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December 28, 2012

Fishing report

McALESTER — Following is Wednesday’s weekly fishing report for area waterways by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

Sardis: December 21. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 49. Largemouth bass good on stick baits and crankbaits at 4-6 ft. in creek channels. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 10-14 ft. Walleye fair trolling at 8-14 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Wister:  December 23. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on black/blue plastic worms and good on silver crankbaits. Crappie fair on white tail grubs at 15-20 ft. Catfish fair on jug lines and trotlines baited with cut bait and liver. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.  

Konawa: December 23. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water 58 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms and crankbaits at 5-15 ft. in the discharge canal and around points. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Broken Bow: December 23. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on spinner and crankbaits in 10-15 ft. around structure. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with live sunfish and cut bait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 20-25 ft. around points and dead standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork:  December 23. Try mayfly nymphs in sizes 16, 18 and 20. Size 20 soft hackles in yellow, olive and orange are working in all three zones as well as pink and yellow egg patterns. Report submitted by Jesse King, Three Rivers Fly Shop. McGee Creek: December 26. Elevation 9 ft. below normal, water 56 and clear. Fishing is slow due to weather this week.

Texoma: December 23. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 60 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on crankbaits and plastic worms at 5-20 ft. in the creek channels. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, sassy shad and slabs at 10-30 ft. from Platter Flats to Caney creek. Channel and blue catfish fair to good at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Catfish Bay on live bait, worms and stinkbait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-20 ft. around underwater brush. Sunfish fair on worms and small tube jigs at 5-10 ft. around the fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Arbuckle: Lake of the Arbuckles: December 22. Elevation 5 1/4 ft. below normal, water 53 and clear to stained in upper arms. Algae bloom on surface. Crappie slow on docks, brushpiles in 25+ ft. water, good using white or chartreuce jigs and minnows. Sand bass have moved to the knolls and dropoofs in midlake out from dam. Bass fishing can be good using crankbaits, jerkbaits and dropshot jigs, Alabama rigs also working. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

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