This June, make a plan to get the family together, pack a picnic lunch and round up some fishing tackle. On the first full weekend of June, Oklahoma State Fishing Licenses are not required for anyone, anywhere in the state.
It’s a great opportunity to get everyone together and go fishing. -- David Warren, information and education chief for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
According to Warren, the timing for the Free Fishing Days could not be any better. Not only do the days coincide with National Fishing and Boating Week, many of Oklahoma's most sought after fish species, including bass, catfish and bluegill are active in early June.
Although most municipalities, such as Oklahoma City, waive city licenses in celebration of Free Fishing Days, anglers should check with local authorities before fishing in city-managed waters.
Those headed out for a trip will want to pick up a copy of the '2003 Oklahoma Fishing Guide' because all other statewide regulations still apply. Fishing Guides are available at Department installations and hunting and fishing license dealers across the state. The regulations are also available on the Department's Web site which also has information about fishing in Oklahoma and fishing reports from across the state.
To log onto the Wildlife Department's Web site, go to http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/
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