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 11. Elevation below normal, water 65 and clear in the main lake and 67 and stained up creeks. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on jigs, tube jigs and crankbaits in perch colors at 4-15 ft. along coves, rocks, brush structure and drops in coves. Crappie and white bass fair on jigs, minnows, tube jigs, hair jigs and wiggle-tailed grubs on 1/16 oz. heads at 6-12 ft. along coves, brush structure and weed beds. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: April 15. Elevation above normal, water 60 and murky. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, chicken liver and shrimp at 4-7 ft. along channels, brush structure and rocks. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.


Broken Bow: April 12. Elevation above normal, water 62. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits and rogues at 5-10 ft. along flats, weed beds and shorelines. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, worms, sunfish and punch bait at 10-15 ft. along channels, the river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


Eufaula:  April 12. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 60 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and crankbaits along shallow rocky areas and brush. White bass fair on small spinnerbaits and white colored jigs along creeks with running water. Blue catfish good on fresh shad and worms along shallow flats and areas where creeks and river enter the lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 2-6 ft. around brush and rocky areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: April 12. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 54. White bass being caught on crankbaits and jigs along shoals in the upper Kiamichi River. Catfish fair on trotlines baited with shad and good on cut bait, shrimp and shad below the dam. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 6-10 ft. around button brush and at 12-15 ft. below the dam. All other fishing fair. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.


Konawa: April 14. Elevation normal, water 64 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on jerk baits, plastic baits and crankbaits at 4-8 ft. around points, riprap and discharge. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on cut bait, jigs and sassy shad at 4-6 ft. along riprap, creek channels and the discharge. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms, punch bait and cut bait at 6-10 ft. in the discharge and points. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.


Lower Mountain Fork: April 13. Elevation above normal, water 52. Trout excellent on midges and PowerBait along rocks and the spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

April 9. Stocked 2,100 lbs., approximately 1,085 rainbow trout on April 9. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Regional Office.



McGee Creek:
April 12. Elevation 2 3/4 ft. below normal, water 62 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs and plastic baits at 5-10 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and rocks. White bass fair on tube jigs and in-line spinnerbaits at 2-6 ft. in the upper end of creeks. Channel catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait and worms at 8-15 ft. along flats and standing timber. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.


Murray: April 12. Elevation below normal, water 61 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass excellent on crawfish, plastic baits and jerk baits at 3-10 ft. around brush structure, rocks and weed beds. Crappie, sunfish and bluegill fair on jigs, tube jigs, minnows and small lures at 2-8 ft. around brush structure, shallows and standing timber. Channel catfish slow on minnows, worms, shrimp and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. around points, river channel and creek channels. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.


Pine Creek: April 13. Elevation normal, water 59. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits and jigs along coves, shallows and riprap. Crappie good on jigs and tube jigs around brush structure, shallows and points. Channel catfish good on cut bait and hotdogs along channels and the river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


Robber's Cave State Park: March 10. Stocked 892 lbs., approximately 838 rainbow trout on February 19. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary stationed at ODWC Southeast Regional Office.

Robert S. Kerr: April 12. Elevation normal, water 61-66 and stained. Crappie excellent on minnows at 1-3 ft. along coves and weed beds and excellent after dark at Hawthorn Pits and Big Sans Bois Creek. Largemouth bass good slow rolling spinnerbaits and flipping jigs at 1-4 ft. along shallows and weed beds in muddy water. White bass good on in-line spinnerbaits up the Canadian River when releasing water from Lake Eufaula. Blue and channel catfish fair on live shad and minnows at 2-6 ft. along flats. Report submitted by J. D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: April 13. Elevation normal, water 67. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs at 4-6 ft. along weed beds and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait at 13-16 ft. along channels and the main lake. Largemouth and spotted bass good on hair jigs, worms, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-6 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and shorelines. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Latimer and Pushmataha counties.


Texoma: April 12. Elevation below normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 5-15 ft. around brush structure and creek channels. Striped and white bass good on live bait, slabs and sassy shad at 10-20 ft. in the river channel and the main lake. Channel catfish slow on stinkbait, live bait and worms along creek channels and the main lake. Crappie and sunfish good on minnows, tube jigs and small lures at 5-15 ft. around docks, creek channels and shallows. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.


Wister: April 12. Elevation normal, water 62. Largemouth and spotted bass good on plastic baits and tube jigs at 2-5 ft. along weed beds. Blue catfish good on cut bait and dough bait at 5-10 ft. along channels. Crappie, bluegill and sunfish good on tube jigs and live bait at 4-6 ft. around standing timber, flats and below the dam. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.




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