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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: September 14. Elevation 3 3/4 ft. below normal, water 83 and stained. Crappie slow around docks and fair on 1/8 oz. chartreuse/brown jigs at 25 ft. around brush piles. White bass good on small crankbaits, long johns and topwater spooks chasing shad in most of the lower lake. Bass fair on topwater lures early morning and good on crankbaits, creature baits and crayfish bass jigs. Smallmouth bass being caught on flukes along windblown banks. Sunfish good on fly rod in shallows in the evenings. Channel catfish good around baited holes and at night. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Broken Bow: September 16. Bass good on crankbaits, Alabama rigs and spinnerbaits in the river, good on Carolina-rigged white flukes and Alabama rigs on walls and schooling fish and good on topwater spooks and poppers early morning. Crappie good on spoons and jigs in deeper water around structure. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Eufaula: September 15. Elevation 1 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 fresh shad drifting deeper flats and creek channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridge piers and around standing timber. Report submitted by David Robertson, game warden stationed in McIntosh and Okmulgee counties.
     
    Konawa: September 14. Elevation normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms at 5-10 ft. along weed beds and points. Channel catfish good on cut shad at 10 ft. in the south cove. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: September 15. 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.
     
    Pine Creek: September 15. 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 16. 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.
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    Sardis: August 31. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water 89 and dingy. Channel catfish good on dead minnows. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: September 15. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on crankbaits, plastic combination baits and surface lures at 5-15 ft. in the upper creeks. Striped and white bass fair to good on surface lures, live bait and slabs at 10-20 ft. in the river channels. Channel and blue catfish fair to good 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 5-20 ft. around the fish attractors and underwater brush. Sunfish fair to good on worms and small tube jigs and lures at 5-10 ft. around fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: September 15. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and topwater lures at night and on Zara spooks at dusk. Crappie fair on minnows and fair on white/blue, pink jigs at 10-20ft. around brushy cover late. 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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