OKLAHOMA

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Good People - Good Water - Good Fish

Oklahoma was part of the 2018 California Trip.  Oklahoma might have been my favorite location.  Maybe because it was such a surprise.  Beavers Bend State Park is loaded with beautiful cabins, tall trees, and the Moutain Fork River.

 

There multiple great camping sites. I chose the primitive Hickory Campground right on the river.  I tried fishing the whole afternoon but could only hook one trout but lost him.  I met another fly fisherman next to my camp, and I shared my Arkansas trout.  He shared his oversize bottle of wine, which we finished.

Brooke Trout was the hit of the camp area; everone wanted to play with her.  I also learned about a fly fishing only section on the other side of the bridge, which was my target the next day.  At this stage, I started getting worried as it had been 24 hours and still no trout.  

The fly fishing area was set up nicely with small boulders making good trout water.  I hooked a couple of more trout but didn't land them.  Finally, I caught a brown!

This story could go on as this place is excellent and had great people too!

Oklahoma Done!

Mountain Fork

Hickory Campground

Mountain Fork

Brown Trout

Brown Trout

Brown Trout

Mountain Fork River

BBQ

BBQ

Brooke Trout

Brooke Trout

Brown Trout

Hickory Campground

Hickory Campground