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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: (580) 529-2795

Game Warden: (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: (405) 325-7288

Fees & Facilities: (405) 297-1426

Game Warden: (405) 343-5489, (405) 203-3176,
(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: (918) 542-9422

Fees & Facilities: (918) 479-5249

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

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

Jap Beaver

Jefferson County

Fishing Contact: (580) 529-2795

Game Warden: (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: (918) 297-0150

Game Warden: (580) 317-5000

Methods: Trotlines, throwlines, snagging, bowfishing and noodling are prohibited from Hugo Dam downstream to first railroad bridge. (Also see “Tailwaters” regulations; and shad restrictions on Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS)).

Konawa

Seminole County

Fishing Contact: (405) 379-5408

Fees & Facilities: (580) 925-2071

Game Warden: (405) 380-8995

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: (918) 683-1031

Game Warden: (918) 431-2546, (918) 431-2539, (918) 431-2544, (918) 431-2550

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: (918) 297-0150

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

(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: (580) 762-2248

Fees & Facilities: (918) 762-3581

Game Warden: (918) 645-6116, (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: (918) 683-1031

Game Warden: (918) 429-3123, (918) 429-3122, (918) 617-0326, (918) 617-0126, (918) 625-5971, (918) 625-5085, (918) 625-4873, (918) 625-4691

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

Lower Illinois River

Sequoyah County

Fishing Contact: (918) 683-1031

Game Warden: (918) 431-2550, (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 trout regulations, see Trout Regulations.

Lower Mountain Fork River Trout Area

Below Broken Bow Dam

Fishing Contact: (918) 297-0153

Game Warden: (580) 513-6866, (580) 513-4963, (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 trout regulations, see Trout Regulations.

Lower Poteau River

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

Fishing Contact: (918) 297-0150

Game Warden: (918) 429-3910, (918) 431-2559, (580) 513-0814

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

Lower Red River

Below Lake Texoma

Fishing Contact: (580) 924-4087

Game Warden: (580) 320-2956, (580) 320-2957, (580) 317-5000, (580) 613-6866, (580) 513-4963, (580) 513-4651

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 within 24 hours via E-Check at wildlifedepartment.com. Transport of shad from the Lower Red River is prohibited. If shad are collected from the Lower Red River for use as bait, they may only be used in the Lower Red River.

Methods: Bowfishing for paddlefish is prohibited year-round. (Also see “Tailwaters” regulations; and shad restrictions on Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS)).

McGee Creek

Atoka County

Fishing Contact: (580) 924-4087

Fees & Facilities: (580) 889-5822

Game Warden: (580) 513-4823, (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: (580) 529-2795

Game Warden: (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 trout regulations, see Trout Regulations. For Close to Home regulations, see “Close to Home” Fishing.

Murray

Carter and Love Counties

Fishing Contact: (580) 924-4087

Fees & Facilities: (580) 223-4044

Game Warden: (580) 220-7264, (580) 276-7193

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

Nanih Waiya

Pushmataha County

Fishing Contact: (918) 297-0153

Game Warden: (580) 271-0808, (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.

Oklahoma River

Oklahoma County

Fishing Contact: (405) 325-7288

Fees & Facilities: (405) 297-1426

Game Warden: (405) 343-5489, (405) 203-3176, (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: (800) 652-6552

Game Warden: (405) 522-0871

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

Okmulgee

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/13- to 16-inch protected slot limit.

Ouachita WMA

Le Flore and McCurtain Counties

Fishing Contact:(918) 297-0153

Fees & Facilities: (580) 494-6402, ext. 107

Game Warden: (918) 429-3910, (918) 431-2559, (580) 413-0814, (580) 513-6866, (580) 513-4963, (580) 513-4651

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: (405) 325-7288

Fees & Facilities: (405) 297-1426

Game Warden: (405) 343-5489, (405) 203-3176,
(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.

Ozzie Cobb

Pushmataha County

Fishing Contact: (918) 297-0153

Game Warden: (580) 271-0808, (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: (580) 762-2248

Fees & Facilities: (580) 336-4241

Game Warden: (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 trout regulations, see Trout Regulations.

Ponca

Kay County

Fishing Contact: (580) 762-2248

Fees & Facilities: (580) 336-4241

Game Warden: (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: (405) 521-3721

Game Warden: (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.