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Free fishing days

by Ed Godfrey Published: June 1, 2013
FISH / FISHING: Crappie are still biting in Oklahoma. Former University of Oklahoma All-Big Eight pitcher Scott Hamilton of Silo caught this 3 pound, 8 ounce slab on Memorial Day from a private lake near Madill. Hamilton was an All Big Eight pitcher for the OU Sooners’ baseball team in 1986. Photo provided     ORG XMIT: 1306010007419022
FISH / FISHING: Crappie are still biting in Oklahoma. Former University of Oklahoma All-Big Eight pitcher Scott Hamilton of Silo caught this 3 pound, 8 ounce slab on Memorial Day from a private lake near Madill. Hamilton was an All Big Eight pitcher for the OU Sooners’ baseball team in 1986. Photo provided ORG XMIT: 1306010007419022

Anglers can fish most Oklahoma waters for free Saturday and Sunday (June 1 and 2).
A state fishing license will not be required for anglers to go fishing in Oklahoma as part of the annual free fishing days.
Also, an Oklahoma City fishing permit will not be required for fishing municipal waters where the permit is normally mandatory.
On Lake Texoma, the free fishing days applies for all of the lake on Saturday but only the Oklahoma portion of the lake on Sunday.
Some municipal lakes in the state may still require city permits.
Oklahoma was the first state in the nation to offer free fishing days about 30 years ago.

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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