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Fishing Report for May 16, 2018 Featured

Written by  Wednesday, 16 May 2018 14:10
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The Oklahoma Striped Bass Association recently helped Rhonda Hurst and Corey Jager catch some nice striped bass hybrids at Skiatook Lake. The Oklahoma Striped Bass Association recently helped Rhonda Hurst and Corey Jager catch some nice striped bass hybrids at Skiatook Lake.

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Southeast Area Lakes 

Arbuckle: May 15. Elevation normal, water 73-76 and clear. Largemouth bass good on soft plastic baits, some being caught early on topwater. Smallmouth bass slow on swim baits and crankbaits. Spotted bass good on shakey head worms along rocks. Crappie slow around brush piles in deep water. White bass good near flats. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: May 14. Elevation normal, water 74 and clear. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait around brush structure, channels and below riffles and obstructions in current in deep water. Spotted, largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, rocks and shorelines. Trout fair on caddis flies and in-line spinnerbaits along channels, and deeper pools just off current. Rainbow trout are still present in deeper water. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: May 11. Elevation normal, water 64. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on buzz baits, crankbaits, flukes and plastic baits around brush structure, flats, points, shallows and shorelines. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, punch bait and stinkbait along channels, points, river channel and river mouth. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: May 11. Elevation normal, water murky. White bass excellent on jigs, live bait, spinnerbaits, spoons and tube jigs in coves, creek channels, dam, river channel and tailwater. Crappie excellent on hair jigs, jigs and tube jigs in coves, creek channels and sandbar. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: May 11. Elevation normal, water 62 and murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, live bait and shad below the dam, along channels and river channel. Crappie good on minnows and jigs below the dam, around brush structure and shorelines. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Konawa: May 11. Elevation normal, water 76 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits, lipless baits and plastic baits in the main lake, around points and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and live shad in coves, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait in coves, creek channels, discharge and riprap. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: May 11. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout good on small lures and rooster tails along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: May 10. Stocked approximately 3,100 rainbow trout on May 10. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast region office.

McGee Creek: May 11. Elevation above normal, water 67. Largemouth and spotted bass good on flukes, jerk baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points and shorelines. Crappie and white bass good on minnows around brush structure, rocks and shorelines. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: May 11. Elevation below normal, water 66 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits in coves and shallows. Crappie excellent on minnows along shallows. Channel catfish good on chicken liver along channels and in coves. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: May 11. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, lipless baits, spinnerbaits and tube jigs along channels, in coves, creek channels, points, riprap and shorelines. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs along channels, creek channels, river mouth, shallows, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad and shad along creek channels, flats, inlet, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: May 11. Elevation normal, water 69. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and tube jigs around brush structure, points, riprap, rocks, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, live bait, live shad, shad and sunfish along flats, main lake, rocks and shorelines. Crappie good on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, points, rocks, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: May 12. Elevation normal, water 63 and muddy. Striped and white bass good on Alabama rigs, flukes, live shad and sassy shad along channels, creek channels, main lake, points and river channel. Striper fishing has picked up greatly, while the larger fish seem to be not as present, the numbers of fish are great, most being under 20" mark. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, in coves, creek channels, docks, riprap, rocks, shorelines and standing timber. Crappie spawn is beginning to slow down but fish are still being caught on the shorelines near rocks and brush structure. Jigs and minnows paired with a cork is the most effective way to catch crappie from the bank (Hint: Muddy water = Dark colored jigs). Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, live bait, live shad and shad below the dam, along channels, in coves, creek channels, main lake and river channel. Catfishing the main lake is good on cut shad with rod and reel as well as jug lining. Below the Denison Dam fishing is good when water flow is present. The past week Below the Dam has produced multiple Blue Cats over the 30 lb. mark. (Cut Bait and Liver). Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: May 11. Elevation normal, water cloudy. Largemouth bass good on bill baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around points and shorelines. Blue catfish good on cut bait, shad and stinkbait along channels, main lake and standing timber. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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