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 26. Elevation below normal, water 79. Crappie fair on hair jigs, tube jigs, minnows and grubs in chartreuse/white and chartreuse/brown at 15-25 ft. around brush structure, creek channels, weed beds and state maintained brush piles. White bass fair on crankbaits, lipless baits, topwater lures, slabs and small roadrunner baits in white/pearl from the surface to 12 ft. around the points, riprap, weed beds and open water while chasing shad on the surface early morning. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on topwater lures, jigs and tube jigs in watermelon seed from the surface to 15 ft. in the river channel, weed beds and brush structure; best on topwater lures and shallow crankbaits off points early morning. Channel catfish good on dough bait and minnows on bottom in 22 ft. of water in creek channels and baited holes. Bluegill and sunfish good on topwater lures from the surface to 4 ft. in coves and along sandbars. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: July 28. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Smallmouth, spotted and largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures at 2-6 ft. in channels, rocks, around brush structure and below waterfalls. Channel catfish excellent on worms, stinkbait and chicken liver at 3-8 ft. in channels, around rocks and large pools. Sunfish and bluegill excellent on small lures, worms, grasshoppers and grubs at 1-3 ft. in shallows, along shorelines and weed beds. Flathead catfish fair on worms, sunfish and live bait at 4-8 ft. in the river channel, around rocks and deeper pools below riffles; best at night. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.


Broken Bow: July 27. Elevation normal, water 78. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, spoons and plastic baits at 15-20 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and rocks. Crappie good on minnows, tube jigs and jigs around brush structure, standing timber and riprap. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, worms and punch bait at 20-25 ft. in channels, river mouth and river channel. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


Eufaula:  July 27. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits along deeper flats and deeper points. White bass fair trolling crankbaits along deeper flats early and late. Blue catfish fair on a variety of baits along deep flats and deeper rocky areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-20 ft. under bridges and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: July 27. Elevation normal, water 82. Crappie slow on minnows at 15-25 ft. along the river channel and standing timber. Blue catfish slow on chicken liver, stinkbait and shad at 10-30 ft. in the river channel and rocks. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.


Konawa: July 1. Elevation above normal, water 82. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits, topwater lures and live bait around brush structure, weed beds and shallows. Channel and blue catfish good on dough bait, cut bait, stinkbait and worms at 4-8 ft. along shallows, points and creek channels. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow on cut bait, jigs, spoons and crankbaits in creek channels, the discharge and around points. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.


Lower Mountain Fork: July 27. Elevation normal, water 69. Trout good on caddis flies, Power Bait and small lures along rocks and the river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

July 25. Stocked 1,447 pounds, approximately 2,400 rainbow trout on July 22. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast regional office.



McGee Creek:
July 27. Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. Crappie good on minnows at 16-20 ft. around brush structure. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs and plastic baits at 20-24 ft. around points and rocks. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.


Murray: July 29. Elevation below normal, water 80. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, topwater lures and spinnerbaits from the surface to 20 ft. around rocks, points and the main lake. Channel catfish good on cut bait, punch bait, worms and shad at 5-15 ft. along rocks, the river channel and flats. Crappie fair on jigs, small lures and minnows at 8-15 ft. around brush structure, docks and standing timber. White bass fair on jigs, topwater lures and crankbaits from the surface to 20 ft. in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.


Pine Creek: July 27. Elevation normal, water 72. Largemouth bass fair plastic baits in the river channel. Crappie fair on jigs around standing timber and brush structure. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait and punch bait in creek channels. Sunfish excellent on worms around structure. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


Robber's Cave State Park: No report submitted.

Robert S. Kerr: July 28. Elevation normal, water 87. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, flukes and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points and riprap. Striped and white bass good on Alabama rigs and bill baits in the river channel. Blue, channel and flathead catfish excellent on cut bait and live shad along the river channel and flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Sardis: July 27. Elevation normal, water 83. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-14 ft. around brush structure. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait at 14 ft. along channels, shorelines and the main lake. Flathead catfish slow on sunfish at 4-12 ft. along rocks. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on bill baits, crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 4-16 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and creek channels. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.


Texoma: July 27. Elevation below normal, water 82. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and topwater lures at 5-20 ft. in creek channels and points. White and striped bass good on live shad, slabs, topwater lures and sassy shad at 10-20 ft. in the main lake and the river channel. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, cut bait, stinkbait and chicken liver at 10-20 ft. along creek channels, river channel, the main lake, cleaning stations and on the Red River at Fobb Bottom and the Washita River at Butcher Pen. Crappie and sunfish fair on minnows, small lures and tube jigs at 5-15 ft. around docks, creek channels and brush structure. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.


Wister: July 27. Elevation normal, water 81. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 8-14 ft. along creek channels, river channel and riprap. Flathead catfish good on sunfish and punch bait at 10-20 ft. along the main lake and the river channel. Crappie fair on jigs and tube jigs at 12-20 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.




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