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Outdoors notebook: Trout to arrive early at Dolese

by Ed Godfrey Published: November 17, 2013

Trout fishing at the Dolese Youth Park Pond, 5105 NW 50, will begin a month earlier this season.

The trout season will open Dec. 1 and run through Feb. 28. In previous years, the season didn't open until Jan. 1.

About 3,800 pounds of rainbow trout will be stocked in the pond for anglers during the 13-week season, including 800 pounds for opening day.

Unless exempt, trout anglers between the ages of 16 and 62 must have a city fishing permit and state fishing license.

Daily fishing permits are $3.50. Annual city fishing permits are $18.50. Boats and fisherman floats are not allowed on the pond.

Anglers may use only one rod and reel, and the daily limit is six trout. For more information, call the H.B. Parsons Fish Hatchery at 755-4014.


Visitors to Oklahoma can now buy a one-day state license for $15.

The new license, created by the state Legislature in the last session, became available Nov. 1.

Previously, out-of-state residents only had the option of a six-day fishing license for $35 or an annual license for $55. Those options are still available.

The one-day license can be bought ahead of time at, and the buyer can choose the day the license will be valid.


Butch Kennemer and Jamie Haynes of Tulsa captured the annual Last Bass tournament last weekend on Lake Eufaula.

The anglers weighed in 15.19 pounds to edge Shawnee fishermen Jim Sparks and Jay Sparks, who totaled 15.03 pounds.

The Tulsa anglers won $10,285. The big bass of the tournament was 6.11 pounds, earning $7,800 for the team of Harry French and Gary Holcomb, both of Tulsa.

There were 390 boats in the tournament, sponsored by the law firm of Lawter and Associates, and the payout was $62,500.

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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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