Directions: Hwy 100 W. of Gore, Hwy 59 S. out of Sallisaw, N 4550 Rd North of Keota
Area Description/Facilities: 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.
Physical Description: 43,800 surface acres, 278 miles of shoreline, Avg depth 12 ft.
Species of Interest: Primary species of interest are Blue, Flathead and Channel Catfish, Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, and Crappie. Other species available are Paddlefish, Sauger, Walleye, and White Bass.
Management Practices: Sauger and Walleye are subject to a 16" minimum to protect Sauger broodstock.
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