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Wes Watkins

Operator: City of McLoud, 405-788-4751

Directions: From I 40, take exit 176, OK-102, head north on S. Mcloud road, OK-102 for .4 miles, turn west on Parkwood road for 2 miles, turn north on Fishmarket Road and follow for .7 miles to boat ramp on right side of a dead-end road.      For North Dear Creek Recreation Area. From I 40, Exit 176, OK-102, head north on S McLoud road, OK-102, for 2.4 miles, turn west onto Redskin Rd. for 1 mile then turn back south at S. Arena Rd. for .7 miles. The recreation area will be on the right.

Area Description/Facilities: The lake has two boat ramps, fishing, camping, and swimming. McLoud City boating and fishing fees are required. 

Physical Description: 
Surface Area 1,142 acres
Volume 14,065 acre-feet
Average Depth 11 ft.
Max Depth 31 ft.
Shoreline Length 17 miles

Species of Interest: Crappie, White Bass, Channel Catfish.

Management Practices: Northern Largemouth Bass are stocked periodically. 

ODWC Biologist: Michael Hollie, 405-379-5408

Link to Lake Website:

Latest Fishing Report

  • Submitted by:
    Dylan King
    Lake Elevation:
    Water Temp and Clarity:
    63 and murky

    Action: Fair
    Baits:  Crankbaits, Flukes, Jerk Bait, Plastics, Spinnerbaits
    Locations: Brush structure, Points, Shallows, Standing timber

    Action: Slow
    Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Powerbait
    Locations: Brush structure, Rocks, Standing timber