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New Oklahoma anglers organization formed

28 people attended a meeting hosted by the Oklahoma B.A.S.S. Federation at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife's office in OKC on January 19, 2002. This meeting was to organize the anglers of Oklahoma so that they could speak with a unified voice on matters relating to the Oklahoma anglers.

The group is currently deciding on a name with several choices proposed by various Oklahoma anglers. A name should be decided on in the near future.

There were several topics brought up for discussion at the meeting:

  • Dock Fishing
  • Restocking
  • Water Levels
  • Access/Ramps
  • Fish Care
  • Funding
  • Boat License
  • Image/Public Enhancement
  • Habitat Enhancement
  • Tournament scheduling conflicts

During this meeting, the Executive Board was formed. Since the Tournament Directors are the most knowledgeable people on the fishing in Oklahoma, it was obvious that they would make the best people for the Executive Board. The members of the Executive Board are:

  • Robert Cartlidge
  • Carl Woods
  • Dave Roush
  • Alan Daniel
  • Mike Paul
  • Lonnie Snodgrass
  • Bob Harrell

Brenda Smith will be the Recording Secretary / Treasurer

It was decided that the meetings for this group should be moved around the state and held in different cities.

Additional information on this new organization will be published in the near future.