MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

December 27, 2013

Outdoor notebook


Calendar

The outdoor calendar runs every Friday. Items should be submitted by fax (918) 684 – 2865, email at sports@muskogeephoenix.com or submitted in writing to the Phoenix at 214 Wall Street during business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Items must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday for inclusion in the next calendar.

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Hunting dates

Crow: To March 4; statewide

Dove:  Dec. 21 – 29.

Deer: Archery, To Jan. 15.  

Holiday antlerless gun season: Dec. 20 – 29.

Pheasant: Dec. 1 – Jan. 31.

Quail: To Feb. 15.

Rabbit: To March 15.

Jackrabbit: To  March 15 (west of I – 35 only)

Squirrel: May 15, Jan. 31.

Fall turkey: To Jan. 15.

 

Lake report

NORTHEAST

Fort Gibson: Dec. 16. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie good on jigs at 20 feet. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

 Greenleaf: Dec. 16. Elevation normal, water 46 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jig-and-worm at 8-12 feet along rocky points and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in Christmas tree color at 12-16 feet around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: Dec. 16. Elevation normal. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Keystone: Dec. 17. Elevation normal. Catfish fair on cut bait. Striped bass fair on bucktail jigs. Crappie fair on minnows. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: Dec. 15. Water low 50s with occasional water releases. Striped bass good toward the mouth and in deep holes, especially when water is running. Trout good on Power Bait on bottom in deep holes, especially below the dam. Fly fishing good drifting nymphs below strike indicators below riffles and on woolly buggers in deeper holes along the Watts area. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Tenkiller: Dec. 16. Elevation normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on soft plastic bass jigs and crankbaits along steep bluffs. Crappie fair on 1/16 oz. tube jigs at 20-25 feet. Report submitted by Monte Brooks in Cookson.

Webbers Falls: Dec. 16. Elevation normal, water 46 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on deep diving bill baits around points, creek channels and rocks. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in black and purple at 12-16 feet. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

SOUTHEAST

Eufaula: Dec.15. Elevation 1 foot below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow. White bass slow. Blue catfish fair on shad drifting flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Robert S. Kerr: Dec. 16. Blue catfish excellent on cut bait drifting in the river current on the north side. Blue and channel catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait near Hickory Nut Ridge. Crappie good on minnows up the Big San Bois Creek near submerged brush or other cover. Spotted bass good on crankbaits in cutoffs and deeper pools up the Canadian River. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.



Solunar Tables

Friday–Good; 6 a.m. To 11 a.m.

Saturday–Good; 6:50 a.m. To 11:50 a.m.

Sunday–Good; 7:45 a.m. To 12:45 p.m.

Monday–Good; 8:40 a.m. To 1:40 p.m.

Tuesday–Good; 9:35 a.m. To 2:35 p.m.

Wednesday–Good (New Moon); 10:25 a.m. To 3:25 p.m.

Thursday–Good; 11:20 a.m. To 4:20 p.m.