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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Oklahoma Trout River Faces Trouble

There are only two year round trout fisheries in Oklahoma and currently one is fighting for survival. 

As it usually goes, nature, wildlife, and the outdoor enthusiast are taking a back seat to the interest of others, but in this case there are those that are taking up the fight.

As Scott Hood, president of both the Oklahoma Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Tulsa Flyfishers, states, "No one should be allowed to de-water a river."  Hood is talking about the Lower Illinois river near Gore, Oklahoma.  The Lower Illinois serves as a year round trout fishery and is also a popular striper designation.

The Lower Illinois is home to the Oklahoma state record striper bass and Rainbow trout.  What a shame it would be to loose this scenic river.  

Read the full article on the Ed Godfrey's Outdoor section in the Sunday Oklahoman.

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