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Carl Blackwell

Fishing Contact: (580) 762-2248

Fees & Facilities: (405) 372-5157

Game Warden: (405) 747-050

Check out specific area regulations by clicking here.

Operator: Oklahoma State University

Driving Directions: From Stillwater, head west on Hwy 51 for 7.5 miles and turn right.

Area Description/Facilities: Fishing, sand beaches, swimming, 24-hour on-water fuel.

Physical Descriptoin:
Surface Area: 3,370 ac
Volume: 61,500 ac-ft.

Species of Interest: Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Catfish, Crappie, Saugeye

Management Practices: Saugeye Stockings

Link to Lake Website:

Latest Fishing Report

  • Submitted by:
    E. Long
    Lake Elevation:
    Water Temp and Clarity:
    55° murky

    Action: Slow
    Baits:  Chicken Liver, Dough bait, Hot Dogs, Stinkbait, Worms
    Locations: Below the dam, Shorelines, Weed beds

    Action: Slow
    Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Tube Jigs, Worms
    Locations: Shorelines, Other, and Crappie dock

    Action: Slow
    Locations: Dam, Main lake, Shorelines, Other, and Spillway
    Additional Information:
    Fishing has slowed due to recent rains and weather fluctuations. Carp are biting on catfish bait.