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:: May 14. Elevation above normal, water 69 and stained. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, jigs, crankbaits and flukes at 4-8 ft. along coves, the main lake, shallows and secondary points. White bass and channel catfish good on crankbaits, small lures, lipless baits, jerk baits and roadrunner baits at 6-24 ft. along channels, creek channels and points. Crappie, sunfish and bluegill good on minnows, jigs, hair jigs, spoons and small white crankbaits at 23 ft. around brush structure, the river channel, creek channels and bluffs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: May 10. Elevation above normal, water 67 and murky. Channel catfish good on stinkbait, chicken liver and punch bait at 3-6 ft. along channels, brush structure and rocks. Flathead catfish fair on sunfish, live bait and worms at 2-6 ft. along channels, brush structure and sandbar. All other fishing slow due to water conditions. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: May 15. Elevation normal, water 68. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and flukes at 5-15 ft. around brush structure, points and weed beds. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, worms, sunfish and cut bait at 10-15 ft. along channels, the river channel and river mouth. Crappie fair on minnows, tube jigs and jigs in pumpkin seed with a chartreuse tail at 10-20 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and below the dam. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.



Eufaula:  May 15. Elevation normal, water clearing. White bass good on grubs, jigs and swim baits below the dam, along the sandbar and points. Striped bass fair on Alabama rigs, hair jigs and live shad along the tailwater. Crappie good on minnows and jigs below the dam, along docks and riprap. Blue catfish good on jigs and live shad below the dam, around points and rocks. Flathead catfish fair on live shad, slabs and sunfish along tailwater, rocks and the river channel. Report submitted by Cody Jones, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.  

Hugo: May 15. Elevation above normal, water 68. Blue catfish fair on shad below the dam. Flathead catfish fair on sassy shad on bottom below the dam. Crappie fair on minnows at 5-15 ft. below the dam and along creek channels. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.


Konawa: May 15. Elevation normal, water 72 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and jigs at 2-5 ft. along the discharge, shallows and weed beds. Channel catfish good on cut bait, punch bait, worms and stinkbait at 2-8 ft. around points and riprap. White bass good on crankbaits, sassy shad, slabs and jigs at 4-8 ft. around points, the discharge and channels. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.


Lower Mountain Fork: May 15. Elevation above normal, water 60. Trout fair on midges, small lures and worms in the discharge and creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

May 6. Stocked approximately 1,970 rainbow trout on May 5. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Regional Office.


McGee Creek:
May 15. Elevation 3/4 ft. above normal, water 68 and murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on minnows, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at 4-12 ft. around brush structure, weed beds and rocks. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6-12 ft. around brush structure. Channel and flathead catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with sunfish at 10-20 ft. along channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
Murray: May 17. Elevation above normal, water 67 and clear. Largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass good on flukes, plastic baits and crankbaits at 4-15 ft. around points, rocks and weed beds. White bass fair on jigs, sassy shad, minnows and crankbaits at 4-15 ft. along coves, points and in the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and tube jigs at 3-12 ft. along riprap, brush structure and docks. Channel catfish fair on worms, minnows, shad and punch bait at 4-15 ft. along flats, rocks and coves. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.


Pine Creek: May 15. Elevation above normal, water 69 and murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic baits along creek channels and points. Crappie fair on jigs around brush structure and creek channels. Channel catfish good on cut bait, stinkbait and chicken liver along channels and flats. Flathead catfish good on sunfish along the river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


Robber's Cave State Park: No report submitted.

Robert S. Kerr: May 15. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Largemouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits at the inlet, along coves and brush structure. Blue, channel and flathead catfish excellent on cut bait, live bait and stinkbait at the inlet, along flats and the river channel. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: May 15. Elevation normal, water 71. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-6 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and shorelines. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, spinnerbaits, plastic baits and in-line spinnerbaits at 4-12 ft. around brush structure, standing timber and points. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 9-14 ft. along channels and in the main lake. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.


Texoma: May 15. Elevation above normal, water 68 and muddy. Striped and white bass slow on shad at 20 ft. in the main lake and river channel. Blue and channel catfish good on shad at 20-40 ft. along channels and the river channel. Crappie fair on minnows, tube jigs and small lures at 5-10 ft. around brush structure, docks and creek channels. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and small lures at 2-10 ft. around brush structure, shorelines and riprap. Report submitted by Bob Wingo, game warden stationed in Bryan County.


Wister: May 15. Elevation normal, water 70 and murky. Largemouth bass good on chartreuse spinnerbaits at 4-10 ft. around brush structure. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs in rose/pearl Timmy Tom's and W.S.D. weedless jig heads at 6-12 ft. around brush structure. Flathead catfish good on live bait and sunfish at 5-14 ft. along channels. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.


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