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SOUTHEAST AREA FISHING REPORT FOR APRIL 5TH

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Arbuckle: April 3. Elevation is normal, water temperature 54°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on minnows, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure and creek channels. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits, and tube jigs around brush structure, flats, shallows, and standing timber. Report submitted by Casey Young, game warden stationed in Murray County.

Blue River: April 3. Elevation is normal, water temperature 60°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level) Rainbow trout good on in-line spinnerbaits, midges, nymphs, PowerBait, and spoons around creek channels, river channel, and rocks. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: March 31. Elevation is 14 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 59°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, and spinnerbaits around coves, creek channels, flats, main lake, points, shorelines, and standing timber. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around brush structure, flats, points, shorelines, and standing timber. White bass on grubs, in-line and spinnerbaits around channels, creek channels, river channel, river mouth, and shallows. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: March 31. Elevation is 2 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 56°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on crankbaits, jerk baits, jigs, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around brush structure, main lake, points, and rocks. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad, and stinkbait around channels, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie good on grubs, hair jigs, small lures, and spoons around brush structure, channels, riprap, and rocks. Report submitted by Jake Rowland, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: March 31. Elevation is 4 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 63°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, punch bait, shad, stinkbait, and sunfish below the dam, brush structure, channels, creek channels, main lake, river channel, shorelines, and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam, brush structure, channels, creek channels, river channel, shallows, shorelines, and standing timber. White bass good on jigs, minnows, and small lures below the dam, creek channels, and river channel. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: April 2. Elevation is normal, water temperature 52°F and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, lipless baits, and plastic baits around main lake, river channel, and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rigs and crankbaits around coves, discharge, main lake, and river channel. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver and cut bait around inlet, riprap, and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: March 31. Elevation is 2 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 50°F and clear. Rainbow trout fair on PowerBait, small lures, and worms around creek channels and rocks. Comments: Water levels are above average with USACOE releasing water due to inflows from upstream into the lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: March 31. Elevation is 2 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 61°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass good on buzz baits, flukes, in-line spinnerbaits, plastic baits, and sassy shad around brush structure, points, rocks, and shallows. White bass fair on small lures and spinnerbaits around creek channels. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, rocks, and shorelines. Report submitted by Shay Loudermilk, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: April 3. Elevation is 2 ft. below normal and rising, water temperature 57°F and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on bill baits, lipless baits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, flats, main lake, points, riprap, and shorelines. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver and cut bait around channels, flats, and points. White bass slow on jigs and lipless baits around creek channels. Report submitted by Jaylen Flynn, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: March 31. Elevation is 27 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 53°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie fair on jigs around brush structure and points. Comments: All public boat ramps are still closed due to high water. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: March 31. Elevation is normal, water temperature 60°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish  good on chicken liver, hot dogs, minnows, shad, sunfish, and worms below the dam, main lake, points, river channel, river mouth, and tailwater. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, minnows, plastic baits, and small lures around brush structure, channels, coves, docks, and points. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around brush structure, coves, docks, points, and weed beds. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: March 31. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 58°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around channels, points, and shorelines. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, shad, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms below the dam, channels, main lake, points, riprap, and standing timber. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows, small lures, and tube jigs below the dam, brush structure, channels, points, and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: March 31. Elevation is normal, water temperature 60°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass good on live shad, plastic baits, and sassy shad around channels, main lake, and points. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad around channels, coves, docks, points, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around brush structure, channels, coves, docks, and standing timber. Comments: Fishing this week has been good. Striper are good on live shad. Look for channels and ledges in 30-50 ft. of water. Cats are being caught in 20-40 ft. of water on live shad and cut bait. Crappie are biting on minnows and jigs with PowerBait. Report submitted by Garrett Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: March 31. Elevation is 12 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 55°F and stained. (USACE Current Lake Level) White bass good on grubs and lipless baits around river channel. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and hot dogs around main lake. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure, channels, coves, main lake, and river channel. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

 

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