Outdoors Notebook: Guide a veteran in a special tourney, fly-fishing classes offered, and OK Kayak sets its tourney schedule

Outdoors Notebook: Guide a veteran in a special tourney, fly-fishing classes offered, and OK Kayak sets its tourney schedule

Other dates and places on the schedule include the following: Toadfest (2 month online) April 1-May 31, Dog Days (2 month online) July 1-Aug. 31, Lake Murray March 21, Lone Chimney Lake April 4, Lake Okemah April 25, Armor City Lake Road Runner May 9, Fort Gibson Lake May 23, Sportsman, Wetumka and Paruge Lakes Road Runner June 13, Birch Lake July 18, Lake McMurtry Aug. 1, Lake Tenkiller Sept. 19, the OKA State Championship Invitational in October and a two-day event on Lake Texoma to be announced. A few more fishing “guides” are needed for the sixth annual Fishing for Freedom tournament at Lake Eufaula on Oct. 18-19. The non-profit tournament pairs 50 veterans with 50 guides for a fun evening followed by a great day of fishing on Eufaula. The event is sponsored by Warriors for Freedom Foundation, which hosts events to help service members, veterans and their families reconnect with their community and provide peer to peer support and camaraderie. The pairing party and registration is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday at The Beaver Bar & Grill, 400 Lakeshore Drive, in Eufaula. Launch times, places and details will be covered Friday night for the Saturday tournament, although pairs can launch any time after sunup. Boats will have to have required safety equipment. Check-in time for the weigh-in is 2 p.m. Saturday. Support the local chapter of National Audubon Society by participating in the annual bird seed sale, which is under way with online shopping at johnkennington.net/birdseed . Seeds available include 50-pound bags of black oil sunflower seeds, white millet, peanut hearts, sunflower hearts, cracked corn, seed wreaths, nyjer seeds, mealworms and more. Students will learn about fly-fishing equipment, terminology, casting technique, tying fishing knots and more. No equipment required. Everyone should bring a sack […]

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