I enjoyed a nice fishing weekend on Broken Bow Lake. My family had one of the first boat slips on the lake when it opened decades ago. I’ve been fishing the lake since I was six-years old and the scenery still takes my breath away.
Saturday we went after crappie and covered numerous creek channels and coves on Southeastern Oklahoma’s most pristine water. Broken Bow’s premiere fishing guide and pal, Bryce Archey, referred us to KD’s Guide Service. I grew up with KD and hadn’t seen him in years. It was great reconnecting and he delivered an awesome crappie fishing experience.
We were fishing at 15 feet with minnows and enjoyed lots of success. My buddy even landed a nice five-pound catfish about five minutes after his line was in the water. Once the sun began heating up around 11:00 a.m., the bites slowed considerably.
Bass were our prey for Sunday’s outing and Bryce referred to us to Jerry Walthall of 4 Seasons Guide Service. Jerry is a veteran angler on Broken Bow Lake and a joy to be with on the water. We enjoyed lots of laughs and several fishing lessons during the day with Jerry.
Broken Bow Lake is still elevated but the fishing is returning to normal after the torrential rainfall earlier this year. We were having luck with crankbaits and plastic worms near brush.
The North end of Broken Bow Lake is a popular area for serious anglers. There is much less recreational boating and skiing in this area to disrupt the water.
Fall is usually a fantastic time to enjoy a fishing outing on Broken bow Lake. Guides tell me October and November are two of the best angling months of the year.
October and November is also a great time to visit Mountain Vista cabin in Beavers Bend. Our 20-mile view is spectacular. The forest surrounding the cabin is breathtaking during the fall foliage season.
We do things very differently at Mountain Vista compared to many other cabins in Beavers Bend. We were the first to promote no add-on fees. Now, several others are doing the same. Many are not.
Resort fees coupled with cleaning and insurance charges can really ding your pocketbook when renting a cabin. Tack on another $50-$100 for firewood and s’mores and the cabin’s discounted price suddenly becomes much higher.
We never charge these fees at Mountain Vista. Our guests love the s’mores kits along with free firewood and luxury amenities.
Hopefully, I’ll have another Broken Bow Lake fishing report for you in the fall. I hope you will drop a line in Oklahoma’s most beautiful lake soon. Don’t forget to invite me to your fish fry!