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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, redear sunfish, white bass, hybrid striped bass and paddlefish at Broken Bow Lake in Oklahoma.

Broken Bow Reservoir, OK

Nestled among the mountains of southeast Oklahoma, Broken Bow Lake is a 14,000-acre lake, 8 miles north of the town of Broken Bow. The lake is strewn with islands, big and small, throughout the lake. There is 180 miles of shoreline to explore, much of it only accessible by boat.

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Broken Bow Lake in Oklahoma is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering an abundance of recreational activities and natural beauty. Fishing at Broken Bow Lake is a popular pastime, with anglers drawn to its pristine waters and diverse fish species. The lake is known for its excellent population of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and crappie. Anglers can also reel in catfish and sunfish, providing a well-rounded fishing experience. Whether you prefer casting from the shoreline or venturing out on a boat, Broken Bow Lake offers ample opportunities to hook a prized catch.

Broken Bow Lake in Oklahoma is a true outdoor playground, offering something for everyone. Whether you're casting a line to catch trophy bass, cruising on a boat to soak in the beauty of the lake, or camping under the starry sky, this destination promises unforgettable memories and a deep connection with nature.

A few areas can be reached with 4-wheel drive vehicles and/or hiking, for fishing from the bank away from the crowds. Launch pleasure boats, pontoons and fishing boats using the multi-lane boat ramp at Beavers Bend Marina, or the smaller ramps at Coyote Drive Campsites, Beavers Bend Lakeview-Lodge and Carson Creek Recreation Area. A couple other more primitive areas will allow for launch of canoes and kayaks. Camping, lodging, boat rental, restaurants and a convenience store are all nearby the lake. Three species of bass are the primary target for anglers, but the lake also has notable populations of hybrid stripers, white bass, crappie, catfish and paddlefish.

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Primary fish species residing in Broken Bow Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Green Sunfish Redear Sunfish White Bass Hybrid Striped Bass Paddlefish

Broken Bow Reservoir Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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In addition to fishing, Broken Bow Lake is a paradise for boating enthusiasts. With its crystal-clear waters and scenic surroundings, the lake provides a picturesque setting for all types of watercraft. Boaters can explore the lake's coves, cruise along its tranquil stretches, or indulge in water sports like tubing and water skiing. Whether you bring your own boat or rent one from the marina, the possibilities for adventure on the water are endless.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Beavers Bend Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
580 722-5200

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Beavers Bend Marina
Located mid lake, west side, off Marina Lane, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Burke's Landing
Located mid lake, east side, via Road Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with primitive, gravel parking.

Carson Creek Boat Ramp #2
Located mid lake, west side, off 50811 Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Carson Creek Recreation Area
Located mid lake, west side, off 810 Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Coyote Drive Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Deer Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.


Beavers Bend Marina
196 Marina Ln
Broken Bow, OK 74728
580 722-5200

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Camping at Broken Bow Lake is a cherished experience for nature lovers. The lake features several campgrounds that offer a range of camping options, from primitive sites to those with modern amenities. Set up your tent or park your RV amidst the towering pine trees and immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere. Waking up to the sounds of nature and enjoying panoramic views of the lake create a truly rejuvenating camping experience.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Hochatown State Park Campground - 580 494-6300

Hochatown RV Park - 580 494-6765

Secluded Acres RV Park - 580 494-7301

Broken Bow Lake OK Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Broken Bow Lake
Beavers Bend Marina
196 marina Ln
Broken Bow, OK 74728
580 494-6455


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Broken Bow Lake in Oklahoma.

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Broken Bow Reservoir offers fishing for three species of bass, walleye, hybrid stripers, white bass, crappie, catfish and paddlefish in southeastern Oklahoma.

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