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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: January 4. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 44 and very clear. White bass slow on CC Spoons at 45 ft. drop-offs in the mid-lake area out from the dam. Crappie slow on minnows and small jigs off deeper brush piles and ledges. Bass slow on Channel catfish good on stinkbait, chicken liver and cut bait in large pools off of current. Approximately 4,000 rainbow trout were stocked on January 7. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area. Alabama rigs, Carolina-rigged creature baits and jerk baits. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: January 8. Elevation normal, water 35 and clear. Trout excellent on rainbow and garlic Power Bait, Super Dupers and 1/32 oz. in-line spinnerbaits below waterfalls. Fly fishing excellent on Copper Johns, red midge, zebra midge and caddis flies below riffles and near breaks in current. Smallmouth and spotted bass fair on soft plastics fished slowly around structure.
     
    Eufaula: January 5. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow. White bass slow. Blue catfish slow. Crappie fair on small jigs and small minnows around boat docks with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: January 5. Elevation 2 ft. above normal. Catfish fair on cut bait around dam due to water release. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: January 7. Elevation normal, water 49 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and soft plastic baits in the discharge canal. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. in the discharge canal. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: January 5. High stick presentation with nymphs in fast water. Swing soft hackles or throw streamers in deeper runs. Blue winged olives on cloudy days. Rainbow trout spawn getting underway. There is also a heavy generation schedule. Report submitted by Woodruff Guide Service.
     
    McGee Creek: January 5. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 48 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and soft plastic lures at 18-30 ft. over submerged points. Crappie fair on minnows at 18-30 ft. over submerged cedar trees off major creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: January 6. Crappie fair on minnows up Big San Bois Creek around submerged brush and stumps. Blue catfish good on cut bait drifting around the river channel and in large flats off the river channel. Bass fair on crankbaits around points and large flats on sunny days. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
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    Sardis: January 3. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 25 ft. Walleye fair at 16 ft. trolling the rocks. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: January 6. Elevation 7 1/3 ft. below normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic combination baits and jigs at 10-20 ft. around drop-offs and points. Striped and white bass fair to good on sassy shad and live bait at 10-25 ft. in the river channels. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Catfish Bay and Sanders Island View on the Red River and around cleaning stations. Crappie fair on live bait and jigs at 5-15 ft. around underwater brush. Sunfish fair on worms and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around the fish attractors. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: January5.All fishing slow due to freezing temperatures, snow and ice.Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

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