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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: (918) 683-1031

Fees & Facilities: (918) 696-6613

Game Warden: (918) 431-2539, (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: (580) 474-2663

Game Warden: (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. No other method of fishing allowed.

Arbuckle

Murray County

Fishing Contact: (580) 924-4087

Fees & Facilities: (580) 622-7234

Game Warden: (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

Fishing Contact: (405) 325-7288

Education Area: (405) 990-9753

Fees & Facilities: (405) 216-7470

Game Warden: (405) 203-3176, (405) 343-5489, (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: (918) 299-2334 from Keystone Dam downstream to Muskogee Turnpike bridge.
(918) 683-1031 from Muskogee Turnpike bridge downstream to the Arkansas state line.

Game Warden: (918) 625-5085, (918) 625-4873, (918) 625-4691, (918) 640-0316, (918) 857-5557, (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: (580) 474-2663

Fees & Facilities: (580) 497-2143

Game Warden: (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: (580) 920-5773

Game Warden: ((580) 320-2948, (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 trout regulations, see Trout Regulations.

Bluestem Lake

Osage County

Fishing Contact: (580) 762-2248

Game Warden: (918) 440-9880, (918) 331-5798,
(918) 381-4099, (580) 761-4097

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

Burtschi

Grady County

Fishing Contact: (580) 529-2795

Game Warden: (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: (580) 762-2248

Game Warden: (918) 331-5798, (918) 857-5557, (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: (918) 297-0153

Fees & Facilities: (918) 567-3434

Game Warden: (918) 429-3910, (918) 431-2559, (918) 513-0814

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

Carl Blackwell

Payne County

Fishing Contact: (580) 762-2248

Fees & Facilities: (405) 372-5157

Game Warden: (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: (580) 474-2663

Game Warden: (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 additional trout regulations, see Trout Regulations.

Chimney Rock/W.R. Holway

Mayes County

Fishing Contact: (918) 542-9422

Fees & Facilities: (918) 434-5920

Game Warden: (918) 373-0767, (918) 857-4802

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

Crowder

Washita County

Fishing Contact: (580) 529-2795

Fees & Facilities: (580) 343-2443

Game Warden: (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: (405) 325-7288

Game Warden: (405) 323-7863, (405) 850-9757

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: (580) 529-2795

Game Warden: (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: (405) 379-5408

Fees & Facilities: (918) 756-5971

Game Warden: (918) 625-5971, (918) 625-6013

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: (580) 474-2663

Game Warden: (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: (580) 529-2795

Fees & Facilities: (580) 429-3222

Game Warden: (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 Pittsburg Counties

Fishing Contact: (405) 379-5408

Fees & Facilities: (918) 484-5135

Game Warden: (918) 617-0326, (918) 617-0126, (918) 625-5971, (918) 625-6013, (918) 429-3908, (918) 470-5097

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: (580) 474-2663

Game Warden: (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: (918) 683-1031

Fees & Facilities: (918) 682-4314

Game Warden: (918) 431-2552, (918) 431-2562, (918) 373-0767, (918) 857-4802, (918) 625-5085, (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: (918) 683-1031

Game Warden: (580) 513-6866, (580) 513-4963,
(580) 513-4651

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: (918) 542-9422

Fees & Facilities: (918) 782-3382

Game Warden: (918) 244-2035, (918) 857-8597, (918) 533-2678, (918) 373-0767, (918) 857-4802, (918) 533-2679

(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: (918) 542-9422

Game Warden: (918) 857-8597, (918) 533-2678, (918) 373-0767, (918) 857-4802, (918) 533-2679

Methods: (Also see “Tailwaters” regulations; 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: (580) 474-2663

Fees & Facilities: (580) 626-4731

Game Warden: (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: (918) 683-1031

Fees & Facilities: (918) 487-5196

Game Warden: (918) 625-5085, (918) 625-4873, (918) 625-4691

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