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Free fishing days happening this weekend in Oklahoma, officials urge caution in flooded lakes

Posted at 10:06 AM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 11:06:35-04

Free fishing days are happening this weekend across the state of Oklahoma.

June 1-2, anyone in the state, resident or nonresident, is free to fish without a license. However, local game wardens urge serious caution for fishers with flooded conditions around the state, as hidden dangers can lurk under the water.

Officials say it's a good idea to have a life preserver if you're out fishing, because heavy currents underwater have caused changes in topography in local lakes.

Boaters need to be especially cautious, as debris and submerged logs in lakes can be safety hazards toward boats.

All other laws and permits will be enforced as usual, and game wardens will be out on patrol across the state.

Although state fishing licenses are not required, anglers should note that certain city permits may still apply in other urban fishing areas. Check with your local game warden if you have any questions.

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