Fishing Reports - Southeast
Lake of the Arbuckles
3. Broken Bow
7. McGee Creek
9. Pine Creek
10. Robert S. Kerr
14. Lower Mountain Fork River
15. Blue River
16. Robber's Cave State Park
of the Arbuckles:
November 30. Elevation 4 3/4 ft. below normal, water 51 and clear. Crappie slow off docks and fair on chartreuse/brown jigs at 35-45 ft. around brush piles. White bass being caught on CC spoons at 35-55 ft. on the humps near the dam. Bass fair on jerk baits, crankbaits, swim baits and Alabama rigs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
Blue River: December 4. Elevation normal, water 40 and clear. Trout excellent on blue, black and red Super Dupers, peach or garlic Power Bait and mealworms fished below riffles and waterfalls. Fly fishing good on dark woolly buggers, caddis flies, May flies and egg patterns fished around riffles and sandbars. Smallmouth and spotted bass fair on soft plastics fished slowly around current in deeper pools. Channel catfish good on minnows and stinkbait in larger pools around breaks in current. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
Broken Bow: December 1. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on jigs in green pumpkin and peanut butter and jelly colors, soft plastic baits in watermelon and green pumpkin, Carolina rigs, Texas rigs and shaky heads around steeper rock banks and major creeks at 10-20 ft., on jerk baits in clown color and on topwater early and late. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
December 1. Largemouth bass slow. White bass slow. Blue catfish fair on shad along deeper flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along riprap and docks with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
Hugo: December 1. Elevation normal. Catfish fair on cut bait below the dam. Crappie fair on minnows in the river channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
Konawa: December 1. Elevation normal, water 58 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms and shad colored rattletraps at 5-10 ft. along weed beds and points. Channel catfish good on cut shad, chicken liver and stinkbait in the intake channel when water is being pumped into the lake. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. in the discharge canal. Report submitted by Dale Stites, game warden stationed in Pontotoc County.
Lower Mountain Fork: December 1. 100 C.F.S. above the Powerhouse, call 866-494-1993 for hydroelectric release schedule, water 60 and clear. The best areas to fish are Spillway Creek, Evening Hole and Zone 2. The best access points are Beaver Lodge Nature Trail, Evening Hole Bridge and the Old Park Dam. BWOs and midges hatching. Recommend fly fishing leader of 7 1/2 ft., with 5X Tippet on a 9’5” weight fly rod. Report submitted by Rob Woodruff, Woodruff Guide Service.
Lower Mountain Fork:
November 22. Stocked 2,295 lbs., approximately 4,150 rainbow trout, on November 21. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast regional office.
McGee Creek: December 1. Elevation 2 1/3 ft. below normal, water 57 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and soft plastic lures at 14-18 ft. over submerged points. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-20 ft. over submerged cedar trees off major creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
Murray: No report submitted.
Pine Creek: December 1. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on soft plastic baits and jigs near the back of creek channels. Crappie fair on spoons in deeper water. Catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
Robber's Cave State Park: November 22. Stocked 545 lbs., approximately 830 rainbow trout on November 21. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast regional office.
Robert S. Kerr: December 2. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in deeper submerged brush locations, in the mouth of the Big San Bois Creek and around riprap. Blue catfish good on cut bait drifting in the river channel in the lake and on trotlines near the channel. Bass fair around points and in deeper pools in the river. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
Sardis: November 30. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal, water 58. Largemouth bass fair on cut bait and swim bait at 12-14 ft. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and dead minnows. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 14 ft. around brush piles. Walleye fair trolling 10-12 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
Texoma: December 1. Elevation 7 3/4 ft. below normal, water 58 and clear. Largemouth bass fair to good on crankbaits and plastic worms at 10-20 ft. around points. Smallmouth bass fair to good on jigs with trailers at 10-15 ft. around riprap. Striped bass fair to good on live bait and slabs at 10-25 ft. in the river channels. White bass fair on live bait and sassy shad at 10-20 ft. in the creek channels. Channel catfish fair on live bait and worms at 10-15 ft. from the Washita River to Catfish Bay. Blue catfish fair to good on live bait and cut bait at 10-20 ft. on the Red River Arm and Caney Creek and around cleaning stations. Crappie fair on live bait and jigs at 5-15 ft. around the fish attractors and underwater brush. Sunfish fair on small tube jigs and shrimp at 5-10 ft. around riprap. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
Wister: December 1. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie fair on pink/white jigs at 8-10 ft. Catfish fair to good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.