The Sport Fish Restoration Program apportions money to state wildlife agencies based on a formula that factors in the size of the state and the number of licensed anglers. Oklahoma receives about $3.5 million a year. This money is used for fisheries management projects, stocking, capital improvements, research, aquatic education and boating/fishing access projects such as new and improved boat ramps.
Ever wanted to learn how to identify fish caught in Oklahoma? Below are a few PDFs covering the identification of various fish you can possibly catch in lakes or streams throughout Oklahoma. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat to view these files you can download it for free here.
Oklahoma Fishing Reports
We know that fishing in Oklahoma can be good nearly all year round but the peak time for most species and anglers is March to June, which is when we require reports to be submitted. If there is a particular lake you would like to know about during the non-required report time you can contact the county game warden or a local bait shop to check on the lake conditions before heading out.