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Rethinking Sampling Gear Gives Better Estimate of Big Catfish

Study finds electrofishing may catch the largest numbers of blue catfish but misses a “shocking” number of big fish.

White Bass Angler Guide: Top Tips & Area Highlights

The annual white bass spawning run is one of Oklahoma's most celebrated fishing traditions.

Chara Has Overtaken My Pond – What Should I Do?

Chara, or muskgrass, can be handled using a variety of methods: mechanical, biological, or chemical. Each of these methods has its advantages and disadvantages.

Meet Three Little-Known Fish of Oklahoma

Beyond our state’s familiar bass, crappie, and catfish swim schools of incredibly diverse and little-known fish.

Hybrid Striped Bass for your Farm Pond

Considerations for stocking hybrid striped bass in your pond.

Conservation Highlights from 2023

Read about your Wildlife Department’s most recent conservation efforts and find out how ODWC is keeping Oklahoma’s conservation legacy alive and well.

Missed Hunting Opportunities

Lots of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors exist on Oklahoma's wildlife management areas.

Wild Double Take: Buffalofish and Carp

Tips for identifying two Oklahoma look-alike fish, buffalofish and carp

The Benefits of Pond Aeration

While not a magic bullet, pond aeration can be an integral piece in your pond management plan, especially if you are constantly fighting poor water quality, fish kills, and other water-related issues.

Paddlefish Angler Guide: Top Tips & Area Highlights

Fishing tips and top public destinations for paddlefish fishing in Oklahoma.