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Oklahoma can expect good bass, crappie fishing in coming weeks

The Oklahoman's Outdoors Editor, Ed Godfrey, took questions from readers in his H&H Shooting Sports Complex outdoors chat today. Here's a look at the Q&A.
Oklahoman Modified: March 1, 2013 at 2:10 pm •  Published: March 1, 2013

Where is your favorite place to fish in Oklahoma?

For trout, Blue River or Mountain Fork. For bass, Arbuckle or Grand. For sand bass, catfish and crappie, Eufaula. For stripers, of course it's Texoma. If I have to pick one lake in general, I would pick Texoma. It has it all.

I'm excited to see archery included in some schools. How did these school districts get more outdoors-type activities in their curriculum?

The Wildlife Department has been able to get a lot of this curriculum in public schools through programs and grants they offer. They just need to find school officials who have an interest in outdoors and are willing to teach the courses. They are introducing more stuff each time. This spring, they are starting shotgun sports in, I think, a dozen pilot schools. If that's successful, they will expand it just like they did with Archery in the Schools. More than 50,000 students in Oklahoma are participating in archery through that program.

I was just reading your favorite places to fish. I would say my favorite place is just about anywhere, as long as I'm fishing since I don't get out as much as I'd like. I guess I'm going to have to dust off the tackle box and make time.

You need to do that. But the catching is more fun than the fishing. You need to go somewhere where they will bite.

That's all the questions today. I will be doing another live chat the first Friday in April from the H&H Shooting Sports Complex.

by 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...
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