Fishing the Lower Mountain Fork River in Broken Bow, Oklahoma

If you plan to spend some time in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, you’ll want to make sure to do some local fishing, including fly fishing. The nearby Mountain Fork River has year-round trout fishing in a 12-mile area of its lower river with approximately 5 miles of this stretch in Beavers Bend State Park.

Located nine miles away from the town of Broken Bow and just three miles from Hochatown, Mountain Fork River is famous for its four-mile “trophy section” that’s geared toward fly fishing and some of the best trout fishing in the country. There’s also fishing along the river’s tributaries and in Broken Bow Lake.

Here’s what you need to know if you plan to go fishing on the Mountain Fork River or its tributaries!

What Type of Fish You’ll Catch

The Broken Bow area is famous for its trout fishing, but that’s not the only type of fish you can catch. Here’s the full rundown on the fish in Lower Mountain Fork River:


The Broken Bow area is famous for its trout fishing, but that’s not the only type of fish you can catch. Here’s the full rundown on the fish in Lower Mountain Fork River:


Other Fish

Fly Fishing in Broken Bow

Fly fishing in Broken Bow is a fly fisherman’s dream. This popular destination offers anglers access to dozens of streams ranging from mountain creeks with cascading waters to flat rivers full of brown and rainbow trout, smallmouth bass and more. Whether you want to fly fish from the bank or venture out into the boats and float down the river, there is something for everyone.

Fishing gear can be purchased at local fly shops that provide guides and fly fishing classes for those who are interested in learning this skillful method. There’s no better way to spend an afternoon than fly fishing in Southeastern Oklahoma!

broken bow fly fishing

Fishing Guides in Broken Bow

If you’re not familiar with the Broken Bow area and local fishing, then the best way to fish is with one of the many trusted fishing guides. Fishing guides will know when and where the fish are biting and will also stay alert to any relevant weather conditions. They also will know regulations on what size fish you’re allowed to keep. 

Don’t want to haul all your gear on your trip or maybe you don’t have any yet? They’ll have everything you need including rods, tackle gear, and bait to make your fishing trip as comfortable as possible.

Most fishing guides offer both half-day and full-day fishing excursions. You may think this is a splurge item on your list, but trust us, even seasoned anglers find their skills tested when fishing with a guide. It’s worth the extra cost especially if you’re new to the area.

 And if you’d just like to relax and fish, but not haul all your gear on your trip, a guided trip is perfect for taking in the scenery surrounded by the nature in the Kiamichi Mountains of Broken Bow.

A Few Local Trout Fishing Guides in Broken Bow

Oklahoma Fishing License

You’ll need to plan ahead and have a valid fishing license for your fishing trip to Broken Bow. It’s required for both Oklahoma residents and nonresidents (those who are in the state under 60 days) age 16 or older. For non-residents, a six-day fishing license is $35, and an annual one is $55.

Find out more information including all the rules about age requirements, residents vs. non residents, etc. regarding obtaining a fishing license in Oklahoma here.

When you’re ready, you can purchase a fishing license here on the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation site. In addition, you can also visit any local Walmart and/or outdoorsman store to purchase a fishing license. 

Fishing Conditions on the Mountain Fork River

Although water temperatures vary throughout the year, you can fish year-round on the Mountain Fork River. Like any fishing spot, the conditions and water temperatures may change slightly depending on the season.

 The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation website has information about Lower Mountain Fork River fishing conditions, although it may not be updated daily.


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