, Muskogee, OK


July 26, 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 — 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. 3 — Wagoner Ducks Unlimited fundraiser, Wagoner Show Barn at 6 p.m. Tickets: $45 single, $65 per couple. Contact: George Dieder, (918) 691-4353.

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.

Local results

Greenleaf Bass Jackpot

From Friday

1. Kacy Moreland/Michael Daily, 13-9

2. Matt White/Robert Campbell, 12-12

3. Jacob Dotson/Clint Henin, 11-0

Big Bass: Kacy Moreland/Michael Daily, 4-13

Lake Country Anglers

Lake Hudson


1. Brad Renshaw and James Victory, 16.93.

2. Mike Whalen and Billy Cox, 16.21.

3. Shawn Armstrong and Stacy Haney, 15.59.

Info at lakecountryanglers-/

LCA Rising Stars

From Lake Hudson


1. Cameron Roy and Todd Roy, 13.17

2. Jacob and Doug Scheihing, 11.55.

3. Lakin and Blake Ellison, 10.53.

Big Bass: Ean Williams and Don Warnock, 5.0.

Bubba: Adam and Tim Shuck, 24.39.

Info at lakecountryanglers-/

Walmart Bass Fishing League

Okie Division

From Saturday

at Three Forks Harbor

 1. Jim Treece, Fort Smith, Ark., 17-4, $3,389.

2. Charley Slanton, Valliant, 16-7, $1,994.

3. Casey Sullivan, Vian, 14-5, $1,297.

4. Jason Christie, Park Hill, 13-13, $907.

5. Don Turner, Wagoner, 13-10, $778.


1. Jesse Martin, Edmond, 14-6, $1,944.

2. Albert White, Crosby, Texas, 13-12, $972.

3. Kevin Turner, Sand Springs, 13-5, $649.

4. David Blankenship, Cushing, 10-7, $454.

5. Bubba Graves, Wagoner, 9-11, $389.

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: July 22. Elevation 1 1/2 feet above normal, water 85 and clear. White bass fair on small crankbaits and spinnerbaits around windy points. Catfish good on whole shad and cut shad Carolina rigged drifting the main channel, along flats of the main lake and below the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 8-12 feet. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and 10-inch finesse worms around the points at dark. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Grand: July 20. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 10-20 feet. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish good on fresh cut bait below the Pensacola Dam when discharges are right. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Hudson: July 22. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits, crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures early and late. White bass good schooling in the middle of the lake early and late. Channel and blue catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut shad and cut bait in river channels. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.

Keystone: July 21. Elevation 1/2 foot below normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and soft plastic baits at 3-10 feet along rocky shorelines early and late. White bass good on jigs and crankbaits around windy points and humps early and late. Striped bass good trolling deep diving crankbaits at 25-27 feet along the north side of the Hwy. 412 Bridge early morning and at 20-25 feet in the Salt Creek arm along humps. Catfish good on juglines and rod-and-reel with live bait. Crappie slow to fair on minnows and jigs at 15-20 feet around bridge areas. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: July 21. Elevation normal with water releases occurring regularly, water mid-60s. Fishing is good all along the river from the dam to the mouth. White bass and small striped bass good on white jigs and curly tail grubs at the mouth and the dam. Sauger fair on minnows and jigs in deep holes. Trout good on Power Bait in deeper holes at the dam and Watts area and on rooster tails and Rapalas as the river begins to flow. Fly fishing is good on wooly buggers being stripped and dry flies early in the morning, especially in the Watts areas. Nymph fishing in deeper holes is doing well when the sun gets up. Fly fishing becomes difficult as the water swiftness increases, with some fish being caught in eddies. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

Tenkiller: July 22. Elevation 1 foot above normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on topwater lures and spinnerbaits early morning. Catfish fair on juglines and flip-flops baited with cut bait at 30-40 feet. Sunfish good on night crawlers along gravel banks and near docks. Report submitted by Monte Brooks of Cookson.


Eufaula: July 21. Elevation normal, water stained. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around points. White bass fair on jigs around bridges and points off bridges. Blue catfish good on shad and liver drifting the flats and rocky areas. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around standing timber and under bridges. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

Robert S. Kerr: July 22. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits around brush, grass and riprap along the river and good in cutoffs in the river. Spotted bass and white bass excellent up the Canadian River. White bass congregated in deeper pools. Crappie fair around deeper submerged brush locations. 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 on trotlines baited with live bait up the river and in coves. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Solunar Tables

Friday—Good ; 2:40 p.m. to 7:40 p.m.

Saturday—Fair; 3:35 p.m. to 8:35 p.m.

Sunday—Poor; 4:05 a.m. to 9:05 a.m.

Monday—Poor; 4:55 a.m. to 9:55 a.m.

Tuesday—Fair; 5:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

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

Thursday—Good; 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

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