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Outdoors notebook: Bass trail looking for anglers

Backwater Bass'n is seeking new members for its bass tournament trail this season. Lakes where tournaments are scheduled for the 2013 season include Arbuckle, Murray, Texoma, Eufaula, Sardis, Konawa and Sooner.
by Ed Godfrey Published: December 8, 2012

“Production estimates were outstanding up north so we know there are a lot of them up there. We just need them to come down.

“When they start migrating, we should get a lot of them coming through Oklahoma. Some of our millet seeded areas are really good this time and should hold good numbers of birds on the big water (lakes).”

Raffle for Varmint Hunt

The Oklahoma Youth Shooting and Hunting Program will be raffling a guided varmint hunt in February in northwest Oklahoma to raise money for the program.

People can buy raffle tickets now through Jan. 11. For ticket information, call Tom Fry at 850-2496.

The mission of the Oklahoma Youth Shooting and Hunting Program is to introduce kids to the outdoors by taking kids from non-hunting families on their first deer and turkey hunts.

Fur bearers camp near Chickasha

The Oklahoma Fur Bearers Alliance is holding a youth camp near Chickasha for ages 12 to 18 from Dec. 27-30.

Youth must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact John Weygandt at or (918) 645-5667.

Walleye record at Carl Blackwell

Ken Huckabee of Norman caught a 5.6-pound walleye at Lake Carl Blackwell in Stillwater on Monday that is the new lake record.

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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