Southeastern Oklahoma fishing

Southeastern Oklahoma fishing report By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Arbuckle: May 15. Elevation normal, water 67 and clear. White bass are biting good on almost all main lake points. Crappie slow around brush piles at 12-15 ft. Bass good on topwater early, tubes, drop-shot and shad pattern crankbaits. Report submitted by Jack Melton.

Blue River: May 17. Elevation normal, water 69 and slightly murky. Largemouth bass fair on minnows and spinners. Channel catfish good on liver and stinkbait. Report submitted by Charles Baker, technician at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: May 17. Water 68. Largemouth bass good late evening in coves on the upper end of the lake on topwater baits. Smallmouth bass are being caught off rocky points on crankbaits. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around structure at 5-8 ft in Holly Creek area. Catfish fair on trotline baited with sunfish. No reports of walleye. Report submitted by Dru Polk, state game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: May 16. Elevation 1/2 ft. below normal and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits at 2-6 ft. off points. White bass excellent on crankbaits at 5-8 ft. while trolling flats. Channel catfish good on shad 2-4 ft. off flats. Crappie good on jigs at 1-4 ft. along banks. Report submitted Ed Rodebush, state game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Hugo: May 17. Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water 63 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and topwaters. Channel catfish fair on cutbait. Crappie fair on minnows and light-colored jigs. Report submitted by Wendell Smalling, state game warden stationed in Choctaw County.

Konawa: No report submitted this week.

McGee Creek: May 2. Elevation normal, water 61 and clear. Largemouth bass good on spinners and buzz bait at 2-10 ft. Crappie fair on live minnows around brush and off main creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, state game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Lower Mountain Fork River: May 10. Trout fair in all zones. Zones 2 and 3 are receiving a pitifully small amount of water and it seems the fish are more into self preservation that actively feeding. There has been such little water in zone 3 at times. If you can catch the stream flow more favorable, and if you can fish during some lower light conditions, you should do well. Lots of insects have been hatching, including mayflies, caddis and midges. Report submitted by Sid and Peggy, Beavers Bend Fly Shop.

Murray: May 15. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 69 and clear. Bass good on lures and minnows. Crappie good on minnows around brush. Catfish good on minnows around brush. Catfish slow but improving daily. Carp and sunfish good on worms. Walleye very good on minnows around brush. Report submitted by Bob Newcomer, Lake Murray Fishing Dock.

Pine Creek: May 17. Water 67. Largemouth bass good mid-lake along points on soft plastics and topwaters late evening. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 8-12 ft. under old highway bridge. Catfish fair on rod and line baited with stinkbait in the upper end of the lake. Report submitted by Dru Polk, state game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: May 15. Elevation normal, water 69 and murky. Largemouth bass good at 2-5 ft. on plastic baits and spinnerbaits fishing the weed, rock and woody cover around the spawning areas. Crappie fair at 8-10 ft. using minnows. Fish are suspended in the old creek channels and around woody structure. White bass good at 5-10ft. using jigs and crankbaits at the mouth of the Illinois river. Blue catfish-good-3-8ft. using fresh cut shad fishing the rocky areas around the lake. Flathead catfish good at 10ft. using live bait fishing the rock areas. Catfish are aggressively feeding just before the spawning activity. Report submitted by Rick Olzawski, state game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis Lake: May 3. Crappie good around brush and submerged structures in the shallows. Catfish fair on cut shad and night crawlers. Bass fair on red rattle-traps and red spinnerbaits. The recent cold front and rain have slightly dampened fishing, but anglers are still having moderate success. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, state game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Shawnee Lake: April 18. Elevation 7 1/2 ft. below normal, water 58-61. Catfish good on cut bait and chicken liver. Crappie and white bass slow on jigs and minnows but starting to pick up. Saugeye good at night using minnows. Bass are being caught at 2-4 ft. Report submitted by Christopher Keeton.

Texoma: May 16. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 63 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic lures at 5-10 ft. in creek channels. White and striped bass good on sassy shad atb10-15 ft. near islands. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad at 5-10 ft. in Platter Flats. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 5-10 ft. in Widow Moore Creek. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, state game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Wister: May 11. Elevation normal, water 68 and murky. Crappie good at 2-4 ft. on minnows or jigs. Largemouth bass good at 3-8 ft. on plastic worms. Channel catfish good around the riprap and other rocky areas at 4-10 ft. on shad or chicken liver. Report submitted by D.G. Belcher, state game warden stationed in Leflore and Latimer counties.
By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

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