, Muskogee, OK


January 25, 2013

Outdoor notebook


Hunting seasons

CROW  – To March 4,  statewide.

DEER SEASONS – The archery deer season runs through Jan. 15.

PHEASANT  –  To Jan. 31, open only in designated areas (Hunting Guide)

QUAIL —  To Feb. 15  statewide (second Sat in Nov. through Feb. 15.)

RABBIT – To March 15 on cottontail, swamp and jackrabbit, no open season on  jackrabbits east of I-35.

SQUIRREL  – To Jan. 31, statewide

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

Lake report


Hudson: Jan.21. Elevation normal. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-15 feet around heated docks and brush piles. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Keystone:  Jan. 22. Elevation 4 1/2 feet below normal, water 44. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits. Catfish good on cut bait near channels. Crappie good on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois:  Jan.y 21. Elevation normal, water 43 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits at 1-2 feet along coves and bridge. White bass slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 feet in coves. Striped bass slow on trout and shad at 1-4 feet at the mouth of the river. Channel catfish good on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie slow on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-3 feet in coves. Trout excellent fly fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 feet and on Power Bait on bottom from the dam to Gore Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Tenkiller: Jan. 21. Elevation 10 feet below normal, water 50 and clear. All fishing slow. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson.


Eufaula: Jan. 20. Elevation 5 feet below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow. White bass slow. Blue catfish fair on shad on the flats. Crappie fair on minnows and small jigs around boat docks with brush. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Solunar Tables

Friday—Best; 9:10 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.

Saturday—Good; 9:55 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.

Sunday—Good; 10:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Monday—Good; 11:35 a.m. to 4:35 p.m.

Tuesday—Good; 12:25 p.m. to 5:25 p.m.

Wednesday—Fair; 1:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Thursday—Fair; 2:05 p.m. to 7:05 p.m.

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