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  • Top Oklahoma anglers share their tips for big bass season

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    Historically, the biggest bass caught in Oklahoma are hooked in late February and March, and this is especially true of the state’s southern lakes, which turn on earlier than those north of Interstate 40.

  • Mountain Lake has most entries on Oklahoma's top 20 list of largemouth bass

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    Mountain Lake near Ardmore, which became the hottest bass fishing lake in Oklahoma in the ’90s, still has more largemouth bass on the state’s top 20 list than any other. Mountain Lake has four entries, although the most recent was in 2001.

  • A cold Bassmaster Classic

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    The Bassmaster Classic begins Friday on Lake Hartwell, South Carolina, and it is expected to be the coldest Bassmaster Classic ever. The Bassmaster Classic two years ago on Grand Lake was the coldest to date, but the polar vortex hitting the Eastern seaboard is going to make conditions miserable...

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    CENTRAL Arcadia: February 17. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water 40 and clear. Crappie slow to fair on jigs and niblets around the enclosed fishing dock and along riprap. Blue and channel catfish slow to fair on cut bait and shad at 6-12 ft. along north central shorelines, along points...

  • Outdoors notebook: Park Hill's Jason Christie, Talala's Edwin Evers represent Oklahoma in Bassmasters Classic

    COMPILED BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    The Bassmaster Classic begins Friday on Lake Hartwell, S.C., and Oklahoma will be represented this year by only two anglers, Jason Christie of Park Hill and Edwin Evers of Talala.

  • Air gun matches gaining popularity at Oklahoma City Gun Club

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    Air gun matches — both pistol and rifle — are the newest shooting competition at the Oklahoma City Gun Club, although the matches are mostly about fun and less about the competition.

  • Norman resident Lou Barbaro makes his own bamboo fly rods

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    Norman resident Lou Barbaro makes bamboo fly rods as a hobby. Southern Rodmakers named Barbaro and his wife, Wanda, who is in the Oklahoma Trapshooting Hall of Fame, its rodmakers of the year last October.

  • Lake Texoma site for FLW collegiate bass tournament

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    FLW College Fishing is headed to Lake Texoma  Feb. 21 for the second of three regular-season stops in the Southern Conference. A full field of college teams, including anglers representing seven Oklahoma schools, will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the Southern...

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    CENTRAL Overholser: February 10. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water clear. White bass and striped bass hybrids slow on jigs around docks. People are catching a few crappie and drum but overall fishing is slow. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County. Wes...



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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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