Location: Lake Ozzie Cobb (Google Map) is located 3.5 miles northeast of SH 3 off of N4295 Rd via Cloudy Rd.
Driving Directions: From Rattan – ½ mile east on State Hwy 3, 3 miles northeast on Cloudy Rd, 1 mile north on N4295.
Recreational Facilities: ODWC manages a primitive camping area and primitive boat ramp.
Bait & Tackle Nearby:
- Red Barn Propane - Bait, Tackle (2926 US-Hwy 70, Hugo, OK 74743)
- Walmart Supercenter (1911 E Jackson St, Hugo, OK 74743)
Lake History: Lake Ozzie Cobb was constructed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1958.
- Surface area - 58 ac.
- Volume - 833 ac.ft
- Average depth - 7.2 ft.
- Shoreline development - 1.9 mi.
- Maximum depth - 22 ft.
- Shoreline length - 3.1 mi.
Notable Characteristics of Lake: Lake is easily accessible by boat. Access roads almost surround the entire lake providing additional bank fishing opportunities.
Habitat Types, Status, and Improvements: The habitat around the lake consists of cattails, rush, lilies, and water willow. A large portion of the north and northeast part of the lake is very shallow. The lake has four marked fish attractors made up of brush piles. Staff refurbished these attractors in 2011. The fishing jetty was completed in 2011. Also in 2011, staff began applying aquatic herbicide to reduce excessive vegetation. In addition to continuing vegetation control, staff will focus on improving roads, parking areas and overall bank access. Access roads that did not lead to the water have closed due to littering/dumping.
Management Practices: Annual 9” channel catfish stockings will continue at a rate of 40 per acre. Future stocking rates and frequency could be adjusted following an examination of catch rates and growth rates during summer netting surveys. Total largemouth bass (LMB) abundance was low during 2009 electrofishing surveys. Quality largemouth bass 14” and over are present in low to moderate abundance. A 7.2 lbs., 22” largemouth bass was recorded as the largest of the sample.