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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 30. Elevation 5 3/4 ft. below normal, water 54. Crappie are on the move from deep to shallow, some being caught at 20 ft. brush piles. Bass fair to good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, Alabama rigs and jerk baits. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Broken Bow: March 30. 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 30. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 55 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and crankbaits in rocky areas. White bass good on small jigs moving up feeder creeks. Blue catfish fair on shad along flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-12 ft. around riprap and standing brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: March 30. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 56 and muddy. Largemouth bass fair on spinner baits and soft plastic baits in flooded timber. White bass are staging up the creek waiting for the next rain. Catfish fair cut bait below the dam. Crappie good on minnows at 10-12 ft. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: April 1. Elevation normal, water 56 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, slabs and soft plastic baits at 8-10 ft. around points, submerged structure and in the discharge canal. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on cut bait, live bait, crankbaits and slabs around points, creek beds, road beds and in the discharge canal. Channel catfish fair on worms, cut bait and stinkbait near the inlet canal, along rocks on the dam and at 5-8 ft. around windy points. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: March 30. Water flow 100 c.f.s above the Powerhouse, visibility 52 inches, water 45 and clear. Best areas are Spillway Creek, Evening Hole and Zone 2. Best access points are Beaver Lodge Nature Trail, Evening Hole Bridge and Old Park Dam. Best fly fishing patterns are Sparkle Dun in BWO color - size 20, March Brown in natural color - size 14, in Phlamin Pheasant Tail in natural color - size 18, March Brown Wet in natural color - size 14, Elk Wing Caddis in tan color - size 16, Soft Hackle in olive color - size 16, Hare’s Ear in natural color - size 14, Spillway Creek Caddis in olive color - size 14, and Flying Squirrel in natural color - size 16. Report submitted by Woodruff Guide Service.
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    Lower Mountain Fork: March 28. Stocked 2,295 lbs., approximately 3,515 rainbow trout on March 27. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast regional office.
     
    McGee Creek: March 30. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 54 and murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on Alabama rigs and motor oil colored salt craws at 10-20 ft. and on shad colored rattletraps and chartreuse spinnerbaits with a red blade at 2-5 ft. around structure. Crappie fair on minnows at 10-20 ft. over submerged cedar trees off major creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
     
    Murray: March 30. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 53 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on jerk baits, spinnerbaits and deep diving plugs. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles rocky structure and tree stumps. Walleye slow on chartreuse jigs along the dam early and late. All other fishing slow. Walleye fair on chartreuse jigs at the dam in the morning and last hour of daylight in evening. All other fishing slow. Boat ramps are hard to use due to lake level but are still open. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
     
    Pine Creek: March 30. Elevation normal, water clear. Bass good to excellent on rattletraps, crankbaits and soft plastic baits. Crappie fair to good on jigs near banks. Catfish fair on nightcrawlers. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: March 31. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs up Big San Bois Creek, Port and Hawthorn pits; starting to move shallower as water temperatures rise. Bass good on jigs in grass in shallow coves and on crankbaits off points on windier days. White bass good trolling yellow grubs up the Canadian River. Catfish good on cut bait along flats close to the river channel. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
     
    Sardis: March 30. Elevation normal, water 56 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on swim baits and crankbaits at 6-10 ft. White bass fair on minnows and jigs. Channel catfish and blue catfish fair to good on cut bait at 15-18 ft. Crappie slow. Walleye slow. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: March 30. Elevation 6 1/2 ft. below normal, water 44 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic combination baits at 10-20 ft. along riprap. Striped and white bass fair to good on slabs at 10-20 ft. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from Butcher Pen ramp to the confluence of the lake and Sanders Island view on the Red River. Crappie fair to good on minnows and various jigs at 5-15 ft. in Widowmoore, Glasses creeks and Butcher Pen Lake. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
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    Wister: March 30. Elevation 5 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on 12-inch black plastic worms, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie good on minnows and jigs. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and live sunfish. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.
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