The three-day Oklahoma Hunting and Fishing Show opens Friday in the Transportation Building at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.
Scheduled to make appearances are cast members of the Duck Dynasty and Reel Girls television series.
The lineup of fishing seminars includes trophy bass guide Chuck Justice, crappie anglers Todd Huckabee and Barry Morrow, catfish expert Danny King and more.
There will be a booth for antique lures, a whitetail exhibit, the Fetch-N-Fish Dog and Fish Show, Bass Tub seminars, a kids fishing pond, a kids archery contest and several giveaways. Dozens of hunting and fishing vendors will have merchandise and trips for sale.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 6 to 12. Ages 5 and younger receive free admission. Admission is half-price on Friday from noon until 5 p.m.
Show hours are Friday noon until 9 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
For more information, visit www.okctackleandhuntingshow.com.
Big Arbuckle stringer
Oklahoma's bass tournament season started with a bang last weekend when two Calera anglers boated a five-limit, 42-pound bag in the Backyard Bassin' Tournament on Arbuckle Lake.
Jeff Reynolds and partner Johnny Thompson weighed in five fish for a total of 42.04 pounds, providing more proof that Arbuckle is the best bass fishing lake in the state.
The biggest of the stringer was a nine-pounder and smallest was a six.
The second place team weighed in 28.42 pounds and included a 6.54-pound smallmouth bass. Anglers in the tournament also produced two 10-pounders and at least a dozen fish that weighed more than 8 pounds, tournament officials said.
Boating class begins Feb. 7
The Oklahoma City Sail and Power Squadron will hold a five-week boating class beginning Feb. 7 at the Oklahoma City Fire Training Center, 850 N. Portland.
The class will run for five consecutive Thursday evenings, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., concluding March. 7. The course is National Association of State Boating Law Administrators approved, meaning its meet the education and licensing requirements of most states, including Oklahoma, and qualifies graduates for insurance discounts.
The course will cover boat types and characteristics, boating laws, required and recommended equipment, safe operating practices, navigation, emergencies and trailering.
Course materials are $35. The instruction is free, provided by United States Power Squadron and NASBLA certified instructors.
For more information, call 376-0678 or visit www.usps.org.
Fly tying workshop at Norman museum
The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman will be the site of an adult fly-tying workshop on Feb. 16.
The Fly-Tying Frenzy workshop will be from 9 a.m. until noon. Fly fishing enthusiasts are invited to design and develop their own fishing lures during the workshop hosted by entomologist Andy Boswell.
In addition, participants will learn about the role of aquatic insects and their role in stream ecology and fish life cycles. The workshop will cover the techniques and skills necessary to recreate anatomically correct insect lures and basic fly lures for their personal collection.
Cost of the workshop is $20 for museum members and $30 for nonmembers. Space is limited. To register, call 325-1008.
Midwest City college offers bass fishing course
Jimmy Houston headlines the list of instructors for Rose State College's Bass Fishing Techniques classes beginning Feb. 12.
Other instructors will be former Bassmaster Classic champion George Cochran, pro bass angler Kenyon Hill and Oklahoma fishing guides Ivan Martin and Bob Myers. Classes are Feb. 12, Feb. 19, Feb. 26 and Mar. 5 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The cost of the course is $99. To enroll, call 733-7392.
Bass fishing classes at Tulsa Community College
Bass Fishing Techniques will be taught at Tulsa Community College beginning Feb. 13.
Instructors for the classes will be former Bassmaster Classic champions Paul Elias and Ken Cook, Wagoner pro angler Tommy Biffle, former BASS pro Jim Morton and Grand Lake fishing guide Ivan Martin.
Classes are scheduled Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 26 and March 4. Enrollment fee is $99. To enroll, call (918) 595-7200.