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SOUTHEAST AREA LAKES FISHING REPORT FOR AUG 4 Featured

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Arbuckle: July 31. Elevation normal, water 84. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/ARBU.lakepage.html. Bass slow early morning hours on topwater lures and 8-inch purple worm in 20 ft. of water. Crappie fair on docks early morning and on jigs and minnows around lake brush piles early and late in the day. White bass slow. Channel catfish good on dough bait and shrimp around baited holes. Report submitted by Jack Melton. 

Blue River: August 3. Elevation normal, water 79 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ok/nwis/uv?site_no=07332390. Channel catfish good on cut bait, stinkbait and worms along flats, river channel and rocks. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, crawfish and topwater lures along creek channels, rocks and shorelines. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, technician at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: July 30. Elevation below normal, water 85. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/BROK.lakepage.html. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits and plastic baits around brush structure and points. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: July 30. Elevation above normal, water 81. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/EUFA.lakepage.html. Striped bass hybrids and striped bass fair on hair jigs, jigs, small lures and spoons below the dam. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, stinkbait and worms below the dam, discharge, main lake and river mouth. Bluegill, green and redear sunfish good on crickets, grasshoppers, hotdogs and worms in coves, docks, rocks and shallows. Report submitted by David deMontigny, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: July 30. Elevation below normal, water 91 and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/HUGO.lakepage.html. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, live bait, punch bait, shad, stinkbait and sunfish below the dam, along channels, creek channels, main lake, river channel and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows below the dam, around brush structure, channels, creek channels, main lake, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: August 1. Elevation normal, water 90 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, plastic baits and topwater lures in the main lake, around points, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on crankbaits, live shad and spoons in coves, discharge, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and shrimp in coves, inlet, riprap and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: July 30. Elevation normal, water 68 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ok/nwis/uv?site_no=07339000. Rainbow trout good on plastic baits and PowerBait along creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: July 30. Elevation normal, water 86. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/MCGE.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and plastic baits in coves, around points and standing timber. White and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and topwater lures in coves, main lake and points; look for surfacing schools. Crappie slow on minnows along creek channels, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: July 30. Elevation below normal, water 85 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/PINE.lakepage.html. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around points. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure and points. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and hotdogs below the dam. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: July 30. Elevation normal, water murky. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/webdata/gagedata/KERO2.current.html. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, goldfish, minnows, shad, shrimp, stinkbait, sunfish and worms below the dam, discharge, main lake, riprap, river mouth, spillway and tailwater. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, minnows, plastic baits, small lures and topwater lures around brush structure, coves, docks, main lake, points, sandbar, shallows, standing timber and weed beds. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and small lures below the dam, in coves, docks, main lake, rocks, standing timber, tailwater and weed beds. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: August 1. Elevation below normal, water 89-93. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/SARD.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, jigs, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures around brush structure, creek channels, points, 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 hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: August 1. Elevation above normal, water 87. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/DENI.lakepage.htmlFishing this week has been tough. The warmer water temperatures this time of year makes it tough to catch fish. Striped bass fair on Alabama rigs, live shad, plastic baits, sassy shad and topwater lures along the dam, main lake and points. Striper are being caught near the dam on sassy shad and topwater lures mid-morning. They are also being caught by trolling Alabama rigs at 30-40 ft. of water. Blue catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, punch bait, shad, stinkbait and sunfish around brush structure, docks, main lake, and river channel. Blue cats are being caught on rod-and-reel on docks and around willow trees on punch bait and cut shad. Crappie slow on jigs, minnows, PowerBait and small lures around brush structure, docks and standing timber. Crappie are being caught in deep water around 16-22 ft. of water near brush piles. Report submitted by Garrett Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: July 30. Elevation normal, water cloudy. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. 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, channels, coves, points and shorelines. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, shad, stinkbait, sunfish and worms below the dam, around brush structure, channels, main lake, points and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure, channels, shorelines, standing timber and cedar brush. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

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