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Kaw Lake

People on a boat fishing Kaw Lake


Game Warden (County):

Kaw Lake (Google Map) is located 11 miles east of Ponca City on SH 11.

Lake Details

Shoreline Length: 149.00 mi.
Volume: 428600.00 ac. ft.
Max. Depth: 74.50 ft.
Surface Area: 23610.00 ac.


Kay, Osage Counties

U.S. Corps of Engineers manages campgrounds and boat ramps.

Walleye are stocked and brush piles are put into the lake for fish habitat.

Easy access to the water's edge is available in many of the public-use areas. The concrete walk along the spillway is also accessible.

Kaw Lake Report

Feb 26. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 52°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, Striped Hybrid, Bass, White Slow on Alabama rig, crankbaits, hair jigs, lipless baits, live bait, minnows, sassy shad, tube jigs around below the dam, creek channels, river channel.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel Good on cut bait, goldfish, live bait, live shad, shad, sunfish, worms around below the dam, main lake, river channel, river mouth.

Paddlefish Good on snagging around below the dam, main lake, river channel.

Report submitted by Spencer Grace (Game Warden Kay County)