Public Fishing Areas: Special Regulations

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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.

  = Conservation Passport Area

Adair Park Pond

Adair
Methods:

Fishing limited to only one rod and reel per person. No other method of fishing allowed.

American Horse 

Blaine
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.

Arbuckle

Murray
Daily/Size Limits:

Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day. Largemouth and smallmouth bass between 13 and 16 inches must be released.

All crappie: 15 combined per day/10-inch minimum.

Arcadia

Oklahoma
Daily/Size Limits:

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

Additional Restrictions:

Walk-in fishing is allowed year-round on the Arcadia Lake shoreline within the conservation area. Fishing is not allowed on the ponds or wetland areas.

Arkansas River

Daily/Size Limits:

Walleye, sauger and saugeye: six combined per day/16-inch minimum, including all reservoirs and unimpounded tributaries from Keystone Dam downstream to the Oklahoma state line.

Methods:

Snagging is prohibited between April 15 – May 15 in the Arkansas River from Zink Dam for 800 feet downstream.

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.

Black Kettle WMA

Roger Mills
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
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.

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, see Trout Regulations.

Bluestem Lake

Osage
Daily/Size Limits:

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

Burtschi 

Grady
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

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.)