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SOUTHEAST  AREA LAKES FISHING REPORT FOR APRIL 26 Featured

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ArbuckleApril 25. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal, water temperature 65°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on plastic baits around creek channels, shallows, and shorelines. Crappie fair on hair jigs, small lures, and tube jigs around flats, shallows, and shorelines. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish slow on cut bait and shad around creek channels and shallows. Report submitted by Casey Young, game warden stationed in Murray County. 

Blue RiverApril 25. Elevation is normal, water temperature 67°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on grubs, jerk baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and tube jigs around creek channels, river channel, rocks, shallows, and weed beds. Channel catfish good on dough bait, stinkbait, and worms around river channel and rocks. Bluegill, green, and redear sunfish good on in-line spinnerbaits and worms around rocks, shallows, shorelines, and weed beds. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area. 

Broken Bow: April 21. Elevation is 3 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 68°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on buzz baits, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, creek channels, riprap, shallows, shorelines, and standing timber. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around brush structure, points, riprap, shallows, and shorelines. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County. 

EufaulaApril 21. Elevation is normal, water temperature 62°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on crankbaits, jerk baits, jigs, lipless baits, and plastic baits around brush structure, riprap, rocks, and shallows. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live bait, live shad, and shad below the dam, channels, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and small lures around brush structure, creek channels, rocks, and shallows. Report submitted by Jake Rowland, game warden stationed in McIntosh County. 

Hugo: April 21. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal, water temperature 69°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, punch bait, shad, stinkbait, and sunfish below the dam, channels, creek channels, main lake, river channel, shorelines, and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam, brush structure, channels, river channel, shallows, shorelines, and standing timber. White bass fair on jigs, minnows, and small lures below the dam, creek channels, and river channel. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County. 

KonawaApril 22. Elevation is normal, water temperature 60°F and clear. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, and plastic baits around main lake, points, river channel, and weed beds.Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on Alabama rigs and crankbaits around discharge and river channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and cut bait around coves, inlet, riprap, and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County. 

Lower Mountain ForkApril 21. Elevation is normal, water temperature 53°F and clear. Rainbow trout good on caddis flies, plastic baits, PowerBait, and worms around creek channels and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County. 

McGee CreekApril 21. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal, water temperature 67°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass excellent on buzz baits, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, plastic baits, sassy shad, and topwater lures around brush structure, main lake, rocks, shallows, and weed beds. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, points, rocks, shallows, shorelines, and standing timber. Report submitted by Shay Loudermilk, game warden stationed in Atoka County. 

MurrayApril 25. Elevation is 2 ft. below normal, water temperature 63°F and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass slow on Alabama rigs, in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, and lipless baits around brush structure, main lake, points, riprap, and rocks. White bass slow on crankbaits, jigs, and lipless baits around creek channels and main lake. Report submitted by Jaylen Flynn, game warden stationed in Carter County.  

Pine CreekApril 21. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 65°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around creek channels and points. Crappie excellent on plastic baits, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure and shallows. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver around channels and main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County. 

Robert S. Kerr: April 21. Elevation is normal, water temperature 59°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) White bass and crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows below the dam, brush structure, creek channels, points, rocks, tailwater, and weed beds. Largemouth and spotted bass good on minnows, plastic baits, small lures, spinnerbaits, and spoons around brush structure, coves, docks, points, rocks, shorelines, and weed beds. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, grass hoppers, grubs, hot dogs, minnows, shad, sunfish, and worms below the dam, creek channels, main lake, river channel, river mouth, and tailwater. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County. 

SardisApril 21. Elevation is normal, water temperature 65°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, points, and shorelines. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on cut bait, shad, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms below the dam, brush structure, channels, main lake, points, and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs, minnows, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, points, and shorelines. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County. 

TexomaApril 21. Elevation is normal, water temperature 64°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Striped bass good on live shad around channels, main lake, and points. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, and live shad around channels, coves, docks, and points. Crappie fair on grubs, jigs, and live shad around brush structure, coves, docks, and standing timber. Comments: Fishing this week has been good. Striper have been good this week on the north part of the lake. Catfish are biting live shad really well near ledges and channels. Crappie are biting on jigs and minnows near brush piles Report submitted by Garrett Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County. 

WisterApril 21. Elevation is normal, water temperature 72°F and stained. (USACE Current Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on bill baits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, and creek channels. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure and shallows. Catfish, Blue good on cut bait and hot dogs around main lake and river channel. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in Le Flore County. 

 

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