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Southwest

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The following waters have regulations that differ from statewide regulations for one or more species of fish. Municipalities and national wildlife refuges have authority to set fishing regulations on waters in their jurisdictions that may differ from statewide General Regulations or the special area regulations listed below. The Southwest is the area of the state south of Interstate 40 and west of Interstate 35.

Tailwaters

First 1,000 feet below any federal dam:

Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person. Unlawful to keep a foul-hooked fish (any fish hooked other than inside the mouth), unless taken in a tailwater open to snagging. Bowfishing prohibited. Gigs, spears and spearguns prohibited. Snagging prohibited.

Bureau of Reclamation tailwaters:

The following restrictions apply to these Bureau of Reclamation tailwaters. Fishing closed year-round at Fort Cobb. Fishing closed for the first 75 feet from dam at Altus-Lugert and Tom Steed.

LAKES

Altus-Lugert

Contact: (580) 563-2238. (Quartz Mountain Park)

Daily/Size Limits: Walleye and/or saugeye: six per day/14-inch minimum. (This regulation applies to the tailwater also.) Striped bass hybrids and/or white bass: 20 combined per day, of which only five may be 20 inches or longer.

Burtschi

Contact: (580) 529-2795. (ODWC)

Daily/Size Limits: Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

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.

Crowder (Washita County)

Contact: (580) 343-2443. (SWOSU)

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. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Ellsworth

Contact: (580) 529-2663. (Lawton)

Daily/Size Limits: Walleye, sauger and saugeye: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. (This regulation applies to the tailwaters also.)

Elmer Thomas (Wichita Mountains NWR)

Contact: (580) 429-3222. (USFWS)

Daily/Size Limits: No length limit on largemouth or smallmouth bass. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

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

Fort Cobb

Contact: (405) 643-2249. (Oklahoma Tourism/Recreation)

Daily/Size Limits: Walleye, sauger or saugeye: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. Striped bass hybrids and/or white bass: 20 combined per day, of which only five may be 20 inches or longer.

Hall

Contact: (580) 529-2795. (ODWC)

Daily/Size Limits: Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

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.

Jap Beaver

Contact: (580) 529-2795. (ODWC)

Daily/Size Limits: Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

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.

Lawtonka

Contact: (580) 529-2663. (Lawton)

Daily/Size Limits: Walleye, sauger or saugeye: six combined per day/14-inch minimum. (This regulation applies to the tailwater also.) Additional city regulations apply.

Tom Steed

Contact: (580) 569-2032. (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

Daily/Size Limits: Striped bass hybrids and/ or white bass: 20 combined per day, of which only five may be 20 inches or longer. Walleye/sauger/saugeye: 14-inch minimum.

Vanderwork

Contact: (580) 529-2795. (ODWC)

Daily/Size Limits: Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

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.

Waurika

Contact: (580) 963-2111. (Army Corps of Engineers)

Daily/Size Limits: Striped bass hybrids and/ or white bass: 20 combined per day, of which only five may be 20 inches or longer. Walleye/sauger/saugeye: 14-inch minimum.

Rivers and Creeks

Medicine Creek trout area(Gondola Lake dam south to State Highway 49 bridge)

Contact:  (580) 529-2795.

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: See Trout Regulations for more info.

Statewide: It is unlawful to take or possess more than 25 nongame fish harvested from a river or stream, excluding shad.

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.

Other Areas

Ponds and creeks within the
following Wildlife Department Management Areas: Sandy Sanders

Contact: : (580) 529-2795. (ODWC)

Daily/Size Limits: Channel and/or blue catfish; six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Ponds and creeks within other Wildlife Department Management Areas not listed above

Contact: (405) 521-2739. (ODWC)

Daily/Size Limits: Channel and/or blue catfish; six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Oklahoma State Park Ponds

Contact: (800) 652-6552 (Oklahoma Tourism/Recreation)

Daily/Size Limits: Channel and/or blue catfish; six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

Wichita Mountains. NWR lakes
(except Elmer Thomas)

Contact: (580) 429-3222.

Daily/Size Limits: Channel and/or blue catfish; six combined per day/only one blue catfish over 30 inches.

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

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