Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Go Fishing for Free in Oklahoma June 1-2

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Oklahoma anglers can fish for free during Free Fishing Days June 1-2. During 
these days, a state fishing license will not be required for anglers to go fishing in 
Oklahoma, whereas in most other cases a license is required. 

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s many communication 
outlets such as its free news releases, Facebook and Twitter accounts and weekly 
fishing reports are useful starting points for finding fishing information. Every week the 
fishing report provides a listing of lakes and the current state of angling success at that 
location. The Department also updates its Facebook page daily with current reports 
from its own personnel as well as its fans on a range of current outdoor activities.  

“If you stay connected with the Wildlife Department through these outlets, you 
are going to have a good, timely picture of what is happening in the outdoors across the 
state at any given time,” said Michael Bergin, information specialist for the Wildlife 
Department. “With biologists and game wardens stationed across the state, as well as 
more than 15,000 Facebook fans and almost 3,000 followers on Twitter, we stay pretty 
connected to what’s happening all over the state. If you connect with us, you’ll know 
what’s going on, too, because we’re constantly sharing photos and reports from our 
employees and friends who have been having current success. Free Fishing Days are 
sure to be a great time to snap some photos to share with us, too.”  

Oklahoma offers fishing in lakes and rivers, but also in urban waters designated 
by the Wildlife Department as "Close to Home Fishing" locations. Although state fishing 
licenses are not required during Free Fishing Days, anglers should note that certain city 
permits may still apply to specific fishing areas. 

Additionally, anglers fishing Lake Texoma should be aware that Free Fishing 
Days applies for all of the lake on June 1 but only on Oklahoma portions of the lake on 
June 2. 

Oklahoma was the first state in the nation to offer free fishing days about 30 
years ago and has since been followed by dozens of other states that have established 
similar days. 

The Wildlife Department is encouraging anglers to take a short video clip or 
photo of someone catching their first fish and send it to Department through Facebook 
or Twitter. The Wildlife Department's Facebook page can be found at 
http://www.facebook.com/wildlifedepartment. On Twitter, search for the handle 

For more information about fishing in Oklahoma, log on to the Wildlife 
Department's website at wildlifedepartment.com. 

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