Top Six Places to Fish

Top Six Places to Fish

Ever heard one of those “fish story” tales – how your friend once caught a monster the size of Titanic out of a lake the size of a puddle? Well, truth be told – you really don’t need a lot of water to catch a huge fish. As such, we’ve created a handy-dandy list for you of all the small-yet-fantastic fishing holes in Choctaw Country. Don’t forget to start spreading the tales once you land your first whopper!

Six of the smallest lakes with the biggest fish in southern Oklahoma:

McGee Creek
Bass, Crappie, Catfish
Shoreline: 80.3 mi
Area: 3,709 ac
Sardis Lake
Bass, Catfish, Crappie, Walleye
Surface area: 14,360 ac
Shore length: 117 mi
Lake McAlester
Bass, Catfish, Crappie
Shoreline: 21.2 mi
Area: 1,521 ac
Hugo Lake
Crappie, Bass
Shoreline: 98.6 mi
Area: 11,592 ac
Pine Creek
Crappie, Bass
Shoreline: 103.7 mi
Area: 3,750 ac
Robert S. Kerr (Kerr Lake)
Sauger, Walleye, Bass, Catfish
Shoreline: 278 mi
Area: 43,800 ac
*According to State record holders, Kerr Lake is home to the state record for both Sauger (5.31lbs) and Walleye (12.81lbs.)

Oklahoma Fishing Trail
Designed to highlight the best of Oklahoma fishing. It’s organized into six loops, one for each region of the state. Within each loop is an all-around lake and several locations selected for one or two standout species.

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