead catfish good on live sunfish. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: August 4. Elevation normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on surface lures, crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 5-20 ft. Striped and white bass good on surface lures, live bait and sassy shad at 10-25 ft. from Burns Run to Caney Creek. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, stinkbait and worms at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Platter Flats and Sanders Island View on Red River. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around underwater brush. Sunfish good on shrimp, worms and grasshoppers at 5-10 ft. around the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
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    Wister: August 4. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass excellent on black 12-inch worms and white tips or watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits and on Zara Spooks early and late. Crappie good on minnows and fair on white/blue, pink jigs at 10-15 ft. around brushy cover. Catfish excellent on rod-and-reel baited with live shad and best with night crawlers, 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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