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:: April 12. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal, water 63-65 and stained. Crappie slow on the main lake brush piles and fair in the mouths and midway back in coves. White bass up creeks chasing shad. Bass fair to good on jigs, crankbaits and Alabama rigs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: April 15. Elevation normal, water 63 and clear. Smallmouth and spotted bass good on soft plastic baits, small crankbaits and small flukes below current breaks and around large rocks. Channel catfish excellent on chicken liver, blood bait and garlic scented baits in deeper pools in campground areas. Rainbow trout fair on small spinnerbaits and garlic scented Power Bait below waterfalls. Stocked approximately 3,000 channel catfish on March 31. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.


Broken Bow: April 13. Water high 50s to low 60s. Spotted bass good on minnows and red worms in the upper end. White bass good on yellow rooster tails and various colors of 3-5 inch1/4 ounce grubs in creeks. Crappie good on minnows and jigs moving into the shallows around structure. Walleye good on watermelon, smoke and witches brew grubs in the upper end at the head of the Mountain Fork. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


Eufaula:  April 13. Elevation normal, water 61 and stained. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic baits along rocky areas and standing timber. White bass fair on small jigs and spinnerbaits up feeder creeks when water is running. Blue catfish fair on shad along deeper flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 1-5 ft. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: April 13. Elevation slightly above normal, water 59. Largemouth bass good on soft plastic baits and spinnerbaits along flooded vegetation. Blue catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait below the dam with flood water releases. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 6-8 ft. around button brush. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.


Konawa: April 14. Elevation normal, water 62 and clear. Largemouth bass good on soft plastic baits and crankbaits along structure and vegetation. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on crankbaits, jigs, cut bait and live bait in the discharge canal and along points. Channel catfish good on cut bait, dough bait and stinkbait around points. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.


Lower Mountain Fork: April 16. Water flow 100 c.f.s above the powerhouse. Visibility 52 inches, water 45 and clear. Best areas are Spillway Creek, Evening Hole and Zone 2. Best access points are Beaver Lodge Nature Trail, Evening Hole Bridge and Old Park Dam. Best fly fishing patterns are Sparkle Dun in BWO color - size 20, March Brown in natural color - size 14, in Phlamin Pheasant Tail in natural color - size 18, March Brown Wet in natural color - size 14, Elk Wing Caddis in tan color - size 16, Soft Hackle in olive color - size 16, Hare's Ear in natural color - size 14, Spillway Creek Caddis in olive color - size 14, and Flying Squirrel in natural color - size 16. Report submitted by Woodruff Guide Service.

March 28. Stocked 2,295 lbs., approximately 3,515 rainbow trout on March 27. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast regional office.



McGee Creek:
April 13. Elevation 2 2/3 ft. below normal, water 56 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on shad colored rattletraps, chartreuse spinnerbaits with a red blade and jerk baits at 2-5 ft. Channel catfish fair on juglines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.


Murray: April 14. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 60 and stained. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5 ft. around brushy structure and fish habitat buoys. Walleye slow to fair on chartreuse jigs at the dam in the morning and last hour of daylight in evening. All other fishing slow. Boat ramps are hard to use due to lake level but are still open. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County


Pine Creek: April 13. Elevation normal, water clear. Bass good on soft plastic baits. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in shallow water. Catfish good on nightcrawlers, chicken liver and cut shad. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


Robber's Cave State Park: No report submitted.

Robert S. Kerr: April 15. White bass excellent on white twist tail grubs up Big San Bois Creek all the way to Iron Bridge. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs at 5 ft. up Big San Bois Creek, Hawthorn pits and Highway 9 port. Bass good on jigs along grass beds and on plugs around points. Catfish fair on cut bait on juglines, trotlines and rod-and-reel along flats close to river and creek channels. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: April 13. Elevation normal, water 64 and murky. Largemouth bass fair to good on plastic baits at 2-4 ft. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on cut bait and dead minnows. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.


Texoma: April 13. Elevation 6 1/3 ft. below normal, water 54 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on buck tail jigs with trailers and plastic worms at 5-15 ft. around the points. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait and cut shad at 10-20 ft. from East Burns Run to Fobb Bottom. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from Washita River to Catfish Bay and around the cleaning docks and Sanders Island View on Red River. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. in Widowmoore, Kansas and Rock creeks and the south and north dikes. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.


Wister: April 13. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on 12-inch black plastic worms, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie good on minnows and jigs. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with live sunfish, goldfish and cut bait. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.




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