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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: March 15. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 47-50 and stained. Bass slow on crankbaits and Alabama rigs at 15-25 ft. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Broken Bow: March 16. Elevation rising, water mid-50s. Spotted bass good on grubs in the upper end. White bass good on yellow rooster tails and grubs; starting to stage for run. Crappie fair to good on minnows and grubs moving into the shallows around structure. Walleye good on watermelon, smoke and witches brew grubs with 1/4 oz. lead head and rogues in the upper end. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Eufaula: March 16. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 45 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on jerk bait in rocky areas. White bass slow. Blue catfish fair on shad off flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. along standing brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: March 16. Elevation normal, water 55. Catfish fair on trotlines baited with cut bait and sunfish. Crappie fair to good on minnows at 6-10 ft. along creek channels in standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: March 17. Elevation normal, water 53 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and soft plastic baits in the discharge canal on old road beds and points. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on live bait, cut bait and jigs in the discharge canal. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork River: March 16. Water flow 100 c.f.s. above Powerhouse, water 45 and clear. BWOs, especially on cloudy days. March Brown hatch has been later than usual due to cold water and heavy generation schedule. Try fishing wet flies or soft hackles on the swing if there are only a few adult Mayflies on the surface. Report submitted by Woodruff Guide Service.
     
    McGee Creek: March 16. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 47 and murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on motor oil colored salt craws and black and blue jig-and-pig combination baits at 16-30 ft. and on chartreuse spinnerbaits at 3-6 ft. fished slowly around structure. 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.
     
    Murray: March 18. Elevation 6-7 ft. below normal, water 45 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass slow on soft finesse jigs and minnows at 10-12 ft. Crappie slow to fair on minnows and jigs in various colors at 10-12 ft. around brush piles. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
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    Pine Creek: March 16. Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass excellent on red rattletraps and watermelon baby brush hogs at 12-15 ft. Crappie good to excellent on black jigs with green tails near the shallows. Catfish fair to good at the spillway. Channel catfish are being caught on bait shrimp and chicken liver. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: March 17. Bass excellent on crankbaits and Alabama rigs around points and on jigs in backwaters or around cover up creeks and river coming into the lake. Crappie good to excellent along shallows around the lake and up Big San Bois around cover. Catfish fair drifting cut bait along flats around the river channel and on trotlines around islands. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
     
    Sardis: March 15. Elevation normal, water 47 and murky. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: March 16. Elevation 6 3/4 ft. below normal, water 44 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on spinnerbaits and shad colored crankbaits at 5-20 ft. around drop-offs and points. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait and sassy shad at 10-20 ft. from Newberry Creek to Alberta Creek and from Platter Flats to Caney Creek. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait and cut shad at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Alberta Creek and around the cleaning stations. Crappie fair to good on live bait and various jigs at 5-10 ft. in the upper creeks with underwater brush in them and around fish attractors. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: March 16. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie fair on jigs below the dam. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and goldfish. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

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