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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: August 17. Elevation 2 3/4 ft. below normal, water 83 and stained. Crappie slow off docks and fair on 1/8 oz. white/chartreuse jigs at 25-32 ft. around brush piles. Sunfish and catfish fair off docks. White bass good on shallow runner baits and topwater lures chasing shad in the mid-lake area. Bass slow on creature baits Carolina-rigged early morning. Sunfish good on poppers in shaded areas in evenings. Channel catfish good on cut bait at night and on dough bait and sponge bait around baited holes in mornings. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Broken Bow: August 19. 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 18. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water clearing. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits around points. White bass fair under bridges at night and along curves of riprap around bridges. Blue catfish fair on shad drifting flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridges and around standing timber. Report submitted by David Robertson, game warden stationed in McIntosh and Okmulgee counties.
     
    Hugo: August 18. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 85. Crappie fair on minnows along the Kiamichi River channel. Catfish fair on fair on cut bait and worms below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: August 18. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and plastic worms at 5-10 ft. along weed beds and coves. Channel catfish good on stinkbait and chicken liver at 5-10 ft. around points. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: August 18. 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.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: August 20. Stocked 2,360 lbs. approximately 2,726 rainbow trout on August 15. Report submitted by April Drake, southeast regional office secretary.
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    McGee Creek: August 18. Elevation 1/2 ft. below 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 good on minnows over cedar trees off creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
     
    Murray: August 19. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on soft plastic baits early morning, late evening and at night. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
     
    Pine Creek: August 18. 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 19. 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 17. Elevation normal, water 88 and stained. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on cut bait. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 12-18 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: August 18. Elevation normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on surface lures, crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 5-20 ft. in upper creeks. Striped and white bass good on surface lures, slabs and live baits at 5-20 ft. from Burns Run to the islands. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, worms and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Catfish Bay and Sanders Island view on Red River. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-20 ft. around underwater brush in the creeks and fish attractors. Sunfish good on worms and tiny tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around the fishing docks and riprap. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: August 18. . Elevation 3 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on black 12-inch worms, 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 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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