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The following water bodies have special restrictions or regulations that differ from statewide regulations for one or more species of fish. Anglers should keep in mind that municipalities, national wildlife refuges and the Chickasaw National Recreation Area (Lake Arbuckle) have the authority to set fishing regulations on waters in their jurisdiction that may differ from either the statewide regulations listed on page 9 or the individual lake regulations listed below. 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. It is the angler’s responsibility to know what regulations apply to the body of water they are fishing. 

  ***Spotted bass: for the purpose of identification, any black bass, except smallmouth, having a rough tooth patch on its tongue is considered a spotted bass. ****

LAKES IN THE NORTHEAST

• Adair Recreation Area and Greenleaf - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). Channel and blue catfish have a combined daily bag limit of six (6); no size limit. 

• Arcadia - All black bass have a 22-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of three (3). 

• Birch - All black bass have a 13- to 16-inch protected slot limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). Striped bass hybrids and/or white bass have a combined daily bag limit of twenty (20), of which only five(5) may be twenty (20) inches or longer. 

• Carl Blackwell - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). Striped bass hybrids and/or white bass have a combined daily bag limit of twenty (20), of which only five (5) may be twenty (20) inches or longer. 

• Chimney Rock - All black bass have a 13- to 16-inch protected slot limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). 

• Chouteau, Copan, Heyburn, Kaw, Keystone, McClellan- Kerr Navigation System (includes oxbows and cutoffs), Newt Graham, Robert S. Kerr, Taft, W.D. Mayo, and Webbers Falls - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). 

• Draper - *NEW IN 2002* - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). 

• Dripping Springs - All black bass have a 16- to 22-inch protected slot limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6), only one may be 22-inches or longer. 

• Ft. Gibson (includes all tributaries and upstream to Markham Ferry dam) - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). All crappie have a 10-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of fifteen (15). 

• Grand (includes all tributaries and upstream to state line) - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). All crappie have a 10-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of fifteen (15). Striped bass hybrids and/or white bass have a combined daily bag limit of twenty (20), of which only five (5) may be twenty (20) inches or longer; also applies to the area below Pensacola dam downstream to SH 82 bridge. 

• Hefner - *NEW IN 2002* - Largemouth and spotted bass have 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). All smallmouth bass have an 18-inch minimum size limit and a daily bag limit of one (1) fish 18-inches or longer. 

• Hudson - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). All crappie have a 10-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of fifteen (15). 

• Lone Chimney - All black bass have a 13- to 16-inch protected slot limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). 

• Okmulgee - All black bass have a 13- to 16-inch protected slot limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). 

• Oologah - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). Striped bass hybrids and/or white bass have a combined daily bag limit of twenty (20), of which only five (5) may be twenty (20) inches or longer (covers all tributaries to state line and downstream below dam to mouth of Caney River). 

• Overholser (includes tailwaters and downstream to NW 10th St. bridge) - *NEW IN 2002* - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). 

• Skiatook - Largemouth and smallmouth bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). Spotted (Kentucky) bass have no size limit and a daily bag limit of fifteen (15). Striped bass hybrids and/or white bass have a combined daily bag limit of five (5), of which only two (2) may be 25-inches or longer. 

• Sooner - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). Striped bass, striped bass hybrids and/or white bass have a combined daily bag limit of five (5) in the buoy marked discharge area only; no size limits apply. We asked for a volunteer program on a 5 fish limit for the whole lake! Do to the extreme absence of large fish!

• Tenkiller (downstream from Horseshoe Bend boat ramp to dam) - Largemouth and smallmouth bass have a 13- to 16-inch slot size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). Spotted (Kentucky) bass have no size limit and a daily bag limit of fifteen (15). All crappie have a 10-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of fifteen (15) and also includes the tailwaters below the dam. 

LAKES IN THE NORTHWEST

• American Horse, Elmer, Evans Chambers, Vincent, Watonga - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). Channel and blue catfish have a combined daily bag limit of six (6); no size limits apply. 

• Canton - Striped bass hybrids and/or white bass have a combined daily bag limit of twenty (20), of which only five (5) may be twenty (20) inches or longer; this covers the lake, upstream to SH 281 and the tailwaters below the dam. 

• Carl Etling - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). Channel and blue catfish have a combined daily bag limit of six (6); no size limits apply. Striped bass hybrids have a daily bag limit of five (5); no size limit applies. 

• Foss - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). Walleye and saugeye have a 16-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of five (5). Striped bass hybrids and/or white bass have a combined daily bag limit of twenty (20), of which only five (5) may be twenty (20) inches or longer (includes tailwaters). 

• Ft. Supply (includes lake and tailwaters) - Striped bass hybrids and/or white bass have a combined daily bag limit of twenty (20), of which only five (5) may be twenty (20) inches or longer. 

• Great Salt Plains (includes lake and tailwaters) - Walleye, sauger and saugeye have a combined daily bag limit of five (5); no size limits apply. Striped bass, striped bass hybrids and/or white bass have a combined daily bag limit of twenty (20), of which only five (5) may be twenty (20) inches or longer. 

• Optima - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). Striped bass hybrids and/or white bass have a combined daily bag limit of five (5); no size limits apply.

• US Forest Service Lakes (Black Kettle, Skipout, Spring Creek) - Channel and blue catfish have a combined daily bag limit of six (6); no size limits apply. 

LAKES IN THE SOUTHEAST

• Arbuckle - All black bass have a 13- to 16-inch protected slot limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). All crappie have a 10-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of fifteen (15). 

• Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). Channel and blue catfish have a combined daily bag limit of six (6); no size limits apply. All crappie have a combined daily bag limit of six (6); no size limits apply. 

• Broken Bow (from the slab at the Narrows downstream to the dam) - Largemouth and smallmouth bass have a 13- to 16-inch slot size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). Spotted (Kentucky) bass have no size limit and a daily bag limit of fifteen (15).

• Carl Albert, Eufaula, Hugo, Sardis and Thunderbird - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). 

• Dahlgren, Ozzie Cobb, Schooler and Wayne Wallace - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). Channel and blue catfish have a combined daily bag limit of six (6); no size limits apply.

• Konawa - All black bass have a 16- to 22-inch protected slot limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6), of which only one may be 22-inches or longer. Striped bass hybrids and/or white bass have a combined daily bag limit of twenty (20), of which only five (5) may be twenty (20) inches or longer. 

• McGee Creek - All black bass have a 16- to 22-inch protected slot limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6), of which only one may be 22-inches or longer. 

• Nanih Waiya and Raymond Gary - All black bass have a 16- to 22-inch protected slot limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6) of which only one may be 22-inches or longer. Channel and blue catfish have a combined daily bag limit of six (6); no size limits apply. 

• Ouachita National Forest ponds and lakes - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). Channel and blue catfish have a combined daily bag limit of six (6); no size limits apply. 

• Pine Creek - *NEW IN 2002*- Largemouth and smallmouth bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). Spotted (Kentucky) bass have no size limit and a daily bag limit of fifteen (15). 

• Texoma - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of five (5). Striped bass and striped bass hybrids have a combined daily bag limit of ten (10), of which only two (2) may be 20-inches or longer. White bass daily bag limit is twenty-five (25); no size limit applies. Channel and blue catfish have a 12-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of fifteen (15). All crappie have a 10-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of 37. Flathead catfish have a twenty (20) inch minimum size limit and a daily bag limit of five (5). 

• Wister (from the dam upstream to US Highway 271 on Fouche Maline, to US Highway 59 on the Poteau and to the low water dam, 1/2 mile above country road # 156 on Holson Creek - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). 

LAKES IN THE SOUTHWEST

• Altus - Lugert, Tom Steed and Waurika - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). Striped bass hybrids and/or white bass have a combined daily bag limit of twenty (20), of which only five (5) may be twenty (20) inches or longer. 

• Burtschi and Jap Beaver - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). Channel and blue catfish have a combined daily bag limit of six (6); no size limits apply. 

• Crowder - All black bass have a 16 to 22-inch protected slot limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6), of which only one may be 22-inches or longer. Channel and blue catfish have a combined daily bag limit of six (6); no size limits apply. 

• Ellsworth and Lawtonka - Walleye, sauger and saugeye have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of five (5). 

• Elmer Thomas (Wichita Mtns. NWR) - Largemouth and smallmouth bass have a 13 to 16-inch slot size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). Spotted (Kentucky) bass have no size limit and a daily bag limit of six (6). Channel and blue catfish have a combined daily bag limit of six (6); no size limits apply. 

• Ft. Cobb - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). *NEW IN 2002* - Walleye, sauger and saugeye have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of five (5). Striped bass hybrids and/or white bass have a combined daily bag limit of twenty (20), of which only five (5) may be twenty (20) inches or longer. 

• Hall and Vanderwork - All black bass have a 13 to 16-inch protected slot limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). Channel and blue catfish have a combined daily bag limit of six (6); no size limits apply. 

OTHER WATERS WITH SPECIAL DAILY BAG AND SIZE LIMITS

• Ponds and streams within the following Dept. of Wildlife Management Areas: Atoka, Beaver River, Gary Sherrer, Gruber / Cherokee, Cookson, Ellis Co., Ft. Gibson, James Collins, Lexington, Okmulgee (except in Deep Fork River), Pushmataha, Robbers Cave, Sandy Sanders and Stringtown - All black bass have a 14-inch minimum size limit and a combined daily bag limit of six (6). Channel and blue catfish have a combined daily bag limit of six (6); no size limits apply. 

• Ponds and streams within other Dept. Wildlife Management Areas not listed above - Channel and blue catfish have a combined daily bag limit of six (6); no size limits apply. 

• Oklahoma State Park ponds stocked by the Department ( not listed separately above) - Channel and blue catfish have a combined daily bag limit of six (6); no size limits apply. 

• OKC “Close to Home” fishing waters - *NEW IN 2002* - All black bass caught must be released (returned to the water) immediately after being taken; no harvest allowed. Channel and blue catfish have a combined daily bag limit of six (6); no size limits apply. 

• Mountain Fork River trout stream (below Broken Bow dam) - *NEW IN 2002* - The 20-inch minimum size limit on rainbow trout applies only to that portion of the trout stream from the state park dam downstream to the reregulation dam (Zone II). Possession of any trout less than 20-inches in size while fishing in Zone II is prohibited. The daily bag limit is one (1) rainbow trout 20-inches or longer. In Zone III, no size limit applies to rainbow trout. The 20-inch minimum size limit on brown trout remains unchanged throughout the entire trout stream. 

• Red River (below Denison dam) - Striped bass and/or striped bass hybrids have a combined daily bag limit of five (5); no size limit applies. 

• Wichita Mtns. NWR lakes (not listed separately above) - Channel and blue catfish have a combined daily bag limit of six (6); no size limits apply.

 
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