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Southeast Area Lakes report for April 30 Featured

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Erin Thomas of Ponca City shows off a nice Kaw Lake crappie. Erin says “Go Fishing” the spawn is on! She caught it using a jig and bobber set about a foot apart. Erin Thomas of Ponca City shows off a nice Kaw Lake crappie. Erin says “Go Fishing” the spawn is on! She caught it using a jig and bobber set about a foot apart. Photo from the Oklahoma Wildlife Department

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Arbuckle: April 30. Elevation normal, water 61 and stained. Largemouth bass good on worms, flukes and bass jigs around brush. Smallmouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and jerk baits off rocks. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in coves and good around docks. White bass slow up creeks on flats. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Broken Bow: April 27. Elevation normal, water 63. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on buzz baits, flukes, plastic baits and spinnerbaits along flats, points, shallows, shorelines and standing timber. Crappie good on grubs, jigs and minnows around brush structure, rocks, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on cut bait, punch bait, stinkbait and worms along channels, creek channels, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: April 27. Elevation above normal, water murky. White bass excellent on crickets, jigs and minnows around brush structure, in coves and shorelines. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and shrimp around brush structure, creek channels and standing timber. Blue catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad, shad and stinkbait below the dam, along the dam and main lake. Report submitted by Cannon Harrison, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: April 27. Elevation normal, water 61 and murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure and below the dam. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad below the dam, along flats and river channel. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and plastic baits around brush structure and points. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: April 29. Elevation normal, water 68 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, lipless baits and plastic baits in the main lake, around points and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, lipless baits and live bait in coves, main lake and river channel. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait in coves, creek channels and riprap. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: April 27. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout good on PowerBait, small lures and tube jigs along the river channel and rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Lower Mountain Fork: April 26. Stocked approximately 2,500 rainbow trout on April 26. Report submitted by  April Drake, secretary at the southeast region office.

McGee Creek: April 27. Elevation normal, water 62. Largemouth and spotted bass good on buzz baits, flukes, plastic baits and spinnerbaits along creek channels, points and shallows. Crappie, spotted bass and white bass fair on minnows and jigs along creek channels, rocks, shorelines and standing timber. Channel and flathead catfish fair on dough bait, sunfish and worms along river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: April 27. Elevation below normal, water 65 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and worms along shallows. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs along shallows. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and worms along channels, creek channels and shallows. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: April 27. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, bill baits, flukes, jerk baits, jigs, lipless baits, spinnerbaits and tube jigs along channels, in coves, creek channels, points, riprap, rocks and shorelines. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, dough bait, shad and stinkbait along channels, creek channels and inlet. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, live bait and minnows around brush structure, channels, in coves, creek channels, inlet, shallows, shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: April 26. Elevation normal, water 68. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, grubs, jigs, 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, shad and sunfish along channels, flats, main lake and shorelines. Crappie good on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, shorelines and weed beds. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Texoma: April 27. Elevation below normal, water 60 and lightly stained. Crappie excellent on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, rocks, shallows and shorelines. Crappie have moved to the shallows for spawn, the bite is aggressive, Using a cork with a jig 12" beneath while flipping along the bank is the best method for locating spawning crappie. Jig colors include dark-colored jig bodies with pink or green tails. Striped and white bass good on Alabama rigs, flukes, live shad and sassy shad below the dam, along channels, dam, main lake, river channel and river mouth. Striped Bass are biting well on live bait, most of the large striper are spawning in Washita and Red rivers. To catch striper in the rivers use sassy shad and flukes to produce bites. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad along creek channels, river channel and river mouth. Blue catfish are biting well below the dam on cut bait while water flow is present; river fishing for blue cats on cut bait is doing well right now as well. Target slack water for finding blues in the river. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: April 27. Elevation above normal, water cloudy. Largemouth bass good on bill baits and plastic baits around brush structure, channels and shorelines. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad along channels and the main lake. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure, shallows and below the dam. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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