Don’t forget about the free fishing clinics that continue to be offered this summer in the Oklahoma City area.
For those who want to learn how to fish, the clinics are a great way to get your feet wet (pun intended).
Every Thursday night through Aug. 4, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is holding a family fishing clinic at Arcadia Lake near Edmond.
Participants are taught all the basics of fishing and even get some experience while fishing at a stocked pond during the two-hour classes. The clinics are for beginners, both adults and kids.
Damon Springer, coordinator of the fishing clinics for the Wildlife Department, said the clinics have been drawing 20 to 40 people each Thursday.
To register for one of the fishing clinics at Arcadia Lake, call 521-3855.
Oklahoma City also has several more of its “Hooked on Fishing” kids’ clinics scheduled on Saturday mornings this summer.
Those two-hour clinics are for ages 5 to 15. The next one is scheduled July 9 at Edwards Park Lake, 1515 N. Bryant, beginning at 8 a.m. Another clinic will be held at Edwards Park on Aug. 6.
On July 16 and Aug. 13, there will be fishing clinics at Metro Tech Springlake, NE 36 and Springlake Drive. On July 23, the fishing clinic will be at Crystal Lake, 6625 SE 15th Street.
The final “Hooked on Fishing” clinic will be Aug. 20 at the Dolese Park Youth Pond, NW 50 and Meridian.
Registration is required for the Oklahoma City clinics. Call 316-3474 to register.