July 2018: As an avid fisher-person, it’s easy for me to say that you don’t have to catch fish to enjoy fishing. Being on the water is a stress reliever all by itself, and adding the opportunity to reel in a fish makes it all more fun.
If you and your family are just getting started and want to see what fishing is all about, sign-up to participate in the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s Family Fishing Clinic to be held at the Oklahoma Aquarium Zebco Casting Pond. During July, there are two dates available: July 10 and July 24 6:30-8:00 pm. This is open for all ages. Signs up are required for each individual person who plans to attend including adults. All participants are encouraged to fish and participate. All equipment will be provided, and during the clinic no fishing license will be required. Space for each date is limited, and on a first come first serve basis.
There are a few things to do and know before going to the lake to fish. Additionally, be aware of all signs provided and adhere to the rules for each lake or waterway. The state of Oklahoma requires a fishing license before going fishing. Follow the link below for Oklahoma Hunting/Fishing regulations. www.wildlifedepartment.com/law/guides
When you purchase a hunting or fishing license in Oklahoma, you help fund wildlife conservation in our state. The majority of the Department’s money is obtained through the sale of licenses. These monies go toward managing the fish and game species across the state. When you provide habitat for one species, all species in the area benefit--from largemouth bass to turtles, from white-tailed deer to song birds--all species are helped. It helps bring fish species to our state that our father could only dream of: striped bass, saugeye, trout and hybrid stripers (a cross between white bass and striped bass).
Whether you are looking for relaxation, social bonding, food, a thrill, or a challenge – learning to fish can be all that and more. Fishing offers families memories that last a lifetime.
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