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Fort Gibson

Fishing Contact: (918) 683-1031

Hunting Contact: (918) 625-3910

Fees & Facilities: (918) 682-4314

Game Warden: (918) 431-2552, (918) 431-2562, (918) 373-0767, (918) 857-4802, (918) 625-5085, (918) 625-5796

Check out specific area regulations by clicking here.

Operator: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Directions:  Hwy 51 between Wagoner and Hulbert, Hwy 16 near Okay, Hwy 80 near Hulbert, and Hwy 412 East of Chouteau

Area Description/Facilities:  Impounded in 1953 Ft. Gibson is the last lake in the Grand River chain and is subject to drastic lake level fluctuations.  Located near Wagoner, Ok, Ft. Gibson Lake can be accessed through numerous USACE areas and two state parks, and it is very popular for all types of recreation.  Ft. Gibson is a highly productive lake, where the Ozarks meet the central irregular plains. Rocky bluffs and outcrops dominate the east side of the lake, and shallower with gradual slopes on the west side.

Physical Description: 19,900 acres, 228 miles of shoreline, Average depth of 18.4ft

Species of Interest: Largemouth Bass, Black and White Crappie, White bass, Paddlefish, Blue, Flathead, and Channel Catfish.  Other species available include Hybrid Striped Bass, Bluegill Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, and Green Sunfish

Management Practices: Special regulations include a 10" minimum and 15/day creel of White and Black Crappie.

Link to Lake Website:

Latest Fishing Report

  • Submitted by:
    Ben Haff
    Lake Elevation:
    Above Average
    Water Temp and Clarity:
    61, less than 1’

    Action: Good
    Baits:  Minnows, Tube Jigs
    Locations: Brush structure, Coves, Creek channels, Docks, Flats, Main lake, Standing timber

    Action: Fair
    Baits:  Jigs, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
    Locations: Shallows

    Action: Fair
    Baits:  Jigs, Sassy Shad, Spinnerbaits, Spoons
    Locations: River Channel
    Additional Information:
    Stable lake conditions and warming water temperatures are kicking things into action. The Whitebass run is happening and crappie are headed to the bank to spawn. Come give it a try!!