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Announcing the new Oklahoma Fishing Trail tourism initiative are, from left, Wildlife Department Director J.D. Strong, Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell, pro angler Jimmy Houston, and Tourism Department Executive Director Jerry Winchester.

Lt. Governor Launches Oklahoma Fishing Trail

Initiative Aims to Showcase State’s Quality Angling, Make Oklahoma the Top Fishing Destination

Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell on Tuesday announced the launch of the Oklahoma Fishing Trail, an initiative designed to showcase the state’s quality fishing opportunities and increase tourism.

“Our goal is to become a Top 10 tourism state, and the No. 1 fishing state in the nation,” said Pinnell, also the state’s Secretary of Tourism and Branding. “Fishing is big business, and the Oklahoma Fishing Trail initiative will promote our state’s unique fishing opportunities — arguably the most diverse fishing in the country — increase tourism, and generate additional tax revenue for the state.


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