Sooner discharge directions - walk in
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Posted on Wednesday Dec 28, 2011 at 12:51 PM  
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.

NO wading.

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.)



Suggested lures by Tony -

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Posted on Wednesday Dec 28, 2011 at 5:46 PM  
+1 :)
Posted on Sunday Jan 27, 2013 at 12:23 PM  
How far is it from south bank to north bank? How many yards. I want to make the discharge my first fishing trip of the year,with the 9yr old kido.
Posted on Sunday Jan 27, 2013 at 6:12 PM  
25 yards? Most of my small rods can put a typical 1/2 oz lure withing 10 yards of the north bank. Now, if I went in with one of my surf rods, I could probably bean fishermen on the north bank (which I do NOT want to do). Where you really want distance is when the fish are holding on the west side of the discharge channel. This is easily accessed if you're on the north shore, but if you are on the poor-man's side, it's a long-distance throw.
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Posted on Sunday Jan 27, 2013 at 6:20 PM  
Thanks 25yds really?? I would of thought at least 60 or so
Posted on Sunday Jan 27, 2013 at 7:42 PM  
I'd say its more like 70 to 80 yds!
                                                                    



Posted on Sunday Jan 27, 2013 at 10:54 PM  
Ok so who's right? Im looking for a genuine answer
Posted on Monday Jan 28, 2013 at 12:09 PM  
I'd say 225 feet. Look at the scale in the bottom left corner. (You're a good guesser, Pops)



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Posted on Monday Jan 28, 2013 at 12:34 PM  
Pops is a bow hunter . I'd have to agree with somewhere around 75yds but the further down you go the wider it gets.
Posted on Monday Jan 28, 2013 at 4:46 PM  
It's beneficial to play with your range finder while waiting on a deer!
                                                                    



Posted on Monday Jan 28, 2013 at 5:12 PM  
I never claimed to be good at estimating distance. Maybe I should get a rangefinder????

Maybe I should take some of my poles out to a little-used, but well-marked, football field for some casting practice. That way I can figure out how far each rod with throw X amount of weight.....
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Posted on Monday Mar 17, 2014 at 3:47 AM  
On Wednesday Dec 28, 2011 at 12:51 PM Danny.Williams said ...
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.

NO wading.

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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Thanks for the information. I know this was posted in long time ago but I still want to try my luck to ask few questions.

1) As mentioned by the post, the discharge area is owned by the electrical plant, so is it legal to fish there?
2) I went there long time ago but I cannot even find the entry. How to get to the parking lot before the muddy walk?
3) I was told that there is dam around, is it allowed to fish around the dam?

Thanks.

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