The outdoor calendar runs every Friday. Items should be submitted by fax (918) 684-2865, email at email@example.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.
Saturdays in April — Greenleaf Bass Jackpot, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entry: $30 per boat, four-fish limit. Contact: (918) 781-2740.
Saturday — Future Bass Trails, Fort Gibson-Hudson division. Registration information is at http://www.futurebasstrails.com/all-schedule.
Saturday — Walmart Bass Fishing League Okie Division tourney, South Point Marina at Eufaula Cove. Registration information at flw.outdoors.com or by phone at (918) 473-2201
May 4 — OKC Kayak Tournament Trail, Illinois River at the Todd Public Access at 3 p.m. Tournament entry fee is $40 and includes river fishing fees. Contact: (918) 440-6308 or (405) 235-2925 or by email at Dave@okckayak.com.
May 6 — Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Regular Commission Meeting. Meetings are held monthly at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Building (auditorium), 1801 N. Lincoln, Oklahoma City, OK at 9 a.m.
July 14-20 — The Bass Federation high school fishing world finals, Russellville, Ark. The event will introduce a new tournament format, which will include an additional day of competition, a semi final round and qualifying up to 22 teams into the finals, including 10 teams from a last chance qualifier to be held the Friday before the final day of competition. To register, go to highschoolfishing.org.
Greenleaf Bass Jackpot
1. Trent Tolbert/Brooks Tolbert,14-4
2. Butch Lansford/Shannon Prophet,12-7
Big bass. Les Gibson/Ryan Majors, 4-15
Lake Country Anglers
Lake Hudson, Saturday
1. Dean Martin and Randall Collins, 21.79.
2. Gary Miller and Don Warnock, 19.42.
3. Doug and Charlie Orick, 19.2.
Lake Country Anglers Rising Stars
Lake Hudson, Sunday
1. Conner and Randall Collins, 13.61.
2. Cameron and Todd Roy, 12.93.
3. Nolan and Shawn Clark, 11.6.
Big bass: Cameron and Todd Roy, 8.93.
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
Ft. Gibson: April 20. Elevation 10 feet above normal, water 58 and murky. Catfish excellent on juglines, trotlines and drifting shad, shrimp and cut bait around Long Bay and Toppers areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the docks and rocky banks. White bass good in the main river channel around Chouteau Bend. Paddlefish excellent in the low water areas and below the main dam. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.
Grand:April 21. Elevation 3 feet above normal, water 58. Largemouth bass good on various baits shallow. White bass slow to fair on small crankbaits and jigs. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 5-10 feet. Catfish good on fresh cut bait shallow. Paddlefish slow to fair up river. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
Greenleaf: April 23. Bass good on soft jerk baits, lipless crankbaits, rattletraps and chatter baits; they have moved back just a little. Crappie good on Bobby Garland baby shad in blue thunder, electric chicken and red. Report submitted by Mike's Outdoors.
Hudson: April 22. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass fair to good on plastic baits and crankbaits. White bass good in the upper end below Pensacola Dam. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad. Crappie fair on small lures and minnows. Paddlefish good in the upper end. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.
Keystone: April 23. Elevation 2 feet above normal, water 60. Crappie fair on minnows. Catfish fair on cut bait. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.
Lower Illinois: April 22. Elevation above normal and rising, water 44 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on minnows at 3 feet in coves. White bass good on jigs and spinnerbaits at 3 feet all along the river. Striped bass slow on shad at 3 feet at the mouth of the river. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie slow on jigs at 3 feet below Gore Landing to the mouth of the river. Trout excellent on flies on the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 feet and on Power Bait from the dam to Gore Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.
Tenkiller: April 22. Elevation 2 feet above normal, water 61-62 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and soft plastic baits. Crappie fair on minnows and small jigs at 10-15 feet in docks. White bass being caught on inline spinnerbaits and jigs. Sunfish fair on worm-tipped jigs in or near docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.
Webbers Falls: April 23. Bass good on soft jerk baits, flukes, jigs with plastic trailers and spinnerbaits in back of creeks. White bass excellent on almost anything including jigs and redeye shad in back of creeks. Report submitted by Mike Hicks with Mike's Outdoors.
Eufaula: April 21. Elevation 1 1/2 feet above normal, water clear in the east and murky in the north and west. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits along brushy and rocky areas. White bass good on small spinnerbaits and jigs in feeder creeks that have substantial current flow. Blue catfish good on a variety of baits in shallow areas around brush and rocks. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 1-6 feet moving with the cold fronts. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
Robert S. Kerr: April 23. Bass fair on crankbaits, stick baits and topwater lures off points, along creek channels and in coves up river in coves. White and spotted bass excellent up the Canadian River; look for concentrations of gulls; white bass are congregated in deeper pools. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 2-4 feet up Big San Bois Creek, in strip pits and shallow weed areas. Channel and blue catfish excellent on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait at 12-20 feet close to creek and river channels. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
Friday-Best; 12:10 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.
Saturday-Good; 1:10 p.m. to 6:10 p.m.
Sunday-Fair; 2:10 p.m. to 7:10 p.m.
Monday-Poor; 3:10 p.m. to 8:10 p.m.
Tuesday-Poor; 4:05 p.m. to 9:05 p.m.
Wednesday-Fair; 4:35 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.
Thursday-Good; 5:25 a.m. to 10:25 a.m.
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