With more than 200 lakes and over one million surface acres of water, Oklahoma is the perfect place to cast your line. Our scenic lakes, rivers and ponds are home to more than 40 documented species of fish. No matter your method of take—from rod and reel to juglines, limblines, gigging and noodling—you’re in for an angling adventure of a lifetime when you fish Oklahoma’s plentiful waters. Below you’ll find a rundown of some of the Sooner State’s most abundant species and the best places to find them.Learn More
Lake Texoma, an 88,000-acre water playground provides some of the best fishing in the nation. The most popular species is the striped bass. Lake Texoma is also known for an abundance of crappie, white bass, black bass, various catfish, and sunfish.
Lake Texoma project lands are open to the public for hunting, offering whitetail deer, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, ducks, geese, cottontail rabbits and squirrel. The Tishomingo Wildlife Refuge located at Tishomingo and Hagerman Wildlife Refuge located at Pottsboro, TX provide feeding and resting areas for ducks and geese using the Continental Central Flyway.
Lake Texoma offers a multitude of amenities for most anyone who enjoys the great outdoors. The Corps of Engineers offers 10 different campgrounds with a total of over 600 individual campsites. There are resorts and marinas, full hook up RV sites and tent campsites, fishing guides, riding stables, equestrian trails, hiking trails, restrooms and showers, group shelters, picnic areas, playgrounds, boat rentals and many other facilities to accommodate all visitors. Scuba diving opportunities also found at the lake. Over 22 commercial concessions are also located adjacent to the lake. Reservations accepted through www.recreation.gov.
- Blue Water Striper Guide Service
- Lake Texoma Association
- Lake Texoma State Park
- Buncombe Creek Campground
- East Burns Run Campground
- Burns Run West Campground
- Caney Creek Campground
- Lakeside Campground
- Johnson Creek Campground
- Lost Acres Lake House
- Landmark on Leavenworth
- Lake Texoma Lodge & Resort
- Burning of the Socks & Switch for Flip Flops
- SneakyTiki Restaurant and Brewery
- Bridgeview Cafe
- Nature & Outdoor Recreation
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