Central Oklahoma Predator Challenge Jan. 26 in Blanchard

Outdoors notebook: Field trials for bird dogs Jan. 26-27; Mudcats premieres Sunday night; Eagle watch on Arbuckle Lake Saturday and Jan.

BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, egodfrey@opubco.com Published: January 12, 2013

“Mudcats” was filmed in Oklahoma and features noodlers competing for a grand prize of $10,000 in the 10-week long Okie Hand Fishing Invitational. The weigh-ins were held at the Rock-A-Way Tavern in Guthrie.

The creator of the show is Bradley Beesley, who founded the Okie Noodling Tournament in Pauls Valley each summer and produced the Okie Noodling documentaries.

Eagle watch on Arbuckle Lake

The Chickasaw National Recreation Area is holding a bald eagle watch Saturday and Jan. 26

The eagle watches will begin each day with a program at the Travertine Nature Center at 9 a.m. before visitors will caravan with park rangers to the Lake of the Arbuckles in search of bald eagles.

For more information, call (580) 622-7234.

Fly fishing club meeting

The Prairie Fly Fishers will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday at Camp DaKaNi in Oklahoma City, 3309 E. Hefner Road.

Fishing trips to the Lower Illinois River near Gore and Lake Taneycomo in Branson, Mo., will be discussed.

The club’s fly tying group will meet Jan. 22 at Backwoods in Oklahoma City. The fly of the month is the Forget-Me-Not. Guests are welcome.

For more information, visit www.prairieflyfishers.org.

Last day for RV, Boat show

Sunday is the final day of the Original Free RV, Boat and Outdoor Leisure Show at State Fair Park.

Show hours Sunday is noon until 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Personal watercraft, ATVs, boats, RVs, golf carts and motorcycles are on display.

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