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May 4, 2012

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.

THIS WEEK:

Today-Saturday — Northeastern Oklahoma Fly Fishing Club’s 11th annual Smallmouth Rendezvous and Fly Tying Extravaganza, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Tahlequah, 201 Commercial Road. Learn fly fishing skills, see demonstrations and competitions and attend lectures by well-known fly fishing experts. Free admission.

Monday — The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Regular Commission Meeting, 9 a.m. at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Building (auditorium), 1801 N. Lincoln, Oklahoma City.

 

Results

Lake Country Anglers results

Couples – Saturday at Lake Eufaula


1. Larry & Carolyn Swimmer  - 17.77 pounds.

2. Dan & Sonya Mahaffey – 17.103.

3. Rick Gideon & Gina Robison – 17.10.

His big bass: Robert Jones, 5.01.

Her big bass: Sonya Mahaffey, 5.11

LCA Pro Tour results

Saturday at Lake Eufaula


1. Stacy Haney & Shawn Armstrong - 21.19 pounds

2. David Templeton & Brett Brumnett – 19.7.

3. Chad Speaks & Chad Foster – 17.0.

Big bass - David Templeton & Brett Brumnett – 6.47

Lake report

NORTHEAST


Fort Gibson:  April 20. Elevation 1/2 foot above normal, water 68 and clear. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 1-5 feet early and late. White bass slow on white grubs and white Bobby Garland jigs. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and Biffle Bugs at 5-15 feet and around rocky banks. Catfish good on juglines and rod-and-reel baited with shad, garlic hotdog chunks or little smokies. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Grand:  April 29. Elevation normal, water 68. Bass good on jigs and worms in the shallows. White bass good. Catfish good on juglines baited with fresh cut bait above Sailboat Bridge. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 20 feet at night. Paddlefish fair. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: April 23. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and buzz baits along shorelines, brush structure and rocky points. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and liver on bottom in the upper end of creek channels and near the spillway. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in green, yellow and red around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: April 30. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits, crankbaits, spinnerbaits and buzz baits. White bass good in the upper end of the lake, at the mouths of creeks and below the dam. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on cut shad, cut bait and trotlines. Crappie good on small lures, minnows and jigs in the upper end of the lake and the mouths of creeks. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Keystone:  April 30. Elevation rising, water murky. White bass fair on spinnerbaits at 8 feet in coves and jetties. Striped bass good on jigs below the dam. Blue catfish fair on shad where the Cimarron River enters the lake. Crappie excellent on minnows at 3 feet around the rocks. Report submitted by Woody’s Bait and Tackle.

Lower Illinois:  April 30. Elevation normal, water 43 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits at 1-3 feet along coves and bridges. White bass fair on jigs at 1-3 feet all along the river. Striped bass slow on jigs and live shad at 1-4 feet at the mouth of the river. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 feet all along the river. Trout excellent fly-fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 feet and on Power Bait on bottom from the dam, Watts, Marval’s and Gore Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Tenkiller:  April 30. Elevation 1/2 foot above normal and steady, water 68 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits or soft plastics at 5-10 feet. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around docks or on jigs around brush piles at 15-20 feet. Catfish fair on minnows near docks or on flip-flops and cut baits at 20-40 feet. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: April 23. Elevation above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, bill baits and jig-and-worm along riprap, brush structure and creek channels. Channel catfish good on fresh but bait and liver drifting on bottom and along the mudflats. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in purple and black around bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

SOUTHEAST

Eufaula:  April 29. Elevation 1/2 foot above normal, water clear in the east and murky in the west. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along rocky areas. White bass good on jigs below the dam when running water. Blue catfish good on various baits along shallow flats and rocky areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-10 feet along riprap and timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Robert S. Kerr: May 1. Elevation normal, water murky. Bass fair on soft plastic baits and spinnerbaits in grass beds. Catfish slow. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along creek channels. Report submitted by Leland Sockey, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Solunar Tables

Friday — Good; Major, 9:35 a.m.; Minor 2:35 p.m.

Saturday— Best (Full Moon); Major, 10:35 a.m.; Minor 3:35 p.m.

Sunday— Best; Major, 11:40 a.m.; Minor 4:40 p.m.

Monday— Good; Major, 12:40 p.m.; Minor 5:40 p.m.

Tuesday—  Fair; Major, 1:40 p.m.; Minor 6:40 p.m.

Wednesday—  Poor; Major, 2:40 p.m.; Minor 7:40 p.m.

Thursday—  Poor; Major, 3:40 p.m.; Minor 8:40 p.m.

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