On Nov. 20-22 the club returns to Oklahoma’s Tenkiller Lake for our monthly outing. Last year’s trip in September was well attended and lacked only better fishing, which ran into some hot weather. So this year we’re going a month later to resume our hunt for the various species in the river, which range from trout to bass to crappie to catfish and gar. November is an excellent month for smallmouth bass on the Upper Illinois River above Tenkiller Lake.

We will again make the Blue Doors lodge our base, and local guide Donavan Clary will lend his expertise. FWFF member Brett Morehead is outing host. The Blue Doors, in Gore, Okla., offers kayak rentals and very nice cabins. We sold out their available lodging last year, so now is the time to decide if you want to attend. To register online, go to the Calendar page, click on the Nov. 20-22 event, and click the “Register Now” button. Or, contact Chris Patnode at 817-817-5519 or chrispatnode@benekeith.com; or host Brett Morehead at brettmorehead@gmail.com.

Special guide offer
In conjunction with the outing, Donavan, who is also a FWFF member, is offering a 25-percent discount to all club members who book a full-day guided trip with him in Oklahoma. Many of you may know Donovan as a club speaker and generous auction donor.

He has blocked off Nov. 13-23 in anticipation of the club trip. The ultimate full-day trip is trout fishing the early morning and then floating the upper river for smallmouth bass in the afternoon.

Donavan can be reached at 405-558-1974 or donavanclary@gmail.com for more information and open dates. The dates around the FWFF trip will fill up fast so act quickly. You can learn more about him at https://www.oklahomaflyfishing.net/.

Here are some other links that will help you with your plans.

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