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SOUTHEAST AREA LAKES  REPORT FOR MAY 31

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SOUTHEAST AREA LAKES 

 

Arbuckle: May 28. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 77°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on punch bait, shad, shrimp, and stinkbait around channels, flats, points, and riprap. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass slow on crankbaits, jerk baits, jigs, and plastic baits around points and riprap. Crappie slow on live bait, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Casey Young, game warden stationed in Murray County.

 

Blue River: May 30. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 73°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on crankbaits, jerk baits, spinnerbaits, and tube jigs around river channel, rocks, shorelines, and weed beds. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, punch bait, stinkbait, and worms around creek channels, river mouth, and rocks. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

 

Broken Bow: May 28. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 74°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, flukes, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and spoons around brush structure, channels, flats, points, river channel, and standing timber. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around brush structure, creek channels, points, river channel, shorelines, and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

Eufaula: May 26. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 71°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, and plastic baits around channels, main lake, rocks, standing timber, and weed beds. Striped bass, striped bass hybrids, and white bass good on crankbaits, cut bait, hair jigs, jigs, lipless baits, and live shad below the dam, discharge, and tailwater. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, live bait, live shad, and shad around channels, river channel, river mouth, and rocks. Report submitted by Jake Rowland, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

 

Hugo: May 26. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 74°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish excellent 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, main lake, river channel, and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

 

Konawa: May 28. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 74°F and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits and plastic baits around main lake, points, river channel, and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on Alabama rigs and crankbaits around coves, discharge, main lake, and river channel. Channel catfish good 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: May 26. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and clear. Rainbow trout fair on caddis flies, PowerBait, small lures, tube jigs, and worms below the dam, creek channels, and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

McGee Creek: May 26. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 70°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie slow on minnows, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, shallows, shorelines, and standing timber. Largemouth and spotted bass good on buzz baits, crankbaits, flukes, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, and topwater lures around brush structure, docks, main lake, points, shallows, and standing timber. Channel and flathead catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait, live bait, live shad, shrimp, and worms around channels, discharge, main lake, riprap, and rocks. Report submitted by Shay Loudermilk, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

 

Murray: May 28. Elevation is 3 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 76°F and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on jigs and plastic baits around points, riprap, and rocks. Channel catfish slow on cut bait and shad around channels, flats, and main lake. Report submitted by Jaylen Flynn, game warden stationed in Carter County.

 

Pine Creek: May 26. Elevation is 2.0 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 68°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs and plastic baits around brush structure and points. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around standing timber. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and stinkbait around river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

 

Robert S. Kerr: May 26. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 70°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass good on minnows, plastic baits, small lures, spinnerbaits, spoons, and topwater lures around brush structure, coves, rocks, standing timber, and weed beds. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, grasshoppers, hot dogs, minnows, shad, and shrimp below the dam, channels, main lake, points, and river mouth. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows below the dam, brush structure, river mouth, rocks, standing timber, and weed beds. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

 

Sardis: May 26. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 70°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, points, shorelines, and weed beds. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on cut bait, goldfish, hot dogs, shad, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms below the dam, brush structure, channels, main lake, rocks, and shorelines. Crappie good on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, points, river channel, and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

 

Texoma: May 28. Elevation is 4 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 79°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass good on live bait, live shad, and topwater lures around channels, flats, main lake, points, and river channel. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live shad, punch bait, stinkbait, and sunfish around channels, coves, docks, main lake, points, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and nymphs around brush structure, coves, docks, points, rocks, and standing timber. Comments: Fishing this week has been a little tougher with the holiday crowd. It really had the fish scattered. Striper are still biting on live shad. Catfish are biting on live shad and cut bait. Crappie are biting on jigs with power bait and minnows. Report submitted by Garrett Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

 

Wister: May 26. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 73°F and stained. (USACE Current Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, creek channels, and river channel. Blue catfish good on cut bait and hot dogs around flats and main lake. Crappie excellent on jigs and minnows around brush structure. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.

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