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 25. Elevation below normal, water 84. Crappie good on jigs, grubs, hair jigs and white crankbaits at 6-34 ft. around brush structure, docks, the main lake and state owned brush piles. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, topwater lures, jigs, jerk baits and flukes from the surface to 9 ft. around brush structure, weed beds, the main lake and shaded pockets early morning. Channel catfish fair on dough bait and grasshoppers at 21 ft. around docks, the main lake and baited holes. Bluegill fair on topwater lures from the surface to 5 ft. around docks, shallows and shaded areas. Sunfish slow on crickets around docks. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: August 25. Elevation normal, water 82 and clear. Channel catfish good on sunfish, stinkbait and worms at 3-8 ft. around channels, rocks and points. Spotted, largemouth and smallmouth bass good on topwater lures, crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 2-5 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and channels. Flathead catfish fair on sunfish, worms and live bait at 5-7 ft. along channels and rocks; best at night. Sunfish and bluegill excellent on crickets, grubs and small lures at 1-3 ft. along shorelines, shallows and rocks. 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 24. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits around deeper points. White bass fair trolling crankbaits along deeper flats. Blue catfish fair drifting deeper 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 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 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: 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 24. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures at 5-15 ft. around brush structure, creek channels and riprap. Striped and white bass good on live shad, topwater lures, slabs and sassy shad at 10-25 ft. along the river channel, the main lake and coves; being caught on the ledges of the river from Platter Flats to the island and surfacing in the late evening. Channel and blue catfish good on live bait, stinkbait, worms and chicken liver at 10-20 ft. along coves, creek channels and riprap; being caught at the cleaning station from the mouth of the Washita River to Catfish Bay and on the Red River near Fobb Bottom. Crappie and sunfish fair on minnows, small lures and tube jigs at 5-15 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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