Oklahoma Striper Fishing
Fishing for striped bass in OK.
Striper Fishing Lakes In Oklahoma
If you like to fish for stripers, Oklahoma is OK for you. Major lakes with a healthy population of stripers include Canton Lake, Grand Lake, Great Salt Plains Lake, Kaw Lake, Keystone Lake, Lake Carl Blackwell, Lake Texoma, Oologah Lake, Robert S Kerr Reservoir, Skiatook Reservoir, Tenkiller Lake and Webber Falls Reservoir. Many of the rivers flowing into and out of these lakes also contain some striper fishing opportunities.
While stripers are native to salt water, they naturally migrate into fresh water streams to spawn. Their eggs must remain in motion in order to hatch so the fresh water rivers and streams become the ideal spawning grounds for stripers. Landlocked stripers then populate the lakes.
Saltwater world record: 81 lbs 14 oz
OK State Record: 47 lbs 8 oz
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The Illinois River was home to the Oklahoma state record striped bass.
Fishing for Stripers in Oklahoma
When fishing for stripers concentrate on the deeper waters in the lake. If you can locate schools of shad, stripers are often close by. When the baitfish are shallow over the deep water, you can catch stripers on crankbaits or by swimming spoons at appropriate depths. Check Oklahoma fishing reports for current striper information. And for the ultimate thrill try large topwater baits if you see any surface feeding action. When the stripers are deep, jigs and jigging spoons work well. Live and cut bait will also take striped bass when they are in medium to deeper water. Fish nearby or in the river channel if it is a defined depth change. Trolling is also an excellent way to fish for stripers. Use flashy lures in bigger sizes.
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Learn the migration of stripers
The more you know about the seasonal migration of striped bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Oklahoma striper fishing lakes. Stripers move up and down in the water column throughout the day in some seasons, while during other seasons they may stay deep and reasonably inactive. Visit the striped bass fishing page for more in-depth information about striper movements.
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