Country music star Blake Shelton took to social media on Saturday afternoon to encourage his fans and followers to take a trip to Oklahoma.
For those who may not know, Blake Shelton is more than just an award-winning country star. He is also an avid outdoorsman and fisherman. It would seem that when he isn’t recording music, the one place he would want to be is out on the lake.
The Oklahoma native is not shy about sharing his passion for the great outdoors with his large fan base. And on Saturday, he did just that. The country superstar posted a photo of him posing with a huge paddlefish.
Despite it looking like a chilly, cloudy day in the background, Shelton is all smiles with his catch. Along with posting the photo, Blake Shelton tells his fans that they should plan a trip to visit the outdoors of Oklahoma.
“I’ll bet some of y’all have never heard of a paddlefish,” Shelton wrote on Twitter. “We got them here in my home state! Y’all come to Oklahoma where the outdoors are always open!”
Paddlefish, also known as the spoonbill, are among the most unique fish in all of Oklahoma. They are found mainly throughout Grand Lake, Lake Hudson, and Fort Gibson Lake along the Grand River basin and Arkansas River system. These areas are known for their exceptional fishing. They without a doubt provide some of the best paddlefish fishing in the world.
Blake Shelton Took Oklahoma Foster Kids Fishing on His Property
As if we could not love Blake Shelton any more than we already do, he recently taught a group of foster kids from Oklahoma how to fish.
The country superstar invited a group of children out to fish at his property in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. There they were given rods, reels, and tackle, and learned all about the fun of fishing. Not to mention, they also were taught about the delicious rewards that can come from the sport as well.
The affair was part of the Fostering Outdoor Oklahoma Families partnership program. The program is run by the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation (OWCF), which Shelton serves as the board director. Following the event, the foundation posted on social media about just how awesome it really was.
“Blake invited several foster children to come fish one of his Oklahoma farm ponds,” OWCF wrote on Facebook. “He and some other wonderful volunteers with ODWC, OKDHS, and OWCF helped teach the kiddos how to fish (and as you see in the pictures, they caught some nice bass). But the lesson went further than fishing. The children also learned how to fillet their catches, then they had a fish fry— from pond to table! Talk about a day these kids (and adults) will never forget!! Thank you, Blake, for being so generous and taking time to invest in the children from your home state by showing them what outdoor Oklahoma is all about.”