Area fishing report 8-30-2023

Area fishing report for this week.

Blue River

August 28. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 82°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on crankbaits, lipless baits, plastic baits, topwater lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, creek channels, rocks, shorelines, and weed beds. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, punch bait, stinkbait, and worms around brush structure, channels, rocks. Bluegill, green, and redear sunfish good on crickets, grasshoppers, in-line spinnerbaits, small lures, and worms around brush structure, rocks, shallows, shorelines, and weed beds. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow

August 25. Elevation is 10 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 92°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, flukes, and spoons around brush structure, creek channels, main lake, points, and standing timber. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows around brush structure, creek channels, points, river channel, and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula

August 25. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 82°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, jigs, and plastic baits around brush structure, main lake, points, and riprap. Crappie fair on crankbaits, jigs, and spoons around channels, points, and riprap. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, live bait, live shad, stinkbait, and sunfish around channels, river channel, and river mouth. Report submitted by Jake Rowland, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Lower Mountain Fork

August 25. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 69°F and clear. Rainbow trout fair on crickets, grasshoppers, and PowerBait around spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek

August 25. Elevation is normal and falling, water temperature 90°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass slow on Alabama rigs, bill baits, buzz baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, and plastic baits around brush structure, docks, main lake, and points. Channel and flathead catfish slow on chicken liver, live bait, live shad, and shrimp around channels, dam, docks, main lake, and riprap. Crappie slow on minnows, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, creek channels, docks, and main lake. Report submitted by Shay Loudermilk, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek

August 25. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 89°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures around coves and creek channels. Crappie fair on jigs around standing timber. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver around main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr

August 25. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 87°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass fair on buzz baits, plastic baits, small lures, and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, coves, points, shorelines, and weed beds. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, grubs, hot dogs, minnows, shad, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms below the dam, creek channels, river mouth, spillway, and tailwater. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows below the dam, brush structure, points, river channel, tailwater, and weed beds. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis

August 25. Elevation is 1 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 91°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, points, and standing timber. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms around brush structure, points, and standing timber. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure, channels, shorelines, and standing timber. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.

Tenkiller

August 27. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 86°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, spoons, and topwater lures around brush structure, coves, docks, points, and shorelines. White bass fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, and tube jigs around channels and main lake. Crappie fair on hair jigs, tube jigs, and worms around brush structure, docks, and main lake. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Wister

August 25. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 98°F and stained. (USACE Current Lake Level) Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and plastic baits around brush structure, channels, and coves. Channel catfish slow on cut bait, hot dogs, and punch bait around main lake and river channel. Crappie slow 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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