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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: May 27. Elevation below normal, water 72 and clear. Crappie and white bass fair on minnows and chartreuse/white jigs at 12-15 ft. vertical jigging around brush structure, creek channels and docks. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, topwater lures, jigs, jerk baits and shad colored swim baits at the surface to 12 ft. using longer cast around brush structure, points and flats. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: May 28. Elevation normal, water 69. Smallmouth and spotted bass good on plastic baits, in-line spinnerbaits and jerk baits at 3-4 ft. along river channels and rocks. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, minnows and stinkbait at 5-6 ft. in the river channel, around brush structure and below riffles. Flathead catfish fair on sunfish and worms at 6-7 ft. along channels and rocks. Sunfish good on grasshoppers, crickets and in-line spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. in shallows and weed beds. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: May 27. Water low 70s and clear. Bass good on topwater lures, super flukes, rattletraps, spinnerbaits, Zara spooks and poppers. Crappie fair to good shallow in backs of creeks and the river. Walleye fair around points and islands. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Eufaula: May 27. Elevation normal, water 78 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along rocky areas and shallow brush areas. White bass good on jigs below the dam when running water. Blue catfish good on a variety of baits in rocky areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 2-10 ft. around boat docks and rocky areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: May 27. Elevation 1 ft. above normal. All six flood gates are open. Catfish good on cut bait and live bait below the dam and good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and live sunfish in the main lake. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastics around brush. Crappie fair to good at 12-15 ft. around structure and trees in the main lake. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: May 27. Elevation normal, water 71. Largemouth bass excellent on topwater lures, jerk baits and plastic baits at 2-6 ft. in coves, weed beds and brush structure. Channel and blue catfish good on chicken liver, shad, worms and punch bait at 4-8 ft. along creek channels and the discharge. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on jigs, slabs, crankbaits and sassy shad at 8-10 ft. along creek channels, discharge and riprap. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
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    Lower Mountain Fork: May 25. Water flow 100 c.f.s above the powerhouse. Visibility 52 inches, water 55 and clear. Continued hatches of Caddis, Sulphur Mayflies and terrestrials beginning to show up. Report submitted by Woodruff Guide Service.
     
    McGee Creek: May 23. Elevation above normal, water 69. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and plastic baits at 2-10 ft. around points and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows at 6-12 around brush structure and creek channels. Channel catfish fair on cut bait along riprap. Flathead catfish good on sunfish at 12-20 ft. in the upper end of the lake. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
     
    Murray: May 26. Elevation below normal, water 70. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, plastic worms and jerk baits at 3-6 ft. along shallows, points and weed beds; still in spawning patterns but it is about over. Crappie fair on jigs, tube jigs and minnows at 4-9 ft. around docks, rocks, coves, brush piles and timber. Bluegill good on grubs, worms, small lures and tube jigs at 2-4 ft. in shallows, sand bars and weed beds. All sunfish species are in spawning patterns in shallower water, many times the beds are visible if you spend some time looking for them. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait, worms and shrimp at 3-6 ft. along shallows, rocks and riprap. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County
     
    Pine Creek: May 25. Elevation above normal, water clear. Bass good on soft plastics near stumps and snags. Crappie good on minnows near brush. Catfish good to excellent on trotlines baited with nightcrawlers. Report white spinnerbaits submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: May 27. Bass excellent on spinnerbaits, Alabama rigs and swim baits in cover around points, in coves and up the river. White bass and striped bass excellent on plugs and grubs up the Canadian River. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around submerged brush near the mouth of Big San Bois Creek. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
     
    Sardis: May 27. Elevation normal, water 74 and murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on swim baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait. Flathead catfish fair to good on live bait 4-14 ft. Crappie fair at 12-14 ft. Walleye slow. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: May 23. Elevation below normal, water 62. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on Alabama rigs, worms and tube jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure and creek channels. Striped and white bass good on jigs, slabs and live bait at 10-20 ft. around points and river channels. Channel and blue catfish good on worms, stinkbait and live bait around docks, riprap and river channels. Crappie and sunfish good on minnows and tube jigs at 5-15 ft. around brush structure, shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
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    Wister: May 25. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on shaky head plastic worms, square bills and crankbaits. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around structure. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with live sunfish and cut bait. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

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