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 stained; 65 degrees; 0.81 feet below pool. Bird action has picked up leading the way to striped bass. Big fish are biting in 40-60 feet of water deadsticking with a splash motor or thumper. Some fish are still on structures, but the best bite has come in that deeper water. Report by John Blasingame, Adventure Texoma Outdoors. Striped bass have been great on flukes drifting in 50-60 feet of water. Fish have been suspended around 40 feet down, so keep the lure right above the fish. Darker colors on windy and cloudy days are working best. Catfish have been slow on cut shad and large baits drifting in 10-20 feet of water near the mouth of the rivers. Crappie have been slow on jigs in the little mineral arm in brush piles 20-22 feet of water. Tipping the jig with a dead minnow has been working but a lot of smaller fish. Report by Jacob Orr Lake Texoma Guaranteed Guide Service.

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