High Profile Texoma Hero - Blake Shelton




There are undoubtedly other celebrities with homes and boats on Lake Texoma, but anyone watching TV and listening to the radio in the Texoma area knows that Blake Shelton is one celebrity who is spending time at his new home on the Oklahoma side of the lake these days.

It’s one thing for a high profile, country music jet setter like Shelton to drop in and enjoy his new home with a private dock and lake view from the master suite, but it’s another thing for him to bring his tractor out to pull a stranger’s truck out of the mud.

According to KXII.com, “Bryar Blanton, his cousin and two of his buddies were down by the Washita River, near Ravia, when their truck got stuck in a mud hole.

Blanton says he took off with a friend to go find help.

“Blake Shelton came around the corner and stopped and asked if we needed help," said Bryar Blanton. "So we hopped in with him."

Unfortunately, their trip with Shelton was short-lived, because his truck couldn’t dislodge theirs.

So, he offered to go home and get his tractor to pull them out of the mud. Which he did.

I don’t watch all that much TV, but this is the second time I’ve heard a KXII report on Blake Shelton rescuing Texomans with truck trouble. A few months ago, during the Lake Texoma flooding, he happened to show up at the right moment, then he picked up a stranger, Roho Hartman, and gave him a ride home.

That news report was a classic, especially when Hartman answered his cell phone. It was his wife calling, as Blake Shelton was giving him a lift home.

Fox8.com reports Hartman as telling his wife, “… Blake Shelton just pulled me out. You better slick up, we'll be there in just a minute."

I’m imagining myself getting a call like that one…




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GOOD. Water lightly stained; 45-48 degrees; 1.08 feet low. Striped bass are good some days and great others. Due to the cooler water temperatures best success comes from dead sticking using pink and clear five-inch flukes with one ounce jig heads. Report by John Blasingame, Adventure Texoma Outdoors. Striped bass are good in 40-65 feet of water deadsticking with flukes and one ounce jig heads, or drifting main lake flats to catch those suspended in 35-50 feet of water. Catfish are slow, patience and anchor fishing with fresh cut shad or perch in 70 feet of water can bring some in the boat. No report of crappie, other than people are on the lake catching them. Report by Trey Franklin, Tight Lines Guide Service.

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