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Public Fishing Water: Special Regulations

Fishing Regulations Oklahoma Freshwater Fishing

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: Southeast Region 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.

Fishing

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.

Fishing

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: Casey Young (580) 618-0044.

Fishing

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:
Vince Mesis (405) 203-3176.
Mark Murray (405) 343-5489.
Tim Campbell (405) 203-3178.

Fishing

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

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) (918) 625-5085. Jerry Henry (Sequoyah) (918) 431-2544. Ben Haff (Wagoner) (918) 625-5796.

Fishing

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.

Baron Fork Creek

See restrictions on fishing methods on Upper Illinois River and Tributaries

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

Game Warden: Brady May (Cherokee) (918) 431-2552.

Fishing

See restrictions on fishing methods on Upper Illinois River and Tributaries. Possession or use of cast nets prohibited.

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.

Fishing

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.

Fishing

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.

Bluestem Lake

Osage County

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

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

Fishing

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.

Fishing

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.

Fishing

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

Game Warden: James Williams (918) 471-9447.

Fishing

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.

Fishing

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.

Fishing

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.

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.

Fishing

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: Lt. Jeff Headrick (580) 515-4484.

Fishing

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.

Fishing (currently closed 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.

Fishing

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

Game Warden: Lt. David Robertson (918) 625-5971.

Fishing

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.

Fishing

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: Mike Carroll
(580) 695-7535.

Fishing

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: Southeast Region 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. Terry Springwater (McIntosh) (918) 617-0326. Lt. David Robertson (Okmulgee) (918) 625-5971. Lt. Todd Tobey (Pittsburgh) (918) 429-3908.

Fishing

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.

Fishing

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.

Flint Creek

See restrictions on fishing methods on Upper Illinois River and Tributaries

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

Game Warden: Brady May (Cherokee) (918) 431-2552.

Fishing

See restrictions on fishing methods on Upper Illinois River and Tributaries. Gigging permitted year-round. Possession or use of cast nets prohibited.

Fort Gibson

Cherokee, Mayes and Wagoner Counties

Fishing Contact: Southeast Region 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.

Fishing

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

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.

Fishing

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.

Fishing
(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 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.

Fishing

Methods:

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.

Fishing
(including lake and tailwaters)

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

Greenleaf

Muskogee County

Fishing Contact: Southeast Region 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.

Fishing

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

Hall

Harmon County

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

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

Fishing

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.

Fishing

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.

Fishing

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

Jap Beaver

Jefferson County

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

Game Warden: Ted Hasty (580) 313-0451.

Fishing

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: Jim Gillham (Choctaw) (580) 317-5000. Jay Harvey (Choctaw) (580) 513-0814. Dane Polk (Pushmataha) (580) 271-0808. Thomas Gillham (Le Flore) (580) 429-3910.

Fishing

Methods: Trotlines, throwlines, snagging, bowfishing and noodling are prohibited from Hugo Dam downstream to first railroad bridge.

Konawa

Seminole County

Fishing Contact: Southeast Region 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.

Fishing

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.

Fishing

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: Dru Polk (580) 513-6866.

Fishing
(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.

Fishing

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. Terry Springwater (McIntosh) (918) 617-0326.

Fishing

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.

Fishing
(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.

Lower Mountain Fork River Trout Area

Below Broken Bow Dam

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

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

Fishing

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.

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.

Fishing

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: Jim Gillham (Choctaw) (580) 317-5000. Kenny Lawson (McCurtain) (580) 513-4963.

Fishing

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: Striped bass and/or striped bass hybrids; five combined per day/no size limit.

Methods: Bowfishing for paddlefish is prohibited year-round.

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: Larry Luman (580) 513-0081. Lt. Joe Young (580) 513-4823.

Fishing

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: Mike Carrol (580) 695-7535.

Fishing (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. For Close to Home 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: Lt. Jeremy Brothers (Carter) (580) 220-7264. Royce Gillham (Love) (580) 276-7193.

Fishing

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

Nanih Waiya

Pushmataha County

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

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

Fishing

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. Vince Mesis (405) 203-3176. Tim Campbell (405) 203-3178.

Fishing

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. Flathead catfish: 5 per day, all of which must be 20 inches or longer. For all special regulations visit okc.gov/lakes/regulations.html.

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: Lt. Bryan Wilkerson (405) 522-0871.

Fishing

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

Okmulgee

Okmulgee County

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

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

Fishing

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: Southeast Region 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: Randy Fennell (Le Flore) (918) 431-2559. Dru Polk (McCurtain) (580) 513-6866.

Fishing

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: Vince Mesis (405) 203-3176.

Fishing

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: Southeast Region Fisheries Office (918) 297-0153.

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

Fishing

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.

Fishing

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.

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.

Fishing

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.

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

Fishing (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: Southeast Region Fisheries Office (918) 297-0153.

Game Warden: Jim Gillham (580) 317-5000. Jay Harvey (580) 513-0814.

Fishing

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 & Creeks

Statewide

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

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

Fishing

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.

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: Southeast Region Fisheries Office (918) 297-0153.

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

Fishing
(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 trout regulations.

Robert S. Kerr

Haskell, Muskogee and Sequoyah Counties

Fishing Contact: Southeast Region 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.

Fishing
(includes oxbows and cutoffs)

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

Schooler

Choctaw County

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

Game Warden: Jim Gillham (580) 317-5000. Jay Harvey (580) 513-0814.

Fishing

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.

Shell Lake

Osage County

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

Game Warden: Paul Welch (918) 381-4099.

Fishing

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

Skiatook

Osage County

Fishing Contact: North-Central Region Fisheries Office (580) 762-2248. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call the Army Corps of Engineers (918) 396-3170.

Game Warden: Paul Welch (918) 381-4099.

Fishing

Daily/Size Limits: Striped bass hybrids (does not include white bass): five per day, of which only two may be 20 inches or longer.

Sooner

Noble and Pawnee Counties

Fishing Contact: North-Central Region Fisheries Office (580) 762-2248. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call OG+E (405) 553-2919.

Game Warden: Lt. Doug Gottschalk (Noble) (580) 370-0700. Lt. Jamie Cole (Pawnee) (918) 645-6116.

Fishing

Daily/Size Limits: Striped bass: 5 per day, minimum length of 20 inches; others must be returned to the water immediately. Walleye, sauger and saugeye: six combined per day/18-inch minimum.

Methods: Fishing limited to rod and reel, bowfishing and noodling. No other method of fishing allowed. Fishing is prohibited from dam, fenced area below dam, and north bank of intake channel. Fishing in the buoy-marked intake channel, discharge channel and spillway embankment is bank fishing only (no float tubes or wading).

Stanley Draper

Cleveland and Oklahoma Counties

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: Chad Strang (405) 323-7863.

Fishing

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 during daylight hours only. No other method of fishing allowed, including castnetting.

Taft

Muskogee County

Fishing Contact: Southeast Region Fisheries Office (918) 683-1031.

Game Warden: Lt. Gary Wilcox (918) 625-4691.

Fishing

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

Tailwaters

Statewide

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

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

Fishing

First 1,000 feet below any federal or Grand River Dam Authority dam

Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person, except at Wister, where no person may fish with more than two rods and reels per person when fishing below the dam down to the power-line at the confluence of the old and new river channels. Unlawful to keep a foul-hooked fish (any fish hooked other than inside the mouth) unless taken in a tailwater open to snagging (non-game fish only). Bowfishing prohibited except at Eufaula, Fort Gibson, Heyburn, Hudson, Keystone and Wister. Bowfishing is open on Thunderbird past the first 75 feet from the dam. Gigs, spears and spearguns prohibited, except at Hudson. Snagging prohibited, except at Fort Gibson tailwaters. Each angler must keep their fish separate, marked with their name and license number when fishing in tailwaters, except at Wister, where each angler must keep their fish separate, marked with their name and license number when fishing below the dam down to the power-line at the confluence of the old and new river channels. Wister tailwaters is closed to noodling from below the dam down to the power-line at the confluence of the old and new river channels. Snagging of paddlefish or any fish is closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. year-round east of I-35 and north of I-40, except the Miami City Park from the south boat ramp to the 125 Highway bridge which shall remain open.

Bureau of Reclamation tailwaters

Fishing closed year-round at Arbuckle, Fort Cobb and Foss. Fishing closed for the first 75 feet from dam at Altus-Lugert, McGee Creek, Thunderbird and Tom Steed.

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.

Tenkiller

Cherokee and Sequoyah Counties

Fishing Contact: Southeast Region Fisheries Office (918) 683-1031. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call the Army Corps of Engineers (918) 487-5252.

Game Warden: Brady May (Cherokee) (918) 431-2552. Jeremy Bersche (Sequoyah) (918) 431-2550.

Fishing (downstream from Horseshoe Bend boat ramp to dam)

Daily/Size Limits: Largemouth and/or smallmouth bass: six combined per day/13- to 16-inch protected slot limit. All crappie: 15 combined per day/10-inch minimum.

Methods: Prohibited methods of fishing: gigs and spears downstream from Horseshoe Bend boat ramp: speargunning legal when used with scuba, except taking flathead catfish from June 15 through July 15 is prohibited.

Texoma

Bryan, Johnston, Love and Marshall Counties

Fishing Contact: South-Central Region Fisheries Office (580) 924-4087. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call the Army Corps of Engineers (903) 465-4990.

Game Warden: Bud Cramer Jr. (Johnston) (580) 320-2950. Royce Gillham (Love) (580) 276-7193. Linda Powell (Marshall) (580) 320-2951.

Fishing

Note: Some methods of fishing on the Oklahoma portion of Lake Texoma do not apply to the Texas portion. Check the Texas Fishing Guide for details.

Daily/Size Limits: Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass: five combined per day/14-inch minimum for largemouth and smallmouth bass. Striped bass and/or striped bass hybrids: 10 combined per day, of which only two may be 20 inches or longer. White bass: 25 per day/no size limit. Channel and/or blue catfish: 15 combined per day/12 inch minimum and only one blue catfish may be 30 inches or longer. All crappie: 37 combined per day/10-inch minimum. Flathead catfish: five per day/20-inch minimum. Alligator gar: from May 1 through May 31, angling for alligator gar by any method is prohibited between the State Highway 99/U.S. 377 bridge upstream to the Interstate 35 bridge.

Thunderbird

Cleveland County

Fishing Contact: Oklahoma City Region Fisheries Office (405) 325-7288. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department (405) 360-3572.

Game Warden: Tell Judkins (405) 850-9757.

Fishing

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

Methods: Within the Little River above Franklin Road in Cleveland County, the following methods of fishing are prohibited: bowfishing, gigs and spears, spearguns, snagging and noodling.

Upper Illinois River and Tributaries

Includes Baron Fork Creek and Flint Creek

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

Game Warden: Brady May (918) 431-2552.

Fishing

Daily/Size Limits: Illinois River upstream from Horseshoe Bend boat ramp, Baron Fork Creek and Flint Creek; largemouth and smallmouth bass: six per day, only one of which may be a smallmouth bass, and all must be 14 inches or longer.

Methods: Snagging and noodling are prohibited at all times. Bowfishing, speargunning, and gigging are prohibited, except for the following methods/seasons:

Upstream from the Horseshoe Bend boat ramp to State Highway 51/U.S. 62 bridge: Gigging is permitted from Dec. 1 to March 1. Speargunning is permitted from Dec. 1 to March 31. Bowfishing is permitted from June 1 to March 31 in the Upper Illinois River only.

Upstream from State Highway 51/U.S. 62 bridge: Gigging, bowfishing and speargunning are permitted from Dec. 1 to March 31.

Possession or use of cast nets prohibited.

Upper Poteau River and Fourche Maline River and Tributaries

Le Flore County

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

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

Fishing

Methods: Prohibited methods of fishing: gigs, spears and spearguns.

Vanderwork

Washita County

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

Game Warden: Lt. Jeff Headrick (580) 515-4484.

Fishing

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.

Vincent

Ellis County

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

Game Warden: Lt. James Edwards Jr. (580) 334-0480.

Fishing

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.

Vinita (Bull)

Craig County

Fishing Contact: Northeast Region Fisheries Office (918) 542-9422.

Game Warden: Austin Jackson (918) 244-2035.

Fishing

Daily/Size Limits: Largemouth bass: six per day, of which only one may be longer than 16 inches.

Watonga

Blaine County

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

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

Fishing

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

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: For additional trout regulations.

Wayne Wallace

Latimer County

Fishing Contact: Southeast Region 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.

Fishing

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.

Webbers Falls

Muskogee County

Fishing Contact: Southeast Region Fisheries Office (918) 683-1031. For lake access information, including fees and facilities, please call the Army Corps of Engineers (918) 487-5252.

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

Fishing

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

W.D. Mayo

Le Flore and Sequoyah Counties

Fishing Contact: Southeast Region 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: Thomas Gillham (Le Flore) (918) 429-3910. Jerry Henry (Sequoyah) (918) 431-2544.

Fishing
(includes oxbows, cutoffs, and below dam to state line)

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

Wichita Mountains NWR

Comanche County

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

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

Fishing
(except Elmer Thomas)

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.