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Fishing in Fort Gibson Lake

When you head out to go fishing on Fort Gibson Lake Oklahoma, you will find 24 boat ramps, along its 225 miles of shoreline, providing easy access to its 20,000 acres of water.

The fishing guides on this lake are affordable and offer half-day and full-day fishing trips for White Bass, Crappie, Paddlefish, Channel Catfish, Hybrid Striped Bass, and Largemouth Bass.
  • Known For

    Located under an hour east of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and just 30 miles south of Lake Hudson, this lake is known for both the excellent fishing and surrounding parks and camping areas. Fort Gibson Wildlife Management Area, the Sequoyah State Park, eight marinas, and numerous restaurants and tackle shops make this a convenient place to escape to.

    So if you're finding Grand Lake too crowded, this is an excellent option for family-friendly fishing and anglers looking to escape the traffic on the water.

  • Licenses and Regulations

    Before fishing any public body of water in the state of Oklahoma, you will need to make sure you're following the proper rules and regulations to maintain and improve our country's wildlife for future generations.

    Fort Gibson Crappie must be at least 10 inches to keep and have a combined limit of 15 per day per angler. Fishing for Paddlefish requires anglers possessing a free paddlefish permit. For more information about bag limits and size requirements, check out state-wide rules on our Oklahoma fishing page.

    Anglers can check with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation to stay educated on the rules of the water, or you can reach out to the local fishing contract at (918) 683-1031

  • Types of Fishing

    Snagging Paddlefish, also known as Spoonbill, is a trendy type at this popular fishing destination. Oklahoma is one of the few states where you can catch this species of fish, that's older than dinosaurs.

    If you love bass fishing, try Fort Gibson Dam fishing near the deep-water structures. If you have to fish from the shore, the dam has a popular fishing spot called the "fishing wall," an area where the water exits over the spillway. Many anglers have luck catching catfish and Paddlefish at this location.

  • Best Seasons to Fish

    The best time of year for Fort Gibson Lake fishing is during the early spring spawn or during the hot summer, just as the sun is going down. Springtime fishing season is best just about anywhere, and they will attack just about anything you put on your line. Enjoy your summer evenings following around the birds and spotting the White Bass, also called "Sand Bass," churning up the baitfish in the open water.


When was Fort Gibson Lake built?

Fort Gibson Lake as built-in 1953 and has become a popular destination for people looking to catch largemouth bass, walleye, catfish, and assorted panfish.

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