“Close to Home” Fishing

Looking for a nearby lake or pond to fish?

There are 46 ponds and small lakes open to the public statewide which offer quality fishing opportunities to anglers of all skill levels. Agreements with multiple municipalities around Oklahoma make all of this possible. Each pond is intensely managed and receives extra attention when it comes to fish stocking, harvest, special events, angler access and water quality.

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Close to Home Fishing waters have the following restrictions:

  • Fishing is limited to no more than three rods and reels per person.
  • No more than three hooks per line are allowed (treble hooks are considered one hook).
  • No other fishing methods are allowed.
  • “Close To Home” waters have an aggregate (any combination) limit of three (3) panfish (including bluegill, readear, green sunfish, hybrid sunfish), rainbow trout and channel catfish per person, per day.
  • No netting of any kind (including cast netting).
  • For all other species, see Statewide Daily & Size Limits.

Close To Home Fishing Locations

    Bartlesville - (918) 338-4237:

    Blanchard  - (405) 248-6521:

    Choctaw - (405) 390-8198:

    Del City - (405) 670-7314:

    Edmond - (405) 359-4630:

    El Reno - (405) 262-4070:

    Enid - (580) 616-7313:

    Guthrie - (405) 282-8400:

    Harrah - (405) 454-2951:

    Jenks - (918) 299-5883:

        Jones - (405) 399-5301:

        Lawton - (580) 581-3400:

        Medicine Park - (580) 529-2825:

        Moore - (405) 793-5090:

        Mustang - (405) 376-3411:

        Newcastle - (405) 387-4427:

          Norman - (405) 366-5472:

          Oklahoma City - (405) 297-1426:

          Sapulpa - (918) 227-5151:

          Tulsa - (918) 596-2001:

          • Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area ponds (6850 S Elwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74132)
          • Hunter Park Pond (5804 E 91st St.)
          • Braden Park Pond (5036 E 7th St.)
          • Mohawk Park Ponds (2) - 5701 E 36th St. (after entering the park from 36th St North, turn right on Cherokee Drive, just past the entrance gates)  (36.212610, -95.893548

          Yukon - (405)-350-8937:

          Fish Commonly Caught in "Close to Home" Waters

          Close to Home Fishing waters are regularly stocked with channel catfish and hybrid sunfish. Three locations are also stocked with trout November- March.

          Bluegill Sunfish, Redear Sunfish and Channel Catfish image of fish commonly caught at Close To Home waters.