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:: August 16. Elevation below normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, topwater lures, worms and swim baits from the surface to 15 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and the main lake; topwater action only at first light then use crankbaits or 8-inch worms on a Carolina rig. White bass fair on topwater lures, grubs and small roadrunner type lures from the surface to 15 ft. along riprap, the main lake and points; white bass are chasing minnows and shad in open water and along the dam. Crappie fair on grubs, jigs and hair jigs at 21-32 ft. around brush structure and creek channels; best on breezy overcast days. Channel catfish fair on dough bait and minnows at 21 ft. around baited holes. Bluegill and sunfish good on topwater lures and poppers in shaded shallow areas in late evening. 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: August 10. Elevation normal, water 81. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, slabs and plastic baits at 20 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and points. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, stinkbait, punch bait and worms at 10-15 ft. in channels, river mouth and river channel. Crappie good on jigs, tube jigs, spoons and minnows at 20-25 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


Eufaula:  August 17. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits around deeper points. White bass fair trolling crankbaits along deeper flats. Blue catfish fair on a variety of baits along deep flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridges and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: August 17. Elevation normal, water 83. Crappie fair on jigs at 12-25 ft. in the river channel and standing timber. 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: August 10. Elevation normal, water 65. Trout fair on nymphs along rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

August 8.Stocked 1,750 lbs., approximately 3,270 rainbow trout. 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: August 19. Elevation below normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on plastic baits, topwater lures and crankbaits from the surface to 20 ft. around rocks, points and weed beds. White bass fair on jigs, sassy shad and crankbaits from the surface to 20 ft. in the main lake and around points. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, shad, worms and punch bait at 10-25 ft. around points, creek channels and the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows, jigs and tube jigs at 10-20 ft. around brush structure, points and docks. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.


Pine Creek: August 10. Elevation rising, water 73. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits at 10-12 ft. in creek channels and around points. Crappie good on jigs at 14-16 ft. around brush structure and standing timber. Sunfish excellent on worms in the shallows. Channel catfish good on cut bait along river channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


Robber's Cave State Park: No report submitted.

Robert S. Kerr: August 18. Elevation normal, water 85. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, flukes and plastic baits around brush structure, riprap and points. Striped and white bass good on live bait, Alabama rigs and bill baits below the dam and in the river channel. Blue, flathead and channel catfish good on live bait, cut bait and punch bait in the main lake, flats and river channel. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure, the main lake and rocks. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Sardis: August 10. Elevation normal, water 85. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 4-14 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and points. Crappie fair on jigs, tube jigs, minnows and live bait at 12-26 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and rocks. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and worms at 12-16 ft. in the main lake, rocks and river channel. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.


Texoma: August 17. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and live bait at 5-20 ft. along creek channels, riprap and brush structure. Striped and white bass good on live bait, sassy shad, topwater lures and slabs at 15-25 ft. in the main lake, river channel, from Platter Flats to Johnson Creek and west of Platter flats to the islands; surfacing late evening. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, stinkbait and worms at 10-20 ft. in the main lake, creek channels, riprap, from the mouth of the Washita River to Alberta Creek and from the islands to Fobb Bottoms on the Red River. Crappie and sunfish fair on minnows, tube jigs and small lures at 5-15 ft. around docks, brush, structure and creek channels. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.


Wister: August 10. Elevation normal, water 82. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits and crankbaits at 4-8 ft. in creek channels and shorelines early and late. Crappie and bluegill fair on jigs and small lures at 8-12 ft. around brush structure early and late. Flathead catfish fair on sunfish at 4-12 ft. in channels and river channel. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.




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