Area fishing report 11-29-2023

The area fishing report for southeastern Oklahoma.

Blue River: November 28. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 52°F and clear. (USGS Lake Level) Rainbow trout excellent on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbaits, nymphs, PowerBait, spoons, and worms around channels and rocks. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: November 25. Elevation is 6 ft. below normal and falling, water temperature 48°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass good on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, plastic baits, and spoons around brush structure, points, and standing timber. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, and spoons around brush structure, points, and standing timber. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: November 24. Elevation is 1.5 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 55°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, lipless baits, and plastic baits around main lake, points, riprap, and rocks. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad, and shad around channels, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie good on crankbaits, hair jigs, spoons, and worms around channels, docks, riprap, and rocks. Report submitted by Jake Rowland, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Lower Mountain Fork: November 24. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 58°F and clear. Rainbow trout fair on PowerBait and small lures around creek channels and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: November 24. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal and stable, water temperature 58°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth and spotted bass excellent on Alabama rigs, bill baits, crankbaits, jigs, and plastic baits around brush structure, main lake, points, rocks, and standing timber. Channel and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, hot dogs, shad, and sunfish around channels, creek channels, docks, and main lake. Crappie slow on jigs, small lures, and tube jigs around brush structure, main lake, and standing timber. Report submitted by Shay Loudermilk, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: November 24. Elevation is 4 ft. above normal and rising, water temperature 60°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and topwater lures around coves and creek channels. Crappie fair on jigs around standing timber. Channel catfish good on cut bait around creek channels and river channel. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: November 24. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 50°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level) White bass good on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows below the dam. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, minnows, shad, and worms below the dam, river channel, river mouth, and tailwater. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, and minnows below the dam, creek channels, river channel, and tailwater. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: November 24. Elevation is above normal and falling, water temperature 59°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth bass fair on bill baits, crankbaits, plastic baits, and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, points, shorelines, and standing timber. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, shad, stinkbait, sunfish, and worms around brush structure, channels, main lake, points, and standing timber. Crappie fair 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: November 26. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 60°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level) Crappie good on minnows, tube jigs, and worms around brush structure, docks, and main lake. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, and plastic baits around brush structure, channels, and docks. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.


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