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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: July 12. Elevation above normal, water 79. Crappie and sunfish good on jigs, grubs and spoons in chartreuse/white at 27 ft. around brush structure, river channel, docks and drop-offs in creek channel and on small jig swing on pendulum over brush piles. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on topwater lures, worms, tube jigs and chug bugs at 15-20 ft. around the main lake, points and creek channels early day. White bass fair on topwater lures, lipless baits, in-line spinnerbaits and grubs from the surface to 12 ft. in the main lake, around points and channels. Carp and channel catfish slow on dough bait and minnows at 5-15 ft. in coves, docks and weed beds. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: July 15. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Smallmouth, spotted and largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jerk baits and topwater lures at 2-5 ft. in weed beds, creek channels and rocks. Channel catfish excellent on stinkbait, chicken liver and worms at 3-8 ft. in channels, brush structure and points. Flathead catfish fair on live bait and worms at 5-8 ft. along rocks and deeper holes around current. Sunfish and bluegill good on crickets, grasshoppers, Power Bait and grubs at 1-3 ft. along shorelines, shallows and weed beds. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: July 13. Elevation normal, water 81. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, plastic baits and crankbaits at 15-20 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and points. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, worms, stinkbait and punch bait at 10-15 ft. in channels, mouth of the river and the river channel. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 15-30 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Walleye fair on crankbaits at 15-20 ft. around points, rocks and riprap. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Eufaula: July 13. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits along deeper points and rocky drop-off areas. White bass good on slab spoons around deeper flats early and late. Blue catfish fair on a variety of lures along flats and deeper rocky areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. under bridges and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: July 13. Elevation normal, water 76. Crappie slow on minnows and tube jigs at 15-25 ft. in creek channels. Blue catfish slow on chicken liver and cut bait from the surface to 10 ft. in the river channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Murray: July 14. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on plastic worms, crankbaits and flukes. Channel catfish good on stinkbait and red worms. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
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    Robert S. Kerr: July 14. Elevation normal, water 82. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits in coves, around points and riprap. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and channels. Blue, flathead and channel catfish good on cut bait, shad and live bait along flats, in the main lake and river channel. Striped and white bass good on live shad and Alabama rigs. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Sardis: July 12. Elevation normal, water 81. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits at 4-12 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and standing timber. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-14 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait at 10-16 ft. in channels and the main lake. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: July 13. Elevation below normal, water 80 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on plastic baits, crankbaits and surface lures at 5-15 ft. along creek channels, riprap and shorelines. Striped and white bass good on live shad, slabs, sassy shad and surface lures at 10-20 ft. along the river channel and main lake. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, stinkbait and worms at 10-20 ft. in creek channels, the main lake and the river channel; also being caught in the upper Red River and the cleaning stations. Crappie and sunfish good on live bait, small lures, tube jigs and worms at 5-20 ft. around brush structure, docks and creek channels. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: July 13. Elevation above normal, water 81 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 8-14 ft. along creek channels, points and riprap. Flathead, channel and blue catfish good on live bait, sunfish and goldfish at 10-20 ft. in channels, the main lake and river channel. Crappie, bluegill and sunfish fair on jigs, tube jigs and grasshoppers at 12-20 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

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