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Southeast Area Fishing Report for April 25 Featured

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Arbuckle: April 25. Water 61 and muddy to stained due to recent rains. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/ARBU.lakepage.html. Bass good on spinnerbaits, flukes and soft plastics. Smallmouth bass being caught on grubs and square-billed crankbaits. Crappie good on jigs at 3-12 ft. along banks and fair on minnows and jigs. White bass good along flats in creeks. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: April 28. Elevation above normal, water 62 and stained. For current elevation conditions go to the US Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ok/nwis/uv?site_no=07332390. Rainbow trout good on caddis flies, nymphs, PowerBait and spoon along channels, creek channels, river channel and rocks. Fly fishermen and women try tying on a tandem rig with a heavy double bead head nymph or stonefly with caddis or midge emerger above it. Really concentrate on getting the fly low in the water column as fast as possible. Try to access areas that are not right on the trail or road for best results. The heavy hitters for PowerBait this last week were garlic scented rainbow or chartreuse PowerBait. Lure fishermen did well with gold and black Panther Martins and copper Super Dupers. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits and jerk baits around brush structure, creek channels, rocks and shorelines. If you want to target bass species try throwing a small crawfish or bait fish colored crankbait around large boulders below falls and just above them. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, technician at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: April 24. Elevation above normal, water 71. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/BROK.lakepage.html. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, flukes and spinnerbaits around points, shallows and standing timber. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Channel catfish fair on punch bait and worms along channels, river channel and in coves. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: April 24. Elevation normal, water turbid. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/EUFA.lakepage.html. Crappie excellent on crickets, jigs, minnows and plastic baits below the dam, along creek channels, dam, points, rocks, shorelines, under bridges and culverts. Blue catfish excellent on cut bait, live bait, live shad, shad and worms below the dam and along the dam. White bass good on jerk baits and small lures below the dam, along creek channels, rocks and shorelines. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: April 24. Elevation above normal, water 60 and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/HUGO.lakepage.html. Blue, channel and flathead catfish excellent on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, punch bait, shad and sunfish below the dam, along channels, creek channels, main lake, river channel and shorelines. Crappie good on minnows and jigs below the dam, around brush structure, channels, creek channels, main lake, river channel, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: April 27. Elevation normal, water 71 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits and plastic baits in the main lake, around points and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and live shad in coves, discharge and river channel. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, shad and shrimp in coves, inlet, along riprap and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: April 24. Elevation normal, water clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ok/nwis/uv?site_no=07339000. Rainbow trout excellent on PowerBait, tube jigs and worms along channels and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: April 24. Elevation normal, water 64. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/MCGE.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, flukes and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, rocks and in coves. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along creek channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: April 28. Elevation above normal, water 66 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits around brush structure and shallows. Report submitted by Jaylen Flynn, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: April 24. Elevation normal, water clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/PINE.lakepage.html. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and spinnerbaits along creek channels and in coves. Channel catfish good on cut bait and hotdogs along creek channels, main lake and shallows. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: April 24. Elevation normal, water murky. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/webdata/gagedata/KERO2.current.html. Largemouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, bill baits, lipless baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, main lake, shallows, shorelines, standing timber and in coves. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, shad and stinkbait along flats, inlet, river channel and river mouth. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: April 25. Elevation above normal, water 62. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/SARD.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass good on jigs, lipless baits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, riprap, rocks, shallows, 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, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: April 24. Elevation normal, water 60 and muddy. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/DENI.lakepage.html. Striped bass good on live shad and sassy shad in the main lake and around points. Striper fishing has been hit or miss from day to day. Most striped bass are being caught near Soldier Creek and the surrounding area. Blue catfish fair on cut bait, live bait, live shad and shad along flats, river channel, river mouth and shorelines. Blue cats are being caught on shad along windy banks. Crappie good on jigs, live bait, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure and docks. Crappie are beginning to move up on the banks and are being caught in 10-12 ft. of water but still not going full bore yet. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Marshall County.

Wister: April 24. Elevation above normal, water 63 and cloudy. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/WIST.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, points, shallows and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, crawfish, crickets, cut bait, hotdogs, shrimp and stinkbait below the dam, around brush structure, channels, main lake and points. Crappie good on jigs, minnows and small lures below the dam, around brush structure, points, shorelines and cedar brush. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

 

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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