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Fishing Report for May 23, 2018 Featured

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Jonathan Bowling recently caught the 13th biggest Oklahoma largemouth bass on record, from Broken Bow this weekend! The fish weighed 13 lbs, 11.2 ozs and measured 27" long, 21" girth. This is the second Top 20 largemouth caught from Broken Bow this year! Jonathan Bowling recently caught the 13th biggest Oklahoma largemouth bass on record, from Broken Bow this weekend! The fish weighed 13 lbs, 11.2 ozs and measured 27" long, 21" girth. This is the second Top 20 largemouth caught from Broken Bow this year! Photo submitted

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Southeast

Arbuckle: May 19. Elevation ½ ft. above normal, water 69 and stained. Largemouth bass good on plastics, shakey head, and topwater. Smallmouth bass slow on jerkbaits off points. White bass good near flats trolling. Crappie good on brush piles. Report submitted by Jack Melton.


Blue River: May 22. Elevation normal, water 76 and clear. Largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass biting good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater around brush structure, rocks and the shoreline. Channel Catfish good on Chicken LIver, Minnows and Stinkbait around Brush Structure, Rocks, and Deeper pools behind breaks in current. Bluegill, Green and Redear Sunfish biting good on Crickets and Worms in the shallows and shorelines. Trout are still present but warmer water makes them a difficult target. Report submitted by Matt Gamble.


Broken Bow: May 18. Elevation below average, water 83. Largemouth bass good on flukes, plastics, and spinnerbaits along brush structure, points, shallows, and standing timber. Crappie fair on grubs, jigs, and minnows along brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: May 18. Elevation normal, water murky. Striped bass and blue catfish excellent on cut bait, live bait, live shad, small lures, and topwater below and around the dam. Crappie good on grasshoppers, jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around coves, creek channels, docks, rocks, and shorelines. White bass excellent on jigs, plastics, and small lures below the dam and on main lake. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: May 18. Elevation normal, water 70 and murky. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish excellent on cut bait and shad below the dam and around channels. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam and around brush structure, creek channels, and shorelines. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: May 17. Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits, lipless baits, and plastics along main lake, points, river mouth, and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on Alabama rig, crankbaits, and live shad along coves, discharge, main lake, and river channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, and stinkbait along coves, channels, inlets, and riprap. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: May 18. Elevation normal, water clear. Rainbow trout good on powerbait, small lures, and small, silver rooster tails below the dam and along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: May 19. Elevation above average, water 71 and stained. Crappie and spotted bass good on minnows and around standing timber. Largemouth and spotted bass good on plastics and spinnerbaits around brush structure, coves, and shallows. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: May 18. Elevation below average, water clear. Largemouth bass good on plastics and spinnerbaits along points and shallows. Crappie excellent on jigs and minnows along shallows. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and punch bait along creek channels and shorelines. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: May 18. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, bill baits, jerk baits, lipless baits, plastics, rogues, and spinnerbaits along brush structure, channels, coves, points, riprap, shorelines, and weed beds. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad, punch bait, and stinkbait along channels, flats, main lake, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and plastics along creek channels, river channels, river mouth, shallows, and weed beds. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: May 17. Elevation normal, water 71. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, jerkbaits, jigs, lipless baits, plastics, spinnerbaits, and topwater around brush structure, points, riprap, rocks, shorelines, standing timber, and weed beds. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad, and sunfish along channels, flats, main lake, rocks, and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows, and tube jigs along brush structure, rocks, shorelines, standing timber, and weed beds. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: May 18. Elevation normal, water 80 and stained. Crappie good on jigs, live bait. Minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, and riprap. White and striped bass good on Alabama rig, live bait, live shad, sassy shad, shad, slabs, and top water along channels, main lake, points, and shorelines. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, powerbait, punch bait, and shad below the dam, along channels, coves, main lake, river channels, and tailwater. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: May 18. Elevation normal, water cloudy. Largemouth bass good on bill baits, plastics, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, and shorelines. Blue catfish good on cut bait, punch bait, and shad around channels and main lake. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure, channels, and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

David Deaton

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