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Northwest

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The following waters have regulations that differ from statewide regulations for one or more species of fish. Municipalities and national wildlife refuges have authority to set fishing regulations on waters in their jurisdictions that may differ from statewide General Regulations or the special area regulations listed below. The Northwest is the area of the state north of Interstate 40 and west of Interstate 35.

Tailwaters

First 1,000 feet below any federal dam:

Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person. Unlawful to keep a foul-hooked fish (any fish hooked other than inside the mouth), unless taken in a tailwater open to snagging. Bowfishing prohibited. Gigs, spears and spearguns prohibited. Snagging prohibited.

Salt Fork of the Arkansas River from the spillway of Great Salt Plains Lake downstream to State Highway 38 bridge:

Prohibited methods of fishing: bowfishing, trotline, throwline, limbline, jugline and yo-yo.

Bureau of Reclamation tailwaters:

The following restrictions apply to these Bureau of Reclamation tailwaters. Fishing closed year-round at Foss.

LAKES

American Horse (Temporarily Closed)

Contact: (580) 474-2668. (ODWC)

Daily/Size Limits: No length limit on largemouth or smallmouth bass. 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.

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

Contact: (580) 497-2143. (U.S. Forest Service)

Daily/Size Limits: 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.

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

Contact: (580) 886-2989. (Army Corps of Engineers)

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 Etling

Contact: (580) 474-2668. (ODWC)

Daily/Size Limits: 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: See Trout Regulations for more info.

Elmer

Contact: (580) 474-2668. (ODWC)

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.

Evans Chambers

Contact: (580) 474-2668. (ODWC)

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.

Foss

Contact: (580) 592-4433. (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

Daily/Size Limits: 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.

Great Salt Plains (including lake and tailwaters)

Contact: (580) 626-4731. (Army Corps of Engineers)

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

Hefner

Contact: (405) 755-4014. (Oklahoma City)

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.

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

Contact: (405) 755-4014. (Oklahoma City)

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.

Vincent

Contact: (580) 474-2668. (ODWC)

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.

Watonga (Roman Nose State Park)

Contact: (580) 474-2668. (ODWC)

Daily/Size Limits: 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: See Trout Regulations for more info.

RIVERS & CREEKS

Statewide: It is unlawful to take or possess more than 25 nongame fish harvested from a river or stream, excluding shad.

Daily/Size Limits: Black bass: six combined per day, all of which must be 14 inches or longer, and only one of which may be a smallmouth bass.

OTHER AREAS

Ponds and creeks within the following Wildlife Department Management Areas: Beaver River, Ellis County

Contact: (405) 521-2739. (ODWC)

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

Ponds and creeks within other Wildlife Department Management Areas not listed above

Contact: (405) 521-2739. (ODWC)

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

Oklahoma State Park Ponds

Contact: (800) 652-6552. (Oklahoma Tourism/Recreation)

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

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