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Southeast Area Fishing Report for December 19, 2018 Featured

Written by  Wednesday, 19 December 2018 20:31
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It’s a MONSTER! The Stream Program was lucky enough to be assisting the Paddlefish Research Center (PRC) when this would be new state-record paddlefish (135 pounds) was captured during a winter netting survey on Keystone Lake! The PRC conducts winter surveys on various reservoirs to collect data and tag Paddlefish. This individual was measured, weighed and released unharmed back into the reservoir. It’s a MONSTER! The Stream Program was lucky enough to be assisting the Paddlefish Research Center (PRC) when this would be new state-record paddlefish (135 pounds) was captured during a winter netting survey on Keystone Lake! The PRC conducts winter surveys on various reservoirs to collect data and tag Paddlefish. This individual was measured, weighed and released unharmed back into the reservoir.

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Arbuckle: December 16. Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water 50 and stained to muddy. Largemouth and smallmouth bass slow. White bass good on War Eagle spoons & CC spoons at 30-50 ft. off ledges near the dam. Crappie good on white spoons at 40-49 ft. off ledges up Rock Creek and mid-lake drop-offs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.                             

Broken Bow: December 14. Elevation above normal, water 52. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits and jigs around brush structure and points. Blue catfish good on cut bait and live bait in the main lake and points. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: December 14. Elevation normal, water turbid. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in coves, around points and standing timber. Largemouth and spotted bass good on grasshoppers, plastic baits, small lures and spinnerbaits in the main lake, along shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Striped bass excellent on jigs, live bait, live shad, shad, slabs and small lures below the dam and along the dam. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: December 14. Elevation above normal and rising, water 56 and murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, live bait and shad below the dam, main lake and river channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs below the dam, around brush structure, channels, main lake, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: December 13. Elevation normal, water 45 and clear. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and plastic baits in the main lake, around points, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and live shad in coves, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait in coves, creek channels and riprap. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: December 14. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout good on caddis flies along creek channels and rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: December 13. Stocked approximately 2,100 rainbow trout on December 13. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast region office.

McGee Creek: December 14. Elevation normal, water 54. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on plastic baits and tube jigs along creek channels, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: December 14. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spoons in the main lake. Crappie fair on spoons around brush structure and channels. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and punch bait in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robber’s Cave: December 13. Stocked 525 rainbow trout on December 13. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast region office.

Robert S. Kerr: December 14. Elevation normal, water murk. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, shad and stinkbait along river channel and river mouth. Crappie and white bass good on minnows and jigs along channels, creek channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: December 14. Elevation above normal, water 52. Largemouth and spotted bass slow on jigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, rocks and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: December 18. Elevation above normal, water 50. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad in the main lake and river mouth. Blue cats being caught on juglines in 40-50 feet of water. Rod and reel cat fishing is good in north Newberry Creek. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure and docks. Crappie being caught in the early mornings under docks. Crappie colors include pink and orange (use crappie nibbles if bite is slow). Striped bass good on Alabama rigs, flues and live shad in the main lake and around points. Striped bass are being caught dead sticking (hint use drift sock to control drift speed). Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: December 14. Elevation above normal, water cloudy. Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and channels. Blue catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait along channels and main lake. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure, channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

David Deaton

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