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The following water bodies have regulations that differ from statewide regulations for one or more species of fish. Anglers should keep in mind that municipalities, national wildlife refuges and the Chickasaw National Recreation Area (Lake Arbuckle) have the authority to set fishing regulations on waters in their jurisdiction that may differ from either the statewide regulations listed in the General Regulations section or the individual lake regulations listed below.

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Adair Recreation Area

Daily/Size Limits: Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Methods: Fishing limited to only one rod and reel per person. No other method of fishing allowed.

Altus-Lugert

Contact:(580) 563-2238.

Daily/Size Limits: Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Walleye and/or saugeye: six per day/14-inch minimum. (This regulation applies to the tailwater also.) Striped bass hybrids and/or white bass: 20 combined per day, of which only five may be 20 inches or longer.

American Horse

Attention Anglers: American Horse Lake is undergoing repairs and is closed to fishing during the renovation.

Contact:(580) 474-2668.

Daily/Size Limits: Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Methods: Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person. Fishing limited to rod and reel and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.

Arbuckle

Contact:(580) 622-3161.

Daily/Size Limits: Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/13- to 16-inch protected slot limit. All crappie: 15 combined per day/10-inch minimum.

Arcadia

Contact:(405) 216-7470.

Daily/Size Limits: Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Striped bass and/or striped bass hybrids: five combined per day, of which only two may be 20 inches or longer.

Birch

Contact:(918) 396-3170.

Daily/Size Limits: Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Striped bass hybrids and/or white bass: 20 combined per day, of which only five may be 20 inches or longer.

Black Kettle National Grasslands Lakes (Black Kettle, Skipout, Spring Creek)

Contact:(580) 497-2143.

Daily/Size Limits: Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Methods: Prohibited methods of fishing: trotlines, throwlines, limblines, yo-yos, juglines.

Broken Bow (from the slab at the Narrows downstream to the dam)

Contact:(580) 494-6379.

Daily/Size Limits: Largemouth and/or smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum.

Burtschi

Contact: (580) 529-2795.

Daily/Size Limits: Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Methods: Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person. Fishing limited to rod and reel and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.

Canton (includes the lake, upstream to State Highway 281 and the tailwaters below the dam)

Contact:(580) 886-2989.

Daily/Size Limits: Striped bass hybrids and/or white bass: 20 combined per day, of which only five may be 20 inches or longer.

Carl Albert

Daily/Size Limits: Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum.

Methods: Fishing limited to rod and reel only. No other method of fishing allowed.

Carl Blackwell

Contact:(405) 372-5157.

Daily/Size Limits: Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Striped bass hybrids and/or white bass: 20 combined per day, of which only five may be 20 inches or longer.

Carl Etling

Attention Anglers: Fishing opportunities arelimited due to prolonged drought.

Contact:(580) 474-2668.

Daily/Size Limits: Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches. Striped bass hybrids: five per day/no size limit.

Methods: One rod and reel per person during trout season (other times no more than two rods and reels per person). Fishing limited to rod and reel and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.

Note: For additional trout regulations see Trout Regulations section.

Chimney Rock/W.R. Holway

Contact:(918) 782-9594.

Daily/Size Limits: Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined / 13- to 16-inch protected slot limit.

Chouteau (includes oxbows and cutoffs)

Contact:(918) 682-4314.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum.

Copan

Contact:(918) 532-4334.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum.

Crowder (Washita County)

Contact:(800) 654-8240 before 5 p.m.;(580) 343-2443 after 5 p.m.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day. There is a 16- to 22-inch protected slot limit, of which only one may be 22 inches or longer. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Dahlgren

Contact:(405) 325-7288.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Methods:Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person. Fishing limited to rod and reel and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.

Stanley Draper

Contact:(405) 755-4014.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum.

Methods:Fishing limited to no more than three rods and reels per person, with no more than three hooks per line (treble hooks are considered one hook). Bowfishing is permitted year-round during daylight hours only. No other method of fishing allowed, including no castnetting.

Dripping Springs

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day. There is a 16- to 22-inch protected slot limit, of which only one may be 22 inches or longer.

Ellsworth

Contact:(580) 529-2663

Daily/Size Limits: Walleye, sauger and saugeye: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. (This regulation applies to the tailwaters also.)

Elmer

Attention Anglers: Elmer Lake is currently undergoing renovations. The lake will not fill until sufficient rainfall has occurred. Please call for updates.

Contact: (580) 474-2668.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Methods:Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person. Fishing limited to rod and reel and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.

Elmer Thomas (Wichita Mountains NWR)

Daily/Size Limits:Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Methods:Fishing limited to rod and reel only. No other method of fishing allowed.

Eufaula

Contact:(918) 484-5135.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum.

Methods: Lake Eufaula State Park:

  • Pickens Lake- Fishing open only to residents under 16 or 65 and older, or those 60 percent or more disabled, or legally blind and those accompanying. Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person. No other fishing methods allowed.
  • Kid’s fish out lake - Fishing open only to persons under 16 or 64 and older, or those 60 percent or more disabled, or legally blind or physically impaired and one companion. Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person. No other method of fishing allowed.

Evans Chambers

Contact:(580) 474-2668.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Methods:Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person. Fishing limited to rod and reel and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.

Foss

Contact: (580) 592-4433.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Walleye and/or saugeye: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Striped bass hybrids and/or white bass: 20 combined per day, of which only five may be 20 inches or longer.

Fort Cobb

Contact:(405) 643-2249.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Walleye, sauger or saugeye: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Striped bass hybrids and/or white bass: 20 combined per day, of which only five may be 20 inches or longer.

Fort Gibson (includes all tributaries and upstream to Markham Ferry Dam)

Contact:(918) 682-4314.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. All crappie: 15 combined per day/10-inch minimum. Paddlefish: see Paddlefish Regulations.

Grand (applies to all tributaries and upstream to state line, and to the area below Pensacola Dam downstream to State Highway 82 bridge)

Contact:(918) 782-9594.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. All crappie: 15 combined per day/10-inch minimum. Striped bass hybrids and/or white bass: 20 combined per day, of which only five may be 20 inches or longer. Paddlefish: see Paddlefish Regulations.

Great Salt Plains (including lake and tailwaters)

Contact:(580) 626-4731.

Daily/Size Limits:Walleye, sauger or saugeye: six combined per day/no size limit.

Greenleaf

Contact:(800) 654-8240 before 5 p.m.;(580) 343-2443 after 5 p.m.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Hall

Contact:(580) 529-2795.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Methods:Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person. Fishing limited to rod and reel and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.

Hefner

Contact: (405) 755-4014.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum.

Methods:Fishing limited to no more than three rods and reels per person, with no more than three hooks per line (treble hooks are considered one hook). Bowfishing is permitted year-round but during daylight hours only. No other method of fishing allowed, including castnetting.

Heyburn

Contact:(918) 247-6391.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum.

Hudson

Contact:(918) 782-9594.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. All crappie: 15 combined per day/10-inch minimum. Tailwater regulations: see Tailwaters section. Paddlefish regulations: see Paddlefish Regulations section.

Hugo

Contact: (580) 326-3345.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum.

Jap Beaver

Contact:(580) 529-2795.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Methods:Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person. Fishing limited to rod and reel and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.

Kaw

Contact:(580) 762-5611.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Hybrid striped bass: 20 daily, only 5 may be over 20 inches.

Keystone

Contact:(918) 865-2621.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum.

Konawa

Contact:(580) 925-2071.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day of which only one may be 22-inches or longer. Striped bass, striped bass hybrids and/or white bass: 20 combined per day, of which only five may be 20 inches or longer.

Methods:Fishing limited to rod and reel, bowfishing and noodling. No other method of fishing allowed.

Lawtonka

Contact:(580) 529-2663.

Daily/Size Limits:Walleye, sauger or saugeye: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. (This regulation applies to the tailwater also.) Additional city regulations apply.

Lone Chimney

Contact:(918) 762-3581.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum.

Methods: Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.

McGee Creek

Contact:(580) 889-5822.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day. There is a 16- to 22-inch protected slot limit, of which only one may be 22 inches or longer.

Murray

Contact:(800) 654-8240 before 5 p.m.;(580) 343-2443 after 5 p.m.

Daily/Size Limits:Walleye and/or saugeye: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. (This regulation applies to the tailwater also.)

Nanih Waiya

Contact:(918) 297-0153.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Methods:Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person. Fishing limited to rod and reel and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.

Newt Graham (includes oxbows and cutoffs)

Contact:(918) 682-4314.

Daily/Size Limits: Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum.

Okmulgee

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/13- to 16-inch protected slot limit.

Oologah (including all tributaries to state line and downstream below dam to mouth of Caney River)

Contact:(918) 443-2250.

Daily/Size Limits: Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Striped bass, striped bass hybrids or white bass: 20 combined per day, of which only five may be 20 inches or longer.

Ouachita National Forest ponds and lakes

Contact: (580) 494-6402, ext. 107.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Methods: Fishing limited to rod and reel only. No other method of fishing allowed.

Overholser (including tailwaters and downstream to NW 10th Street bridge)

Contact: (405) 755-4014.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum.

Methods:Fishing limited to no more than three rods and reels per person, with no more than three hooks per line (treble hooks are considered one hook). Bowfishing is permitted year-round but during daylight hours only. No other methods of fishing allowed, including castnetting.

Ozzie Cobb

Contact: (918) 297-0153.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Methods:Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person. Fishing limited to rod and reel and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.

Pawhuska

Contact: (918) 287-3040.

Methods: Fishing limited to only one rod and reel per person during trout season (other times, consult City of Pawhuska for fishing regulations).

Note: For additional trout regulations, see Trout Regulations section..

Pine Creek

Contact:(580) 933-4239.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and/or smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum.

Raymond Gary

Contact: (918) 297-0153.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Methods:Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person. Fishing limited to rod and reel and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.

Robert S. Kerr (includes oxbows and cutoffs)

Contact:(918) 775-4475.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Sauger: six per day/16-inch minimum.

Sardis

Contact: (918) 569-4131.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum.

Schooler

Contact: (918) 297-0153.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Methods:Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person. Fishing limited to rod and reel and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.

Skiatook

Contact:(918) 396-3170.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and/or smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Striped bass hybrids (does not include white bass): five per day, of which only two may be 20 inches or longer.

Sooner

Contact:(580) 723-4415.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Striped bass hybrids or white bass: 20 combined per day, of which only 5 may be 20 inches or longer. Striped bass: 5 per day, minimum length of 20 inches; others must be returned to the water immediately.

Methods:Fishing limited to rod and reel, bowfishing and noodling. No other method of fishing allowed. Fishing is prohibited from dam, fenced area below dam, and north bank of intake channel. Fishing in the buoy-marked intake channel, discharge channel and spillway embankment is bank fishing only (no float tubes or wading).

Taft

Daily/Size limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum.

Methods: Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person. Fishing limited to rod and reel. No other method of fishing allowed.

Tenkiller Ferry (downstream from Horseshoe Bend boat ramp to dam)

Contact: (918) 487-5252.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and/or smallmouth bass: six combined per day/13- to 16-inch protected slot limit. All crappie: 15 combined per day/10-inch minimum.

Methods: Prohibited methods of fishing: gigs and spears downstream from Horseshoe Bend boat ramp: speargunning legal when used with scuba, except taking flathead catfish from June 15 through July 15 is prohibited.

Texoma

Contact: (903) 465-4990.

Note:Some methods of fishing on the Oklahoma portion of Lake Texoma do not apply to the Texas portion. Check the Texas Fishing Guide for details.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass: five combined per day/14-inch minimum for largemouth and smallmouth bass. Striped bass and/or striped bass hybrids: 10 combined per day, of which only two may be 20 inches or longer. White bass: 25 per day/no size limit. Channel and/or blue catfish: 15 combined per day/ 12-inch minimum. Only one blue catfish over 30 inches. All crappie: 37 combined per day/10-inch minimum. Flathead catfish: five per day/20-inch minimum. Alligator gar: from May 1 through May 31, angling for alligator gar by any method is prohibited between the State Highway 99/U.S. 377 bridge upstream to the Interstate 35 bridge.

Thunderbird

Contact:(405) 360-3572.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum.

Methods:Within the Little River above Franklin Road in Cleveland Co. the following methods of fishing are prohibited: bowfishing, gigs and spears, spearguns, snagging, and noodling.

Tom Steed

Contact:(580) 569-2032.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Striped bass hybrids and/ or white bass: 20 combined per day, of which only five may be 20 inches or longer.

Vanderwork

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Methods:Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person. Fishing limited to rod and reel and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.

Vincent

Contact:(580) 474-2668.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Methods:Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person. Fishing limited to rod and reel and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.

Watonga (Roman Nose State Park)

Contact:(580) 474-2668.

Daily/Size Limits: Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Methods:Fishing limited to one rod and reel per person during trout season (other times no more than two rods and reels per person). Fishing limited to rod and reel and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.

Note:For additional trout regulations, see Trout Regulations section.

Waurika

Contact:(580) 963-2111.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Striped bass hybrids and/ or white bass: 20 combined per day, of which only five may be 20 inches or longer.

Wayne Wallace

Contact:(918) 465-2565.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Methods:Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person. Fishing limited to rod and reel and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.

W.D. Mayo (includes oxbows, cutoffs, and below dam to state line)

Contact:(918) 775-4475.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Sauger: six per day/16-inch minimum.

Webbers Falls (includes oxbows and cutoffs)

Contact: (918) 487-5252.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Sauger: six per day/16-inch minimum.

Wister (from dam upstream to U.S. 271 on Fourche Maline River, to U.S. 59 on the Poteau River and to the low water dam, ½ mile above County Road 156 on Holson Creek)

Contact:(918) 655-7206.

Daily/Size Limits:Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. For tailwater restrictions, see Tailwaters section.

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