Kilgore on vacation
Phoenix outdoors columnist John Kilgore is on vacation for the next two weeks.
His weekly outdoor column will return July 18.
Items should be submitted by fax at (918) 684-2865, email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 from 7-11 p.m., $30 entry fee per boat. Four-fish limit, Pay at ramp. Contact: (918) 781-2740.
Today — The Move’s Annual Fishing Tournament, 7 a.m., at Boynton Public Works Auditorium. Contact: Shartese Lang-McHenry, (918) 636-0271.
XFL Gold Series, bass tournaments. July 19-20 on Arkansas River, Sept. 27-28 on Fort Gibson Lake, Oct. 18-19 on Grand Lake and Nov. 8-9 on Lake Eufaula. To register, download a W9 form from gold.fishxfl.com and them fax to (918) 371-1243 or email to email@example.com.
Sept. 13-14 — Lake Country Anglers tournaments at Taylor’s Ferry North. Info at http://lakecountryanglers.webs.com.
Aug. 24 — LCA Rising Stars at Taylor’s Ferry North. Info at http://lakecountryanglers.webs.com.
at Fort Gibson
Big Bubba – 4.26– Adam & Tim Shuck
Big Bass – 4.65 – Hayden & Jimmy Keeter
1. Tyler & Michael Bury – 10.89
2. Johnathon & Tony Giles – 9.42
3. Ty & Scott Postelwait – 8.51
Fort Gibson: June 27. Elevation above normal, water 81. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 12 feet around brush structure and flats. White bass good on white ice flukes and slabs at 10 feet along flats, the main lake and around points. Channel, blue and flathead catfish slow on live shad and punch bait at 15 feet in the main lake and flats. Report submitted by Rick Stafford.
Grand: June 15. Elevation dropping, water 80s. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits and crankbaits around points and the main lake. Crappie fair on jigs around brush structure. Blue catfish good on cut bait and stinkbait in the main lake. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and stinkbait in the main lake. White bass slow on jigs in the main lake. Report submitted Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
Greenleaf: July 1. Elevation normal, water 74 and clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, bill baits and crankbaits around rocky points and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait and stinkbait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 feet around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
Hudson: June 23. Elevation normal, water 74. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits, topwater lures and plastic baits at 3-20 feet along brush structure, weed beds and points. Blue catfish good on cut bait and shad at 5-25 feet below the dam and along the river channel. White bass good on crankbaits, small lures and sassy shad at 8-16 feet below the dam, in the tail waters and around points. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.
Keystone: July 1. Elevation above normal, water 83. White bass fair on spinnerbaits around points. Blue and channel catfish slow on cut bait in channels. Largemouth bass slow on plastic baits along shorelines. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.
Lower Illinois: June 29. Elevation normal, water 55-75. Trout good on in-line spinnerbaits and white Power Bait below the dam, in the river channel and the Watts area in deep channels. Trout biting early and late as the water releases occur and stop. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.
Tenkiller: July 2. Elevation above normal, water 80. Spotted bass good on plastic baits, topwater lures and spinnerbaits at 3-15 feet in the main lake, along shorelines and shallows. White bass fair on in-line spinnerbaits and topwater lures in the main lake and around points. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs at 15-20 feet around docks and brush structure. Sunfish good on worm-tipped jigs at 10-20 feet in coves and docks. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, minnows and shad at 7-10 feet and 30-40 feet drift fishing the flats and on flip-flops in deep water. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, Okla.
Webbers Falls: July 1. Elevation normal, water 76 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jig-and-worm along riprap, creek channels, brush structure and mudflats. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in black and purple around brush structure and bridges. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
Eufaula: June 29. Elevation 1 1/2 feet above normal, and clear in the east and stained in the west. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits in rocky areas and points. White bass good on slab spoons off deeper flats early and late. Blue catfish fair on a variety of catfish baits in deeper rocky areas and flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs under bridges and around standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
Robert S. Kerr: June 30. Elevation normal, water 78. Largemouth and spotted bass good on flukes and spinnerbaits in coves and around points. White bass and striped bass good on Alabama rigs and bill baits in the river channel. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on cut bait and live bait along flats and the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
Friday—Fair; 4:25 a.m. To 9:25 a.m.
Saturday—Fair; 5:15 a.m. To 10:15 a.m.
Sunday—Poor; 6:05 a.m. To 11:05 a.m.
Monday—Good; 6:55 a.m. To 11:55 a.m.
Tuesday—Good; 7:45 a.m. To 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday—Fair; 8:35 a.m. To 1:35 p.m.
Thursday—Good; 9:25 a.m. To 2:25 p.m.