Delve into the fascinating sport of noodling in Oklahoma on a tour led by Sparks Noodling. This licensed guide service will teach you the ins and outs of handfishing for catfish, which is also known as noodling, and you'll get to try it out for yourself. This involves reaching into the depths of murky waters to search with your bare hands for some of the biggest catfish you've ever seen. Made popular by TV shows and the documentaries "Okie Noodling" and "Okie Noodling II," noodling has become a sought-after form of extreme adventure.
Sparks Noodling guides take guests noodling in the creeks, lakes and rivers of southwest Oklahoma. Tours are offered from May to August, which is prime time to find channel, blue and flathead catfish. Blue and channel catfish are game fish and must be released when caught, but flathead catfish are not game fish, so they can be kept. Sparks Noodling can take up to six people on a one- to six-day tour, and bystanders are welcome to witness the action for a fee. Transportation is included, and participants receive a Sparks Noodling t-shirt. Make your reservation today to see what noodling in Oklahoma is all about.