, Muskogee, OK


June 21, 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.


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

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

Local results

Greenleaf Bass Jackpot

1. Jerry Hallum/Scott Hyslope, 11-9

2.. Michael Daily/Marcus Daily, 1-9

Big Bass. Jerry Chastain/Wilbert Readdy, 4-12


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 17. Elevation 7 3/4 feet above normal, water stained. Catfish good below the dam and on whole and cut shad and night crawlers on rod-and-reel in the main lake. Crappie fair in and around structure. White bass good trolling small crankbaits in the shallow flats. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and jig-and-pig combinations. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand:June 16. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on deep diving crankbaits and jerk baits. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish excellent on fresh cut bait. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Hudson: June 17. Elevation 1 foot above normal. Largemouth bass good on stick baits, crankbaits and plastic baits. White bass good on small lures and minnows in the upper end below the dams. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and cut shad. Crappie fair to good on small jigs and minnows around brush pile areas. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Keystone: June 18. Elevation 3 feet above normal, water 74. Catfish fair on cut bait at 15-20 feet. Crappie fair at 10-15 feet. Largemouth bass good on topwater lures and spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: June 17. 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. There have been several stockings of larger trout over the last month and quality fish are biting well. 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 18. Elevation 4 feet above normal, water 77 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on topwater lures, spinnerbaits and crankbaits in flooded brush. Catfish fair on flip-flops baited with cut bait at 40-50 feet. Crappie fair around docks and on minnows and tube jigs at 15-20 feet around brush piles. Sunfish good on night crawlers at 5-10 ft. and around docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.


Eufaula: June 16. Elevation 3 1/2 foot above normal, water 74 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits along the flooded willows and flooded brush. White bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits in current around bridges. Blue catfish good on worms and shad around rocky areas. Crappie fair around bridges, riprap and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Robert S. Kerr: June 17. 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-Good ; 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday-Good; 10:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Sunday-Good (Full Moon) ; 11:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Monday-Good; 12:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday-Good; 1:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday-Best; 2:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Thursday—Best; 3:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

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