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Southeast Area Fishing report from April 6th Featured

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Arbuckle: April 7. Elevation normal, water 58-62 and stained to muddy up creeks. Largemouth bass being caught on crankbaits, tubes, worms and bass jigs along banks. Smallmouth bass being caught on jerk baits, spinnerbaits and swim baits. Crappie good  off docks and on minnows and jigs in back of coves. White bass being caught on rattletraps and grubs at 15 ft. up on flats during the heat of the day. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: April 6. Elevation below normal, water 54. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, flukes, jerk baits and spinnerbaits around points, shorelines and standing timber. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure, points, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: April 6. Elevation above normal, water turbid. Blue and channel catfish good on crawfish, cut bait and worms along creek channels, main lake and river mouth. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along creek channels, rocks, shallows and shorelines. Striped bass good on live bait, live shad, small lures, topwater lures and tube jigs below the dam. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: April 6. Elevation above normal, water 55 and murky. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits and plastic baits along creek channels, main lake and points. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad below the dam, along channels and flats. Crappie good on minnows and jigs below the dam, around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Jim Gillham, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: April 5. Elevation normal, water 60 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, jigs, rattletraps and plastic baits in the main lake, around points and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass slow on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, live shad and spoons in coves, discharge, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait and stinkbait in coves, creek channels, discharge and riprap. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: April 6. Elevation above normal, water clear. Brown trout excellent on jigs and PowerBait along creek channels. Rainbow trout good on caddis flies, jigs, white roadrunners and small lures along channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: April 6. Elevation above normal, water 55 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, flukes and lipless baits in coves, around points and standing timber. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and dough bait along creek channels and river mouth. Crappie, spotted bass and white bass good on minnows around brush structure, docks and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: April 6. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits, jerk baits and plastic baits around points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along creek channels, points and standing timber. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: April 6. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, bill baits, plastic baits and small lures around brush structure, channels, in coves, around points and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows, hair jigs and jigs along channels, creek channels, river channel and river mouth. White bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and grubs along creek channels and river channel. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: April 7. Elevation rising, water 60. Largemouth and striped bass fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and tube jigs around brush structure, points, riprap, rocks, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, minnows, shad and sunfish along channels, flats, main lake and shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs and tube jigs around points, rocks and shorelines. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: April 6. Elevation normal, water 58 and stained. Striped bass good on live shad along creek channels, points, river channel and river mouth. Crappie fair on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels and standing timber. White bass good on Alabama rigs, flukes, grubs, hair jigs, jigs, sassy shad, small lures and tube jigs along channels, in coves, creek channels, dam, discharge, river channel and river mouth. Recent weather changes has made fishing inconsistent, crappie are beginning to move into shallow water for spawn. Striper are steady on live bait near the Washita Point area. White bass are moving into creeks and rivers for the spring run. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: April 6. Elevation rising, water cloudy. Largemouth bass good on bill baits and plastic baits around brush structure, channels and shorelines. Blue catfish good below the dam, along channels and main lake. Crappie good on minnows and jigs below the dam, around brush structure 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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