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Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation offering free fishing clinics this summer

Outdoors Notebook: Youth instructional shoot in Guthrie Saturday; Pond management workshop scheduled Tuesday; Canoes, kayaks won't have to be registered

by Ed Godfrey Published: June 2, 2012

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is holding free family fishing clinics every Thursday night this summer at the Arcadia Conservation Education Area Kids Pond near Edmond.

The clinics are from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. At the clinic, kids and adults can learnd all the basics of fishing such as proper equipment, knot tying, fish cleaning and even different ways to cook fish.

To register, call 521-3855. For more information, call Damon Springer at 990-9753 or visit

Youth instructional shoot in Guthrie

The Central Oklahoma Quail Forever chapter is sponsoring a free youth instructional fun shoot and picnic Saturday at Silverleaf Shotgun Sports in Guthrie.

The event is for all youth between the ages of 9 and 18. Registrations are limited.

For more information, visit

Pond management workshop scheduled

A pond management workshop is being held Tuesday at 9 a.m. near Langston University.

The location is two ponds approximately three-fourths of a mile south of the intersection of old SH 33 and Choctaw Road.

Among the topics discussed will be how to manage constructed pond dams to maintain integrity, how to treat dispersive soils in a pond, identifying aquatic vegetation and determining stocking rates of fish.

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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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