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Operator: USACE

Fisheries Biologist: 918-299-2334

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


Area Description/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:
    65 and stained

    Action: Good
    Baits:  Minnows
    Locations: Brush structure, Creek channels

    Action: Good
    Baits:  Minnows, Shad
    Locations: Below the dam, Creek channels, Rocks, Shorelines

    Action: Fair
    Baits:  Plastics, Spinnerbaits
    Locations: Creek channels, Standing timber