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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: April 27. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 66 and clear. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 6-12 ft. around brush piles and fair around docks early morning. White bass chasing shad along the dam and coves. Bass good on jigs, crankbaits, jerk baits, and Alabama rigs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Broken Bow: April 28. Elevation normal, water mid 60s and clear. Bass good on crankbaits, shallow running spinnerbaits, and Carolina-rigged worms shallow around beds. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Crappie good on green weenies, electric chickens, and minnows at 2-5 ft. around structure. Walleye fair to good on deep running crankbaits around rocky points moving to deeper water. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Eufaula: April 28. Elevation normal, water 70 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits 1-5 ft. around structure. White bass fair around windy points. Blue catfish fair on shad and various catfish baits along shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 1-8 ft. around brush, standing timber, boat docks and riprap areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: April 28. Elevation normal, water 60. Largemouth bass fair to good on soft plastic baits and spinnerbaits along buck brush, drop-offs in creeks and creek channels. Catfish good on trotlines baited with cut bait and live goldfish and good on cut bait below the dam. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 4-6 ft. around brush and good on jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: April 22. Elevation normal, water 63 and clear. Largemouth bass good on soft plastic baits, crankbaits, and live bait along shorelines with structure and vegetation. Channel and blue catfish good on stinkbait, dough bait, and cut bait around points. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on jigs, cut shad, crawfish, and minnows around points, road beds, creek beds and the discharge canal. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: April 27. Water flow 100 c.f.s above the powerhouse. Visibility 52 inches, water 55 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. April means Caddis. Hatches are running a couple of weeks behind due to the cold winter/spring. Report submitted by Woodruff Guide Service.
     
    McGee Creek: April 27. Elevation normal, water 62 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on shad colored rattletraps, chartreuse spinnerbaits with a red blade, and jerk baits at 2-5 ft. Crappie fair to good at 2-6 ft. around cedar brush. Channel catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
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    Murray: April 28. Water 65 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on spinnerbaits, jerk baits, and crankbaits at 2-4 ft. close to banks. White bass good on crankbaits in the north end near Martin’s Landing and trolling minnows and jigs. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait and chicken liver at 4-7 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-4 ft. around structure. Walleye slow to fair on chartreuse jigs early and late. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County
     
    Pine Creek: April 27. Elevation normal, water clear. Bass good on baby brush hawgs in 8-12 ft. Crappie fair on minnows near brush. Catfish fair on punch bait. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: April 28. Bass excellent in grass beds on chatter bait and up the Canadian river on plugs. Crappie excellent fishing shallow on jigs and minnows. Sandbass excellent around Sanbios creek up to iron bridge on twist tail grubs. Catfish good on trotlines and juglines using cutbait. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
     
    Sardis: April 19. Elevation normal, water 64 and murky. Bass fair to good on swim baits and spinnerbaits at 2-8 ft. White bass slow. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on juglines baited with cut bait and dead minnows at 12-14 ft. Crappie fair at 2-6 ft. Walleye slow. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: April 27. Elevation 6 1/4 ft. below normal, water 54 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on crankbaits and bucktail jigs at 10-15 ft. in creeks. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait and sassy shad at 10-20 ft. from Caney Creek to Fobb Bottom. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, worms and stinkbait in the Washita river and at Lebanon on the Red River. Crappie fair to good at 5-15 ft. in Glasses, Widowmoore, and Kansas creeks and along the north and south dikes. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: April 27. Elevation ½ 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 live sunfish, goldfish, and cut bait. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

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