Sport fishing is very popular and Skiatook Lake has several annual fishing tournaments. Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, striped bass, walleye, black and white crappie, channel catfish, and several species of sunfish, or lake perch, are plentiful in Skiatook Lake. [State & Lake Record Fish] — (for more info about the Fishing Tournaments, contact the Skiatook Chamber)
Whitetail deer, rabbit, squirrel, quail, and many more bird species are plentiful around the lake. Even a few coyote have been seen. During the seasons, about 8,000 acres of this land are open for hunting.
About 1,800 acres of land around the lake have been set aside for public use areas. These areas provide roads, parking spaces, boat ramps, nature trails, picnicking and camping sites along with sanitary facilities. These areas remain attractive to the user and blend in with the natural landscape surrounding the lake.