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Fishing Report for October 31, 2018 Featured

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Game Warden Andrew Potter assisted Southeast Region fisheries staff with Gill net sampling on Hugo Lake to assess catfish populations. They caught good numbers of white crappie and blue catfish including this giant.  Game Warden Andrew Potter assisted Southeast Region fisheries staff with Gill net sampling on Hugo Lake to assess catfish populations. They caught good numbers of white crappie and blue catfish including this giant.

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Southeast

Arbuckle: October 27. Elevation 6 1/2 ft. above normal, water 69 and stained. Watch for floating logs on the lake. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits and soft plastic baits at 8-10 ft. and on spoons and spinnerbaits at 35 ft. on the main lake along underwater ridges. White bass and crappie being caught on spoons.  Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: October 30. Elevation above normal, water 64 and clear. Smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jerk baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure and points. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait along rocks and deeper pools on the edge of currents. Rainbow trout are scheduled to be stocked in all areas except the Catch and Release portion of the river on October 30. The Catch and Release portion will receive its initial stocking on November 8. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: October 26. Elevation below normal, water 74. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits below the dam and around points. Crappie good on jigs, minnows and slabs around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: October 26. Elevation above normal, water murky. Striped bass excellent on cut bait, live bait, live shad and shad below the dam and along the dam. Crappie fair on jigs in coves, along dam, docks and main lake. Blue catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad and worms under bridges, main lake, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: October 26. Elevation above normal, water 71 and murky. Flood mitigation continues, with intermittent gate openings at Hugo Dam. Water flow and high water levels continue to be favorable for cat fishing. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, live bait and shad below the dam, along channels, creek channels, main lake and river channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs below the dam, around brush structure, creek channels, main lake, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: October 25. Elevation normal, water 65 and clear. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits in the main lake, around points, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and live shad in coves, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait in coves, creek channels, riprap and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: October 26. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout good on PowerBait, small lures and worms along channels and rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: October 26. Stocked approximately 2,300 rainbow trout on October 22. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast region office.

McGee Creek: October 26. Elevation 3 1/2 ft. above normal. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, flukes and jigs around brush structure, points and standing timber. Channel catfish fair on dough bait and stinkbait along creek channels, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: October 26. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits along channels, in coves and points. Crappie fair on jigs in coves. Channel catfish good on cut bait and shrimp along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robber’s Cave: October 26. Stocked approximately 600 rainbow trout on October 22. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast region office.

Robert S. Kerr: October 26. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, bill baits, lipless baits and tube jigs around points, riprap, river channel and rocks. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, shad and stinkbait along flats, inlet, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: October 24. Elevation above normal, water 68. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on jerk baits, lipless baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, rocks, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad and sunfish along flats, main lake and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: October 26. Elevation above normal, water muddy. Blue and channel catfish good on shad below the dam. Flathead catfish fair on sunfish below the dam. Striped and white bass good on live shad and topwater lures along flats, main lake and river channel. With the release of water at Denison Dam, the catfishing is good throughout most of the day, Blues and channels are biting well on cut shad and cut drum. Most fishermen use small pieces of worm to catch drum and then fillet drum using the fillets for bait. Flatheads are being caught on live baits such as perch, shad, small drum. Striper fishing in the main lake is doing well, look for working birds for surface feeding and when this isn't present dropping live shad is most productive. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: October 26. Elevation above normal, water cloudy. Largemouth bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels and standing timber. Blue catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, hotdogs and shad along channels and main lake. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure, channels 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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