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Oklahoma Trout Fishing

All about fishing for rainbow and brown trout in Oklahoma lakes and streams.

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Trout fishing in Oklahoma

OK Trout Fishing Waters

Tenkiller Lake is the only major lake in Oklahoma with a significant trout population. Trout are also stocked throughout the state in Lake Carl Etling, Blue River, Mountain Fork, Lake Pawhuska, Clayton Lake State Park and Watonga. Click here to see a list of trout stocking waters in Oklahoma.

Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

Oklahoma Trout Records

Fishing for rainbow trout in OK

The Illinois River produced the OK state record rainbow trout. Mountain Fork River was home to the Oklahoma state record brown trout.

Fishing for trout in Oklahoma

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

OK State Record: 10 lbs 10.5 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

OK State Record: 17 lbs 6 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Additional trout fishing information

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.

Trout Conservation

Trout fishing waters and information, by state.


The habits of trout.

Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Oklahoma waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best trout fishing in Oklahoma!