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Southeast Area Lakes Fishing Report - May 15 Featured

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Arbuckle: May 13. Elevation 3 3/4 ft. above normal, water 63 and stained. Largemouth bass slow on jigs around brush piles. Recent rain has slowed fishing. Smallmouth and spotted bass slow. Crappie slow, some caught on pink jigs in brush. Dock crappie is slow. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: May 14. Elevation above normal, water 69 and muddy. Trout fair on caddis flies, midges and PowerBait along channels and below falls around boulders. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, flukes, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, creek channels and shorelines. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, dough bait and punch bait along channels, creek channels and longer deeper pools. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, technician at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: May 10. Elevation 9 ft. above normal and rising, water 69. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on Alabama rig, crankbaits, minnows, and spinnerbaits around points and river channel. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Lake Ramp Closures: The Lodge Ramp Deer & Hawk. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: May 10. Elevation above normal, water murky. White bass fair on sassy shad and small lures around creek channels, flats, and river mouth. Crappie slow on minnows around riprap, river channel, and standing timber. Flathead catfish good on cut bait around river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Jake Bersche, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: May 10. Elevation above normal, water 60 and murky. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, punch bait, shad and sunfish below the dam and around the main lake, river channel, and shorelines. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam, and around brush structure, main lake, river channel, shorelines and standing timber. Largemouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits, live bait, plastics and small lures around brush structure, creek channels, main lake, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: May 9. Elevation normal, water 65 and murky. Largemouth bass excellent on crankbaits, jigs, plastics and topwater lures around the main lake, points, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on crankbaits, live shad and spoons around coves, discharge, main lake 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 9. Elevation normal. Stocked approximately 2,460 rainbow trout on May 8. Report submitted by April Drake, secretary at the Southeast Region Office.

Lower Mountain Fork: May 10. Elevation above normal, water clear. Rainbow trout fair on caddis flies and PowerBait around creek channels. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: May 10. Elevation 13 ft. above normal, water 62. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on flukes, jigs, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points and rocks. Channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, stinkbait and sunfish around creek channels and river channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: May 14. Elevation above normal, water 67 and clear. Smallmouth and white bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, in coves, along dam, points, riprap, rocks and shallows. Report submitted by Jaylen Flynn, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: May 10. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits around the flats. Crappie slow on jigs around brush structure. Channel catfish good on stinkbait around the spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: May 10. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, plastics, rogues and spinnerbaits around brush structure, coves, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around creek channels, inlet, shallows, shorelines, standing timber, and weed beds. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait, shad and stinkbait around channels, creek channels, inlet, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: May 9. Elevation above normal, water 68. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, jigs, plastics, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points, rocks, shorelines, standing timber, and weed beds. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on cut bait, shad and sunfish around flats, main lake, rocks, and shorelines. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs and minnows around brush structure, points, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: May 9. Elevation rising, water 70 and muddy. The lake is still rising from all the inflow of water. Boaters should use caution due to floating debris. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, minnows, and punch bait around brush structure, creek channels, shallows and shorelines. Striped bass good on cut bait, live bait, minnows, sassy shad and shad below the dam and around the main lake. Crappie fair on jigs, live bait, and minnows around docks and rocks. Crappie have begun moving up into the shallows, but with the high levels of water, crappie might be hard to find. Fishing from docks has been producing crappie, muddy water calls for dark colored jigs. Striper fishing has been great mid-lake where cleaner water is present, use shiners, live shad or cut bait to catch stripers. Throwing a topwater on Platter Flats has been producing some decent topwater action. Flooded areas and creeks are full of catfish right now; best baits include cut shad and red worms. Don't be afraid to try flooded fields for catfish. Bow fishing is great as well right now. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: May 10. Elevation above normal, water cloudy. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, plastics and spinnerbaits around channels, points, shallows and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, hot dogs, punch bait and shad below the dam, and around channels, main lake, and points. Crappie good on jigs and minnows below the dam, around brush structure, channels, main lake, 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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