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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: September 7. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. below normal, water 83 and stained. Crappie slow around docks and fair on 1/8 oz. chartreuse/brown jigs at 25-35 ft. around brush piles. White bass good on small crankbaits, long johns and topwater spooks chasing shad in most of the lower lake. Bass being caught on topwater lures early morning in the schooling fish and good on crankbaits, creature lures and drop-shot around points and flats. Smallmouth bass good on Zara spooks early off points. Sunfish good on fly rod baits late evening and on worms off the docks. Channel catfish fair dough bait and cut bait around baited holes and at night. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: September 11. Elevation normal, water 77 and clear. Smallmouth and spotted bass good on crawfish imitation lures around riffles and good on topwater lures in bigger pools. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, chicken liver and minnows around current and structure in large pools. Flathead catfish fair on live sunfish in large pools around structure at night. Sunfish excellent on grasshoppers and mealworms. Report Submitted by Matt Gamble, fisheries biologist, Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: September 8. Water upper 80s. Bass good on Alabama rigs and topwater lures while schooling, on spooks and poppers at the surface around points early, on shaky heads and jigs at 12-15 ft. around points and walls and on drop-shot, finesses worms and small spoons at 15-30 ft. Catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 20 ft. around structure and points. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Eufaula: September 8. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits around deeper points. White bass fair along flats early and late. Blue catfish fair on shad drifting deeper flats and creek channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around bridge piers and around standing timber. Report submitted by David Robertson, game warden stationed in McIntosh and Okmulgee counties.
     
    Konawa: September 9. Elevation normal, water 87 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and crankbaits at 5-15 ft. in schooling fish around points and coves early and late. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: September 8. 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: September 6. Stocked 2,365 lbs. approximately 3,350 rainbow trout on August 29. Report submitted by April Drake, southeast regional office secretary.
     
    Pine Creek: September 8. Elevation normal, water clear. Bass good on blue baby brush hogs Texas-rigged near flooded timber. Crappie good on mini-king spinnerbaits at 12 ft. and on small 1/8 oz. spoons in deep water near brush. Catfish good on trotlines baited with chicken liver. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: September 9. 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 and on cut bait, pole fishing in the river channel. 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.
     
    Texoma: September 8. Elevation normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on crankbaits, plastic worms and surface lures at 5-20 ft. in the upper ends of creeks and around points. Striped and white bass fair to good on surface lures, live bait and slabs at 10-25 ft. in the river channels. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, stinkbait and worms at 5-20 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 the fish attractors and underwater brush. Sunfish fair to good on shrimp, worms, tiny tube jigs and lures at 5-10 ft. around fishing docks and riprap. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: September 8. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and topwater lures at night. Crappie fair to good on minnows and on white/blue, pink jigs at 10-15 ft. around brushy cover. Catfish fair 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 at night. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
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