Avid anglers have long known that fishing in Oklahoma can’t be beat. With more than 200 lakes and over one million surface acres of water, even the most experienced fishermen continually discover new coves and streams full of Oklahoma’s abundant bass, crappie and catfish. Check the latest fishing report, grab your tackle box and wade your way to your favorite fishing hole.
Fishing is a favorite pastime in Oklahoma. Whether you’re on the hunt for the popular walleye or crave the thrill of catching an alligator gar, Oklahoma has a fishing opportunity custom made for you. Guide your boat through shallow waters or cast your line in a rushing river and wait for the answering tug. With more than 40 documented species of fish, countless ponds and pristine campgrounds, the possibilities are limitless.
Grab a buddy, pack your rod and reel, and get hooked on fishing. Lake Eufaula, Oklahoma’s largest lake, is popular for its annual fishing tournaments as well as its enclosed, heated docks, which make fishing comfortable year-round. Located in southern Oklahoma, Lake Texoma is known for its year-round guided striper excursions. Check out local marinas to purchase fishing licenses, permits, poles, lures and bait. Your fishing experience in Oklahoma is sure to be memorable.
Featuring more shoreline than the Atlantic and Gulf coasts combined, Oklahoma wears its Lake Country badge with pride. Glistening lakes in every corner of the state have beckoned swimmers, anglers, outdoors enthusiasts and casual vacationers for generations. Whether you want to take a swim surrounded by rolling hills, reel in the big one among ancient mountains or pilot your watercraft around lush forested shoreline, there’s a lake for every taste in the Sooner State. Here’s our rundown of standout lakes from each region of the state.
Whether you’re looking to polish your fly fishing skills or are searching for a guided excursion in hopes of your next big catch, these seven prime southeastern Oklahoma fishing areas are sure to increase your chances of success.