, Muskogee, OK


June 28, 2013

Outdoor notebook


The outdoor calendar runs every Friday. Items should be submitted by fax (918) 684-2865, email at 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.


Fridays – Greenleaf Bass Jackpot, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Entry fee is $30 per boat.  Pay at the ramp. Contact: (918) 781-2740. Launch at 6 a.m., weigh-ins at 2 p.m. Info:


July 20 — Bass Fishing League, Three Forks Harbor. Registration: Walmart on West Shawnee.4-6 p.m.

July 20 — Lake Country Anglers, Lake Hudson. Info at lakecountryanglers/

July 21 — Lake Country Anglers Rising Stars, Lake Hudson. Info at

Local results

Greenleaf Bass Jackpot


1. Michael Daily/Marcus Daily, 13 pounds, 2 ounces

2. Jerry Hallum/Scott Hyslope, 12-1

Big Bass: Robert Campbell/Matt White, 5-1


Hunting dates

Antelope archery: Oct. 1-14 (open areas)

Bear: Archery: Oct. 1-20 (open counties only); muzzleloader, Oct. 26-Nov. 3 or until quota is reached (open counties only).

Crow:  Oct. 10-Nov. 16  and  Dec. 9-Mar. 4, 2014; statewide

Dove:  Sept. 1-Oct. 31 and Dec. 21-29.

Deer: Archery, Oct. 1 to Jan. 15; muzzleloading opens Oct. 26-Nov.3. Gun: Nov. 23-Dec. 8.

Youth deer gun: Oct. 18-20.

Holiday antlerless gun season: Dec. 20-29.

Pheasant: Dec. 1-Jan. 31, 2014.

Quail: Nov. 9-Feb. 15.

Rabbit: Oct. 1-March 15.

Jackrabbit: Oct. 1-March 15 (west of I-35 only)

Squirrel: May 15, Jan. 31, 2014.

Fall turkey: Oct. 1-Jan. 15, 2014.


Lake report


Fort Gibson: June 24. Elevation 9 feet above normal and falling. White bass good on crankbaits and white spinnerbaits trolling and wading the windy points. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and plastic worms at 5-15 feet. Catfish good on whole shad and cut bait in the main channel and below the dam. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand: June 23. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish excellent on fresh cut bait shallow. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Hudson: June 24. Elevation 2 feet above normal. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic baits around rocky points early and late. White bass good on small lures below the dam. Channel catfish good on liver and cut shad around rocky points and flats. Blue catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut shad. Crappie fair to good on small jigs and minnows below the dam and in inlet areas. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Keystone: June 25. Elevation 4 feet above normal, water 78 and muddy. Catfish fair on cut bait. Largemouth bass good on plugs. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: June 24. Elevation normal with water releases occurring regularly, water upper 50s and slightly murky. Fishing is excellent all along the river from the dam to the mouth. White bass and small striped bass good on white jigs and curly tail grubs at the mouth and the dam. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits. Trout good on Power Bait, Rapalas and rooster tails at the dam and Watts area. Fly fishing is good on nymphs below a strike indicator in current and dry flies early in the morning, especially in the Watts area. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Tenkiller: June 24. Elevation 3 1/2 feet above normal, water upper 70s and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits at 5-10 feet. Catfish fair on flip-flops baited with cut bait at 40-50 feet. Crappie fair around docks and on minnows and tube jigs at 10-15 feet. Sunfish good on night crawlers along gravel banks and around docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.


Robert S. Kerr: June 24. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush, grass and riprap around the river and good in cutoffs in the river and good on plastic baits in grass around windy points. Spotted and white bass excellent up Canadian River; look for concentrations of gulls; white bass are congregated in deeper pools. Crappie fair close to creek channels on submerged brush. Channel and blue catfish excellent on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait at 12-20 feet close to creek and river channels. Flathead catfish good on trotlines baited with live bait up rivers and in coves. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Solunar tables

Friday-Best; 4:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Saturday-Good; 4:40 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.

Sunday-Fair; 5:35 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.

Monday-Fair; 6:25 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.

Tuesday-Fair; 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Wednesday-Poor; 8 a.m. to  noon

Thursday-Fair; 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

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