Bass Pro Shops in Bricktown is holding several fishing seminars this weekend that will be taught by pro bass anglers, including two who finished in the top 10 at last weekend’s Bassmaster Classic.
On Friday at 8 p.m., Edwin Evers of Talala will be talking about how to power fish with finesse baits.
Evers just finished eighth in last weekend’s Bassmaster Classic on the Red River.
At 7 p.m. on Friday, Ott Defoe of Knoxville, Tenn., will talk about power fishing in shallow water. Defoe finished fifth in last weekend’s Classic and is the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series Rookie of the Year.
At 6 p.m. Friday, Bass Pro Shop pro staff member John Maniaci will discuss bass fishing trends.
On Saturday at 2 p.m., former Bassmaster Classic champion Ken Cook will be conducting a seminar on fishing with spinnerbaits.
Also on Saturday, kids will be able to fish for trout at the Bass Pro Shops pond from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Ages 15 and younger can fish. It’s all free and fishing poles and bait are provided.
Volunteers from the Wildlife Department’s aquatic education program will be at the pond all day to assist kids.
Online outdoors chat Friday
Nels Rodefeld of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation will be joining me for my live online chat Friday from the H&H Shooting Sports Complex. Among the topics of discussion will be pending wildlife-related legislation, prairie chickens and spring fishing. Visit NewsOk.com Friday at 11:30 a.m. to ask questions. The chat will be from 11:30 a.m. until noon.