Sparks Noodling

by Bobby Sparks
(Walters, OK)

Sparks Noodling Family Tradition

Sparks Noodling Family Tradition

Over 20 years experience - My Dad Bobby Sparks taught me, as well as David and Red Bagget (the stars of the Okie Noodling 1 and 2).

I have appeared on ESPN Timeless, Glutton for Punishment, and Okie Noodling 2. We also filmed episode 1 of season 4 with Jeremy Wade on River Monsters, which aired in the spring of 2012.

We fish the creeks, rivers and lakes all over Southwest Oklahoma and North Texas.

Sparks with a catfish

Safety is Priority - if you can not swim, that's okay.

We do not consume alcohol while fishing. We are not responsible for accidents.

Noodling trips will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. The season starts around May and runs through July, and occasionally into August.

Daily fee per person begins at $250.00 per day, but can be much lower if booking for extended days. Group rates are available for greater savings. There is a 50% deposit. The remainder must be paid in full, and a release waiver signed before departing to fish.

Meals, licenses, permits and lodging are NOT included. However, snacks and beverages may be available during the guided trip. There are no guarantees of fish.

Just remember, when you get bit, you'll either Love it or Hate it. But you'll never forget it...

Female client with her catfish
Happy client with her catfish.

Top females in the Okie Noodling Tournament
Top females in the Okie Noodling Tournament with a 44 pound catfish.

Brandy Sparks
Brandy Sparks proudly displaying her big flathead catfish.

More information and current rates are available on the website - see contact information below.
Contact Information:

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Oct 07, 2011
Knows his stuff
by: Larry Valdez

Bobby is fun to go with. I fished with him this summer, he is very safe and knows his stuff. Very intelligent brother here. I wouldn't go with any other.

Mar 17, 2012
Honest Service
by: Warren M.

Thanks for your prompt and candid reply! Looks like an adventure for another time. I will definitely keep you in mind for the future.

Thanks again,

Apr 02, 2012
River Monsters - "American Killers"
by: Jason

Hey Bobby Sparks, I watched you guys in the River Monsters show last night (April 1st, 2012) hosted by Jeremy Wade, the "American Killers" episode.

It was a great episode and I really enjoyed it. Awesome job and keep doing what you do. It proves that all the hard work and dedication pays off.

Tip of the hat to you guys. You guys risk your health and life for the love of the sport. I commend your bravery.

By the way, your Dad, Bobby Sparks Sr., is a big dude. LOL =)

That's crazy that he was moments away from losing a battle with one of those monster catfish. Thank goodness he had some good buddies there with him to help pull him out.

But, this is just one of the risks with noodling. The adrenaline rush is well worth it though.

Important tip for you catfish noodling newbies: Never noodle alone! Even if you have all the experience in the world, it's still not a good idea to noodle by yourself.

To those of you who are considering noodling for catfish, I highly recommend Sparks Noodling. The team is great at what they do, and ensure that safety is a priority.

Apr 24, 2012
Noodling Expertise
by: Tifini

Hey Bobby!

Just wanted to let you know my noodling essay is coming along great. Thanks again for all your help! I think you're gonna like it! I'll be sending you the final copy, and as soon as I find out my grade I'll let you know! Oh, and my husband told me to tell you that you should take us noodling so I can call it research! :)

Thanks again!


Jun 09, 2012
A Rush
by: Jeremy Vogel

I'm burnt, beat up, and exhausted! But overall, one of the best times I could of had in the outdoors, thanks to Sparks Noodling for the adventure. I would recommend it to everyone to try. It's a rush like no other... Can't wait to get bit again!

Jun 26, 2012
From New Zealand to Oklahoma
by: Mark Mcrobbie

I got two fish in the first hour in the water and two more got away on me. They are very safety conscious people. They will only take you out to where you are comfortable. For me this was the learners pool. The sparks are very hospitable and go out of their way to help out-of-towners. I have not been catfish noodling before but I highly recommend Bobby and Sparks Noodling as I can think of no way they could have made my noodling experience any better! Thank you very much!

Jun 26, 2012
What a Rush!!
by: Nathan Gunter

Noodling!! Thanks so much to Sparks Noodling for such an amazing day. Let's do it again!!

Jun 26, 2012
by: Ray Rockett

Sparks Noodling is the greatest guide service. Thanks for the great photos. Bobby, you tha man!

Jul 06, 2012
The Best
by: Amy Bacon

I agree, the best guides ever. I'm so glad we chose you guys. Gotta love that Baylor also.

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