Your guide to the best Trout fishing in Oklahoma

The Lower Mountain Fork River which flows through Beavers Bend State Park and beyond is the premier trout fishery in the state of Oklahoma. Located in South Eastern Oklahoma and surrounded by beautiful scenery, this tail water trout fishery boasts the states only stable year round fishing. The average size fish stocked in the river is larger than any place I've fished before and due to the year round cold water being released through the dam, there are some old and wise hold over fish as well.

The constant flow from underneath the Broken Bow spillway is due to legislation passed years ago and is maintained at a perfect flow for fly fishing. When heavy flow and unfishable water is released from the dam, it occurs at the powerhouse to generate electricity, which is several miles down stream from the spillway, thus providing miles of river to fish even during periods of heavy generation.


The water flows crystal clear and there are approximately 12 miles of river that have been designated as “trout area”. I have fished many places in the US and can honestly say that the Lower Mountain Fork River ranks near the top of my list for combination of scenery, numbers of fish and even size of fish. If you are looking to have a top notch fly fishing experience, stop looking to travel across the nation and take a serious look at the Lower Mountain Fork River right here in your own back yard.


One of the things I love about fishing Beavers Bend and the Lower Mountain Fork River is there is such a variety of fishing opportunities in the area, especially in the spring. You can bass fish in Broken Bow Lake, you can catch the spring Sand Bass run in the upper Mountain Fork River and there is eve a walleye run in the Lower Mountain Fork. All of which I can arrange guided trips for.


The area traditionally recieves most of it's fishing pressure from out of sate, especially Texas and rightfully so. Dallas Area residents only have to make a 2 1/2 drive to reach the river and have access to an outstanding fly fishing area. Weekdays are best as the area does recieve a ton of weekend anglers. If you are a northern Texas resident and you have not explored the Lower Mountain Fork you owe it to yourself to make it happen this year!


March, April and May and some of the best months to fish the Lower Mountain Fork River and we are sneaking up on those months quickly. It will be spring before you know it! Call soon to book your trip as I should start filling up pretty soon. Make sure to bring your spinning gear as well so you can take home some succulent walleye fillets and loads of sand bass as well! When you figure all the opportunities and the scenery together, it’s safe to say that the Lower Mountain Fork River has something special! See my trips and rates page for trip availibility.



Important Lower Mountain Fork River Links

Places to Stay

Hochatown Country Lodge - A new choice for lodging has arrived in the Hochatown and Broken Bow, Oklahoma area. The new Hochatown Country Lodge combines the convenience and economy of a motor Inn lodge and the experience and fun of a cabin or mountain lodge.  Breathtaking scenery, plenty of important amenities, truly outstanding American-style service. We are also boat friendly and have plenty of places for boat hook-ups and plug-ins. What are you waiting for? We’re looking forward to your visit! For more info. CLICK HERE

Beavers Bend Lodging - Offers a collection of Cabins & Vacation homes near Beavers Bend State Park & Broken Bow Lake. The Broken Bow Cabins are anything but rustic! The cabins are fully equipped with all the comforts of home to make your Beavers Bend Vacation uncomplicated - bring your food and your clothes! It’s that easy. In addition to the atmosphere inside the cabins, the outside is surrounded by beautiful scenery and plentiful wildlife. For more info. CLICK HERE