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 20. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 63 and clear. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 12-15 ft. around brush piles and fair around docks early morning. White bass chasing shad along the dam and coves. Bass good on jigs, crankbaits, jerk baits 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 20. Elevation normal, water mid 60s and clear. Bass good on crankbaits, shallow running spinnerbaits and Carolina-rigged worms shallow around beds. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Crappie good on green weenies, electric chickens and minnows at 2-5 ft. around structure. Walleye fair to good on deep running crankbaits around rocky points moving to deeper water. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


Eufaula:  April 20. Elevation normal, water 61 and clearing. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits shallow along rocky areas and structure. White bass fair around windy points. Blue catfish fair on shad and various catfish baits along shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 1-9 ft. around brush, standing timber, boat docks and riprap areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: April 20. Elevation normal, water 60. Largemouth bass fair to good on soft plastic baits and spinnerbaits along buck brush, drop-offs in creeks and creek channels. Catfish good on trotlines baited with cut bait and live goldfish and good on cut bait below the dam. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 4-6 ft. around brush and good on jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.


Konawa: April 22. Elevation normal, water 63 and clear. Largemouth bass good on soft plastic baits, crankbaits and live bait along shorelines with structure and vegetation. Channel and blue catfish good on stinkbait, dough bait and cut bait around points. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on jigs, cut shad, crawfish and minnows around points, road beds, creek beds and the discharge canal. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.


Lower Mountain Fork: April 23. Water flow 100 c.f.s above the powerhouse. Visibility 52 inches, water 55 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. April means Caddis. Hatches are running a couple of weeks behind due to the cold winter/spring. 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 20. Elevation 2 1/3 ft. below normal, water 60 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 21. Water 61 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on spinnerbaits, jerk baits and crankbaits at 2-4 ft. close to banks. White bass good on crankbaits in the north end near Martin's Landing and trolling minnows and jigs. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait and chicken liver at 4-7 ft. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-4 ft. around structure. Walleye slow to fair on chartreuse jigs early and late. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County


Pine Creek: April 20. Elevation normal, water clear. A few big bass are still being caught. Successful anglers are throwing a red rattletrap or crankbaits to land the big lunkers. The decrease in temperatures have pushed the crappie out to 4-8 ft. but big slabs are being caught on green jigs and pink jigs. 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 21. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs in grass beds, Hawthorn Pits and up big San Bois Creek. White bass good on rooster tails and twist tail grubs up the Canadian River and Big San Bois Creek. Bass good on spinnerbaits and jigs in mouths of creeks and shallow structure. Catfish fair on trotlines, juglines and rod-and-reel along flats around the Arkansas River in the lake. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: April 19. Elevation normal, water 64 and murky. Bass fair to good on swim baits and spinnerbaits at 2-8 ft. White bass slow. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on juglines baited with cut bait and dead minnows at 12-14 ft. Crappie fair at 2-6 ft. Walleye slow. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.


Texoma: April 20. Elevation 6 1/4 ft. below normal, water 54 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on crankbaits and plastic worms at 5-20 ft. in creeks. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait and sassy shad at 10-20 ft. from Caney Creek to Fobb Bottom. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, worms and stinkbait. Crappie fair to good at 5-15 ft. in Glasses, Widowmoore and Kansas creeks and along the north and south dikes. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.


Wister: April 20. Elevation 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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