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Activities

REGULAR 

May-summer — Greenleaf Bass Jackpot, 7-11 p.m. Fridays, $40 per boat. More info at @greenleafmarina on Facebook.

AHEAD

Aug. 3-4 — Backwoods Bowhunters annual 3D Traditional Archery Shoot at McAlester AAP, buckles for tournament winners, medallions and prizes for cubs; door prizes, bow giveaway and more.

Aug. 17 — BOOM Outdoors and New Community Church presents the Beast Feast, 6 p.m., Muskogee Civic Center. Barbecue dinner, door prizes, outdoors vendors. Guest speaker is Justin Gibbins of Limitless Outdoors.  Tickets on sale starting July 17. For tickets: www.boomoutdoors.com or call (918) 683-9111.

Sept. 7 —Hunter Education Course, Fort Gibson High School, 500 Ross Ave. Register now at wildlifedepartment.com.

 

Fishing report

Fort Gibson: July 22. Elevation above normal, water 80 and murky. The lake is still inundated with high water. The lake continues to be difficult to access. Please use extreme caution while boating. Due to high water, boating is only recommended by operators who have above average familiarity with the lake. White bass good on crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits, sassy shad and topwater lures along flats, main lake, points and shallows. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits and jigs around docks and rocks. Channel catfish being caught on cut bait and sunfish along the dam. Report submitted by Ben Haff, game warden stationed in Wagoner County.

Greenleaf: July 21. Elevation normal, water 88 and clear. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rig, buzz baits, plastics, and spinnerbaits around coves, creek channels, points, riprap, rocks, shorelines, standing timber, and weed beds. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, punch bait, and stinkbait around creek channels, inlet, main lake, and shorelines. Report submitted by Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Keystone: July 25. Elevation above normal, water 86. Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam. Largemouth bass slow, use crankbaits around shorelines. Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: July 26. Elevation above normal, water 67 and clear. Due to high water on Tenkiller Lake water release is above average making fishing difficult. Rainbow trout slow on PowerBait, spinnerbait, midges and nymphs below the dam. Report submitted by Jeremy Bersche, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.  

Tenkiller: July 23. Water clear. Normal fishing resuming as boat ramps opening daily with elevation dropping. Spotted, largemouth and smallmouth bass  good on Alabama rigs, billbaits and platics in flats, points and shorelines. White bass fair, use Alabama rig, bill baits, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, spoons in main lake and surfacing schools. Blue catfish good on crawfish, cutbait, goldfish and shad on main lake, riprap and shorelines.  

Webbers Falls: July 21. Elevation above normal, water 87 and muddy. Largemouth bass good on Alabama rig, buzz baits, jerk bait, plastics, rogues, and spinnerbaits around coves, creek channels, shallows, standing timber, and weed beds. Channel, blue, and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, crawfish, cut bait, live bait, live shad, punch bait, shad, stinkbait, and sunfish below the dam, around coves, creek channels, and inlet. Report submitted by Marvin Stanley, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Eufaula: July 26. Elevation dropping, water 81 and murky. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on sassy shad and top water in coves and flats. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and shad around shorelines, river mouth and  river channel. Report submitted by Jake Bersche, game warden stationed in McIntosh County. 

Robert S. Kerr: July 26. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, flukes, plastics and lipless baits around brush structure, coves,   channels, points and riprap. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish good on cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad, punch bait, shad, and stinkbait around flats,  main lake and river mouth. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Hunting dates

Deer: Archery: Oct. 1 to Jan. 15; Youth gun: Oct. 18 to Oct. 20; Adult gun: Nov. 23 to Dec. 8;  Muzzleloader deer: Oct. 26  to Nov. 3.

Dove: Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 and Dec. 1 to Dec. 29

Duck: Zone 1, Oct. 26 to Dec. 1 and Dec. 14 to Jan. 26; Zone 2, Nov. 2 to Dec. 1 and Dec. 14 to Jan. 26; Panhandle, Oct. 12 to Jan. 8. Youth waterfowl:  Oct. 5 and Feb. 1, all areas.

 

Results

Greenleaf Lunker Jackpot

Friday

Results

Greenleaf Lunker Club

Friday Jackpot

1. Bill Shores & Myles Jones (12.45 lbs)

2. Michael Daily & Troy Whitney (12.27 lbs)

3. Paul Pitts & Mike Reese (10.89 lbs)

Big bass: Bill Shores & Myles Jones (4.50 lbs)

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