Fishing on Fort Gibson Lake is as good as anywhere in the world. The lake has hosted major bass fishing tournamens such as the Red Man Bass Tournament Trail and the Wal-Mart FLW tour championship. Bass fishing is very popular, but there are ample supplies black bass, white bass (sand bass), striped bass, crappie, catfish, and bream.

Tournament Fishing

Darrel Robertson of Jay, Oklahoma, won the final round of the 1999 Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship on Ft. Gibson Lake and recieved the largest cash prize in bass fishing history - $250,000. Robertson fished against 49 of the world's top professional bass anglers on his way to the Tournament victory. With it's unique elimination process, the FLW Tour is quickly becoming one of the most exciting fishing series for anglers and spectators alike.


With Fort Gibson Lake's 39 miles of length and 225 miles of shoreline, there is water galore to provide plenty of room for boating enthusiasts. If you don't own your own boat, there are boat and/or watercraft rentals at several of the marinas. Information on marinas can be found elsewhere on this site. Additional lake information can be found on the links page of this web site.

Boating of all types

In addition to the traditional style of boating, Fort Gibson Lake caters to watercraft of all types. Jet Skis, Wave Runners and Wind Surfing can be found off of the many public beaches and campgrounds from the upper to the lower end of the lake. You may even find competitive personal watercraft racing events from time to time.


Fort Gibson Lake is the perfect place for water skiing. With it's many bends and towering cliffs, calm water can be found somewhere on the lake on almost any day. Water sports are just as popular on Fort Gibson Lake as boating and fishing. The lake has facilities for paddle-boats, power boats or just enjoying the beaches with beach volleyball or swimming. Contact the Fort Gibson Lake Association for Special events.


Besides lake-related activities, lake residents enjoy golf . There is one public golf course located directly on the lake at Western Hills State Park and two more in the Muskogee area. Most of the courses offer lessons and tournament play almost all year.