We Love Lake Tenkiller!
August 2012
In This Issue
-- August is National Golf Month, Golf the Wolf!
-- Fireworks Rescheduled to Sun, Sept 2
-- Run Gore & Cruise Night Sat., Sept 22
-- Cherokee Nation Hosts New 2012 Bass Classic
-- Area Events
-- Fishing Report
-- Heat is on in Oklahoma; so is the Trout Fishing
-- Team Tenkiller

Greetings from Lake Tenkiller!

Lots of things are happening in the Lake Tenkiller area, and we would like to share a little of it with you. Thanks so much for being one of the 1800+ subscribers to our award winning newsletter! We Love Lake Tenkiller! Celebrating 12 years of Service to the area.


August is National Golf Month, Golf the Wolf!
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We all know someone in our lives or close to us and that loves to play golf, did you know that August is dedicated to U.S National Golf Month? Golf month is set aside for all the men, women, boys and girls that love the sport of golf. Be sure and tell those golfers about The Wolf at Tenkiller. Whether you play without a handicap, or you just like to get out and hit balls, this month is dedicated to you!

The Wolf at Tenkiller Golf will be open in the next few days. Tremendous expense has taken place by re-placing, re-sloping, re-doing greens, teeboxes and fairways. For those of us that love the sport of Golf in the Lake Tenkiller area, The Wolf brings a whole new excitement to locals and visitors coming to the lake.

Having the experience of a certified PGA Golf Professional involved with the club is a true asset. You can have confidence in taking lessons from Kyle Fulbright knowing his knowledge of the sport and applications to your personal game will be done with excellence.

Come out to the new driving range launching box and sharpen up your game, or even begin to start playing a sport that will be with you for a lifetime. The place to be is at The Wolf. The restaurant and DuckPin bowling are always open for your dining and bowling pleasure.

Contact The Wolf for open date & tee times 918-773-5093 or thewolfattenkiller.com

Upcoming Tournaments
Sun, Sept 9 Smokin Goat's !st Annual Golf Outing & Anniversary Party, 4 person scramble at the Wolf, BBQ cookout following scramble. Click here for more info.
Sat, Sept 15 1st Annual Vian Lions Golf Tournament at the Wolf, 1st place $800, 2nd place $500, 3rd place $200, $10,000 hole-in-one, more! Click here for more info

Click here for GOLF COURSE HOMES FOR SALE


Fireworks Rescheduled to Sun, Sept 2
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photo used by permission (c) Martin F. Herlacher Picture used by permission from my friend photographer Martin F. Herlacher catching the fireworks display that went awry the night of July 4th. Martin was positioned on the State Park Island.

From John Ellis, President - GTAA and Chairman of the Fireworks Committee

Right after the 2012 show started, a malfunctioning fireworks shell started a small fire near the shoot site and behind the RV campground at the entrance to Tenkiller State Park. About one acre of trees, grass and brush were burned. There were no injuries or damage to structures, RV's etc.

By the time Blackgum Fire Department and the Oklahoma Forestry Division got it contained and out, it was 10:15 and most people in cars and boats were leaving. Because of this, I decided to cancel the rest of the show for that night and re-schedule it.

We had a rain-out date set for the following evening (July 5), however because of the extremely dry conditions I decided it would not be advisable to have the show until the fire danger subsided. July 5th wouldn't have worked anyway. Sequoyah County issued a burn ban the morning of July 5

We now plan to hold the show on Labor Day weekend. It will now be shot at dusk on Sunday evening, September 2nd, weather and fire conditions permitting. Please plan on attending.


Run Gore & Cruise Night Sat., Sept 22
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The Gore Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring "Run Gore" 5K and Fun Run on Saturday September 22. Race day registration and packet pick-up will be at Gore Landing 7:00 AM Timing of racers will be by Tatur Racing, a USATF Certified Course.

Medals will go to the top 3 male/female standard age group in 5K run. All registered participants will get a Commemorative t-shirt.

The fees for the 5K are Pre-Registration $20 - Race Day $25 1K - Fun Run $15. Deadline for Pre-Registration is September 10, 2012. Click here for the pre-registration form

For more information contact Lacey Sloan (918)681-0361 or Jerry Wayne Caughman (918)430-6776.

Click here for the 5K & Fun Run Entry Form


Cherokee Nation Hosts New 2012 Bass Classic
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Amateur anglers are encouraged to grab a fishing pole and compete in the Cherokee Nation's first Bass Classic from 6 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 18 at Chicken Creek Campgrounds on Lake Tenkiller. The new event coincides with the 60th Annual Cherokee National Holiday, a three-day festival held over Labor Day weekend in Tahlequah.

The tournament features 50/50 drawings, door prizes and a plaque and cash prize for the biggest bass. Registration is $100 per boat for two team members, including one adult and one youth, between the ages of 3-18. Participants 16 and up must have a fishing license. Lake bass regulations apply. "We would like to get the kids more involved in fishing to help keep them out of trouble," said John Mouse, Bass Classic event coordinator. "We want them to be able to see what the outdoors has to offer and give them an event to look forward to each year."

Drawing for boat positions will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at the Tsalagi Community Room behind the Restaurant of the Cherokees, 17793 Hwy. 62. For more information about Cherokee Nation's 2012 Bass Classic or to register, call John Mouse at 918-822-2929.


Area Events
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Events list compiled by George Harris, have an upcoming event? email: george@tenkillerproperty.com,

Now-Aug 4 NSU's Stars in the Summer Series- Top quality entertainment in both the country and pop music genres will once again heat up the Tahlequah summer. But this time, the event returns to its roots at the NSU Playhouse. Presented by the NSU College of Liberal Arts and the Sequoyah Institute, the Stars in the Summer series will present "Downtown Country Classics" on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and "River City Classics" on Saturdays at 2 p.m. The "Stars in the Summer Celebration," a special show marking 30 seasons of the River City Players and Downtown Country, will be performed Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. To reserve tickets to the Stars in the Summer series call 918-458-2075 or visit the Sequoyah Institute at 529 Seminary Ave.

Sat Aug 8th 8th Annual Illinois River BalloonChase 5K Challenge, Tahlequah Industrial Park, 5K Run 7:30 am - 1K Fun Run 7:45 am $20 Pre-Registration (Before August 16) $25 Registration on Race Day, Register at www.signmeup.com or at the Chamber Office. For more information call 918-456-3742

Sat, Aug 18 Cherokee Nation Hosts New 2012 Bass Classic, see info above

Aug 25-Oct 7 Cherokee Homecoming Art Show at the Cherokee Haritage Center. View authentic Cherokee artwork by artists from all across the nation. Click here for more info.

Fri-Mon, Aug 31-Sept 3 Cherokee National Holiday, This event, an annual "homecoming" for friends and family of the Cherokee Nation, commemorates the signing of the original Cherokee Constitution in 1839. It has been held over Labor Day weekend in Tahlequah, Oklahoma since 1953, Click here for more info

Sat, Sept 1, 7-11, Blackgum Volunteer Fire Dept pancake breakfast, Hwy 100, Community Building

Sun, Sept 2 Fireworks at dusk, shot off from the Tenkiller State Park Sanitary Lagoon Area, just north of the main entrance.

Sun, Sept 9 Smokin Goat's !st Annual Golf Outing & Anniversary Party, 4 person scramble at the Wolf, BBQ cookout following scrambel at the Goat. Click here for more info

Sat Sept 15 1st Annual Vian Lions Golf Tournament at the Wolf, 1st place $800, 2nd place $500, 3rd place $200, Click here for more info

Sat Sept 15 Fishing Clinic at Greenleaf State Park, Bring the family and meet at the kids' fishing pond to learn proper fishing techniques in casting, fish identification, water safety, fishing rules, regulations and more. Click here for more info

Sat Sept 22 Run Gore & Cruise Night Sat., see info above

Fri-Sun Sept 28-30 Fin & Feather 44th Annual Fall Festival Arts & Crafts Show, More info here


Fishing Report
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Got a Tenkiller Fishing or Hunting Picture? e mail it to me george@tenkillerproperty.com, Pictured is Louis Parker holding the state record Striped Bass caught in the lower Illinois River, June 10, 1996, courtesy Ok Wildlife Dept.

Tenkiller:Elevation 5 ft below normal, water high 80s and clear. Largemouth bass slow on topwater lures early and late. Catfish fair on flip-flops baited with cut bait at 20-25 ft. White bass fair on spinnerbaits, spoons or jigs lake wide early and late. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Greenleaf:Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, bill baits and jerk baits along shorelines, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in red, green and yellow around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Webbers Falls: Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, buzz baits and crankbaits along riprap, brush structure, mudflats, creek channels and rocky points. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom and along mudflats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs in purple and black around bridges and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Lower Illinois:Elevation normal, water 54 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures in coves. White bass fair on spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Striped bass good on live shad at 1-2 ft. in the lower river, starting to show up below Gore Landing and Deep Branch mouth. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 ft. all along the river. Trout excellent fly fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom from the dam to Gore Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Lower Illinois Trout Stocking Schedule Aug 1, 7, 15, 21, 29


Heat is on in Oklahoma; so is the Trout Fishing
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This week trout fishing is excellent at the Lower Illinois River above Gore Landing on surface flies, rooster tails at 1-2 ft. deep and on power bait on the river bottom. Oklahomans may not typically associate the heat of summer with trout fishing, but the Lower Illinois River in northeast Oklahoma offer some of the best cold water angling, even during some of the hottest months of the year.

The Lower Illinois River trout fishery are stocked with rainbow trout nearly every two weeks, with occasional brown trout stocked as well. Since the fishery is open to trout fishing year-round, anglers can plan their fishing getaway around their own schedule but also around pre-scheduled stocking dates, available on the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's website at wildlifedepartment.com. This monthes stocking dates are: August 1, 7, 15, 21, 29

"Anglers can catch trout any time, but it's great that they can get an idea of when new stockings are taking place," said Jay Barfield, streams management technician for the Wildlife Department. "Having the schedule right there online is like having an inside scoop on the fishing, yet it's free to everyone who will log on and take advantage of the information."

The Lower Illinois River trout fishery includes a 7 -mile stretch of the Illinois River from Tenkiller Dam to the Hwy 64 bridge near Gore in Sequoyah County. The Lower Illinois River Public Fishing and Hunting Area - Simp and Helen Watts Management Unit offers public fishing access to almost one mile of the trout stream as well as 320 acres of public hunting opportunity. To reach the area, travel north on SH 100 from Gore approximately one mile to the entrance. The area is managed for walk-in access only. Four other public access sites are available along the designated trout stream as well. Learn more by logging on to wildlifedepartment.com or by picking up a free copy of the current "Oklahoma Fishing Guide" anywhere fishing licenses are sold.

Click here for MarVal Family Camping Resort, on the river


Team Tenkiller
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New Listings & Just Reduced! Homes & Lake Cabins
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  • $385,000 Sugar Mountain, lake view, log, 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath, borders Corp, 2 car garage currently used as gameroom
  • $369,000 Ridge Route, walk to water, lake view, day dock, 4 beds, 4 baths, 2 car garage, large family or corporate retreat
  • $299,500 Overlooking the Wolf at Tenkiller, 4 bed, 3 1/2 bath, gameroom with walls of woodwork, party deck, huge kitchen, more!
  • $295,000 Hwy 64, 15 acres, log home, 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 living areas, wrap around porch, garage, corral, pond 3 sheds
  • Just Reduced $249,900, Lakewood North, year around lake view, 3 beds, 2 baths, fireplace, open living area, granite counter tops, gar.
  • Just Reduced $239,000 Petit Bay, lakeview, 3 bed, 3 full baths, 30 x 24 garage, custom woodwork, granite countertops
  • Just Reduced $225,000 Molly Brown Ranchettes, lake view, adjoins corp on 3 sides, 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 living areas, 2 rock fireplaces
  • Just Reduced $199,900 Divers Ridge with a great Peaceful View, 4 bed, 3 bath, large open kitchen, detached garage, 4 lots
  • $180,000 Cookson/Elk Creek area, winter lake view, borders corp, 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage, fireplace, deck
  • Just Reduced $134,000, Cookson, Year around lake view! 3 beds, 2 1/2 baths, 2 living areas, large decks, circle drive
  • $99,000 Blackgum Area, 7 acres, 2 beds, 2 baths, new flooring, screened in porch, decks, 2 car carport, outbuldings, more!
  • $78,000, Hwy 64/Carlisle Road, 3 beds, 2 baths, 2.5 acres, fenced, native stone, 2 car carport
  • Just Reduced $77,000 Vian Hwy 64, 3 beds, 1 bath, brick, totally renovated, 1 acre, large hobby room, metal building with concrete floor
  • Just Reduced $40,000 Wildcat Point, 2 bedroom, 1 bath REMODELED mobile, new flooring, paint, countertops carpeting, pool
  • Just Reduced $39,500 Eastlake Hills 3 bed, 2 bath man. home, detached heated garage, lg. lot, huge deck
  • $39,000 Chicken Creek, 2 bed, 2 bath mobile with furniture remaining, Nice covered front porch with fenced yard.RV hookup.
  • Click Here To See All Of Our Homes and Cabins

  • JUST LISTED! Lots and Acreage
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  • $130,000 Blackgum / Box Area, 20 acres, fenced & cross fenced, utilities in place, out buildings shed, and haybarn,
  • $82,000 Hwy 82 Snake Creek Area 10 acres mol, winter lake views, highway frontage, excellent location
  • Just Reduced $58,900 Parkview, lakeview, great covenants and restrictions on this approx acre in one of the newest subdivisions
  • $55,000 Burnt Cabin area, year around lake view, walk to water, mobiles allowed
  • $51,000 Gore/lock and Dam area 17 acres within 3 miles of the lock, acreage has all the utilities including septic, water, elec.
  • $20,000 Moonshine Road 2.5 acres with all utilities with septic on the blacktop. Just a few miles to trout fishing below the dam.
  • $10,000 Nice lot at the very top of Bullet Mountain in quite cul-de-sac. Easy access to Barnacle Bill's Marina. Utilities close by.
  • $10,000 Burnt Cabin area, Approx. 2.5 acres, platted subdivision, mobiles allowed
  • $10,000 - East Lake Hills, Valley View Addition (2 lots). Seller says "bring all offers". Great level lot facing blacktop road.
  • Click here to see all of our Lots and Acreage

  • JUST LISTED! Commercial Listings
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  • $165,000 Box Area Hwy 82 Frontage, What a great bait and tackle shop this would be...formerly known as the Rockin R store this space could have a multitude of uses...boat repair, convienence store. etc....High traffic area.
  • Click here to see all of our commercial listings

  • Looking For A Place To Stay At The Lake?
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  • Contact Information
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    phone: 918-773-4072
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