Konawa

Konawa Lake, photo by Kelly Adams

Contacts

Fees & Facilities:
Game Warden (County):
(405) 380-8995(Seminole)

Operated by OG&E. Konawa contains 3 boat ramps and picnic areas. No Camping. No Fees.

Lake Konawa (Google Map) is located just east of Konawa between SH 39, US 377 (SH 3E & Sh 99), SH 3 and 140 Rd.

Lake Details

Shoreline Length: 20.30 mi.
Volume: 23000.00 ac. ft.
Max. Depth: 40.00 ft.
Surface Area: 1350.00 ac.

Located

Seminole County

OG+E manages 3 boat ramps, picnic areas and a designated swimming area.

Konawa Lake constructed by Oklahoma Gas and Electric Compant and was first opened to recreational uses in 1971. Fish stockings began shortly after with a focus on Florida largemouth bass, Hybrid striped bass and forage species. In 1994, a slot length limit for Largemouth bass of 16-22 inches with only one bass over 22 inches was put in place to increase the numbers of trophy size bass for anglers. Bass regulations changed once again in 2003 to six bass per day of which only one may be 22 inches or longer. The purpose of this regulation was to encourage more angler harvest of smaller bass. Florida largemouth bass stocking ceased in 2005 to further prevent overcrowding. These changes appeared to be working with a sizeable decrease in Largemouth bass abundance by 2006, however, abundance has increased and varied slightly since. In recent years Hybrid striped bass stockings have been reduced with the purpose of reducing competition for forage in order to maintain growth rates of Largemouth bass. Konawa Lake is an excellent Largemouth Bass and Channel Catfish fishery.

Hybrid striped bass are stocked periodically.

Fish attractors are maintained to help increase angler success.

Methods:

Allowed Methods: rod and reel, bowfishing, and noodling.

Konawa Report

Nov 27. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 56°F and clear.

Bass, Largemouth Slow on Alabama rig, crankbaits around main lake, river mouth, weed beds.

Bass, Striped Hybrid, Bass, White Slow on Alabama rigs, crankbaits around coves, discharge, river channel.

Catfish, Channel Slow on chicken liver, cut bait around coves, inlet, riprap, weed beds.

Report submitted by Garret Harley (Game Warden Seminole County)

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