, Muskogee, OK

July 19, 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. Launch at 6 a.m., weigh – ins at 2 p.m. Info:


Saturday — Bass Fishing League, Three Forks Harbor. Registration: Walmart on West Shawnee.4 – 6 p.m.

Saturday — Lake Country Anglers, Lake Hudson. Info at lakecountryanglers/

Sunday — Lake Country Anglers Rising Stars, Lake Hudson. Info at


July 27 — Free Hunters education class, New Community Church, 3600 E Shawnee, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call (918) 816-1672

Aug. 6: The 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, 9 a.m.

Aug. 10  — Beast Feast 2013, presented by BOOM Outdoors, at the Muskogee Civic Center. Guest speaker Stan Potts, tickets on sale now at local outlets, check for details or call (918) 683-9111.

Aug. 17 — Hunter education class, Porum Landing Fire Station, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aug. 24 — Hunter education class, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, 8 a.m. to noon.

Local results

Greenleaf Bass Jackpot


1.  Robert Campbell/Matt White, 12-11

2. Scott Hyslope/Jerry Hallum, 11-14

Big bass. Robert Campbell/Matt White,. 4-5

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


  Ft. Gibson: July 15. Elevation 1.5 feet above normal 84 and clear. Catfish good using rod and reel and Jug lines with shad or cut bait in the main channel while drifting. Crappie fair using minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft of water. White bass are good while trolling the flats and windy points all around the lake. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Grand: July 14. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass fair on rubber worms on main lake points with good access to deeper water. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish good on fresh cut bait. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Hudson: July 15. Elevation normal. White bass fair to good on small and topwater lure early and late schooling. Black bass good on plastic and crank baits. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and gizzard shad in main river channel. Crappie fair. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

 Lower Illinois: July 14. Elevation is normal with water releases occurring regularly. Water is clear and mid 60's. Fishing good all along the river from the dam to the mouth. White bass and small stripers are biting well at the mouth and the dam on white jigs and curly tail grubs. Some sauger are being caught in deep holes on jigs and minnows. Trout biting well at the dam and Watts area on power bait, rapalas and rooster tails mainly in deeper holes. Fly fishing is good on wooly buggers being stripped and dry flies early in the morning, especially in the Watts Area. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Tenkiller: July 16. Elevation 1.5 feet above normal, water 83, clear and steady. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on topwater, spinnerbaits, or soft plastics. Catfish good on juglines, trotlines, or flipflops with cut baits in 30-40 feet. Sunfish good on nightcrawlers on gravel banks or near docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.


Eufaula: July 14. Elevation 6 inches above normal and murky. Black bass fair on soft plastic and crank baits around points and in deep rocky areas. White bass fair near bridges when there is a current. Blue catfish fair on shad, liver, and stink bait in rip-rap and shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around bridges and rip-rap. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

 Robert S. Kerr: July 15. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush, grass and rip-rap around river also good in cutoffs in river. Largemouth good around windy points on plastic bait in grass. Spotted bass 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 also good up river around submerged brush and rip-rap. 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 up river or in coves on live bait on trotlines. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Solunar Tables

Friday —Fair;  8:05 a.m. to 1:05 p.m.

Saturday —Good; 9  a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday —Good  ; 9:55 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.

Monday —Good (Full Moon); 10:50 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.

Tuesday —Best; 11:50 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.

Wednesday —Best; 12:50 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.

Thursday —Best; 1:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.