Fly Fish Beavers Bend, OK

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide in Oklahoma

Fly Fish Beavers Bend, OK


The Lower Mountain Fork River is a year around trout fishery located in the beautiful foothills of the Ouachita Mountains just a few minutes north of Broken Bow, Oklahoma. The river is a fantastic tailwater that originates from Broken Bow Lake and runs through beautiful Beavers Bend State Park in Southeastern Oklahoma. The Lower Mountain Fork supports Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass and Walleye; it is known for some of the best trout fishing in the South. The cold, clear and fertile water supports a variety of insects and crustaceans and baitfish; a rich food base ensures that the trout are healthy, hard fighting, and rapidly growing. The river has both stocked and native trout. There are two distinct waterways within the 11-mile section that supports trout. Spillway Creek is the uppermost portion of the fishery, this feeder creek is fast and rocky. It's rapidly plunging waters are more reminiscent of a Rocky Mountain stream than a Southern Trout Tailwater. Spillway Creek is located upstream of the hydroelectric discharge, therefore flow usually remain stable and safe to wade at all times. The main river channel varies from fast, shallow and rocky to slow deep pools. The Lower Mountain Fork River offers a wide variety of water types therefore, anglers who prefer nymphing, dry fly or streamer fishing can usually find trout action any day of the year. Orvis Endorsed Guide Jenny-Mayrell Woodruff has been fly fishing the Lower Mountain Fork River for over 15 years and guiding on it for over 6 years now. She averages over 200 days a year on the water; therefore, she knows where the fish are and what fly to present at all times. She strives to ensure that her clients have a good time on the river and walk away knowing more about catching trout on the fly.

Date Range

Mild weather permits fishing all year long.

Typical Weather by Season

Summer: High90/Low65
Winter: High50/Low30

Rate Range



Species You Fish for by Season

Rainbow Trout and Brown trout are the target species.


What is provided to Customer:

Orvis Fly Rods, Leaders, Tippet, and Flies are provided. Lunch is also provided on full-day trips. Basic to advanced fly fishing instruction is provided on all trips and is tailored to individual needs.

What Should Customers Bring:

Clients should bring waders and wading boots (rentals are available), hat with a brim, polarized sunglasses, wading staff, rain gear and fishing license with personal ID. Neoprene wading socks paired with wading boots are recommended for wet wading during warmer weather.


Sample of Typical Trip

Full Day trips consist of 8hrs of fishing; starting time is 7:00am and ending at 4:00pm. Half-Day trips consist of 4hrs of fishing; starting at either 7:00am or 1:00pm.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What kind of fishing license do I need?
A. A valid Oklahoma fishing license; 1 day, 5 day and annual are available. Texas and Oklahoma residents 16yrs old and younger or 65yrs and over are exempt.

Q. Where do you recommend that I stay?
A. The lodging options range from budget chain hotels, budget cabins and many luxury cabins are available to choose from. Numerous camping and RV sites are also available.

Q. What payment forms are accepted?
A. All major credit cards, debit cards, cash, and PayPal.

Q. When is the best time to fish?
A. The Lower Mountain Fork River fishes well year-round. Do I have to wear waders? Wet wading is permissible in the warmer months.


Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide
Fly Fish Beavers Bend
6635 N US Hwy 259
Broken Bow, OK 74728

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