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Arbuckle

Arbuckle Lake
Fishing Contact: (580) 924-4087
Game Warden: (580) 618-0044

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MAP OF LAKE / DEPTH LINES

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Operator: Bureau of Reclamation / National Park Service

Location: Lake of the Arbuckles (Google Map) is located 6 miles southwest of Sulphur in between SH 7 and US 177 within the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.

Recreational Facilities: The National Park Service manages campgrounds with full RV hookups, boat ramps, covered fishing piers and designated swimming areas.

Find a Fishing Campground: Arbuckle

Fish Species of Interest: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, White Bass, Black Crappie, White Crappie, Channel Catfish, Bluegill Sunfish

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Physical Description: 

  • Surface area - 2,350 ac.
  • Shoreline length - 36 mi.
  • Volume - 72,400 ac.ft
  • Maximum depth - 82 ft.

Management Practices: Florida strain largemouth bass are stocked annually.

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Latest Fishing Report

  • Submitted by:
    Jack Melton
    Date:
    09/21/2021
    Lake Elevation:
    Normal
    Water Temp and Clarity:
    85 and clear

    Action: Good
    Baits:  Other, and rattletrap type baits and small grubs
    Locations: Other, and headed up arms chasing shad



    Additional Information:
    Bass fair on topwater lures early dawn and then on worms from the surface to 20 ft. off deep points. Crappie off docks is picking up using jigs and minnows; early morning is the best time. Crappie good at 22 ft. around lake brush piles using milk monkey jigs.