Robert S. Kerr

Robert S. Kerr, photo by Whitney Jenkins

Contacts

Fees & Facilities:
Game Warden (County):
(918) 429-3122(Haskell)
(918) 429-3123(Haskell)
(918) 625-4873(Muskogee)
(918) 431-2550(Sequoyah)
(918) 431-2544(Sequoyah)
(918) 625-4691(Muskogee)

Operated by US Army Corps of Engineers. Impounded in 1970, R.S. Kerr is the 15th pool along with the McClellan Kerr navigation system.  R.S. Kerr is the 3rd largest lake in Oklahoma at 43,800 surface acres. In typical Arkansas river valley fashion, much of the lake is shallow, and there are many islands and sand bars, especially in the mid to upper areas of the lake.  Major tributaries that are popular places to fish are the Illinois and Canadian Rivers and San Bois and Sallisaw creeks. Most recreation on R.S. Kerr is either hunting or fishing-related.

Robert S. Kerr Reservoir (Google Map) is located 7 miles south of I-40 on US 59.

Lake Details

Shoreline Length: 278.00 mi.
Volume: 493600.00 ac. ft.
Max. Depth: 52.50 ft.
Surface Area: 43800.00 ac.

Located

Haskell, Muskogee, Sequoyah Counties

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

Sauger and walleye are subject to a 16" minimum to protect sauger broodstock.

Daily/Size Limits:

(Includes oxbows and cutoffs)

Walleye, sauger and saugeye: 16-inch minimum.

Robert S. Kerr Report

Sep 30. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 79°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, Largemouth, Bass, Spotted Fair on in-line spinnerbaits, minnows, plastic baits, spoons around brush structure, coves, points, rocks.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel, Catfish, Flathead Good on cut bait, dough bait, hot dogs, minnows, shad, shrimp, sunfish, worms around below the dam, dam, main lake, river channel, river mouth, tailwater.

Crappie, Black, Crappie, White Good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows around below the dam, brush structure, points, rocks, weed beds.

Report submitted by Logan Shimp (Game Warden Haskell County)

Virgil T, 03/03/2022
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