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:: September 21. Elevation 8 ft. below normal and dropping, water 78 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on topwater lures, jigs and crankbaits from the surface to 19 ft. in the main lake, around brush structure and in the river channels; fishing for bass has been slow but better on overcast days. Crappie fair on grubs, minnows and jigs at 25 ft. around brush structure, in the main lake, creek channels and state brush piles; lots of patience is needed, best early morning. White bass fair on slabs, spoons, jigs and CC spoons at 30 ft. in channels, creek channels, the main lake and creek bends. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: September 9. Elevation normal, water 82 and clear. Channel catfish good in channels, rocks and near current on chicken liver, minnows and stinkbait at 2-8 ft. Spotted, smallmouth and largemouth bass good at rocks, weed beds and brush structure on spinnerbaits, crank baits, top water and tube jigs at 3-6 ft. Topwater action best at dawn and dusk. Flathead catfish fair in channels, rocks and longer, deeper pools on live bait, sunfish and worms at 3-8 ft. Sunfish and bluegill excellent in shallows, shorelines and flats on crickets, grasshoppers and small lures at 1-3 ft. 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:  September 21. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits around points. White bass fair trolling flats. Blue catfish fair drifting fresh shad along flats. Blue catfish fair drifting fresh shad along flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridges and around standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: August 24. Elevation normal, water 84. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. in the river channel. Blue catfish slow on cut bait and live bait from the surface to 10 ft. in creek channels and river channel. 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 25.Rainbow trout stocking of 1,750 lbs-approximately 2,450 fish. Report submitted by April Drake, ODWC Secretary stationed at 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 26. Elevation below normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on topwater lures, plastic baits and crankbaits from the surface to 20 ft. around docks, points and weed beds. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, stinkbait, worms and punch bait at 10-25 ft. in channels, the main lake and creek channels. 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: September 22. Elevation normal, water 85. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, small lures and plastic baits around brush structure, points and shorelines. Striped bass fair on Alabama rigs, live shad and cut bait below the dam and in the river channel. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, live bait, dough bait and shrimp along the river channel, flats and the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure, coves and points. 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: September 21. Elevation 5 1/2 ft. below normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on topwater lures, plastic baits and crankbaits at 5-20 ft. around brush structure, riprap and creek channels. Striped and white bass good on topwater lures, live shad, sassy shad and slabs at 10-25 ft. in the main lake, coves, river channel, ledges on the river channel and the cleaning stations. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, stinkbait and worms at 10-20 ft. along riprap, creek channels, coves and cleaning stations. Crappie and sunfish fair on minnows, small lures, tube jigs and worms at 5-20 ft. around brush structure, docks 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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