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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 10. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 85 and stained. Crappie, sunfish and catfish biting off docks. Crappie good on 1/8 oz. chartreuse jigs at 20-35 ft. in brush piles. White bass are surfacing and chasing shad atop water, mostly in the mid-lake areas. Bass being caught on crankbaits and topwater lures early morning hours and good on creature baits rigged Texas style or Carolina rigs at 20 ft. Sunfish good on bugs in shallow shaded water. Catfish good on cut baits, dough baits and grasshoppers near baited holes. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: August 12. Elevation normal, water 85 and clear. Smallmouth and spotted bass good on topwater lures early and late and on small crankbaits around structure in larger pools. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, chicken liver and night crawlers around current in large pools. Sunfish excellent on grasshoppers, grubs and small plastic lures at 2-3 ft. in shallow slack water areas. Report Submitted by Matt Gamble, fisheries biologist, Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: August 11. 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 11. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. normal and rising, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic worms, salt crawls and deep running baits around points and rocky areas. White bass good under bridges surfacing early and late. Blue catfish good on cut bait along flats on windy days and in creek channels. Crappie fair under bridges, around standing timber and structure in deep water. Report submitted by David Robertson, game warden stationed in McIntosh and Okmulgee counties.
     
    Hugo: August 11. 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 12. Elevation normal, water 86 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures at 4-8 ft. in weed beds early and late. Channel catfish good on cut shad at 5-10 ft. around points and in the south cove. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
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    Lower Mountain Fork: August 11. 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: August 11. Elevation normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on soft plastic lures and rattling crankbaits at 2-10 ft. 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.
     
    Pine Creek: August 11. 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 12. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush, grass and riprap around the river and good in cutoff of the river. Spotted bass and white bass excellent up Canadian River, white bass are congregated in deeper pools. Crappie 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 on trotlines baited with live bait up river or in coves. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
     
    Sardis: August 8. Channel catfish fair to good on cut bait and dead minnows at 12-14 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-16 ft. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: August 11. Elevation normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on plastic lures, crankbaits and surface lures at 5-15 ft. Striped and white bass good on surface lures, live bait and sassy shad at 10-25 ft. from Burns Run to the islands. 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 fish attractors. Sunfish good on shrimp, worms and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: August 11. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on black 12-inch worms, white tips, watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits on the surface early and late. Crappie good on minnows and fair on white/blue, pink jigs at 10-15 ft. around brushy cover. Catfish fair to good 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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