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Outdoors notebook: Bass University to visit Tulsa

by Ed Godfrey Published: February 23, 2014

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.

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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.


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.

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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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