Fobb Bottom Wildlife Management Area

By: Dennis Geary, Biologist at Chickasaw NRA, Texoma / Washita Arm / Tishomingo, Fobb Bottom WMAs.  Phone: (580) 622-3161.

Area Description:
Fobb Bottom WMA is located in southern Marshall County. The nearest town is Willis, Oklahoma.  The area is 2,205 acres in size and consists of mainly flood plain, river bottom, and cropland.  The average annual precipitation for the area is about 32 inches.

WMA Driving Directions: From Madill: 16 miles south on U.S. Hwy 377, 1½ miles west on Fobb Bottom Rd, south into area.

Game Species of Interest: 

            Quail: Bobwhite quail are present in fair numbers, but limited by available habitat. 

            Deer: White-tailed deer are present in fair numbers, but limited by available habitat. 

            Turkey: Rio Grande wild turkeys are present in fair numbers, but limited by available habitat.

            Rabbit: Both cottontail and swamp rabbits are present in good numbers. 

            Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat, and raccoon are available. 

            Dove: Present in fair numbers in season. 

            Waterfowl: Waterfowl are usually present in good numbers when habitat conditions are favorable.

Nongame Species of Interest:

            Bald Eagle: Eagles winter in all areas of the WMA. 

Description of Fish and Wildlife Management Practices:
Management efforts focus on extensive agricultural plantings as well as producing native foods such as ragweed and sunflower.  Prescribed burns are conducted when conditions permit.

Camping and Facilities:
In designated areas only.

Fishing Opportunities:
Fishing opportunities exist on Lake Texoma, particularly for striped bass. Fishing also good for black bass and catfish species (flathead, blue and channel catfish).

Maps:

Fobb Bottom WMA Map - best general purpose map, pdf format (8.5x11)

Map   Regulations: Seasons on public lands section of hunting regulations

Area map courtesy of US Army Corp of Engineers