McCurtain County, OK Announces Rainbow And Brown Trout Fishing Is Best In The Winter

Dec 10, 2012, 10:00 ET from McCurtain County Tourism Authority

BROKEN BOW, Okla., Dec. 10, 2012 /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. And Texas residents age 65 plus are exempt from buying a fishing license.

Jess King, Owner and Guide with Three Rivers Fly Shop, 580-494-6115, said, "The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and The Lower Mountain Fork River Foundation stock trout every other week throughout the winter months to maintain a good fish population.  This is perfect for the entire family, because everyone from beginners to experienced fly fisherman can catch fish. The Lower Mountain Fork River offers 12 miles of trout habitat. The Lower Mountain Fork is a tailwaters fishery flowing out of Broken Bow Lake 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. December is the perfect time to fish with Blue Winged Olives nymphs and dry flies. Additionally, Christmas vacation on the river can be a very memorable time for your family."

McCurtain County – just across the Texas border – is less than a gas tank away. 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 visit our website at or call 800-528-7337. McCurtain County is an easy 3.5-hour drive from Dallas/ Fort Worth.

For More Information, Contact:
Jim Drewitz, Public Relations
Creative Options Communications


SOURCE McCurtain County Tourism Authority