BROKEN BOW, Okla., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In McCurtain County – the Beavers Bend State Park area - winter fishing on the Lower Mountain Fork River is considered by many to be the best time of year to enjoy this Southeast Oklahoma trout stream. To make trout fishing even more attractive, most McCurtain County lodging operators have lowered their winter rates up to 25%.
Jess King, Owner and Guide with Three River Fly Shop, 580-494-6115, said, "The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and The Lower Mountain Fork River Foundation will make several stockings throughout the winter months to maintain a good fish population. The Lower Mountain Fork River offers 12 miles of trout habitat. The Lower Mountain Fork is a tailwaters fishery flowing out of Lake Broken Bow and includes a 3.8-mile Trophy section where boats and barbed hooks are banned. Good fishing can be expected throughout the day. Cold, cloudy, windy, wet, and just downright winter weather can produce a lot of fish and some big fish.
"While most of the country's trout streams are locked in the deep freeze, the trout fishing on the Lower Mountain Fork is red hot. The trout fishing is great all year long, but winter provides more fishable water, less crowds and the most predictable dry fly fishing of the year. November through February is my favorite time to fish the Lower Mountain Fork."
In McCurtain County – just across the Texas border - your weekend getaway can include almost any kind of lodging you prefer -- from a rustic cottage or "fisherman's retreat" to modern motels to affordable log cabins nestled in the towering pines, as well as unique bed & breakfasts and luxury resorts.
To make reservations and take advantage of our winter rental rates:
Visit our website at http://www.mccurtaincountygetaways.com/ or call 800-528-7337. McCurtain County is an easy 2 1/2 to 4-hour drive from Dallas, Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Tyler, Little Rock and Shreveport.
* Winter rates vary per lodging operator. Most operators have lowered their winter rates up to 25% off their spring/summer rates. See web site for list and rates.
For More Information, Contact:
Jim Drewitz, Public Relations
Creative Options Communications
SOURCE McCurtain County Tourism Authority