Six professional bass anglers — including Jeff Kriet of Ardmore and former Bassmaster Classic champions Mark Davis and Mike Iaconelli — will be teaching classes in Tulsa March 1 and 2 as part of The Bass University.
The other pro instructors will be Ish Monroe, Pete Gluszek and Cliff Crochet. There will be six classes held each day on a variety of bass fishing techniques, such as shallow and deep water fishing and how to fish with certain lures.
The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Southern Hills in Tulsa. The cost to attend both days is $199 for adults and $175 for ages 17 and younger.
Cost to attend one day of The Bass University is $109 for adults and $97 for ages 17 and younger.
To learn more or to register, visit TheBassUniversity.com
PROS TO APPEAR AT BASS PRO SHOPS IN BRICKTOWN
O.T. Fears III, a four-time Bassmaster champion, and Gerald Swindle, the 2004 Bassmaster Angler of the Year, will be at Bass Pro Shops in Bricktown on Friday as part of the store's Spring Fishing Classic.
Fears will be speaking on Bass Fishing Fundamentals at 7 p.m., while Swindle will be discussing fishing with spinnerbaits at 8 p.m.
Bass Pro Shops also is offering a reel trade-in beginning Friday through March 5. Customers can trade in an old reel for a coupon off the purchase price of a new reel. The old reel will be donated to nonprofit groups whose mission is to teach children about the outdoors and how to fish.
TROUT FISHING CONTINUES AT DOLESE YOUTH PARK POND
Friday is officially the last day of the trout season at the Dolese Youth Park Pond in Oklahoma City, but anglers may still continue to fish as long as rainbows remain in the pond.
Beginning Saturday, anglers may use as many as three rods per person. However, the daily limit remains at six trout per day.
In addition to a state fishing license, a city fishing permit also is required for anglers ages 16 to 62, unless exempt.
The last trout stocking of the season was Feb. 14.
WILDLIFE ART SHOW SCHEDULED IN TULSA
The annual NatureWorks wildlife art show will be March 1 and 2 in Tulsa.
NatureWorks is a Tulsa-based nonprofit group dedicated to wildlife conservation and education. The annual art show, which features work by artists from across the United States, is a fundraising tool.
The show will be held at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $5 and good for both days.
For more information or to view a list of exhibitors, visit natureworks.org.
CONSERVATION LEADERS TO MEET IN BROKEN BOW
The 89er Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host the third annual Mid-South Regional Trout Unlimited meeting Saturday in Broken Bow.
The meeting of Trout Unlimited leaders from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Texas will be held at the Beavers Bend State Park Forest Heritage Center and Museum.
The meeting begins at 7 a.m., and registration cost is $15. For more information, visit tu.org/get-involved/national-events
Turkey hunts available
The Oklahoma Outdoor Outreach Foundation is sponsoring its seventh annual turkey hunt April 11-13 for children with severe illness or disability.
Members of the foundation will serve as guides for the youth hunters. Anyone interested in participating in the turkey hunts near Fairview can learn more at www.oklahomaoutdooroutreach.org or call 692-4567.
The Oklahoma Outdoor Outreach Foundation also will have a booth at the three-day Backwoods Hunting and Fishing Expo, which opens Friday in the Travel and Transportation Building at State Fair Park.