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Fishing Report for May 29, 2019 Featured

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SOUTHEAST

Arbuckle: May 28. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, and stained. Largemouth bass fair on jigs and soft plastic baits around the main lake. Smallmouth bass slow on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie fair around docks and brush piles. White bass chasing shad in mid-lake. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: May 24. Elevation above normal, water 69. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rig and plastics around points and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Channel and blue catfish good on chicken liver, punch bait and worms around channels, creek channels and river mouth. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: May 24. Elevation rising, water 76 and murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on shad around the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows, small lures and tube jigs below the dam and around docks. White and striped bass good on flukes, sassy shad, slabs, small lures, spinnerbaits and spoons below the dam. Report submitted by Jake Bersche, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: May 24. Elevation above normal, water 64 and murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, punch bait, shad and sunfish below the dam and around creek channels, main lake, river channel and shorelines. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam and around brush structure, channels, main lake, river channel, shorelines and standing timber. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, live bait, plastics, small lures and worms below the dam and around brush structure, creek channels, docks, main lake, points, river channel, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: May 23. Elevation normal, water 71 and murky. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits, plastics and topwater lures around the main lake, points and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on crankbaits and live shad around coves, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait around coves, inlet, riprap and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: May 24. Elevation normal, water clear. Rainbow trout excellent on PowerBait, tube jigs and worms around river channel and rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: May 24. Elevation normal. Stocked approximately 2,300 rainbow trout on May 22. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Region Office.

McGee Creek: May 24. Elevation above normal, water 69. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbait, jigs and plastics around brush structure, points, rocks and shorelines. Flathead and channel catfish fair on goldfish and sunfish around creek channels and river channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: May 28. Elevation above normal, water 74 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, in coves, points, riprap, rocks and shallows. Report submitted by Jaylen Flynn, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: May 24. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, flukes and grubs around flats and river channel. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure. Channel catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait around spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: May 25. Elevation rising, water murky. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, shad and stinkbait around channels, creek channels, inlet and river mouth. Flathead catfish good on live bait and live shad around main lake, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: May 22. Elevation above normal, water 72. Largemouth and spotted bass good on buzz baits, crankbaits, jigs, plastics and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, riprap, rocks, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, live shad, shad and sunfish around channels, flats, main lake, rocks and shorelines. Crappie good on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, points and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: May 23. Elevation rising, water 72 and muddy. Lake level is very high but fish are still biting. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, shad and stinkbait below the dam and around creek channels, main lake, river channel and river mouth. Blue cats are biting cut bait against the shoreline in about 6 ft. of water anglers should target flooded areas where current is present but fish the edge of the current. Crappie fair on jigs, live bait and minnows around brush structure, creek channels and docks. Crappie will be under docks in about 10-15 ft. of water, but also don't be afraid to fish shallow against flooded banks where brush is present, with muddy water use dark colored jigs. Striped bass good on cut bait, live bait and live shad below the dam and around main lake. Striped Bass are biting very well on various methods which include throwing sassy shad on shallow flats, throwing Alabama rigs on wind-blown points and banks. Live bait fishing is the best method using shad, shiners and perch. To catch smaller fish anglers can use cut bait but to target larger striper use whole baits (only 2 striped bass over 20" per angler). Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: May 24. Elevation above normal, water cloudy. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, plastics and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, shallows, shorelines and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, hot dogs and stinkbait below the dam,  and around channels, main lake and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure, channels, main lake 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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