Howard Oatman


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That's nice GC, there's a peace of the lake, that go's with the passing of these men, and that's the worst part of getting older, and watching people you enjoy being arround leaving, to soon. Hey Todd, how have you been. Todd, can you name these Men, I knew four of them, by picture, and I'm sure all of them by WW's, if you would, I sure would appreciate it.
Got to meet Howard in Mesquite where he hung out in the winter. Took him fishing to Enterprise for trout. He subsequently sent me a cache of Oatman lures. We conversed by phone in the summer monthes. I use them every summer. He was a great gentleman. May he rest in peace.

Steve Moore

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Jus t got back from the lake. Was great boil fishing from Halls fuels up around the corner of Moki. We caught everything on Topwaters, including fingers. Was very difficult not being able to call Howard and beg him to get down there and help us out. Plus some issues with the Holligan Too caused by Aramark which I'm sure he would have been heating up the phone lines along with Ralph. Damn, I miss him.
Unbelievable is the best words to put towards Howard's name. A true passionate steward of America, lake Powell as well as family and friends. As most on here knew him or of him.... This will leave a hole in the community of lake Powell and the Wordlings.... RIP Howard... Not one trip to the Powell and the amazing water will be left without you in our hearts!


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To Howard's Friends:

Spoke with Ralph Wendland today.
Howard's memorial is planned for Saturday, September 30 in late afternoon at Bullfrog marina. He spoke with Striper Steve who plans to start organizing a mini shad rally/fish fry (thanks Steve!)

Details to follow. If you have a picture to share that would be great! I need not ask for you to share a story as that is a given. I'm sure there will be lots of those (maybe even with a little exaggeration, as goes with fish stories!)