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Southeast Area Fishing Report for May 1, 2019 Featured

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Arbuckle: April 27. Elevation normal, water 63 and stained. Largemouth bass good on jigs, spinnerbaits and soft plastic baits. Smallmouth bass good on spinnerbaits, creature baits and shallow running square bill baits. Crappie excellent on small jigs and minnows and fair around docks early morning. White bass slow up on flats in back of creeks. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: April 30. Elevation normal, water 64. Trout fair on in-line spinnerbaits, PowerBait and spoons along channels and below falls behind current breaks. Spotted, largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits, flukes, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, rocks and shorelines. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, punch bait, stinkbait and worms around brush structure, river channel and longer deeper pools. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, technician at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: April 26. Elevation normal, water 66. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, main lake and points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: April 26. Elevation normal, water 61 and murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, jigs, minnows, plastic baits, sassy shad, spinnerbaits and topwater lures in coves, along shallows, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and tube jigs along shallows. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad along creek channels and river channel. Report submitted by Jake Bersche, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: April 26. Elevation above normal, water 60 and murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, shad and stinkbait below the dam, along channels, main lake, river channel and shorelines. Crappie good on minnows and jigs below the dam, around brush structure, creek channels, main lake, river channel, shorelines and standing timber. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, live bait, plastic baits and small lures around brush structure, channels, main lake, points, river channel, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: April 25. Elevation normal, water 64 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits and topwater lures in the main lake, around points, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, live shad and spoons in coves, discharge and river channel. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, stinkbait and worms in coves, creek channels, riprap and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: April 26. Stocked approximately 600 rainbow trout on April 24. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the southeast region office.

Lower Mountain Fork: April 26. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout good on caddis flies and tube jigs along rocks and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: April 26. Elevation above normal, water 62. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, flukes, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, in coves, around points and shorelines. Channel and flathead catfish good on sunfish along creek channels and river channel. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along creek channels, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: April 30. Elevation above average, water 63 and clear. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure. Report submitted by Jaylen Flynn, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: April 26. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass excellent on crawfish, flukes, jerk baits and plastic baits in coves, along flats and shallows. Crappie fair on jigs around brush structure and flats. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and cut bait along creek channels and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: April 26. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, lipless baits, rogues, spinnerbaits and worms in coves, around points, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, shad and stinkbait along creek channels, inlet, river channel and river mouth. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in coves, along shallows, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: April 27. Elevation above normal, water 66. Largemouth and spotted bass good on jigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, shorelines and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad and sunfish in the main lake and along shorelines. Crappie good on minnows, tube jigs and jigs around rocks, shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: April 26. Elevation above average, water 70 and stained. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs and tube jigs around brush structure, docks and riprap. White bass good on in-line spinnerbait, minnows and sassy shad around creek channels and shallows. Striped bass good on cut bait, live shad, sassy shad and shad around the main lake, river channel and river mouth.  Fishing has been great, striper fishing has picked up while using live bait and cut bait. Focus on finding clean water to catch striper. Crappie beginning to move up on to the bank, use dark colors for muddy water. Look for 10ft of water the catch crappie. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: April 26. Elevation above average, water cloudy. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, lipless baits, plastics, spinnerbaits and top water around points, shallows and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, hot dogs, shad, stinkbait and worms below the dam and around channels, main lake and points. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam and around brush structure, channels, shallows 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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