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February 1, 2013

Outdoor notebook

(Continued)

Hunting seasons

CROW  – To March 4,  statewide.

DEER SEASONS – The archery deer season runs through Jan. 15.

QUAIL —  To Feb. 15  statewide (second Sat in Nov. through Feb. 15.)

RABBIT – To March 15 on cottontail, swamp and jackrabbit, no open season on  jackrabbits east of I-35.

TURKEY  – Check regulations pertaining to individual counties. Gun, April 6  – May 6 statewide except in the southeast region; April 22-May 6, southern region only; Youth Spring Turkey:  April 20-21, southeast region only

Lake report

  NORTHEAST


Fort Gibson: Jan. 26. Elevation normal, water clear. Catfish good on juglines baited with whole shad and sunfish and drifting the main river channel and open flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15 feet around docks. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and Sink-O worms at all depths around structure. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand:  Jan. 27. Largemouth bass slow on soft plastics and jigs but should pickup with warmer weather. Crappie good on Fle Fly jigs in black and chartreuse around brush piles in the Neosho River. White bass good on bottom up the Neosho and Spring rivers. Blue catfish excellent on cut shad at 75 feet on deep ledges in the main river channel. Paddlefish excellent from Patricia Island all the way to the mouth of Elk River; stay in the main river channel and you will find them. Report submitted by Rusty Pritchard, Pritchard’s Guide Service.

Greenleaf:  Jan. 29. Bass good on square bill spinnerbaits and jigs. Crappie good around brush piles. Report submitted by Mike’s Outdoors.

Hudson: Jan. 30. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and crankbaits. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along the Hwy 20 bridge, around heated docks and brush piles. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Keystone:  Jan. 29. Elevation 4 1/2 feet below normal, water 46. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and crankbaits. Catfish good on cut bait near channels. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks and brush piles. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: Jan. 28. Elevation normal, water 46 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on stinkbait at 1-3 feet around coves and bridges. White bass slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-4 feet at the mouth of the river. Striped bass slow on trout and shad at 1-5 feet at the mouth of the river. Channel catfish good on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-4 feet at the mouth of the river. Trout good fly fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 feet and on bottom from the dam to Gore Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Tenkiller: Jan. 28. Elevation 10 1/4 feet below normal, water 50 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on soft plastic baits. Sunfish fair on night crawlers at 15-20 feet around docks. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson.

Webbers Falls: Jan. 29. Bass good on spinnerbaits, square bill crankbaits and jigs with trailers. Catfish good in channels and bends. Report submitted by Mike’s Outdoors.

SOUTHEAST

Eufaula:  Jan. 27. Elevation 5 feet below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow. White bass slow. Blue catfish fair on shad on the flats. Crappie fair on minnows and small jigs around boat docks with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Solunar Tables

Friday—Fair; 3:20 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.

Saturday—Fair; 4:05 p.m. to 7:05 p.m.

Sunday—Poor; 5:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Monday—Poor; 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday—Fair; 6:35 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.

Wednesday—Fair; 7:20 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.

Thursday—Good; 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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