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April 18, 2014

Outdoor notebook

Calendar

The outdoor calendar runs every Friday. Items should be submitted by fax (918) 684 – 2865, email at sports@muskogeephoenix.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.

WEEKLY

Saturdays —  Greenleaf Bass jackpot in March from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $30 entry fee per boat. Four-fish limit, 100 percent payback. Contact: (918) 781-2740.

AHEAD

April 26 — FLW Okie Division tourney, Taylor Ferry Marina, Fort Gibson Lake. Info www.flwoutdoors.com.

Lake Country Anglers tournaments, May 3 at Taylor’s Ferry North at Fort Gibson Lake, June 7 Forks River in Muskogee and Sept. 13-14 at Taylor’s Ferry North. Info at  http://lakecountryanglers. webs.com.

LCA Rising Stars, May 4 at Taylor’s Ferry North at Fort Gibson Lake, June 8 at Three Forks River in Muskogee and Aug. 24 at Taylor’s Ferry North. Info at  http://lakecountryanglers.webs.com.

Results

Greenleaf Jackpot

Saturday, Greenleaf Lake

1. Orval Holmes and Gary Gott, 16.95

2. Ronnie and Brody White,15.65

BB. Bill Shores and Gabe Anderson, 5.45

Oklahoma Kayak Fishing Series

Saturday

Greenleaf/Webbers Falls

(totals in inches, not pounds)

1. Scott Moseman, Bixby,78.75

2. Vance Fielder, Dewey, 63.00

3. Chad Sanders, Bixby, 47.75

4. Rusty Helms, Sapulpa, 29.00

5. Gerrad Golden, Centerton, Ark., 16.75.



Fishing report

NORTHEAST

Fort Gibson: April 15. Elevation 3 3/4 feet above normal, water 58 and steady. White bass excellent on white grubs and white ice swim baits in the river around Chouteau Bend. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-5 feet staging for spawn. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and worms in shallow water. Paddlefish excellent in the upper river. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner, Okla.

Grand: April 14. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass fair on jigs and jerk baits at 15 feet off main lake points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 15-20 feet. Paddlefish fair and should get better this week with the rain from up north coming downstream. White bass fair and should get better this week. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: April 14. Elevation normal, water 52 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, bill baits and spinnerbaits along shorelines, creek channels, rocky points and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and electric chicken Strike King Jigs at 12-18 feet around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hudson: April 16. Elevation normal, water 54 and clear. Largemouth bass good on swim baits, plastic baits and jerk baits. White bas good in the upper end, at mouths of creeks and below the dams. Crappie fair to good on small jigs and minnows around brush piles. Paddlefish fair to good in the upper end below the dams. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Keystone: April 15. Elevation 1/2 foot above normal, water 58. Crappie fair at 5 feet while staging for spawn. White bass excellent while running in the feeder streams. Catfish good on juglines baited with cut bait. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: April 13. Water upper 40s. Water releases are occurring with one unit running almost constantly. Trout slow on worms, rainbow Power Bait and rooster tails in eddies and below current breaks such as rocks. Fly fishing is difficult as well with small nymphs working the eddies. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Tenkiller: April 14. Elevation 1 1/2 foot above normal, water 58-60 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and deep crankbaits on main lake points. White bass good trolling deep runners in the main lake and good on spoons, spinnerbaits and jigs in the upper end. Catfish fair on flip-flops baited with cut bait at 20-25 feet. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs moving into coves. Report submitted by Monte Brooks, Cookson, Okla.

Webbers Falls: April 14. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, bill baits, creature lures and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and buck tail jigs in green, red and yellow around bridges and brush structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

SOUTHEAST

Eufaula: April 13. Elevation normal, water 61 and stained. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic baits along rocky areas and standing timber. White bass fair on small jigs and spinnerbaits up feeder creeks when water is running. Blue catfish fair on shad along deeper flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 1-5 feet. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Robert S. Kerr: April 15. White bass excellent on white twist tail grubs up Big San Bois Creek all the way to Iron Bridge. Crappie excellent on minnows and jigs at 5 feet up Big San Bois Creek, Hawthorn pits and Highway 9 port. Bass good on jigs along grass beds and on plugs around points. Catfish fair on cut bait on juglines, trotlines and rod-and-reel along flats close to river and creek channels. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

 

 Solunar Tables

Friday—Fair; 2:05 p.m. to 7:05 p.m.

Saturday—Poor; 3:05 p.m. to 8:05 p.m.

Sunday—Poor; 4:05 p.m. to 9:05 p.m.

Monday—Fair; 4:35 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.

Tuesday—Good; 5:35 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.

Wednesday—Good; 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Thursday—Best; 7:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

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