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:: July 18. Elevation 8 1/2 ft. above normal, water 75 and stained. Lake is still closed due to high water. All ramps are closed until further notice. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: July 21. Elevation normal, water 78 and clear. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait, chicken liver and worms at 2-6 ft. around brush structure, rocks and channels. Flathead catfish fair on sunfish and worms at 2-6 ft. along rocks, sandbars and channels at night. Smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures at 1-6 ft. along rocks, brush structure and points. Sunfish and bluegill excellent on grasshoppers, crickets, small lures and PowerBait at 1-3 ft. along shallows, shorelines and sandbars. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.



Broken Bow: July 5. Elevation above normal, water 78. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs and plastic baits at 10-15 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and rocks. Channel catfish good on worms, punch bait and chicken liver at 5-10 ft. along channels, the river mouth and river channel. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.



Eufaula:  July 19. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair flipping plastic baits around docks and around points. White bass and crappie fair under and around bridges. Blue catfish fair in rocky areas and deeper flats. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.  

Hugo: July 19. Elevation above normal, water 75 and muddy. Blue catfish good on cut bait, worms and shad at 5-15 ft. in the tailwaters. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.


Konawa: July 19. Elevation normal, water 87 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, sassy shad, and soft plastic baits at 6-12 ft. along coves, creek channels, weed beds and riprap. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, worms, shad and punch bait at 6-10 ft. in the discharge, points and riprap. White bass fair on crankbaits, slabs, sassy shad and jigs at 8-14 ft. along channels, the main lake and creek channels. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.


Lower Mountain Fork: July 20. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout good on PowerBait below the dam and spillway. Flathead catfish good on crankbaits below the dam. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

July 15. Stocked 2,100 lbs., approximately 1,088 rainbow trout. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Regional Office.


McGee Creek:
July 12. Elevation 15 1/2 ft. above normal, water 81 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits at 6-10 ft. along weed beds and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows at 18-24 ft. around standing timber and brush structure. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
Murray: July 20. Elevation normal, water 77 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits, topwater lures and crankbaits from the surface to 20 ft. along rocks, weed beds and points. White bass fair on minnows, jigs, sassy shad and crankbaits at 5-25 ft. in the main lake, along creek channels and points. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms, minnows and punch bait at 5-15 ft. around standing timber, rocks and creek channels. Sunfish good on jigs, small lures, worms and grubs at 3-8 ft. along shallows, sandbars and weed beds. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.


Pine Creek: July 12. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits around points and coves. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and dough bait along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


Robber's Cave State Park: No report submitted.

Robert S. Kerr: July 19. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. above normal. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits, topwater lures and crankbaits at 2-6 ft. along weed beds, creek channels and standing timber. Blue, flathead and channel catfish excellent on punch bait, shad, worms and noodling at 2-6 ft. along river channels, sandbars and flats. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 6-10 ft. along creek channels, standing timber, coves and under bridges on Big Sans Bois Creek. Paddlefish excellent over deep holes up the Canadian River from Tamaha. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: July 12. Water 84 and clear to murky. Largemouth and spotted bass fair to good on swim baits, spinnerbaits and buzz baits around timber points and grass early and late. Channel and blue catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait at 4-6 ft. Flathead catfish fair on live bait along creek channels and off points. Crappie fair to good at 4-10 ft. around brush and standing timber. Walleye fair on crankbaits, jigs and worms at 6-10 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Latimer and Pushmataha counties.


Texoma: July 19. Elevation 21 ft. above normal, water 82 and murky to muddy. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on spinnerbaits, plastic baits and topwater lures at 5-20 ft. along shallows, spillway and brush structure. Striped bass good on live shad, sassy shad and cut bait at 10-20 ft. below the dam and river channel. Channel and flathead catfish good on live shad, worms and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. below the dam, along riprap, creek channels and the upper Red and Washita rivers. Crappie and sunfish fair on minnows, tube jigs and small lures at 5-10 ft. around docks and creek channels. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.


Wister: July 20. Elevation dropping, water 83 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on buzz baits and topwater lures at 2-8 ft. around brush structure and points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-14 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Flathead catfish fair on live bait at 8-14 ft. along channels and the main lake. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.


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