Location: Schooler Lake (Google Map) is located 6 miles north of US 70 on SH 147.
Driving Directions: From Sawyer – .5 miles east on US 70, 6 miles north on SH 147.
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 Schooler was constructed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation in the 1930s.
- Surface area - 22.6 ac.
- Volume - 306 ac.ft
- Average depth - 8.7 ft.
- Shoreline development - 1.4 mi.
- Maximum depth - 25 ft.
- Shoreline length - 1.4 mi.
Notable Characteristics of Lake: The majority of bank fishing access lies along the earthen dam.
Habitat Types, Status, and Improvements: An abundance of vegetation surrounds the shoreline at the lake. The lake has two marked fish attractors made up of brush piles. Staff refurbished these attractors in 2011. In addition to maintaining and creating additional fish attractor sites, staff will focus on improving bank and boat access, and controlling vegetation.
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 abundance was high during 2011 electrofishing surveys. Quality largemouth bass 14” and over are present in low to moderate abundance. A 4.5 lbs., 21” largemouth bass was recorded as the largest of the sample.