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Operator: USACE

Fisheries Biologist: 918-299-2334

Wildlife Biologist (Oologah WMA): 918-629-5286


Area Descriptoin/Facilities: Oologah Lake is located in Rogers and Nowata Counties, approximately two miles southeast of Oologah and 25 miles northeast of Tulsa and impounds the Verdigris River. The lake has Eight Corps of Engineers run parks for camping in tents and RV's.  Recreational activities include nature trails for hiking and horseback riding and watersports.

Physical Description: Oologah Lake is 29,460 acres with a shoreline length of 216.9 miles, a capacity of 544,100 acre-feet, and a max depth of 72.2 feet.  Normal pool elevation is 638 feet above sea level and it impounds the Verdigris River. 

Species of Interest: Largemouth Bass, White Crappie, Paddlefish, Walleye, White Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Channel Catfish, Blue Catfish, and Flathead Catfish.

Management Practices: Regularly stocked with Hybrid Striped Bass and Walleye.

Link to Lake Website:

Latest Fishing Report

  • Submitted by:
    J.D. Stauffer
    Lake Elevation:
    Below Average
    Water Temp and Clarity:
    30’s and clear

    Action: Slow
    Baits:  Live Shad
    Locations: Below the dam

    Action: Slow
    Baits:  Minnows
    Locations: Below the dam

    Action: Fair
    Baits:  Snagging
    Locations: Below the dam
    Additional Information:
    As of Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Lake Oologah is still almost completely covered in ice but is thawing quickly. All boat ramps are currently closed by the Corps of Engineers. Fishing below the dam is open. Check COE website for water discharge information.