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  • Outdoors notebook

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Trout stockings to cease on Lower Illinois River The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has stopped putting trout in the Lower Illinois River temporarily as the water temperature has become too warm for the cold-water fish. The combination of high temperatures and flood waters...

  • Former big leaguer to speak at Beast Feast

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    For Buddy Groom, drawing back his bow on a big buck is the closest thing to the adrenaline rush he got on the pitching mound facing a major league hitter in a critical situation. “A lot of my baseball comes back out in me when I am in that situation,” Groom said. “My concentration and focus...

  • Can anglers really use "smart lures" with Bluetooth technology to help them catch fish?

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    More and more, technology plays an increasing role in our lives, but how much technology do we really need, or want, when fishing? I go fishing to get away from that kind of stuff. Livingston Lures, the Texas-based bait company that is the Pied Piper of the fishing lure industry, first...

  • Collected Wisdom of former major league baseball pitcher Buddy Groom

    Interviewed by Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Groom pitched for six different teams in his major league career: the Tigers, Marlins, A’s, Orioles, Yankees and Diamondbacks. He had a career record of 31-32 with 27 saves and an ERA of 4.64.

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    CENTRAL Arcadia: July 22. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 85 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on Carolina rigs and square bills along submerged humps and road beds. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 11-14 ft. around marked brush piles and rocky points near the overlook. Channel and...

  • Ponds in Oklahoma are full of water again. Now what most of them need are fish swimming in them.

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    An extremely wet spring has refilled central and western Oklahoma's once dry farm ponds with water. As a result, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has been flooded with requests from Oklahoma landowners for fish so those ponds can become fishing holes again. “We had two years...

  • Hatcheries provide millions of fish each year

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's four fish hatcheries in Medicine Park, Byron, Durant and Holdenville produce between 14 million and 16 million fish each year for Oklahoma’s lakes, rivers and ponds. Among the species regularly raised in the hatcheries are largemouth bass,...

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Round Rock dumps Dodgers

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Dodgers dropped the opening game Thursday night of a four-game homestand with Round Rock, losing 9-3 to the Express.

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Dodgers have been one of professional baseball's best teams in 2015

    BY ED GODFREY Staff Writer egodfrey@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    Before Thursday night’s game at home against Round Rock to kick off the second part of the season, OKC had the best record in the Pacific Coast League at 56-32.



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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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