Regional Reports-Midwest

Lake Broken Bow

Thanks to excellent habitat and an aggressive stocking program, Oklahoma is quietly becoming a top destination for walleye fishing. One of the best fisheries is Lake Broken Bow, a 14,200-acre reservoir nestled in the Ouachita Mountains of southeastern Oklahoma. Though best known for producing the state-record largemouth bass in 1998, Broken Bow supports a healthy walleye population that receives little fishing pressure. This month, some of the best fishing occurs at the deep ends of long, rocky "razorback" points with jigs, live shad, minnows or scented, artificial plastic lures. Contact: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Fisheries Division (405-521-3721).