Howard Oatman

Discussion in 'Lake Powell Recreation' started by ralph, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. Voyager

    Voyager Member

    Sad to hear this. Howard you will be missed and always in our hearts. Please remember to tell me where the fish are.
  2. Powelldreamer

    Powelldreamer Well-Known Member

    Howard sounds like the type of gentleman I aspire to be. I wish I could have met and known him. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
  3. GoldCup

    GoldCup Member

  4. Todd

    Todd Well-Known Member

    Nice tribute GC!
    All of our Lake Powell lure makers are gone now. I have dozens of them from each one. Time to put some of the unused ones away for good.
    Gone but not forgotten!
  5. KYKevin

    KYKevin Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. Todd

    Todd Well-Known Member

    Doing good Kevin.
    Just sent you a text if your number is the same

    I'm on my phone so I can't see all good but...

    Pete Klocki (Wild Hare Baits)
    Howard Oatman ( Oatman Spoons)
    John Frasier (Rimrock)
    Dave Wallace (Walley Lure)
    Art (the Outbacks)
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  7. shanewave

    shanewave Active Member

    Difficult to see such cornerstones pass away. He sure has made a big impression on the world.
  8. randyt

    randyt Member

    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.
  9. Skip

    Skip Member

    You touched a lot of people at the lake and I'm sure other places also, may you rest in peace. We always think of the last time we see someone and the conversations, my wife and I will always remember you.
  10. So sorry to hear of a passing of a fellow Poweller. From the post I have read he sounds like an amazing man and willing to help when needed the kind of guy you hoped to run into if you were in trouble on the lake. My condolences to his family.
  11. Tiff Mapel

    Tiff Mapel Active Member

    Rest in peace, Howard. Still have my spoons in my tackle box.

  12. birdsnest

    birdsnest Well-Known Member

    Wish I got to meet him. Maybe someday. R.I.P
  13. shanewave

    shanewave Active Member


    Very nice pictorial. Thanks for posting...we are all but wayfarers here, and it is hard to accept sometimes.
  14. ralph

    ralph Member

    looking at sept 30 to have a farewell get together for howard
    how does that fit with all's schedule
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  15. Squirrel

    Squirrel Well-Known Member

    Goldie & I will be there Sept. 18th to the 28th. I am sorry we will miss it. Sq
  16. GoldCup

    GoldCup Member

    Maybe the week prior and week after friends could leave their thoughts and special memories of Howard on the Hooligan ll. Like John and Art their families had no idea how much they were loved and appreciated by their lake family.
  17. Steve Moore

    Steve Moore Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. 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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  19. cap n dickie

    cap n dickie Active Member

    I have been off the board for a while and am shocked to hear this. Howard would always go out of his way to help me . He was a great man. Rest in peace Howard.
  20. Waterbaby

    Waterbaby Administrator Staff Member

    Posted on Facebook

    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!)