, Muskogee, OK

May 9, 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.


June 1 – 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

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

Local results

Greenleaf Bass Jackpot


1. Matt White, Robert Campbell, 11-10.

2. Doug and Jacob Schiehing, 9-4.

3. Big bass: Rick Garner, 5-12.


Lake Country Anglers results

Saturday at Fort Gibson Lake

1. Bobby Schmitt and Kerry Lyons, 21.79.

2. Mike Whalen and Billy Cox, 19.42.

3. Doss Briggs and Jay Glasgow, 19.2.

Lake Country Anglers Rising Stars

Youth Bass Trail

Sunday’s results from Fort Gibson Lake

1. Landon Hester and Scott Hester, 12.-37.

2. Cameron Roy and Todd Roy, 11.42.

3. Jarrett and Mitch Meredith, 10.69.

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: May 5. Elevation 1 1/2 feet above normal, water 58 and clear. White bass good in the creeks and main river. Paddlefish excellent in the Chouteau Bend area. Largemouth bass good on jig-and-pig combinations at 3-10 feet. Catfish excellent on cut bait and whole shad in the main channel of the lake drifting or on juglines. Crappie at 1-5 feet trying to spawn early and late. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.

Grand: May 5. Elevation 1 foot above normal, water 59. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits shallow. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 5-10 feet around structure. White bass fair on small crankbaits and jigs. Catfish good on fresh cut bait. Paddlefish slow. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Hudson: May 6. Elevation normal, water 55. Largemouth bass good on jigs, plastic baits and crankbaits. White bass good on small lures in the upper end of the lake, creeks and below dams. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad. Paddlefish good in the upper end of the lake below the dams. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Keystone: May 7. Elevation 1 foot above normal, water 60. Crappie good on minnows. Catfish fair on cut bait. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Tenkiller: May 7. Elevation normal and steady, water 62-64 and clearing. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on spinnerbaits, soft plastic baits and shallow running crankbaits at 3-10 feet. Crappie fair to good on jigs at 5-10 feet in coves and docks. Sunfish good on worm-tipped jigs in or near docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.

Webbers Falls: April 30. Bass good on Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver baits, lipless crankbaits and spinnerbaits around stumps and wood cover in creeks. White bass good on shad imitation baits in creeks. Catfish good on cut shad. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in creeks. Report submitted by Mike's Outdoors.


Eufaula: April 28. Elevation 1 foot above normal, water 62 and clear in the east and murky in the west. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brushy and rocky areas. White bass fair on small spinnerbaits and jigs in feeder creeks with water flow. Blue catfish good on shad along shallow flats. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 1-6 feet around brushy and rocky areas. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Robert S. Kerr: April 26. Bass fair on crankbaits and stick baits and good on 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; look for crappie fishing to improve on the north side of the lake as it slows on the south side. 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 – Good; 11:30 a.m. To 4:30 p.m.

Saturday – Good; 12:15 p.m. To 5:15 p.m.

Sunday – Fair; 1:05 p.m. To 6:05 p.m.

Monday – Best; 1:55 p.m. To 6:55 p.m.

Tuesday – Best; 2:45 p.m. To 7:45 p.m.

Wednesday – Good; 3:35 p.m. To 8:35 p.m.

Thursday – Fair; 4 a.m. To 9 a.m.