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SOUTHEAST AREA FISHING REPORT MAY 22 Featured

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Please use caution this week. Most lakes in Oklahoma are above normal and many boat ramps/docks are closed. Please use caution this week. Most lakes in Oklahoma are above normal and many boat ramps/docks are closed.

A service of the Oklahoma Wildlife Department

 

Arbuckle: May 20. Elevation normal, water 67 and stained to muddy up creeks. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rig, spinnerbait and shallows running crankbaits around the main lake. Smallmouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and shallows running crankbaits off points. Crappie fair off docks. Crappie being caught on chartreuse jigs and have moved back to the brush piles in parts of the lake. White bass good chasing shad on the south end of the lake. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: May 20. Elevation above normal, water 68 and muddy. Rainbow trout slow on in-line spinnerbait and PowerBait around river channel and below falls around current breaks. Spotted, largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits, flukes and spinnerbaits around brush structure, creek channels and river channel. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, dough bait, punch bait and worms around river channel and longer deeper pools. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, technician at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: May 17. Elevation above normal, water 68. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, flukes and plastics around points and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: May 17. Elevation above normal, water 67 and murky. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait along the river channel. Crappie fair on tube jigs around creek channels and riprap. Report submitted by Jake Bersche, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: May 17. Elevation above normal, water 64 and murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, punch bait and shad below the dam, around creek channels, main lake, river channel and shorelines. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam, around brush structure, creek channels, main lake, river channel, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: May 16. Elevation normal, water 70 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits, jigs, plastics and topwater lures around main lake, points, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on crankbaits, live shad and spoons around coves, discharge 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 17. Elevation normal, water clear. Rainbow trout good on caddis flies, crankbaits, small lures and tube jigs below the dam, around rocks and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: May 17. Elevation above normal, water 67. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, flukes and plastics around brush structure, points and shallows. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around creek channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: May 19. Elevation above average, water 74 and clear. Smallmouth bass fair on Alabama rig, crankbaits, jigs and plastics around brush structure and riprap. White bass good on Alabama rig, buzz baits, jerk bait, jigs and topwater lures around creek channels and main lake. Crappie fair on jigs around brush structure. Report submitted by Jaylen Flynn, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: May 17. Elevation above average, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and crawfish around points. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure and coves. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and stinkbait around creek channels and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: May 17. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, lipless baits, plastics and rogues around coves, inlet, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish excellent on cut bait, live bait, live shad, punch bait, shad and stinkbait around channels, creek channels, inlet, river channel and river mouth. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around coves, creek channels, standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: May 14. Elevation above normal, water 70. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, jigs, plastics and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait, shad and sunfish around the main lake, points, rocks and shorelines. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, points, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: May 17. Elevation above normal, water 72 and muddy. Striped bass excellent on cut bait, live bait, live shad and sassy shad below the dam and around the main lake. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, live bait and live shad below the dam, around the main lake, river channel, river mouth and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. The lake is very high right now so boaters should use caution when on the water. Striped Bass are hitting live bait and cut bait very well right now, the main areas are from south of Washita Point to the islands in about 30 ft. of water and shallower. Blues are being caught below the dam on cut bait in slack water areas. Striped Bass are also being caught below dam on live bait and bucktail lures. Crappie are very spotty with the lake levels being so high. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: May 17. Elevation above normal, water cloudy. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, plastics, spinnerbaits and topwater around channels, points, shallows and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, crawfish, cut bait, hot dogs, punch bait, shad and stinkbait below the dam, around channels, main lake and points. Crappie good on jigs, minnows and tube jigs below the dam, around brush structure, points 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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