Oklahoma News: Hunting, Fishing, Golfing Considered Essential Activities

Oklahoma News: Hunting, Fishing, Golfing Considered Essential Activities

In Oklahoma, a statewide executive order is in place to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Across all seventy-seven counties, a “Safer at Home” order is in place until April 30th.

Businesses Deemed Essential

Although, all non-essential businesses are to close. There are many essential businesses allowed to remain open across the state. Some of the lake-related Oklahoma essential businesses include the following:

• Hunting areas

• Fishing locations

• Golfing facilities

• Forestry entities

• Agricultural locations

• Food & beverage stores

• Sporting goods stores

• General merchandise centers


For the above businesses, it is essential for all individuals and workers to use social distancing guidelines. To view the current list of essential categories of business in Oklahoma, please see the OK Commerce Government Document. For more info on Physical Distancing Procedures, please visit the CDC website.

Call Ahead & Stay Healthy

During this time, always call ahead to the places you are visiting which are lake related. Wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering if possible, and enjoy your personal space.

Call Ahead – Stay Healthy – Enjoy Your Outdoor Activities


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Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 26)

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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