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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 21. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 81 and stained. Crappie slow around docks and good on brown/chartreuse 1/8 oz. Slab Slayer jig at 18-27 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 tubes, topwater lures, Biffle bugs and 6XD crankbaits. Smallmouth bass being caught on Slug-go type baits fished weightless off points. Sunfish good on fly rods in the evenings. Channel catfish good on dough bait, cut bait and grasshoppers around baited holes. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: September 24. Elevation normal, water 65 and clear. Smallmouth and spotted bass fair on soft plastic baits around structure near riffles and current. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait, chicken liver and minnows around current and structure in large pools. Flathead catfish fair on live sunfish in larger pools near current and rock outcroppings. Sunfish excellent on grasshoppers and crickets in slow water. Report Submitted by Matt Gamble, fisheries biologist, Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: September 22. 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 23. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits around points and boat docks. White bass fair along flats early and late. Blue catfish good drifting fresh shad along deeper flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridges and around standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Konawa: September 23. Elevation normal, water 79 and clear. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and crankbaits at 5-15 ft. along weed beds and points in schooling fish early and late. Channel catfish good on cut shad at 5-10 ft. around points in the south cove. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: September 22. 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 22. 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.
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    Robert S. Kerr: September 23. 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 22. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on crankbaits, plastic worms and surface lures at 5-15 ft. in the upper creeks. Striped and white bass fair to good on surface lures, live bait and sassy shad at 10-30 ft. from Alberta Creek to Caney Creek. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, stinkbait and worms at 10-20 ft. from Catfish Bay to Burns run. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around the fish attractors and fishing docks. Sunfish fair to good on worms and small 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 22. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits and good on topwater lures and Zara spooks. Crappie fair on minnows and fair on white/blue, pink jigs at 15-20ft. 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 Le Flore County.
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