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For the recreational paddler, OKC RIVERSPORT offers moonlight kayaking and guided kayak fishing trips on Lake Overholser

There are plenty of opportunities in Oklahoma, from river kayaking, kayak fishing, competitive kayaking and more
BY SHERRY ANDRUSIAK, For The Oklahoman Published: May 4, 2013
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/articleid/3806716/1/pictures/2044714">Photo - Oklahoma City University students Kelsey Dolphin and Jack Malone enjoy a day of kayaking in the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma City. Photo provided by Georgia Read
Oklahoma City University students Kelsey Dolphin and Jack Malone enjoy a day of kayaking in the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma City. Photo provided by Georgia Read

“Moving fast, whether it's the water causing you to respond quickly or your own strength carrying you rapidly across the water, is something that appeals to the inner thrill-seeker in us all,” Saleh said. “I see it come out in every athlete I coach, from the 8- year-olds to the seniors who join us for the Wise Dragons team in our dragon boat league.”

Many anglers across the country are swapping bass boats for kayaks, making kayak fishing one of the fastest-growing segments of the sport.

“Saving money on gas is just one of the perks of kayak fishing,” Saleh said. “If you're not sure this is something you're ready to get into, the best way to determine so is to bring your rod and tackle and give it a try. We've got the equipment to get you on the water and offer guided kayak fishing charters Thursday nights at Lake Overholser.”

Purchasing the equipment to go out on your own is an investment that shouldn't be taken lightly, Saleh said.

“If you're ready to take that step, it's worth your time to try before you buy, and that's a great reason to take a class or go on a group excursion,” Saleh said.

“You have the chance to try boats and paddles, learn about proper paddling technique, and can talk to our staff about what equipment will suit you and where to find some of the best places to kayak in Oklahoma.”


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