Cherokee County, 5 miles N of Fort Gibson, OK 19,900 acres Shoreline: 225 miles The lake was named for nearby Fort Gibson, which played an important role in the military history of Oklahoma. Fishing at Fort Gibson is excellent. Fish species include black bass, white bass, crappie and several varieties of catfish and panfish. Fort Gibson Public Hunting Area, on the lake near Wagoner, covers 21,798 acres, with 3,500 acres devoted to a waterfowl refuge. Hunters will find game species such as whitetail deer, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, waterfowl, geese cottontail rabbit, squirrel and prairie chicken.