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  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    CENTRAL Arcadia: May 26. Elevation 11 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits at 2-6 ft. in flooded grass and timber. Crappie fair on jigs at 8-10 ft. in the flooded buck brush. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad, punch bait and crawdads in the river...

  • Outdoors notebook: Duncan Fishing and Tackle Show scheduled for June 5-6

    BY ED GODFREY | Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    The 10th annual Duncan Fishing and Tackle Show will be held June 5-6 at the Stephens County Fairgrounds. Show hours are noon until 6 p.m. on Friday, June 5; and 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 6.

  • Bats returning to Oklahoma this summer

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Every summer, hundreds of thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats migrate to Oklahoma and use the Selman Bat Cave and three other gypsum caves in western Oklahoma as a maternity roost. Twenty-four bat species are found in Oklahoma, but the Mexican free-tailed bats are only summer visitors to the...

  • Ardmore man making wingbone turkey calls

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Spring turkey season has ended for most hunters, but for Scott Andrews of Ardmore, the end of the season is the time when he begins to make and decorate wingbone turkey calls.

  • Walleye Rodeo draws impressive crowd

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Canton Lake’s annual Walleye Rodeo last weekend drew 459 anglers with 133 of them weighing in fish. This was the 47th year for the Walleye Rodeo, the oldest fishing tournament in the state.

  • Class 4A state baseball championship: Blanchard wins title, defeats defending champ Tuttle

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Blanchard wins first baseball championship in 35 years.

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    CENTRAL Arcadia: May 18. Elevation 7 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits at 2-6 ft. in flooded grass and timber. Crappie slow. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad and punch bait in the river channel at Memorial Road. White bass slow. Report submitted by...

  • Outdoors notebook: Upcoming hunter education challenges in Enid and Arcadia

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    A Youth Hunter Education Challenge event is scheduled May 30 at the Grand National Gun Club, located eight miles north of Enid on U.S. Highway 81.

  • There are some things to know before you go backpacking

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    National Trails Day is June 6, but before you hit the trails, here are recommendations of some essentials you must have, courtesy of Tom Adams, general manager of the Backwoods Store in Oklahoma City.



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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 than a decade and has covered some of the biggest trials in the state's history.
He began his career at The Oklahoman as a sports writer and rejoined the sports desk in 2002 to become the outdoor writer. He now writes on a wide range of subjects from wrestling to hockey to rodeo.
He earned a journalism degree in 1982 from the University of Oklahoma and holds a master's degree in journalism education from the University of Central Oklahoma.


Journalist for The Oklahoman 25 years
Current position - sports writer
Previous position - Courthouse reporter for more than a decade


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