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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 19. Elevation above normal, water 78.5. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, topwater lures, worms and blue fleck power worms from the surface to 15 ft. in the main lake, around points and weed beds. Smallmouth bass slow on yellow magic topwater lures at the surface around points at first light. Crappie fair on chartreuse/white tube jigs, spoons, minnows and jigs at 15-29 ft. in creek channels and brush structure. White bass fair on topwater lures, small lures, lipless baits and roadrunner with a white grub. Channel catfish good on dough bait in the main lake and baited holes up Guy Sandy and Rock creeks. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: July 22. Elevation normal, water 74 and murky. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, worms and live bait at 3-8 ft. in channels, rocks and deeper pools. Smallmouth, spotted and largemouth bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits, topwater lures and crankbaits at 2-5 ft. around brush structure, rocks and below waterfalls off of current. Flathead catfish fair on live bait and worms at 3-8 ft. along channels and rocks very early morning and at night. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: July 20.Elevation normal, water 79. Largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, plastic baits and jerk baits at 15-20 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and rocks. Crappie good on jigs, spoons, tube jigs and minnows at 20-25 around brush structure and standing timber. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, stinkbait, shrimp and punch bait at 15-20 ft. in coves, the river mouth and river channel. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Eufaula: July 20. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and deep running crankbaits along deeper points. White bass fair on slab spoons around deeper flats early and late. Blue catfish fair on a variety of lures along rocky areas and on shad along deeper flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-20 ft. under bridges and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: July 20. Elevation rising, water 80. Crappie slow on minnows at 15-25 ft. around standing timber. Flathead catfish fair noodling at 1-6 ft. in creek channels and rocks. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: July 20. Elevation normal, water 67. Trout good on caddis flies and Power Bait along rocks and shallows. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
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    Murray: July 21. Elevation below normal, water 78. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on spinnerbaits, topwater lures, jerk baits and white spinnerbaits from the surface to 20 ft. around points, rocks, the main lake and topwater earlier in the morning and late evening. Channel catfish fair on crawfish, punch bait, worms and shad at 5-15 ft. in shallows, rocks and river channel. White bass fair on crankbaits, sassy shad and topwater lures from the surface to 20 ft. around points, topwater and the main lake. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and small lures at 10-15 ft. around docks, brush structure and weed beds. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
     
    Pine Creek: July 20. Elevation normal, water 76. Largemouth bass on plastic baits and crankbaits in standing timber. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure. Channel catfish excellent on stinkbait and worms in creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: July 21. Elevation normal, water 85. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits in coves, points and brush structure. White bass fair on Alabama rigs, rigs, grubs and bill baits in the river channel. Blue, channel and flathead catfish slow on cut bait and live bait in the river channel and flats. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Sardis: July 20. Elevation normal, water 79. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs at 12 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and creek channels. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, worms, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 4-14 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and creek channels. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, sunfish, live shad and crawfish at 14 ft. in channels and the main lake. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: July 20. Elevation below normal, water 80. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and topwater lures at 5-20 ft. along creek channels, points and riprap. Striped and white bass good on live shad, sassy shad, slabs and topwater lures at 10-20 ft. in the main lake, river channel and points. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, worms and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. in creek channels, riprap, the main lake, Washita River, Red River at Sander Island View and the cleaning stations. Crappie and sunfish slow on minnows, small lures and tube jigs at 5-20 ft. around docks, riprap, creek channels, Widowmoore and Kansas creeks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: July 20. Elevation normal, water 83. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 8-14 ft. in creek channels, points and riprap. Flathead, blue and channel catfish good on sunfish, punch bait and hotdogs at 10-20 ft. in the main lake and river channel. Crappie, sunfish and bluegill good on jigs, tube jigs and small lures 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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