Oologah Dam White Bass Fishing Tips

Oologah Dam White Bass Fishing Tips
Oologah Lake in Oklahoma is located 30 miles northeast of Tulsa. The lake is formed by Oologah Dam, which acts as a flood control device for the Arkansas River system. White bass tend to congregate near the dam, and a wide variety of methods are used to catch them.


Jigs work well for white bass since they can be cast a long distance and can cover the water column from top to bottom. Try using a white bucktail jig or a jig tipped with a white curly-tail grub.



Casting spoons, such as the Little Cleo, are a favorite lure for white bass. These compact lures enable the angler to cover a great deal of water and mimic baitfish that white bass feed on.

Crank Baits

White bass key on shad that congregate near the Oologah dam and casting shad-imitation crankbaits off the main current is a great choice.


Fly fishing anglers can also take advantage of this great fishery by casting minnow-imitating fly patterns such as Clouser Minnows. Allow the fly to sink a few feet and use swift strips to excite the white bass.

Swim Baits

Small swim baits, like Storm's Wild Eye Swim Shad, are a great shad imitation that white bass strike with a vengeance. Cast these plastic lures into the feeding white bass and use a quick retrieve.


Article Written By Brian M. Kelly

Brian M. Kelly has been freelance writing since 2003. His work has been published in respected outdoor magazines such as Outdoor Life, Great Lakes Angler and Salmon Trout Steelheader. He holds an associate's degree in automated machine design from Macomb College.

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