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Public Fishing Water: Special Regulations H – R

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In addition to general fishing regulations, statewide species regulations and Department fishing area rules, this section addresses special regulations that apply to public fishing waters. If a species or body of water is not listed, refer to statewide regulations.

Hall

Harmon County

Fishing Contact: Southwest Region Fisheries Office (580) 529-2795.

Game Warden: Russell Bradford (580) 450-7701.

Daily/Size Limits: Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day.

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

Oklahoma County

Fishing Contact: Oklahoma City Region Fisheries Office (405) 325-7288. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call the City of Oklahoma City (405) 297-1426.

Game Warden: Tim Campbell (405) 203-3178.

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. For all special regulations visit okc.gov/lakes/regulations.html.

Hudson

Mayes County

Fishing Contact: Northeast Region Fisheries Office (918) 542-9422. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call GRDA (918) 479-5249.

Game Warden:
Monte Reid (918) 373-0767.
Kody Moore (918) 857-4802.

Daily/Size Limits: All crappie: 15 combined per day/10-inch minimum. Paddlefish: see Paddlefish Regulations.

Jap Beaver

Jefferson County

Fishing Contact: Southwest Region Fisheries Office (580) 529-2795.

Game Warden: Matt Farris (580) 313-0451.

Daily/Size Limits: Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day.

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.

Kiamichi River

Below Hugo Lake Dam

Fishing Contact: Streams Program Fisheries Office (918) 683-1031.

Game Warden: Andrew Potter (Choctaw) (580) 317-5000. Dane Polk (Pushmataha) (580) 271-0808. Thomas Gillham (Le Flore) (580) 429-3910.

Methods: Trotlines, throwlines, snagging, bowfishing and noodling are prohibited from Hugo Dam downstream to first railroad bridge. (Also see “Tailwaters”regulations on Public Fishing Water: Special Regulations S – Z and shad restrictions on Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS)).

Konawa

Seminole County

Fishing Contact: Holdenville Fisheries Office (405) 379-5408. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call OG+E (580) 925-2071.

Game Warden: Garret Harley (405) 380-8995.

Contact: (580) 925-2071. (OG+E)

Daily/Size Limits: Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day of which only one may be 22 inches or longer.

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

Lee Creek

Including Little Lee Creek

Fishing Contact: Streams Program Fisheries Office (918) 683-1031.

Game Warden: Jared Cramer (Adair) (918) 431-2546. Jerry Henry (Sequoyah) (918) 431-2544.

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. Possession or use of cast nets prohibited.

Little River

McCurtain County

Fishing Contact: Streams Program Fisheries Office (918) 683-1031.

Game Warden: Lt. Dru Polk (580) 513-6866.

(Below Pine Creek Lake Dam)

Methods: Trotlines, throwlines, limblines, yo-yos and juglines are prohibited from the dam downstream for a distance of 2,000 feet. (Also see “Tailwaters” regulations.)

Lone Chimney

Pawnee and Payne Counties

Fishing Contact: North-Central Region Fisheries Office (580) 762-2248. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call Tri County Development Authority (918) 762-3581.

Game Warden: Lt. Jamie Cole (Pawnee) (918) 645-6116. Emily Long (Payne) (405) 747-0505.

Daily/Size Limits: Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.

Lower Canadian River

Downstream from Eufaula Dam for one mile

Fishing Contact: Streams Program Fisheries Office (918) 683-1031.

Game Warden: J.D. Stauffer (Haskell) (918) 429-3123. Allen Couch (Haskell) (918) 429-3122. Lark Wilson (Muskogee) (918) 625-4873. Jake Bersche (McIntosh) (918) 617-0326.

Methods: Gigs and spears, spearguns and snagging prohibited. (Also see “Tailwaters” regulations.)

Lower Illinois River

Sequoyah County

Fishing Contact: Streams Program Fisheries Office (918) 683-1031.

Game Warden:
Jeremy Bersche (918) 431-2550.
Jerry Henry (918) 431-2544.

(From Tenkiller Dam downstream to the confluence of the Arkansas River)

Daily/Size Limits: Sauger: six per day/16-inch minimum.

Methods: From Tenkiller Dam downstream to the U.S. 64 bridge: fishing limited to one rod and reel per person. No other method of fishing allowed. (Also see “Tailwaters” regulations.)

Note: For more information, see Trout Regulations.

Lower Mountain Fork River Trout Area

Below Broken Bow Dam

Fishing Contact: Higgins Fisheries Office (918) 297-0153.

Game Warden: Mark Hannah (580) 513-4651.

Methods: Fishing limited to one rod and reel per person. No other method of fishing allowed. (Also see “Tailwaters” regulations.)

Note: For more information, see Trout Regulations.

Lower Poteau River

Downstream from Wister Dam to ¼ mile past confluence of old and new channels

Fishing Contact: Streams Program Fisheries Office (918) 683-1031.

Game Warden: Thomas Gillham (918) 429-3910.

Methods: Prohibited methods of fishing: trotlines and throwlines. (Also see “Tailwaters” regulations.)

Lower Red River

Below Lake Texoma

Fishing Contact: South-Central Region Fisheries Office (580) 924-4087.

Game Warden: Andrew Potter (Choctaw) (580) 317-5000. Kenny Lawson (McCurtain) (580) 513-4963. Cody Jones (Bryan) (580) 320-2957.

Denison Dam downstream to the mouth of the Shawnee Creek: Anglers are advised to meet all fishing license requirements for both Oklahoma and Texas. See map below.

If fishing in Oklahoma waters, an Oklahoma fishing license is required, unless exempt. If fishing in Texas waters, you need a Texas fishing license, unless exempt. A Lake Texoma fishing license is not valid below Denison Dam.

Mouth of Shawnee Creek downstream (east): If fishing in the Red River, anglers must possess an Oklahoma fishing license, unless exempt.

For all of the Lower Red River:

Daily/Size Limits: Alligator gar harvest must be reported to Wildlife Department (405) 325-7288.

Methods: Bowfishing for paddlefish is prohibited year-round. (Also see “Tailwaters” regulations on Public Fishing Water: Special Regulations S – Z and shad restrictions on Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS)).

McGee Creek

Atoka County

Fishing Contact: South-Central Region Fisheries Office (580) 924-4087. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department (580) 889-5822.

Game Warden: Jay Harvey (580) 513-0081.

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.

Medicine Creek Trout Area

Comanche County

Fishing Contact: Southwest Region Fisheries Office (580) 529-2795.

Game Warden: Lt. Mike Carrol (580) 695-7535.

(Gondola Lake dam south to State Highway 49 bridge)

Methods: Fishing limited to one rod and reel per person during trout season. Fishing limited to rod and reel and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.

Note: For more information Trout Regulations. For more information on Close to Home Fishing, see “Close to Home” Fishing regulations.

Murray

Carter and Love Counties

Fishing Contact: South-Central Region Fisheries Office (580) 924-4087. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department (580) 223-4044.

Game Warden: Jaylen Flynn (Carter) (580) 220-7264. Royce Gillham (Love) (580) 276-7193.

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

Nanih Waiya

Pushmataha County

Fishing Contact: Higgins Fisheries Office (918) 297-0153.

Game Warden: Dane Polk (580) 271-0808.

Daily/Size Limits: Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day.

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.

Oklahoma River

Oklahoma County

Fishing Contact: Oklahoma City Region Fisheries Office (405) 325-7288. For information, including fees and facilities, please call Oklahoma City (405) 297-1426.

Game Warden:
Mark Murray (405) 343-5489. Tell Judkins (405) 203-3176. Tim Campbell (405) 203-3178.

Methods: Fishing limited to only three rods and reels per person, with no more than three hooks per line (treble hooks count as one hook; restriction does not apply to artificial lures with more than three hooks). Noodling is only allowed from the NW 10th Street bridge to the MacArthur Street bridge. No other method of fishing is allowed.

Oklahoma State Park Ponds

Statewide

Fishing Contact: Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department (800) 652-6552.

Game Warden: Capt. Bryan Wilkerson (405) 522-0871.

Daily/Size Limits: Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day.

Okmulgee

Okmulgee County

Fishing Contact: Holdenville Fisheries Office (405) 379-5408. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, call (918) 756-5971.

Game Warden: Lt. Patrick Matlock (918) 625-6013.

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

Ouachita WMA

Le Flore and McCurtain Counties

Fishing Contact: Higgins Fisheries Office (918) 297-0153. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call the U.S. Forest Service (580) 494-6402, ext. 107.

Game Warden: Terry Springwater (Le Flore) (918) 431-2559. Lt. Dru Polk (McCurtain) (580) 513-6866.

Daily/Size Limits: Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day.

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

Overholser

Oklahoma County

Fishing Contact: Oklahoma City Region Fisheries Office (405) 325-7288. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call the City of Oklahoma City (405) 297-1426.

Game Warden: Tell Judkins (405) 203-3176.

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. For all special regulations visit okc.gov/lakes/regulations.html.

Ozzie Cobb

Pushmataha County

Fishing Contact: Higgins Fisheries Office (918) 297-0153.

Game Warden: Eric Barnes (580) 513-5014.

Daily/Size Limits: Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day.

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.

Perry CCC

Noble County

Fishing Contact: North-Central Region Fisheries Office (580) 762-2248. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call the City of Perry (580) 336-4241.

Game Warden: Lt. Doug Gottschalk (580) 370-0700.

Daily/Size Limits: Fishing limited to only one rod and reel per person during trout season (other times, consult City of Perry for fishing regulations).

Note: For more information, see Trout Regulations.

Ponca

Kay County

Fishing Contact: North-Central Region Fisheries Office (580) 762-2248. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call the Ponca City Parks Department (580) 767-0430.

Game Warden: Spencer Grace (580) 761-6565.

Daily/Size Limits: Walleye, sauger and saugeye: six combined per day/18-inch minimum.

Methods: Fishing limited to rod and reel only; no noodling allowed.

Ponds (WMAs)

Statewide

Fishing Contact: Call the regional office nearest to the particular body of water (see Public Fishing Areas).

Game Warden: Capt. Bryan Wilkerson (405) 522-0871.

(Within Wildlife Department Management Areas)

Daily/Size Limits: Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day.

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.

Note: Ponds and creeks within Honobia Creek and Three Rivers Wildlife Management Areas require special permits. All resident anglers, except those under 18 years of age on the first day of the current calendar year or are 64 years old or older, and all non-resident anglers regardless of age must possess a Land Access Permit to fish and/or hunt on either the Honobia Creek or Three Rivers Wildlife Management Areas.

Raymond Gary

Choctaw County

Fishing Contact: Higgins Fisheries Office (918) 297-0153.

Game Warden: Andrew Potter (580) 317-5000.

Daily/Size Limits: Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day.

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.

Rivers & Streams

Statewide

Fishing Contact: Streams Programs Fisheries Office (918) 683-1031.

Game Warden: Capt. Bryan Wilkerson (405) 522-0871.

Statewide: It is unlawful to take or possess more than 25 nongame fish harvested from a river or stream, excluding shad and species of special concern I and/or II (see Statewide Daily & Size Limits).

Private Properties: Landowner consent must be obtained to utilize lands with rivers and/or creeks flowing through them.

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.

Scenic Rivers: Use or possession of a cast net is illegal on Baron Fork Creek, Flint Creek, Illinois River, Lee Creek, Little Lee Creek and Upper Mountain Fork River.

Robber’s Cave

Latimer County

Fishing Contact: Higgins Fisheries Office (918) 297-0153. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department (918) 465-2565.

Game Warden: Shane Fields (918) 470-5097.

(Carlton, Coon Creek and Wayne Wallace Lakes)

Daily/Size Limits: Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day.

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.

(From Carlton Lake Dam downstream 1.5 miles to the State Park boundary)

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

Note: For more information, see Trout Regulations.

Robert S. Kerr

Haskell, Muskogee and Sequoyah Counties

Fishing Contact: Porter Fisheries Office (918) 683-1031. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call the Army Corps of Engineers (918) 775-4475.

Game Warden: J.D. Stauffer (Haskell) (918) 429-3123. Marvin Stanley (Muskogee) (918) 625-5085. Jerry Henry (Sequoyah) (918) 431-2544.

(Includes oxbows and cutoffs)

Daily/Size Limits: Walleye, sauger and saugeye: six combined per day/16-inch minimum.