Fishing

Located at the edge of the Ouachita National Forest, Hochatown offers various fishing opportunities. From guided tours to the quiet relaxation of a boat on the lake or a rod in one of the many streams. 

Reconnect with Nature & Enjoy the Scenery

Broken Bow Lake

Broken Bow Lake is located in Beavers Bend State Park. Covering over 14,000 surface acres, the water is clear and fresh, which is great for swimming and of course.......fishing!

The park is located near the bustling town center of Hochatown off of 259A. In Hochatown, you can dine in a number of wonderful family restaurants after a full day of fishing on the water. 

There are many places in town and in Beavers bend Park to rent a variety of boats, such as kayaks and canoes. You can opt for a simple camping trip by the water in the park, or you can level up and rent a classic or luxury cabin to make memories with your family and friends.

Broken Bow Lake is the best place to go fishing near Hochatown. Please visit their website for more information at brokenbowlake.org.

Fly Fishing

Beaver’s Bend fly fishing is a fantastic activity to relax and unwind. A special area of Broken Bow Lake that offers the best fish spots for fly fishing is called the four-mile trophy section. This area is special because boats are not allowed in this designated area. This area of the lake also restricts barbed hooks. 

Fishing Guide Services

If you want the inside track to some of the best spots for various types of fishing, join one of our many guided tours offered. 

Here are some of the best fishing guides that Hochatown has to offer!

Beavers Bend Fly Fishing and Conventional Fishing Guide Service

Beavers Bend Fly Fishing Guide Service™ is your source for fly fishing the Lower Mountain Fork River and the surrounding area. With 6 professional guides to serve our clients we can accommodate anyone from 1 angler to any size group.
At Beavers Bend Fly Fishing Guide Service™ and Beavers Bend Outfitters our focus is fly fishing. We have spent years developing flies and streamers for our fishing guide service specific for the seasons on the Lower Mountain Fork River.
We offer wade in or drift boat fishing guide trips. Visit our Services Page for lists and pricing.

For fly fishing trips, you need to contact the guides for their pricing information. You can do that here:

 

Bob’s Guide Services

Bob’s Guide Services offers guide spin & fly fishing services on Broken Bow Lake and Mountain Fork River. Bob’s is great for family tours and for bringing the little ones out on the lake!

Licensed & Insured 
1/2 Day and Full Day Trips  
Open 4 am to 8 pm • 7 days a week for booking

1 2 3 4 hr trips available.
Pets welcome. Private groups. No mixing.

Book your trip here today:

 

Broken Bow Lake Guide Service

Bryce Archey, the owner and operator of Broken Bow Lake Guide Service, uses his 25 years of fishing guide expertise at Broken Bow lake to provide custom fishing trips for his clients.

Bryce can help you fish for walleye, spotted bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and white bass. He learned to fish and explore Broken Bow Lake with his father.

Broken Bow Lake Guide Service offers competitive prices.

TRIP RATES:

1 - 2 people: 

3 hour trip -  $300.00 - Cash Discount Price     

5 hour trip​ -  $350.00 - Cash Discount Price

8 hour trip​ -  $450.00 - Cash Discount Price

The above prices are my cash discount prices for paying with cash or a check. Regular prices are:

1 - 2 people: 

3 hour trip - $315.00  

5 hour trip​ - $365.00 

​​8 hour trip​ - $470.00 

2 people is the regular number of clients I take on a trip. The maximum number of people I can take in my boat is 3 people, usually 2 adults and a child, or 1 adult and 2 children.  This is for your safety and comfort while fishing.  The 3rd person is an additional $100.  

Please call or email for corporate or group rates.  This requires hiring additional boats, but it is not a problem and I am sure we can customize a trip you will enjoy!

Book a trip with this friendly and experienced guide here:

 

Huffman’s Guide Service

If you are looking for personal service, great fishing experience, and a memorable trip, you have come to the right place. Whether you are a novice fisherman wanting to learn how to catch fish, or an avid fisherman looking to learn something new. Huffman’s Guide Service you will get the attention and personal service that you will come to expect and enjoy. Whatever your experience level, Huffman’s Guide Service can guarantee that we will show you a good time on the lake! Huffman’s Guide Service offers the best in guided crappie fishing using a variety of simple techniques all involving live bait. 
Huffman’s Guide Service also offers guided fishing trips for all 3 Bass species that Broken Bow Lake offers. (Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Spotted/Kentucky Bass), as well as White Bass/Sandbass, and Walleye (seasonal). Huffman’s Guide Service targets these fish using tactics such as coldwater, topwater, swimbait, wormbait, crankbait, drop shot, spinner bait, and site (bedded) fishing. Huffman’s Guide Service is officially licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, and Scott has been fishing Broken Bow Lake for over 20 years. Let us put together a memorable trip for you today! 

If you’d like to book a guided fishing trip with Steve, you can contact him here:

 

Mountain Fork Outfitters

If you're searching for things to do in Hochatown or Broken Bow, OK, look no further than Mountain Fork Outfitters Trout Fishing Guide. We provide guided trout fishing tours in the beautiful Beavers Bend State Park. Whether you want to hone your angling skills or try fishing for the first time, we can take you to the best fishing spots around.

The next time you're looking for things to do in Hochatown or Broken Bow, OK, consider going on a fishing excursion. You'll appreciate these perks of choosing Mountain Fork Outfitters Trout Fishing Guide as your fishing guide:

  • We supply all the gear you'll need

  • We can clean and fillet your trout

  • We know the park inside and out

  • We can show you all of the best fishing methods

Bring your kids, grandparents, brothers and sisters along for a fishing trip they'll never forget. And as a reminder, you'll need an Oklahoma fishing license if you're 16 years old or older.

 

Rudy’s Guide Service

Contact the reliable Rudy’s Guide Service for guided crappie and bass fishing trips. Their services are offered year-round, and you can be sure you’ll get your money’s worth. If you don’t catch any fish on your trip, you don’t have to pay!

  • All rods & tackle provided free of charge

  • By request, closed face reels are available for kids

  • All you need to bring is a camera, food & beverages

  • A valid Oklahoma fishing license is required

We specialize in all bass species - large mouth, small mouth, spotted & sand bass plus crappie.

 

Fish In Hohchatown

Broken Bow Lake and its rivers and tributaries are filled with a diverse range of fish species that you can catch.

There are a few species of trout:

  • Rainbow trout

  • Brook trout

You can fish for crappies, channel catfish, and walleye at the right time of year.

There’s also a large number of bass species:

  • Largemouth bass

  • Smallmouth bass

  • Spotted bass

  • White bass

 

Bait Shops

Here are the best-recommended bait shops in and around Hochatown! They provide you with anything you need to get those fish biting, no matter what fish you’re trying to catch.

Three Rivers Fly Shop 

Beavers Bend Fly Shop

Hookers Live Bait Fire and Ice

Lakeway Bait and Tackle

 

Best Fishing Season

With our variety of fish available, every season is the best fishing season in Hochatown! 

If you want to save money on cabin rentals and take your trip during the winter, you won’t have to sacrifice your fishing trip. Not only is quieter in Hochatown, February is the perfect time to fish for Walleye in the Broken Bow Reservoir. During this month, the Walleye migrate from the upper Mountain Fork River and into the lake.

Rainbow trout and many species of bass are available all year, so you can truly take your vacation whenever you please. If you want to go during the summer, for any major holidays, or spring break, make sure to book your cabin early before they’re all reserved!

Fishing Regulations

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AREA 1

(from the Broken Bow Reservoir Spillway downstream to the Old State Park Dam):

  • Barbless Hooks Only

  • Use of bait is permitted

  • Parking pass at Beavers Bend State Park is required

  • Rainbow trout

  • Daily limit: Three; only one may be 25 inches or longer. Counts toward the total daily limit of three rainbow trout for the entire Lower Mountain Fork River Trout Area.

  • Brown trout

  • Daily limit: One; must be 30 inches or longer. Possession of any brown trout less than 30 inches is prohibited. Counts toward the total daily limit of one brown trout for the entire Lower Mountain Fork River Trout Area.

AREA 2

(from the Old State Park Dam downstream to the U.S. 70 Highway Bridge):

  • Barbless Hooks Only

  • Use of bait is permitted

  • Rainbow trout

  • Daily limit: One; must be 25 inches or longer. Possession of any rainbow trout less than 25 inches is prohibited in this area. Counts toward the total daily limit of three rainbow trout for the entire Lower Mountain Fork River Trout Area.

  • Brown trout

  • Daily limit: One; must be 30 inches or longer. Possession of any brown trout less than 30 inches is prohibited. Counts toward the total daily limit of one brown trout for the entire Lower Mountain Fork River Trout Area.

 

Don’t Forget Your Fishing License

In order to fish in the state of Oklahoma, you must purchase a fishing license. Prices range from $5 a year for youth fishing to $225 for a lifetime fishing license. You can purchase a fishing license at a local convenience store or Walmart in Broken Bow! 

Need to purchase a fishing license? Pick one up at the local Wal-Mart or at one of the many area convenience stores selling fishing licenses.

Note: Look for the sticker on the door that specifies they do.

License Information

Beavers Bend and its surrounding forests, lakes, rivers and wetlands are an ideal destination for anglers. But before you pack up your gear and head this way, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the area’s fishing regulations and licensing requirements.

 

Oklahoma fishing license fees and requirements:

An Oklahoma resident or nonresident* fishing license is required of all persons who take, attempt to take or possess fish or other aquatic dwelling organisms by any method in Oklahoma. Persons fishing the Red River must have a valid Oklahoma fishing license unless exempt. Anyone hunting, fishing or trapping must possess the Fishing and Hunting Legacy Permit, unless exempt. Persons fishing on water located within the Honobia Creek or Three Rivers Wildlife Management Areas must have a valid Land Access Permit, unless exempt. All required licenses or written evidence of exemption must be carried while fishing.

*A nonresident is any individual who is a resident of another state or who has resided in Oklahoma for fewer than 60 days, regardless of whether he or she intends to reside in Oklahoma permanently. Land ownership does not constitute residency.

Visit the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s website for current licensing fees, exemption information and statewide fishing regulations.

Oklahoma Resident

  • Fishing (Annual): $25

  • Fishing (2-Day): $15

  • Youth Fishing (16 & 17 years old): $5/Year

  • Lifetime Fishing: $225

  • Lifetime Fishing (60 & Older): $15

Non Resident

  • Fishing (Annual): $55

  • Fishing (6-Day): $35

 

Special Regulations and Restrictions

Some areas in McCurtain County are subject to special fishing regulations and restrictions. For more information on the regulations in specific areas, click the corresponding link below.

 

McCurtain county game warden offices:

  • Broken Bow — 580-513-4651

  • Idabel — 580-513-4963

  • Smithville — 580-513-6866

Go Fishing in Hochatown Today!

Whether you fish on your own using this guide or hire one of our top fishing guides, you can be sure that you’ll enjoy the gorgeous scenery and have an abundance of opportunities to catch the fish of your choice.

Remember to book that cabin near Broken Bow so you have a place to relax when you’re done fishing for the day. 

Happy casting!