Every winter there are numerous questions about the walk in side of the Sooner discharge.
Perhaps we can answer some of the questions.
Here's a start:
Rumor is, that Monday through Friday is generally better as the plant is more likely to be generating at full power resulting in warmer water, but this is certainly not always the case. Winter weather, a cold lake with warmer water in the discharge and cooperative fish is the secret.
Small, but heavy jigging spoons are useful to reach distant hybrid. Sometimes the hybrid are schooling beyond reach or near the opposite shore (plant and actual discharge side),
but on occasion the best fishing is on the south side.
Anything that imitates a small shad or flighty minnow is a good bet to get hit by hybrid, striper, bass, crappie or even the invasive white perch.
The walk-in from the graveled parking lot can be very muddy. A bike or wagon is useful when it's dry, but no motorized vehicles are allowed. There's a port-a-potty near the bank, but nothing else.
Please, don't litter, so we can continue to have this resource.
Fishing the discharge can be brutal when there's a hard north wind blowing in your face.
There is no shelter.
Occasionally some enterprising fishermen will carry in wood for a fire. I have no idea if it's legal.
Entry to the Power Plant side (North side) is allowed only to plant employees or their guests.
Get to know a fisherman employee if possible.
If you find this info useful, post and let us know how you did.
(Sooner Lake is north of Stillwater, Oklahoma and is privately owned by the electrical plant.)
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