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Southeast Oklahoma Area Lakes Report  Featured

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Arbuckle: March 6. Elevation above normal, water 48 and very clear. 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. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and shaky head worms. White bass being caught on rattletraps and long Johns moving up creek arms on flats to feed. Crappie are headed to the banks to spawn, just not there yet; they can be found using electronics in 12-15 ft. of water using small 1/16 oz. jigs with chartreuse in them. Crappie fair on 1/32 oz. jigs around docks in the early am. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: March 9. Elevation normal, water 48 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. Rainbow trout good on caddis flies, in-spinnerbaits, nymphs, PowerBait and spoons along river channels and rocks. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, technician at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: March 5. Elevation normal, water 48. 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, crankbaits and spoons in the main lake and around points. Walleye fair on grubs and rogues along channels, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: March 6. 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. Largemouth, smallmouth, spotted, striped and white bass fair on jerk baits, jigs and spinnerbaits in the discharge, around docks and main lake. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, hotdogs, live shad and stinkbait below the dam, discharge and main lake. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, plastic baits and tube jigs along creek channels, discharge, docks and main lake. Report submitted by David deMontigny, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: March 5. Elevation above normal, water 48 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, dough bait, live bait, shad, stinkbait and sunfish below the dam, along channels, main lake, river channel and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows below the dam, around brush structure, channels, main lake, river channel and standing timber. Report submitted by Andrew Potter, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: March 7. Elevation normal, water 52 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, lipless baits and plastic baits in the main lake, around points, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and live shad in coves, discharge and river channel. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait and shrimp in coves, discharge, inlet and weed beds. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden stationed in Seminole County.

Lower Mountain Fork: March 5. Elevation normal, water 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 excellent on small lures and tube jigs along creek channels and river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: March 5. Elevation below normal, water 50. 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, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, jerk baits, jigs and spinnerbaits in coves, along flats and points. Crappie fair on minnows along creek channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Murray: March 9. Elevation normal, water 51 and clear. Largemouth bass good on jerk baits around brush structure and main lake. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver and worms in the main lake. Report submitted by Jaylen Flynn, game warden stationed in Carter County.

Pine Creek: March 5. Elevation above 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/PINE.lakepage.html. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits in coves and creek channels. Crappie fair on jigs and spoons around brush structure and creek channels. Channel catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait along the river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: March 5. 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. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, crankbaits, minnows, plastic baits and small lures in coves, along creek channels, docks, rocks, shorelines, standing timber and weed beds. White bass good on crickets, hair jigs and jigs below the dam, around brush structure, channels, creek channels, river channel and river mouth. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, goldfish, grubs, minnows, shad and worms below the dam, along channels, creek channels, main lake, river channel, river mouth and tailwater. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: March 5. Elevation above normal, water 53. 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 crankbaits, jerk baits, jigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, creek channels, points, riprap, shorelines and standing timber. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad along channels and main lake. Crappie fair on 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: March 7. Elevation below normal, water 46-48. 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 wasn’t the greatest. Striped bass fair on flukes, live shad and sassy shad in the main lake, points and river channel. Striped bass are still being caught on live shad near the western part of the lake. Blue catfish fair on cut bait, live shad and punch bait along channels, main lake, river channel and river mouth. Fishermen are catching big blue cats in the 30-40 ft. of water range on juglines and rod-and-reel. Crappie slow on jigs around docks and standing timber. Crappie have been starting to bite around standing timber or brush structure. Report submitted by Garrett Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: March 5. Elevation above 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 fair on bill baits, crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, coves and points. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, shad, stinkbait, sunfish and worms below the dam, along channels, main lake and points. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

 

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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