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Lake Murray, OK

Popular Fish Species Lake Murray, OK

Lake Murray Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

One of the great bass fishing lakes in the country, Lake Murray has an abundance of quality largemouth bass. They are thriving in Lake Murray due to excellent fisheries management, including the introduction of Florida-strain largemouths. The lake offers plenty of cover for both baitfish and bass. Fishing for largemouth bass is good virtually any time they are shallow - in spring, mornings in summer, and during warm Fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap. Around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In deeper water, big worms, jigs and spoons are three good weapons. In winter, spend your time on deeper structure. Smallmouth bass and spotted bass also reside here in good numbers.

Lake Murray Popular Fish - Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass

As one of the top smallmouth bass lakes in the state, and a favorite of many locals, Lake Murray continues to provide great smallmouth fishing again this year. Fishing for smallmouth bass is good anytime they are shallow - in spring, during high water, mornings in summer and during warmer fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap, and around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In winter, spend your time on deeper structure with small worms, jigs and spoons. Largemouth bass and spotted bass also reside here in good numbers.

Lake Murray Popular Fish - Striped Bass

Striped Bass

Due to their large size, striped bass are a favorite of many locals and fishing guides at Lake Murray. During the day stripers hang out in deeper water and feed close to the bottom, 50 feet or deeper. Morning draw the stripers to the much shallower water, look for them around the 20-foot range as they feed on shallow-running schools of bait. The lake is filled with plenty of baitfish and sunfish to to keep the fishery thriving. Being successful at fishing for stripers is a matter of locating schools of bait, and the wolf packs of stripers which are likely to be nearby. Fish finders, and forward facing sonar, are a big help in locating these roaming schools. Live bait is very effective here, and stripers can be caught year round.

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, redear sunfish, white bass and striped bass at Lake Murray in Oklahoma.

The crystal-clear blue waters of Lake Murray attract visitors for a wide variety of outdoor endeavors. Swimming, water sports, sailing, boating and fishing are the main attraction in the states largest and most beautiful park. For anglers, the fishing opportunities are the main draw.

Lake Murray, nestled in southern Oklahoma, is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a memorable escape in nature. Fishing at Lake Murray is a favorite activity, attracting anglers with its abundant fish populations. The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish. Anglers can cast their lines from the shoreline or venture out on a boat to explore the lake's hidden fishing spots. With its diverse fish population and serene surroundings, Lake Murray offers an enjoyable and fruitful fishing experience for anglers of all skill levels.

The Lake Murray Marina, along with more than a half dozen boat launch ramps welcome all types of fishing boats and pleasure boats. Kayaks and canoes can be portaged from many of these locations. Come visit this 6,400-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, at Ardmore, OK for a quick fishing trip or an extended family vacation. 67 miles of shoreline. The choice of fish species is varied as anglers can expect to catch bass, white bass, striped bass, crappie, sunfish, catfish and walleye here.

Located in southern Oklahoma, Lake Murray offers a delightful combination of fishing, boating, and camping experiences. Whether you're casting your line for your favorite fish species, cruising on the calm waters, or unwinding at a lakeside campsite, Lake Murray provides a picturesque and serene destination for outdoor enthusiasts to create lasting memories and embrace the natural beauty of Oklahoma.

Fishing Boats For Rent In OK

Primary fish species residing in Lake Murray

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Green Sunfish Redear Sunfish White Bass Striped bass

Lake Murray Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is another major draw at Lake Murray, thanks to its expansive waters and scenic beauty. Boaters can cruise along the lake's tranquil surface, take in the breathtaking views, and engage in various water-based activities. Whether you prefer sailing, water skiing, or kayaking, the lake provides an ideal setting for boating enthusiasts to indulge in their favorite water sports. With its ample space and calm conditions, Lake Murray offers an inviting playground for boaters to enjoy their time on the water.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Lake Murray Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats and kayaks
580 223-9339

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Elephant Rock Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Elephant Rock Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Marietta Landing Campground
Located in the southern tip of the lake, off Marietta Landing Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Martin's Landing Boat Launch
Located in the northeast section of the lake, east side, off Martin's Landing Loop, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

North Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Scenic State Highway 77, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Tipps Point Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, west side, off Gate House Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Lake Murray Marina
8424, 3315 Lodge Rd
Ardmore, OK 73401
580 223-9339

Fishing Guides On Lake Murray

Get Hooked Fishing Guide Service - largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, stripers, catfish

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Lake Murray Fishing Video
Fishing License

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Camping at Lake Murray is a cherished experience, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty and tranquility of the area. The lake features several campgrounds that offer a range of camping options, from primitive sites to those with modern amenities. Set up camp amidst the serene surroundings, enjoy campfires under the starry sky, and relish the peacefulness of nature. Campers can also take advantage of the lake's proximity by swimming, hiking along the shoreline, or simply unwinding in the tranquil atmosphere.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Buzzard Roost Campground - 580 223-4044

By The Lake RV Park And Resort - 580 798-4721

Shangri-La RV Resort - 580 276-9300

Cedars Edge RV Park - 580 226-2266

Hidden Lake RV Park - 580 220-2900

Higher Ground RV Park - 580 226-0091

Ardmore RV Park - 580 226-0006

Lake Murray OK Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Murray
Lake Murray Marina
8424, 3315 Lodge Rd
Ardmore, OK 73401
580 223-9339


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Lake Murray offers bass, striped bass, white bass, crappie, sunfish, catfish and walleye fishing in south-central Oklahoma.

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