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New State Record Smallmouth Buffalo! Hugh Newman, of Broken Bow, caught the 66 lb. 3 oz. fish on rod and reel using 8 lb. test and a swimbait in Broken Bow Lake. New State Record Smallmouth Buffalo! Hugh Newman, of Broken Bow, caught the 66 lb. 3 oz. fish on rod and reel using 8 lb. test and a swimbait in Broken Bow Lake.

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Southeast

Arbuckle: May 6. Elevation 5 1/4 ft. above normal, water 66 and muddy. Largemouth and smallmouth bass slow around the main lake.  Crappie off Guy Sandy dock is slow. Crappie on lake is fair using minnows & jigs around brush piles on the lake. White bass poor. Channel cats good in upper creeks. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: May 7. Elevation normal, water 67 and muddy. Trout slow on in-line spinnerbaits and green garlic scented PowerBait along channels and below falls behind current breaks. Channel catfish excellent on chicken liver, dough bait and stinkbait around brush structure, channels and creek channels. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels and rocks. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, technician at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: May 3. Elevation above average, water 69. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rig, plastics and spinnerbaits around creek channels, points and standing timber. Channel catfish good on cut bait, punch bait and worms around coves and creek channels. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: May 3. Elevation rising water murky. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels, riprap, shallows and standing timber. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait and shad around creek channels, flats and river channel. Paddlefish fair on snagging around tailwater. Report submitted by Jake Bersche, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: May 3. Elevation above average, water 60 and murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait and shad below the dam and around main lake, river channel and shorelines. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam and around brush structure, creek channels, main lake, river channel, shorelines and standing timber. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, live bait, plastics and small lures around brush structure, flats, main lake, points, river channel and shorelines. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: May 2. Elevation normal, water 64 and murky. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits, jigs, plastics and top water around the main lake, points, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on crankbaits, live shad and spoons 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 3. Elevation normal, water clear. Rainbow trout good on caddis flies, PowerBait and tube jigs around channels, rocks and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: May 3. Elevation 9 ft. above normal, water 63. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jerk bait, spinnerbaits and on the flooded shorelines around coves, shorelines and weed beds. Crappie and white bass fair on jigs and minnows around creek channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: May 7. Elevation above average, water 64 and murky. Smallmouth bass slow on crankbaits around points. Crappie fair on grubs, hair jigs, jigs and minnows around brush structure and channels. Report submitted by Jaylen Flynn, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: May 3. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, flukes and plastics around flats and shallows. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure and flats. Channel catfish good on cut bait, hot dogs and stinkbait below the dam and around the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: May 3. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, lipless baits, plastics, rogues, spinnerbaits and tube jigs around coves, points, riprap, shallows, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around the inlet, shallows, shorelines and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, shad and stinkbait around creek channels, inlet and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: May 3. Elevation above average, water 69. Largemouth and spotted bass good on jigs, plastics and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on crickets, shad and sunfish around creek channels, main lake and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, points, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: May 3. Elevation rising, water 68 and muddy. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, punch bait and shad around coves, creek channels and river mouth. Striped bass good on cut bait, live bait, live shad and minnows around the main lake. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. The lake is rising very quickly and fishing will be off normal patterns. Striped Bass fishing is great mid-lake in clean water, live bait and cut bait will produce fish on most days. Lots of smaller fish being caught right now, below the dam has been good for striped bass while water flow is present. Catfish have been biting with rising water at the mouths of creeks and rivers, in any backed up water next to rivers or creeks are producing catfish on cut bait and red worms. Crappie are hard to pattern with the crazy weather but fishing brush in 15 ft. of water or beneath docks have been the most productive. Bowfishing with the high water is great right now where grass is present in the water. (Reminder bow fishermen from 377 bridge west to I-35 bridge is closed to alligator gar harvest for the month of May). Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: May 3. Elevation above average, water cloudy. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, plastics, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around channels, coves, points and shallows. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, hot dogs, punch bait and shad below the dam and around channels, flats, main lake and points. Crappie good on jigs, minnows and tube jigs below the dam, around brush structure, shallows, shorelines 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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