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Lake Arbuckles

Lake of the Arbuckles in the Morning

Arbuckles Fishing Guide Marco Vaca

Arbuckles Fishing Guide Marco Vaca

Lake Pro Guide Marco Vaca splits his time as a guide between Lake Arbuckles and Lake Murray in Oklahoma. 

Lake Pro Guide Marco Vaca has been a fisherman for more than twenty-five years, and for someone in his early thirties, that is impressive. Marco has traveled the country for more than a decade fishing and searching for trophy-class fish in a variety of species. But, his true passion is hunting the fish that fights harder, strikes faster, and bends a rod deeper, the bass!

What we love about Marco is his willingness to teach anyone to become a better fisherman. A true steward of the sport. Where others might choose to hide away their tactics and strategies, Marco is happy to give anglers of all skill levels around the country an in-depth look at the techniques a world-class bass angler uses to catch more and bigger fish.

Fishing Lake of the Arbuckles

Located 6 miles southwest of Sulphur, Lake of The Arbuckles consists of 36 miles of shoreline and 2,300 acres of open water. It was built by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1966 and forms the western portion of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. With unusually clear water and deep rock cliffs, Arbuckles is said to be one of the best fishing lakes in Oklahoma for catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, white bass, and bluegill. Fishing is permitted year-round with an Oklahoma State Fishing Permit.

To date, the Arbuckle Lake record Bass is 14 pounds, 8 ounces. That fish was caught in 2008 by Allen Gifford and is the fifth-largest largemouth bass on the top 20 list.

Lake of the Arbuckles Length Limit Regulations

Small-mouth and large-mouth bass between thirteen (13) and sixteen (16) inches in total length must be returned to the water unharmed immediately after being taken from the Lake of the Arbuckles. Crappie must be a minimum of (10) inches in total length.

Lake Pro Scouting Reports

Published every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. by guides who are on the water nearly every day, these scouting reports provide a general overview of the fishing conditions for the coming weekend.