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Public Fishing Water: Special Regulations A – G

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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.

Adair County Park

Adair County

Fishing Contact: Porter Fisheries Office (918) 683-1031. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call the City of Stilwell (918) 696-6613.

Game Warden: Jared Cramer (918) 431-2546.

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

American Horse

Blaine County

Fishing Contact: Northwest Region Fisheries Office (580) 474-2663.

Game Warden: Lt. Mark Walker (580) 623-0206.

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.

Arbuckle

Murray County

Fishing Contact: South-Central Region Fisheries Office (580) 924-4087. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call the National Park Service (580) 622-7234.

Game Warden: Lt. Casey Young (580) 618-0044.

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

Oklahoma County

Arcadia Conservation Education Area Contact: Education Specialist Daniel Griffith (405) 990-9753.

Fishing Contact: Oklahoma City Region Fisheries Office (405) 325-7288. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call the City of Edmond (405) 216-7470.

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

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

Additional Restrictions: Walk-in fishing is allowed year-round on the Arcadia Lake shoreline within the conservation area. Fishing is not allowed on the ponds or wetland areas.

Arkansas River

Keystone Dam downstream to the Arkansas state line

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

Game Warden: Carlos Gomez (Tulsa) (918) 857-5557. Lark Wilson (Muskogee) (918) 625-4873. Marvin Stanley (Muskogee & Wagoner) (918) 625-5085. Jerry Henry (Sequoyah) (918) 431-2544. Ben Haff (Wagoner) (918) 625-5796.

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

Methods: From Keystone Dam downstream to Interstate 44 bridge in Tulsa; snagging is prohibited, and keeping a foul-hooked fish (any fish hooked other than inside the mouth) is prohibited.

In the tailwaters area immediately below Webbers Falls Lock and Dam; bowfishing, gigs, spears, spearguns and snagging is prohibited in the first 1,000 feet. Trotlines, throwlines, limblines, juglines and yo-yos are prohibited below Webbers Falls Lock and Dam for a distance of one mile.

Black Kettle WMA

Roger Mills County

Fishing Contact: Northwest Region Fisheries Office (580) 474-2663. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call the U.S. Forest Service (580) 497-2143.

Game Warden: Stephen Paul (580) 497-6897.

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

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

Blue River PFHA

Johnston County

Fishing Contact: Fisheries Biologist Matt Gamble (580) 920-5773.

Game Warden: Curtis Latham (580) 320-2948. Lt. Bud Cramer Jr. (580) 320-2950.

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. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day. All crappie; six combined per day/no size limit. Possession limit is twelve (12) of all species of game fish after the first day.

Methods: Fishing limited to only 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.

Bluestem Lake

Osage County

Fishing Contact: North-Central Region Fisheries Office (580) 762-2248.

Game Warden: Ryan Walker (918) 440-9880.

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

Burtschi

Grady County

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

Game Warden: Michael Zimmerman (405) 779-1479.

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.

Caney River

Below Hulah Lake dam

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

Game Warden: Joe Alexander (Osage & Washington) (918) 331-5798. Brandon Fulton (Tulsa) (918) 640-0316.

Methods: Bowfishing prohibited from Hulah dam downstream 1,200 feet to the reregulation dam. Gigs, spears, spearguns and snagging prohibited from Hulah dam downstream to the confluence of old and new river channels. (Also see “Tailwaters” regulations.)

Carl Albert

Le Flore County

Fishing Contact: Higgins Fisheries Office (918) 297-0153. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call the city of Talihina (918) 567-3434.

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

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

Carl Blackwell

Payne County

Fishing Contact: North-Central Region Fisheries Office (580) 762-2248. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call Oklahoma State University (405) 372-5157.

Game Warden: Emily Long (405) 747-0505.

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

Methods: No noodling allowed.

Carl Etling

Cimarron County

Fishing Contact: Northwest Region Fisheries Office (580) 474-2663.

Game Warden: Rusty Menefee (580) 651-9133.

Daily/Size Limits: Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day. All tiger muskie caught must be returned to the water unharmed immediately after being taken (no harvest allowed).

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, except cast nets may be used to take bait for personal use. Bowfishing for tiger muskie is prohibited.

Note:For more information, see Trout Regulations.

Chimney Rock/W.R. Holway

Mayes County

Fishing Contact: Northeast Region Fisheries Office (918) 542-9422. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call GRDA (918) 434-5920.

Game Warden: Monte Reid (918) 373-0767.

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

Crowder

Washita County

Fishing Contact: Southwest Region Fisheries Office (580) 529-2795. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call SWOSU (580) 343-2443.

Game Warden: Josey Branch (580) 515-4484.

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.

Dahlgren

Cleveland County

Fishing Contact: Oklahoma City Region Fisheries Office (405) 325-7288.

Game Warden: Chad Strang (405) 323-7863.

(Closed to fishing for renovations, call for updates)

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.

Doc Hollis

Greer County

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

Game Warden: Brandon Lehrman (580) 450-7706.

Daily/Size Limits: All largemouth bass must be returned to the water unharmed immediately after being taken (no harvest allowed). Boats and motors are prohibited. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day.

Dripping Springs

Okmulgee County

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

Game Warden: Jordan Toyne (918) 625-5971.

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.

Elmer

Kingfisher County

Fishing Contact: Northwest Region Fisheries Office (580) 474-2663.

Game Warden: Blake Pearson (405) 368-0887.

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.

Elmer Thomas

Comanche County

Fishing Contact: Southwest Region Fisheries Office (580) 529-2795. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call USFWS (580) 429-3222.

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

Daily/Size Limits: No length limit on largemouth or smallmouth bass. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day.

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

Eufaula

McIntosh, Okmulgee and Pittsburgh Counties

Fishing Contact: Holdenville Fisheries Office (405) 379-5408. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call the Army Corps of Engineers (918) 484-5135.

Game Warden: Cannon Harrison (McIntosh) (918) 617-0126. Jake Bersche (McIntosh) (918) 617-0326. Jordan Toyne (Okmulgee) (918) 625-5971. Lt. Todd Tobey (Pittsburgh) (918) 429-3908.

Methods: Snagging is closed for one mile below Eufaula Dam.

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

Beaver County

Fishing Contact: Northwest Region Fisheries Office (580) 474-2663.

Game Warden: Mike Baker (580) 651-9135.

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.

Fort Gibson

Cherokee, Mayes and Wagoner 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) 682-4314.

Game Warden: Anthony Clark (Cherokee) (918) 431-2562. Kody Moore (Mayes) (918) 857-4802. Ben Haff (Wagoner) (918) 625-5796.

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

Glover River

From confluence with Little River upstream to the “Forks of the Glover”

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

Game Warden: Kenny Lawson (580) 513-4963.

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.

Grand Lake

Craig, Delaware, Mayes and Ottawa Counties

Fishing Contact: Northeast Region Fisheries Office (918) 542-9422. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call GRDA
(918) 782-3382.

Game Warden: Marni Loftis (Delaware) (918) 533-2678. Monte Reid (Mayes) (918) 373-0767. Jason Adair (Ottawa) (918) 533-2679. Austin Jackson (Craig) (918) 244-2035.

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

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

Grand (Neosho) River

Below Grand Lake-Pensacola Dam

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

Game Warden: Cody Morris (Delaware) (918) 857-8597. Marni Loftis (Delaware) (918) 533-2678. Kody Moore (Mayes) (918) 857-4802. Monte Reid (Mayes) (918) 373-0767. Jason Adair (Ottawa) (918) 533-2679.

Methods: (Also see “Tailwaters” regulations on Public Fishing Water: Special Regulations S – Z and shad restrictions on Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS)).

Bowfishing prohibited below turbine outlets downstream to State Park and below spillway outlet downstream to highline crossing. The next ½ mile below the highline crossing is closed only when the spillway gates are discharging water and for seven days following closure of the gates.

Gigs, spears and spearguns are prohibited below turbine outlets downstream to State Park bridge and below spillway outlets downstream for one mile.

Snagging is prohibited below turbine outlets downstream to State Park bridge and below spillway outlets downstream to highline crossing. The next ½ mile below the highline crossing is closed to snagging only when spillway gates are closed.

Noodling is prohibited below turbine outlets downstream to State Park bridge and below the spillway outlets downstream to highline crossing, except noodling shall be legal the day of and two days following closure of spillway.

Great Salt Plains

Alfalfa County

Fishing Contact: Northwest Region Fisheries Office (580) 474-2663. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call the Army Corps of Engineers (580) 626-4731.

Game Warden: Ben Bickerstaff (580) 541-0820.

(including lake and tailwaters)

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

Greenleaf

Muskogee County

Fishing Contact: Porter Fisheries Office (918) 683-1031. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call Oklahoma State Parks (918) 487-5196.

Game Warden:
Lark Wilson (918) 625-4873.
Marvin Stanley (918) 625-5085.

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