Fishing Reports - Southeast

 

map of southeast oklahoma with the locations of lakes in that region1. Arbuckle
3.
Broken Bow
4.
Eufaula
5.
Hugo
6.
Konawa
7.
McGee Creek
8.
Murray
9.
Pine Creek
10.
Robert S. Kerr
11.
Sardis
12.
Texoma
13.
Wister
14.
Lower Mountain Fork River
15. Blue River

16. Robber's Cave State Park


Arbuckle:: May 21. Elevation below normal, water 69-72 and clear in the main lake and stained up creeks. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, grubs, worms and flukes at 1-15 ft. along coves, rocks and riprap; try flukes in the stickups in back of coves. Crappie, bluegill and sunfish excellent on jigs, hair jigs, minnows and small lures at 22 ft. around brush structure, docks, weed beds and marked brush piles. White bass fair on spoons, lipless baits, slabs and minnows at 32 ft. around docks, in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: May 23. Elevation rising, water 72 and murky. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, stinkbait and cut bait at 2-6 ft. around rocks, channels and brush structure. Smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits, crankbaits and plastic baits at 3-5 ft. around rocks and brush structure. Bass fishing is slower than normal due to fluctuating water levels and rainfall. Trout fair on PowerBait at 4-6 ft. along channels and deeper pools below waterfalls. Trout fishing will become more difficult as water temperatures rise and trout die off. Sunfish and bluegill good on small lures and crickets at 1-2 ft. along shallows, shorelines and flats. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: May 22. Elevation normal, water 69. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, plastic baits and flukes at 5-15 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and points. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, worms, live bait and cut bait at 10-20 ft. along channels, in the main lake and coves. Walleye good on worms and live bait at 20 ft. around points. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.



Eufaula:  May 22. Elevation normal, water 70 and murky. Largemouth bass good on lipless baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 2-8 ft. around points, docks and rocks. White bass slow on jigs and in-line spinnerbaits at 4-10 ft. below the dam and along riprap. Blue catfish good on live shad, cut bait and stinkbait at 3-20 ft. below the dam, along the rocks and river channel. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 4-12 ft. around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.  

Hugo: May 22. Elevation above normal, water 71. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 5-16 ft. around brush structure and points. Blue catfish good on shad at 3-15 ft. below the dam. Flathead catfish good on live bait at 10-20 ft. below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.


Konawa: May 23. Elevation normal, water 71 and clear. Largemouth bass good on in-line spinnerbaits, plastic baits and sassy shad at 3-6 ft. in coves, weed beds and the discharge. White bass good on live shad, worms, shrimp and minnows at 4-8 ft. in the discharge and around points. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms, cut bait and stinkbait at 6-10 ft. along riprap, creek channels and points. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.


Lower Mountain Fork: May 22. Elevation normal, water 63. Trout good on plastic baits, PowerBait and nymphs along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

May 6. Stocked approximately 1,970 rainbow trout on May 5. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Regional Office.


McGee Creek:
May 22. Elevation normal, water 71 and clearing. Largemouth and spotted bass good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and jerk baits at 2-10 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure. Channel and flathead catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with sunfish at 6-20 ft. around rocks and standing timber. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
Murray: May 23. Elevation above normal, water 70 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on flukes, plastic baits and crankbaits at 3-15 ft. around points, rocks and weed beds. White bass fair on jigs, sassy shad, crawfish and minnows at 5-15 ft. in the main lake, along creek channels and points. Walleye fair on minnows, jigs, crankbaits and small lures at 4-12 ft. in coves, rocks and points. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, worms, shad and chicken liver at 4-10 ft. along shallows, rocks and coves. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.


Pine Creek: May 22. Elevation normal, water 69. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure, below the dam and at the half bridge. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits along creek channels and points. Channel catfish good on cut bait and worms along channels, in the main lake and river channel. Flathead catfish excellent on sunfish in coves and standing timber. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


Robber's Cave State Park: No report submitted.

Robert S. Kerr: May 22. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at the inlet and around brush structure. Blue, channel and flathead catfish excellent on cut bait, shad and live bait in the main lake, along flats and points. Largemouth and spotted bass good on flukes, plastic baits, Alabama rigs and spinnerbaits along weed beds, shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: May 23. Elevation normal, water 74. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, in-line spinnerbaits and topwater lures at 4-9 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and points. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and tube jigs at 4-6 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, sunfish and shad at 6-10 ft. along channels, shorelines and rocks. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.


Texoma: May 22. Elevation normal, water 70 and muddy. Striped and white bass slow on shad at 5-20 ft. in the river channel, in the main lake and creek channels. Blue and channel catfish excellent on live shad, shad and cut bait below the dam, along the river channel and creek channels. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 2-10 ft. around brush structure. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on worms, spinnerbaits, small lures and crankbaits at 2-65 ft. around brush structure and shorelines. Paddlefish slow below the dam. Report submitted by Bob Wingo, game warden stationed in Bryan County.


Wister: May 22. Elevation normal, water 72 and murky. Largemouth bass good on in-line spinnerbaits in chartreuse/white at 4-10 ft. around brush structure and points. Crappie excellent on minnows, Timmy Toms in pumpkin/chartreuse and white/yellow at 7-13 ft. around brush structure and channels. Flathead catfish good on live bait at 5-14 ft. below the dam and along the river channel. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.


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