A Moore angler has set the new largemouth bass record for Lake Eufaula.
William Wright caught and released an 11.9-pound largemouth bass Oct. 2 in the Porum Landing area of Lake Eufaula.
Wright's fish breaks the old record of 10.5 pounds.
Last Bass tourney on Nov. 11
The annual Last Bass tournament, sponsored by the law firm of Lawter and Associates, will be Nov. 11 on Lake Eufaula out of Eufaula Cove.
Entry fee for the two-man team tourney is $150 per boat. The law firm adds an additional $4,000 to the payout, which includes a $500 prize for big bass each hour from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
For more information, call Jeff Saxton at 522-8282, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lawterlaw.com.
The Oklahoma City chapter of Ducks Unlimited will have a fundraising banquet Saturday at the Montgomery Event Center, 500 West Main.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. For tickets, call Kyle Sanders at 605-9747.
On Friday, the Guthrie DU chapter will hold a banquet at 6 p.m. at the Logan County Fairgrounds. For tickets, call Paul Fincher at 850-0275.
Veteran's Day Trout Derby
The Blue River near Tishomingo in southern Oklahoma will be the site of the annual Veteran's Day trout derby Nov. 10-11.
Cash prizes of $100 each will be awarded to anglers (male, female, fly anglers and youth) with the heaviest two-day stringers of trout. There also will be a $100 cash prize given to the angler catching the heaviest trout.
Anglers also will be fishing for tagged trout that total $1,000 in prizes. Entry fee is $25 for adults and $20 for ages 15 and younger.,
For more information, call Scotty's Blue River One Stop in Tishomingo at (580) 371-9288.
Busy time for hunters
Hunting seasons are now in full swing across the state.
Oklahoma's deer muzzleloader season opened Saturday and runs through Nov. 4.
Archery season for deer and wild turkeys continues through Jan. 15. A fall gun season on wild turkeys opens Nov. 3 in some counties and runs through Nov. 16.
Duck season will be open statewide Saturday when zone two, which covers most of the state, has its season opener.
The first half of duck season runs through Nov. 25 in both duck hunting zones one and two.
Duck season is open in the Panhandle uninterrupted through Jan. 9.
In addition, other hunting seasons currently open include geese, sandhill cranes, squirrel, rabbits, black bear and dove (through Wednesday only for doves).