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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

Operator: USACE

Biologist: 918-683-1031

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

Area Descriptoin/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:
    Lake Elevation:
    Above Average
    Water Temp and Clarity:
    32*F, unk

    Action: Good
    Baits:  Snagging
    Locations: Below the dam

    Additional Information:
    At time of report, most of Ft.Gibson Lake is still frozen solid. Anglers should not try to get out on the ice. The ice would eventually break, causing a very dangerous situation for an angler. Most access locations such as boat ramps and boat docks are also still frozen. Experts have forecast mid-week temperatures outside that should begin to melt the ice. No fishing activity has been observed on the frozen lake. Anglers below the dam were able to find open water. Anglers snagging paddlefish below the dam have been successful.