Oklahoma Fishing Guides

Lake Eufaula Cabins – Owl Hoot Lake Retreat

Lake Eufaula Cabins

11 guests / 3 bedrooms / 7 beds / 2 baths

is nestled off of Owl Hoot Road (aka. 4258 Rd.) on a peaceful wooded park-like 1.5 acres at the end of a beautiful drive through a friendly lakeside neighborhood in Eufaula, Oklahoma! Enjoy lake access by our own private dock AND/OR public beach!


Owl Hoot Retreat is complete with tons of outdoor living space, 2-bedrooms, extra game/bunk room, and 2-bathrooms with plenty of room for family or friends. 

The home comes complete with everything you need for a fun-filled stay on Lake Eufaula – including a patio, fire pit, hammock, charcoal grill, large BBQ smoker, corn hole, horse-shoes, beautiful beach and a dock to fish off or tie your boat to during the evening. And coming in 2023…we have 2 kayaks available for use!

Whether you choose to walk to the beach for an afternoon dip or sit on the back porch watching for deer at dusk or dawn, Owl Hoot Lake Retreat is sure to provide fun, relaxation, and memories for the whole crew.




Kids will love all the extra room to play outdoors…and the HUGE tree swings! Guests can also enjoy a fully-stocked kitchen, large serving area and dining table, TV and DVD player , and a Game Room with ping pong.

Enter through the front door and you’ll see a cute sitting nook for two where you can enjoy coffee or conversation. Walk a little further to enter our living room. 

Our stunning open concept living room and kitchen combo is the perfect setting for enjoying conversation with friends, snuggling up to watch a movie, or sitting next to the old time fireplace with a good book. 

Off the living room, you’ll find our fully-stocked kitchen, perfect for creating your favorite meals or baked goods. 

Next to the kitchen, our dining table is set near our bay window, which looks out over our large wooded property. 

From the main room, you step down to the large game room and bunk area with full bathroom next to it. 

From the game room, there is a large sliding door leading out to the back patio.

At the end of the day, settle into one of our 2 private bedrooms or bunk rooms. Choose from:

    1) Our King bedroom complete with, a closet and dresser. (we will let you draw straws!) 

    2) Our 2nd Queen bedroom is complete with a closet and dresser. or 

    3) the “Bunkroom” – is located in the game room and is host to two sets of Twin bunks (four beds total). Also, here you will find a queen sleeper sofa and an extra cot in the closet.

There is covered parking for 2 vehicles. Guests will have access to the entire house and yard, all appliances, any kitchen supplies, and all amenities. 

We provide amenities in the bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry room with enough to get you started on your trip. We do not provide excess for more than a couple of days’ worth and guests are responsible for purchasing these items for personal use if they run out during their stay.

We have a 21′ Yamaha Jet Boat with wakeboard tower available to rent for an additional fee. for details.

If you have a boat, there is a boat ramp 4 miles away and you can launch it there and then tie it to our dock during your stay. If you have or rent a jet ski, you can utilize our two jet ski lifts as well.



Other things to note:

★ Our home is ON Lake Eufaula – direct walking access to the lake by boat dock or beach.

★ 4 miles across lake to Evergreen Marina (on lake gas fill-up)

★ Outdoor living space with dining table, hammock, charcoal grill, BBQ smoker, corn-hole and horse shoes.

★ Game Room complete with ping pong table.

★ Sleeps 11-12 – King bed (sleeps 2); Queen bed (sleeps 2); 2 sets of Bunk beds (sleeps 4); Sofa sleeper (sleeps 2); portable cot (sleeps 1); and living room couch (1)

★ Private boat dock and large sandy beach access. (The beach is Corp land and open to the public.)

★ Wood fireplace in main living room.

★ Extra linens and towels during your stay.

★ Washer and Dryer for guest use.

★ Board games and playing cards provided in the living room closet.

★ Pet friendly with a fee (there is a fenced in area as well if needed)

★ Plenty of parking, including space for a boat trailer and/or RV.

★ EXTRA PLAY AREA FOR KIDS: The next door neighbors allow access to an “Ark” playground set and trampoline (with adult supervision).

★ WiFi access and Roku included!


Lake Eufaula Fishing Guide – Wild Bill’s Fishing Adventures Guide Service

 Lake Eufaula Fishing Guide

Wild Bill’s Fishing Adventures Guide Service

Lake Eufaula Fishing Guide Crappie Catfish Sand Bass

If you like to go fishing for crappie, catfish or sand bass (white bass) check out Wild Bill’s Fishing Adventures Guide Service on Lake Eufaula Oklahoma
Bill Brown is a life-long resident of the area and has been fishing on the lake since he was a boy. He has been guiding on Lake Eufaula for the past three and a half years. 
Bill guides for crappie year round because Lake Eufaula is one of the best crappie lakes in Oklahoma capable of producing limits every day. 
Lake Eufaula Fishing Guide Crappie
Using the Live Scope system and Bobby Garland jigs, he fishes around preset brush piles, seeks out roaming crappie, and also fishes for suspended crappie feeding on the flats. Watch below and hear Bill talk about crappie fishing on Eufaula lake:
Bill also guides for catfish from November through March using different techniques. While it may be colder and a bit windier in the winter time, the rewards are big with the biggest catfish caught (so far) at 38 pounds! 
Lake Eufaula Fishing Guide Catfish


Watch below and hear Bill talk about catfish fishing on Eufaula lake:
If you like the fast and furious action of summertime sand bass (white bass) surface fishing, Bill can take you out in August and September when the fish devour the shad in feeding frenzies on the sandy flats. Kids absolutely love this type of fishing trip. 
Lake Eufaula Fishing Guide Sand Bass (White Bass)
Watch below and hear Bill talk about sand bass fishing on Eufaula lake:


Wild Bill’s Fishing Adventures Guide Service can accommodate up to 5 people on one boat and up to 8 people if there are multiple kids. Large groups can also be accommodated with additional boats.
Bill also offers a $50 off discount on each day when you book a second or multiple day trips.
When get to the lake, Wild Bill launches out of the Crowder/McAlester area of Lake Eufaula (south end of the lake). Bring whatever you would like to eat and drink for the day and remember to bring your Oklahoma fishing license.
Call to book your next Lake Eufaula crappie fishing trip today at 918-429-8219 or visit my website and booking calendar for available dates at billsfishingservice.com.


Preparing for a Crappie Fishing Trip

Lake Eufaula fishing guide Oklahoma crappie Oklahoma Fishing Guide Dusty Keener sends us this report from Lake Eufaula:

Without a doubt, there is nothing like the taste of cold water crappie. In my opinion, it is the best of all table fish. With many ways to prepare crappie, my favorite is fried with yellow cornbread batter.
Today would be a good time to prepare for this season’s crappie fishing trips. It doesn’t matter if you fish from the bank, boat docks or out of a boat. Preparation is the key to a successful fishing trip.

For me this time is spent cleaning & oiling reels and spooling on some new mono line. You can get by with heavier pound test if the water you plan to fish is stained or else use a lighter pound test line if fishing clear water.
Other prep chores included reorganizing the tackle box, and making notes of what we need to pick up in the way of tackle supplies. I also spend some time tying fresh knots, some with jigheads and others with gold hooks for minnows. I like a 1/8 ounce jighead with a plastic filler similar to a road runner or tube jig; dark colors for dingy water and yellow, white or lite colors for clear water.
If you have a boat you should charge batteries, check and stock life jackets, extra anchors with good rope front and back, trailer tires properly inflated, a flashlight, a fire extinguisher and a small bag of tools will come in handy (trust me).

Some of my fondest memories while growing up was spending the weekend fishing the spring crappie bite at Lake Eufaula. Now that I’m guiding fishing trips from our home north of McAlester is a dream come true!

When I was young, we started out crappie fishing from the bank at night or day and whenever we had a chance, we would load up the fishin’ stuff and head for the lake. With slip corks and 2 gold hook crappie rigs baited with minnows, we would spend hours fishing from the bank.

One trick I learned during all these year are that while fishing from a boat dock or out of a boat, and fishing straight down with a open bale spin cast type reel and you start catching crappie, place a rubber band around your spool, before you reel in the fish, to mark the exact depth of your catch. Crappe are repetitious, and if your lucky enough to catch a few, just stay with it. There’s a lot more crappie that repeat that same pattern of the fish you caught and will be back for more.

And finally, to maximize your fun, take someone you enjoy spending time with fishing. After a hard week at work this will help you forget or help solve a lot of problems and a weekend at the lake can be the best stress reducing medicine available!

Editor’s Note: Thanks for sharing those tips with us Dusty! If you would like to go fishing with Dusty on Lake Eufaula or Lake Atoka, visit his website at www.DandKguideservice.com or call him at 918-470-7133 or 918-470-6422.

New Eufaula Bass Record

Lake Eufaula record largemouth bass.A new record was set for largemouth bass at Lake Eufaula on March 8th.

The record bass was caught on a jig by Harold Fry of Kiowa, Oklahoma. The fish weighed 10.5 lbs. and had a length of 23.50 inches and a girth of 19.00 inches.

For more information about The New Lake Record Fish Program, or for more on bass fishing in Oklahoma, log on to www.wildlifedepartment.com

Lake Eufaula Bass Report

OklahomaFishingGuides.com subscriber and avid fisherman John Wolf sends us this report from Lake Eufaula:

The largemouth and spotted bass are hitting smooth spoons with red hooks in the flooded willows and grass patches. Limit reached in keeper bass in 12 minutes. Best time was 10:00AM to 11:AM for 4 mornings in a row.

Editor’s Note: Thanks for the report John! Sounds like you had a great time!! Got any pictures to share with us?

Huge Smallie caught at Eufaula

Huge Lake Eufaula smallmouth bass caught by Jason Elam is just shy of a new Oklahoma state record.
A Broken Arrow college student caught an eight-pound, one-and-a-half-ounce smallmouth bass Wednesday at Lake Eufaula that fell only an ounce and half short of matching the current state record.

James Elam, 20 and a sophomore at OSU, was fishing near the Porum Landing around 2 p.m. March 21 when he reeled in the lunker on a homemade plastic lure. That was after he had already reeled in a six-pound smallmouth at 7:45 a.m. that morning.

Elam said he caught the huge bass by fishing deep over ledges. If the big bass had eaten one more meal that day before being hooked, it would likely have gone down in the record books. The fish fell just shy of the state record smallmouth, an eight-pound, three-ounce fish caught out of Eufaula March 4, 2006 by Steve McLarty, also from Broken Arrow.

“I’m pretty happy about catching the fish,” Elam said, and he wasn’t too worried about it not becoming the new record. “Either way, it’s the biggest smallmouth I have ever caught.”

With two of the largest smallmouth bass in state history pulled from its waters, Eufaula is proving itself as a well-established trophy fishery. The east-central Oklahoma lake saw its first stocking of smallmouths in 1992 by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Home to a self-sustaining population of reservoir strain smallmouths that originated in Tennessee, the lake is also a great destination for white bass and black bass anglers.

Other popular state smallmouth fisheries include Texoma, Skiatook, Lawtonka and Broken Bow lakes. Many of the state’s rivers and streams hold large populations of smallmouth as well, though not the reservoir strain that reaches record sizes.

As for Elam, he will keep on fishing for smallmouths, and he might just land the next record. “I’ve got a lifetime to catch another one,” Elam said.

Photo Credit: Steve Burge, Southeast Region Information Specialist for the Wildlife Department. Story compliments of the Wildlife Department.