Area fishing report 7-5-2023

Area fishing report 7-5-2023

Area fishing report 7-5-2023 for southeastern Oklahoma.

Blue River

July 3. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 78°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on buzz baits, lipless baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around brush structure, river channel, rocks, shorelines, and weed beds. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, punch bait, and stinkbait around river channel and rocks. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow

June 30. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 85°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, plastic baits around brush structure, flats, main lake, points, river mouth, standing timber. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows around brush structure, main lake, points, standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula

June 30. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 79°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on crankbaits, jerk baits, jigs, lipless baits, plastic baits, worms around brush structure, main lake, points, riprap, rocks. Striped bass, striped bass hybrids, and white bass good on crankbaits, hair jigs, jigs, sassy shad, and shad below the dam, discharge, and tailwater. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, live bait, live shad, shad, stinkbait, and sunfish around channels, river channel, river mouth, and rocks. Report submitted by Jake Rowland, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Lower Mountain Fork

June 30. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 68°F and clear. Rainbow trout excellent on PowerBait, small lures, and worms below the dam, creek channels, and rocks. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek

June 30. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and falling, water temperature 85°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass slow on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, jerk baits, jigs, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, docks, main lake, shorelines, and standing timber. Crappie slow on minnows, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, docks, shallows, and standing timber. Channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, hot dogs, live bait, and stinkbait around main lake, riprap, and rocks. Report submitted by Shay Loudermilk, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Robert S. Kerr

June 30. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 80°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, minnows, plastic baits, small lures, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around brush structure, coves, points, river mouth, rocks, and weed beds. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows around brush structure, channels, coves, points, weed beds. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on hot dogs, minnows, shad, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms below the dam, dam, main lake, river channel, river mouth, spillway, and tailwater. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Pine Creek

June 30. Elevation is 3 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 84°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and topwater lures around coves. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure and standing timber. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and cut bait around river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Sardis

June 30. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 83°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, lipless baits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around channels, creek channels, points, shorelines, and weed beds. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on cut bait, shad, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms around brush structure, channels, main lake, points, and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, points, and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Tenkiller

July 2. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 83°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) White bass good on jigs, lipless baits, and small lures around channels and flats. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits, and topwater lures around brush structure, coves, and creek channels. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, and shad around channels, flats, main lake, and points. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Wister

June 30. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 90°F and stained. (USACE Current Lake Level) Largemouth bass good on bill baits, jigs, and plastic baits around brush structure, channels, main lake, and river channel. Blue catfish good on cut bait and hot dogs around main lake and river channel. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure, main lake, and river channel. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in Le Flore County.


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