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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: December 21. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 46 and clear. Crappie slow off docks and fair on main lake using jigs at 30-35 ft around brush piles. White bass fair on spoons and slabs along drop-offs and creek bends near the dam. Bass being caught on crankbaits, Carolina-rigged creature baits and Alabama rigs. Channel catfish and carp being caught on dough bait off docks. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: December 23. Elevation slightly above normal, water 36 and clear. Trout good on Power Bait, spoons and in-line spinnerbaits downstream of waterfalls. Fly fishing fair on woolly buggers, Copper Johns, pheasant tails and zebra midges near riffles and behind breaks in current. Channel catfish good on stinkbait and chicken liver near slow moving current in deeper pools. Smallmouth and spotted bass slow. Stocked approximately 3,090 rainbow trout on December 23. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Eufaula: December 22. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow. White bass slow. Blue catfish fair on shad drifting flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: December 15. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: December 23. Elevation normal, water 47 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms at 5-10 ft. along weed lines. Channel catfish fair on worms and stinkbait around docks. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on minnows and jigs in the discharge canal at 12-15 ft. Sunfish fair around docks and in shallow water of 3-6 ft. with worms and power bait. Report submitted by Dale Stites, game warden stationed in Pontotoc County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: December 23. 100 C.F.S. above the Powerhouse, call 866-494-1993 for hydroelectric release schedule, water 58 and clear. The best areas to fish are Spillway Creek, Evening Hole and Zone 2. The best access points are Beaver Lodge Nature Trail, Evening Hole Bridge and the Old Park Dam. Blue winged olives and midges hatching. Recommend fly fishing leader of 7 1/2 ft., with 5X Tippet on a 9’5” weight fly rod. High stick presentation with nymphs in fast water. Swing soft hackles or throw streamers in deeper runs. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    McGee Creek: December 22. Elevation 2 3 ft. below normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and soft plastic lures at 16-24 ft. over submerged points. Crappie fair on minnows at 18-25 ft. over submerged cedar trees off major creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
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    Pine Creek: December 22. Elevation above normal, water murky. Bass good on soft plastic baits and crankbaits near inlets. Crappie fair on spoons in deep water. Catfish fair to good on juglines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: December 23. Blue catfish good on cut bait drifting in the river channel or flats near the channel. Flathead and channel catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait near Hickory Nut Ridge. Crappie good on minnows up the Big San Bois Creek near submerged brush or other cover. Crappie also fair around the port on minnows, especially on warmer days. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
     
    Sardis: December 21. Elevation 4 ft. above normal. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: December 22. Elevation 7 1/3 ft. below normal, water 58 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic worms at 10-15 ft. in creek channels. Smallmouth bass fair on big jigs and pig combination baits at 10-20 ft. around riprap. Striped bass fair to good on live bait and slabs at 10-25 ft. in the river channels. White bass fair on jigs and small crankbaits at 10-15 ft. around points. Channel catfish fair on punchbait and stinkbait at 5-10 ft. in upper creeks. Blue catfish fair to good on live bait and cut shad at 10-20 ft. from Platter Flats to Caney Creek and around cleaning stations. Crappie fair on live bait and tube jigs at 5-15 ft. in creeks with brush. Sunfish fair on small tube jigs and worms at 5-10 ft. around riprap. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: December 22. Elevation 8 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie fair on jigs at 8-10 ft. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

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