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Lake Sahoma and Pretty Water Lake Report

BY CHARLES BETZLER, HERALD WRITER SAPULPA –– The Sapulpa Herald visited Sahoma and Pretty Water Lakes on Wednesday, April 3, to check fishing conditions. It was sunny, with a strong wind out of the northeast, and the temperature had rebounded from the recent cold spell to a slightly warmer 58 degrees. Tent camping has resumed and the […]

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Governor Signs Bill Simplifying, Increasing Hunting, Fishing License Fees

By KELLY BOSTIAN Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill last Tuesday raising the cost of most hunting and fishing licenses for the first time since 2003. Hunters and anglers lobbied for the bill despite the price increases. Senate Bill 941, by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, and Rep. Ty Burns, R-Watchorn, shot through the legislative process

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CHARLES BETZLER PHOTOS LOCAL FISHERMAN proudly display the crappie he caught at Sahoma Lake this week.

Lake Sahoma and Pretty Water Lake Report

BY CHARLES BETZLER, HERALD WRITER SAPULPA –– The Sapulpa Herald visited Sahoma and Pretty Water Lakes on Wednesday,  March 26, to check fishing conditions. It was partly cloudy, with a light breeze out of the northeast, and the temperature was a chilly 53 degrees.  Tent camping has resumed and the RV campsite had several spots open.  Speaking

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CHARLES BETZLER PHOTOS PATRICK BARNETT AND ELLIOTT WHITETREE proudly display the crappie they caught at Sahoma.

Lake Sahoma and Pretty Water Lake Report

BY CHARLES BETZLER, HERALD WRITER SAPULPA –– The Sapulpa Herald visited Sahoma and Pretty Water Lakes on Wednesday,  March 20, to check fishing conditions. It was a sunny day with a light breeze out of the east, and the temperature was a summer-like 80 degrees.  Tent camping has resumed and the RV campsite had several spots open.

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Lake Sahoma concessionaire Dustin Coats snapped a photo of this magnificent Bald Eagle near the Sahoma Bait Shop.

Lake Sahoma and Pretty Water Lake Report

BY CHARLES BETZLER, HERALD WRITER SAPULPA –– The Sapulpa Herald visited Sahoma and Pretty Water Lakes on Wednesday, March 13, to check fishing conditions. It was a sunny day with a strong south wind, and the temperature was a balmy 80 degrees.  Tent camping has resumed and the RV campsite had one spot open. Despite 20

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KELLY BOSTIAN PHOTOS A MONARCH BUTTERFLY on cowpen daisy, a native flower that is highly drought tolerant and blooms late into autumn.

Experts: Prepare Now to Help Monarchs

BY KELLY BOSTIAN, OUTDOOR WRITER With the eastern monarch population near an all-time low, pollinator boosters are encouraging Oklahomans to pull out all the stops now as one of the critical states along the migration path of the iconic butterfly. Spring migrators will begin arriving in South Texas next week, so Oklahomans have until the end

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Norma Travelletti’s son Ryan, and his girlfriend, Kayli Barrett, proudly display a trigger full of prized trout they caught Sunday at Pretty Water.

Lake Sahoma and Pretty Water Lake Report

BY CHARLES BETZLER, HERALD WRITER SAPULPA –– The Sapulpa Herald visited Sahoma and Pretty Water Lakes on Wednesday,  March 6, to check fishing conditions. It was a sunny day with a mild breeze out of the east, and the temperature was a beautiful 65 degrees. Tent camping has resumed and the RV campsite was full. The

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CHARLES BETZLER PHOTOS Michael Bishop proudly displays a large crappie he caught at the indoor fishing dock at Lake Sahoma on Wednesday.

Lake Sahoma and Pretty Water Lake Report

BY CHARLES BETZLER, HERALD WRITER SAPULPA –– The Sapulpa Herald visited Sahoma and Pretty Water Lakes on Wednesday, February 28 to check fishing conditions. It was a sunny day with a light breeze out of the north,  and the temperature was a chilly 42 degrees. Tent camping has resumed and the RV campsite was full, though

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CHARLES BETZLER PHOTO KEITH BROOM, a regular at Sahoma Lake, displays his basket of fish.

Lake Sahoma and Pretty Water Lake Report

BY CHARLES BETZLER SAPULPA –– The Sapulpa Herald visited Sahoma and Pretty Water Lakes on Wednesday, February 14 to check fishing conditions. Weather conditions were spring-like with a brisk breeze out of the south,  and the temperature was a pleasant 70 degrees. Tent camping has resumed and there were several RV campers, though there were a couple

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CHARLES BETZLER PHOTOS MICHAEL FRAIZER holds a 6-pound, 4-ounce trout he caught at Pretty Water.

Lake Sahoma and Pretty Water Lake Report

BY CHARLES BETZLER, HERALD WRITER SAPULPA –– The Sapulpa Herald visited Sahoma and Pretty Water Lakes on Wednesday, February 7 to check on fishing conditions. Weather conditions were spring-like with a brisk breeze out of the south,  with temperatures in the upper 60s. Tent camping has resumed and there were several empty RV spots. Jerry Williamson of

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